Gateway 820GM BTX Media Center PC

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At Digital Focus last night I got to play with Gateway’s new media center PC: The Gateway 820GM (bigger photo below).

Features of the Gateway 820GM BTX Media Center PC include 1GB RAM, Radeon X300SE PCI-Express graphics, Pentium 4 Processor, 250gb SATA hard drive, digital media reader, 7 USB and 2 Firewire slots, and 8x DVD burner with dual-layer capabilities (probably 2.4x DL).

One interesting thing is that Gateway are the only people making BTX architecture PCs at the moment: BTX has vastly improved airflow and design making your computer cooler, quieter, and potentially even a tiny bit faster.

Gateway were lucky in that it takes a lot of retooling to switch from ATX to BTX, Gateway got a jump on the market becuase they were retooling anyway after the emachines acquisition. Now lets see if they can turn this technical advantage into market share.

Features of the Gateway 820GM BTX Media Center PC include 1GB RAM, Radeon X300SE PCI-Express graphics, Pentium 4 Processor, 250gb hard drive, and 8x DVD burner