For sale: emachine computer w/windows xp $45 plus tax
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Since: Sep 11
#2 Jun 12, 2012
Windows XP 1GB RAM, 120 GB HDD, speedy processor. It has been re-imaged. It has been inspected by a technician, and runs great.
#3 Jun 12, 2012
Is it at a shop or what?
#4 Jun 12, 2012
If you are a private seller, you are not authorized to collect sales tax.
#5 Jun 12, 2012
True that tax thing can get you in a world of stink...
#6 Jun 12, 2012
I would think there is more important things to ask.
Can we get a better definition than "speedy" processor? I mean is it a single core, dual core, Pentium, ATI, Is it speedy for modern standards or is it speedy for the standard that a system having 1gb of system ram was a fair amount?
What about the video card? On board video only? Nvidia, ATI?
I mean for 45$ with a fully licensed copy + reformat disc of WinXP I would expect absolutely no better than a wore out broken down and resurrected gateway (IE Emach) Pentium 3 1024MEGAhertz and onboard video most likely but prolly at best non express PCI (maybe even AGP) video card. If this system is anything close to that, its simply NOT worth it.
Prices are slightly higher, but you not only get something fully working, you get something relatively modern (IE Dual core HPs for 100$) that you can work, build and upgrade with DDR2 ram still being relatively easy to find. this Emach from its vauge description seems far more archaic than that.
#7 Jun 12, 2012
Oh and yes the guy is from a shop, Cant recall the name, National computer repair I think?
Ive had a 200mhz/256mb PC be able to run on the internet, but it was not a pleasant experience. With the way webpages are designed with extensive flash and heavy overload just about any type of processor that isnt 1.5ghz or better, with at least 2gb of system ram on win XP is going to cause the average computer user fits. Again, might be better off to look at something a tad more modern like say ....
That comes with a system restore disc, the ability to upgrade for 15$ to 2gb ram, and an actual PCI-E slot that you can find a bargain basement video card.
Also, free shipping PLUS its still helping the local economy by supporting a regional (IE only 4 hours away) shop at a nationwide leading price vs return.
#8 Jun 13, 2012
what is the model number for the emachine? if you post that, i will gladly post some other specs to help you sell it.
1 gb ram is good for surfing the net and email, especially if the machine just got a fresh copy of the system installed. so, for any person mostly interested in getting on the internet, this machine would suit them well.
Since: Sep 11
#9 Jun 13, 2012
Okay happy topix users. I will post a whole list of specs on this computer, so half the people who read this will not understand. I will make you so called technicians happy. Everyone shows their level of intelligence and ability in life when they speak against others instead of proving with action. Okay now for some hand dandy specifications.
Since: Sep 11
#10 Jun 13, 2012
eMachines T2615 - Athlon XP 2600+ 2.13 GHz specifications
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Tower
Width 7.2 in
Depth 16.0 in
Height 14.1 in
Type AMD Athlon XP 2600+/ 2.13 GHz
Installed Qty 1.0
Max Supported Qty 1.0
Type L2 cache
Installed Size 256.0 KB
Cache Per Processor 256 KB
Chipset Type VIA ProSavageDDR KM266
Data Bus Speed 266.0 MHz
Installed Size 1.0 GB
Technology DDR SDRAM
Memory Specification Compliance PC2100
Form Factor DIMM 184-pin
Type 1.0 x IDE - Integrated
Controller Interface Type IDE/ATA
Storage Controller (2nd)
Floppy Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
Hard Drive 1.0 x 120.0 GB - Standard - IDE/ATA
Hard Drive (2nd) None
Type DVD-ROM - IDE
Read Speed 16x
Optical Storage (2nd)
Monitor Type none.
Graphics Processor / Vendor S3 ProSavage8 Shared video memory (UMA)
Type Sound card - Integrated
Compliant Standards AC '97
Speaker(s) 2.0 x Right / left channel
Type Mouse , Keyboard
Modem Fax / modem - PCI - Plug-in card
Max Transfer Rate 56.0 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92
Networking Network adapter - Integrated
Data Link Protocol Fast Ethernet , Ethernet
Cluster Storage Controller None
Expansion / Connectivity
#11 Jun 13, 2012
All these questions over a $45 computer. Be happy it turns on.
And god forbid someone mention sales tax without showing you have a business license. Lmao
#12 Jun 13, 2012
I throw out shit like that! but would be good for a beginner.
#13 Jun 14, 2012
Its good you included the specs. From those specs I would suggest that based ONLY on the processor the system is absolutely worth 45$ if a XP OS install disc is included.
Points that you can glean from the spec sheet.
A: there is no hope to upgrade this PC as there is nothing to suggest it has SATA connectors, PCIE slot, or a modern ram DIMM. That means all "upgrade" or "repair" parts are going to be more expensive than the entire system is worth. thats basically circa 2000.
B: It has onboard integrated video. Now obviously this is not going to be a gaming machine (it might handle some gaming applications dated 1999 or earlier from GOG ) but having onboard graphics also hinders video capacity as well, So Hulu and youtube will give you flickery problems if it runs at all and if it does it will end up having to be at the lowest possible resolution. Now you can get a modest PCI based video card like an Nvidia 6200, but your looking at tacking on another 25-50$ just for getting basic flash based web page elements to display at an acceptable speed and framerate.
C: The FSB speed of 266 is going to bottleneck everything on this system. Youll never get full 2.1 ghz single core performance out of this system because the core clock on the MOBO will always force the processor to throttle and match. Realistically thanks to the MOBO your essentially underclocking that processor down to an effective power closer to 1.ghz than 2. Which actually being an AMD processor and their notability for floating point calculation errors and overheating, underclocking the processor is the absolute smartest thing you could do.
Again, I am fully behind the price of this PC being realistic and a solid value. However as someone who regularly gets annoyed to death to fix other peoples boxes, Its in my own personal best interest to explain the sort of deal these customers would be getting into. Basically what you are presenting is a "you get what you pay for PC" that was antiquated by 2003 standards (except the processor is obviously newer and most likely what went out in this particular box) Its going to be a short term box that would be good for say, downloading and organizing music, spread sheets, text files. BASIC web browsing though that would be with sporadic results dependent on what you were looking at online.
Basically I would NOT recommend this as an entry level computer for a new user. A new user would end up pissed off at a box like this very quickly. The only type of person I would recommend this to would be a very advanced user who needs a modest PC for very specified applications like a dedicated PC for a home surveillance system PVR server or with an attached sound card as a midi controller and rudimentary audio recording studio PC. For that end, this box would be wundabahr. Actually I am considering buying it myself to be used as a shed inventory PC and audio jukebox. Outside of that its simply too old despite the newish processor and it would be worth springing for an extra 55$ and get a PC with modern architecture in my personal estimation.
Anyway, best of luck in selling it. I think youve got a solid box for a fair price all things considered. If its still kicking around at the beginning of July I might look at picking it up myself.
#14 Jun 14, 2012
LMAO!!!! You f'n people bitch about anything! It's $45!! I'm sure you drug out pill heads snort more than that a day!!
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