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This review is from: ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - 600 MHz Dual-Thread Processor
Pros: Works with Comcast. In more than a year, I've never had it lock up and require a reboot.
Great speeds (I have the 100 meg download speed from Comcast).
Cons: I can find no negatives about this product, except the LEDs are quite bright.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this product.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Built in webcam is pretty decent, even in questionable lighting. Speakers are not great, *but* they beat any other monitor I've found with built in speakers! (and I've tried several) I was looking for a monitor that had webcam, speakers, and microphone built in, and this one fits the bill. Most other monitors with speakers have much weaker speakers. This one seems optimized primarily for voices rather than music, but at least you can hear them from 3 feet away! 1080i over HDMI was what I was looking for, and a single USB cord (for the webcam/microphone, and also throws in two extra USB ports to plug in keyboard and mouse).
Cons: Speakers could be better, even if they are better than the others I've tried.
1080i, not quite as good a quality as another Dell IPS I've got (that has almost no bezel)
The VESA mount on the back is taken by the stand. Yes that is logical, but I'm using it with an Intel NUC (that has a VESA mounting bracket)
It does have a rather larger than expected bezel.
Other Thoughts: I've bought 3 of these to use with Intel NUCs for family members. A very adequate all purpose monitor, I rather like it!
No problems so far.
Pros: I did upgrade it to 8 gig of memory, and did have to use a thumb drive to allow an update to Windows 10. That being said, this is a great budget computer for general use like web surfing, email, skype, etc.
Cons: I would have to put back in the 2 gig memory module to test it more, but I suspect most people would want to upgrade the memory a bit. That said, it didn't seem to perform badly for the short time I used it with the original 2 gig memory module.
Other Thoughts: Be sure you have a thumb drive with 10 gig or more space available to apply the Windows 10 update. It will take forever. Fortunately, there is a hard drive slot (regular 9.5 mm laptop drive size). You can pick up 2 terabyte "Seagate" external drives for about $80-$90 and remove the Samsung spinpoint (from the Seagate case) to give you plenty of space. I have tried most of the Intel NUC line, and this is the first one of the "entry level" offerings that is truly usable. The last I tried with a Celeron 2820 was too slow. This one while slow, feels much more like a real PC. Plus you get a Windows 10 license!READ FULL REVIEW