Similar to the model we showed in our recent Desktop Bargain Hunt, TigerDirect.com has the eMachines ER1401-57 Mini-E Athlon II Neo K325 1.3GHz Nettop PC on sale for $279.97. Paying via Google Checkout will drop the price to $274.97. Shipping will cost you $8.38, so, in total you’re saving $76.62 off of the $359.97 list price.
Features include an AMD Athlon II Neo K325 1.3GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, keyboard and mouse, HDMI, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
PCMag gave the similar model, the eMachines Mini-e ER1402-05, a PCMag Editors’ Choice and rated it a 4 out of 5 for its compact body, quietness, and its HDMI port. The eMachines Mini-e ER1402-05 is one of the least expensive desktop PCs on the market. Also, in certain tests that PCMag performed, it was quicker than dual-core Atom processors.
“It has a high bang for the buck ratio, and even though it only has a single-core processor, it can compete with and surpass systems with dual-core Atom processors,” Santo Domingo said in his review. He gave it the Editors’ Choice award as the best standalone nettop to get if you’re trying to save money while getting a full-fledged PC computing experience.