The company went public, then private, then it was bought by Gateway in , which itself was swallowed up by Acer a year and a half ago. Oddly, it has just two USBs, but we’ll get round to that in a minute. Please share our article, every link counts! All this is irrelevant, as it’s part of Acer now, the world’s third largest PC maker. Unlike most products in this price range, it features a It actually looks pretty good, and the bumpy lid is a nice touch, it is both aesthetically pleasing and useful, as it doesn’t get as dirty as ordinary glossy finish. Please, switch off ad blockers.

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This weight is representative for typical laptops with a inch display-diagonal. The keyboard and palmrests are made from matte plastic, although not a very jagged one, and they can easily pick up dirt. Design and Build Quality Nobody was obviously trying to hide the E’s Acer heritage, and it borrows a few design and layout elements from Acer’s The lid looks interesting and sets it apart from most value products.

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More in this category: More interestingly, it is based on the recently introduced Intel Pentium dual-core T, and this is the main reason we’re testing it. The lid feels ok, it doesn’t twist much, and the hinges are solid.

The bottom of the chassis is crafted from rough and rigid matte plastic. The T, however, is a 45nm chip, and it runs at MHz on an MHz bus, which sounds great considering the price.

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Many retailers are now simply selling eMachines products under the Acer eMachines brand, and Acer seems keen emachjnes resurrecting the fallen brand for value minded consumers. This is where have to deal with more company branding policies, courtesy of Intel. Nothing spectacular, but nothing tacky either, and we’re pleasantly surprised by a few cute details, such as the semi-recesed Power button with a subtle blue backlight.

Either is a pretty good choice, they’re affordable and thanks to Intel’s latest Penryn based Pentium, performance is impressive for this emachinees point.

Last modified on 29 April Rate this item 1 2 3 4 5 0 votes. Usually we’d say it’s a good thing to have thumb grip on the lid, especially if it has a glossy finish, but it’s just a bit too thin and sharp, and doesn’t feel sturdy either.

It looks a lot better than previous eMachines models, and if Acer decides to keep this value brand alive, future models should be even better.

The company went public, then private, then it was bought by Gateway inwhich itself was swallowed up by Acer emchines year and a half ago. There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average as of However, thanks to Intel, most consumers have no idea what the T actually is, and nobody could wsus them if they went for a cheap, 65nm Core 2 Duo, thanks to branding and marketing.

The shell shocked battery just ruins the general impression, and the keyboard print job could have been a bit better too. Acer eMachines E Average Score: Please, switch off ad blockers.

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Not bad actually, although there are a few kinks to address.

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Unlike most products in this price range, it features a We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. Although it sports a glossy black finish, the subtle surface pattern does a good job keeping fingerprints and smudges away.

So, we decided to have a look for ourselves, and see how of one of Gateway’s kids, now in full Acer custody, is doing. Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since Even the rubber cushions on the bezel are glossy. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. However, unlike most The rest of the axus feels quite sturdy, and it’s no worse than low-end Acers or models from rmachines vendors for that matter.

Somewhere in between eMachines got a reputation of emachins very cheap PCs which sometimes had some troubles with their power supplies.

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While we’re talking hardware, let’s take a look at the rest of the spec before we move on. All previous Pentium dual-cores for the notebook world were either Yonah or Merom based, i.

The E is a pretty decent piece of kit and it performs admirably in all benchmarks.