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eMachines Desktop PC Line Helps Students Get Ready for School

New eMachines Systems are Microsoft Windows Vista Capable and Available Now at Leading Retailers Starting at $349.99

IRVINE, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway is helping students and their families get ready for next school year with its new eMachines desktop PC line that provides the latest in advanced technology at exceptional values. In addition, the line is Microsoft Windows(R) Vista(TM) Capable, providing a solid foundation for upgrading to the next-generation operating system.

"Students buying a new PC today know they are making an investment that could serve them through thousands of hours of research, projects, papers and digital hobbies," said William Diehl, Gateway's vice president of product marketing. "These eMachines systems are full-featured and aggressively priced, so they're a great purchase for any family or student balancing performance and value. Plus, Microsoft Windows Vista will launch mid-way through the 2006-2007 school year, so students buying a new eMachines PC now have the option to upgrade it to the upcoming OS."

eMachines T6536 Media Center PC: Power for Multimedia Projects for Only $539.99

The eMachines(R) T6536 provides premium technology combined with the user-friendly Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system. Supported by a blazing-fast AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3800+ processor and NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 6100 graphics, the PC is ideal for challenging coursework and multimedia school projects. After studies are through, the powerful processor and graphics make digital entertainment and PC gaming come to life. Performance technology includes a full 1GB of DDR memory (expandable to 4GB) and a huge 250GB hard drive.

eMachines T6536 Media Center Desktop PC Configuration: * AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Processor (2.4GHz) with AMD64 Technology * NVIDIA GeForce 6100 integrated graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support * Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion * 1GB DDR Memory Expandable to 4GB * 250GB 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 $539.99 after $50 mail-in rebate(1) eMachines T6534: Digital Media Power with AMD Athlon 64 at $449.99

Taking digital-media capabilities to a whole new level of value, the eMachines T6534 sports a powerful AMD Athlon 64 3700+ processor and an advanced feature set ready for performance and multimedia applications. Class projects as well as downtime will be enhanced with the system's features including NVIDIA GeForce 6100 graphics with DirectX 9.0 support and a multi-format, double-layer DVD+/-RW drive.

eMachines T6534 Desktop PC Configuration: * AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (2.2GHz) with AMD64 Technology * NVIDIA GeForce 6100 integrated graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support * Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion * 512MB 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) Audio * Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home * Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $449.99 after $50 mail-in rebate(1) eMachines T5046: Intel Pentium 4 Performance for Multitasking at $449.99

The eMachines T5046 lets customers take on more online research, multimedia projects and digital media hobbies with an Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor 524 with HT Technology that delivers enhanced multitasking capabilities(8). The ATI Radeon(R) Xpress(TM) 200 chipset with ATI Radeon(R) X300 based integrated graphics makes this system ideal for digital media. Accessing, storing and sharing digital media is easy with the PC's multi-format double-layer DVD+/-RW multi-format drive and 9-in-1 media reader.

eMachines T5046 Desktop PC Configuration: * Intel Pentium 4 processor 524 (3.06GHz) with HT Technology(8) * ATI Radeon Xpress 200 with ATI Radeon X300 Based Integrated Graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support * Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion * 512MB DDR Memory Expandable to 2GB * 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) Audio * Microsoft Windows XP Home * Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $449.99 after $50 mail-in rebate(1)

eMachines T3508: PC with Multi-Format Double-Layer DVD-R/RW Drive Just $379.99

Digital media hobbies can now be enjoyed on a true value PC -- the eMachines T3508 -- thanks to the system's advanced features and aggressive price. The eMachines T3508 boasts the latest in optical technology -- a multi-format, double-layer DVD+/-RW drive for DVD recording and playback. Also, the system's 9-in-1 media card reader and five USB 2.0 ports enable a quick connection to digital devices like digital cameras, video cameras and digital music players.

eMachines T3508 Desktop PC Configuration: * Intel(R) Celeron(R) D 356 Processor (3.33GHz) * ATI Radeon Xpress 200 with ATI Radeon X300 Based Integrated 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 $379.99 after $50 Mail-In Rebate(1) eMachines T3506: New Technology at Exceptional Price of $349.99

Even students and families on the strictest budgets can get a new Vista Capable desktop PC to start the school year out on the right track. The new eMachines T3506 includes mainstream technology that will speed up everyday computing tasks such as online research, email and writing class papers. Even at this extremely low price, the eMachines T3506 provides abundant features, such as 512MB of memory, a 120GB hard drive and integrated ATI Radeon X300-based graphics with DirectX 9.0 support.

eMachines T3506 Desktop PC Configuration: * Intel Celeron D 352 Processor (3.20GHz) * ATI Radeon Xpress 200 with ATI Radeon X300 Based Integrated Graphics with DirectX 9.0 Support * Open PCI Express x16 Slot for Future Graphics Expansion * 512MB DDR Memory Expandable to 2GB * 120GB 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 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 Cyberlink(R) PowerDVD and CyberLink Power2Go(TM) for digital movie creation and playback. All of the new PCs also come with Microsoft (R) Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (with 60-day Digital Image Standard 2006 Trial) for editing and managing digital pictures.

Each of the PCs also comes with Microsoft(R) Works 8.5, a 60-day trial of Microsoft(R) Office(R) 2003 Student Teacher Edition, Microsoft(R) Money 2006 and Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer. The systems are also equipped with Adobe(R) Acrobat Reader 7, a six month membership of AOL 9.0(4), Google Toolbar, Microsoft(R) Media Player 10, RealNetworks RealPlayer(R), Windows Media Player, Quicktime(R) 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(TM) (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Firewall and Parental Control)(5). A pro-active service tool called BigFix(R) is included at no charge on all eMachines systems(6). With the customer's permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering updates to enhance the performance or capabilities of the PC.

In addition, 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 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 http://www.emachines.com/.

About eMachines

eMachines, a leading PC desktop brand in U.S. retail, is part of the Gateway 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 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.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available at all retail locations. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. Sale subject to Limited Warranty and Terms & Conditions agreement. Gateway cannot be held responsible for pricing or other typographical errors. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) For more information about rebate offer, log on to http://www.emachines.com/support/rebates.html (2) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit eMachines.com or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. Phone charges may apply for tech support. (3) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes. (4) Additional phone charges may apply. Call 1-800-846-2000 for details and access numbers. Check the number you select with your local phone company. New U.S. members 18+ only. Major credit card or checking account required. (5) 90 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required. (6) Internet connection required. (7) New Napster members only. Major credit card or Paypal required. You may cancel the service anytime before the end of your Free Trial and your account will not be billed, unless you purchase any tracks or albums during the trial. At the end of the trial period, if you do not cancel your membership, Napster will charge your account $9.95 per month. For details please go to http://www.napster.com/. (8) Performance may vary. See http://www.intel.com/ for additional information.

Gateway, Inc.

CONTACT: Lisa Emard of Gateway, Inc., +1-949-471-7705,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.gateway.com/

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