eMachines manufactures affordable home PCs and is based in Irvine, California. This company was established in September 1998. It was a joint venture between the Korean computer producer, TriGem, and Korean monitor maker, KDS. Till date, eMachines has sold more than five million PCs to computer users globally. The eMachines D6417 is a desktop computer equipped with impressive features. The D6417 has a tower type cabinet and is preferable for home use. The PC is powered with an AMD Athlon 64 processor that offers speed of 2GHz and 256 MB (DDR SDRAM) memory. The eMachines D6417 boasts an 80GB hard drive and a DVDÂ±RW dual layer drive. The dual layer optical drive is apt for storing digital data and multimedia entertainment. The D6417 is outfitted with 4x DIMMs memory slots and supports 400MHz of RAM speed. The D6417 includes integrated inputs and output ports such as USB 2.0, FireWire, LAN port, keyboard port, parallel port and phone jack. It supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, CompactFlash card, SD Memory cards etc. This computer sports ATI RADEON Xpress 200 graphic processor and is equipped with integrated audio system. The eMachines has a fax type modem and an integrated 10/100 network card. It looks sleek, is compact and comes with a year's warranty. One can watch movies, play music, store data and photographs etc. with the eMachines D6417. It offers impressive performance at a relatively affordable price. The gadget also offers customer care services such as product support and downloads, parts and upgrades, PC security for their products etc.