Betanews reports that Gateway/eMachines will be offering a new Media Center PC for $599!  The specs are pretty impressive for such a cheap computer:

  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • 1GB DDR SDRAM
  • 200GB hard drive
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 200
  • 8 in 1 media reader
  • Rewritable dual-layer DVD drive
  • CD-ROM drive

Wow.  No mention of a TV Tuner, monitor or remote though... 

I've never bought an eMachines computer before, but that seems like a great deal for a pretty powerful system.