• We found out who makes Walmart's new Gateway laptops, and it's bad news

    8 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Fun colors-but we're waiting to see what the innards look like.
    Back in 2007, Taiwan-based PC manufacturer Acer bought the once-iconic Gateway brand in order to stick a thumb in the eye of rival OEM Lenovo and increase its US market presence. In the 13 years since, the Gateway brand has languished largely unused, while Acer built up its own name in the United States directly. The cow is officially back now, though, with a new line of mostly-budget, Walmart-exclusive Gateway laptops.
    The new line ranges from $180 to $1,000, and several models look interesting-but when we looked...
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