Gateway unveils 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.