Gateway Announces Profile 5.5 Compact PCs

Reprinted from a Gateway press release:

Building upon five generations of design enhancements, Gateway, Inc. today launches the Gateway Profile 5.5, the newest version of the company's popular all-in-one desktop line.

With this newest upgrade to the space-saving series, the Gateway Profile 5.5 packs more processing punch per square inch, featuring Intel's next-generation 915G chipset, integrated Intel graphics with up to 128MB shared memory and higher-bandwidth serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. The fully field-serviceable desktop also continues to offer 15-inch, 17-inch or 19-inch screen sizes.

While end users enjoy the Profile's sleek design, IT managers benefit from the unit's lower total cost of ownership (TCO). In fact, according to a TCO analysis from Gartner, Inc., deploying Gateway Profile PCs at a small- to medium-sized business can trim as much as 4 percent in IT costs due to fewer shipped components, quicker installation and easier serviceability.

Gateway Profile PCs are often deployed in space-constrained settings, such as classrooms, computer labs, call centers and lobbies. Targeted at businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, the Gateway Profile 5.5 has a starting price point of under $1,400. Standard configurations include a 17-inch screen and Pentium 4 processor, but multiple options are available.

"Customers now have the best of both worlds with the new Gateway Profile 5.5," said Marc Demars, Gateway's director of business desktops. "Not only does the new PC maintain its space-saving form-factor, but it now also offers Intel's newest 915G chipset, higher-capacity SATA hard drives and greatly enhanced graphics capabilities."

With each iteration of the Profile Series, Gateway builds improvements based on customer feedback. The most recent Gateway Profile 5 launched in November 2003 with features including a field-serviceable chassis that minimizes maintenance costs and an adjustable LCD display for improved ergonomics. The Profile 5.5 builds upon these advances with the latest processor and graphics technology from Intel.

As with the Profile 5, the 5.5 version offers easy-to-use floppy and optical drives accessible from the front of the computer, as well as two IEEE 1394 and six USB 2.0 ports on the side and back. While the Intel 915G chipset (featuring an Intel Pentium 4 520 processor with HT technology (2.8GHz, 800 MHz front-side bus, 1 MB cache) is standard, the PC is also available with Intel Celeron D processor options.

The Profile 5.5 also supports up to 2GB of DDR RAM and hard drives ranging in capacity from 40GB to 250GB. The PC features built-in gigabit Ethernet, optional 802.11g wireless and Gateway Client Manager software based on LANDesk technology, which allows IT managers to easily monitor and manage PCs across their network. The Profile 5.5 is available with either Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Microsoft Windows XP Home and comes standard with a standard, three-year limited warranty.

From high-end servers to market-leading plasma displays to comprehensive services, Gateway delivers whole-office technology solutions, coupled with high-touch service. Serving organizations for more than 15 years, Gateway uses its multi-channel approach to make the purchase, use and support of technology simple. Gateway customers include many of the world's leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit

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