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eMachines Announces PCs Starting at $399

In addition to increasing the processing speeds and adding Ethernet networking capability throughout its new products, the Irvine-based PC provider has doubled the memory of its $499 and $599 models, the T2245 and T2385, for faster, more efficient use.

In addition, T2385 offers a larger hard drive for greater storage capability. For multimedia aficionados, these two models also include DVD and CD-RW drives for movie and music playback and CD recording.

eMachines’ new array of PCs also incorporate Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition to enhance users’ digital photography, music and video experience, while augmenting reliability and security.

“With the introduction of our new spring line-up, we offer consumers and businesses best-in-value PCs for virtually any computing application for home or office use,” said eMachines’ President and CEO Wayne Inouye. “We also continue to vigorously support our products by offering one of the most innovative and comprehensive Customer Care programs in the industry.”

eMachines’ 2003 spring line-up includes:

T2240

eMachines’ entry-level model, the T2240, comes standard with Ethernet and six USB 2.0 ports. The PC is ideal for users seeking a reliable product for everyday computing needs and features an Intel Celeron(R) 2.20 GHz processor. Other features include 128 MB DDR, 40 GB hard drive, Intel Extreme Graphics 3D video card, 56K V.92 ready fax/modem, a 48x CD-ROM drive, multimedia keyboard, wheel mouse and stereo speakers for $399.

T2245

By offering dual optical drives, the T2245 is tailored toward multimedia enthusiasts seeking an affordable PC for “burning” CDs, as well as playing digital music and movies. The PC, powered by an Intel Celeron 2.20 GHz processor, comes complete with Ethernet, 256 MB DDR, 40 GB hard drive, Intel Extreme Graphics 3D video card, 56K V.92 ready fax/modem, 40x CD-RW, 16x DVD drives, six USB 2.0 ports, multimedia keyboard, wheel mouse and stereo speakers for $499.

T2385

eMachines’ T2385 combines multimedia functionality throughout with Ethernet for networking. The PC features an Intel Celeron 2.30 GHz processor, Ethernet, 512 MB DDR, 80 GB hard drive, Intel Extreme Graphics 3D video card, 56K V.92 ready fax/modem, 48x CD-RW and 16x DVD drives, six USB 2.0 ports, premium multimedia keyboard, wheel mouse and stereo speakers for $599.

Every new eMachines PC features Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Works 6.0, Microsoft Money 2002, Encarta Online, a 90-day AOL 8.0 membership, as well as a 90-day trial of Norton AntiVirus(TM) 2003, the world’s most trusted anti-virus solution, according to PC market analyst firm NPDTechworld.

eMachines supports all of its PCs and monitors through a comprehensive Customer Care program comprised of one-year free parts, labor and technical support with several service options, including an End-User Replaceable Parts Program, five-day depot repair and nationwide authorized service centers.

All eMachines systems also offer a pro-active service tool called BigFix that monitors, with the customer’s permission, a wide range of hardware and software characteristics on a user’s PC via the Internet for optimum performance.

eMachines’ new PCs are currently available at major consumer electronics retail outlets nationwide, as well as direct from eMachines’ Web site at www.emachines.com or by calling 800/362-2446.