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Pros: what makes this keyboard great is the lighted keys and construction. the lighted keys really makes this a great HTPC companion when watching a movie or program in a dimly lit bedroom/living room. there is a light sensor that adjusts the illumination of the keys which is really nice, you can choose to light it full and 1/2 power too. the build is really solid, and its housing is actually made of aluminum and it has a descent weight to it doesn't creek or bend easily. the track pad is very responsive. I noticed no lag using this keyboard with games, and the range is excellent. it doesn't have mechanical keys but it doesn't feel cheep, they have a descent tactical feel for what it is.
Cons: if the rest of the keyboard wasn't so stellar i would rate it a 4 not 5 for the following reason: the flat keys make it less tactical, and harder to feel where my fingers are, requiring me to more frequently look at the keyboard as i'm typing, but then again, I use this from my bed/couch and I don't intend on typing an essay with it, just type quick searches and passwords and mostly find myself using the track pad.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Great for gaming and HTPC
- Quite, even quieter than my laptop's idle noise when it's on full load, simply unbelievable. silent would be the better term. the Bluetooth speakers I'm using make more static RF idle noise than the ZBOX system.
- It's small and light
- Low power consumption
- Low heat
- Low cost( valve delayed the release of steam OS and they couldn't market them as Steam boxes this year, and so they are under selling them atm)
- Has excellent wireless capabilities: two dedicated antennae for Bluetooth and wireless internet.
- Ability to use both mSata and regular 2.5 sata III drives
- Really cool evenly lit orange ring "logo/insignia" doesn't look cheesy and isnt too bright, ability to turn it off
- I/O ports are fairly robust, including SPID audio, all in one card reader, IR receiver for Windows Media Center control, and a second Gigabit Ethernet for managing a network(wow)
- there is a small 1x.5 inch panel that can be removed in case you'd like to run custom cabling in/out of the case
- has a stand/mount that it can snap into place on, so the case it self its not scrwed down, you push a big button on the stand and your able to easily remove it GENIUS
Cons: - as expected with most bookshelf PC's, there is limited modification available, cant upgrade CPU or GPU for instance.
- glossy top surface is prone to get scratched and smudged(no really a big deal)
Other Thoughts: the people who gave this one egg are dingbats... I don't normally bother to write a review unless i really think its worth mentioning, and this thing has exceeded my expectations in all areas. I've owned 3 Shuttle SFF computers, and have always been a fan of them for being able to produce desktop performance in a low profile system that I could traverse to LAN parties with. Zotac has definitely served those purposes with the ZBOX EN-760. you can tell that a lot of thought went into the design of this product, its stylish, easily accessible, took a total of 3 thumbscrews to install everything. the cooling on this system is superb.
I put a 240GB sata III SSHD in there and 16 GBs(2x8GB) of top of the line G-skill dual channel ram, this thing will load up Windows in less than 10 seconds, the windows loading animation with the 4 glowing dots that assemble into the windows logo doesn't even finish. Dont underestimate the 1.6ghz #s on that i5, its turbo boosted @ 2.8GHz which is basically the speed of the top of the line i5. great system, don't hesitate to buy it.
Pros: your ability to "go green" & brand reputation. it plays music.
Cons: I expected more from klipsch, they make awesome speakers and subs, but these dont seem to live up to their reputation. I adjust them in my ear over 20 times a day because they have a goofy design. in my opinion they have absolutely no base response, and they dont get loud enough. take my word, there are better headphones for the price, if they werent so bad, I wouldn't bother to sit down and write this.READ FULL REVIEW
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