Reprinted from a Gateway press release:

For customers who want a notebook PC that is powerful, flexible and portable enough to handle all their computing needs in a range of environments, Gateway updates its Gateway 450 and Gateway M275 notebook PC lines with new Intel Pentium M processors.

Designed for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and students, the award-winning Gateway 450 and M275 notebook lines are now offered in select configurations that include new Intel Pentium M processors (previously codenamed “Dothan”). The Gateway 450 is a mid-range performance notebook popular with businesses and institutions, and offers an optional built-in biometrics fingerprint sensor that can be used in lieu of passwords for identity authentication. The Gateway M275 is a mainstream convertible notebook that transforms into a Tablet PC by rotating the display on a hinge, then folding it on top of the keyboard for pen-based computing.

“Our customers want notebooks they can take with them anywhere so they can be productive and creative without being confined to a single space,” said Philip Osako, vice president, mobile products group, Gateway, Inc. “Plane rides, off-site meetings and classroom study can be more productive than ever for mobile PC users with a thin-and-light Gateway notebook with the latest Intel Pentium M processor and wireless-capability.”

The new thin-and-light Gateway notebook configurations take mobile computing to the next level with Intel Centrino mobile technology for outstanding mobile performance, wireless LAN capability and extended battery life. The new Intel Pentium M processors provide faster processing speeds and larger cache sizes to result in greater computing power. Also, integrated Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 802.11b/g ensures reliable WiFi wireless connectivity, helping people compute and communicate in more places than ever, including hotels, restaurants, convention centers, college campuses and SOHO environments.

“Gateway’s new notebook PCs combine the awesome performance of the new Intel Pentium M processors with the latest mobile technology for computer users who want to use their PC to stay in touch, remain productive and be entertained,” said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel vice president and co-general manager of Intel’s Mobile Platforms Group.

Gateway 450 Combines Portability and Performance
The thin and lightweight Gateway 450 is the ideal-sized notebook for customers who want the perfect balance of performance and portability. The Gateway 450’s starting weight is only 5.79 pounds and it measures less than 1.5 inches thick, yet the notebook still provides unparalleled performance and extended battery life to meet the needs of mobile professionals, including SMBs, SOHO users, government and customers at educational institutions and large businesses.

The Gateway 450XL, priced at $2,099.99, includes the Intel Pentium M processor 745 (1.80GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB Level 2 cache, built on the 90nm process), 15-inch SXGA+ TFT display, 512MB DDR SDRAM, a 60GB ultra ATA hard drive, and a DVD/CD burner.

Businesses and institutions that have standardized on the popular Gateway 450 line will be pleased that the new Gateway 450XL is backward compatible with the existing Gateway 450 line, allowing IT departments to continue using standardized replacement parts, port replicators, batteries and other peripherals. The Gateway 450 includes Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

Gateway M275: Innovative Blend of Notebook and Tablet PC
The Gateway M275 adds the flexibility and convenience of Tablet pen-based computing to a thin-and-light notebook to enhance learning, productivity and communications. By simply rotating and folding the display, the powerful notebook becomes a Tablet PC, enabling students, educational institutions, corporate and small business customers to use their PC in new ways — like to conveniently handwrite notes, sketches or diagrams directly onto the display in class or at a meeting.

The digital media-ready Gateway M275 houses two integrated media devices — a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive and a four-in-one memory card reader that can access Smart Media, Secure Digital Stick, Multimedia Cards and Memory Stick cards. These storage devices, along with the large hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports and IEEE 1394 connection, make it easy to store, transfer, edit and share presentations, files, photos and video using the Gateway M275.

Priced at only $2,099.99, the Gateway M275XL includes the new Intel Pentium M processor 745 (1.80GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB Level 2 cache, built on the 90nm process), 512MB DDR SDRAM memory and a 60GB hard disk drive. The sleek Gateway M275XL weighs only 5.7 pounds and measures 12.6×10.8×1.1 inches (WxDxH) and comes standard with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

Availability and Limited Warranty
The Gateway 450XL configuration will be available this week, and the Gateway M275XL will be ready for shipment in the next two weeks. Additionally, other configurations of the Gateway 450 and M275 lines may be upgraded to one of the new Intel Pentium M processors at time of purchase.

In addition to the Gateway 450 and Gateway M275 lines, the Gateway M405 will also be made available with the new processors. Beginning today, the Gateway M405 line can be upgraded at time of purchase to one of the new Intel Pentium M processors for heightened performance.

Beginning next month, Gateway will offer the new Intel Pentium M processors as a standard offering or as an upgrade on additional product lines, including select Gateway 200 configurations.

Gateway supports the Gateway 450, Gateway M275, Gateway M405, and Gateway 200 notebook lines with a standard one-year limited warranty. For more information on Gateway’s products, customers can call 1-800-GATEWAY or log onto Gateway.com.

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