|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Pentium|
|RAM||3 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||250 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA 4500M|
eMachines E725-4520 Laptop Win7 Pentium T4400 2.2G 15.6″ 3GB Ram 250GB WiFi 6-cell battery DVD-super Multi DL Drive GMA 4500M
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- Intel Pentium, 3GB / 250GB
- 15.6" HD Widescreen High-Brightness LCD Display
- Windows 7 Home Premium, 802.11b/g
Top Customer Reviews
2. functions just fine for internet, watching DVDs, You Tube, Itunes, etc. no noticable difference in quality of images or streaming from my high end Mac.
3. Costs less than a netbook, has a dvd player/recorder.
4. Battery life is actually very good - 4+ hours so far for regular surfing. video knows it down to about 3 hours.
Fairly solid feel to it for being a hunk of plastic
Back has all sorts of access panels for people that want to change out the hard drive or add more RAM
My Age of Mythology game works just fine on it.
#1 gripe - no HDMI port. Bummer. HAs some cheesy aavi port but I haven't bothered to figure out if I can convert that to HDMI. Whoops on their part, but then agin, this thing cost me less than most netbooks.
Speakers are lousy. If you mess with the EQ and SRS Wow you can get it to an aceptable level, but out of the box they sound like they are tin cans. Fine with headphones.
Keyboard is okay - does not have a high quality feel to it. easier to type mistakes than on my Mac.
Windows 7 is...... nothing more than XP with a couple of the bugs fixed and an interface that makes it harder to find things if you are used to XP or 2000.
Boot of programs is a bit slow. I think this could be a WIndows issue more than a hardware issue.
Ovberall - works just fine for a cheap laptop. don't need to pay twice as much if all you do is surf the net and watch TV on it.
As others have said, the display is excellent - very bright. The keyboard is OK - not great, a bit "spongy" but not bad. The speakers are awful, perhaps the worst I've ever heard; attaching a pair of cheap USB-powered speakers makes a big difference when you use it at home.
The CPU is a standard 2.2GHZ Pentium (Dual Core) T4400, which is a sweet budget CPU (a budget version of the now-being-phased-out Core 2 Duo CPU). It's actually quite a fast CPU for basic stuff. The thing DOES NOT get hot (compare that to the AMD-based laptops) beyond a little warm on the bottom.
The two biggest downsides (beyond the speakers): only two USB ports and no webcam (even the Acer version of this laptop that has a webcam curiously has no built-in microphone). So as I said, for the price I paid, I can put up with it.
One little annoyance I've noticed lately: The touchpad is a bit wider than I'm used to, and I seem to rub the left side of the touchpad with my left hand too often, causing the mouse pointer to jump. This seems like a curious design feature of this particular model; when typing on other 15.6" laptops of this same era, I don't have this problem.
RAM is DDR3 despite what official specs say. Easy to upgrade. The wireless card is easy to upgrade as well - you can upgrade it to an Intel 5100 "Draft-N" card that is an excellent wireless card for $10-$15 on ebay, very worth doing. You can use either a half-height or full-height mini-PCI wireless card in the slot, I've used both. SATA hard drive is easy to swap as well - I've already done that.Read more ›
key board and internal speakers are an issue. poor speakers and a poor keyboard.
buyers may wish to experiment with external speakers and external keyboard if you are going to be using the keyboard a lot for text entry.
the computer itself is quite powerful for its cost, no heat, no noise, no processor or fan noise or vibration.
looks to be solid build. not the lightest laptop, but solidly built.also WIN 7 does have some glitches related to compatibility and proprietary issues with other Microsoft software,
Microsoft and WIN 7 does not like Google Chrome, for example, some issues with MS software downloads with Chrome, with Win 7. however,
XP computers are hard to get now unfortunately.
if you need to do serious text entry and require a really good keyboard, I would suggest that you spend some time with this keyboard before buying this computer. make sure it will work for you.
do not buy it sight unseen and untested. if the keyboard and internal speakers are not important to you, this laptop might work for you.
despite this laptops high processor power for the price, and other good points, IF you require an excellent keyboard and/or speakers with normal volume, I would not recommend this laptop.
I figured the laptop was so inexpensive where could I go wrong? Boy was I wrong. Please, learn from my $1,000 mistake and don't ever buy an emachines. You WILL end up spending what you saved because it is so cheap and has NO service or warranty. Go ahead and buy a reputable product like a Dell, Toshiba, HP, Apple, etc. They have many laptops with real service plans that only cost 50-100 dollars more.
The ONLY good thing about this computer was windows 7. Another reviewer here said it is just XP with some bugs fixed but that is incredibly wrong. Windows 7 was built for the multi-tasking generation with a lot of added functionality for that purpose. And Office 2010 is an excellent piece of software. I used to only use openoffice but actually paid for office 2010 because the improvements were worth it.
Otherwise, while the computers worked they functioned fine. But, they literally worked for less than 3 months.
I give this computer a big DON'T BUY rating.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Owned for 5'ish years. Battery finally died a couple months ago. Still runs beautifully and without hangups. I've only done a 500gb HDD upgrade on it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Connor
Bought this from Walmart march 2009(?) for $298. I've used it 8 - 10 hrs. every day since. No problems.
Unfortunately eMachines is no more or I'd upgrade.
I like the almost everything about this laptop. I would actually rate it 4.5 out of 5 but sadly there isn't any 4.5. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Kevin
Like the computer, keyboard is a little hard to get used to but in time it will be fine. Like windows 7 and have had no problems with it. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by cherakz
Sent this machine to my GF.....Told/showed her how to de-crapify it at first startup to remove all the trial-ware and bloat-ware that comes with it... Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Keith Stewart
We bought this for our daughter two years ago and it is still holding strong. She is not the most gentle child but this fulfills all her computer needs. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Adeana E Shannon
THIS I USE AS MY MAIN COMPUTER ITS FAST BUT NOT LOUD ENOUGH TO HEAR MOVIES AND NO CAM OG COUSE BUT ITS BEEN A GOOD LAPTOPPublished on November 18, 2012 by thomas burke
I love this laptop!! I am self employed and i am able to use it for work and play.. it has never failed me.. it is durable and has even survived a couple of fumbles.. Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by immellowme
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