The return of the cow spots
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. There’s also a $199 11.6-inch touchscreen 2-in-1 available, powered by an Intel Celeron processor. The names aren’t 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 they’re still fairly inexpensive as creator-focused machines go. I would guess that’s at least partially because they don’t 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.