Families and
students on a budget can now get a new PC with the latest technology thanks to
Gateway’s new eMachines line of desktop PCs, available now at leading

“With our new line of eMachines PCs, we’re continuing to provide today’s
leading technologies at unbeatable prices,” said Ed Fisher, Gateway’s senior
vice president of product planning. “Hands down, our new desktops offer the
best values available today. Plus, eMachines PCs offer the highest quality and
reliability backed by unsurpassed customer support.”

The new eMachines desktop PCs are designed for those on a budget,
including home users, students, small businesses and anyone needing a second
PC. Families sharing a single PC can now add a second with little investment.
College students preparing for fall classes can use their eMachines PC to
conduct research online, work on class assignments and stay connected via

The new line of eMachines desktop PCs offers more high-end features at
entry level prices than ever. The line is comprised of three new desktop PCs
that all offer fast processors, DVD or CD burners, and an 8-in-1 memory card
reader that accepts the most popular memory devices. These features, along
with the systems’ large hard drives and five USB 2.0 ports, make the PCs ideal
for entertainment, productivity and the latest digital media hobbies including
music downloading, digital photography and digital video editing.

All of the new eMachines PCs are ready for networking and communication,
with integrated Intel PRO 10/100 LAN and a 56K V.92 modem. Each comes with
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Works 7.0, Microsoft Money 2004,
Encarta Online and Norton Antivirus. The new computers boast eMachines’ sleek
chassis design, which stylishly fits into any home, office or dorm room.
Complementary eMachines monitors are sold separately with prices starting at
$119.99 after $50 mail-in rebate(1).

The new eMachines back-to-school desktop PC line-up includes:

eMachines T2824: Minimum Investment for Maximum Return
PC buyers can get more in an entry-level system than ever with the
eMachines T2824. Priced at just $399.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1), the
eMachines T2824 is loaded with the latest technology, including an Intel(R)
Celeron(R) D 325 (2.53 GHz) processor, 40GB hard drive(2) and Intel Extreme
Graphics. And eMachines goes beyond competitors’ $399 systems to offer
enhanced technology, such as 256MB of DDR SDRAM expandable to 1GB, a combo
DVD-ROM/CD burner, and an 8-in-1 memory card reader.

eMachines T2958: All the Essentials of Computing
The eMachines T2958 adds additional value to the solid foundation of the
T2824 with more memory, a larger hard drive and a faster processor. The
eMachines T2958 comes with the Intel(R) Celeron(R) D 330 (2.66 GHz) processor,
80GB hard drive(2), and 512MB of DDR SDRAM expandable to 1GB. Also, the
eMachines T2958 offers a dedicated DVD-ROM drive and a CD burner, along with
Intel Extreme Graphics and the 8-in-1 memory card reader. The eMachines T2824
is priced at just $499.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. (1)

eMachines T3092: Latest Technology, Unbeatable Price
Offered at an unbeatable price of only $599.99 after a $50 mail-in
rebate(1), the eMachines T3092 is packed with all the technology typically
found in systems costing close to $1,000. The AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor
boasts fast performance, and the 512MB of DDR SDRAM is expandable to 2GB. The
NVIDIA(R) GeForce4(TM) MX graphics card makes this a great system for the
latest PC games and online entertainment. Storage options abound in the
eMachines T3092. It comes with huge 160GB hard drive(2), ideal for storing
digital video and years of digital photos. The system also has two optical
drives — a DVD +/- RW drive and a CD-ROM drive — in addition to the 8-in-1
media card reader.

Gateway supports its eMachines line of PCs with a standard one-year
limited warranty(3). For more information on eMachines products, customers can
visit http://www.emachines.com or call (800) 362-2446.

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. For example, eMachines users who activate the BigFix application are
offered Microsoft(R) XP operating system updates to prevent damage from the
latest worm or virus, or a new video driver to support the latest computer