eMachines T3092 Video
Although the T2824 has an attractive design and a low price, we recommend spending a bit more to get a more powerful, well-rounded PC.
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 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.
We wouldn't suggest spending less than $500 for a PC. If you can spend a little bit more, you'll find that the eMachines T2958 provides just enough for basic computing demands.
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.
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 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.
The eMachines new T5226 desktop is powerful enough to run Windows Vista smoothly; we just wish it offered more-compelling hardware for the money.
eMachines ER1402-05 is a strong living-room Nettop among others like it, but it doesn't compete well in the larger picture of living-room entertainment devices like game consoles, media streamers, and video service-equipped Blu-ray players. It's worth a look if you need a desktop of this particular type, but keep shopping if you need a connected living-room media device.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a pair of powered stereo speakers at this price point that sound better--and offer more flexibility--than the Audioengine 5s.