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ASUS Desktop Computer M32BC-B01 AMD FX-Series FX-8310 (3.40 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 2 TB HDD AMD Radeon R7 240 2 GB Windows 8.1 64-Bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good price. Good case/configuration.

Cons: There is almost no documentation. A User Guide is here http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Desktop/M32BC/E9993_M32BC_manual.pdf but it pretty much tells you how to turn it on and off.

Calls to Asus support at 888-678-3688 then 5 then 4 provide NO assistance. Newegg's chat support is prompt and capable but handicapped by the lack of documentation from Asus.

Other Thoughts: My unit has 4 DIMM slots with 1 8GB DIMM in it. Presumably it will support 32GB of RAM. It has an open bay for a 3.5" drive and an open bay for a 5.25" drive. The motherboard has SATA ports for 4 drives but only cables for 2. There are power whips available for the 2 open bays.

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Foxconn nT535-0h0w-B-A-NA Intel NM10 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel GMA 3150 Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Compact. and quiet. Wireless N works nice.

Cons: Would be nice to have instructions on how to open the case!

Other Thoughts: Works good with VGA monitor. When I hook it up to HDMI TV it works for a second and I see the Win 7 desktop. Then the TV goes black and complains about an unsupported device.

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KWORLD SA290-Q LE Digital TVBox  VGA/YPbPr 1080i Output
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Save Your Energy 01/21/2011

This review is from: KWORLD SA290-Q LE Digital TVBox VGA/YPbPr 1080i Output

Pros: Cheap, cheap, cheap

Cons: Terrible remote, overheats, bright power light

Other Thoughts: I got the Kworld to replace a Comcast set-top box that I was renting.
Read the reviews on newegg.com. Lots of people complain about it. The setup instructions are non-existent but the comment thread helps a lot. I use a cheap programmable remote (GE 24950) instead of the included remote. The Kworld has a bright blue light indicating power. That wouldn't do in the bedroom. I covered it with a 1/2 inch square of black duct tape. Perfect.
It has no cooling system system so if you leave it on all the time it overheats and freezes. Kworld replaced it but the replacement still does it.
I feed the Comcast cable directly into it and get around 30 digital channels (e.g. 5-1), no cable-ready although I had expected them also. Most of the digital channels that I've checked are HD, some 720p, some 1080i. I use component video to drive my TV.
Still for all its shortcomings, it saves me the monthly rental to Comcast.

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Display Name: Benjamin M.

Date Joined: 09/03/05

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 01/21/11
  • Last Review: 03/23/16
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