LGR Tech Tales - eMachines: Never Obsolete?

18 lut 2016
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This episode covers the various ups, downs, and fascinating choices of the Emachines computer company. Join me in LGR Tech Tales, looking at stories of technological inspiration, failure, and everything in-between!
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  • I have now covered the infamous *eMachines eOne* that Apple sued them over in 1999! plworld.info/show/o5uieLOfgJzIncY/wideo.html

    LGRLGR2 lat temu
    • @Sakarias Karlsson bad build quality tho

      The HunteRThe HunteRMiesiąc temu
    • @Sakarias Karlsson My first PC in Fall of 2000 was an eMachines i566, and it worked good. Celeron 566MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 60GB hdd, Windows Me, and I slapped in a Nvidia GeForce 2 32MB PCI graphics card. Ran Quake 3 and Half-Life flawlessly!

      PlagueDoctorPlagueDoctor6 miesięcy temu
    • Soo eMachines is like opposite to apple then: half the price and same performance. Maybe its time for emachines to return..

      Sakarias KarlssonSakarias KarlssonRok temu
    • The fact that Gateway is still around always makes me happy in a weird kind of way

      Nick StalburgNick StalburgRok temu
    • LGR I got an eMachines Monitor for $6 at Savers (just a thrift store) and its actually really nice, it’s 1440x900

      JoeyLovesTrainsJoeyLovesTrainsRok temu
  • I'd like to know how long someone who took up the replacement program stayed on it and how many computers they got under the program

    jjcoolausjjcoolausDzień temu
  • My first laptop was an e-machines e627, loved it until the end :')

    Conceptos BásicosConceptos Básicos7 dni temu
  • You can collect PC parts on recycling centers?! Sad we don't have recycling centers here

    Dboiplays 06Dboiplays 0610 dni temu
  • Hey I have one of those late 90s early 2000s emachines that has a 700mhz celeron and windows 2000 that still works

    mrjeep881mrjeep88116 dni temu
  • the cache is for cheap machine is full of adware...ads and more ads through startmenu

    IVAN NEGAIVAN NEGA17 dni temu
  • I'm Typing this on my phone, while my eMachine PC loads terraria

    GGodwad WafflesGGodwad Waffles20 dni temu
  • Ha! I had the first one in the vid.

    Will ParkerWill Parker23 dni temu
  • Wow! Had an emachine as the family computer when I was a kid and never even thought of the company until now. Saw the video and was like, wait a minute I know that name!

    Millar CreativeMillar Creative24 dni temu
  • 5:45 I had that exact emachines W3400, with the 80gb HDD, 512mb ram, XP, Athlon 64 and integrated ATi graphics. Was a used and abused "family pc" for years starting from 2005 to around 2012 or so. God that thing was a slow pile of shit. Until the bloated XP oem install crapped out. Put a few flavors of linux on it that made it better than it was when new. Also repurposed the case for a "sleeper" gaming build. All the big-box store stickers on the front made it an ideal sleeper rig.

    JoelJoel25 dni temu
  • I have a eMachines netbook with 2GB of ram (upgraded), 160gig hdd and Windows 7 Starter. It was my first computer.

    MrKitlikMrKitlik26 dni temu
  • An eMachines with Windows Me was my first computer. I'll always remember running flash games from the disney channel website at 10 fps.

    yore5yore527 dni temu
  • I bought an emachines from someone who was selling their dead moms stuff, it was really sad. I bought it from them for 50 dollars. Best PC I've owned.

    clayton0127clayton0127Miesiąc temu
  • The first computer that I ever saw in person was an E machines that my parents bought when I was a child.

    Menato FanMenato FanMiesiąc temu
  • *Insert "E" Meme here*

    The Master Of RED Alien FaceThe Master Of RED Alien FaceMiesiąc temu
  • My second PC was from eMachines. Got it in mid-2001, and used until 2007. Luckily, never ran into any problems with it at all, used it while teaching myself how to make sites from scratch in Notepad and edit videos with Adobe Premiere 6.0

    retrocade89retrocade89Miesiąc temu
  • Loved mine so much I am going to make custom pc in the case

    Josh GeigerJosh GeigerMiesiąc temu
  • I prefer a *Dell Optiplex All-In-One* instead of a junky eMachines eOne!

    Adrian MardiantoAdrian Mardianto2 miesięcy temu
  • I had an emachine

    TheCrazyAussieTheCrazyAussie2 miesięcy temu
  • We had an Emachine laptop, and inherited an E-machines PC from my godparents. They were low cost but OK.

    Glen LastGlen Last2 miesięcy temu
  • I had a 2010 eMachines desktop and it served me well for a long time.

    Erion 5Erion 52 miesięcy temu
  • cool, i love retro tech vids. glad i found this

    BioHaCKeRBioHaCKeR2 miesięcy temu
  • I remember right around when windows 7 came out eMachines had the absolutely best towers for the price. we used one as our family computer for almost a 5-6 years and it was still pretty well-spec'd when we replaced it.

    Jacob WheatleyJacob Wheatley2 miesięcy temu
  • I remember using an eMachine back in early 2000s that I shared with my siblings. Had some fond memories with it. It wasn't just the video games and music of my early teens but also fixing the thing lol. I helped make the system last longer while also learning more about troubleshooting and computers in general from it. I'm just glad eMachines gave us Millennial teens PCs our parents could afford.

    AtheoAng3l0AtheoAng3l02 miesięcy temu
  • My first pc was an emachines. I remember playing halflife 2 on it for the first time

    WOKEipediaWOKEipedia3 miesięcy temu
  • I love my e-machines PC. Still using it today because it is never obsolete. I soon exoect them to install me a RTX3070.

    TheMagnificentZoltarTheMagnificentZoltar3 miesięcy temu
  • Trigem is still alive in korea lol It changed the company name Trigem>TG

    BeamNG KR TMBeamNG KR TM3 miesięcy temu
  • I remember seeing eMachines PCs back in 2005ish, low-end machines with a Celeron and an IGP or the cheapest of the cheapest graphics card.

    mndmnd3 miesięcy temu
  • i love your old intro

    uvuweve osasuvuweve osas3 miesięcy temu
  • My first laptop was an acer emachines d732z. Still works to this day. Upgraded the ram from 2 to 4 gigs. Too slow to do anything nowadays except play older games though.

    lordcloudxlordcloudx3 miesięcy temu
  • You could do exactly the same video, and replace the "E-mechines" with "Elllonex" for the UK peeps. Same turd, different polish lol

    Scott Harvey-DaviesScott Harvey-Davies3 miesięcy temu
  • I think AOL still owe me funeral costs for the next 15 generations of my family or whatever marketing BS they were preaching at the time... lol

    Scott Harvey-DaviesScott Harvey-Davies3 miesięcy temu
  • I still have my old Windows XP eMachines tower from 2006-2007. Still works, surprisingly, just terribly slow.

    CVRTONICCVRTONIC3 miesięcy temu
  • a slightly newer variant of the computer shown right at the start was my family’s main computer for much of the 2000s. dug it out of the (VERY damp) garage last year, miraculously the old piece of trash still works.

    cryptiidcrowcryptiidcrow3 miesięcy temu
  • I wouldn't mind getting a new pc every few years... I like that program. Can we have that again?

    saramationssaramations4 miesięcy temu
  • Can you please do one on Fuhu/Nabi. I’m discontinued and I’d love for people to learn more about fuhu and Nabi tablets Just a suggestion

    Nabi FuhuNabi Fuhu4 miesięcy temu
  • Lol I'm still using an E machines 16x9 monitor as a second display... Grew up with the athlon 2 system and later upgraded it a bit never gave our family any problems.

    Elliott GrossmanElliott Grossman4 miesięcy temu
  • I still have one that works fine. Intel Core 2 duo 8500 (I think) and some ancient Nvidia graphics 4Gig of RAM. Running Windows 10 just fine, for the most basic stuff. I digitize logos for my Tajima embroidery machine on it.

    JohnKrytenJohnKryten4 miesięcy temu
  • I believe I still have some of the parts around from the eMachines T6000 we had....

    Nathaniel LewisNathaniel Lewis4 miesięcy temu
  • I guess i must be really lucky had mine for years and am still using it to this very day :) better than a lot of PC that where way more pricey just saying

    nick dufournick dufour4 miesięcy temu
  • I had one in the late 90s. I got into computer repair because of it.

    Kevin DaltonKevin Dalton4 miesięcy temu
  • I still have an e machine I got back in 2009 new, win vista system still works great, only use for back up data, non internet connected!

    Goahead MakemydayGoahead Makemyday4 miesięcy temu
  • I had an E machine, It wasn't great but it did its job

    joe Gangwayjoe Gangway4 miesięcy temu
  • I feel like everybody had one back in the day, with Virtual families, Wizard101, we really were kings, 2010's kids is, well, I'm not gonna judge, I think everybody loved these. Late, but good vid LGR!

    Bobby FurGamerBobby FurGamer5 miesięcy temu
  • Wow, I recently got an eMachines T3302 for free!

    Programmerz2020Programmerz20205 miesięcy temu
  • My grandparents still uses there eMachine from 2001 and they use it for Solitaire and web browsing and that is it

    Gamer5677!Gamer5677!5 miesięcy temu
  • I had a KDS monitor. It was pretty good.

    phodderphodder5 miesięcy temu
  • My first computer as a teenager that was actually mine and not "a family computer" was an Emachines, and I loved it. Still remeber the model number off by heart e3031. The reliabilty issue did present itself eventually though, as the cheap PSU went rogue and fried the motherboard. It died just after I placed an order for a new pc. So it served me right til the end haha

    SkyratSkyrat5 miesięcy temu
  • No agp slots sucked. Geforce 2 mx gaming is something I'm somehow nostalgic for thO.

    Jeff KittellJeff Kittell5 miesięcy temu
  • emachines are fun sleeper builds :)

    Anthony RobinsonAnthony Robinson5 miesięcy temu
  • i just ate the best mcdonalds ever

    Will BannatyneWill Bannatyne5 miesięcy temu
  • I am proud to be Korean 😂😂

    safari 87safari 875 miesięcy temu
  • I have had two E Machines. They were both good reliable PC's. They would not run Half Life 2 though...bummer at the time.

    Brandon BBrandon B5 miesięcy temu
  • F I mean E

    HotWheels24sevenHotWheels24seven5 miesięcy temu
  • The one eMachines i had (which was a Celeron 366) was actually pretty good. Didn't really have any issues with it, other than the cheap plastic stuff breaking off but that was all just cosmetic (like I think the floppy drive button broke off so I had to use a pencil to eject disks). But never had any hardware issues. Of course, I only kept that computer for about 2 years (bought it for $300 I think back in 2002 or something) but at the time it had Windows 98SE and otherwise worked fine. I eventually built my own computer after that, I think it was a Pentium 3 and that began my PC building experience, which I did for about 10 years and then sort of let go of that and focused more on software development/internet. But regardless, the eMachines that I had played a role in my programming experience. I think after the eMachines, I had purchased an HP with a faster celeron and had that for about a year and then built the Pentium 3 system. It's funny that Acer purcahse eMachines because I've had more problems with Acers than I had with eMachines. IMO Acer has become the budget computer brand and sits below HP/Compaq, Dell, Lenovo and Asus. I mean their laptops (some of the cheap ones) had plastic hinges (which I guess on a $350 laptop you can't be too demanding, but even Lenovo used some metal hinges on their sub $500 laptops). I think that eMachines bought on the new idea of a budget computer that everyone could afford. I mean yes HP, Compaq and Dell had affordable computers, but most were still considerably more than the eMachines (buy about 2x, but were still affordable for most as they were often under $1000). the emachines weren't the fastest, but you got a reasonably good value for the money. I mean a $300 Celeron computer could do basic Internet stuff, typing, etc.

    Heelix RanierHeelix Ranier5 miesięcy temu
  • Bought an emachines laptop in the mid naughties. Since then I've had three Apple computers bought 2nd-hand. On one of them the dvd drive is long broken, and if one nudges the power brick the whole thing powers off. One of them has ceased to boot up altogether; one I gave to my aging mom because the computer is so darn slow - it's ok for just searching recipes online I guess. The "cheaply built" emachine, on the other hand, works just fine.

    Petri Tapio MattsonPetri Tapio Mattson5 miesięcy temu
  • I’m currently in the process of building a custom win98 pc with “high end” parts compatible with win98 due to inspiration from watching your build! Though I plan on using an emachines computer tower as the outside case cause that was the computer I had as a kid 😁

    Will PheaginWill Pheagin5 miesięcy temu
  • Just because eMachines died out in 2004, that doesn't mean people stopped using them, right? I remember all of my family members had eMachine computers for a really long time. My elementary school had gateway computers and eMachines as well. That was back in 2008 that I remember still using those computers.

    SAiKASAiKA5 miesięcy temu
  • I got an Emachine from a client in about 2012 >Poor thing is a netbook with vista basic >Slow as hell >I decide to install XP on that >Dont make a backup beforehand. >Big mistake. >Getting bluescreens when booting up XP. It was AHCI mode. >Set to IDE, reinstall, XP boots now. >Still slow as hell. WTF its a clean install, I had P3s with less than half this RAM run better than this Turns out this chipset only did PIO instead of DMA when in IDE mode. The weak CPU would bottleneck everything related to IO. Support for this netbook was non-existent. Been burned about emachines ever since.

    YeOldeKamikazeYeOldeKamikaze5 miesięcy temu
  • My family had an emachine

    Heffsta02Heffsta025 miesięcy temu
  • Can I subscribe twice?

    Magic SpiralMagic Spiral5 miesięcy temu
  • My first pc was a emachine, I have still have it but it's in pieces, I am planing to rebuild it soon with a new harddrive and all that good stuff, but I can't decide if I should put xp or 7 on it.

    Tech and car EnthusiastTech and car Enthusiast6 miesięcy temu
  • I miss my eMachine (2001-2008). First PC I didn't have to share with my family. I build PCs now. That EMachine T2200 taught me how to have a computer without the built in bloatware bullshit.

    iluvatar003iluvatar0036 miesięcy temu
  • I have a 2009 eMachines WIN7 PC

    TheHomeMediaCollector ProductionsTheHomeMediaCollector Productions6 miesięcy temu
  • My dad, up until sometime this year, had an eMachines that came with Win7.

    SapphireFlameSapphireFlame6 miesięcy temu
  • I still have an eMachines from 2006 that shipped with Windows Vista Home Basic. I - of course - upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate, upgraded the RAM to 4GB, installed a WiFi Card and PCIe Graphics Card and it works great to this day.

    The Conservative MillennialThe Conservative Millennial6 miesięcy temu
  • I Had eMachine It Had vista On it

    Ester MelgarEster Melgar6 miesięcy temu
  • But can it run doom

    Lily CowlishawLily Cowlishaw6 miesięcy temu
  • Whatching this from an emachine.

    The DullohanThe Dullohan6 miesięcy temu
  • I still have my orignal eMachines PC from '99

    J IJ I6 miesięcy temu
  • I still have a emachines pc... It is not my main, but It still runs.

    Yosef918Yosef9186 miesięcy temu
  • I own an Acer. Technically own a Windows 10 eMachine

    Sunny ShuklaSunny Shukla6 miesięcy temu
  • my first pc as a kid was our family emachines desktop, seeing one just like it in this vid is so nostalgic

    Wisco Di3coWisco Di3co6 miesięcy temu
  • Had a 2008 Emachines desktop that I used from then to 2017. Ran Windows Vista Home Premium. Build quality was bad, but it was very fast (for the time) as it had a high end Athlon and NVIDIA GT, paired with 4GB RAM (good for time). I enjoyed it, and have good memories of gaming on it. It still works, but I replaced it with a MacBook Pro and later in 2020 a Skytech RTX PC. (Apple has always left me disappointed)

    Everything 101Everything 1016 miesięcy temu
  • eMachines is the reason my broke-ass family could afford a computer in the early 2000s. I loved that piece of crap.

    SkeletonBillSkeletonBill6 miesięcy temu
  • Alot of respect for E machines, they had a vision, which they tried so hard to make happen.

    Ethan3DTekEthan3DTek6 miesięcy temu
  • I had a emachines for 7 years. Win XP. 7 years for it to bite the dust

    Mark PayneMark Payne6 miesięcy temu
  • My dad USED to buy Emachines, until three of them in a row blew their PSUs. Then I built all his computers from then on, and lots of money was saved (into my pocket.)

    aethertechaethertech6 miesięcy temu
  • This brings back memories. My very first laptop was an emachines. It served me well for 4 years.

    Andrei LanuzaAndrei Lanuza6 miesięcy temu
  • The emachine T2862 was the first computer I ever bought. Saved up money from my paper route for it. Got it for I think $300 somthing in 2004 from Staples or OfficeMax. It came with an absolute monster of a crt monitor ( had to pull the desk out from the wall to get it to fit). Yeah it wasn't the greatest computer in the world, but I loved it and used it up until 07' or 08'.

    Alex TAlex T6 miesięcy temu
  • I have an eMachines pc and it's still going strong

    Maxxy The Computer GuyMaxxy The Computer Guy6 miesięcy temu
  • When I was a teenager virtually anyone I knew who owned a computer had an eMachines PC. A few years later I remember breaking dozens of them for parts, not that there was a huge amount worth saving from them. In the UK it seemed to be the flood of cheap Dells and Acers that took over, as well as the move towards home laptops.

    GPOTOMGPOTOM7 miesięcy temu
    • yeah what is it with people and only buying laptops for home?

      Kennys BoatKennys Boat6 miesięcy temu
  • I loved my eMachines PC in the early 2000's. Windows Xp Media Center Edition with a video capture card, that computer later turned into a full time media PC. The case has lived on in some of my other projects. I loved the computer cases they used waround the time of Windows XP. Silver and black, blue power button. Loved it

    RonaldoRonaldo7 miesięcy temu
  • apple is stupid they sue companies for dumb reasons

    Nikola GnjaticNikola Gnjatic7 miesięcy temu
  • In 1998 or so used to get computer shopper magazine and watch the sunday newspaper fliers for a deal. BestBuy did a rebate deal on emachines and viola, I bought my 1st computer

    Chris MemphisChris Memphis7 miesięcy temu
  • I always remember e-machines as a crappy brand and when they got bought by acer.....also a not so good brand, I considered Acer to be a kmart brand computer and e-machines to be kmart's reject brand. lol

    Ashley WilliamsAshley Williams7 miesięcy temu
  • An eMachine was my first computer sometime in the early 2010s, as a 10-year-old I ended up slowing it down with a bunch of crap (remember animated desktops?) but that thing was such a big part of my introduction to the internet and who I am today, so i can only be grateful.

    TallestGreen42TallestGreen427 miesięcy temu
  • My first Windows PC was an eMachines 333i a 333mHz Celeron 3.2 Gig HD 32MB RAM. I bought it at Circuit City as a bundle with a Monitor and printer for about $800 in 1999. I upgraded the RAM and HD over time and I owned it until 2004 when I decided I wanted a new PC and decided to give assembling one myself a try. So that eMachines PC was my first and to date last pre-assembled PC I have owned.

    Andy BAndy B7 miesięcy temu
  • This video has a happy ending right?

    NineEyeRonNineEyeRon7 miesięcy temu
  • EMachines were shit. I bought like five. The desktops worked ok for a couple of years then had alll.kinds of problems. The laptops were shit from the start. They overheated etc etc. Complete Garbage.

    2Xcitizen2Xcitizen7 miesięcy temu
  • Netbooks in a pc But even weaker

    Marouane TfMarouane Tf7 miesięcy temu
  • So gateway went like we will buy you but actually you will literally take over our whole operation. That's hilarious

    Shadow GamerShadow Gamer7 miesięcy temu
  • thats my first pc and am gonna be a legend! just makin businesses as usual off the streets

    DYLANDYLAN7 miesięcy temu
  • My first real laptop was one of the first eMachines laptops (the M6807) which I bought new in 2004. It was heavy and the battery life sucked but it was actually a pretty decent performer at the time. I wouldn't touch the desktops with a ten foot pole myself, but my parents used eMachines PCs well into the 2000s (I think the last one they bought was in 2007 or 2008). Excellent video as always!

    Damaniel3Damaniel37 miesięcy temu
  • I built a Ryzen system inside an eMachines shell.

    SolidSonicTHSolidSonicTH7 miesięcy temu
  • Mi primera computadora fue una E Machines.. En el 2006 aproximadamente

    Alex RosalesAlex Rosales7 miesięcy temu
  • I have an old eMachine case that I use as a sleeper PC.

    sandakurevasandakureva7 miesięcy temu
  • My school use to use gateway and EMachine computers. That is the only reason I am familiar with those computers

    Garrett's FilmsGarrett's Films7 miesięcy temu
  • I bought 3 of this eMachines back in the day, they were $99.00 at Fry's Electronics. I got my 6 year old & 11 year old one each. They learned to use the computer on their systems!! It gave you an option to load Windows or Linux!! Great memories...

    Franklin Family VideosFranklin Family Videos7 miesięcy temu
  • Dude! The very first picture in the video, of that eMachines computer is the first computer my family owned when I was a kid! I started feeling really nostalgic as soon as I saw that picture!

    TheSefirosu200xTheSefirosu200x7 miesięcy temu