View Full Version : Gateway-eMachine merger

31-01-2004, 22:32:15

In a move that could significantly shake up the PC market, Gateway announced on Friday that it will acquire privately held eMachines, Inc.—one of the fastest growing PC companies, for 50 million shares of Gateway stock and $30 million in cash. The transaction is expected to take up to two months to close, but it's already clear that the acquisition will have a seismic impact on Gateway's traditional, direct-sales methodology. The two companies held a conference call on Friday morning to answer some questions from analysts and the press, but the executives were evasive on many points.

Sir Penguin
31-01-2004, 22:43:08


31-01-2004, 22:51:45
My very first pc, mooed. Cute cow boxes and all. Saw their ad in Computer Shopper back when the magzine was the size of a city phone book.

31-01-2004, 23:28:51
Same here. 486 SX 33, 325mb harddrive with 8mb (I think) of ram. :)

31-01-2004, 23:32:59
My first non-AppleII clone was a Radio Shack 386 33 with about 100mb drive and 2mb ram (I upgraded to 4mb, but never did get a math coprocessor) running Windows 3.1.

I think Colonization was the first game I ever played on it.

Good times. :)

I upgraded to a Gateway PII 133mHz with 16mb RAM, Win95 a few years later.

02-02-2004, 17:51:14
I don't recall my first PC, but my first computer was a C64.

My current computer moos. I changed the sound for Outlook's incoming mail to a cow. It surprises coworkers and people I talk to on the phone, who think I'm standing in a field or something.

02-02-2004, 18:04:19
Mine was an Apple IIc clone - a LASER.

I'm very down on Gateway now, I'll build my own system next time.

02-02-2004, 22:29:41
Gateway sucks for a home system, but for business it's great, since you have a large number of machines with a known identical configuration, and usually the boss makes you spring for the extended warranty.

No longer Trippin
04-02-2004, 07:58:55
Isn't that sorta like taking the trash out with the two of them merging? Now you have one large piece of trash instead of two smaller ones.

Sir Penguin
04-02-2004, 08:49:49
Their chiropractors would kill them.