Gateway opens doors to the world of computers. The company, a subsidiary of Taiwanese PC maker Acer, sells desktop and portable PCs, as well as LCD displays and third-party accessories such as speakers and carrying cases. It also provides technical support services for its products, as well as for electronics products by other manufacturers. The company sells through retailers including Best Buy, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, Frys Electronics, and Newegg, and various channel partners. Parent company Acer also markets the eMachines and Packard Bell brands, making it among the top PC manufacturers in the world, trailing such stalwarts as Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Dell.
In Europe, where the Packard Bell name has a strong presence in consumer markets, Acer has positioned the Gateway brand to target midsized businesses. Meanwhile, with an established presence in North America and Asia, the company is working to build more relationships with resale partners through a multibrand strategy in Asian and Latin American countries.
To keep pace with advancing technology, Gateway restyled its desktop and laptop PC's in 2011, as it did the previous year, while adding improved CPU's and graphics processors.
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