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Gateway is back at Walmart: Here are the best laptop deals

Here are some of the best Gateway deals at Walmart. (And, no, the year is not 1998.)
Written by Elyse Betters Picaro, Managing Editor on

Gateway is making a comeback

Acer bought the PC brand in 2007 and abruptly ended direct sales less than a year later. Well, just as quickly as it disappeared, Gateway has returned, complete with a new range of Windows 10 laptops exclusively sold at Walmart in the US. 

The lineup includes two-in-one convertibles, "Ultra Slim" notebooks with full HD displays, Intel chips, and Nividia RTX graphics, and even a "Creator" series. Some models even have displays and spatial audio both tuned by THX. The best part is Gateway's goods start at $180, and more wallet-friendly laptops and tablets in a variety of sizes and colors will launch this autumn.

If you're working from home or have a student in the house who is remote learning this year, now is the time to pick up a spare PC. But you don't have to shell out thousands. A trusty Gateway will most certainly do the trick.

This is one of the cheapest Gateways you can buy at Walmart. The 11.6-inch Ultra Slim notebook runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode and features a 1080p LCD screen and THX audio. At this price point, however, the specs are entry-level, with 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a 7th Gen AMD A4 processor, and Radeon R3 graphics card. 

But it has a front-facing camera, built-in mic, and plenty of ports, making it perfect for those of you who just need something cheap for Google Meets or Zoom meetings.

The second-cheapest Gateway at Walmart kicks things up a notch. You get a stylish convertible form factor, Microsoft 365 Personal included for a year ($70 value), plus an Intel Celeron N3350 processor. You even get four more hours of battery life. Otherwise, it's a lot like the $179 model, offering Windows 10 Home in S Mode, THX audio, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a .3MP front-facing camera and built-in mic.

There are cheaper models than this one, but it's worth noting the 15.6-inch Ultra Slim offers standard Windows 10 Home with Cortana, a Windows Hello fingerprint scanner, a 10-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of storage, 16GB of RAM, a 1MP front-facing camera, up to 10 hours of battery life, THX audio, and even an HDMI port. Overall, it's a huge upgrade from the previous Gateway models, though it costs more.

Ok, we're really going up the pricing scale, but with this "Creator" series model, Gateway is offering you a performance-level notebook. You get an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor with Radeon and Nvidia 1650 GTX. It also features 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, THX spatial audio, Windows 10 Home with Cortana, an HD front-facing camera, and one month of Xbox Game Pass.

At this price point, it's hard to recommend a Gateway over a MacBook Air or any number of laptops really, but we thought it was worth including because it does come with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. You also get THX spatial audio and a THX display, along with an HD front-facing camera, HDMI, USB C charging and data transfer, as well as 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. 

Oh, and it includes a one-month Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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