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This review is from: Habey BIS-6763 Fanless Intel Core-i3 mini PC with COM/Serial Port
Pros: This is a rugged and potentially powerful fanless computer that could be quite useful in a variety of non traditional settings.
Cons: As far as I can tell, there is no support or user community for this product. Calls and emails to Habey have all gone unanswered. An internet search results in a vacuum. There are no drivers listed on their website. The Intel website does not have drivers that are obviously useful for this product though that may change with more investigation.
Other Thoughts: I am in the habit of placing computers in remote and hostile location for monitoring tasks so I was excited to see a fanless rugged computer appear at this price point. The i3 mobile processor also promised better performance than the usual atom processor fare. However, at least under WinXP this has been an exceptionally difficult product to use. Initially I could not get the product to POST. That was however related to the seating of the memory in its socket which was for me uncomfortably tight. That being resolved, the unit powered on and the BIOS was accessible. Memory, SSD and attached external USB CD drive were recognized. Predictably, WinXP did not find a SATA driver and installation of WinXP required slip streaming the Intel Moble Express Chipset SATA ACHI Controller onto the WinXP installation disc using nLite. It is at this point that I am stalled. There are a number of subsystems that lack drivers and they are predictable. Ethernet, video, SM bus all lack drivers. The standard Intel drivers downloaded off the Intel site do not work here. I have further contacts out to Habey peding and I will post addendums to this review should I discover drivers that will allow this computer to function. I am planning on continuing to work with this computer for a while longer in hopes if actually getting it to function.
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