What Was the First EMachines Desktop Model?

What Was the First EMachines Desktop Model?

What Was the First EMachines Desktop Model?

The first eMachines desktop computers were the eTower models that debuted in late 1998 and early 1999. EMachines hoped these entry-level computers would help capture a 20 percent market share of homes that did not yet have a PC.

The eTower did not include a monitor and sold at $399, $499 and $599 price points, depending on its configuration. The base model, the 333i, featured a Cyrix processor, a 2-gigabyte hard drive, 32 megabytes of memory, and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, and included a $95 mail-in rebate offer for a 14-inch monitor. At a time when most computers cost more than twice as much, the eTower helped eMachines become one of the top-selling computer brands in the earliest part of the 21st century.