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eMachines E640 N830Triple Core 250GB 15.6in HD Laptop, 3GB DDR3 B/G/N wireless £349.99 @ Argos + 3% quidco
eMachines E640  N830Triple Core 250GB 15.6in HD Laptop, 3GB DDR3 B/G/N wireless £349.99 @ Argos  + 3% quidco

eMachines E640 N830Triple Core 250GB 15.6in HD Laptop, 3GB DDR3 B/G/N wireless £349.99 @ Argos + 3% quidco

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Saw this in the clearance section of my local Argos. Be gentle as it may not be so hot...but might be useful for someone to pick up on the high street.

I know nothing of laptops, but seems fairly decent spec, triple core, 3gb DDR3 ram, Li Ion battery, Graphics card with HDMI output. B/G/N wireless too. Nice looking machine. Only 250GB HDD but you could add an external one once you fill it.

Next best price I can see is £380 in Dixons/ PC world dixons.co.uk/gbu…tml

eMachines E640 Triple Core 250GB 15.6in Laptop.

This stylish laptop fulfils all your daily computing needs with its powerful Triple Core processor, Windows 7 Premium operating system and 250GB hard drive. The eMachines E64015.6in laptop also features a built-in webcam and microphone for taking photos and communicating online wherever you are.

CPU and Memory:

* Triple core N830.
* 2.1GHz processor speed.
* 3GB DDR3 RAM memory.
* 250GB SATA hard drive.

Display features:

* 15.6in display.
* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

DVD optical drives:

* Dual layer.

Graphics:

* ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card with 256MB memory.

Interfaces and connectivity:

* Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
* 3 USB ports.
* 1 HDMI port.
* B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled.

Multi-media features:

* 1.3MP built-in webcam.
* Built-in mic.

Operating system and software:

* Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.

Preloaded manufacturers suite of applications include:

* Music.
* Photo.
* Movie.
* Business.
* Tuition.
* Gaming.

General features:

* Weight 2.6kg.

17 Comments

Good find

Looiks a decent deal to me. Voted hot.

looks good, triple core for £ 350 quite reasonable

AMD though...

tonynz

AMD though...



But for this price, what would you get in intel? Celeron DC? Pentium DC maybe?
For the user of a £350 machine, they will never know the difference

Nad_84: true for the average user, it won't matter but for an extra £30 - hotukdeals.com/dea…114

This is much better choice.

I've used Thinkpads extensively and find them to be very reliable and durable.

Very good spec, but I understand emachines laptops are a poor build quality so I would not buy this laptop.

cheapest i3 laptop is the Acer 5742 at Amazon - £379.99

edit: better still is the same laptop but with an extra gig of ram at Comet for £379
comet.co.uk/p/L…410

edit2: hmmm... Comet won't let you go directly to a product on their site from another site. Copy and paste the link into your browser.
Edited by: "SilverBandit" 30th Dec 2010

tonynz

Nad_84: true for the average user, it won't matter but for an extra £30 - … Nad_84: true for the average user, it won't matter but for an extra £30 - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/thinkpad-sl-series-378-96-lenovo/839114 This is much better choice. I've used Thinkpads extensively and find them to be very reliable and durable.



4 cell battery vs 6cell
2GB RAM vs 3GB
Intel 4500 (does that even do HDMI?) vs ATI Radion

Dont't get me wrong, i would have an intel core ix any day over a AMD, i'm just saying for teh person who spends less than 350 (web, office, photos watching films) on a laptop, this is great

Even though this is triple core its got no third cache so to speak, so theatrically runs as good as say i3-330m

Can someone confirm that The Sims 3 would run ok on this please?

professor yaffle: It'll probably run but won't be blazing. You might need to turn the graphics down a few notches.

Although ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card with 256MB memory is better than an inbuilt Intel graphics.


professor yaffle

Can someone confirm that The Sims 3 would run ok on this please?



You will be able to play it, but only on very low settings. The 4250 is not for gaming. You really should be spending around the £450-£550 mark, if you want to be playing recent games.

core i3 there is always this one sainsburys.co.uk/sol…188

its same price £349.99 I got one for my folks, Great bit of kit for the price, only down side to me was questions marks on build quality
Edited by: "Chrisg82" 30th Dec 2010

Thanks for the replies, my step daughter was looking for a laptop that would run the game ok but on a budget. Maybe best to look elsewhere and spend a bit extra.

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SilverBandit

cheapest i3 laptop is the Acer 5742 at Amazon - £379.99edit: better still … cheapest i3 laptop is the Acer 5742 at Amazon - £379.99edit: better still is the same laptop but with an extra gig of ram at Comet for £379http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Laptops/buy-ACER-ASPIRE-5742-I3-Laptop/688410Is this DDR3 Ram? No wireless N either.But as I've stted in my original post....I'm know little about PC's.edit2: hmmm... Comet won't let you go directly to a product on their site from another site. Copy and paste the link into your browser.

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