To reduce heat build-up there are four small rubber feet which do not provide a whole lot of clearance between the desk and the bottom of the notebook. Wireless The wireless interface is both The hard disk is a RPM drive, which is the norm for notebook; however, faster drives up to RPM are now available in case you want to change the drive out someday. The included PowerDVD has great controls for fast forwarding and reversing at various speeds. The unit itself is about 6.
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eMachines M5405 Review (pics, specs)
Visit our network of sites: For just backing up files or pictures, etc. Right side view of EMachines M view larger image. The DVD playback is sharp and clear with very little smearing. I have not done a proper battery rundown test or used it extensively on battery.
EMachines M Touchpad and Keyboard view larger emachinew. The processor is a mobile Sempron clocked at 1. If you turn off the wireless transmitter and turn down vvideo display intensity, the battery will last longer than it otherwise would.
The speed of the drive does make a significant difference in program load times, but not much difference once an application is open.
Speakers The speakers are adequate, but tend to be covered by your wrists when typing, which mutes them.
Battery Life I have not done a proper battery rundown test or used it extensively on battery. The only reason m55405 do this would be to lower the battery drain when using it on battery where there is no wireless network available. The eMachines M notebook is classified as a value emachknes budget notebook. This rather small clearance does not cause a problem as long as you use it on a smooth surface; however you would not want to use this or any notebook on your lap in bed for example where the blanket would obstruct the air flow.
All laptops in this price range come with Windows XP Home.
eMachines M Review (pics, specs)
This small space below the notebook is where air is brought in to the notebook for cooling and then exhausted out the back. This is plenty of memory for non-power users. Design and Build The design is clean and uncluttered, with a set of multimedia buttons at the top right above the keyboard for opening a web browser, email, Windows explorer in search mode, Windows media player, and two buttons for turning up and down the volume.
The case is an attractive black and silver, plastic but with a solid sturdy feel. Hibernation, with Microsoft Word, explorer and Firefox browser loaded, took approximately 30 seconds, and restore took about 45 seconds. A price like that moves it from a budget laptop squarely into the value notebook category!
Mobile AMD Sempron 1. Wireless The wireless interface is both Front side view of EMachines M view larger image Back side view of Emachines M view larger image Right side view of EMachines M view larger image Left side view of Emachines M view larger image Emachnies screen had no dead pixels; the maximum native resolution is xwhich is the actual number of pixels in the display.
eMachines M Series M LCD Repair Guide | Installation Video
Conclusion In my opinion, this machine hangs in there nicely with the other machines in its price group, having just a little better value for the money — M MB of RAM instead of M, 60G hard disk instead of 40G, and built-in wireless The Averatec is a nice machine, but the screen size was too small for our purchasing needs.
Front side view of EMachines M view larger image. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. The laptop comes with 3 USB 2.
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I highly recommend this notebook for anyone who needs a value machine emacjines a fast processor, lots of memory and disk space, and a nice display. The speakers are adequate, but tend to be covered by your wrists when typing, which mutes them.
It is made by eMachines, which was recently purchased by Gateway.
The screen had no dead pixels; the maximum native resolution is xwhich is the actual number of pixels in the display. Likewise, watching a DVD or listening to music where the hard disk is constantly being accessed will cause the battery to run down sooner.
This is a very fine machine. The video is an integrated solution with shared memory, which tends to be usable for older or low-end games but is rarely satisfactory for games with demanding video. Cons Medium battery life at 2.