Gateway inks PC notebook deal with Texas university

Gateway Inc. has signed a four-year agreement with the University of Texas at San Antonio to serve as a university-wide provider of notebook and tablet computing products to students, faculty and staff.

Under the agreement, Gateway of Irvine, Calif., will provide the university community with specific pricing on select Gateway notebooks, tablet PCs and peripherals. The initiative, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, will support 26,000 students and 3,500 faculty and staff, the company said. The potential dollar value of the agreement was not disclosed.

In an effort to promote adoption of these portable technologies, Gateway has worked with the San Antonio Federal Credit Union to establish several finance packages for students that offer low monthly payments and incentives that could waive interest charges.

Gateway's government customers include the Air Force, the Defense Logistics Agency, the state of California, Harvard University and the University of Arizona.

Gateway provides desktop and portable PCs and network services for the government and commercial sectors. The company has about 1,900 employees and annual sales of $3.6 billion

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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