Fans of Gateway computer systems can take their pick from among three desktop systems: 300S, 500L and 700C. All three desktop systems come packed with powerful standard features.
The 300S system comes with an Intel 1.0 GHz Celeron processor, 128 MB SDRAM memory, an EV700 17" monitor, Intel 3-D graphics, a 20 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a recordable/rewritable CD-RW drive, integrated enhanced audio and GCS300 speakers, a 56K voice modem and one year of America Online Internet access. The 500L system is just as loaded with a 1.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 128 MHz SDRAM memory, a 15" monitor, 32 MB of NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 200 AGP graphics, 20 GB Ultra ATA 100 hard drive and integrated Ultra ATA controller, a 20X minimum/48X maximum CD-ROM and an integrated stereo audio system. For even more power, the 700C comes with a 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 256 MB PC800 RDRAM memory, 32 MB of NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 200 AGP graphics, 40 GB Ultra ATA 100 hard drive and integrated Ultra ATA controller, a 20x minimum/48 maximum CD-ROM, and a SoundBlaster AudioPCI 128D.
All systems also come with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition; Microsoft Works Suite 2001, including Word and Encarta; Norton Anti-Virus; and a one-year limited warranty and support. Gateway, North Sioux City, SD, (800) 779-2000, www.gateway.com.
This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.