is eMachines any good???

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  1. manixc

    manixc New Member

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    I am going to buy a notebook, and the emachines m5310 caught my attention.
    anyone has this notebook and want to share their experiences???
    thanks
     
  2. CaseLogic

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    I heard they're crap, but you can never trust the word of mouth... or can you?
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    eMachines=cheap junk.
     
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    well at first they were complete pieces of junk. They were bought out by someone and I think their build quality has gone up, some PCWorld reviews noted that they were getting better. I'd definitely check out some reviews. Theyre like the hyundai of pc's I suppose. They sucked at first but are getting better
     
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    A guy came in the other day with their laptop. I thought it was a Toshiba at first. I'm not sure about the quality though, it's only been a couple of days.
     
  7. manixc

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    well, I'm a student so I can't really afford anything more expensive.
     
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    i have a new emachines widescreen laptop, no problems far, and good specs for low price compared to sony and whatnot.
     
  9. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    You can probably get a student discount from most vendors as long as you can verify that you are a student (how to do so depends on the vendor). That's how I bought my Dell laptop, got a pretty good deal too.
     
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    For the money the m5310 isn't even worth it :eek3:
     
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    This is cheap junk???? well take a look at my emachine's specs

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 9/28/2003, 15:13:39
    Machine name: SEXY
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: eMachines, Inc.
    System Model: Imperial
    BIOS: Revision 0.90
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz
    Memory: 638MB RAM
    Page File: 188MB used, 1372MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 (4.09.0000.0900)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0900 32bit Unicode

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: RADEON 9100 SERIES
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: Radeon 9100 (QM)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_514D&SUBSYS_7C151545&REV_00
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Dell E771a
    Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
    Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0001.6292 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 1/21/2003 00:45:02, 268416 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 1/21/2003 00:44:36, 569984 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-120D-11CF-616E-145CA1C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1002
    Device ID: 0x514D
    SubSys ID: 0x7C151545
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled

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    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 28.2 GB
    Total Space: 38.2 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: ST340810A

    Drive: D:
    Free Space: 49.8 GB
    Total Space: 76.3 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: WDC WD800JB-00ETA0

    Drive: E:
    Model: SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 04:27:56, 47488 bytes
     
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  13. mdaniel

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    And I'll bet your eMachine came with 128MB of RAM too because I've seen them do that with WinXP. Sad.
     
  14. Maverick

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    The newer eMachines look nicer, but I'd stay away. My friend had an older one and it was all really cheap oem shitty components.
     
  15. Jabberwocky

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    I own one. They are nice initially, good prices for what you're getting. Unfortunately, they offer no support, the software that comes with them is crap, and DO NOT EXPECT to add anything to your computer without major surgery.

    If I could go back in time, I would build my own. It would be cheaper and better, both short term and long term.

    If you don't know where to start, www.pricewatch.com
     
  16. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    eMachines are freaking horrible. We call them eJunk.

    They work fine when you first get them, but they fall to crap rather quickly.

    Can't afford anything else? Have you looked at Dell?.. They have new laptops starting at $699.. and new desktop packages (W/ MONITOR) starting at $499..

    Sounds affordable to me.. and I imagine thats cheaper then eJunk.. with better support and definately upgradable.
     

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