After a short absence from the laptop section of retail stores, eMachines returns to the notebook market in the US with the all new eMachines eMD620-5777. The eMachines brand has long capitalized on the concept of offering consumers essential (entry level) computers at extremely affordable prices, and this new notebook continues that trend with a price of only $429.99.
With an AMD Athlon 2650e processor (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) and 1GB of DDR2 memory, the eMachines eMD620-5777 offers a modest level of mobile performance for less than $450. It also features integrated ATI Radeon x1200 graphics with up to 1919MB of ATI’s HyperMemory (shared).
The notebook features a 14.1-inch widescreen display with 1280×800 resolution, 802.11b/g WiFi wireless, super multi-format dual-layer DVD-R/RW drive (preinstalled Corel WinDVD and NTI CD/DVD Maker software included) and a 160GB hard drive.
The eMachines eMD620-5777 notebook comes with Windows Vista Home Basic, eMachines GameZone (a sampling of popular online games), Adobe Reader, Microsoft Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial for productivity, and a 60-day trial of Norton 360 Version 2.0 antivirus software.
Pricing and Availability
The eMachines eMD620-5777 will be sold by Best Buy beginning Nov. 1, 2008 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $429.99. The eMachines line of PCs comes with a standard one-year limited warranty. For more information on eMachines products, customers can visit www.emachines.com.
We’ll be interested in seeing what consumers think of this value-priced laptop as the eMD620-5777 arrives in Best Buy stores just in time for the holiday buying season. Although the technical specs aren’t out of this world, this new eMachines notebook might indeed be very popular among consumers who are still struggling with a troubled economy.