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eMachines ET1161

eMachines ET1161
alaScore 81

27 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of eMachines ET1161. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the eMachines ET1161 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for eMachines ET1161


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of eMachines ET1161 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: eMachines ET1161-07 Desktop PCeMachines ET1161-07 Desktop PC

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (

eMachines ET1161-03 Value Desktop PC


With an upgrade or two, the eMachines ET1161-03 could become a pretty good general-purpose value desktop PC.

Good amount of upgrade options ; Rock-bottom price

Sluggish performance ; No appeal for gamers

You're getting what you pay for with eMachines' ET1161-03. Its performance is nothing pretty--in fact, it's horrible compared with that of most other value PCs. But the low cost is the key, and with an upgrade or two, the ET1161-03 could become a...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : David Murphy (

eMachines ET1161-03


We've seen some inexpensive PCs produce stellar performance, but at some point there simply isn't enough oomph available for such a meager investment. That particular deficiency plagues the eMachines ET1161-03, a $400 system that illustrates the need...

Good amount of upgrade options ; Rock-bottom price

Sluggish performance ; No appeal for gamers

With an upgrade or two, the ET1161-03 could become a pretty good general-purpose value desktop..

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

eMachines ET1161-03


You absolutely get what you pay for with the eMachines ET1161-03, a budget system that's saddled with outdated parts and yields poor performance to match.

Inexpensive. Dual-core processor. Some room for expansion. Available in multiple retail outlets.

Increasingly obsolete technology. Slow performance. No DX10 3D capabilities.

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (

eMachines ET1161-07 review: eMachines ET1161-07


eMachines ET1161-07

Inexpensive; ample room for future upgrades.

Slow CPU; wimpy hard-drive capacity and memory combined with 32-bit Windows.

At first glance, the eMachines ET1161-07 seems like a decent setup, but a laundry list of subpar components running on 32-bit Windows Vista just can't keep up with other similarly priced systems that give you much faster performance and higher-quality...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (

eMachines ET1161-03 review: eMachines ET1161-03


eMachines ET1161-03

Several internal expansion slots available for future upgrades; roomy interior; inclusive front-loading card reader.

Other prebuilt systems offer more features and better components for the same price.

The eMachines ET1161-03 delivers fewer features than its competition at the same price. Stretch your dollar further and you'll find a desktop with significantly better components for only $50 more.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

eMachines ET1161-03 Review and Ratings


With the $399 eMachines ET1161-03, you get what you pay for—plus a little bit of extra expansion room.

Very inexpensive ; Fairly expandable

Generally poor performance

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Cindy Marcelle (

Best Budget Desktop Package: The eMachines Et166 ET1161-01 Desktop with 17" Widescreen LCD Monitor & Photo Printer


Economic times are tough but buying a new desktop computer with all its accessories doesn't have to cost a fortune.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Decent beginner PC


The model I bought was the display, so it already had some wear on it from the beginning. Even with Vista being a less desirable Windows OS, I have had no problem that was not to fault of my own. It is great for browsing, and basic applications. I DID...

2.4Ghz. Multimedia ports

Vista, I guess

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

Audio Issues


Over all seems to be a good PC

So far the audio has issues. Sounds like we live in a cave. Have tryed speakers & head phones. Same problem ; Pushed every button on the audio icons ; Could also use another PCi slot

Jun, 2009

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Purchased the computer from another site, It came with a LE-1640B 2.7ghz processor instead of the 1620 that was listed on the box ; Loads windows fast and has plenty of room for upgrade

Open the case and warrenty is done for

Jun, 2009