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ACER eMachines ET1831

ACER eMachines ET1831
alaScore 78

97 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of ACER eMachines ET1831. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ACER eMachines ET1831 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ACER eMachines ET1831

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of ACER eMachines ET1831 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

eMachines ET1831-07

 

It's common knowledge that the lower the cost of a desktop system, the more likely it will be a machine that cuts corners to achieve that price. You don't often find a system that performs as admirably as its price is low. The eMachines ET1831-07, a...

Strong price-to-performance ratio ; Lots of storage space

Lacks gigabit ethernet networking ; Cluttered internal wiring

Offering capable performance and a stellar price tag, the eMachines ET1831-07 may not top the charts, but it's a great value.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Dufus1 (pcworld.com)

eMachines ET1831-07

 

A great system to upgrade but if you don't have a power supply or video card to put in it don't get it unless it's for grandmaw. I put a 680w power supply in mine and added my PCIe video card and a 1 TB hard Drive. (all of which I already had) I am...

Nice looking case. Spacious main Hard-Drive. 4gb memory and very inexpensive

POWER SUPPLY !! CASE Design ! Why do PC makers continue to put in such low power supplies on systems that have a PCIe slot for video ? Wasn't even a connector on the power supply for the PCIe card. Better power supplies are not that expensive. I hate...

Jun, 2010
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Consumer review by: Watcher426 (pcworld.com)

eMachines ET1831-07

 

great computer and a recommended buy if you're in the market for an inexpensive new computer.

750GB HDD is massive for the $389 price. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and 4GB of ram. very impressive and smoothly operating computer. dual core cpu

cluttered internal wiring. very seldom but some video is a bit choppy. probably because of no video card aside from the built in chip. just the tower, no monitor

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: bash91 (pcworld.com)

eMachines ET1831-07

 

Overall, more computer than I expected for the money. The addition of a 50$ video card makes this computer perfectly acceptable for almost anything the average user is likely to do.

Surprisingly good performance for the price. Given the speed of broadband (Verizon DSL) in our area, I haven't noticed any sort of networking hits due to the fast ethernet choice. The machine is surprisingly quiet as well

Video capabilities are anemic but very easy to upgrade. The keyboard and mouse are both generic and need to be replaced

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: jakomos (newegg.com)

emachines et1831-07 what you get and what you need

 

intel pentium dual core processor windows 7 64-bit home premium edition 1tb hard drive (even though the box reads 750gb) restart discs are first and foremost, make those immediately. you dont really have to worry about anti virus software anymore, if...

fast. proven reliability. easy to upgrade the graphics card and the power supply. you do not need a new motherboard, just buy a new graphics card and windows 7 installs the new drivers automatically. you dont have to reset through bios, or anything...

wimpy stock power supply. if you buy a computer with a dual core processor and the power supply is 250w, replace it with at least a 400w one with a bigger fan. it will extend the life of your computer ; cant upgrade to 8gb of ram without replacing the...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Doodle Von Stroodle (newegg.com)

Great machine except...

 

Emachines, get with the program and be a bit more compatible with other manufacturers mkay?

Windows 7 came with very little bloatware and hooked up easily enough. For the price it's a nice little unit that will do any multi-media or graphics editing without hesitation. If you're going to game, get a better power supply to go with a graphics...

I would have given this 5 stars except for the fact that when I went to replace the power supply with a 500 watt unit for my gt 240 graphics card, the screw holes didn't line up. Apparently, the only power supply you can put in there is one from...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: scotthva5 (newegg.com)

Not bad for a "Mom" Machine

 

I bought this for my Mom to replace her increasingly cranky 5 year old Dell and I'm really quite impressed with the overall quality of it. I've installed an inexpensive and low power Radeon 4650 which made Windows Media Center usable and added sorely...

Really solid out-of-the-box experience. Runs Windows 7 very well indeed. Very quiet. Minimal amount of bloatware. Mom *loves* it

The built-in nVidia 7050 is hopelessly outdated and underpowered (don't even think of trying to watch fullscreen NetFlix @ 1680x1050 for example) with a paltry Window 7 Experience score of just 3.2. Not upgradable without a motherboard and power supply...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: zachera (newegg.com)

Upgradeable and effective computer

 

If you are willing to spend money in the future, you can spec this computer out to a Quad-Core, 8 GB of RAM. That is what I'm planning on doing at some point.

Upgradeable ; Affordable ; Very fast, very efficient

Integrated graphics card (which doesn't run badly) ; Two slots for RAM ; PSI Express x16 doesn't have an extremely powerful graphics card capability (based on what I found on Newegg)

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Ike (newegg.com)

What a great machine

 

I will keep doing business with Newegg in the future.Always satisfied with products I receive from Newegg.

Ran right out of the box.All my apps loaded seamlessly.A pretty quick home machine.We don't do games but plays movies excellent.I built our last machine with parts from NewEgg about 6-7 years ago,was a great machine then but nothing like this one.I...

No modem, but for this price I'm not complaining.The only thing that would not work is my OLD modem.Modems are cheap so no complaints.The Keyboard is a cheap one so I put my wireless one on instead.No driver issues

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Chuck (newegg.com)

Nice Machine

 

Very nice package. Unlike other reviewers, I found the keyboard & mouse (its optical) very usable. This should be a machine that you will not have to replace for a long time. Microsoft seems to have finally gotten it right with Windows 7. All my 32 bit...

Well designed machine ; Very quiet ; Mine came with a TB disk drive ; Has IDE connector if you need to add an older disk drive ; Even Windows 7 runs well ; Fot the price, you cant beat it

The 4G of RAM uses both memory slots. If you need to expand, you will have to pull the existing DIMMs ; Some bloatware to uninstall, but not a huge amount

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The eMachines ET1831-01 Desktop delivers great performance and expansion possibilities with the eMachines quality and price you expect. With reliable Intel performance and great media features you have everything you need to email, explore the Internet, create photo albums, and manage finances and more with ease.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.2in
Height:14.2in
Weight:18.1lbs
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:eMachines
Model:ET1831-01
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:eMachines

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 7050
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:420
Type:Celeron

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7050
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