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This review is from: Foxconn R50-i4100 Intel Atom D2700 (2.13GHz, dual core) Intel NM10 Intel HD Graphics 1 x HDMI Barebone
Pros: The machine runs stable and the case is sturdy. It has a nice look to it. Overall it's an easy build if you are used to building PCs.
Cons: Installed 4 Gb of memory which the specs say is max ..the machine recognizes 4 gb installed but on windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit it says only 3 Gb are usable.
I posed a question to newegg asking if this was a 64 bit processor and was told it is but there are no drivers that I could find anywhere for the chipset to support 64 bit. Had 64 bit Win 7 installed but had to downgrade to 32 bit Win 7 to make everything work.
The added software that comes on the driver CD is of no use to anyone I know.
Don't even think about using the included software to update the bios..I did and the machine wouldn't boot. I ended up having to make a bootable flash drive and roll back the bios to an earlier version to make it boot again. The version I used is on their site currently.
Other Thoughts: Besides the issues I mentioned, the machine seems to be running well and is fast enough for what it is. It operates with very little noise and runs cool. The SSD I put in it costs more than the whole barbones unit but makes it faster. I built this machine for a customer because I have built other foxconn systems and they standup to use for a long time.
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