Dell and Gateway Launch New Line of Notebooks

Right now I’m typing on a Gateway notebook and like it very much. Like many notebooks that want to remain thin it’s missing a parallel printer port but it’s many USB and one firewire port make it a great machine.
This week both Dell and Gateway launched new mobile computers.
If you are looking for a notebook computer all the vendors make very good machines – it really boils down to the specifics that you are looking for. One vendor might offer a very light 3lb notebook with more USB ports, another vendor may offer better multi-media options. YOU just have to know what YOU want.
Gateway announced its most diverse line of notebook PCs for sale at leading retailers across the United States. The new line of notebooks includes a broad range of thin-and-light models as well desktop replacement systems.
“Gateway’s new notebook lineup offers our customers the features they value without a price premium,” said Dan Stevenson, Gateway’s vice president, product marketing. “Our new offerings illustrate our dedication to collaborating with our retailers to develop products with a feature set that we believe will exceed their customers’ expectations.”
Stephen Baker, The NPD Group’s director of industry analysis, stated, “Gateway has made significant in-roads in delivering quality products to retail in a relatively short time. Gateway’s strong brand name and loyal customer base has proven valuable in its new distribution.”
The new notebook PCs include many new models that have already begun
appearing on retail store shelves. Highlights of the new line include:
Gateway 3018GZ: Ultraportable Widescreen Notebook Starts at Just $999
Thin and Light Design with Premium Technology (longer battery life)
Desktop Replacement Widescreen Systems Ready for Multimedia
Cnet writes Dell on Tuesday unveiled a fleet of business PCs it says are faster, more secure and more environmentally friendly than their predecessors.
The Round Rock, Texas, company, which ranks as the world’s top PC maker, launched five Latitude notebook and Precision mobile workstation models at a news conference in New York and took the wraps off a redesigned OptiPlex GX280 desktop for its business customers.
The Latitudes incorporate the latest version of Intel’s Centrino chip bundle for wireless notebooks, as well as a security chip.