IRVINE, Calif., April 12, 2007 – During a time of year when consumers’ finances are top-of-mind, Gateway is now offering its new line of eMachines desktop PCs and LCDs at tremendous values. The new line of eMachines desktop PCs and displays is available beginning this weekend at leading retailers. “We have a great value proposition for anyone who needs a PC or display, whether they just had to write a large check to the IRS or are receiving a tax refund,” said Glenn Jystad, Gateway’s manager of consumer desktops. “Our new PC line delivers in-demand technology such as DVD burners and large hard drives at incredibly affordable prices. The new PCs can even help consumers get ready for next year’s tax season by giving them a better way to manage their personal and home finances. Plus, the new LCD displays are crisp and vibrant, while their widescreen design gives our customers more room to access information and applications.” Equipped with powerful processors, ample memory and Microsoft® Windows Vista™, the new eMachines PC line is ready to deliver a powerful and efficient computing experience for consumers, students and small businesses. The line comes with the software that makes it ready to use out of the box to create documents, search online and keep in touch via email. It’s easy to connect peripherals like displays, printers and routers as well as electronic devices like digital cameras and MP3 players to the new eMachines models, which each feature six USB ports. Two models in the new PC line feature a leading-edge 15-in-1 Digital Media reader, which accepts virtually all of the most popular media cards and flash memory used in consumer electronics devices like digital cameras and digital video cameras. After work and productivity tasks are complete, the PCs deliver enhanced features for entertainment and fun. They each come with a Multi-format Double-layer DVD+/-R/RW drive for burning and playing back MP3 music, video, photos and other content on CD and DVD. Each PC comes with Cyberlink® Power2Go™ as well as with Microsoft ® Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (with 60-day Digital Image Standard 2006 Trial). DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics in the new eMachines PC line makes them ready for popular games. Each PC is pre-installed with 10 demo games and one hour of game play powered by WildTangent®. Enhancing gaming and movie viewing, the PCs have 6-Channel (5.1) High Definition audio and amplified speakers for striking sound. The new eMachines PCs come with Microsoft® Works 8.5, a 60-day trial of Microsoft® Office® 2007 Home Student Edition, Microsoft® Money 2006 and Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7. The systems are equipped with Adobe® Reader, a six month membership of AOL 9.0,(2) Google Toolbar, Google Desktop Search, RealNetworks RealPlayer®, Quicktime® and a 30-day trial of Napster 3.0.(3) The new line of eMachines displays includes two widescreen LCDs, available in a 19-inch model for $209.99 and in a 17-inch model for $179.99, both after a $50 mail-in rebate.(3) The eMachines widescreen LCDs provide high resolutions, bright color and clarity as well as the widescreen design that makes them ideal for use with multiple applications or Microsoft Windows Vista. In addition, a 17-inch flat-screen CRT is also available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.(3) The new eMachines PCs for the spring quarter of 2007 include: eMachines T3612 Desktop PC Configuration: • Intel® Celeron® D 360 Processor (3.46GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB) • 512MB DDR2 Memory Expandable to 2GB • 120GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(4) • Multi-format, Dual-layer DVD+/-R/RW Drive • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic(5) • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starting at $349.99 after a mail-in or instant rebate up to $50.(1) eMachines T5088 Desktop PC Configuration: • Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 641 (3.20GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) • 512MB DDR2 Memory Expandable to 2GB • 160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(4) • Multi-format, Dual-layer DVD+/-R/RW Drive • 15-in-1 Digital Media Reader • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic(5) • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starting at $399.99 after a mail-in or instant rebate up to $50.(1) eMachines T5226 Desktop PC Configuration: • Intel® Pentium® D 925 Processor (two cores, each running at 3.00GHz, two 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) • 1024MB DDR2 Memory Expandable to 2GB • 250GB SATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive(4) • Multi-format, Dual-layer DVD+/-R/RW Drive • 15-in-1 Digital Media Reader • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium(5) • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starting at $499.99 after a mail-in or instant rebate up to $50.(1) World-Class Software, Service and Support 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).(6) A pro-active service tool called BigFix® is included on all eMachines systems.(7) With the customer’s permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering updates 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.(8) For more information on eMachines products, customers can visit www.emachines.com.