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eMachines intros white, budget mini-towers

updated 09:05 am EDT, Wed July 1, 2009

eMachines White Desktops

eMachines today gave a new look to its least expensive ET series desktops along with hardware upgrades to match. Like the recent EL1300 slimline PC, the ET1300 and ET1810 shed the company's previous black-and-silver look for a sleeker, glossy white. They all also make NVIDIA's lower-end graphics standard for slightly faster than usual performance in the category.

The AMD-based ET1300 is the high-end system in the introduction and comes with a 2.5GHz Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, a GeForce G100 with 512MB of memory, 3GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. It also comes paired with a new 18.5-inch display, the E182H, which produces a 1366x768 resolution and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio with input through VGA. The whole system sells for $450 while the display alone sells for $130.

Two ET1810 models occupy the very beginning of the line and are both Intel-based. The ET1810-01 at $300 starts with a single-core 1.6GHz Celeron, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and GeForce 7050 integrated video all running on Windows Vista Home Basic. An -02 variant at $370 ups the processor to a 2.2GHz Pentium dual-core, boosts RAM to 3GB and doubles the hard drive space while also using Vista Home Premium.

All three systems and the display should be available at retail shops.




by MacNN Staff

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