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EMachines T3642 and T5246 Desktop PCs Announced


eMachines Delivers Maximum Value in New Single- and Dual-Core Desktops

eMachines announced two new powerful desktop PCs ideal for a range of uses, from basic productivity to multimedia applications. Featuring AMD single- or dual-core processing power, the eMachines models meet a wide range of needs, and both systems feature the memory, graphics and storage capabilities to handle a wide variety of uses.

At just $349.99, the eMachines T3642 is a solid value, with enough features and capabilities to easily handle daily multi-tasking demands, while the eMachines T5246 provides consumers with an affordable solution that’s powerful enough to handle more demanding multimedia applications.

“eMachines desktops have always provided tremendous bang-for-the buck in both value and performance,” said Glenn Jystad, Gateway’s senior manager of desktops. “Our newest systems deliver on that promise, providing our customers with the power and capabilities to make their computer experience enjoyable and productive.”

eMachines T3642 Desktop — Everything Needed for Work and Play
The eMachines T3642 desktop includes all the key ingredients necessary for work and play. Featuring technology that allows customers to breeze through their daily work or entertainment-based activities, it’s an ideal system for a student, for use in a home office or general family use.

With the quick, reliable performance of AMD Athlon™ 64-bit processing and 1GB DDR2 dual-channel memory, consumers can easily multi-task, send email, create documents and surf the Internet, all while listening to music or burning CDs and DVDs with ease. Large amounts of data can be saved to the high-speed 250GB SATA II hard drive(1), which provides plenty of space to store digital media and documents.

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The eMachines T3642 is available now at leading retailers for $349.99. Visit for additional information.

eMachines T5246 Desktop Delivers Powerful Dual-Core Processing for Demanding Multimedia Applications
With dual-core processing, enhanced storage capacity and large memory, the eMachines T5246 desktop combines value with a high level of performance. For consumers interested in leveraging the entertainment and multimedia capabilities of their PC, the T5246 is an ideal choice for those interested in photo editing and creating and burning their own CDs and DVDs.

Featuring 2GB DDR2 memory and the power of two cores in a blazingly fast AMD Dual-Core processor, performance can be increased by up to 80 percent(2), delivering ultra fast system response for online multitasking and demanding multimedia applications. A large 400GB SATA II hard drive(1) provides ample room for storing a Media Center library, digital photos and other documents.

The eMachines T5246 is available now at leading retailers for $429.99. Visit for additional information.

Both Systems Include Multimedia and Entertainment Capabilities that Enhance Productivity and Leisure Time
For customers interested in watching movies and sharing photo albums on their PC, both systems include NVIDIA GeForce integrated graphics, which delivers smooth, rich video for a first-rate viewing experience. In addition, a SuperMulti drive allows consumers to burn DVDs and CDs on any type of disc format. A high-speed 15-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader provides instant access to photos, video and music from virtually any portable consumer electronic device.

Both systems come pre-loaded with Microsoft Works 9.0, so consumers can instantly get productive, sending email, managing spreadsheets and creating documents. Windows Vista Home Premium and a 60-day trial of Norton security includes parental controls and built-in protection against the latest viruses and spyware.

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eMachines T5246 Specifications eMachines T3642 Specifications
Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200+ (Dual Core) (AMD LIVE!™) 64-bit processor with AMD64 Technology AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 4000+ 64-bit processor with AMD64 Technology
System Bus Operates at 2.2GHz | 2 x 512KB L2 cache | 2000MHz System bus Operates at 2.6GHz | 512KB L2 cache | 2000MHz system bus
Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6100 chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6100 chipset
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6100 integrated graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6100 integrated graphics
Memory 2048MB DDR2 memory, dual channel 1024MB DDR2 memory, dual channel
Hard Drive(2) 400GB SATA II (7200RPM, 8MB cache) 250GB SATA II (7200RPM, 8MB cache)
Optical Drive 16x DVD±R/RW SuperMulti drive 16x DVD±R/RW SuperMulti drive
Audio 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
Media Reader High-performance 15-in-1 digital media card reader High-performance 15-in-1 digital media card reader
Expansion slots 6 – USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear) 6 – USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear)
Speakers Amplified stereo speakers (USB powered) Amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)
Keyboard Multifunction keyboard Multifunction keyboard
Mouse 2-button wheel mouse (PS/2) 2-button wheel mouse (PS/2)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Premium

eMachines 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 60-day trial of McAfee Internet Security Suite™ (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Firewall and Parental Control)(3). A pro-active service tool called BigFix is included on all eMachines systems(4). 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(5). For more information on eMachines products, customers can visit

About eMachines
eMachines, a leading retail PC brand, is part of the Gateway family of technology products that is recognized for its world-class customer service and support. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world’s third-largest PC company. See 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 responsible for pricing or other typographical errors. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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

(2) Over single core processors; according to AMD benchmarks

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(3) 90 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required.

(4) Internet connection required.

(5) 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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