eMachines etower 466is (4.3 GB) Desktop - ETOWER466IS

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  • I thought computers were supposed to make life easier

    Dec 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive
    Cons: doesn't last long

    Summary: I was drawn to my emachine 466is by a sale ad. Get $400 off for signing up with msn. $75 mail in rebate on the monitor, free printer after $70 mail in rebate. Total cost $179. Not having much money, but needing a computer for school and work, I went ... read more

  • My experience with an eMachines 466is

    Jun 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, light, mostly upgradeable
    Cons: Noisy, unreliable, needs RAM and bigger HDD.

    Summary: Please read this entire article, as I have good points and bad points regarding this machine. Thi ... read more

  • Not for the beginner

    Dec 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap and fairly reliable
    Cons: limited upgrade capability

    Summary: Yes I bought an eMachine. While my coworkers in the technical field laughed at me, at least I had a computer. Honestly it has been a good little computer. I uninstalled the little ad bar that is defaulted on it and have upgraded the computer until it ... read more

  • 6 Months With No Problems / Now 2 Years with no problems

    Nov 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap and keeps on working
    Cons: Some People had problems with early models

    Summary: I bought this computer for a business when a local office supply store discounted it to $299 when the new models came in. It's now been used for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 6 months now with no failures of any kind. I added two 128MB ... read more

  • Great Computer

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Speed, Reliability
    Cons: Small Hard Drive, Mediocre video card, 32 meg RAM

    Summary: I bought this computer because I had little money and needed a computer for school and pleasure. I have not had one problem. It was a little slow at first but I added 32 Megs of ram and it was like getting a brand new computer. I get on the net through a ... read more

  • good buy

    Oct 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great for the price
    Cons: slow

    Summary: I bought this computer for home use at office depot for 150.00, it came with the monitor keyboard and cannon printer. after rebates it did take 3 months to get the rebates and i had to e-mail them about it but i did get it. This is a ... read more

  • 7 flawless months,

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: reliable, inexpensive
    Cons: questionable rebate

    Summary: I bought this computer on 3/18/00 and it is now 10/04/00, and it has run flawlessly. I had a Powerspec computer before this one, and it was an absolute nightmare. It has made me thankful for the routine things that my E-machine does, like turn on, ... read more

  • A Good Computer, A Good Deal!

    Sep 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comes with many programs, quick
    Cons: none as of yet

    Summary: I purchased my emachines as part of a package during a President's Day sale this year (2000). With the printer, keyboard, mouse, and monitor COMPUSA (after rebates) charged $575.00! AND I LOVE HER! I got the tower WITH many programs on it. I ... read more

  • You Better Think Again!

    Sep 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, at least at first
    Cons: Widespread failures and poor resolution

    Summary: I just got off the phone with the e-Machine "rebate" center in Coppell, TX. It seems the $75 rebate, which I applied for on 12/31/99, has been "lost". It's now 9/8/00, and I'm told it will be another 21 days or so. . . ... read more

  • great investment

    Sep 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great starter computer
    Cons: not enough RAM and MEMORY

    Summary: This is my first ever computer and I believe that it is one the the best computers on the market. I feel this way because there is nothing to complicated to learn and everything is very well in reach. emachines really did a very wonderful job on ... read more

  • Low Price, Great Value

    Sep 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low price, good construction, novel idea for USB plugs
    Cons: Limited PCI slots, smallish hard drive.

    Summary: I currently own two computers, a self-built AMD K6/266 machine (running Linux) and a Gateway 400c box that runs Windows 2000 Server. Deciding I needed a third machine, as my Win2k server is a testbed and was groaning under the weight of being both a ... read more

  • Still waiting for a problem

    Aug 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good little machine with up grade ability
    Cons: Starts off with LITTLE RAM

    Summary: Eight months and counting. That is, it has been eight months since I first got my emachine. I read the negative reviews. I waited for the big crash, but alas it is still going strong. I have to say that I am now secure in writing an Epinion about ... read more

  • BEST PC FOR THE VALUE

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great price and excellent starting computer
    Cons: a little slow on the internet

    Summary: I purchase my emachines 466 mhz computer in February 2000 from Best Buy. They were running a special so I only paid 149.00 after all rebates and discounts for the harddrive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and a Canon BJC 2000 printer. One of ... read more

  • "This Computer is Never Obsolete"

    May 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Never Obsolete
    Cons: Crashes Easily.

    Summary: This is a great computer for anyone, ive been using emachines for about 3 years and every one i bought crashed in a week, i went in replaced it and it doesnt crash. I recommend you buy another 32MB of ram if you want to use 3d graphics. To help with ... read more

  • From someone who knows

    Apr 26, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: affordable
    Cons: not reliable in intesive applications

    Summary: Warning! Do not jump at this system without hearing some of the facts from one who works as a computer service technician for one of the biggest computers retailers in the country. This machine is an affordable starter computer for those who would like ... read more

  • WORTH BUYING

    Apr 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: New Computer- Not Serviced
    Cons: Unreliable

    Summary: E-Machine is a computer like every other. You can use it for word processing and you can use it for high speed internet. The only problem is, will it last? Yes and no. Since E-machines are cheap computers, E-machine has given their customers a really ... read more

  • No, We are not Blind!

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: moderate machine in every aspect
    Cons: they have problems so does HP and IBM

    Summary: We the people of the large and economically challenged United States of Desktop PC Purchasing or US of DPP are not blind to the shortcomings of the third largest desktop producer in the the country.It is far from perfect. In fact when we compare it ... read more

  • The Emachines Review

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price, good speed
    Cons: Lower end SyncRam and System Bus

    Summary: This PC was my first purchase of a computer since 1984, and it really hit the price range I was looking for. The processor speed, though blazing by 1998 standards is still entirely appropriate for 2000 and beyond. I have found no glitches on this machine ... read more

  • good have one for my own

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: its all good
    Cons: none

    Summary: this computer is good for its prices and it naver gave me a probrom yet and i had it for like 5 months . and its preety fast for its speed . this computer is for someone that dont have the money and need a computer to keep updated in the world . If you ... read more

  • A good starter computer

    Mar 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use. Inexpensive.
    Cons: Low upgradeability. Very Little prepackaged software.

    Summary: I work for a mid-west Office Depot and we sell dozens of these machines with very little returns (I'd say way less than one percent). Although they are not very upgradeable, and have a very little in the way of software, other than Win98 and Sun ... read more

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