Gateway first with 450MHz home PC

Gateway is claiming a first with its Intel Pentium Xeon-based home PC, "the ultimate PC for enthusiasts".

The GX-450 sports plenty of multimedia features: digital sound card (SoundBlaster Audio PCI 64D) and digital speakers (Boston Acoustic); 16MB AGP nVidia Riva TNT graphics; 19in monitor; CD-RW drive and DVD-ROM III drive.

Other specs are: Intel 450MHz Pentium II Xeon processor; 512K level 2 cache; 128MB SDRAM; 14.4GB Ultra ATA hard drive; full tower case; 56K V.90 fax modem; Windows 98; Microsoft Office 97, Small Business Edition; lifetime technical support; 3-year Gateway desktop warranty.

The RRP is $7499, or $68.50 per week through Gateway's Your:)Ware program, which includes unlimited Internet access via gatewaynet. Information on Your:)Ware is available at or call 1800 500 337.

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