eMachines was originally created in September 1998 as same as Gateway created the same year to specialize in low-budget PCs. eMachines became part of Gateway in March of 2004, which at the same time, became part of Acer in October of 2007. As of the January 2013 CES, Acer has ended the eMachines line of computers after nearly 15 years of service.

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