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eMachine ER1402 nettop - £199.92 @ Ebuyer
eMachine ER1402 nettop - £199.92 @ Ebuyer

eMachine ER1402 nettop - £199.92 @ Ebuyer

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Not sure how this would compare to the Revo as its only a single core but comes with:

AMD Athlon K125
2GB RAM
250GB HDD
WLAN
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Mouse
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

eMachine is a division of Acer.

Details from ebuyer website:

The newly redesigned eMachines® ER1402-05 "mini-e" Desktop is a revolutionary slim and compact PC that provides full HD multimedia entertainment as well as everyday productivity. This uniquely configured mini PC looks great in your family room or can snap to the back of your monitor, streamlining your personal space while giving you a home infotainment centre that lets you play games, surf the web, view and edit photos, watch HD movies and more.



Processor

AMD Athlon™ II Neo single-core processor K125 1.70 GHz
1MB L2 cache,
256 KB L1 cache
NVIDIA®nForce® 9200 Chipset

Memory

2GB DDR3 800MHz
2 x soDIMM slot

Hard Drive

250GB 5400 RPM
2.5” HDD

Optical Drive

None

Software

Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
Productivity
Adobe® Reader®
Microsoft® Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial (Service Pack 2)Microsoft® Works Trial
Adobe® Flash® Player
Google Toolbar™
CyberLink® PowerDVD™
Nero® 9 Essentials
Oberon GameZone
eMachines Recovery Management

Security

Norton Internet Security™ 2010 Trial

Display

Monitor Not Included

Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® 9200 Graphics

Audio

S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers
High-definition audio support
MS Sound compatible

Input Devices

Wireless mini keyboard
Wireless RF 2.4 GHz mouse

Networking

LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11 B/G/N

Power Supply

65 W
PC 2001,

Dimensions (without stand)

Depth 210 mm
Height 210 mm
Width 39.5 mm

Interfaces Front

Two USB 2.0 ports
Headphone and microphone-injack

Back

Two USB 2.0 ports
DC-in jack
S/PDIF out port (S/PDIF digital audio output port)
HDMI™ port with HDCP support
External display (VGA) port
Ethernet (RJ-45) port

Expansion

Multi-in-1 card reader, supporting: (MMC) / HC MMCplus™ / HC MMCmobile™ / MMCmobile™ / MMCmicro™Secure Digital™ (SD) Card / miniSDHC™ Card (adapter required) / miniSD™ Card (adapter required) / microSD™ Card (adapter required) xD-Picture Card™, Memory Stick™ / Memory Stick Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) Memory

Warranty

1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

32 Comments

Faster than a dual core atom:
http://liliputing.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/benches2.jpg
HP Mini 5103 (green) - dual core Atom N550 processor
Acer (blue) - 1.7GHz single core AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor (as in this deal)
Asus (orange) - 1.3GHz dual core Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 CULV chip
Edited by: "mikerr" 20th Apr 2011

If it had a BluRay drive it would be an insta buy ...

worth a read here if your thinking of buying

dexplor.com/php…443

This looks a decent shout for a Win 7 HTPC for those (like me) who missed out on the Revo 3700 Ebuyer deal (£199 if I remember correctly) and the Amazon EEEBox 1501 one (£249, I think). Ebuyer are doing a decent bundle for anyone who wants an external DVD drive with this (£226 all in).

Anyone using one of these as an HTPC? Reports linked to above suggest it copes happily with HD content, but I'd appreciate some more first-hand reviews. I'd like to stick one of those Freeview HD USB dongles in it (though naturally enough I've also missed the £49 Nanostick deal that was on here a few weeks back - they're £70+ now!).

Ion based on 9400, this a 9200, I have the dual core athlon L325 @1.2ghz as is a fair bit quicker than the dual core atom, however as this is single core I'd be surprised if the atom D5xx isn't quicker in most every day things. No idea what noise is like when things heat up, but if my acer ferrari one is anything to go by, get some ear plugs.

I'd take the revo over this still
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 19th Apr 2011

mikerr

Faster than a dual core … Faster than a dual core atom:[url=http://www.netbookfreaks.com/2010/07/amd-athlon-ii-neo-k125-processor-benchmarks/]http://www.netbookfreaks.com/2010/07/amd-athlon-ii-neo-k125-processor-benchmarks/[/url]


It doesn't say that at all. The comparison is with the single core Atom.

"Of course, this is an incremental victory for AMD, as the dual core Atom is expected in early Fall, but at the very least, Intel will have to up the Atom’s performance, if for no other reason than to keep AMD from pulling ahead."

unclem0nty

This looks a decent shout for a Win 7 HTPC for those (like me) who missed … This looks a decent shout for a Win 7 HTPC for those (like me) who missed out on the Revo 3700 Ebuyer deal (£199 if I remember correctly) and the Amazon EEEBox 1501 one (£249, I think). Ebuyer are doing a decent bundle for anyone who wants an external DVD drive with this (£226 all in).Anyone using one of these as an HTPC? Reports linked to above suggest it copes happily with HD content, but I'd appreciate some more first-hand reviews. I'd like to stick one of those Freeview HD USB dongles in it (though naturally enough I've also missed the £49 Nanostick deal that was on here a few weeks back - they're £70+ now!).



The Acer Revo is now cheaper than 200 quid.
ebuyer.com/pro…579

chris2010uk

The Acer Revo is now cheaper than 200 … The Acer Revo is now cheaper than 200 quid.http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579



That one comes with Linpus Linux. If you want Windows 7, then the price is £285 for this Revo ebuyer.com/pro…580

Visit a t****** site then :P Lol

Also, that Revo deal only gives you a wired keyboard and mouse, which aren't much use in an HTPC set-up.

The best review I've found is here: youtube.com/wat…MfE

Ignore the whole tubby-evangelical-Jesuit thing - the man talks sense! Bottom line is that this machine should be absolutely fine if all you're after is Windows 7 Media Centre and competent 1080p (which I am). He also says it uses very little power and is almost completely silent

I think I'm going to get one.

I own a Revo 3700 and it was a git to get working with xbmc under linux and not particularly simple to get working under windows 7. Without trawling forums I would not have got it configured. I can see this having similar problems but being less supported.

unclem0nty

The best review I've found is here: … The best review I've found is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25C0PoZjMfEIgnore the whole tubby-evangelical-Jesuit thing - the man talks sense!


good review, cheers

studentprince

I own a Revo 3700 and it was a git to get working with xbmc under linux … I own a Revo 3700 and it was a git to get working with xbmc under linux and not particularly simple to get working under windows 7. Without trawling forums I would not have got it configured. I can see this having similar problems but being less supported.



Tend to agree. If you want to put something more than the basic Windows 7 Installation would stick with Revo as there is tons of help stuff out there for XBMC etc. if you run into problems.

XBMC on W7 was plug and play for me although Linux needed some tweaking (Revo 3700)

As to a wireless keyboard and mouse you will in the end need a proper combined HTPC one anyway so that cost is same for both machines. (Wireless mouse with a wobbly board/book on a sofa ??)

For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is bound to be much better than an AMD neo. I don't understand why people keep buying these underpowered compact PCs - they are just dragging the market down. COLD!

MrPuddington

For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is … For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is bound to be much better than an AMD neo. I don't understand why people keep buying these underpowered compact PCs - they are just dragging the market down. COLD!



you dont seem to understand the market these are aimed at

what would you rather have in the livingroom under the TV?
[img]bhsdirect.co.uk/ima…spx?id=121963&width=250&height=250[/img]
£160 (no hdmi) found here hotukdeals.com/dea…213


Edited by: "leemole101" 19th Apr 2011

MrPuddington

For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is … For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is bound to be much better than an AMD neo. I don't understand why people keep buying these underpowered compact PCs - they are just dragging the market down. COLD!



Because they are more energy efficient and therefore better leaving on continously.. They're much smaller and can be easily hidden away. They are also very very quiet and no one would want a loud fan giving them a headache in the living room. Not to mention it comes with a decent enough GPU to play HD videos.

MrPuddington

For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is … For this kind of money you can get a decent entry level PC, which is bound to be much better than an AMD neo. I don't understand why people keep buying these underpowered compact PCs - they are just dragging the market down. COLD!



Right...Will try and stick a normal computer behind my TV...oh and turn the volume up so can hear the film sound track through the fan noise......

No thanks

Reading reviews from various sites it appears that this unit struggles with full HD content. But if you are after a full out of the box low power win 7 machine this looks good.

The utube video claims a 3d mark vantage score of 2063pts for this machine, I've just run the same bench on my windows 7 (2 gig ram) Revo 3700 my score 2180. So on this bench at least this amd machine is not faster than the Revo 3700.

Brilliant deal.

Would this be suitable to connect to a Sony HD TV that has internet?

Could you then access the internet applications on the tv such as BBCiplayer and Youtube?

Would the Pc connect wirelessly to the modem and you could then run a cable to the TV (I think) to use the internet ?

Would it also be suitable and quick enough to download music via ITunes and store the music on the Hard Drive.?

Thanks in advance

http://liliputing.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/benches2.jpg
HP Mini 5103 (green) - dual core Atom N550 processor
Acer (blue) - 1.7GHz single core AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor (as in this deal)
Asus (orange) - 1.3GHz dual core Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 CULV chip

Original Poster

springer933

Would this be suitable to connect to a Sony HD TV that has internet? … Would this be suitable to connect to a Sony HD TV that has internet? Could you then access the internet applications on the tv such as BBCiplayer and Youtube?Would the Pc connect wirelessly to the modem and you could then run a cable to the TV (I think) to use the internet ?Would it also be suitable and quick enough to download music via ITunes and store the music on the Hard Drive.?Thanks in advance


Yes you can connect it to your TV and use it to watch iPlayer, etc.

The PC is wireless. You would then connect it to your TV using the HDMI port so in essence the TV becomes a giant monitor for the PC.

Yes, it is quick enough to download music via iTunes over wireless/wired connection to your router.

Again as mentioned, if this can cope with full HD 1080p the its a fantastic little buy! Would like to see some user reviews.

Original Poster

Post 13 here is a user review and from what they say it plays back HD no problem:

forum.xbmc.org/sho…e=2

Edit: Another review here saying OK with playback of HD content:

thetechstop.net/?p=…383
Edited by: "KTF" 20th Apr 2011

Just bought one going on the advice on this thread. Not a bad little unit. So far handles all the HD films I throw at is.
Needed to install the codecs from cccp-project.net/
As most of my films are MKV format.
Will keep playing with it. But so far not bad for £199 especially with Windows 7 and wireless keyboard + mouse.

studentprince

I own a Revo 3700 and it was a git to get working with xbmc under linux … I own a Revo 3700 and it was a git to get working with xbmc under linux and not particularly simple to get working under windows 7. Without trawling forums I would not have got it configured. I can see this having similar problems but being less supported.



Well, i imagine it would be as it seems the 3700 is 'exclusive' to ebuyer, meaning there wouldn't be a great deal about it on the www. This one, though a lower profile brand, is being sold in the US too, but thanks to c-net not understanding it's purpose, may be a 'slow burner'.

unclem0nty

Also, that Revo deal only gives you a wired keyboard and mouse, which … Also, that Revo deal only gives you a wired keyboard and mouse, which aren't much use in an HTPC set-up.The best review I've found is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25C0PoZjMfEIgnore the whole tubby-evangelical-Jesuit thing - the man talks sense! Bottom line is that this machine should be absolutely fine if all you're after is Windows 7 Media Centre and competent 1080p (which I am). He also says it uses very little power and is almost completely silentI think I'm going to get one.



Thanks for pointing out the 'geek priest'.. we like that!

huggychair

Well, i imagine it would be as it seems the 3700 is 'exclusive' to … Well, i imagine it would be as it seems the 3700 is 'exclusive' to ebuyer, meaning there wouldn't be a great deal about it on the http://www. This one, though a lower profile brand, is being sold in the US too, but thanks to c-net not understanding it's purpose, may be a 'slow burner'.



Its exclusive only in that its sold with Linpus OS...Bit of a marketing thing by Ebuyer and actually better if you intend to install ubuntu or a similar full spec Linux distro as no Windows tax

The actual 3700 is just a natural Dual core progression from the first Revos (R3600/3610 etc.) and is probably the commonest and easiest to install low profile HTPC machine out there. Tons on stuff on the web

Not Sure why the OP had problems was just plug and play once you updated the drivers (which is pretty standard practice, so not really a negative).

Original Poster

Now £198.99 :P

Out the box. Heck no ! I had to kill all programs that are running in background. In xbmc tick the box to tell it to use DXVA and uncheck "Use a fullscreen window rather than true fullscreen" and update the nvidia gfx drivers to get 1080p hd to stop stuttering on my Acer 9700 under windows 7. I also had to turn off Aero in windows to stop xbmc crashing when exiting to desktop. Just pointing this in the hope it helps someone else.

Edited by: "studentprince" 23rd Apr 2011

Any1 tried Overclocking, CPU, GPU, RAM and mobo on this machine using NVIDIA SYSTEM TOOLS WITH ESA SUPPORT - Version:6.06????

Any feedback or stable numbers will be much appreciated, thanks??

Kevlar
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