Gateway is back, and its selling AMD-powered budget laptops at Walmart

 theverge.com  09/16/2020 15:48:27   Monica Chin
A stack of four Gateway laptops. Image: Gateway

Gateway, the major PC brand of the 1990s with the iconic cow-spotted logo, is back  well, kind of. Acer now owns the company and has decided to start selling Gateway-branded laptops again, exclusively at Walmart.

As is often the case with Walmart-exclusive laptops, the main attraction is the price. On the most affordable end is the Gateway Ultra Thin series, which starts with a $179 11.6-inch laptop with an AMD A4, and spans up to a $499 15.6-inch model with a Core i5. Theres also a $199 11.6-inch touchscreen 2-in-1 available, powered by an Intel Celeron processor. The names arent very interesting, but they do come in a variety of fun colors, including purple, blue, green, and rose gold, as well as black.

On the higher end is the Gateway Creators series, two 15.6-inch laptops meant for media editing and gaming. No funky colors on these  they only come in black  but they do seem to have some decent specs. You can choose the $799 rig with a Ryzen 5 4600H and an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU or a $999 model with a Core i5 and an RTX 2060. That puts them a step above the Ultra Thin series in price, but theyre still fairly inexpensive as creator-focused machines go. I would guess thats at least partially because they dont seem to have a lot of storage  only 256GB each.

Finally, Walmart is also selling two Gateway-branded Android tablets  an 8-incher for $69 and a 10-incher that Gateway says is $79 but is currently listed at $66.50. Both are powered by an A50 processor and come in black, purple, and blue.

If you want to pick any of these up, you can order them from Walmart today.

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