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eMachines EL1331G-01w

$298.00 Released October, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:DVD writer. Really inexpensive. Comes with Windows 7.

The Cons:Slow single core CPU. A little more money will get you a dual core ION nettop - smaller, more energy efficient, capable of outputting 1080p video. Not capable of outputting 1080p video content.

The eMachines EL1331G-01w is an entry-level desktop computer released in late 2009. This PC is designed to have a small footprint, yet provide ample power for the average user. Based on the AMD Athlon 2850e, this eMachine has a clock speed of 1.8GHz.

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This PC comes with 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard drive, a 16x DVD writer and integrated Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics. While this is not a gaming computer, this system should provide users with enough power for basic games. For networking, a gigabit Ethernet LAN port has been included. Those looking to work with digital photos should find the 5-in-1 multimedia card reader useful. Other notable features include 9 USB 2.0 ports, a headphone jack plus a microphone jack. In addition to being preloaded with Windows 7 x64, DVD recording software plus other trialware is included. While the EL1331G-01w is identical to the EL1331-03, this machine is exclusively available at Wal-Mart for 298.00.


  • CPU: AMD Athlon processor 2850e @ 1.8GHz
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Chipset: Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE
  • Memory: 2048MB DDR2 dual-channel (4GB max.)
  • Optical drive: 16x DVD±R/RW Supermulti drive
  • Media reader: 5-in-1
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE
  • Audio: high-definition audio support, 5.1 channels
  • Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • Connectivity: 9 x USB 2.0, 2 x PS/2, 1 x VGA, 1 x Headphone jack, 1 x Microphone-in jack. 5 x HD audio
  • Dimensions & weight: 10.4" H x 3.9" W x 14.6" D, 12 lbs

User Reviews (10)

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  • 6

    DVD writer

  • 4

    really inexpensive

  • 4

    comes with Windows 7

  • 4

    energy efficient design

  • 3

    onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics - capable of some light gaming, 720p video output

  • 3

    just as cheap as an Atom based nettop - yet has a faster processor and is also graphically superior to most units with Intel GMA graphics

  • 3

    powerful enough for people who just want to browse the internet, chat with friends, check e-mail, etc...

  • 3

    slow single core CPU

  • 0

    a little more money will get you a dual core ION nettop - smaller, more energy efficient, capable of outputting 1080p video

  • -2

    not capable of outputting 1080p video content

  • -5

    will probably die within 2 years

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Hodjibran: #emachines_el1331g_01w We bought this computer when I was employed at Walmart in 2009. We still use it as the main computer on our wireless network. For what we use it for...internet...light gaming (computer was originally purchased just as a stand-in when my quad core had issues with the motherboard) so we thought we were just buying a backup. So have not seen a need to replace it because the performance and durability have so far been above the inexpensive price point. We have faster/more powerful laptops and such that we can use for gaming and whatever...but this is still considered the main computer in the household. So I give it a 8 out of 10 rating. Would have given it a 10 if you could upgrade the RAM more then just 4gb...and have a slot for upgraded video...but oh well. Mar 16, 12
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Mangodoor408: #emachines_el1331g_01w My Parents Bought This Computer In December 2009 As A Christmas Present For Me, And I Am Kind Of A Computer Freak I Know C++, C, Java And Many More But Am Not Gonna Name Them, I Am Now 14 And Have Had No Trouble With This PC What So Ever, Infact Mine Had A PCI-E X16 Slot And I Put A GTX 560 And A AMD Phenom X4 And I Play Crysis 2 And Need For Speed The Run, I Couldn't Be More Happier With This Computer, And The Upgrades Where Definetly Alot Cheaper Than Buying A PC Pre Loaded With All These Parts. Jan 30, 12
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