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eMachines eME527-2537 Review

August 11th, 2010

At the time of recession we have to always think about saving money. So when we need a laptop for general computing we always wish for an affordable one and with good performance. eMachines eME527-2537 notebook is a new product from Emachines which delivers all performances we need for general computing. At $400 you will get 15.6” HD  widescreen display, 5 in 1 card reader, optical drive. Here is a detail specification of eMachines eME527-2537.

Specification of eMachines eME527-2537

The eME527-2537 notebook equipped with Intel Celeron Processor 900 clocked at 2.2GHz and front side bus frequency is 800MHz. The Intel Celeron 900 processor is single core processor.

When comes to display screen, the laptop comprises of 15.6” widescreen HD display. The display resolution is 1366*768 in 16:9 format.

The eMachines eME527-2537 has  2GB DDR3 RAM in 2 slots 1GB in each slot. However one can expand the memory up to 4GB. The disk space it includes is 160GB with 5,400 rpm speed.

Like modern day’s PC it comes with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit when OS concerned.

The machine includes Intel GMA 4500M graphics. It comes with 1759MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory. And it supports Microsoft DirectX 10.

Other connectivity features the eME527-2537 include are 2 USB 2.0, 1 VGA,  mic in, headphone out.

Networking supported by RJ-45 LAN and wireless supported by 802.11b/g/n, No Bluetooth.

The laptop weighs 6 pounds not very light or not very heavy for a 15.6” laptop.

It also has the provision of a 5-in-1 digital card reader which can interpret media such as MMC, MS, MS pro, XD and SDC.

Pros-

Cheap notebook can perform regular computing

15.6” widescreen display

Cons

The specification of eME527-2537 is hardly fits to programs which need high graphic interference and other demanding processes.  With a single core Celeron 900 processor and  Intel GMA 4500M you can surf web, type, but you couldn’t expect beyond it. However, you can watch videos as well.

From above configuration we can conclude that eME527-2537 is a good budget laptop for general computing.

Comparison Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 VS eMachines eME527-2537

If you can add 70$-100$ additional bucks to your budget you will get Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 which comes with Intel Pentium dual-core P6000 processor. Performance wise better than Intel Celeron 900 processor, FSB of P6000 is higher than Celeron 900.

The AS7741Z-5731 comes with 17.3″ HD LED-backlit screen while eMachines eME527-2537 comes with 15.6” WXGA screen.

You will get higher disk space of 250Gb in Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 compare to eME527-2537 . Here is the detail review of Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731

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