We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
74,944 News Articles

Gateway snaps up number one consumer PC maker

eMachines finds rich uncle

US PC maker Gateway has completed its buy-up of eMachines - the UK's biggest seller of consumer desktop computers. That makes Gateway the eighth-largest PC vendor in the world.

Gateway, which famously quit the UK market back in 2001, now has a medium-sized foot in Britain's retail door. eMachines' cheap low-end systems sell exclusively through Dixons Store Group and are now placed fifth in terms of total shipments, behind HP, Dell, NEC and Time Group, according to analyst IDC.

Gateway predicts that it will return to profitability in 2005, thanks to the sales growth and cost savings it expects to receive under the buy.

Gateway's purchase of eMachines reflects a renewed focus on the company's PC business after making an aggressive push into the consumer electronics market in the US.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

What's the best smartwatch? 11 iWatch rivals compared in our wearables round-up

IDG UK Sites

App cloning: the mobile software industry’s hidden shame

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features