The case is an attractive black and silver, plastic but with a solid sturdy feel. The sound is not going to win any awards; but it can be heard, and it has reasonable bass and treble. Battery life was not a critical factor in choosing a laptop for my wife, since she most often uses her computer within range of an electrical outlet. Anyone familiar with SIS onboard video and have any idea if there is something I can do about this? The eMachines M notebook is classified as a value or budget notebook. The screen had no dead pixels; the maximum native resolution is x , which is the actual number of pixels in the display. Keyboard and Touchpad EMachines M Touchpad and Keyboard view larger image The keyboard is good, with a solid feel — not soft or mushy.
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It is made by eMachines, which was recently purchased by Gateway. Jul 26, Posts: Battery Life I have not done a proper battery rundown test or used it extensively on battery. The DVD playback is sharp and clear with very little smearing.
emafhine Toth Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: I bought this laptop for my wife, who is a teacher and needs a moderately powerful notebook for doing her class plans, email, and web browsing, but also wanted the ability to store and display pictures from our digital camera as well as store and play the music from our legally purchased and digitally copied CDs.
Left side view of Emachines M view larger image. Mon Nov 22, 4: The only reason to do this would be to lower the battery drain when using it on battery where there is no wireless network available. Speakers Vifeo speakers are adequate, but tend to be covered by your wrists when typing, which mutes them.
All laptops in this price range come with Windows XP Home. I hope I can I dont game often on a laptop but once in a blue moon Hibernation, with Microsoft Word, explorer and Firefox browser loaded, took approximately 30 seconds, and restore took about 45 seconds. I do not play games; but I suspect that this is not much of a gaming machine. The placement of buttons is very different from a desktop keyboard, with the delete, home, pg up, pg dn, and end on the right side of the keyboard and the insert to the right of the spacebar.
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The speed of the drive ,5405 make a significant difference in program load times, but not much difference once an application is open. For just backing up files or pictures, etc.
Tino Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: This is plenty of memory for non-power users. Understand, though, that your mileage will vary, since in this case the notebook is loading Sygate personal firewall, Norton AV, Folding home and all of the little services for the synaptics pointer, the wireless network, etc. If I want to do x and just have it be centered in the screen with black bars on the sides, I cannot.
The case is an attractive black and silver, plastic but with a solid sturdy feel.
There is no firewire, nor are there any serial or parallel ports. This is a very fine machine. Keyboard and Touchpad EMachines M Touchpad and Keyboard view larger image The keyboard is good, with a solid feel — not soft or mushy.
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Those resolutions don’t work in games, they are vidoe desktop resolutions. Just keeping my fingers crossed. Wireless The wireless interface is both These numbers vary, however, depending on what you do during that time.
Anyone familiar with SIS onboard video and have any idea if there is something I can do about this?
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If it is there, note that it will cause lower resolutions not to be expanded at all — you’d be left with black bars along the top, bottom, and sides.
All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Of all these machines, the eMachines M has the strongest feature set, although the Toshiba comes close. Mobile AMD Sempron 1. The wireless interface is both The design is clean and uncluttered, with a set of multimedia buttons at the top right above the keyboard for opening a web browser, email, Windows explorer in search mode, Windows media player, and two buttons for turning up and down the volume.
I can even play older FPS at xx32 or xx16 and be happy BUT the onboard SIS chipset seems to have no options anywhere about letting me switch to a non widescreen resolution and keeping a correct aspect ratio.