eMachines E732 Core i3 2GB/250GB 15.6" Laptop - £299.99 Delivered @ Sainsburys - HotUKDeals
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Three USB slots, HDMI port with HDCP support and 2-in-1 card reader
Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam, 3.5 hours battery.

Hard drive
The larger the hard drive size, the more content it can store.
250GB (5400RPM)
Operating system
What's this?

This is what you'll see as you operate the machine. Microsoft Windows, Linux or Apple Mac OSX are examples.
GENUINE WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMUIM
Processor
What's this?

This is the heart of the machine - generally dual processors make for faster machines, but they tend to cost more.
Intel Core i3 -370m (2.4GHz)
Processor model number Core I 3 370M
Memory Dual channel DDR3 SDRAM support up to 4GB of DDR3 memeory upgradeable to 8GB using two soDIMM modules
Memory card slot
What's this?

Takes the card from your camera or camcorder and enables you see the content on screenYes
Cache
The holding memory - the larger this number the smoother downloaded content will appear.
3GB L3 cache
Graphics memory dedicated Yes
Card reader compatible with SD/MMC
Sound card Yes
Integrated speakers Yes
Integrated webcam Yes
Screen contrast ratio 16.9 aspect ratio
Maximum screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixel
Screen size
What's this?

Diagonal measurement of the screen in inches.15.6"
Widescreen Yes
Useful for watching movies in their intended format.Yes
Wireless networking Yes
WiFi Yes
Bluetooth No
Number of front USB ports 3
Integrated microphone No
Battery life up to 3.5 hours
Brand Acer
Colour Black
Height, width, depth 3.5 x 38.1 x 25.3 cm
Weight 2.34kg
Product number eMachines E732 Eme732
Manufacturer's guarantee 1 year EEC warranty
Firewire connection (IEEE 1394) No
Stylus No
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#1
Good price for the spec.

Don't know how good eMachines are though but nevertheless hot!
1 Like #3
screen isn't "full HD" - it's only 720p ready (1366x768), you don't get full HD screens on 15.6" laptops. Otherwise good spec for the price.
#4
from reviews ... this emachines product which is now owned by acer
#5
Quidco 2%

If you know anyone that works for em, staff discount 10% as well.

Arghhhhh, tempted...
#6
very good price for the processor, powerful, i think i will check the mags for a review
#7
if its e machines i wouldnt touch it with yours awful build, unreliable and cheap!. (Based on years of repairs and working on them)
#8
doin the biz one time ONLINE
1 Like #9
£329.99
- £6.58 worth of Nectar points.
- £6.59 TCB/Quidco cashback.

~£317 for an i3 is damn cheap (and at a fairly high clock too!).
At that price i'd be willing to accept a slightly inferior build quality; and you've got an easy returns/repairs avenue through your local Sainsbury's store.

Any Sainsbury's discount codes active atm?
#10
wewontgetfooleda
if its e machines i wouldnt touch it with yours awful build, unreliable and cheap!. (Based on years of repairs and working on them)


Agreed, I've had experience of three different e-machines PC's (one desktop two laptop) and all have had significant problems that I wouldn't expected normally.

Acer may own them now, but I'd want to be sure that this particular model was definitely a rebadged Acer to go anywhere near it.
#11
SilverBandit
screen isn't "full HD" - it's only 720p ready (1366x768), you don't get full HD screens on 15.6" laptops. Otherwise good spec for the price.


Actually you can but you're right, this is only 'HD ready'.
#12
TehJumpingJawa
£329.99
- £6.58 worth of Nectar points.
- £6.59 TCB/Quidco cashback.

~£317 for an i3 is damn cheap (and at a fairly high clock too!).
At that price i'd be willing to accept a slightly inferior build quality; and you've got an easy returns/repairs avenue through your local Sainsbury's store.

Any Sainsbury's discount codes active atm?


A good price I would say, and to the Acer (from Amazon) mentioned here which I bought very recently (£379.99): http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-5742-15-6-inch-notebook-intel-core-i3-370m-processor-2-4ghz-3gb-ram/854925/#post10411760

Processor wise:

Acer Aspire 5742: Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz Passmark is 2218,
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

Snappy :-)

Not sure whether it has 32bit or 64bit Windows though (just says "GENUINE WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMUIM").

I'm trying to decide if I'm miffed with buying mine a week or so ago, but on the whole I think I'm ok - each has their plus's.

My machine has 3Gb RAM (which I may take out and replace with 8Gb for ~£80), 64-bit Windows, 320Gb HDD, and from Amazon.

This has 2Gb RAM and perhaps only 32bit Windows (so max 4Gb RAM can be used even though you could put 8Gb into it), is £60 cheaper, 250Gb HDD, and you can take it back to a local store if it cocks-up.

If money is very tight, this would be the better deal I think.
#13
Well up in the unreliability stakes though, nearly as bad as HP (spit)

http://smidgenpc.com/2010/05/07/laptop-reliability-ratings-which-laptop-is-really-most-reliable/
banned#14
just dont do it please dont buy this they are shocking piles of tat. acer could have bought them for any strategic reason it doesnt make these any better machines, the paying public should be protected from products this bad, from personal experience just look at support websites etc no no no
#15
deek72
SilverBandit
screen isn't "full HD" - it's only 720p ready (1366x768), you don't get full HD screens on 15.6" laptops. Otherwise good spec for the price.


Actually you can but you're right, this is only 'HD ready'.


Actually to be really picky "HD ready" relates to the LCD native resolution (minimum 720 horizontal lines) and having HD inputs that support copy protection. I don't know of any laptops that could be certified as HD Ready. "Full HD" isn't an agreed standard but generally means the screen has at least 1080 horizontal lines native resolution and "HD" will have at least 720 horizontal lines...

You're right that there are 15.6" laptops with 'Full HD' screens - I'm using one...

Regarding the deal I'd also avoid e-machines - they may be set to become the Skoda of the computing world but I haven't seen evidence of that and if I did buy one would make sure it had a heated rear-windscreen ;)



Edited By: wombat6025 on Jan 22, 2011 16:48
3 Likes #16
ultrak3wl
Well up in the unreliability stakes though, nearly as bad as HP (spit)

http://smidgenpc.com/2010/05/07/laptop-reliability-ratings-which-laptop-is-really-most-reliable/


The only things i'd draw from that article is that:

a) Most people don't take proper care of their laptops.
b) The statistics they quote are so wildly inaccurate as to be useless.

Keeping a laptop (regardless of brand!) in good working order for years is easy:

- DON'T bash the power connector while it is plugged into your laptop, and you won't have charger problems.
- DON'T leave the battery in a discharged state for long periods, and you won't cause damage to the battery.
- DON'T step on/punch/stab the screen and it won't break.
- DON'T drop (or suddenly accelerate) your laptop while it's on (or preferably never!), and the harddrive is much less likely to fail.
- DON'T install piles of crapware and virus ridden garbage, and your OS will remain stable for years.
- DO Regularly clean the fans, heatsinks & ducts, and your laptop won't overheat.

I swear most laptop faults/failures are ultimately caused by customer misuse/ignorance.


Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Jan 22, 2011 17:21
#17
Can someone supply a link to a HDMI cable I can use to connect a laptop (like this one) to a telly?
#18
shaggydabbydo
Can someone supply a link to a HDMI cable I can use to connect a laptop (like this one) to a telly?


Poundland do them... or how about just searching here...
#19
TehJumpingJawa
ultrak3wl
Well up in the unreliability stakes though, nearly as bad as HP (spit)http://smidgenpc.com/2010/05/07/laptop-reliability-ratings-which-laptop-is-really-most-reliable/
The only things i'd draw from that article is that:a) Most people don't take proper care of their laptops.b) The statistics they quote are so wildly inaccurate as to be useless.Keeping a laptop (regardless of brand!) in good working order for years is easy:- DON'T bash the power connector while it is plugged into your laptop, and you won't have charger problems.- DON'T leave the battery in a discharged state for long periods, and you won't cause damage to the battery.- DON'T step on/punch/stab the screen and it won't break.- DON'T drop (or suddenly accelerate) your laptop while it's on (or preferably never!), and the harddrive is much less likely to fail.- DON'T install piles of crapware and virus ridden garbage, and your OS will remain stable for years.- DO Regularly clean the fans, heatsinks & ducts, and your laptop won't overheat.I swear most laptop faults/failures are ultimately caused by customer misuse/ignorance.
Very well said :)
#20
TehJumpingJawa
shaggydabbydo
Can someone supply a link to a HDMI cable I can use to connect a laptop (like this one) to a telly?


Poundland do them... or how about just searching here...


About 5 seconds I posted that I realised I knew what cable I needed. For some reason my brain was thinking I needed an optical cable - brain fart time ;-)
#21
just brought one - showed a guy in PC world the spec - he said closest he does is £499 - heat added
#22
I'm sorry, it's not just looking after a PC that allows it to last (although it is a big factor). The E-machines PC that I had to bring back from the dead was caused because of a cheap-a55 power supply that killed the motherboard. Overheating problems caused by heatsinks not properly attached with heat transfer paste. A laptop with performance issues showed up a Vista install so overloaded with all sorts of garbage (from the factory!) that merely removing half of the applications resulted in a laptop at least three times fast.

Basic maintenance is a good idea, but cutting corners with the original hardware and trying to be overly helpful with freebie software is just not good. And that's what I saw within E-machines.
#23
wombat6025
deek72
SilverBandit
screen isn't "full HD" - it's only 720p ready (1366x768), you don't get full HD screens on 15.6" laptops. Otherwise good spec for the price.


Actually you can but you're right, this is only 'HD ready'.


Actually to be really picky "HD ready" relates to the LCD native resolution (minimum 720 horizontal lines) and having HD inputs that support copy protection. I don't know of any laptops that could be certified as HD Ready. "Full HD" isn't an agreed standard but generally means the screen has at least 1080 horizontal lines native resolution and "HD" will have at least 720 horizontal lines...

You're right that there are 15.6" laptops with 'Full HD' screens - I'm using one...

Regarding the deal I'd also avoid e-machines - they may be set to become the Skoda of the computing world but I haven't seen evidence of that and if I did buy one would make sure it had a heated rear-windscreen ;)




You can get higher than 1920x1080 screens for 15.6", mine is 1920x1200, but they are becoming rarer due to the move by most manufacturers to 16:9 from 16:10 due to tv manufacturers bringing the cost of these panels down.
banned#24
just got one instore. build quality seems good. however i would recommed the £84 3 yr extended warranty is added from the emachines website (comes with free accidental damage protection). when you take into account the nectar points and TCB, you have an i3 with 3 year warranty and accidental damage protection for under £400. That way, who cares about build quality and stuff falling apaprt. They'll replace it for free.
#25
After much deliberation, I picked one of these up this evening. Quite impressed and very happy with it so far. I can confirm that it does come with a Windows 7 64bit license, although no media so I had to create the recovery discs with the provided software.
The speakers aren't great, but this isn't a big concern to me as I'll. Use headphones for listening to music. Other than that everything seems fine, build quality included.
#26
speakers arent just not great, they are AWFUL. But i always use headphones so not an issue for me either
#27
Picked 1 of these up this arvo, not that impressed with it tho. The screen aint got no height to it, plenty of width tho. The actual running of it seems NO quicker than my old Acer core 2 duo, so it's going back. The low height screen does nothing for me, might be ok for watching movies but I don't want or need it for that.

To be honest, with the core i3 processor I was expecting a lot more from the performance. Perhaps to much I suppose.
#28
i bought this laptop from sainsburys i am not impresed with i3 like rs2000 mines going back also.
#29
I would think that it coming only with 2Gb of RAM is the reason why some may find it slow. Paging from the HD is much slower than using RAM.

I have installed 6Gb of RAM (ordered 2 x 4Gb from Crucial, one stick did not work [they're sending a replacement after recieving the dud back] so have 1x orig 2Gb stick and 1x new 4Gb stick) in my i3 I mentioned above, and it's zippy.

As I have lots of RAM in it now (I might have gone slightly overboard with the RAM actually :p ), I have set Paging to the minimum allowable. Full Aero eye candy set, zippy :p

I think to get the best out of this machine, peeps need to pimp it up a bit, 4Gb minimum should be minimum imv.

As for screen hight, it is a bit shallower than my old laptop, so I turn off some toolbars (Alt-V) and only have Navigation and Bookmarks toolbars showing (Firefox).
#30
i have a single core laptop running windows 7 ultimate 2gb ram 160gb hd it raps rings around this laptop so why the need for 4gb on this laptop.
#31
allan1954
i have a single core laptop running windows 7 ultimate 2gb ram 160gb hd it raps rings around this laptop so why the need for 4gb on this laptop.


That's very interesting, and a good question.

Have you stripped down/tweeked your Windows 7 /Ultimate installation to cut out many/any processes (and if so, which ones? How many process [in Task Manager] do you have running?])?

When you start up your laptop (and have waited for activity to stop loading), what is your RAM usage?
#32
shaggydabbydo
allan1954
i have a single core laptop running windows 7 ultimate 2gb ram 160gb hd it raps rings around this laptop so why the need for 4gb on this laptop.


That's very interesting, and a good question.

Have you stripped down/tweeked your Windows 7 /Ultimate installation to cut out many/any processes (and if so, which ones? How many process [in Task Manager] do you have running?])?

When you start up your laptop (and have waited for activity to stop loading), what is your RAM usage?
all you have asked is to complicated for me all windows 7 is what i bought online and instaled what ever came with windows 7 nothing deleted. i have kaspersky internet security running and use 3 dongle in my opinion your laptop is only good as the signal as in my case off a 3 dongle. i have a other 3 dongle and my son was connected on the sainsburys laptop and there is no differance in speed of i3 to a single core laptop when connecting to the internet to view pages.
#33
also this laptop is now £299.99 online in store in sainsburys.
#34
wewontgetfooleda
if its e machines i wouldnt touch it with yours awful build, unreliable and cheap!. (Based on years of repairs and working on them)
what make would you recomend in buying a laptop please.
#35
Just seen this is my local, tempted by it. Anyone bought one#?
#36
Paddy_o_furniture
Just seen this is my local, tempted by it. Anyone bought one#?

I don' thave one but i would say buy it and if you don't like it return it. I have found sainsburys to be very good with returns and general customer service.
#37
Took the plunge seems canny.
#38
shaggydabbydo
I would think that it coming only with 2Gb of RAM is the reason why some may find it slow. Paging from the HD is much slower than using RAM.

I have installed 6Gb of RAM (ordered 2 x 4Gb from Crucial, one stick did not work [they're sending a replacement after recieving the dud back] so have 1x orig 2Gb stick and 1x new 4Gb stick) in my i3 I mentioned above, and it's zippy.

As I have lots of RAM in it now (I might have gone slightly overboard with the RAM actually :p ), I have set Paging to the minimum allowable. Full Aero eye candy set, zippy :p

I think to get the best out of this machine, peeps need to pimp it up a bit, 4Gb minimum should be minimum imv.

As for screen hight, it is a bit shallower than my old laptop, so I turn off some toolbars (Alt-V) and only have Navigation and Bookmarks toolbars showing (Firefox).

just read this i know its old, however theres no RAM Slot cover on the back of my laptop does this mean i will have to unscrew the back off? Thanks.
#39
Hi alan1989, I have the Acer (Aspire 5742) so do not have this machine, but I would be fairly sure that you would need to unscrew the back off as that seems reasonably standard on my laptops.

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