Acer eMachines EL1850
About one week ago, I bought a new Desktop from Giant, priced at $739. Here are the technical specifications:
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Intel Pentium Processor E5500
- Intel GMA X4500 Graphics
- DVD Super Multi-drive
- 320GB Hard Drive
- 2GB DDR3 Memory
- Multi-in-One Media Card Reader
So, the specification does not seem somewhat spectacular. But, why is it a good buy?
First of all, it has a 20-inch LCD monitor and accompanied with a pair of speakers. Okay, and what else? It is the CPU box. Generally, the CPU box for a normal desktop is a tower chassis. Here, it is miniature sized CPU box, which takes up only 1/3 of the normal space required. This is exceptionally important for space-conscious environment.
When I ran the CPUID application, CPU-Z, it reveals quite an okay processor. At 2.8GHz, it has 2 threads on top of 2 cores, it has already superseded the expectation for web-surfing utilisation and normal office applications. Nowadays, I no longer program codes that performs data crunching, so a top-end system is not my requirement. So, for home usage, this is good enough.