SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – We’re talking about Gateway. Walmart.com will be selling Gateway brand laptops, and tablets, exclusively.
Walmart’s senior merchandising director of computing says they are very excited to be able to offer gateway brand products to their customers.
Walmart says the new line incorporates the latest technology, sharper graphics, and a new design.
The site offers nearly a dozen new Gateway products. Additional laptops are expected out later this fall.
Gateway was born in 1985 at founder Ted Waitt’s family farm in Sioux City.
By 1991, Gateway employed 1,200 people.
Gateway became a publicly-traded company in 1993. At the time the stock opened up at about $15 a share. By 1996, shares skyrocketed to more than $66 a share.
At that time, Gateway’s North Sioux City, South Dakota, plant employed more than 5,000 workers. But, by 2004, production at that plant ended.
That came six years after Gateway relocated its base of operations to California.
In 2007, Gateway was sold to Taiwanese software company Acer for more than $700 million.
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