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Night_Seer
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      12-02-2003
Michael-NC wrote:
> "Night_Seer" <ecamacho4 at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
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>> ArtKramr wrote:
>>>> ubject: Re: e-machines. Any good?
>>>> From: "Night_Seer" ecamacho4at hotmail dot com
>>>> Date: 12/1/03 11:08 AM Pacific Standard Time
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>>>> ArtKramr wrote:
>>>>> Are they?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Arthur Kramer
>>>>> 344th BG 494th BS
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>>>>
>>>> They are fine, just don't expect it to do miracles. You will
>>>> most likely be gettin on board video, which means no high end
>>>> games (stuff like sim-city 200 or solitaire will be fine), as well
>>>> as the video using shared memory (so that 128 or 256 megs of ram
>>>> will now become 117 or 245 megs of ram). You will be getting a
>>>> slower than usual hard drive, most likely onboard sound as well,
>>>> which has been getting better, but on that computer will not be
>>>> great. The memory will be the slowest and cheapest available for
>>>> the board. The motherboard itself will probably be limited in
>>>> upgradeability, and might be missing fire-wire or usb 2.0 (if it
>>>> has either, its a plus). Other than that, it should do web
>>>> surfing, word processing, printing (all the "important" stuff for
>>>> a regular user) just fine and dandy. If you want to upgrade in a
>>>> couple years, be prepared to buy a new one.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for your reply. As far as upgrading the mother board, I can't
>>> do that with my Dell Dimension V400 either, so it's a wash. (sigh)
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>>
>>> Arthur Kramer
>>> 344th BG 494th BS
>>> England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany
>>> Visit my WW II B-26 website at:
>>> http://www.coastcomp.com/artkramer

>>
>> What I meant was upgrading as in memory, sound or video. It
>> probably won't have an AGP slot, it will have very limited numper of
>> PCI slots, and the two dimm slots for the memory will be filled up
>> with whatever you decide to get. So no extra ram, no new video card
>> (unless its PCI, which is getting harder and harder to find), and
>> very limited in add-on cards (maybe 1 or 2 slots available for you
>> to use).

>
> Not all Emachines are so configured.


Well yeah...it depends on what you buy, but most are. Though I haven't
really heard of a high end emachine.

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