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Gateway uses Pentium Pros

Gateway 2000 is introducing big-screen PCs with Pentium Pro processors and dropping prices on current models.

Gateway 2000 (GATE) is introducing big-screen PCs with Pentium Pro processors and dropping prices on current models.

The Destination Big Screen PC, unveiled in March of this year, combines the functionality of a large-screen TV with a feature-rich, high-end multimedia personal computer, allowing users to cruise the Web and watch TV. The screen is limited to VGA resolution, however.

Gateway introduced two new models based on Pentium Pro processors, the first vendor to offer a consumer PC with the processor, which has previously been reserved for commercial products.

The D6-180 comes with 180-MHz Pentium Pro processor and will retail for $3,999. The D6-200 comes with 200-MHz Pentium Pro processor and will retail for $4,799.

Both models come with 32MB RAM, a 2.5GB hard drive, a 31-inch monitor, a 33.6-kbps modem and five speaker surround sound system from Harmon Kardon. All models are currently available from Gateway and select retailers.

Also, Gateway has cut prices on current Pentium-based Destinations. The Destination D5-133 with 133-MHz Pentium processor, 32MB RAM, a 2.5GB hard drive, a 31-inch monitor, and a 33.6-kbps modem is now priced at $2,999, down from $3,649.