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eMachines’ Holiday Line Aims at Pocketbook

Gateway’s eMachines today announced a lineup of price-conscious PC gear explicitly aimed at consumers’ holiday-buying plans, ranging from the $599 T6524 64-bit desktop system with 1 GB of RAM and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 preloaded to the $339 T3104 with 256 MB of RAM, Windows XP Home, a 100 GB hard disk and a CDRW/DVD combo drive. All prices factor in $50 mail-in rebate after purchase. Units will be available through electronics retailers, including Wal-Mart, which will exclusively offer the W4605 Notebook PC at $799 (after $50 rebate!), featuring 512MB RAM, a 15-inch screen, wireless networking, Windows XP Home, and a 60 GB hard disk.

All the new computers systems feature 56K v.92 fax modems and 10/100Base-T Ethernet, as well as bundled productivity software including Microsoft Works 8.0, a 60-day Microsoft Office trial version, Microsoft Money 2005, Microsoft Encarta Online, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Media Player 10, RealNetworks RealPlayer, and AOL 9.0 with a three-month membership. Desktop PCs with DVD-writing capability feature Cyberlink PowerDVD for enhancing DVDs with visuals, the Nero 6 Suite to burn and back up CDs and DVDs, and all desktop systems feature the eMachines Internet Security Pack with Norton Internet Security 2005 and McAfee Anti-Spyware. The W4605 notebook system ships with a 60-day trial version of Digital Image Starter Edition 2006.

The new eMachines 17-inch LCD display is priced at $269.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate!) and offers a 1280 x 1024 resolution with a 450:1 contrast ratio and a 16 ms response time, along with a patent-pending EzMenu onscreen display for adjusting the monitor’s display characteristics and features. A cable clip tucks keyboard, power, and monitor cables out of sight, and the display is VESA-compatible for folks who want to use it with specialized stands or mounts.

eMachines new offerings include:

Notebooks

W4605 Notebook PC

  • AMD Sempron 2800+ (64-bit) Processor
  • 512MB DDR Memory
  • 60GB hard disk
  • CDRW/DVD Combo
  • Windows XP Home
  • 802.11g Wireless
  • 15-inch XGA Glare Screen
  • Suggested retail price of $799.99 after $50 mail-in rebate
  • Available exclusively at Wal-Mart

Desktop PCs

T6524 Desktop PC

  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Graphics
  • 1GB DDR Memory
  • 200GB hard disk
  • Multi-Format Double Layer DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • CD-ROM
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • Suggested retail price of $599.99 after $50 mail-in rebate

T6412 Desktop PC

  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Graphics
  • 512MB DDR Memory
  • 200GB hard disk
  • Multi-Format Double Layer DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • Windows XP Home
  • Suggested retail price of $499.99 after $50 mail-in rebate

T5010 Desktop PC

  • Intel Pentium 4 Processor 516 (64-bit)
  • 512MB DDR Memory
  • 200GB hard drive
  • Multi-Format Double Layer DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • Windows XP Home
  • Suggested retail price of $499.99 after $50 mail-in rebate

T3302 Desktop PC

  • AMD Sempron 3300+ (64-bit) Processor
  • 512MB DDR Memory
  • 160GB hard disk
  • CDRW/DVD Combo
  • Windows XP Home
  • Suggested retail price of $399.99 after $50 mail-in rebate

T3104 Desktop PC

  • AMD Sempron 3100+ (64-bit) Processor
  • 256MB DDR Memory
  • 100GB hard disk
  • CDRW/DVD Combo
  • Windows XP Home
  • Suggested retail price of $339.99 after $50 mail-in rebate

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