Gateway all-in-ones add AMD, Core i3, Blu-ray
Gateway updates its ZX One all-in-one desktop family with new CPUs and Blu-ray.
Following announcements from other vendors who've expanded their AMD-based offerings lately, today Gateway unveiled details of a new midrange all-in-one in its ZX One line. It also has some news on the higher-end of the scale.
Starting off with the AMD side of things, Gateway's new ZX4300-01e expands Gateway's line of 20-inch touch-screen all-in-ones. This new $750 model adopts AMD's new 2.7GHz Athlon II X2 235e dual-core CPUs, and we'll be interested to see how this new config fares against the 2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300-based
Like the rest of Gateway's desktops, the ZX4300-01e is a fixed-configuration. It goes on sale the first week of June.
For the pricier ZX6900-01e, Gateway has stuck with Intel CPUs, but upgraded from a 2.3GHz Core 2 Quad CPU to the 2.93GHz Core i3 530. a dual-core chip that gets an extra pair of processing threads via Intel's HyperThreading tech. Hopefully the faster all-around clock speed will make up for any deficiencies in simulating a quad-core CPU.
Gateway has also bumped the optical drive in the 23-inch ZX6900-01e to a Blu-ray player/DVD burner combo drive, bringing Gateway's higher-end all-in-ones to par with HP's