updated 09:20 am EST, Tue January 30, 2007
eMachines Vista Desktops
eMachines commemorated the launch of Vista today by updating its desktops to match the new software's features. The flagship T5224 is built to match the demands of Vista Home Premium and now has a 2.8GHz dual-core Pentium 4 as well as 1GB of memory. Two models aimed at running the less demanding Home Basic are also available from Gateway's budget division: the mid-range T5082 sports a 3GHz single-core Pentium 4, 512MB of RAM, 160GB of storage, and the same card reader while the entry level T3604 opts for a 3.33GHz Celeron and a 120GB hard disk. A 15-in-1 card reader and a DVD rewriter are standard on all but the basic T3604 system. The trio of new models is said to be shipping today at prices ranging between $350 for the T3604 and $530 for the faster T5224.