eMachines D620 14'' laptop reduced further @£180 (ASDA/George Instore) - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
eMachies (Acer) D620-0100
1.60GHZ AMD Athlon 2650e
1GB RAM (2x slots = 1 free)
Vista Basic
Pioneer DVD-RW DVRTD08RS
Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 160GB HDD
14.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) / ATI Radeon X1250
Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
6 cell battery battery (I think -can't confirm. Picture http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/6383/battery.jpg )

Instore £180 (was £200/£247/£280). Brand new boxed.


ASDA crewe.
Deal Tags:
More From George (Asda George):
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
jitennet Avatar
7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
Options

All Comments

(30) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Can't find link?:whistling:
#2
Title and last line say Instore, unless you spotted and were being sarcastic.
#3
a similar model i find from the asda website is available for £ 247. op do you mean this one?
http://direct.asda.com/Emachines-Laptop/000584169,default,pd.html
#4
yes think so, the specs are same as there is no model number available on the advert
#5
crappy spec, stupidly low price. crap brand. ah well voted hot anyways altho i would uninstall vista since machine is very low spec.
#6
Do people still buy eMachines :-D
#7
philmitchell
Do people still buy eMachines :-D


well the thing is its only £180 so if it breaks its not a majaor loss. If i ere tobuy this i would use it as a spare laptop or something for the kids to destroy and spill coke over. Just hope it lasts a couple of months before it gets wrecked. Compnents wise, they seem ok i would be worried about how the parts are put together, quality of motherboard and the laptop chassis. maybe invest into extended warranty option.
suspended#8
eMachines are **** but £180 says yes.
#9
Buy it and try it for a couple of weeks, if your not happy take it back to Asda and get a refund.
#10
£200 at Trafford Park
#11
£180 is a great price for a laptop. If its not right good at least you can use it for browsing the internet and a few other things.
#12
It might not be the best spec in the world, but then it is only £180, and for that you're getting a true laptop, not a netbook, with a decent size screen, and keyboard.If it was me, I'd remove Vista, and install XP, as you won't get great performance using Vista on this spec.For those on a budget, like myself I think this offers a lot for your money, and will be a very useful machine.

So I vote it HOT, because for the price of a decent Netbook, you actually get a pretty good Laptop.You can say it's rubbish, because it's an 'eMachine', but then with the average price of laptops being much lower in recent years, all manufacturers are building to the lowest price, just to make money, and that means cutting corners on spec and build quality, just like most consumer electronics.
#13
What is the max ram you can put into this?
#14
HAL2000
It might not be the best spec in the world, but then it is only £180, and for that you're getting a true laptop, not a netbook, with a decent size screen, and keyboard.If it was me, I'd remove Vista, and install XP, as you won't get great performance using Vista on this spec.For those on a budget, like myself I think this offers a lot for your money, and will be a very useful machine.

So I vote it HOT, because for the price of a decent Netbook, you actually get a pretty good Laptop.You can say it's rubbish, because it's an 'eMachine', but then with the average price of laptops being much lower in recent years, all manufacturers are building to the lowest price, just to make money, and that means cutting corners on spec and build quality, just like most consumer electronics.


It will include a free upgrade to Windows 7 as any Vista Machine purchased after 26 June gets a Home Premium upgrade. Hot just for that!
#15
Good point about Windows 7. Think I wil try and find one.
#16
i bought this notebook from asda it ran ok but when the fan came on the noise was realy loud so i got a refund from asda. might be able to live with it for £180.
#17
Called two stores by me, neither have any laptops in stock
#18
Just a wee note to say that I bought an EMachines laptop from Tesco Direct, in December. It ran okay, was fast enough for me, BUT, the actual build quality was ... terrible. Im no laptop expert but it felt like cheap almost softish plastic that toys are made from. The keyboard almost appeared to sit lower in the middle and stick up more round the sides, which it also appears to do in the Asda photo! I bought mine for Internet browsing and chat, yet within four HOURS of use, the delete key was jamming, and then it jammed the keys beside it, before actually breaking off completely. The mousepad..thing, was over sensitive and when i typed text, the cursor would keep suddenly jumping into the middle of text I had already typed. Apart from all this, the extended warranty was very expensive. Adjusting the settings didnt fix the problem.

I then bought an HP, which came with a cashback deal if you bought a three year extended warranty for only £43 (in itself a very good price already),, so that the warranty ended up costing me about £4. This offer is on again at the moment, and is attached to HP, so doesnt matter where you buy your HP model from. The build quality of the HP compared to the EMachine was absolutely miles apart. The HP is much sturdier and nicer looking, whilst looking sleeker too.

Mine cost a lot more than £180, but if you want to buy an extended warranty (which in the case of a laptop I think is a good idea), you will end up paying around £300 altogether, about the same as a much better HP, with its cashback on the warranty.

Sorry for ramble! :)
#19
Lebz
It will include a free upgrade to Windows 7 as any Vista Machine purchased after 26 June gets a Home Premium upgrade. Hot just for that!


Are you sure? I thought most manufacturers stipulate the free Win7 upgrade offer does not apply to the Vista 'Basic' edition.
#20
bill888
Are you sure? I thought most manufacturers stipulate the free Win7 upgrade offer does not apply to the Vista 'Basic' edition.


It's a MIcrosoft limitation. Vista Basic does NOT get a Windows 7 upgrade.
#21
tickedon
It's a MIcrosoft limitation. Vista Basic does NOT get a Windows 7 upgrade.


Additionally, the free upgrade to Windows 7 when you buy a Vista machine depends on the manufacturer.
http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx says that you need to check the details for each manufacturer about the availability.

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/06/windows-7-pricing-announced-cheaper-than-vista.ars says:

Ybarra told Ars that Microsoft would not charge consumers for Windows 7 if they purchased a Vista PC between tomorrow and the day of general availability. He did admit, however, that OEMs can choose the price of the upgrade, possibly charging for shipping and handling fees. Furthermore, it will be up to OEMs to decide which computers the upgrade offer will be available on, so it's unlikely that low-end computers like netbooks or PCs on sale will have this offer.


The link for ordering the "free" Windows 7 upgrade from a new PC purchase is https://windows7upgradeoption.com/ However, it isn't taking orders until August 31st.

On July 15th in the UK, you will be able to preorder Windows 7 Home Premium for £49.99 or Windows 7 Professional (£99.99). These will be full versions because of the EU anti-trust deal.
#22
e machines hopefully have changed from years gone by they were cheap crap hated working on them i knew what i would be telling the customer....lol
#23
Just got one of these today from my local asda. Was £200. Seems ok but bit slow with vista on it so gonna put XP on there. Build seems ok and its only gonna sit on the wifes lap in the front room, not gonna be taken anywhere or abused to much.

Timing was perfect cos advent 7102 has just packed up. Blank screen and no output from svga port. Anyone think its worth getting repaired or any idea whats wrong with it
#24
phoned asda customer services today asked where was there any £180 notebooks he said that there was stock but at £200.
#25
Bought one of these for my 11 year old lad last week. It's basic, and it feels cheap compared to my Dell Inspiron, but for the £200 that we paid I'm not complaining. It does everything he needs it for (MSN, Mousebreaker games, youtube etc), albeit a bit slower than my Dell but loads better than our ancient desktop. And it frees up my nice lappy for me to use! For the same money you'd be looking at a netbook or a second hand lappy which could break tomorrow.
#26
there are 20 laptops available in GEORGE STORE in CREWE @ £180. it looks store specific deal. i dont know how to insert picture. i have photo of reduced priced laptop to show people.
#27
I'm using one of these to type this. Wife got it on boxing day in Tesco for £250. I've upped the ram to 2 gig (taken out my old broken laptop) and installed xp, and I'm quite happy with this machine.

It's much more powerful than my wifes Acer 1, build quality no worse than many cheap laptops.

Indeed this too is a Acer as Emachines brand name was bought out by Acer to use for low range machines.

Their is info on the net about folk upgrading the cpu to a low energy duel core am2 with success. So when warranty is out thats what I will do..
banned#28
Vista Basic doesn't qualify for a free uprade and Asda were kinda vague when I asked about their policy on the upgrade program. They emailed back saying they would look into it and I eventually heard from them 5 days after I first contacted them. Their policy is phone the technical helpline as customer services have no idea.

Remember, just because you've bought a computer after 26th June you don't automatically get the free upgrade. You have to buy from a supplier who is taking part in the program and even then theymay only offer the upgrade on a few models, not their whole range.
#29
none available in the York ASDA, went specially, turned out that they were filming a TV advert when I was there.
#30
Recieved this today, seems like a good laptop so far :)

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!