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 this weid-looking thing back in August, and I'm only now posting my review, because I'm only now realizing what a huge mistake I made! I chose this computer based on price because I have a limited income. I had to replace my 7-year-old Gateway which was just too slow and lacking in memory. As soon as I had set up the ER1402-05, I found it lacking in essentials. No disk drive, so I had to order an external, so I could load software for printers, etc.
Summary: After a couple weeks I would say the emachine ER1402-05 isn't bad. You can't help but factor in the $300 price tag - hence the 4 stars - it is what it is. It is not the fastest machine in the world but the setup with Windows 7 was easy and the USB, HDMI, and digital media card reader ports are good. While clearly documented, the 7.1" x 7.1" size is a bit surprising - it is smaller than you expect. But it is quiet and can fit in a small spot.
Summary: Update. After someone's comments about the machine, viruses and Microsoft. Tough to actually split the device and the software. Yes, it's a nicely designed, small PC. Great. Several USB and an HDMI port. Great. Go job eMachine. But from the moment you turn it on and hooked to the internet it's infected with a virus. Really? So, where to vent? eMachine? or Microsoft? So, if you're looking for a nicely designed, inexpensive shell and processor, this machine would fit that.