The eMachines T6420 uses Windows Media Center Edition as its operating system and comes with a generous package of bundled software, including Microsoft Works 8, CyberLink PowerDVD, Money 2005, and the company's proprietary system maintenance utility, eMachines BigFix.
The system does not come with a monitor, but eMachines sells three different monitor models, including a 17-inch LCD for $269 (after a $50 rebate). The included keyboard, mouse, and two-piece desktop speaker set are the cheapest imaginable, and they mark one of the few times in recent memory that we've seen a rollerball mouse.
Included documentation is sparse, but a detailed electronic user guide is preloaded on the hard drive. The one-year standard warranty includes phone support available seven days a week from 5 a.m. to midnight (PT), but it's a toll call. Live support chat via eMachines' Web site is available from 3 a.m. to midnight. eMachines also offers simple, affordable warranty upgrades via its Web site--while you can't add esoteric options, such as accidental-damage protection or data-retrieval services, the company does offer one- and two-year warranty extensions, which cost $99 and $139, respectively.
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
|BAPCo SysMark 2004 rating||SysMark 2004 Internet-content-creation rating||SysMark 2004 office-productivity rating|
Find out more about how we test desktop systems.
Dell Dimension E310
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 521; Intel 915G chipset; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; integrated Intel 915G graphics chip using 128MB shared memory; two WDC WD1600JS-75MHB0 160GB Serial ATA 7,200rpm; integrated Intel 82801FR SATA RAID Controller (RAID 0)
Dell Dimension E510
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 3.0GHz Intel Pentium 4 531; Intel 945G chipset; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 128MB ATI Radeon X300 SE (PCIe); Maxtor 6L160M0 160GB 7,200rpm Serial ATA
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005; 2.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 3400+; Nvidia C51G (GeForce6100) chipset; 1,024MB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; integrated Nvidia GeForce 6100 graphics chip using 256MB shared memory; Seagate ST3200826A 200GB 7,200rpm IDE
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005; 3.06GHz Pentium 4 519; Intel 915G chipset; 5124MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; integrated Intel 915G graphics chip using 128MB shared memory; Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB 7,200rpm SATA
HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX
Windows XP Home SP2; 2.0GHz AMD Sempron 3400+; ATI Radeon RS480 chipset; 512MB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics chip using 256MB shared memory; Seagate ST3160021A 160GB 7,200rpm EIDE
- Similar model: $
- Set Price Alert