Summary: 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.
Pros: Strong features for a low price; on certain tests, outperforms desktops that cost $125 more; room to expand inside; power-efficient.
Cons: Gaudy green-lit plastic strip on the front of the case; poor video playback performance.