PC maker eMachines is introducing at CES today, and started to ship, its winter 2004 desktop computer line, which includes six new units with the entry-level unit priced at $399.
The line starts with the T2642. This model, $399 estimated street price after $50 mail-in rebate, is powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, it has 256MB of DDR RAM, USB 2.0 ports, a 40GB hard drive, a CD-RW drive and is networking-ready. The step-up is the T2882. It features a slightly faster 2.8GHz Celeron chip, has an 80GB hard drive and dual CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives. Its street price is $479, after $50 mail-in rebate.
The two mid-range models are the T2792 and T2895. The first is priced at $449, after $50 mail-in rebate, and has a Celeron 2.7GHz processor, 256MB of DDR RAM, Intel Extreme Graphics 3D card, combo CD-RW/DVD drive, 80GB hard drive, is Ethernet-ready, and has six USB 2.0 ports. The T2895 adds a 2.8GHz Celeron, 512MB of DDR RAM, dual CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives, 120GB hard drive. Its street price is $549 after $50 mail in rebate.
The high-end models are the T3025 and T3265, which are shipping without rebates, with respective estimated street prices of $649 and $769.
The T3025 switches over to an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor and has an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card. The PC has 512MB of DDR RAM, dual CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives, a 160GB hard drive, an 8 in 1 flash media reader and five USB 2.0 ports. It is also Ethernet-networking-ready.
The T3265 sports a more powerful Athlon XP 3200+ processor, and a dual DVD drive capable of burning to plus and dash rewritable DVD media. It also has a CD-ROM drive and a 160GB hard drive.