August 20, 1999: Apple Sues eMachines

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #2
    I remember that Gateway had a system called the Neo which was essentially an iMac, although it was beige and featured a floppy drive :p

    [​IMG]
     
  3. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    in your closet
    #3

    neo? i had one of these it was called the astro. it was a tough little thing. but i hated having windows me and all.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #4
    Windows ME and those looks? How could they have gone wrong? :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  5. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    in your closet
    #5
    it wasnt long before i decided to put windows 98 SE on. i have to say i really did liked that machine ... till the motherboard died. Gateway refused to allow me to get it repaired cause they said they no longer support it or some crazy talk like that. so, i just built my own computer.
     
  6. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Keele, United Kingdom
    #6
    Did it do the Superman? :p
     
  7. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    in your closet
  8. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #8
    It seems that they used different names in different countries. If I go to the old Gateway NZ site and try to download drivers for the Neo, it redirects me through to the Astro drivers on the US site.
     
  9. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

    Lixivial

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Location:
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    #9
    As a point of reference, I believe this is the machine they're referring to. Leave it to eMachines to goose up a nice design.

    The eMachines eOne:

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I remember that Gateway monstrosity. :)
     
  10. bep207 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    #10
    eMachines suck horribly, figures that they try to (unsuccesfully) make a machine look good
     
  11. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Location:
    Illinois
    #11
    I know! :rolleyes: Gateway is going to go down the tubes...
     
  12. wmmk macrumors 68020

    wmmk

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Location:
    The Library.
    #12
    really. it started with their retail shops, then it's been all downhill for them. still, they're not doing badly in the tablet market.
     
  13. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

    wyatt23

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Location:
    Forest Hills, NY
    #13
    gateway started to do terrible because they started marketing media pc's for living room use about 5 years before they were ready to.

    plasmas were too expensive, lcds too expensive and too small, no windows media center edition.

    now. gateway doubleplusungood.
     

Share This Page