Summary: This little computer replaced another giant Emachine knee knocker under my desk that I've had for 7 years. It was a refurbished as well. Frankly I did not want an operating system but this came with Windows 7 and so far so good. I've never known windows to go more than a year without major problems so at the first sign I will install a free Linux OS called PCLOS. I've already checked it out and it works perfectly. It is superior to Windows for what I do.
Summary: I purchased 10 of these emachines to fit behind lcd monitors on small desks, they're an excellent product. This PC has a really small footprint, low price and runs reliably for most applications including web, streaming media and wireless. They have a cool green glow emitting from the bottom to let you know it's running, are very quiet - although two had a subtle high-pitched ring at first, which went away after a few days.
Summary: Very nice and good performance, although I'm still having some "noise" in the sound. Don't know if that's a driver issue. I have the latest driver installed. Connected to a receiver through HDMI. I tested audio with both Optical and HDMI, but still the same noise. Video and other features are very good.
Summary: This was bought to connect to a large TV in order to watch tv and movies online on occasion. And it fills the requirement perfectly. I did not want internet on my TV from my BluRay player, or anything else along those lines, as I wanted full computer functionality, not just a few apps that someone else decided would be all I needed.
Summary: I got my ER1402-05 yesterday. I had waited on ordering it because I couldn't find enough information about a feature I was concerned about. I discovered I had no need to worry. My concern was about remotely starting it. In order for me to do this - the BIOS needs to be the type BIOS that is in desktop computers, which allows you to specify how the PC responds to restoring power input.
Summary: I jsut recieved this today and I have to say I am quite suprised that the machine performs so well for the price.It's been a purchase so far that I would highly recommend which I don't do that often for emachines.It's relatively quick very small and only had a minmum amount of bloatware. I can't wait to see how it will perform wth an upgrade to 4gb of ram.
Little bit sluggish HDMI but great performance per price
J. Han, Amazon
11 November 2010
Summary: Due to the price, I didn't expect much from this machine. But it's actually pretty great. It's connected to two displays, an Acer 19" LCD monitor via VGA and a LG 42" HDTV via HDMI. Both work very well. HDMI is kind of sluggish especially when I unplug the speaker jack. I believe it's due to switching the sound driver. But it's only about 10~20 secs. After that, it just runs perfectly. It's very quiet and cool.
Summary: Bought this little thing to replace a Core 2 quad that was making too much noise. Since the desktop is just used for word processing and web surfing, speed is not important. MS Office, itunes, even 1080p video played back just fine. Absolutely no noise. Storage is not an issue since I save to a home file server. Very happy. Hardly notice the difference compared to the Core 2 Quad.