The eMachines EM250 first made a huge splash when Walmart offered the netbook for $228 the day after Christmas. That deal is done and gone, but the EM250 is still one of the cheapest mini-laptops around, with a price tag of about $280. A number of Liliputing readers have left feedback about the laptop, and most of it’s been pretty positive.
If you’re looking for a more detailed overview, YouTube member a1mega has posted an 8 minute video showing the netbook running Windows 7 Starter Edition as well as Jolicloud, a custom Linux distribution designed for netbooks.
The laptop has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a 3 cell battery which should be good for 3-4 hours of run time. The keyboard looks decent, although the touchpad looks pretty small to me.
You can check out the video after the break.
Update: While the eMachines EM250 is no longer in production, there are a number of other mini-laptops available for under $300.
The eMachines brand is a subsidiary of Acer — and that company continues to offer a line of inexpensive netbooks under the Acer Aspire One brand such as the Acer Aspire One D255, Acer Aspire One Happy, and Acer Aspire One D257, which sell for around $240 and up. The new models also have slightly faster processors than the eMachines EM250 and may be available with higher capacity batteries.
If you already own an eMachines EM250 and you’re looking for drivers or other support documentation you can find it at the official support page.
via Netbook Reports