eMachines T5224
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eMachines T5224

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[ Music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Hi, I'm Rich Brown, senior editor for CNET.com. Today we're going to talk about the E Machine's T5224. This model is the top of E Machine's new line of systems. But because they're all pretty budgeted, you're really not going to get a lot of multimedia or gaming performance. Still it'll get you through any basic computing task you want to deal with. If you look at the front of this system, you'll see E Machine's new design. It's a little bit sharper than the old model, probably a little more aesthetically pleasing. You also see on the front panel a DVD burner as well as space for another optical drive if you'd like to add one. Probably wouldn't go BluRay of HD DVD on this model because it doesn't have a very high end graphics card and you definitely need that to pilot through that high end video. But there is a media card reader, so digital cameras, cell phones with removable media, any really hand held portable device is going to work pretty well with this system. Inside the case you can see you have a fair amount of expansion room. You have room for another hard drive here as well as a handful of expansion cards. You can add a discreet 3D graphics card, but because the power supply is pretty small, we wouldn't recommend the higher end model, because they suck up a lot of power. Now this system is a fixed configuration that you have to pretty much buy in retail. So you get one gig of memory, a 250 gig hard drive, and an older Intel Pentium D 820 dual core processor. Altogether that's not a bad deal for the price, but we kind of wish E Machines went with AMD on the processor side. We found that compared to the Pentium D series anyway, AMD's newer chips have a little bit better bang for the buck. Now this system is the first true budget Vista desktop we've seen so far. We like it. It's not too bad. But we're definitely interested to see what other vendors have to show. I'm Rich Brown and that's the E Machine's T5224. ^M00:01:40 [ Music ]

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