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dell vs emachines

by bernler / August 11, 2005 2:06 AM PDT

I was all set on getting the 6250 emachine when i called dell to see what they would do. They claim they can give me a similarly configured 4700 (i know they say its not sold anymore and they did not mentioned it was refurbished) for $100 more than the emachine. The only real difference is the Hard drive 160 dell vs. 200 emachine.

Anyone have any thoughts?

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(NT) (NT) personally, i'd go with the emachine,but dell isn't bad
by AKonny47 / August 11, 2005 2:19 AM PDT
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they did not mentioned it was refurbished) Hmmmm ,strange??
by jcrobso / August 11, 2005 2:20 AM PDT
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If it's not sold any more and they have one? Sounds like it's a refurb to me.
I'm from the build you own camp, but if came down to NEW Emachine vrs a refurb Dell, I would buy the NEW Emachine. John

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dell not refurbished
by bernler / August 11, 2005 3:59 AM PDT

I just spoke with Dell they said it is NOT refurbished. So I'm looking at $100 more.

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by Alan Copeland / August 11, 2005 6:01 AM PDT
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I didn't see that you posted all the specs, but even for the same RAM I'm not sure I'd pay $100 more, and the dell has less?

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dell v emachine
by bernler / August 11, 2005 6:11 AM PDT
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the emachine is an amd 3400+ the dell a P4 2.8ghz, both with 1g of memory, bot dvd r/w, integrated graphics, no monitor. Only real major difference is the emachine has 200 mb HD and the dell 160. Both 1 yr warranty

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Then I would go emachine
by Alan Copeland / August 11, 2005 7:56 AM PDT
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from what I haev heard about them on this forum lately. FWIW, I am not a Dell basher either.

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(NT) (NT) Go eMachine, why pay Dell $100 more + have 40gb less H
by Willy / August 11, 2005 9:50 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) also dont think the processor is 64-bit...
by nerdyboy1234 / August 11, 2005 11:45 AM PDT
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not sure if 64 bit
by bernler / August 11, 2005 12:27 PM PDT

I left specs at my office. You cant get them online anymore because they dont show the 4700 for sale. My only issue with the emachine is the benchmark scores vs. the 4700, but would I even be able to tell?

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