Gateway 2000 updates PC-TV

Gateway unveils a PC-TV with a bigger screen and a price tag to match.

Paul Festa
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Gateway 2000 announced a PC-TV with a bigger screen and a price tag to match.

The Digital Media Computer (DMC), part of Gateway's Destination family of large-screen PC-TVs, is designed to combine DVD, Internet access, gaming, and in anticipation of its availability, Digital TV.

The new model features a new, large 35.5-inch monitor (viewable screen measured diagonally) and will set consumers back just under $5000. To date, Gateway has sold the Destination with a 31.5-inch monitor. A Destination with this monitor is priced $500 less.

The DMC features three audio/video connectors that let users connect VCR, stereo, and audio equipment. Other connections include microphone inputs and a Universal Serial Bus port.

DMC also features Dolby's Pro Logic surround sound system and comes standard with an Intel 300-MHz Pentium II processor, 512K cache, 64MB of memory, a high-end graphics chip, an 8.4GB hard drive, and a wireless keyboard and mouse.