eMachines M6811 Video
The unexciting yet inexpensive Acer Aspire 5000 is a decent desktop-replacement laptop for basic home and small business use.
Get a first look from the Labs at the Averatec 7100, a desktop-replacement laptop that is remarkably thin and light, considering its large screen.
The eMachines new T5226 desktop is powerful enough to run Windows Vista smoothly; we just wish it offered more-compelling hardware for the money.
The eMachines T5224 has a sleek new look, runs Windows Vista and delivers respectable budget performance with most of the features you'd want, but we think you can find a better PC for the money if you shop around.
We recommend the Dell Inspiron 9200 to home users who want an awesome, relatively portable, desktop-replacement laptop with cutting-edge features and solid performance.
The eMachines T3646 is one of the cheapest desktops available, and, unfortunately, it shows. It offers some compelling performance, but basic capability is more important in budget systems, and we found that this system came up short compared with others in its price range.
At first glance, the eMachines ET1161-07 seems like a decent setup, but a laundry list of subpar components running on 32-bit Windows Vista just can't keep up with other similarly priced systems that give you much faster performance and higher-quality components for just $100 more.
The eMachines ET1161-03 delivers fewer features than its competition at the same price. Stretch your dollar further, and you'll find a desktop PC with significantly better components for only $50 more.
The eMachines ET1831-07 isn't much of a video playback device, but in all other respects, this is a solid budget PC. Perhaps the best deal going for its features, it also outperforms other desktops in and above its price range on general computing tasks. We recommend this system to anyone shopping for a low-cost computer.
The desktop-replacement version of HP's upscale Envy line features high-end components and design, but keeps the price reasonable.