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eMachines W3609 - RA Desktop PC Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz) 512MB DDR2 120GB HDD Capacity Windows Vista Home Basic

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  • Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz)
  • 512MB DDR2 120GB HDD Capacity
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Intel GMA 950
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General Spec

Brand
eMachines
Model
W3609 - RA
Type
Student/Home office
Processor
Intel Celeron D 356(3.33GHz)
Processor Main Features
64 bit Processor
Cache Per Processor
512KB L2 Cache
Memory
512MB DDR2 533
Hard Drive
120GB SATA 7200rpm
Optical Drive 1
DVD±RW 16x Multiformat Dual-Layer Optical Drive
Graphics
Intel GMA 950 Up to 224MB Shared Video Memory
Audio
High-definition audio
Ethernet
Intel 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN
Speaker
Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB-Powered)
Keyboard
Standard multifunction keyboard
Mouse
2-button wheel mouse
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Basic

Motherboard

Chipset
Intel 945G

CPU

CPU Type
Celeron D
Installed Qty
1
CPU FSB
533MHz
CPU Speed
356 (3.33GHz)
L2 Cache Per CPU
512KB
CPU Main Features
64 bit Processor

Graphics

GPU/VGA Type
Intel GMA 950
Graphics Interface
Integrated video

Memory

Memory Capacity
512MB DDR2
Memory Speed
DDR2 533
Memory Spec
512MB x 1
Memory Slots (Available/Total)
1/2
Maximum Memory Supported
2GB

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity
120GB
HDD Interface
SATA
HDD RPM
7200rpm
HDD Spec
2MB cache

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD±RW
Optical Drive Spec
DVD±RW 16x Multiformat Dual-Layer Optical Drive
Up to 8.5GB with Dual-Layer Media
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM

Audio

Audio Chipset
Integrated
Audio Features
High-definition audio

Communications

Modem
56K. V92
LAN Chipset
Integrated
LAN Speed
10/100Mbps

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2
Front Audio Ports
1 x microphone
1 x headphone (stereo)
Card Reader
High-Performance 15-in-1 Digital Media Manager
xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash I (CF), CompactFlash II, Secure Digital (SD), Mini Secure Digital (Mini SD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Reduced Size MMC (RS-MMC), MMC Mobile, MMC Plus, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SmartMedia, IBM Microdrive

Back Panel Ports

COM
1
LPT
1
PS/2
2
Video Ports
1 VGA
Rear USB
4
RJ45
1 port
Rear Audio Ports
1x Headphone, 1x Microphone, 1x Line In

Expansion

PCI Slots (Available/Total)
(1/1) PCI-Express (PCI-E x16)
(1/2) PCI

Mouse

Mouse Type
2-button wheel mouse

Keyboard

Keyboard Type
Standard multifunction keyboard

Speaker

Speaker Configuration
Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB-Powered)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
16.50" x 14.50" x 7.25"
Weight
21.2 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
90 days limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Chris A.
  • 12/10/2007 10:42:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very good price. Fast, quiet machine. Comes with a DVD burner and slots for various media in the front. Little things like this really give you bang for the buck.

Cons: Came loaded with Windows Vista which is the worst OS ever. Installing XP and finding the drivers were a slight inconvenience, but it is a necessity if you want to use this machine to its full potential. You will need to go to Intel's website and search for the D945GCL drivers and install both the audio and the LAN drivers then you're up and running in no time.

Other Thoughts: I also ordered 2 sticks of 1GB corsair RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE video card and with all of that, this system REALLY flies. Thanks to Newegg, I have put together a very impressive system for about $350 total. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2007 4:22:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo frills box that works

Pros: Cheap! Cheap! 3.3 ghz celeron processor, no frills, just works

Cons: Other reviewers said they had a loose screw floating around inside when they received it. I checked mine and had one too! The motherboard screws weren't super tight, so I tightened them back down.

Other Thoughts: I needed a really cheap box to do some basic unattended processing (no monitor type scenario). I installed Debian Linux 3.x on it without a hitch. It works.

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  • Rhonda Y.
  • 11/26/2007 1:23:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsIt can be upgraded to 4gbs

Pros: The motherboard in this computer is an Intel® (Coryville 2) 945G motherboard. A link to this is
http://support. gateway. com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006173R/4006173Rsp2.shtml and it is the same exact mobo and it supports x2 2gbs sticks at 667

Cons: _

Other Thoughts: so a reveiw of that is that the motherboard can support 4gbs of ram at 667 and lower and that the specs are incorrect

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  • Lea B.
  • 11/14/2007 10:37:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Everything I expected

Cons: Came with a ton of games and other stuff loaded from the previous owner - WildTangent

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  • Lea B.
  • 11/14/2007 10:31:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Clean, Not too slow, graphics aren't bad, easy set-up and configuration.

Cons: Comes with Vista. Came w/ 2 dirty keyboards & no mouse. Didn't come with power cord. Was told that I have to contact Emachines to get a power cord & since its a Refurbt it may/may NOT come with ACCESSORIES. I don't think the power cord in an Accessory, but oh well.

Other Thoughts: Upon reading other reviews I made sure to check for screws. Sure enough 2 loose screws inside, and 1 missing screw. There should have been 3 screws. I bought a 1gb memory stick, but got sent the wrong one, definatly upgrade to the max 2gb.

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  • Brandi M.
  • 11/12/2007 1:38:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Great machine for the cost. Runs most low-end games fairly well on low quality. Good for low use-internet browsing things.

Cons: Horrible Video Card, and Ram...
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Vista.

Other Thoughts: I really don't know much about processors, so can't really tell you anything except the 3.3 GHZ. I thought was good. Could someone inform me?

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/7/2007 5:49:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor the money...

Pros: The specs speak for themselves and the price is great.

Cons: For the money can you really complain that much.

Other Thoughts: Glad I read the reviews I shook the computer down for screws found 3 none were missing from anything so extras.

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  • John P.
  • 11/3/2007 8:34:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsOS & driver disks?

Pros: Sounds like a great deal for a Vista refurb over 3ghz. Tempted to buy soon if I had more info. Should get Vista someday before XP becomes obsolete. Vista SP1 is coming out soon & should improve the OS.

Cons: So does it come with OS & driver Cds? Or at least is it stamped with an official windows number so we can order the OS CD cheap or free. Would prefer to do my own clean installs to get rid of factory or user installed garbage.

Other Thoughts: Watch out for & be perpared for fans, drives, & power supplies wearing out on used equipment. They can have some high mileage on them. A dead fan can overheat & fry the computer. Check the old fans often.

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  • Steven Z.
  • 11/1/2007 1:01:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Great for the price.

Cons: Low memory, only 2 slots available

Other Thoughts: This is a great budget computer for the price. If you upgrade the PS, throw some RAM in, and get a decent video card, this could be a relatively inexpensive DX10 machine. Only issue I had with this system is that the mobo only has 2 memory slots. Oh, and Vista sucks.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/31/2007 10:56:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMore loose screws!!!

Pros: Good deal. I build systems for a living. Can't put one together for this price with these features.

Cons: Two screws were floating around INSIDE the case (like the review below). This is, in my opinion, NOT a mistake. It was someone deliberatley dropping two motherboard screws in the case and shutting it. Guess what happens if you fire it up with a screw lodged under the MB? Correct (short out). I am going to e-mail Customer Service about this apparent bad situation. Glad I read the reviews and was looking out for the loose screws inside the case!

Other Thoughts: Add more RAM or load a fresh copy of XP.

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