Gateway computer line officially launched in Brunei

Posted by Simpur | Posted in , , , , | Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009

Most Bruneians might not have heard of the Gateway computer brand as it has never been officially available in this country, but any computer enthusiast who's lived overseas will know just how popular this American brand used to be.

Gateway was well-known worldwide in the 90s for its well-made, affordable computer hardware, and especially popular for its creative advertising - they shipped their hardware in cow-spotted boxes.

In the early and mid-2000s, the company somehow struggled and finally collapsed in around 2007, leaving Gateway customers stranded without access to support or warranty services.

In October 2007, worldwide computer giants Acer Inc completed its acquisition of Gateway, and now after a long hiatus, it has been relaunched with some cutting-edge notebooks and PC workstations.

Coinciding with the relaunch of their Gadong branch today, the main distributor of Acer products in Brunei, Concepts Commercial Suppliers, has officially launched the Gateway brand in Brunei.

We were delighted to have been given a first look on the Gateway ID Series Notebook, the first in a range of great Gateway products that are now available.

The ID Series is the first ever notebook range that's designed by Pininfarina, the Italian car design firm that's famous for their involvements with high-end automobile manufacturers such as Ferrari and Maserati.

The first thing that you'd notice once open the black, glossy lid of the notebook is the somewhat surprising huge size of its display. The LED backlit TFT LCD 15.6-inch, high-definition display looks great, and even more gorgeous once you play your movies and DVDs on the machine. The notebook's HDMI output will also give you the option to play your videos on big-screen displays.

The in-your-face speakers that are located in between the display and keyboard makes the notebook look quite sexy, and the theatre-caliber sound from the optimized 2nd-generation Dolby Sound Room audio is the icing on the cake.

The unusual, yet great addition to the notebook's keyboard is the inclusion of a numeric keypad, that will make you feel like you're using your desktop computer every where you travel.

Gateway has also incorporated a multi-gesture trackpad onto the machine, letting you navigate, scroll and zoom with ease when you perform different pinching and swiping gestures on it.

The ID Series packs quite a punch under its hood too, featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, backed with 2GB of DDR3 memory which will give you incredible processing speed. The Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology will also provide you with the ultimate in an on-the-road experience. Its built-in 320GB of hard drive storage space means that you have plenty of room for all your photos, movies and music.

If you're looking for a 'high-end' notebook that's powerful, yet very much affordable (and can give the Apple MacBook Pro a run for its money), then you should consider this machine as it surprisingly only costs B$1,498!

The ID Series, along with other exciting, yet affordable notebooks and desktop computers from Gateway, is available now at Concepts Commercial Suppliers' branches in Kiulap and Gadong.

Gadget,Ink Webcast 002 - A brief first look at the Gateway ID Series

Product Page: Gateway ID Series
Brunei's Main Gateway Distributor Website: Concepts Commercial Suppliers
More Gadget,Ink Webcasts: SimpurTV

Comments (1)

Thats awesome. Thanks for posting this!

Gateway is awesome. nuff said.

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