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July 07, 2008

eMachines Intros New Desktop Computers, Monitors

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor

eMachines introduced a new line of desktop PCs designed for home computer users and students heading back to school in the fall. These PCs include entertainment and productivity applications, as well as educational project and presentation capabilities.
The eMachines T3656 is designed to ease day-to-day computing activities with entertainment applications and communications features. MSRP is $299.99.
The eMachines W3653 bundle (pictured) combines a high-performance desktop PC with a 17” widescreen LCD monitor. Priced at $498, this package features Intel (News - Alert) Celeron Dual-Core processor and 1GB DDR2 memory for running multiple entertainment and productivity applications simultaneously. It also comes with a 320GB SATA II hard drive.
eMachines T5274 is designed for users who need to multitask. Priced at $399.99, the computer provides dual-core performance and ample memory for multitasking and enjoying multimedia applications such as games, videos and music. It comes with a 320GB SATA II hard drive.
eMachines W3653 BundleThe SuperMulti drive present in all these machines make them ideal for users who enjoy digital media and entertainment. 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. Peripherals and electronic devices such as MP3 players and digital cameras can be connected to these computers using six included USB ports.
In addition to the new computers, eMachines also released two widescreen LCD monitors. The new 17” widescreen LCD —  with 1440 x 900 resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio and quick 8ms response time — is priced at $189.99. The eMachines 19” widescreen LCD is priced at $209.99 and provides 720p High-Definition support and an 800:1 contrast ratio.
“Choosing the right computer to best fit your needs and budget can be daunting, especially for students heading away from home,” said Glenn Jystad, senior manager for eMachines desktops, in a statement. “These new eMachines desktop PCs offer a range of performance levels and features that not only meet the computing needs of students and families, but offer attractive prices that will appeal to today’s budget conscious consumers.”
Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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