A quick look around the just opened Flatbush, Brooklyn location of
Gateway introduced its first-quarter eMachines desktop computer lineup, all of which feature Microsoft Windows Vista.
The three-unit line ranges in price from $349 to $529, after $50 mail-in rebate, and are available now at retail.
The flagship model is the T5224. It is powered by Intel Pentium D 820 processors, has 1GB of DDR2 memory (expandable to 2GB), a 250GB 7,200rpm hard drive, a dual-layer/dual-format DVD burner and an integrated Intel graphics card. The unit is Intel Viiv compatible and ships with Vista Home Premium.
The step-down model is the T5082, which runs a 3GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor and features 512MB of DDR2 memory (expandable to 2GB), a 160GB 7,200rpm hard drive, a dual-layer/dual-format DVD burner and ATI Radeon X300 integrated graphics. It ships with Vista Home Basic.
The entry-level T3604 has a 3.3GHz Intel Celeron processor, 512MB of memory (expandable to 2GB), a 120GB 7,200rpm hard drive, Intel graphics card and a CD-RW/DVD combo drive. It also uses Vista Home Basic.