Media Center PC’s are getting cheap!


Betanews reports that Gateway/eMachines will be offering a new Media Center PC for $599!  The specs are pretty impressive for such a cheap computer:



  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • 1GB DDR SDRAM
  • 200GB hard drive
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 200
  • 8 in 1 media reader
  • Rewritable dual-layer DVD drive
  • CD-ROM drive

Wow.  No mention of a TV Tuner, monitor or remote though… 


I’ve never bought an eMachines computer before, but that seems like a great deal for a pretty powerful system.

Comments (7)

  1. Probably noisy as hell…

  2. Alli says:

    I have an eMachines Media Center and it is wonderful. And no, it is not noisy as hell, I have never had any problems at all with it. I’ve had it since December, and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.

  3. Rick says:

    I’ve never owned an eMachine either, but I’ve been asked to repair several out of warranty eMachines. In general, they have a very short warranty, everything in them is proprietary, and replacement parts are expensive as hell. I worked on one that did not use AT/ATX standards for placement of motherboard screws.

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