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E-machines ET1831-07
6.3 out of 10

E-machines ET1831-07

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Overall 8

Great machine except...

Rany B., Newegg
9 September 2010
  • Summary: Emachines, get with the program and be a bit more compatible with other manufacturers mkay?
  • Pros: Windows 7 came with very little bloatware and hooked up easily enough. For the price it's a nice little unit that will do any multi-media or graphics editing without hesitation. If you're going to game, get a better power supply to go with a graphics card; but the con is... (continued in the con ...
  • Cons: I would have given this 5 stars except for the fact that when I went to replace the power supply with a 500 watt unit for my gt 240 graphics card, the screw holes didn't line up. Apparently, the only power supply you can put in there is one from Emachines. I have it sitting in there on the ridges...
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Overall 8

Not bad for a "Mom" Machine

William H., Newegg
3 September 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for my Mom to replace her increasingly cranky 5 year old Dell and I'm really quite impressed with the overall quality of it. I've installed an inexpensive and low power Radeon 4650 which made Windows Media Center usable and added sorely needed DVI and HDMI outputs.
  • Pros: Really solid out-of-the-box experience. Runs Windows 7 very well indeed. Very quiet. Minimal amount of bloatware. Mom *loves* it.
  • Cons: The built-in nVidia 7050 is hopelessly outdated and underpowered (don't even think of trying to watch fullscreen NetFlix @ 1680x1050 for example) with a paltry Window 7 Experience score of just 3.2. Not upgradable without a motherboard and power supply swap.
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