eMachines Mini-e ER1402: all the PC your mother can handle for just $300

We're guessing that you may actually save even more space if you take the Mini-e from atop that stand and actually let it lay flat on your desk, but it sure looks cute, don't it? eMachines latest, um, machine "looks more like modern art than a computer," or at least that's what we're being told in the presser hosted up just past the break. The Mini-e ER1402 measures just 7.1 inches in diameter and weighs 9 pounds, and while it won't handle the latest installment of Crysis, it should plow through those late night Hulu catch-up sessions with ease. Touting an AMD Athlon II Neo CPU, NVIDIA's GeForce 9200 GPU, 2GB of RAM, four USB 2.0 ports, a built-in card reader, 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and an HDMI port, this SFF PC can also be mounted upside your wall or closet if you so choose. Best of all? That totally reasonable $299.99 price tag, coupled with an availability of status of "right now, compadre."

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New eMachines Mini-e Creates the Ideal Home Entertainment Center with a Perfect Balance of Compact Design, Features and Affordability

Looking More Like Modern Art Than Computer, the eMachines Mini-e ER1402 Small Form Factor Desktop is a Great Addition to Any Home

June 25, 2010 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVINE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--eMachines® today introduced its newest and most radically designed small form factor desktop, the Mini-e Home Entertainment Center. The size, weight and thickness of a small book, the unique glossy black diamond shaped chassis "floats" in a matte silver pedestal, while emitting a soft ambient green glow along the lower edge.

"It's an inconspicuous, streamlined computing solution for any room of the home where consumers want to enjoy movies, photos, music and other online entertainment."

Just 7.1 inches in diameter and weighing just 9 pounds, the slim and compact Mini-e ER1402 provides full HD multimedia entertainment and every day computing capabilities. While it looks great in a main living area, it can also snap to the back of most monitors or TVs, serving as a home entertainment center and streamlining limited work areas.

Simple to set up and enjoy, the Mini-e has built-in 802.11 b/g/n wireless, making it easy to connect to the Internet. The HDMI interface allows it to instantly connect to a big screen TV and an S/PDIF port allows the system to digitally connect to a home audio system. With the included wireless keyboard and mouse, families can easily play popular flash-based social media games, surf the web, view and edit photos, stream video content from Netflix® or Hulu®, or watch HD movies comfortably from the sofa.

"Today's cost-conscious consumer will find style, features and affordability come together beautifully in the low-cost eMachines Mini-e," said Steve Smith, senior business manager, consumer desktops for eMachines. "It's an inconspicuous, streamlined computing solution for any room of the home where consumers want to enjoy movies, photos, music and other online entertainment."

Powered by Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, an AMD Athlon™ II NEO Processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® 9200 graphics and 2GB of memory, the ER1402 is also powerful enough to be used for basic computing tasks, such as word processing, VOIP calls, email, spreadsheets or managing family finances.

Its intelligent design provides excellent airflow around the CPU, while ports and slots arranged around the sides allow quick and easy access and convenient cable management.

The ER1402 includes four USB 2.0 ports, a multi-in-one digital media card reader and a 160GB(1) hard drive. A mounting kit, available as an accessory, enables it to be easily attached to the back of a flat-panel monitor or a big screen TV.

The eMachines ER1402-05 is available now from leading retailers nationwide for $299.99.