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ffordable Entertainment Notebook Offers Exceptional Performance, Style and New One-Touch Buttons; MyBackup Quickly and Easily Protects Data; PowerSave Enhances Battery Life

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway today debuts its new Gateway NV Series notebook, a workhorse entertainment notebook that pairs the latest notebook technologies and important one-touch buttons with excellent style at an affordable price.

Packed with premium performance features that deliver a stellar entertainment experience, the new Gateway NV Series is ready to deliver multitasking performance to take on the most popular everyday tasks with the latest technology including processors and graphics from either Intel or AMD. At the same time, the notebook’s incredibly affordable price points, starting at $499.99, make the Gateway NV line ideal for anyone on a budget.

Designed for Entertainment, Staying in Touch

A cinematic entertainment powerhouse, the Gateway NV Series has a 15.6-inch High Definition LED-backlit TFT Widescreen display that gives customers a true cinematic viewing experience thanks to its 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366×768 resolution. As a result, it’s perfect for watching HD movies and video, viewing digital images and enjoying digital media content. The notebook’s Dolby Sound Room complements the video with spectacular surround sound from the two built-in stereo speakers. The HDMI port delivers crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to a home theater or external LCD via a convenient, single cable connection.

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The latest WiFi b/g Draft-N Certified connectivity will keep customers attached to the Internet to check email, websites, and other social networks like Twitter via convenient hot spots and wireless home networks. Connectivity on the go can be further enhanced by using the integrated webcam for video chats and video emails. The Gateway NV Series features communication buttons to turn the WLAN and Bluetooth functions on or off. The WLAN on/off is exceptionally convenient for customers who need to shut-off wireless operations but want to continue using their notebook, such as on a flight.

One-Touch MyBackup and PowerSave Keys Ease Customer Concerns

To help ease the concerns of mobile customers who want to protect their precious data, the Gateway NV Series includes a convenient MyBackup Button, a simple one-touch way to quickly and easily back-up all the important files and information stored on it, such as music, photos, video, contacts, emails and Internet favorites. The MyBackup Button gives customers a simple, convenient way to backup files to another location such as a USB drive, external hard disk drive, or another hard drive partition. Also, customers can set the MyBackup function to schedule a regular time to back-up data automatically or simply press the button for an immediate back-up.

“The need to back-up data has never been greater, since consumers have a greater quantity of important digital content than ever before – such as photos and video,” said Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Gateway. “With the Gateway NV notebook, customers have the MyBackup Button to conveniently protect their precious data to make sure it’s available to enjoy and share more readily with friends, family, and online via social networks like Facebook and MySpace. All the additional features make it the ideal notebook to enjoy digital media, stay connected and productively handle projects for home, work and school.”

Gateway designed a conveniently located PowerSave Button on select models of the new Gateway NV notebook line. Located above the keyboard, the PowerSave Button allows consumers to easily prolong battery life to extend uptime for customers.(1) A simple press of it activates the advanced power saving settings, traditionally a tedious procedure accessed through numerous software-based steps. This one-button approach simplifies the process, saving time while extending battery life.

Stylish Design, First-Rate Technologies

With a stylish and streamlined design, the Gateway NV Series notebook line is both eye-catching and comfortable to use. The smooth notebook case is covered with a subtle Honeycomb pattern that gives additional interest to the four vibrant, yet classic, color options that won’t go out of style: NightSky Black, Midnight Blue, Cherry Red and Coffee Brown. Additional elements, such as the refined silver trim, rounded edges and classic barrel hinge that cleverly houses the power button, team up to give the NV Series a sleek, modern appeal.

Additional design elements boost productivity. The wide size provides room for the widescreen display and dedicated numeric keypad. The widescreen display helps customers stay productive by letting them view multiple windows at once, while the dedicated numeric keypad is ideal for students and professionals that need to quickly and efficiently input numbers. Plus, the Touchpad Lock prevents accidental cursor movement.

The Gateway NV line delivers a great combination of technologies that boost the digital media experience. With an integrated media card reader, DVD burner and up to 320GB of hard disk drive storage,(2) customers will be able to easily and quickly view, download, store and share their digital media content. The NV notebook line also supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory.

Gateway NV Series Availability, Price and Sample Configuration

The well-equipped NV Series will be available in a variety of configurations to meet a range of budgets, starting at $499.99. Details on two of the many configurations that will be selling in the line follows:

Model Number: Gateway NV5214u

MSRP: $499.99

  • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 QL-64 Dual Core Processor (2.10 GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
  • 15.6″ HD Ultrabright LED-backlit display with 16:9 ratio and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
  • 4GB Dual-channel DDR2 Memory
  • 320GB hard disk drive(2)
  • AMD RS780MN Chipset
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics
  • Integrated webcam
  • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WiFi Certified
  • Digital media card reader: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS)Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)
  • Ports and connections: HDMI port with HDCP support, Four USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and Modem (RJ-11) port and DC-in jack for AC adapter
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
  • MyBackup Button
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (4400 mAh)
  • Coffee Brown chassis

Model Number: Gateway NV5807u

MSRP: $599.99

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 processor (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
  • 15.6″ HD Ultrabright LED-backlit display with 16:9 ratio and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
  • 4GB Dual-channel DDR2 Memory
  • 320GB hard disk drive(1)
  • Mobile Intel® GM459 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • Integrated webcam
  • DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
  • Digital media card reader: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS)Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)
  • Ports and connections: HDMI port with HDCP support, Four USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and Modem (RJ-11) port and DC-in jack for AC adapter
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
  • MyBackup Button
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (4400 mAh)
  • Midnight Blue chassis

Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support

The Gateway NV Series notebook PCs are backed by a one year 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)

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning products and world-class service to customers worldwide. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world’s third-largest PC company. See www.gateway.com for more information.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. ©2008 Gateway, Inc. Gateway Terms & Conditions of Sale apply. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Intel and Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) Your computer’s battery life may vary depending on product specifications, computer settings, and applications or features launched

(2) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.

(3) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.

(4) 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. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.