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USB, VGA Console Platform Featuring 105-key keyboard, touch pad mouse, and a 17-inch LCD with VGA input, the StarTech RACKCONV1701 KVM console provides quick and convenient monitoring, access, and control of servers in the rack. USB based connections allow for the best connectivity with newer servers, PCs and KVMs.
Space-Efficient 1U Design Requires 90% less space than a standard cabinet mounted keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
Cons: Wobbly console when fully extended, slide rails are cheap, folding cable arm in back is limp, mouse trackpad is intermittently responsive
Other Thoughts: I chose these consoles because I don't like proprietary connectors, I need USB, I thought I'd save several hundred by avoiding KVMs, and the price was right.
I didn't expect the highest quality at just over $600 each, but I was surprised at the complete absence of quality in these products. I purchased 2 of them for some test equipment racks. One of them had a defective slide rail, and the other had a limp cable arm that gets caught on itself when closing. I made the mistake of exchanging them both for replacements of the same model, thinking I was just unlucky. The replacements are only slightly less defective. They are both installed but are wobbly and both seem to have dead spots on the trackpad. The folding cable arm just barely clears itself enough to close, scraping the inside of the console as it does. I didn't have time to shop around again, so I'm stuck with these things.
Be smarter than me and spend a little more for a reputable brand.
I wish I could rate it 0 eggs.
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