The eMachines Mini-e ER1402 (just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) packs a decent amount of power in a 9-pound, 7-inch case that might be attractive enough to warrant a spot next to your TV.
Priced at $300, the computer features a 1.7GHz AMD Athlon Neo processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, NVIDIA nForce 9200 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. There are four USB ports and HDMI output (VGA, too) for connecting to your TV or monitor. A wireless keyboard and mouse are included as well. The relatively small hard drive might be a sticking point for some content hoarders but otherwise it’s not too bad for $300.
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