Gateway MC Series Entertainment Notebooks Introduced

Gateway’s released the MC-Series, a new line of entertainment notebooks that feature a frameless 16-inch (16:9 1366×768) aspect ratio display.

Gateway is selling two models out of the gate- the MC7801u and the MC7803u. Both of these models come with the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

One of the first MC-Series models to hit store shelves is the Gateway MC7801u, which will retail for $949.99. It comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T5800 2.0Gz), 320GB hard drive 4GB of DDR2 667MHz memory and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. It comes with a burgundy display lid and a brushed metal palm rest

For $999.99 you can upgrade to the MC7803u, which has the same configuration as the MC7801u, except it has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 graphics with 512MB of memory. It has a black lid and a synthetic leather palm rest.

Blu-ray is missing in these first two models, but Gateway will most likely release more MC-Series notebooks in time for the holidays that will have Blu-ray drives.

All Gateway MC-series notebooks come with 802.11n wireless, a 1.3MP web-cam and 5-in-1 card reader (Memory Stickâ„¢ (MS), Memory Stickâ„¢ Pro, Multi Media Cardâ„¢ (MMC), Secure Digitalâ„¢ (SD), xD-Picture Card).

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