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eMachines Dual-Core Athlon Desktop Computer [Refurbished] - $229.99 + $5 shipping shipping
1 * eMachines ET1161-07 Desktop w/ Athlon X2 2.1GHz, 3GB DDR2, 320GB SATA, DVD±RW, Vista Home Premium
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Yum. 4.2 stars on average from Buzzillions.
"The good: Inexpensive; ample room for future upgrades.
The bad: Slow CPU; wimpy hard-drive capacity and memory combined with 32-bit Windows"
And that’s based on their listed $325 price and doesn’t factor in the Win7 upgrade.
Given the $100 discount seems like a solid deal.
How would this be for a gaming computer?
Emachines - don’t think this has all the bells & whistles I’m looking for.
Not bad for a second or third computer. Definitely a good one for the kids or someone who just browses the Net.
And isn’t the OS eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7?
Of course they have this the day after I ordered an Acer for $250.
nice. what makes it refurbished? i have a vizio lcd tv from woot that was refurbished, and every so often it freezes and i need to unplug it. what do you suppose will be the first component to fail on a refurbished computer?
Would this qualify for the Windows 7 upgrade? Does that even count on a refurb?
Well it depends on if you like playing games from the 90’s
i was definitely praying for a monitor to come up with HDMI
It would be great for solitaire or minesweeper.
How will the gaming be on this?
I’m going to have to agree…
It would probably be awesome for Oregon Trail!
A great machine to buy and scab the good parts out of it, for those of you with slightly older, less stable computers.
at least with dell, the win 7 “free upgrade” still requires shipping and handling costs.