I just picked up a 6805 last Sunday.
My short list of complaints after 3 days of ownership includes:
- Half-size space bar
- 4200 RPM HD
- Wierd placement of the insert key (beside half-size space bar)
- Currently locked at 800 mhz on battery
(should be fixed by a driver or BIOS update!)
- Too much 'junk' software preloaded.
- Not much information available on the eMachines website. (this is a new
series of notebooks; information should be more readily availble in the near
However, my likes after 3 days include:
- Performance/Price ratio! (based on outside information; I will run my own
benchmarks and games in the coming days)
- Charged battery overnight; then watched a 1 hour 41 minute movie,
scanned my hard drive with Norton AV for the first time for the next 8
minutes, and then surfed the internet for an additional 41 minutes before
the battery died. Overall, 2.5 hours of DVD, HD, and wireless. Not bad
considering the high use of power hungry devices (DVD, HD, 54G)!
- The build quality seems average/above average to me. I am very
pleased with build quality.
From my 2 month search locally, it is better
than the Dell 8600 and HPs and equal to or better than the Gateway 505
and 675 or Toshiba laptops.
- Very good screen quality so far (DVD playback)
I will have more
on screen quality once I load my games and test them.
- Besides the wierd placement of a couple of keys, the keyboard 'feel' and
response are great!
- Very good touchpad and touchpad button 'feel' and response.
- The speakers actually sounded very good for a laptop when playing the
movie in PowerDVD.
- Environmental aspects (noise, heat, and weight) are suprisingly better
So, overall I must say that I am very pleased with the quality and value of
my laptop purchase! Add to this the fact that it is an eMachines, and I would
say that I am suprisingly pleased!