eMachines intros Athlon II Neo-based 'floating' nettop

By on June 25, 2010, 2:11 PM
If you've ever wanted a PC packaged in a floating black diamond, eMachines has brought that fantasy to reality today with the launch of its new Mini-e ER1402 nettop. The company says its glossy black diamond-shaped chassis "floats" in a matte silver pedestal not exactly the work of science fiction, but cool nonetheless.

The ER1402 measures 7.1 inches in diameter and it can be affixed to the rear of VESA-complaint displays for a clean entertainment setup. It packs enough punch to deliver full HD video, but eMachines says the system is also suitable for flash-based social media games, Web surfing, word processing, VOIP calls, and viewing and editing photos.


Guts include an AMD Athlon II Neo processor, Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, HDMI, S/PDIF, 802.11b/g/n, four USB 2.0 ports, and a multi-card reader. The ER1402-05 ships with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit as well as a keyboard and mouse. It's currently available through various retailers nationwide for $300.




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seefizzle said:

E machines are the only computers I tell people to stay away from. All companies have manufacturing defects at some point but Emachines are just terrible.

dummybait said:

why do they even put a 64-bit OS on this thing when it won't even utilize it?...

raybay said:

We share seefizzle's opinion... Only the Packard Bell is a less reliable computer than the average eMachines... I cannot believe the eMachines intros Athlon II Neo-based 'floating' nettop would work any better or last any longer.

Do they still offer only a one year warranty, and no tech support?

thatguyandrew92 said:

dummybait said:

why do they even put a 64-bit OS on this thing when it won't even utilize it?...

Why would you even want a 32bit OS?

Guest said:

If it sold without the OS, Kboard and, mouse for $150 then It would begin to look interesting.

I for one have had an eMachine for over 4 years without any issues. It's mainly the kids computer now, but it works and has taken the abuse.

Sig.

Guest said:

This is an Acer built unit...eMachines was bought by Gateway in '04 and Acer bought Gateway about 3 years a go..

gobbybobby said:

thatguyandrew92 said:

dummybait said:

why do they even put a 64-bit OS on this thing when it won't even utilize it?...

Why would you even want a 32bit OS?

Alot of people have not gone 32 bit yea, me included. I have 4 gig of ram, I really should lol.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

gobbybobby said:

thatguyandrew92 said:

dummybait said:

why do they even put a 64-bit OS on this thing when it won't even utilize it?...

Why would you even want a 32bit OS?

Alot of people have not gone 32 bit yea, me included. I have 4 gig of ram, I really should lol.

don't you mean "alot of people have not gone 64 Bit yet"??

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