New Line Serves Mobile Customers Looking for Mobility, Style with Latest Technology, Excellent Value
 Ontario – Gateway  today debuts a new notebook line in Canada optimized for multimedia enthusiasts on a budget, the new 15.6-inch Gateway MD Series notebook line.
The new Gateway MD Series notebook line leverages the fashion-forward style and the capabilities of the popular Gateway MC Series to deliver cinematic mobile entertainment and mainstream performance at an affordable price.
It is available now throughout Canada in several set configurations at leading retailers starting at $749.99. “The new MD Series notebook line is an all-around winner – it pairs a distinct style with a mobile-ready form factor and best-in-class technology at incredible values,” said Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Acer America . “The entertainment and multimedia capabilities of the MD Series are just what today’s savvy mobile notebook customers need for their active lifestyle.”
Digital media enthusiasts will appreciate the entertainment-ready MD Series with a 16:9 aspect ratio high-definition 15.6-inch widescreen display that vibrantly delivers a first-rate viewing experience. The high-resolution 1366×768 display makes movies and digital content appear crisp and clear. Plus, sharing video and audio externally is easy with the HDMI v1.3 media connection; it lets consumers connect their MD Series notebook to a display device to enjoy high-definition video and audio through a single connection. The Illuminated Multimedia Touch Controls give consumers quick, easy access to their digital media and frequently-used entertainment programs.
In addition, the line has the option for dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 graphics with DirectX 10 support and 512MB Confirmed Dedicated Memory for enjoying cinematic playback of games, graphics and video with 3D visual effects.
Additional popular technologies allow customers to be productive and stay connected. The integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam lets consumers take and send video emails, voice over IP and still photos as well as enjoy live videoconferencing. Consumers can connect via 802.11 Draft-N with expanded wireless features to communicate more effectively on the go. All models also feature Gigabit Ethernet for a fast wired connection.
The premium design of the new MD Series is as impressive as its capabilities. Available in two colors, burgundy and black, the new notebook line features a sculptured design that blends materials and edges for a cohesive look and feel marked by the cover’s distinctive branding stripe flanked by silver accents. Both burgundy and black feature a textured palm rest and polished keyboard surround.
The MD Series notebook line was designed to support a range of technologies that will meet consumers’ daily entertainment and productivity needs while fitting into many budgets. The MD Series platform will offer processor technology from both Intel and AMD, including Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2 and AMD Turion X2 processors. It can support up to 500GB of storage space and 4GB of DDR2 memory. Plus, the line was developed to support new technologies as they become more widespread, such as Blu-ray optical drives for enjoying the latest high-definition movies.
Configurations, Price and Availability
The Gateway MD Series notebooks are available now in several different configurations at leading retailers in Canada. The MD Series starts at $749.99. Details on several configurations follow.
The Gateway MD7311h is equipped with an Intel GL40 chipset and comes with an Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 Processor (2.16GHz), 4GB of Dual Channel DDR2 667MHz Memory and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M. The large 320GB(1) hard drive is ready for storing massive digital media and other files. The notebook comes with an 8X Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW w/ DVD-RAM featuring LabelFlash Technology(2) for labeling CDs and DVDs after content is saved to it. It comes with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery and has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $799.99.
The Gateway MD2608h comes with leading-edge technology including an AMD Turion RM-72 Processor (2.1GHz) with an AMD 780G chipset, 3GB of DDR2 667MHz memory and ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics. It is ready for storing and sharing digital media with an ample 250GB(1) hard drive and a 8X Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW w/ DVD-RAM featuring LabelFlash. It comes with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery and has an MSRP of $749.99.
All models come with either the powerful Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit or 32-bit Edition with SP1. They also come loaded with Microsoft Works 9.0 as well as a 60-day trial of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007.
Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support
The Gateway MD Series is backed by a one year limited warranty.(3) Gateway’s commitment to quality and reliability is evident in its award-winning line of PCs as well as in its exceptional service and support programs. In addition to the company’s standard limited warranty options, its extensive online support center helps customers maximize their PC investment; it gives them easy access to customer support representatives and information on important issues such as warranties, technical issues and upgrading.(4)
(1) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.
(2) LabelflashTM is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation
(3) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. Phone charges may apply for tech support.
(4) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.