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Gateway intros Gateway One ZX Series with support for Windows 7 multi-touch

By Matthew
Oct 6, 2009
  1. IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2009 – Ushering in the next generation of desktop computing and leveraging the advanced multi-touch capabilities of Microsoft Windows 7, Gateway today introduced the Gateway One ZX Series, all-in-one (AIO) desktop PCs with multi-touch displays.

    “While touch PCs to date have been cost-prohibitive and somewhat limited in their capabilities, Gateway is making this new technology more accessible to average consumers, while using an industry-standard solution that isn’t challenging to learn,” said Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Gateway. “The functionality of Windows 7 and multi-touch brings an entirely new computing experience to consumers, and our affordable all-in-one PCs are the perfect vehicle for showcasing this technology.”

    Resembling a sleek flat-panel TV, the glossy jet black Gateway One ZX Series offers an ultra modern, luxurious industrial design, which enhances the look of any room in the home. Small touches add to the system’s clean streamlined design, including an adjustable back stand, integrated speakers, silver and clear acrylic accents and illuminated feet and keyboard – which provide a beautiful ambient glow – and make this PC stand out from the rest.

    Integrating both a traditional desktop tower and flat-panel display into one, the Gateway One Series gives consumers the best of both worlds; powerful performance in a stylish, space-saving design, so it can be proudly displayed in any location. In addition to a wireless keyboard and mouse, the One ZX Series includes a seamlessly integrated HD web cam and microphone, keeping the PC’s look and feel clean and elegant. In addition, the integrated high-definition stereo speaker system eliminates extra components and clutter.

    The innovative industrial design is offered at a variety of price points and configurations. Both of the Gateway One ZX Series PCs offer a superior multi-touch screen experience and world class performance without the price premium typically associated with all-in-one PCs. The affordable 20-inch ZX4800 Series is ideal for students, while the powerful One ZX6800 Series is a no-compromise, high-performance configuration entirely suitable for serious gaming.

    “The advanced functionality, ease-of-use and fun that Windows 7 and multi-touch technology brings to the all-in-one PC category makes it a great time to consider a One ZX Series desktop,” said Sawall. “Combined with the no-compromise performance, advanced features and affordability of our new line, it’s an ideal solution for students, families and media enthusiasts.”

    Advanced Touch Screen Technology Ushers in Next Generation Computing

    Leveraging the advanced touch capabilities of Windows 7 and multi-touch, the next generation of touch screen technology, the One ZX Series gives consumers a whole new way to interact with their digital data. Delivering a superior touch screen experience, multi-touch offers more gesture combinations than single touch screens; a finer, more accurate way to interface with the PC, and an experience that is fast, intuitive and fun to use. And for those needing to save even more space, the keyboard is now optional.

    With multi-touch, consumers simply touch icons on the PC’s screen with just one or two fingertips to launch applications, movies, music, zoom in and out on photos and websites, resize windows and handwrite notes.

    In addition, the unique Gateway TouchPortal, an intuitive interface that lies on the top of Windows 7, serves as the starting point for managing a suite of Gateway one-touch “gadgets” and Microsoft touch applications. Gateway’s TouchGadgets provide quick access to music, videos, photos, social media networks and more, and include:

    • TouchMusic – create and move music, albums and playlists between multiple devices and applications to enjoy music when and where consumers want it.
    • TouchPhoto – view, enjoy and share digital photos simply.
    • TouchMediaShare – enjoy and share digital media such as video, create slideshows and easily store, share and upload it with a single touch.
    • TouchFriends – make social networks easier to access and more intimate with one-touch access to Facebook and Flikr.
    • TouchMemo – handy notepad lets customers jot down quick notes for themselves and others and leave on the “desktop” as a reminder.

    In addition, the TouchPortal includes several third party applications optimized for Windows 7 multi-touch, including:

    • Cyberlink YouCam 3.0 – enhances web chats; add flames to the background, put on funny hats, or change yourself into an Avatar
    • WildTangent games – a suite of games that are operated by touch
    • WIN 7 Touch Pack – a set of six multi-touch optimized casual games and applications. Games include: Microsoft Blackboard, Microsoft Garden Pond and Microsoft Rebound. Applications include: Microsoft Surface Globe - lets users browse the world and zoom in on any location on a virtual 3D earth; Microsoft Painter - a touch-based drawing tool; Microsoft Surface Collage - a touch-enabled background; and Microsoft Surface Lagoon - a touch interactive screensaver.

    When users want to return to the familiar Windows 7 environment, they merely peel back the Gateway TouchPortal interface with a quick swipe of a finger.

    Gateway One ZX6800 Series
    The One ZX6800 Series is ideal for enhanced entertainment, graphic design, productivity applications, gaming, web surfing, digital TV and more.

    Featuring a large 23-inch full high-definition widescreen display, powerful Intel processors, massive hard drive, wireless connectivity and high-def audio with 5.1-channel surround sound support, consumers can enjoy the most demanding applications and experience the ultimate in digital media, immersing themselves in online and HD entertainment.

    The super-charged One ZX6810-01 comes loaded with an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and ATI HD4670 graphics, making it ideal for power-hungry media applications and graphic intensive games - Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft® - play them full-resolution with all the eye candy turned on. In addition, Gateway included a 1TB hard drive and 64GB solid state drive (SSD), so consumers can save data on the standard drive and the operating system and applications on the SSD, significantly improving overall performance. Gamers will be surprised by the impressive gaming capabilities offered in this lightning fast all-in-one PC.

    Some models in the One ZX6800 Series offer a hybrid TV tuner and media center remote control, so families can also use the PC as a TV, watching and recording live television from any room in the house. When used in a cramped dorm room or kitchen, eliminating a TV from a desk or countertop can be a tremendous benefit. The wireless keyboard and mouse and a plug-n-boot single power cord further streamline the PC’s work area, keeping it neat and clutter free.

    Gateway One ZX6810-01
    • MSRP: $1,399.99
    • Windows® 7 Home, Premium Edition, 64-bit
    • 23-inch full HD widescreen Ultrabright™ LCD
      [*]Resolution: 1920 x 1080 resolution
      [*]Brightness: 300 cd/m2
      [*]Response time: 5 ms
      [*]Contrast ratio: 1000:1​
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q8200S (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
    • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4670 Graphics with 1GB DDR3 memory
    • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM (1333MHz)
    • 1TB SATA hard drive (1) (for data)
    • 64GB SSD (Solid State Drive) (for OS and apps)
    • 8x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti optical drive (slot load)
    • Multi-in-one digital media card reader
    • Integrated 802.11 b/g/DRAFT-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
    • 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) LAN
    • 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 side / 4 rear)
    • 1 eSATA port
    • Wireless keyboard and mouse
    • Integrated HD webcam
    • Embedded high-definition audio with 5.1 channel audio support
    • Built-in 5 watt stereo speakers
    • Hybrid TV tuner with remote control

    Gateway One ZX4800 Series
    Featuring the same design but on a reduced scale, the ZX4800 Series is ideal for smaller environments, such as a dorm, home office or kitchen. Priced unbelievably low for an all-in-one with multi-touch, these models deliver all the power and technology needed for general productivity applications, watching movies and home videos, viewing digital photos, or casual game playing.

    Models include a 20-inch high-definition widescreen display, an Intel Pentium processor, roomy hard drives, integrated graphics, webcam, wireless networking and wireless keyboard and mouse.

    Gateway One ZX4800-02
    • MSRP: $749.99
    • Windows® 7 Home, Premium Edition, 64-bit
    • 20-inch HD widescreen Ultrabright™ LCD / 1600 x 900 resolution
      [*]Resolution: 1600 x 900 resolution
      [*]Brightness: 250 cd/m2
      [*]Response time: 5 ms
      [*]Contrast ratio: 1000:1​
    • Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor T4300 (2.1GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
    • Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
    • Intel® GMA X4500HD Graphics
    • 4GB DDR2 dual channel memory (800MHz)
    • 750GB SATA hard drive (1)
    • 8x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti optical drive (slot load)
    • Multi-in-one digital media card reader
    • Integrated 802.11 b/g/DRAFT-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
    • 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) LAN
    • 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 side / 4 rear)
    • Wireless keyboard and mouse
    • Integrated HD webcam
    • Embedded high-definition audio with 5.1 channel audio support
    • Built-in 5 watt stereo speakers
    The Gateway One ZX6800 and ZX4800 all-in-one PCs will be available late October/early November at leading online retailers nationwide. The high-performance FX6810-01 will be available later in Q4.
     
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