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Gateway is back: THX and Walmart revive branding for new affordable Ultrabooks and gaming laptop series

Gateway is back: THX and Walmart revive branding for new affordable laptop series (Image source: THX)
Gateway is back: THX and Walmart revive branding for new affordable laptop series (Image source: THX)
Walmart is doubling down on laptops with new Gateway models spanning from $199 subnotebooks up to even gaming laptops north of $1000 USD with Ryzen 7 CPUs and GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs. If you ever wanted a cheap laptop without buying used, then these should fit the bill.

Gateway was a popular brand back in its heyday before being squeezed out by bigger names like HP, Lenovo, or Dell. Now, THX and Walmart want to revive the name for a series of affordable laptops, tablets, convertibles, and even gaming laptops that will be exclusive to Walmart stores.

As detailed via the official blog post below, the new devices will "combine style, performance, and value in a wide range of products" that will target students and creators. The new systems range from as low as $199 up to $1199 with Intel, AMD, and Nvidia parts depending on the model.

Four families will be made available called the Ultra Slim, 2-in-1, Creator, and Tablet as follows:

Ultra Slim Family

  • 11.6″ Ultra Slim Laptop (MSRP: $199.99) featuring Windows 10, AMD A4, 4GB / 64GB. Available in 4 colors: black, purple, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio.
  • 14.1″ Ultra Slim Laptop (MSRP: $239.99) featuring Windows 10, Intel Celeron, 4GB / 64GB. Available in 4 colors: black, purple, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio and Tuned by THX for displays. Includes 1 year Microsoft 365 Personal ($69.99 Value) with 1TB OneDrive cloud storage.
  • 14.1″ Ultra Slim Laptop (MSRP: $429.99) featuring Windows 10, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U – Dual Core 2.6 GHz, 4GB / 128GB. Available in 4 colors: black, purple, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio.
  • 14.1″ Ultra Slim Laptop (MSRP: $459.99) featuring Windows 10, Intel i3, 4GB / 128GB. Available in 4 colors: black, purple, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio.
  • 14.1″ Ultra Slim Laptop (MSRP: $599.99) featuring Windows 10, Intel i5, 16GB/ 256GB. Available in 4 colors: black, rose gold, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio.
  • 15.6″ Ultra Slim Laptop (MSRP: $649.99) featuring Windows 10, Intel i5, 16GB / 256GB. Available in 4 colors: black, rose gold, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio.

2-in-1 Family

  • 11.6″ 2-in-1 Laptop (MSRP: $299.99) with a Touchscreen panel, featuring Windows 10, Intel Celeron, 4GB / 64GB. Available in 4 colors: black, purple, blue, and green. Tuned by THX for audio. Includes 1 year Microsoft 365 Personal ($69.99 Value) with 1TB OneDrive cloud storage.

Creator Family

  • 15.6″ Laptop (MSRP: $899.99) featuring Windows 10, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H – Six Core – 3.0 GHz, 8GB / 256GB, Nvidia 1650 GTX GPU. THX Spatial Audio for fully immersive 360-degree sound. Also Tuned by THX for audio and Tuned by THX for displays. Available in black.  
  • 15.6″ Creators Series Laptop (MSRP: $1199.99) featuring Windows 10, Intel i5, 8GB / 256GB, Nvidia 2060 RTX GPU. THX Spatial Audio for fully immersive 360-degree sound.  Also Tuned by THX for audio and Tuned by THX for displays. Available in black.

Tablet Family

  • 8″ Tablet, (MSRP: $69.99) 800X1280 ips, A50, 1GB/32GB, Android 10. Available in black, purple, and blue.
  • 10.1″ Tablet, (MSRP: $79.99) 800X1280 ips, A50, 1GB/32GB, Android 10. Available in black, purple, and blue.

Many of these models are now shipping on Walmart.com and, if they're anything like the Motile series, then they should represent good value for the price especially when considering the inexpensive warranty options available from Walmart. We feel more comfortable purchasing cheap laptops from prominent brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart rather than eBay or some lesser-known reseller where support may be more limited.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-09-10 (Update: 2020-09-10)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.