eMachines T6536

By Joel Santo Domingo  |  Posted 2006-09-08 Print this article Print

Review: While only a minor update from the previous "top of the line" eMachines desktop PC, the T6536 retains the features that made the last version such a good buy. A good single-core processor, Media Center, plentiful hard drive spac

The eMachines T6536 continues the value proposition introduced in the earlier T6532 system. Its eMachines top-of-the-line PC, and includes such high-end components as 1GB of system memory, a 250GB hard drive, a dual-layer DVD burner, and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Its what I like to call a "plussed" version of eMachines value systems—it has the stuff you expect, plus more—and though it costs more than its siblings, its still a reasonable $590 (direct, without monitor), which puts it squarely in the budget-PC area. The T6536 is a PC for mid-level users looking for another PC for the house, or an advanced novice who wants a computer he can easily modify. It is a good choice for junior-high-school, high-school, and even beginning college students, since the T6536 has the expansion room to grow with their needs.

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Joel Santo Domingo is the Lead Analyst for the Desktops team at PC Magazine Labs. He joined PC Magazine in 2000, after 7 years of IT work for companies large and small. His background includes managing mobile, desktop and network infrastructure on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. He is responsible for overseeing PC Labs testing, as well as formulating new test methodologies for the Desktops team.

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