Gateway Brings Relief to Tax Season with Affordable New eMachines PCs, Widescreen Displays


IRVINE, Calif., April 12 - During a time of year when consumers' finances are top-of-mind, Gateway is now offering its new line of eMachines desktop PCs and widescreen LCDs at tremendous values.

The new line of eMachines desktop PCs and displays is available beginning this weekend at leading retailers.

"We have a great value proposition for anyone who needs a PC or display, whether they just had to write a large check to the IRS or are receiving a tax refund," said Glenn Jystad, Gateway's manager of consumer desktops. "Our new PC line delivers in-demand technology such as DVD burners and large hard drives at incredibly affordable prices. The new PCs can even help consumers get ready for next year's tax season by giving them a better way to manage their personal and home finances. Plus, the new LCD displays are crisp and vibrant, while their widescreen design gives our customers more room to access information and applications."

Equipped with powerful processors, ample memory and Microsoft® Windows Vista(TM), the new eMachines PC line is ready to deliver a powerful and efficient computing experience for consumers, students and small businesses. The line comes with the software that makes it ready to use out of the box to create documents, search online and keep in touch via email.

It's easy to connect peripherals like displays, printers and routers as well as electronic devices like digital cameras and MP3 players to the new eMachines models, which each feature six USB ports. Two models in the new PC line feature a leading-edge 15-in-1 Digital Media reader, which accepts virtually all of the most popular media cards and flash memory used in consumer electronics devices like digital cameras and digital video cameras.

After work and productivity tasks are complete, the PCs deliver enhanced features for entertainment and fun. They each come with a Multi-format Double-layer DVDR/RW drive for burning and playing back MP3 music, video, photos and other content on CD and DVD. Each PC comes with Cyberlink® Power2Go(TM) as well as with Microsoft® Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (with 60-day Digital Image Standard 2006 Trial).

DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics in the new eMachines PC line makes them ready for popular games. Each PC is pre-installed with 10 demo games and one hour of game play powered by WildTangent®. Enhancing gaming and movie viewing, the PCs have 6-Channel (5.1) High Definition audio and amplified speakers for striking sound.

The new eMachines PCs come with Microsoft® Works 8.5, a 60-day trial of Microsoft® Office® 2007 Home Student Edition, Microsoft® Money 2006 and Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7. The systems are equipped with Adobe® Reader, a six month membership of AOL 9.0,(2) Google Toolbar, Google Desktop Search, RealNetworks RealPlayer®, Quicktime® and a 30-day trial of Napster 3.0.(3)

The new line of eMachines displays includes two widescreen LCDs, available in a 19-inch model for $209.99 and in a 17-inch model for $179.99, both after a $50 mail-in rebate.(3) The eMachines widescreen LCDs provide high resolutions, bright color and clarity as well as the widescreen design that makes them ideal for use with multiple applications or Microsoft Windows Vista. In addition, a 17-inch flat-screen CRT is also available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.(3)

The new eMachines PCs for the spring quarter of 2007 include:

eMachines T3612 Desktop PC Configuration:

o Intel® Celeron® D 360 Processor
(3.46GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)

o 512MB DDR2 Memory Expandable to 2GB

o 120GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(4)

o Multi-format, Dual-layer DVDR/RW Drive

o Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

o Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic(5)

o Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starting at $349.99 after a
mail-in or instant rebate up to $50.(1)

eMachines T5088 Desktop PC Configuration:

o Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 641 (3.20GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)

o 512MB DDR2 Memory Expandable to 2GB

o 160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive(4)

o Multi-format, Dual-layer DVDR/RW Drive

o 15-in-1 Digital Media Reader

o Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

o Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic(5)

o Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starting at $399.99 after a
mail-in or instant rebate up to $50.(1)

eMachines T5226 Desktop PC Configuration:

o Intel© Pentium® D 925 Processor
(two cores, each running at 3.00GHz, two 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)

o 1024MB DDR2 Memory Expandable to 2GB

o 250GB SATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive(4)

o Multi-format, Dual-layer DVDR/RW Drive

o 15-in-1 Digital Media Reader

o Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

o Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium(5)

o Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starting at $499.99 after a
mail-in or instant rebate up to $50.(1)

World-Class Software, Service and Support

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).(6) A pro-active service tool called BigFix® is included on all eMachines systems.(7) With the customer's permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering updates to enhance the performance or capabilities of the PC.

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.(8) 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 (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 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 www.gateway.com/ for more information.

(1) For more information about rebate offer, log on to
emachines.com/support/rebates.html

(2) 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.

(3) 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/.

(4) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion
bytes.

(5) Not all Windows Vista features are available for use on all Windows
Vista Capable PCs. All Windows Vista Capable PCs will run the core
experiences of Windows Vista, such as innovations in organizing and
finding information, security, and reliability. Some features
available in premium editions of Windows Vista-like the new Windows
Aero(TM) user interface-require advanced or additional hardware. Check
www.windowsvista.com/editions for details.

(6) 90 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required.

(7) Internet connection required.

(8) 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.

Source: Gateway, Inc.

CONTACT:
Lisa Emard,
Gateway, Inc.,
949-471-7705,
lisa.emard@gateway.com

Web site: www.gateway.com/

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