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Desktop eMachine PCs include T6520 with Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center 2005, T6410 with AMD Athlon(TM) 64-bit processors and ATI graphics, T4010 with digital media-enhancing extras, and entry-level T3990 with Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition. All feature Internet Security Pack, which includes Symantec Norton Internet Security(TM) 2005, McAfee Anti-Spyware(TM) 2005, and eMachines BigFix® software. PCs are network and broadband ready with integrated 10/100 Ethernet and 56K V.92 fax/modem.

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eMachines Solidifies Leadership in Delivering Affordable, High-Performance PCs

Back-to-School Line Includes $599 Media Center PC and Value-Priced Desktops From $339

IRVINE, Calif., June 23 -- Students and families can get a jump on the next school year with the new line of eMachines(R) desktop PCs available now through the back-to-school buying season at leading retailers. Highlights of the new line include the eMachines T6520 PC with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center 2005, priced at just $599.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1) as well as the eMachines T6410 with AMD Athlon(TM) 64-bit processors and high-end ATI graphics, priced at just $499 after a $50 mail-in rebate.(1)

"The turbo-charged eMachines T6520 delivers the best value in Media Center PCs available today -- and it can be found right away at leading retailers," said Marc Demars, senior director, desktop product marketing. "Families and students will enjoy the many entertainment and learning benefits of the new eMachines T6520 Media Center PC. Plus, anyone looking for one of the best deals around can find just that in the eMachines T6520 as well as several other featured models that deliver leading technology at a range of price points starting at just $339.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate."

The new eMachines line includes numerous models with four featured products that provide relevant technology at low price points. In addition to the eMachines T6520 and eMachines T6410, featured products include the eMachines T4010 with 512MB DDR SDRAM and 100GB for less than $400 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1), as well as the eMachines T3990, a solid entry level configuration at $339.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1).

The new line of eMachines desktop PCs is designed to meet the varied needs of PC users, including families, home office users, students or anyone needing a solid PC. College and high school students getting a jump on fall classes can use their eMachines PC to conduct research online, work on class assignments and stay connected via email. Also, families sharing a single PC can now add a second without a significant investment.

eMachines T6520: Media Center PC, 1GB of RAM for under $600
Offered at an attractive price of only $599.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1), the eMachines T6520 makes enjoying digital content, PC games and the Internet fun and easy with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition 2005. The unique operating system has a user-friendly interface that enhances either a PC or a home entertainment environment.

Complementing the software, the system is packed with all the technology usually found in systems costing close to $1,000. The PC's AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3400+ processor provides 64-bit processing for leading-edge performance today and in the future. The system also provides outstanding graphics performance thanks to the ATI Radeon(TM) Xpress 200 graphics, support for DirectX(TM) 9.0 and an available PCI Express(R) x16 slot for any potential future graphics upgrade. It comes with a huge 200GB hard drive(2) running at 7200 RPM with 2MB cache for maximum performance when accessing and storing digital media files. The surprisingly large 1GB DDR SDRAM further boosts the system's performance. The system also features an 8-in-1 media card reader and two optical drives -- a 16x double-layer multi-format DVD1RW drive and a CD-ROM drive -- for music, video, and data recording and playback.

eMachines T6410: AMD Athlon(TM) 64 at an Incredible Value, Less Than $500
The eMachines T6410 brings cutting-edge processing and graphics to a new low price point. Boasting an AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3200+ with ATI Radeon(R) Xpress 200 graphics, the eMachines T6410 delivers impressive computing with 64-bit processing and superb integrated graphics capabilities. It also includes an available PCI Express(R) x16 slot for future upgrades, which is a unique feature at this low price point. The PC flawlessly handles digital media, productivity applications and PC games with 512MB DDR SDRAM. Also, the eMachines T6410 features a 16x double-layer multi-format DVDplus/minusRW drive, a fast 7200RPM 160GB hard drive(2) with 2MB cache and an 8-in-1 memory card reader. The eMachines T6410 comes with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition and is priced at just $499.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.(1)

eMachines T4010: Digital Media-Enhancing Extras on a Budget
Families who want a solid first PC that is ready for digital media need look no further than the eMachines T4010. Priced at just $399.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1), the eMachines T4010 will please retail PC buyers with its full configuration that includes 512MB DDR SDRAM and a high-speed 7200 RPM 100GB hard drive(2) with 2MB of cache. Additional compelling technology, such as an Intel(R) Celeron(R) D 340 (2.93 GHz) processor, a combo DVD-ROM/CD burner and Intel(R) Extreme Graphics 2, further rounds out the new desktop PC. Digital media can be easily accessed by the PC with its seven USB 2.0 ports and an 8-in-1 memory card reader. The eMachines T4010 comes with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition.

eMachines T3990: Entry-Level Essentials at a New Low Price of $339
Priced at just $339.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1), the eMachines T3990 PC is a great entry-level system for anyone on a limited budget. The PC comes with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition and is ideal for handling productivity tasks like word processing, email and internet browsing. It comes with an 80GB hard drive(2), an Intel(R) Celeron(R) D 335 (2.8 GHz) processor, 256MB DDR SDRAM and Intel Extreme Graphics 2. It also comes with a CD-RW drive and six USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals and digital devices.

The PCs are all network and broadband ready with integrated 10/100 Ethernet and a 56K V.92 fax/modem.

The new PCs also provide an array of productivity software, so customers can enjoy their PC right out of the box. Each of the PCs comes with Microsoft(R) Works 8.0, 60-day trial of Microsoft(R) Office(R) 2003 Student/Teacher edition, Microsoft(R) Money 2005, Microsoft(R) Encarta Online, Adobe(R) Acrobat Reader, Microsoft(R) Media Player 10, RealNetworks RealPlayer(R) and AOL 9.0 with a three-month membership(3).

The eMachines desktops PCs with DVD burning capabilities come with Cyberlink(R) PowerDVD for enhancing DVDs with bright, vibrant visuals and the Nero 6 Suite that makes burning and backing up CDs and DVDs quick and easy. The eMachines T6520 also comes with Microsoft Picture It! 10 to maximize its outstanding digital photography capabilities.

Protecting the customer's data and investment, all four eMachines PCs are pre-installed with eMachines Internet Security Pack. This includes Symantec Norton Internet Security(TM) 2005(4) (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Firewall and Parental Control), McAfee Anti-Spyware(TM) 2005(5) and eMachines BigFix(R) software to help solve problems before they arise. The award-winning line of eMachines PCs is supported by top-notch service and support programs. In the January 2005 issue of PC World, eMachines was recognized by the magazine and its readers in its annual survey for having the highest overall service and reliability scores of all U.S. PC makers surveyed.(6)

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(R) 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.

The eMachines line of PCs comes with a standard one-year limited warranty(7). For more information on eMachines products, customers can visit

About eMachines
eMachines, the leading PC desktop brand in U.S. retail, is part of the Gateway (NYSE: GTW) 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 (NYSE: GTW) 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 for more information.

Sale subject to Limited Warranty and Terms & Conditions agreement. 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. 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.

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2. Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.
3. 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 US members 18+ only. Major credit card or checking account required.
4. 90 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required.
5. 30 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required.
6. PC World, "Readers Rate the Manufacturers," January 2005
7. Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit 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.

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