Gateway has introduced two new lines of touch-screen all-in-one desktop computers, the ZX4300 Series and ZX6900 Series.
The ZX4300 line will have AMD Athlon II X2 processors, while the larger and higher-performing ZX6900 Series will house Intel Core i3 and i5 processors. The first models in each line, the 01e, will have 4GB od DDR3 RAM and a 640GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive. The ZX4300 will house an ATI Radeon HD 4270 graphics card, while the ZX6900 will employ Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Graphics.
The Gateway One ZX6900-01e will have a 20-inch HD widescreen Ultrabright LCD touchscreen with 1600 x 900 resolution, while the ZX6900-01e will have a slightly larger 23-inch version. They will also have built-in 5W stereo speakers, with embedded high-definition audio capable of 2.1 channel audio support for the ZX4300 and 5.1 channel audio support for the ZX6900.
Connectivity wise, both will feature an integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connection, Gigabit LAN, and six USB 2.0 ports. The ZX6900 also has an eSATA and HDMI port and an added Blu-ray player.
They come with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium to get the most from your RAM.
Gateway is marketing the new PCs as computers and TVs in one, touting them as great space savers. They both come with wireless keyboards and mice, but most people will want to try out the touchscreens which will allow users to use their fingers to launch applications, movies, music, zoom in and out on photos and websites, resize windows, handwrite notes, and talcum their screens for fingerprints afterwards.
Both models will be avaible in early June, with a retail price of $749.99 for the ZX4300-01e and $1,019.99 for the ZX6900-01e.