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by lepdog / June 18, 2005 1:59 PM PDT

OK, I just returned a restored HP because it did not have the Athlon 64 as I thought. So I'm torn between the t6212 (BestBuy) or the t3042 (Circuit City)...anyone familiar with both to help me decide? And are the problems with the t6212 that I read about on previous posts resolved?
Thanks:)

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Definitely the T6212...
by jrmar07 / June 19, 2005 2:22 AM PDT
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But the quarter is soon ending and emachines will be revamping their lineup with new computers. I know they will be offering a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ again and then possbily an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ on the lower model(hopefully socket 939).

Circuitcity had the "T6003" on their site for awhile with an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ and a 200GB harddrive. That computer is no longer on the site though...
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7586-0.html?forumID=68&threadID=106360&messageID=1214985

Then I go to Walmart.com and see their offering 2 new Emachines that are "Outofstock." The W3410 with 3200+ cpu and a W3400 with the 3000+ cpu. However both have a 100GB, which I think is unlikely..(Unless its the more expensive Serial ATA drive?)
http://www.walmart.com/search/browse-ng.do?ref=125875.126125+500500.4294144756&path=0%3A3944%3A3951%3A41937

Emachines.com still has the current lineup of computers. I'm curious to see what mumbojumbo combination of pcs they are going to offer next quarter. Will they be ditching the T-series computers and going to the W-series? What harddrive will be offered? Who knows. I say they should make a SE computer with the 3200+ and a Nvidia 6600GT. Hey they've done it before with the T2200SE with an ATI Radeon 9700Pro, you never know.

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(NT) (NT) t6212 , no questions asked
by AKonny47 / June 19, 2005 3:08 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) thanks! (nt)
by lepdog / June 19, 2005 4:07 AM PDT
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one more question
by lepdog / June 19, 2005 4:17 AM PDT
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Do I buy the 3 year "service plan" from Best Buy too or is the 1 year warranty enough? They tell me I'm "crazy" if I don't!?

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You don't need it....
by jrmar07 / June 19, 2005 4:25 AM PDT
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They say that just because they're doing their job trying to get you to spend money lol.

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haha
by AKonny47 / June 19, 2005 4:55 AM PDT
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they call you crazy? you should say,

"i'm the crazy one to spend $$$ on a 3 year warranty?"

yah you dont need it, save your money and upgrade ur video card,more ram, and a new power supply.

konny

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New emachines models
by damasta55r / June 19, 2005 5:18 AM PDT
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thanks again
by lepdog / June 19, 2005 6:46 AM PDT
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I always heard they were scams but it's a gift so I didn't wanna do the wrong thing...thanks again! I guess I should go run with scissors now since I'm so crazy;)

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its only crazy to buy it if you never use it
by grimgraphix / June 19, 2005 12:59 PM PDT
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You are buying insurance if you get the extended waranty, Nothing more and Nothing less...Chances are you wont need it. If you can fix it yourself then you definitely dont need it.

The best insurance is a good surge protector...not a power strip but a quality protector that has indicator lights to show if its been hit and to guarantee proper ground. Dont forget to run your cable and/or phone line through it. My buddy lost his notebook to a surge thru his cable modem that was not grounded.

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Same here Roger...
by John Robie / June 19, 2005 7:34 AM PDT
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Checking all over the different retails stores it seems the T3990, T4010, T6410, and T6520 has not been released yet by Emachine. Even checking the Emachine site doesn't help in getting any type of specs or info, except that they will be issuing rebates for them starting 5-12-05

And Lepdog, if you are reading this, there should be no 'torn' between the T6212 and T3042 when comparing the specs:

T3042 - Athlon XP 3000 (462P Sempron) = T6212 Athlon 64 3200 (more powerful & with 64-bit support).

T3042 - 40GB HDD 5400RPM = T6212 160GB HDD 7200RPM

T3042 - 256MB RAM = T6212 512MB RAM

T3042 - 250W Power Supply = T6212 300W Power Supply

T3042 - Integrated Graphics = T6212 Integrated Graphics with ability to upgrade to PCI-e (express) Graphics Video Card

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lol....So you're saying it's a no brainer, huh?;)
by lepdog / June 19, 2005 1:36 PM PDT
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You've all been so helpful! I know nothing about computers... but I'm learning alot here though! Thanks for all the detail!

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(NT) (NT) LOL & you're welcome.
by John Robie / June 20, 2005 4:29 AM PDT
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Info On New eMachine at Best Buy
by Fishfry / June 27, 2005 1:52 PM PDT

eMachines T6520: Media Center PC, 1GB of RAM for under $600

Offered at an attractive price of only $599.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate(1), the eMachines T6520 makes enjoying digital content, PC games and the Internet fun and easy with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition 2005. The unique operating system has a user-friendly interface that enhances either a PC or a home entertainment environment.

Complementing the software, the system is packed with all the technology usually found in systems costing close to $1,000. The PC's AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3400+ processor provides 64-bit processing for leading-edge performance today and in the future. The system also provides outstanding graphics performance thanks to the ATI Radeon(TM) Xpress 200 graphics, support for DirectX(TM) 9.0 and an available PCI Express(R) x16 slot for any potential future graphics upgrade. It comes with a huge 200GB hard drive(2) running at 7200 RPM with 2MB cache for maximum performance when accessing and storing digital media files. The surprisingly large 1GB DDR SDRAM further boosts the system's performance. The system also features an 8-in-1 media card reader and two optical drives -- a 16x double-layer multi-format DVD

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Not yet online at Best Buy that
by John Robie / June 27, 2005 5:42 PM PDT

I can find.
Looks like the T6520 will be a souped up T6212 and
now be the favorite and top of the line for emachine.

Read about the emachine T6520 several days ago and the announcement & specs was on the Yahoo message board June 23, as well as the PC Mag site, and also on a Press Release at other sites June 23/24. Do you have a link for it actually being at Best Buy. I have been unable to find a link, however it should be available to Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, and other retail stores shortly. They will probably also be offering it in their weekly (Sunday) flyers on sale with packaged monitor/printer. There is nothing listed for specs at the emachine site. The main differences from the T6212:

Has the MS Media Center Edition 2005 Operating System. T6212 has the WinXP Home edition.

Has a Athlon 64 3400 Processor (probably 939 socket). T6212 has the Athlon 64 3200 Processor, Socket 939.

Has 1GB of RAM. T6212 has 512MB RAM.

Has a 200GB Hard Drive. T6212 has a 160 GB Hard Drive.

Both have integrated graphics with a PCI-Express X-16 slot available for upgrading to a PCIe video card for increased gaming performance.

Here was the press release......

IRVINE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/

eMachines T6520: Media Center PC, 1GB of RAM for under $600.
Offered at an attractive price of only $599.99 after a $50 mail-in
rebate(1), the eMachines T6520 makes enjoying digital content, PC games and
the Internet fun and easy with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition
2005. The unique operating system has a user-friendly interface that enhances
either a PC or a home entertainment environment.
Complementing the software, the system is packed with all the technology
usually found in systems costing close to $1,000. The PC's AMD Athlon(TM) 64
3400+ processor provides 64-bit processing for leading-edge performance today
and in the future. The system also provides outstanding graphics performance
thanks to the ATI Radeon(TM) Xpress 200 graphics, support for DirectX(TM) 9.0
and an available PCI Express(R) x16 slot for any potential future graphics
upgrade. It comes with a huge 200GB hard drive(2) running at 7200 RPM with
2MB cache for maximum performance when accessing and storing digital media
files. The surprisingly large 1GB DDR SDRAM further boosts the system's
performance. The system also features an 8-in-1 media card reader and two
optical drives -- a 16x double-layer multi-format DVD1RW drive and a CD-ROM
drive -- for music, video, and data recording and playback.

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(NT) (NT) Socket 754 3400+
by damasta55r / June 28, 2005 11:41 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) You guys are good, didn't think of looking there
by jrmar07 / June 19, 2005 10:29 AM PDT
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