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GATEWAY 2000 INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCT OPTIONS

 GATEWAY 2000 INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCT OPTIONS
 NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway 2000 is


adding fuel to the fiery competition in the PC industry by making remarkable new offers to customers. Starting today, Gateway 2000 386 and 486 systems will be sold with a choice of free application software. Buyers can choose one software option from a wide variety of packages, including Microsoft's Excel, Word and Project, and Borland's Paradox. Gateway 2000's new marketing campaign also includes fiercely competitive prices on a new V.32bis fax/modem, the ATI Graphics Ultra video card and an enhanced 15-inch Crystal Scan color monitor.
 "We're always looking for ways to add value to our products," said Ted Waitt, Gateway 2000 president and chief executive officer. "People buy computers to solve problems. By teaming up with Microsoft and other leading suppliers in the industry, Gateway is able to offer a more complete hardware and software solution to customers."
 Free application software is factory-installed and configured for each system. Master diskettes and manuals are provided. Customers can also buy other applications from Gateway 2000 at competitive prices.
 Gateway 2000's new offer includes seven software options: Microsoft Excel for Windows, version 3.0; Microsoft Word for Windows, version 2.0; Microsoft Project for Windows, version 3.0; Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows, version 2.0; Borland Paradox, version 3.5; the Entrepreneur Pack, containing Microsoft Works for Windows, version 2.0, Microsoft Publisher for Windows, version 1.0, Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows, volume I, and ChipSoft TurboTax for Windows; the Windows Programmer Pack, containing Microsoft QuickC for Windows, version 1.0, Microsoft Visual Basic, version 1.0, Microsoft Windows Control Development Kit, Microsoft Windows Help Compiler and Microsoft Windows Programmer's Online Reference.
 In addition to the software options, Gateway 2000 introduced a new custom-designed V.32bis fax/modem for $195. The Gateway TelePath is a 14,400 bps modem with 9,600 bps fax capability. The TelePath price includes software -- WinFax Pro and Crosstalk for Windows -- and a free 30-day CompuServe Basic Services membership. The Gateway TelePath modem is compatible with the standard AT command set; the fax is compatible with Group 3 or earlier fax machines using Class 1 or Class 2 commands.
 "We developed the products our customers want," said Waitt, "and there's a growing demand for communication tools and improved video products."
 Gateway 2000's response to demand for improved video is ATI's graphics accelerator, the Graphics Ultra. This high-performance video card now comes standard with the Gateway 2000 33MHz 486 system and is available as an upgrade on other 386 and 486 computers for $150. The ATI Graphics Ultra incorporates a graphics coprocessor on the video card to increase performance. In 1024 x 768 mode, the Graphics Ultra is fully compatible with IBM 8514/A, VGA, Super VGA and previous IBM graphics standards, making it easy to install applications with the standard video drivers.
 Another video option with the purchase of a 386DX or 486 system is Gateway 2000's new 15-inch Crystal Scan color monitor. This monitor has a flat, square screen for reduced distortion around the corners and an edge-to-edge display. At 1024 x 768 resolution, the non-interlaced Crystal Scan 1572FS has a higher 72Hz refresh rate for added image stability and flicker-free display. The new monitor supports resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. The fine-tuning controls are located on the front of the monitor for easy access. The upgrade price for the Crystal Scan 1572FS is $195.
 Named the fastest-growing private firm in America by Inc. magazine in 1991, Gateway 2000 sells more IBM-compatible personal computers through the direct market channel than any other PC manufacturer in the country.
 Gateway 2000 reached $200 million in 1991 fourth quarter sales. Total 1991 sales exceeded $635 million, more than doubling 1990's $275 million figure. Gateway 2000 sales have grown dramatically each year, from $1 million in 1986, to $1.5 million in 1987, to $12 million in 1988 and to $70.6 million in 1989.
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 /CONTACT: Glynis Gibson of Gibson Communications, 312-883-2388/ CO: Gateway 2000 ST: South Dakota IN: CPR SU: PDT


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