eMachine ER1401 Desktop, AMD Athlon Dual Core K325 2GB £109.99 @ Ebuyer ebay
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eMachine ER1401 Desktop, AMD Athlon Dual Core K325 2GB £109.99 @ Ebuyer ebay

£109.99eBay Deals
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Found 8th Sep 2011
Product Description
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Processor
AMD Athlon™ II Dual Core K325
NVIDIA® nForce® 9200 Chipset,
Memory
2GB DDR3 RAM
2 x SODIMM slot
Hard Drive
250GB SATA
Optical Drive
None
Software
Operating System:Linpus 9.5 Linux
Display
Monitor Not Included
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9200 Graphics
Input Devices
Keyboard and Mouse Not Included
Networking
WLAN: 802.11 B/G/N
Dimensions
Height 210 mm
Depth 210 mm
Width 39.5 mm
Interfaces Front
Two USB 2.0 ports
Headphone and microphone-in jack
Back
Two USB 2.0 ports
DC-in jack
Audio - S/PDIF out port (S/PDIF digital audio output port)
HDMI™ port with HDCP support
External display (VGA) port
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

350 Comments

ive waited a long time for this to go this low. ordering!

Will this bit stream HD audio ?

Is this just like a mini computer for people with no room?

SuperEd

andrewangelow

DOES IT COME WITH OPERATING SYSTEM..???OR CAN I INSTALL WINDOWS 7



Comes with linux but im running win 7 on mine

Will this support multi monitor and whats the best way to get Win 7?

ordered. anyone suggest a good wireless keyboard? or something for xmbc

Wont buy until I know if it will bitstream HD audio

Got mine a few weeks ago as media player downstairs and media streamer. Works superbly, and peace of mine its using less power than my old p4.

Any vesa mount? That's deal breaker for me.. have a 19" monitor with mounting screws on back so hope so!

great stuff, ordered, thanks.

ok, maybe I'm being a bit thick here but it says it's brand new and unopened so why r ebuyer selling it thru their ebay store at 20 quid cheaper? Is it just that they got a shed load to get rid of and they don't want to show a price drop as big as this on their main site?

Got it! being waiting for awhile for this to drop, Sweet!

Here's a link to an earlier post about this model with plenty of discussion re specs etc.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/emachine-er1401-desktop-amd-athlon-dual-core-k325-2gb-250gb-nvidia-geforce-9200/984481

calenture

ok, maybe I'm being a bit thick here but it says it's brand new and … ok, maybe I'm being a bit thick here but it says it's brand new and unopened so why r ebuyer selling it thru their ebay store at 20 quid cheaper? Is it just that they got a shed load to get rid of and they don't want to show a price drop as big as this on their main site?



I think it's just to gain exposure to an increased 'footfall'. This item has been posted on here a few times so for those who want to know a bit more before they buy, it's worth sifting through those threads first for what this unit is capable of

u think there is a way to use this as a CarPc???

perfect! Bought one last week for £129.99 and it has the high pitch noise problem. I'll be sending that one back and saving £20!

holy macaroni, this looks good.

does anyone know how upgradeable it is? i.e. how much memory can the motherboard handle, does it have PCI-e slots, etc?

Anyone know if it will bitstream HD audio, do you have a HD audio amp and one of these?

can I install win 7 on this? any one knows a decent win 7 deal around?

Buy one, install xbmc and watch you friends look on in envy. It's the best thing I have ever bought and easily the best media centre I have owned (have owned various WD HDTV things). Think how cheap this is for a stand alone HD media player and it's also a pc so full Internet capability!!

Cracking price, bagged one of these straight away cheers OP

HOT HOT HOT

joe_h

perfect! Bought one last week for £129.99 and it has the high pitch noise … perfect! Bought one last week for £129.99 and it has the high pitch noise problem. I'll be sending that one back and saving £20!



Yikes! Don't like the sound of that... is "the high pitched noise problem" quite widespread then? I was gonna use it as a media player so surely it's supposed to be as near silent as possible? I've got an eee box 1501p at the moment which is almost silent so it would be a pain for this to make more noise

This is great deal. I have one of the single core versions - using it as a HTPC. Little bit of config required but worth it in the end!

calenture

Yikes! Don't like the sound of that... is "the high pitched noise … Yikes! Don't like the sound of that... is "the high pitched noise problem" quite widespread then? I was gonna use it as a media player so surely it's supposed to be as near silent as possible? I've got an eee box 1501p at the moment which is almost silent so it would be a pain for this to make more noise



I've noticed a couple posts in previous threads on HUKD. The 'hiss' is loud when it boots up, falls silent, and then as the machine heats up the high pitch noise increases again - it's not unbearable, just noticeable to me. Young ears n'all that!

Someone on another forum is sending his back because of the high pitched noise. Are they all like that?

Original Poster

I put this up thinking I couldn't really justify getting one, but after a rethink ... just went for it...

@gbspurs Thanks for the tip on xbmc

This machine + Openelec + original Microsoft Media Center remote control = perfect.

Boot time is about 12 seconds!

Found this blog post (and others on his blog) quite useful: danielmaclean.blogspot.com/201…tml

calenture

Yikes! Don't like the sound of that... is "the high pitched noise … Yikes! Don't like the sound of that... is "the high pitched noise problem" quite widespread then? I was gonna use it as a media player so surely it's supposed to be as near silent as possible? I've got an eee box 1501p at the moment which is almost silent so it would be a pain for this to make more noise



Yes, I've had 2 and they both have a high pitch noise problem. A number of others have had the same although I guess some people are less sensitive to it than others and probably don't notice or care. Its basically that high pitch PSU noise you can get from electrical items, its not loud but it spreads around the room due to the high frequency. I'm in the process of sending my second back and paying the extra for the Revo3700. I'm pretty sure that the majority of these emachines have some form of irritating pitch noise and trying for a third will probably be pointless.

plus quidco/topcashback

joe_h

This machine + Openelec + original Microsoft Media Center remote control … This machine + Openelec + original Microsoft Media Center remote control = perfect.Boot time is about 12 seconds!Found this blog post (and others on his blog) quite useful: http://danielmaclean.blogspot.com/2011/08/building-my-first-htpc-result.html



Why you shutting down? Have you not tried standby...my Revo Uses next to no power in standby and will boot in about 2 seconds :-)

KingsCross

Yes, I've had 2 and they both have a high pitch noise problem. A number … Yes, I've had 2 and they both have a high pitch noise problem. A number of others have had the same although I guess some people are less sensitive to it than others and probably don't notice or care. Its basically that high pitch PSU noise you can get from electrical items, its not loud but it spreads around the room due to the high frequency. I'm in the process of sending my second back and paying the extra for the Revo3700. I'm pretty sure that the majority of these emachines have some form of irritating pitch noise and trying for a third will probably be pointless.



Thanks, I'll not take the chance..well if your are looking for a really quiet one then I can certainly recommend the Asus eee box 1501p.... I know u can't really compare it to this as it cost over 300 quid, but it plays HD fab with the ION2 graphics runs quiet around 21 watts on the Atom D525..and I run it off 2 monitors no probs. I guess it included wireless keyboard/mouse and mediacentre remote amd also Win7, but still much more expensive than this. From memory, I think the Revo3700 uses the same processor

Edited by: "calenture" 8th Sep 2011

joe_h

This machine + Openelec + original Microsoft Media Center remote control … This machine + Openelec + original Microsoft Media Center remote control = perfect.Boot time is about 12 seconds!Found this blog post (and others on his blog) quite useful: http://danielmaclean.blogspot.com/2011/08/building-my-first-htpc-result.html



whats the difference between xbmc and openelec?

Uridium

Why you shutting down? Have you not tried standby...my Revo Uses next to … Why you shutting down? Have you not tried standby...my Revo Uses next to no power in standby and will boot in about 2 seconds :-)



Should've mentioned that it was booting from startup. I'm new to XBMC so will keep that in mind, thanks!

Don't really need it, but very, very tempted to get this. Gonna get hot in here!

Cheers for posting this. Ordered one to finally replace my old original Xbox XBMC set-up.

Cheers, ordered.

Anyone got one of these and watched 1080P MKV movies using Optical out for 5.1 Dolby or DTS sound?

Original Poster

hope they got enough 50 sold now...

Can anyone comment on using XBMC to watch iplayer etc? Not sure whether to install win7 on this and use as a low powered PC / Torrent downloader or install XBMC.

Can anyone comment on power consumption?

cheers

438 left, i just bought 2

bmouthboyo

Can anyone comment on using XBMC to watch iplayer etc? Not sure whether … Can anyone comment on using XBMC to watch iplayer etc? Not sure whether to install win7 on this and use as a low powered PC / Torrent downloader or install XBMC.Can anyone comment on power consumption?cheers



There is an iPlayer plugin for XBMC. Works a treat and it even plays the HD content.
Edited by: "dfens" 8th Sep 2011
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