Gateway to the Future of Processors

Gateway has rung in the new year with a spanky fresh lineup of notebooks, all of which feature the new Intel Centrino Duo mobile processors. These so-called Yonah processors have two processors in one chip, which feature memory-sharing across the two and super-duper graphics and gaming potential. But let’s not lump all of these Gateway laptops together just as Yonah notebooks, because each deserves its fair share of attention. 

The Gateway M685-E is the Yonah laptop for big business. The Man will appreciate that the M685-E makes it easy on his IT department. Its parts are replaceable with other laptop models’ parts. The notebook also has enough power for the office and the road, and integrated Bluetooth technology so the Man’s employees can stay in touch while on business.

For small to midsize companies who aspire to be the Man, there’s the Gateway M465-E. It comes with Bluetooth wireless, as well, and lots of battery life for the road. Plus, there’s incredible flexibility and scalability to make it perfect for all the staff in the office back at home. To get the M465, you don’t have to have a big-business budget. Even lawyers, doctors, and other independent professionals can fit professional Duo processing in their budgets.

The Gateway NX860 is a 17-inch-screened beaut’ for the graphics professional or gaming fanatic. With the juice flowing through the Duo processors and dedicated graphics, the NX860 can deliver for high-test graphics applications, or for the latest games.

And for the rest of us-the Joe Schmoe consumers and everyday laptop users-Gateway is putting out the Yonah-utilizing NX560 laptop. The 15.4-inch screen is your window into the Duo’s gaming and programming needs.

In keeping with the cutting-edge theme of its new laptops, Gateway has also made all of them TPM 1.2-hardware compatible for encryption and password protection. You also get Absolute Software’s ComputraceComplete, a LoJack-like recovery firmware that can help you track down your laptop if ever it gets misplaced or stolen. But, no, Gateway is not throwing in the kitchen sink.

By Matthew Brodsky – Laptopical

Saturday, January 21, 2006