gateway nettopOver the past few years, computer maker Acer has acquired a number of smaller companies including Gateway and Packard Bell. But rather than killing off those brand names and combining those companies’ products and technology with its own, Acer has continued to pump out computers under the Gateway and Packard bell brand names.

And that means the creative folks at the company get to come up with as many as three names for any computer they produce.

Case in point: The Acer AspireRevo nettop. This NVIDIA ION-powered desktop was first announced in April. In May, Packard Bell introduced the iMax Mini, which is basically an AspireRevo with the Packard Bell label slapped on the case. And today, Gateway is introducing the QX2800, which is… you guessed it, an AspireRevo with a light coat of Gateway branding.

Like its siblings, the Gateway QX2800 packs a dual core Intel Atom 330 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor, 6 USB ports, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 4-in-1 card reader, and up to 2GB of RAM and a hard drive up to 500GB. It also has an HDMI output.

via Engadget

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4 replies on “Gateway clones the Acer AspireRevo nettop, calls it the QX2800”

  1. The AspireRevo has an Intel Atom 230 CPU which is single core.

    Which means the Gateway QX2800 is… you guessed it, more than an AspireRevo with a light coat of Gateway branding.

  2. I remember in the early 1990s when Gateway was THE computer to buy. You would see those ‘cow’ boxes everywhere. At college you would see stacks of those boxes being moved all around campus by UPS guys in brown shorts because students, faculty and the institution itself bought so many.

    Gateways were inexpensive, sturdy, and for their time (despite being beige) were somewhat stylish. I remember ordering my third computer over the phone with a Computer Shopper in my lap from Gateway 2000. I also remember getting two or three hand me down Gateways over the years. I never had a problem with a Gateway computer, they lasted forever for me. I think the last one I curbed because I had two other newer computers…not because it broke…it was just a 486DX that I had no use for in 2004.

    It is sad to see Gateway fall so far.

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