eMachines T6536

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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