With Windows 7 just around the corner, Gateway has introduced a new line of all-in-one desktop PC's that take advantage of the multi-touch capabilities of the highly anticipated operating system. The competitively priced One ZX Series combines stylish design with impressive features aimed at both the serious and more casual user.
Initially available in two variations, the ZX6800 and ZX4800, Gateway plans to release both with its TouchPortal interface, which sits atop Windows 7. Allowing the user to manage a suite of Gateway multi-touch applications, and give quick access to music, photos, social networking and the like, the TouchPortal interface can be "peeled back" at the swipe of a finger once the user is finished. Gateway believes the space-saving design of the One ZX Series is further enhanced by many applications doing away with the keyboard altogether.
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Although the higher end ZX6800-01 is being aimed at more demanding users including "serious gamers" and the ZX4800-02 is touted as offering suitability for students and casual users, both systems will feature wireless keyboard and mouse, integrated HD web cam and microphone, six USB ports, Super Multi optical drive and multi card reader.
The ZX6800-01 packs a 23 inch HD Ultrabright widescreen display with 1920x1080 resolution, and is powered by an Intel Core 2 Q8200S 2.33GHz CPU and Intel GM45 Express chip set. Visuals come care of a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4670 GPU. Other specs include 8GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB HDD and 64GB solid state drive, along with 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, a Hybrid TV tuner and eSATA port.
Meanwhile its lower end sibling, the ZX4800-02, features an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor and Intel GMA X4500 HD integrated graphics. Along with 4GB DDR2 RAM and a 750GB SATA HDD, the unit also incorporates 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and a slightly smaller 20 inch HD display with 1600x900 resolution.
Both models will ship with Windows 7, while a third high performance unit, the FX6810-01, is expected to be released later in the year.
The Gateway One ZX6810-01 and ZX4800-02 will be released around the start of November and are priced from US$1399.99 and US$749.99, respectively. More information can be found at the Gateway website.