The eMachines T2885 was a basic desktop computer built for budget-minded users looking for a machine that does all the most basic computing tasks. This model runs Windows XP well but is not recommended for newer Windows versions, gaming, or processor-heavy applications.
Processor & Motherboard
The T2885 model uses an Intel Celeron 2.8 gigahertz (GHz) processor with 128 kilobytes (KB) Level 2 cache and a 400 megahertz (MHz) front-side bus speed. Celerons are Intel’s “budget” processors geared towards basic computing needs. The motherboard uses an Intel 845GV chipset and includes Intel’s Extreme Graphics 3D 64 megabyte (MB) on-board graphics.
Random access memory (RAM) in this machine 512 MB of double-data rate (DDR) PC2100 RAM running at 266 MHz. This is the low end for DDR RAM speed, but 512 MB is plenty memory to run Windows XP and perform basic computing tasks. The RAM is upgradeable to 1 gigabyte (GB).
The T2885 came stock with an 80 GB Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) hard drive. Room was left in the drive cage for one more drive, and the computer is capable of taking any drive using the older IDE interface. Two optical drives came with this computer. One optical drive is a compact disk (CD) drive capable of reading and writing. The other optical drive is a read-only digital video disc (DVD) drive. A 1.44 MB floppy drive is also included in the machine.