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HP Desktop Computer Z200 Intel Core i5 650 (3.20 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Inexpensive. Small form factor can be good for some people. Decent specs ... i5, 1T drive, 8G RAM, Win 7 Pro. Keyboard and mouse are average. Came very clean, decent condition. Boxed well.

Cons: POWER SUPPLY, POWER SUPPLY, POWER SUPPLY. Only 350 Watts. And the supply is a proprietary HP size. Not easily or inexpensively upgraded or replaced. OUCH. On board graphics will not work when install a graphics card. On board graphics only supports a single monitor. No USB 3.0. Loud. Difficult to open and close the side panel. Very difficult to access drive bay.

Other Thoughts: I didn't know what I was buying when I got this. I just did not understand the drawbacks of a small form factor computer. I needed it to run 5 monitors. So, I bought some graphics cards. They don't fit. You need to purchase small form factor cards. And, it's not clear to me which cards to buy. Its very confusing in trying to identify what components work in small form factor computers. Plus, I am greatly concerned about whether the power supply will support multiple graphics cards. Bottom Line - this was a mistaken purchase and the machine will likely be given away to a friend of a friend. Lesson learned.

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Rosewill RNX-AC1200UB, Dual Band Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11AC IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, Up to 867 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Wireless Data Rates, USB3.0 Interface
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: There are no pros to this device. It has miserable performance on a Windows 8 desktop and would not install at all on a Windows 7 desktop.

Cons: Everything about this device is terrible.

Other Thoughts: Tried to install it on a Windows 8 desktop computer. Have not had any previous difficulty installing hardware on this desktop. The driver would not install via the CD that came with the device. I simply got an error message indicating that the software would not install on my system. No other information. I fumbled around and did finally get it manually installed with the appropriate driver. Had to temporarily attach an Asus USB network adapter to download the drivers for this Rosewill. Once I got it install, the performance was absolutely miserable. With 3 of 5 bars signal, I got only 7 Mbps speed. Using the Asus USB Wireless adapter on the same computer, I got 4 out of 5 bars, 120 Mbps speed. I then decided to leave the Asus on the Windows 8 desktop and try to install this Rosewill on the Windows 7 desktop the Asus came from. No luck. I could not get this Rosewill installed. The Windows 7 desktop simply refuses to recognize that the adapter is attached to the machine. I have 3 USB 3.0 slots and 4 USB 2.0 slots on that machine. I tried every slot. I did a fresh operating system boot each time. Nothing. In today's environment, if a piece of hardware will not plug and play install on a mature operating system, then it is a complete and utter failure. This product is a complete and utter failure. Don't waste your money. I lost 3 hours of my life and $32. Its not worth the time and effort to even return the product. It went into the trash. I genuinely feel cheated and will not purchase a Rosewill hardware product again.

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ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: None. Can not get it installed

Cons: Many. Can not get it installed.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7, 64 bit. The CD Rom that came with the device would not load and run. Had to go through Explorer to find and open setup application. Driver and Utility appeared to install properly. System rebooted. Blue LED on front of adapter is lit. But Adapter does nothing. Will not work. Also, utility will not run. Gives me message that I must first connect adapter to my computer. Well, it is connected. Checked Control Panel:System:Device Manager ... Adapter shows properly installed with all drivers working. Ran massively long CAT 5 cable to connect computer to hardwire network. Allowed windows to do search for updated driver for this adapter. Search came back that best driver was already installed. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver. Tried downloading and installing driver and utility from ASUS site. NOTHING I TRY WILL WORK. This Adapter simply will not install, will not work. The utility will not run. That's 6 hours of my life ... WASTED. I will not recommend this product to any friends or family. But, if you are a terrible person, unkind to your fellow man .... by all means ... buy this. Buy a dozen. Give them as gifts. Me? This is the very last ASUS product I will ever buy.

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Jeffrey W.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffrey W.

Date Joined: 11/06/05

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 09/27/08
  • Last Review: 12/09/15
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