Ask me about Sculley-era Apple sometime and you'll better understand what I'm feeling. Cos you'll be feeling it about me and my opinions about overpriced beige boxes from the 90s.
Do tell? I loved that era. Had a Quadra... forgot the exact number. That thing was amazing. first saw one of those in 1996 I believe and it just blew away the Silicon Graphics machine sitting next to it in the computer lab. My friends were sold on Macs because of that. I first got a Mac Plus in 1989 when I was looking for something to replace my Atari 400.
As for Sculley era, I loved the Newton MessagePad line. Got my first Newton 110 in 1995.
And Gateway. I have a fondness for that line mainly because they had an interesting advertising scheme when all computers were either Macs, eMacs, or a variety of PC boxes of many manufacturers with cases that were pretty bland.
I would step into the Gateway retail store in Arlington, TX on Cooper and I want to say I took pictures of the place back in the day but I would have to find pictures from 1999/2000. Wish me luck on that. . But the whole marketing angle was cute. Nothing spectacular about the computer or equipment, but what a way to stand out.
And for a while Gateway had ownership of Amiga, so probably another reason I payed the place a visit, to see what would happen next with the Amiga line.
So in short, we are talking about Gateway years later so they obviously did something rememberable.