Reprinted from a Gateway press release:

Gateway today launched its new line of eMachines desktop PCs, available now at leading retailers.

The family of PCs includes the new eMachines T3624, offered at the low price of only $359.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Other highlights include the eMachines T5026, which includes an Intel Pentium 4 519 (3.06GHz) processor at just $599.99, and the eMachines T3958, which offers a double layer DVD+/- multi-format drive at only $499.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The eMachines line of value-based PCs is ideal for families, students, home-based professionals and small businesses. The systems provide the latest features and solid performance at a range of price points to ensure that consumers get the most for their money.

“This new eMachines desktop PC line up is defined by the great value it provides our customers,” said Greg Memo, Gateway’s senior vice president, products & operations. “The PCs deliver the unique combination of relevant technology and great features at very affordable prices. In addition, we ensure a great customer experience by delivering top quality products combined with industry-leading service and support.”

The new eMachines PC lineup includes extras that make them ready for connectivity, productivity, and the most popular digital media hobbies like music downloading, digital photography and digital video editing. Each of the new PCs can easily access digital content and connect to digital devices with ample USB 2.0 ports. Plus, several models include 8-in-1 digital media readers and the latest DVD-+/-RW multi format drives. The PCs are all network- and broadband-ready with integrated 10/100 Ethernet. Each comes with a 56K V.90 modem.

The new eMachines line of desktop PCs includes:

  • eMachines T3624: Low Price Marks New Entry Level System
  • PC buyers on the most limited budget can get a great entry-level system that can handle productivity tasks like word processing, email and Internet browsing. Priced at just $359.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the eMachines T3624 comes with a large 60GB hard drive, an Intel Celeron D 330 (2.66 GHz) processor, 256MB of DDR SDRAM expandable to 2GB, and Intel Extreme Graphics 3D. It also comes with a 48X-max CD-RW drive and six USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals and digital devices.

  • eMachines T3828: Solid Foundation at an Affordable Price
  • Priced at just $399.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the eMachines T3828 desktop PC gives PC buyers a solid foundation for tackling everyday computing tasks. It offers a boost in performance with mainstream technology, including an Intel Celeron D 335 (2.80GHz) processor, a large 80GB hard drive, 256MB of DDR SDRAM expandable to 2GB, and Intel Extreme Graphics 3D. Unlike most other $399 systems, the eMachines T3828 offers technology that lets consumers do more with digital media including the system’s DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive and 8-in-1 digital media reader.

  • eMachines T3958: Ready for Digital Media; with a DVD Burner for Only $499
  • The eMachines T3958 includes more technology extras than ever at this price — including a 16X DVD+/-RW multi-format drive at just $499.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The DVD+/-RW drive lets consumers easily store digital video and photos onto versatile DVD media. Also, the drive uses new double-layer DVD technology to give PC users up to 8.5GB of data on double-layer DVD media — that’s twice the space for their digital photos and video. Accessing and storing digital media is made even easier with the system’s 8-in-1 digital media reader and large 80GB hard drive. The new PC also features an Intel Celeron D 340 (2.93 GHz) processor, Intel Extreme Graphics 3D and 512MB of DDR SDRAM, expandable to 2GB.

  • eMachines T5026: Performance-Minded with Intel Pentium 4 Processor
  • The eMachines T5026 delivers premium technology and extra processing power for the latest digital media hobbies, gaming and other advanced applications. Powered by an Intel Pentium 4 519 (3.06GHz) processor, the eMachines T5026 features 512MB of dual channel memory that is expandable to 4GB and a huge 160GB Serial ATA 7200 RPM hard drive. Accessing, storing and sharing digital media is easy with the system’s two optical drives — a double layer DVD+/-RW multi-format drive and a CD-ROM drive — as well as the 8-in-1 media reader, seven USB 2.0 ports and three IEEE 1394 ports. Graphics are vibrant and crisp with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with Direct X 9 support. The eMachines T5026 is priced at only $599.99.

    The new PCs come with an array of software, so customers can enjoy their PC right out of the box. Each of the PCs comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2, Microsoft Works 8.0, Microsoft Money 2004, Encarta Online, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Media Player 9, AOL 9.0 with a 3 month membership and a 90-day trial subscription to Norton Antivirus. Additionally, the eMachines T3828 comes with Cyberlink PowerDVD, while the eMachines T3958 and T5026 also come with Cyberlink PowerDVD and Nero 6 Suite.

    Complementary eMachines monitors are sold separately with prices starting at $119.99 after $50 mail-in rebate.

    The award-winning line of eMachines PCs is supported by Gateway’s top-notch service and support programs. In the January 2005 issue of PC World, eMachines was recognized by the magazine and its readers for having the highest overall service and reliability scores of all U.S. PC makers surveyed.

    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. Additionally, Gateway offers a pro-active service tool called BigFix at no charge on all eMachines systems. With the customer’s permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering upgrades to enhance the performance or capabilities of the PC.

    Gateway supports its eMachines line of PCs with a standard one-year limited warranty. For more information on eMachines products, customers can visit www.emachines.com.

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