I always find it hilarious to read the reviews of people who a) buy something for $300 expecting it to perform like a media server at Google headquarters, and b) how much fun those disenchanted people seem to have striking a poor review for their own bad judgment. This tiny computer, running Windows 7 smoothly, with all the functionality a workstation should provide for someone using Outlook, Word or surfing the net, is an absolute steal.
Quicker than dual-core Atom processors in certain tests
For the same price as a smartphone or multimedia tablet, the eMachines Mini-e ER1402-05 gives you a real PC computing experience. When it's hooked up to an HDTV or large screen monitor, the ER1402-05 is great for watching videos from the Internet.
The few connections lack diversity
This inexpensive compact PC performs well for the price. This inexpensive compact PC performs well for the price. A small frame and low price tag aren't quite enough to help Lenovo's IdeaCentre Q150 pull away from the compact-PC pack. Acer's media-centric nettop offers Ion graphics, HDMI output, and high-speed networking. This supersmall device is a fully functioning PC, but only barely so. This machine's laundry list of omissions makes a netbook seem like a better option.
While a rather strange looking PC, the eMachines ER1402-05 compact desktop computer has a compact design that makes it great for home entertainment for connecting with your TV/stereo system or as a desktop computer in a compact space. Some of the feature include HDMI out, built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 2GB of RAM, and a wireless keyboard & mouse.
Runs Very Quiet And Cool
EL1352-03 is not going to be winning any performance awards but it certainly is extremely affordable at $400. Performance is more than enough for basic web, productivity and media streaming. The problem is that the system features some older technologies that will have issues at times with higher definition media and there is very little potential for upgrading. Sep 28 2010.
The bottom line: The eMachines ET1810-03 isn't the fastest or the most attractive computer, but we can't argue with the low price, attractive design, and a complete (if not slightly barren) set of components. If you can deal with the midtower size, it will make for an excellent general purpose PC for the home.
No digital video output
The eMachines ET1352-07 is a budget desktop computer. It is one of several models equipped with an Intel rather than AMD processor, utilizing the Intel Pentium E5400, which runs at 2.70GHz. The ET1352-07 also features 4GB of DDR2 memory and 750GB of storage capacity but, like most sub-$500 desktops, relies on integrated graphics.
relatively slow competing system
The bottom line: The eMachines ET1831-07 isn't much of a video playback device, but in all other respects, this is a solid budget PC. Perhaps the best deal going for its features, it also outperforms other desktops in and above its price range on general computing tasks. We recommend this system to anyone shopping for a low-cost computer.
Good General Performance And Features.
Apr 22 2010 - eMachines' ET1831-07 may not have the latest and greatest technology in their systems but for many people, they just need something that gets the job done at a reasonable price. With a price tag under $400, it is hard to argue that the system doesn't offer a good value with some nice feature upgrades over previous models. Just be warned that the system isn't very friendly to those looking to make internal upgrades.
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