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Remember eMachines? The company was founded in 1998, the same year Saving Private Ryan and A Bug's Life hit the big screen. For those of you who weren't in the PC scene back then, eMachines built low-cost computers that became popular because of their price tags, but were generally disregarded by power users. Gateway purchased the company in 2004 for $262 million in cash and stock, which in turn was acquired by Acer in 2007 for $710 million. So there's a quick and dirty history on eMachines, a brand that will soon be history. Acer announced that it intends to discontinue the eMachines brand, though... Read more...
eMachines still makes PCs? Oh, yes, they definitely do. It may not be a brand that you're incredibly familiar with, but the company is putting it on thick with the introduction of their newest machine. It's a small form factor PC with lots of great hardware and an even greater price, and this may be the machine to get if you're looking for a new bedroom computer or just a cheap desktop to keep around in the home office. The Mini-e ER1402 is one of the smaller SFF PCs on the market, weighing 9lbs. and measuring just 7.1" in diameter. It also offers up full HD playback in a unique glossy black diamond... Read more...
Believe it or not, the machine you see pictured here really is an eMachines. It wasn't that long ago that eMachines was a name synonymous with lackluster, but no more; the company is refreshing its brand and producing far more stylish machines than before, with its latest all-in-one PC looking nearly as good as Apple's iconic iMac. Boasting a thin, sleek design that should spruce up most any pressboard computer desk, the newest member of the EZ series is labeled the EZ1601-01 and is available only in a Diamond Black hue that's accented with green LED lighting and silver trim. As eMachines puts... Read more...
eMachines may not be a mainstay in the home PC market yet, but it's been a solid contender for years now. As the company's quality and design prowess has improved, it has finally come around to dishing out rigs that are quite appealing. For instance, have a look at the three newest desktops, all of which are respectable rigs for handling basic tasks and light duty gaming. The ET1300-02, ET1810-01 and ET1810-03 desktop PCs boast a new design scheme for the company, and all are aimed at budget minded consumers that still want a good bit of performance. The boxes include AMD or Intel processors, between... Read more...
With such a small market share (2.8%), I'm suprised the Packard Bell Division is still around. Since Lap Shun Hui sold eMachines, I can not imagine his motovation for this purchase. NEC, Japan's third-largest electronics conglomerate, said it sold its holdings in Packard Bell BV to Lap Shun Hui, former co-founder of eMachines, a maker of low-cost PCs that has since been bought by Gateway Inc. NEC declined to comment on the price. Packard Bell BV has annual sales of around 130 billion yen ($1.09 billion), but has been in the red for several years.... Read more...