Gateway Introduces MC Series 16″ Laptops

Gateway MC SeriesGateway has launched the newly designed MC Series notebook PCs, featuring a 16-inch display and the Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform. The first model available – the Gateway MC7801u ($949.99) – features the Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 processor at 2GHz, GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, 4GB of DDR2 system memory, a 320GB hard drive, and DVD burner. The display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, and “edge-to-edge seamless glass”.

The MC Series laptops also have a 1.3-megapixel webcam, HDMI and VGA outputs, keyboard with backlight, an 802.11a/g/n wireless module, Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, 56k modem, four USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, and 5-in-1 media card reader.

Gateway MC Series 7804h

The Gateway MC7801u weighs 7.1 pounds with a standard 6-cell battery and runs Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) OS.

Here’s how Gateway describes the exterior of the MC laptops:

“The premium design of the new MC-Series is as impressive as its capabilities. Available in two colors, burgundy and black, the new notebook line features a streamlined design that blends materials and edges for a cohesive look and feel. Customers will first notice the cover’s distinctive synthetic leather branding stripe flanked by silver accents and Gateway logo embossed in zinc alloy metal. Upon opening the notebook, the dramatic edge-to-edge glass display and seamless transitions between materials and design elements provide a luxurious aesthetic. The elegant burgundy model has a deep, rich finish, a brushed metal palm rest and a black polished keyboard surround. The black model is polished to a deep, jet black shine and has a synthetic leather palm rest and black polished keyboard surround.”

Besides the offered MC7801u model, Gateway will launch the MC7803u ($999.99) that includes the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 512MB dedicated video card instead of the integrated GPU.

Gateway MC Series


Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor1 T5800 (2.00GHz, 800Mhz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
Operating System Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium (64-bit) with Service Pack 12
Color Burgundy
Display 16.0″ Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT Active Matrix (1366 x 768 max. resolution)
Memory 4096MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2-2048 MB modules)
Hard Drive 320GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive6
Adapter AC Adapter
Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0, Microsoft® Money Essentials & Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)5
Backup Media Cyberlink® Power 2 Go
Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion 48.84 Whr (2.2AHr)
Chassis Chassis w/ Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1759MB of Dynamic Video Memory and Intel® GM45 chipset
Dimensions (Box) 13″ (H) x 17″ (W) x 6″ (D) or 330mm (H) x 431.8mm (W) x 152mm (D)
Dimensions (System) 1.3″-1.70″ (H) x 15.28″ (W) x 10.43″ (D) or 33-44mm (H) x 388mm (W) x 265mm (D)
Expansion Slots ExpressCard™ Type 54
External Ports (4) USB 2.0 Ports, VGA Connector, v1.3 HDMI Connector
Keyboard and Mouse Dual Language Keyboard (ENG/FR), Touchpad with Vertical Scroll Pointing Device
Media Card Reader 5-in-1 Digital Media Manager (Memory Stick™ (MS), Memory Stick™ Pro, Multi Media Card™ (MMC), Secure Digital™ (SD), xD-Picture Card)
Memory Capacity Maximum 4GB
Modem 56k ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
Multimedia Buttons Illuminated Multimedia Touch Controls
Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Optical Drive 8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW with DVD-RAM featuring Labelflash™ Technology8
Security Software Norton 360 All-in-One Security™ 2008 (60-day trial)7
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty9
Web Camera Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Web Cam
Weights 7.1 lbs. (3.22 kg) system unit only / 11.10 lbs. (5.04 kg.) box
Wireless Network Integrated Intel® WiFi 5100 Link 802.11a/g/Draft-N


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