Gateway launches business desktops

Gateway, now an Acer subsidiary, has launched two ranges of Intel-based business desktops: the DT Series for medium-sized businesses and large corporations; and the DS Series, which consists of small form-factor machines.The DT series is designed with power users in mind and is available in three models, using Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors on the DT70 and DT50 variants.

Gateway, now an Acer subsidiary, has launched two ranges of Intel-based business desktops: the DT Series for medium-sized businesses and large corporations; and the DS Series, which consists of small form-factor machines.

The DT series is designed with power users in mind and is available in three models, using Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors on the DT70 and DT50 variants. The DT50 uses the Intel H57 Express chipset, whereas the DT70 uses Intel's vPro-equipped Q57 Express chipset. Core i3/i5 models feature on-chip integrated Intel HD Graphics, while Core i7 models require a discrete graphics card.

All configurations have an additional PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for upgrading the graphics if required, as well as a free PCI Express 2.0 x1 and two PCI slots. On-board 5.1 audio is provided by the chipset. In terms of memory, both the DT70 and DT50 support up to 16GB of DDR3 1066/1333MHz SDRAM. Hard drives can be up to 1TB SATA and both the DT70 and DT50 feature RAID support with Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The DT series cases are black with an attractive orange streak running horizontally across the front bezel, which also has four USB 2.0 ports, a multi-in-1 card reader and high-definition headphone and microphone jacks.

Both units measure 18cm wide by 35.2cm high by 44cm deep, with two 5.25in. and six 3.5in. bays, two of which are external. A SuperMulti DVD-ROM drive already occupies one of the 5.25in. bays. Gigabit Ethernet is provided on the motherboard, and all models come pre-installed with Windows 7, Windows XP Professional SP3, Linpus Linux X Window or FreeDOS.

The DT30 has a lower specification, running on the Intel G43 Express chipset and supporting Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium and Celeron processors. It can accept up to 8GB of DDR3 1066/1333MHz SDRAM. The case is also slightly bigger, measuring 18cm wide by 37.7cm high by 44.3cm deep. RAID support is provided by an Intel Matrix Storage Technology chip. Other specifications are the same as with the DT70/DT50.

The DS series, comprising the DS70 and DS50 models, provides similar specifications at a smaller form factor, measuring 10.1cm wide by 26.6cm high by 39.7cm deep. As might be expected from the smaller cases, there's no room for additional expansion, with both models featuring one external 5.25in. bay and one internal 3.5in. bay. Both the DS70 and DS50 come with a 220W power supply.

Martin Gaston

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