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Asda - Emachines Dual Core Laptop - £294
Asda - Emachines Dual Core Laptop - £294

Asda - Emachines Dual Core Laptop - £294

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Looks a decent price for a 14.1 incher.

Description

This latest Emachines wireless notebook has been designed to combine the most popular and useful features with trusted technology. It is powered by a fast AMD Athlon 64 'dual core' processor and 1GB of RAM, it runs on Windows Vista Basic operating system, and it has a large 160gb hard drive for storing music, videos, photos and all your other documents. The integrated ATI Radeon technology makes video and graphics look great, and the integrated WIFI technology enables you to connect to internet hot spots around the country, as well as connecting 'wirelessly' to the internet from any room in your house, or even from the garden (wireless router required).

The bright 14.1ins widescreen display is perfect for watching DVD movies and viewing multiple applications at once. The DVD-R/RW drive also allows you to burn music, video, photos and other content to DVDs or CDs using the CD/DVD making software that is supplied. It even burns onto high capacity dual layer DVD's. Listening to music and movie audio is enhanced by the notebooks high-definition audio support with two built-in stereo speakers, headphone/speaker jack and microphone jack. Plus, there are three USB 2.0 ports which make it easy to connect popular peripherals and digital media devices, such as MP3 players, cameras and camcorders.



The laptop comes with a fantastic software pack! Including:
Adobe Reader for reading PDFs
Microsoft Works for letters, spreadsheets etc.
NTI CD/DVD Maker and Corel WinDVD for DVD playback
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 60 day trial
Norton Anti Virus and Internet Security 60 day trial
Launch Manager

Full Specification
Size Black
Processor AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual Core Processor QL-60/QL62 (1MB Cache, 1.90/ GHz, DDR2 667 MHz 35 W)
Operating System Microsoft Vista Home Basic
Storage Capacity 160GB
RAM (MB) 1GB
Screen Size (inch) 14.1in
Disc Drive is DVD-RW Dual Layer
Graphics Shared Graphics
Wireless Enabled Yes
USB Port 3
Weight 3.8kg
Speakers Included Yes


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21 Comments

Much better deals out there.

Original Poster

Brand new?
From a reliable retailer?
Under £300?

Adam2050;3739427

Much better deals out there.



Links please

dixons.co.uk/mar…420

Wouldnt buy an emachines or this but its an example, for an extra 20 quid. Id buy from the refurbs on here, and from comet pc world and places such as. I have had one from the refurbs and its been going 2 years no problem and is about the same spec just a processor down in the intel range costing me about 220 quid.

dixons.co.uk/mar…id=

Thats a good one for the price all refurbs come with a years warranty. And if problems occur simply return. I never argued with me compaq best laptop i've ever bought.

Adam2050;3739526

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0845245337.1229087585@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccgdadefllkldgdcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=042735&category_oid=-34420Wouldnt buy an emachines or this but its an example, for an extra 20 quid. Id buy from the refurbs on here, and from comet pc world and places such as. I have had one from the refurbs and its been going 2 years no problem and is about the same spec just a processor down in the intel range costing me about 220 quid.



Brand new?
From a reliable retailer?
Under £300?

tonyg1962;3739552

Brand new?From a reliable retailer?Under £300?



Yes,
Yes,
No.

fatabelly;3740085

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/508934/?cm_sp=FeatureEnd-_-Laptops-_-position1



Rubbish processor but you get the idea.:thumbsup:

Don't buy e-machines, they are generally made from very poor quality components!

androo;3740323

Don't buy e-machines, they are generally made from very poor quality … Don't buy e-machines, they are generally made from very poor quality components!



Don't generalise with sweeping statements, they are generally poor quality statements!

I had an emachines PC a few years back and the components were fine - all branded, and no reliability or quality problems!

emachines are so rubbish

ricaird;3740713

Don't generalise with sweeping statements, they are generally poor … Don't generalise with sweeping statements, they are generally poor quality statements!I had an emachines PC a few years back and the components were fine - all branded, and no reliability or quality problems!



Emachine laptops are poor build, pc's going to be alright as any standard cheap machine.

ricaird;3740713

Don't generalise with sweeping statements, they are generally poor … Don't generalise with sweeping statements, they are generally poor quality statements!I had an emachines PC a few years back and the components were fine - all branded, and no reliability or quality problems!



Easier way to judge - Just have a look at emachines models in DSG shops, and you don't need to take anyone's opinion.... it will be self evident!

emachines are terrible and very unreliable, there was a range of emachines desktop machines not so long ago that were inheritely faulty and instead of doing a recall on them and fixing the problem they just let them break which caused far more damage and probably cost them more. The problem was the PSU use to fail and when it did it fried the motherboard and a lot of the time most of the major components on the motherboard and to make the problems worse the orginal motherboard was no longer in production when this happened and the replacement motherboards never worked properly. So instead of replacing a £20/£30 psu when they had the chance there normally ended up replaced the psu and motherboard at least and then sometimes the RAM/HDD/Processor too

If you buy this do not expect much, personally i would rather buy a factory recon hp that is slightly better spec as this and is under £300

Possibly all of the QL60/62 laptops seem to have HD3200 embedded graphics.

If so this is a very good buy as it surpasses all Intel embedded graphics for games.
Most items these days are standard so past history has less bearing.

LadyEleanor;3742034

Possibly all of the QL60/62 laptops seem to have HD3200 embedded … Possibly all of the QL60/62 laptops seem to have HD3200 embedded graphics.If so this is a very good buy as it surpasses all Intel embedded graphics for games.Most items these days are standard so past history has less bearing.



The only games you can play on this machine on ones that require next to no graphical power at all especially as it only has 1gb RAM well less than that as it shared graphics, this machine is really not designed for gaming at all.

It would still surpass all Intel machines and will play many games on low settings.
The point is that for many people this unit would be better than a Core 2 Duo with Intel X3100 or the new Intel X4500 graphics and 2 or 3GB of Ram..

Adding an extra 1GB Ram to this is now about £10 deld .

However it still needs confirming that it uses a 780G motherboard.

LadyEleanor;3743480

It would still surpass all Intel machines and will play many games on … It would still surpass all Intel machines and will play many games on low settings.The point is that for many people this unit would be better than a Core 2 Duo with Intel X3100 or the new Intel X4500 graphics and 2 or 3GB of Ram..Adding an extra 1GB Ram to this is now about £10 deld .However it still needs confirming that it uses a 780G motherboard.



This would really struggle to run any new games on low setting, like i said before the only games this machine would be good for are one like the sims that require no real graphical power, also we actually do not know what graphics card is in this machine as asda decided not to tell us.

Also i do not like the fact that this machine has a 14.1", weighs nearly 4kg (they filled it with lead weights), i have a machine with a 17" screen and damn sight more hardware in than this that weighs less and the last fact it is an emachine, they are cheap for a reason

i really wouldnt recomend emachines, im on one right now and the build quality is terrible. the hinge has come apart and now it wont close, and i havent dropped it once.

george__johnson;3755283

i really wouldnt recomend emachines, im on one right now and the build … i really wouldnt recomend emachines, im on one right now and the build quality is terrible. the hinge has come apart and now it wont close, and i havent dropped it once.



finally someone that see sense, emachine are cheap for a reson, pay an extra £50 and get a machine that is built properly by sony, hp or toshiba it will be 50 quid well spent if you do.

and i still can not get over how heavy this machine it, how can they make a 14.1" weigh 4kg
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