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Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine

Pros: Off the charts performance. Extremely durable. Great programs, good monitoring of vital statistics and solid customer service.

Cons: The speakers don't match the quality of the rest of the machine.

Summary: The best elliptical available today. Packed full of features and boasting a generous weight limit at 375 pounds, this machine is built to last.
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Precor Commercial Series Adaptive Motion Trainer

Pros: True professional-grade quality; can function as an elliptical, bike, or stair-climber all in one. Extremely helpful customer service.

Cons: Very expensive. The only reason it's not the Best on our list is the price.

Summary: Name a feature you want and this probably has it. Quite expensive, but it is a machine that will last years and customer service is great.
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Diamondback Fitness 1260Ef Elliptical Trainer

Pros: Unique design made to burn calories quickly and be easily configurable for better fit and different routines.

Cons: Quite expensive, but it is durable and will last for some time.

Summary: This one is certainly unique and very effective. It is fairly expensive, however.
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Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine

Pros: Articulating footpads on an inexpensive unit; monitor keeps up with heart rate, distance, calories burned, etc.

Cons: A bit of a chore to put together and may wear out quickly with heavy use. Only supports 275 pounds.

Summary: A real bargain full of features you might not expect. The best value for your money.
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ProForm 1310 E Elliptical Trainer

Pros: Generous 375-pound weight limit; lots of programs; monitors all the states you'd expect and perhaps a bit more.

Cons: Takes a few hours to assemble.

Summary: A top of the line machine. If you want a long-lasting elliptical with all the features you could possibly have, choose the ProForm.