Purchased the eMachines E520 for my Mum ( a keen 'silver surfer' ), who is as delighted with it as I am. A new laptop, unbelievably good value at well under £300 in our case, only reason for this exceptionally low price being it was noted as being direct from 'Littlewoods Returns'. In fact it arrived quickly, in pristine, new condition, and was rapidly and faultlessly set up and in use.
Everything works well and it's promising to prove an excellent purchase. Only slight negative comment I can think of is the on-board sound could do with being a bit more powerful, as the max volume doesn't quite match sound level on, say, a Macbook Pro(which is a whole lot more expensive so not a fair comparison!) but apart from that very minor comment, it's great and I would happily recommend it for general use... full facilities provided and decent 160GB storage capacity, RAM is also upgradeable. I think these are also being marketed at the moment by one of the major supermarkets, at a slightly higher price but even then could be recommended as providing a full-feature new laptop, suitable for most needs, and definitely a godsend for parents with school-age kids, or for students who need an effective, practical laptop that won't break the bank!I see lots of other good reviews around too, check out 'Revoo' reviews for this.