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eMachines to Ship Appliance
eMachines, the computer company that made its name on low-priced desktop models, has stepped into the Internet appliance ring with its 'MSN Companion' system.

shipping sign  eMachines expects to begin shipping an Internet appliance in October, 2000. This appliance, called the MSN Companion , will - amazingly enough - use the Microsoft Network (MSN) as its Internet gateway/portal/service. eMachines will price the Companion at $349 (without monitor), but customers will be eligible for a $400 rebate if they sign up for 36 months of MSN service. Current competitors in the MSN-based appliance field include Compaq and Acer. Market Impact We see this as a continuation of

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