The specifications of the Gateway Essential 433C personal computer model includes the Windows 98 operating system and a 433MHz Intel Celeron CPU with a 128kB cache. The default system memory included in the Essential 433C is 128MB, though it could be upgraded to 256MB.
The Gateway Essential 433C is a desktop computer and has a PCI/ISA bus architecture. The default configuration of the device also includes a six-speed DVD-ROM drive from Panasonic that is bundled with the Gateway DVD Player software. Audio files and sound are processed through a Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128D integrated sound chip. The Essential 433C's graphics are processed through an integrated Rage 128 graphics chip from ATI Technology with a memory capacity of 8MB.
The Gateway Essential 433C package was priced at under $2,000 and also included a pair of Boston Acoustics Digital BA735 speakers. This speaker model also includes a subwoofer and is able to process audio inputs in both analog and digital form. The Essential 433C also includes the EV700 monitor that has a screen size of 17 inches.
The Gateway Essential 433C personal computer package was released by Gateway in the late 1990s and designed to be used as-is by end users.