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The eMachines eME627-5279 is an entry-level notebook computer released in November 2009.

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Pros

inexpensive

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comes with Windows 7 x64

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large 15" 720p capable display for a 10" price

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DVD reader optical drive

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expandable up to 4GB of memory

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ATI Radeon HD3200 onboard graphics - many times better than Intel GMA

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available for under $200 on Black Friday 2009

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Cons

only available at wal-mart

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questionable build quality

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large size and heavy weight compared a similarly spec'd netbook

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slow single core CPU

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AMD-based machine - much lower battery life than the Intel Atom equivalent at 2.5 hours

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The eMachines eME627-5279 is an entry-level notebook computer released in November 2009. This notebook PC features a 15.6-inch widescreen display, and is built on the AMD Althlon 64 processor platform. Users will find 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard drive, an 8X DVD writer and integrated 802.11b/g WiFi. While this eMachine is not a gaming laptop, the ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics should provide enough power for basic games. The included 5-in-1 media card reader should be useful for those looking to work with digital photos. The battery is of the 6-cell variety, and weighs a total of 6 pounds. This computer is marketed to people looking to browse the web, edit documents and work with digital media on-the-go. In addition to being preloaded with Windows 7, DVD player software plus other trialware is included. The eMachines eME627-5279 is available exclusively at Wal-Mart for $349.99.

Features/Specs
  • CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor TF-20 @ 1.6GHz
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Display: 15.6" HD widescreen (1366 × 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Chipset: AMD M780G
  • Memory: 2048MB 667MHz DDR2 dual-channel (4GB max.)
  • Optical drive: 8X DVD SuperMulti double-layer drive
  • Media reader: 5-in-1
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD3200 (Shader Model 4.0, DirectX 10)
  • Audio: high-definition audio support, two built-in stereo speakers
  • Network: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • Connectivity: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA, 1 x Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 x Microphone-in jack
  • Dimensions & weight: 14.4" W x 10.8" D x 1.1/1.5" H, 6 lbs
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