eMachines intros new line of PCs starting at $399.99

By Julio Franco
Apr 5, 2006
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  1. Customers Can Burn Up to 8.4GB of Data using Double-layer DVD Burners and Media; Value Desktops Deliver New Level of Features and NVIDIA GeForce Graphics

    IRVINE, Calif., April 5, 2006 – Gateway today brings the latest in DVD optical technology – multi-format double-layer DVD-R/RW drives – to its new eMachines desktop PCs starting at just $399.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.(1) The new eMachines PCs are available now at leading technology and electronics retailers across the United States.

    Three of the four PCs in the new eMachines line boast an integrated 16X DVD+/-RW multi-format drive that uses double-layer DVD technology to give digital media enthusiasts more room for their digital photos, music and video. The double-layer drive can burn up to 8.4GB of data on double-layer DVD media – nearly twice the capacity of single-layer media at 4.7GB. As a result, four hours of MPEG-2 video or more than 2000 MP3 songs would now fit on a single DVD.

    The PCs comes ready with the software needed to enjoy the advanced DVD functionality. Each of the PCs comes with Cyberlink® PowerDVD and CyberLink Power2Go™ for digital movie creation and playback. All of the new PCs also come with Microsoft ® Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (with 60-day Digital Image Standard 2006 Trial) for editing and managing digital pictures.

    In addition to the advanced new optical technology, each of the four PCs in the new desktop line features integrated NVIDIA GeForce® 6100 graphics supporting DirectX 9.0 for enhanced video, gaming and multimedia. In addition, upgrading the systems for additional graphics capabilities is easy; the PCs are designed with an open PCI Express x16 slot that can house a dedicated graphics card for enhanced video performance for gaming and other graphic-intense applications.

    eMachines T6532 Media Center PC: Digital Media and Entertainment for $549.99
    The eMachines T6532 desktop PC provides the latest technology along with Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 for a compelling digital media and entertainment experience. Blazing fast performance with an AMD Athlon® 64 3500+ processor lets customers accomplish tasks quickly. Plus, high-end features such as a full 1GB of DDR memory (expandable to 4GB) and a huge 200GB hard drive ensure that customers are getting a PC they’ll use for years to come.

    eMachines T6532 Media Center Desktop PC Configuration:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ Processor with AMD64 Technology
    NVIDIA GeForce® 6100 Graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support
    Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion
    1GB DDR Memory Expandable to 4GB
    200GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(3)
    Multi-Format, Double-Layer DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
    9-in-1 Digital Media Reader and Five USB 2.0 ports
    6-channel (5.1) High Definition Audio
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $549.99 after $50 mail-in rebate(1)

    eMachines T6528: Performance-Packed for Digital Media at $449.99
    The eMachines T6528 desktop PC provides a superior feature set for advanced performance and multimedia applications. The Gateway T6528 sports an award-winning AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor delivering the power and performance for games, video playback, music downloading and other digital media hobbies.

    eMachines T6528 Desktop PC Configuration:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ Processor with AMD64 Technology
    NVIDIA GeForce® 6100 Graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support
    Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion
    512MB DDR Memory Expandable to 4GB
    160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(3)
    Multi-Format, Double-Layer DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
    9-in-1 Digital Media Reader and Five USB 2.0 Ports
    6-Channel (5.1) Audio
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $449.99 after $50 mail-in rebate(1)

    eMachines T3418: $399.99 PC with Multi-Format Double-Layer DVD-R/RW Drive
    The eMachines T3418 combines the latest in optical technology – a multi-format, double-layer DVD+/-RW drive – with a digital-media ready PC to deliver a whole new level of value. Digital media hobbies can now be enjoyed on a true value PC, thanks to the advanced optical drive, 9-in-1 media card reader and five USB 2.0 ports that enable a quick connection to digital devices like digital cameras, video cameras and digital music players.

    eMachines T3418 Desktop PC Configuration:
    AMD Sempron™ 3400+ Processor
    NVIDIA GeForce® 6100 Graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support
    Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion
    512MB DDR Memory expandable to 2GB
    160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(3)
    Multi-Format, Double-Layer DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
    9-in-1 Digital Media Reader and Five USB 2.0 ports
    6-Channel (5.1) Audio
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $399.99 after $50 Mail-In Rebate(1)

    eMachines T3120: Exceptional Value for Essential Technology
    Ideal for budget-constrained families and students, the eMachines T3120 features technology essentials for everyday computing tasks such as web browsing, email and home productivity. Plus – the new PC features extras not typically found in systems at this low price point, such as 512MB of memory, a 100GB hard drive and integrated NVIDIA graphics with DirectX 9.0 support.

    eMachines T3120 Desktop PC Configuration:
    AMD Sempron™ 3100+ Processor
    NVIDIA GeForce® 6100 Graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support
    Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion
    512MB DDR Memory Expandable to 2GB
    100GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(3)
    CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
    Six USB 2.0 ports
    6-Channel (5.1) High Definition Audio
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $349.99 after $50 Mail-In Rebate(1)

    World-Class Extras, Software, Service and Support
    The new eMachines PCs are all network and broadband ready with integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN and a 56K V.92 fax/modem.

    The new PCs also provide an array of productivity software and tools, so customers can enjoy their PC right out of the box. Each of the PCs comes with Microsoft® Works 8.0, 60-day trial of Microsoft® Office® 2003 Student Teacher Edition, Microsoft® Money 2005 and Microsoft® Encarta Online. The systems are also equipped with Adobe® Acrobat Reader 7, a six month membership of AOL 9.0,(4) Google Toolbar, Microsoft® Media Player 10, RealNetworks RealPlayer®, Windows Media Player, Quicktime® and a 30-day trial of Napster to boost digital media hobbies.(7)

    Protecting the customer’s data and investment, the new eMachines PCs are pre-installed with eMachines Internet Security Bundle. This includes a 90-day trial of McAfee Internet Security Suite™ (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Firewall and Parental Control).(5) A pro-active service tool called BigFix® is included at no charge on all eMachines systems.(6) With the customer’s permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering upgrades to enhance the performance or capabilities of the PC.

    The company’s extensive online support center helps customers maximize their PC investment; it gives them easy access to customer support representatives and information on important issues such as warranties, technical issues and upgrading. The eMachines line of PCs comes with a standard one-year limited warranty(2). For more information on eMachines products, customers can visit www.emachines.com.

    About eMachines
    eMachines, the leading PC desktop brand in U.S. retail, is part of the Gateway (NYSE: GTW) family of technology products that has been recognized for its world-class customer service and support. Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools with highest quality and service and best overall value. Gateway is now the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company’s value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. See http://www.gateway.com for more information.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Makes me wonder how many people will fall into the trap of buying an eMachine!
    As seen in the forums, previous models are rubbish. Would these be better?
    Questionable, to say the least.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    only proves the old addage:

    you get what you pay for.....AND

    There's a sucker born every minute.
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    Oh was playing on one of these at bestbuys it handeled bf2 with a medium resolution and settings.


    Not really great through.
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    "Medium resolution "

    15in lcd smasung-@800/600 85hertz
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