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New Emachines at Wal-Mart?

by christie_cat / June 22, 2005 8:04 AM PDT

Does anybody know if these two emachines at Walmart are any good. It says they are new and already out of stock and was wondering if they are the new models for the next quarter? Or would it better to go with the T6212?

The ones at Walmart are the W3410 with 3200+ cpu and a W3400 with the 3000+ cpu.

Thanks,
Christie

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Read this post...
by jrmar07 / June 22, 2005 9:30 AM PDT
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7586-0.html?forumID=68&threadID=110075&messageID=1252322

If there are rebates already on Emachines site for the T3990,T3990, T4010, T6410, and T6520 then Walmart's computers do not make sense because they're stated as W-series. Could possibly be just a minor error by Walmart that will be corrected when more is known. The model names could change, but I think Emachines is settled on the AMD Athlon 64 3200+ and 3000+ cpus. Just wait and see.
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Same-o same-o
by Willy / June 22, 2005 10:33 PM PDT

W-series are the same as true Emachines releases like T-series, etc. It's obvious they're made with some reference to Wal-Mart. Pricing is roughly the same, but you can deal directly with Emacines via thier website to compare pricing, but don't fret over a few $. Having a local store, though and paying taxes maybe a deal breaker, but to many its a good deal compared to what's offered in thier area. Systems sold through big stores isn't new just beware of what's being offered and you can't usually check online the specs and details of the goodies.

congrats '05 -----Willy Happy

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Is this one new??
by christie_cat / June 24, 2005 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Same-o same-o

T6410 Minitower
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, 16X DVD+/-RW Drive, Windows XP Home Edition

Manufacturer: eMachines
At COMPUSA

Thanks for any info.

Christie

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I own the W3400
by normad / August 2, 2005 5:17 AM PDT

It's a great computer. How can you beat it for the money? I have been an avid purchaser and user of eMachines computers at my job. I have personally purchased and maintained over 10 eMachines computers, and I highly recommend them. I even have one as my personal computer at home that I purchased from www.tigerdirect.com.

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does the montitor have setting of 800X600?
by chiathomas / August 27, 2005 10:36 AM PDT
In reply to: I own the W3400

does the monitor that comes with it use the setting of 800x600 16 bit true color? I have a problem with small icons. Is 800x600 a good setting? That is all that works with my old computer.. going to get w3400 out of lay away Friday so any thing you can tell me will help Thanks

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first off
by ozos / August 28, 2005 6:31 AM PDT

the monitor should support 800x600 and second of 16-bit color is something the adapter will support, not the monitor


800x600x16 is one of the lowest quality outputs i've ever heard of someone using in modern times
consider 1024x768x32 or 1152x768x32 with a higher DPI or Icon size...

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800x600
by chiathomas / August 28, 2005 7:22 AM PDT
In reply to: first off

Thanks for replying. As I said I have only used that setting and it looked good to me...so this computer can do more ...yea! Thanks

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eMachine monitor
by chiathomas / August 28, 2005 12:12 PM PDT
In reply to: first off

Sorry to bother you again but what model number is the monitor that comes with w3400? Thanks

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Re: eMachine monitor
by ryncdak / August 31, 2005 8:39 PM PDT
In reply to: eMachine monitor

I own the W3400 as well. It has 17" CRT monitor in package. I run it at 1024x768, 32-bit color, with no problems at all. The model number is eView 17f3.

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marketing machines?
by codekilla / September 1, 2005 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: I own the W3400

i've been thinking of purchasing the eMachines W3400 so i've been doing some research on eMachines and have been reading that they have a lot of pre-loaded intrusive pop-ups and ads at start up by marketers and lots of unnecessary programs running in the background that slow down performance and take hours to remove. any truth to this?

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Umm...
by jrmar07 / September 1, 2005 6:03 AM PDT
In reply to: marketing machines?

Norton may be the hardest but you just need to dig or find the utility that does it for you. Look at download.com. Other than that they all should be an easy uninstall.

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Emachines w3400
by educatedredneck / October 8, 2005 5:23 AM PDT
In reply to: I own the W3400

I am considering purchasing this computer for an 2nd pc. I need to know if it has a pci express x16 slot so I can upgrade the graphics card. I am planning to put an Asus EN6600 TD 256mb in the machine and disable the onboard video. I also plan on putting another stick of 512 ram in at the same time to make a total of 1gb in the machine. I know the ram upgrade will work but need to know about the vidoe card upgrade. We are going to use it to play WOW.

Thanks in advance for your reply

Educatedredneck

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w3400
by bigjohn / October 23, 2005 10:02 AM PDT

I was told it is new, AMD 64 is nice, fast for even a dialup,Worth the money. Best Buy also cariies similar systems.

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w3400
by bigjohn / October 23, 2005 10:08 AM PDT

How do I find out what kind of 512 ram do I need to bring my system up to 1024, I have e-machine w3400 amd 64 with 3000 and an 80 gig Thanks John

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Type of RAM
by t_s_h / October 27, 2005 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: w3400

Tech Support at eMachines emailed a rsponse to me and said the motherboard in the W3400 was an MSI Computer MS-7145.

The eMachines website says the memory is 1 x 512mb DDR400 (PC3200).

The MSI Computers website says there are two verions of the '7145, but both support DDR 400/333 RAM. They also warn about entering specific BIOS settings to ensure compatibility.

Check out this link to their website, if you want:
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=RS480M-IL&class=mb

HTH

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