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What do you think of the emachines EZ1601?


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#1 Laffnmule's Lode

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:48 PM

Is it any good or just a hunk of junk?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:33 PM

http://www.emachines.com/products/products...?prod=EZ1601-01

I think that...anything combining an Atom Processor with fewer opportunities to upgrade/repair individual components...sounds like a netbook to me.

Combine that with 1GB of RAM (the standard laptop comes with 3GB), a small (by today's standards) hard drive...and you've got a netbook that is less portable, has a larger viewing screen...but does have an optical drive.

I've had various eMachines systems before but they were desktops and functioned pretty well...once I removed all the junk that was originally installed on the O/S and replaced the PSU.

I wouldn't touch the EZ1601, unless I just didn't have any idea what a computer system might be, various components, upgrading potentials, repair potentials, etc. The same persons that buy netbooks...just may buy this particular item, IMO.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:07 PM

ya I wouldnt go with that either, if Im going to buy an all in one machine like that, Id fork out the extra dough and purchase a good HP or ASUS version, like this or this. While I personally would not go for something like this as I like my home builts, if I were, it would be something along those lines, they give you a lot more for your money, will last longer, and yes I have had a chance to use the HP ones-and have people who have them-they run great.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the replies, your opinions are appreceated.
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