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This review is from: ASRock Q1900-ITX Intel Celeron J1900 Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
Pros: Great specs. Reasonably fast.
Cons: Not tolerent on hardware configuration
Other Thoughts: I actually had this reviewed as a 1 star, suspect DOA. My root cause was traced to bad RAM. (changed my newegg account after purchase, cant edit original review).
Others may have noted it wouldn't POST without hard drive. I did not have that issue. After replacing the RAM chip mine POST no problem without anything else installed.
Current setup is home server, 120GB SSD, 2 TB SATA, ESATA to external storage, on Mint 17, VBOX WinXP and driving two displays (one for Mint other XP). Single 80MM case fan keeps everything cool.
Pros: Looks nice
Cons: Poor reliability.
Other Thoughts: First computer I purchased lasted about an hour. It took newegg over 2 weeks to replace it, finally arrived 6/19. Second computer crashed this morning (7/11). Newegg said they cant' RMA this one because the original order is more than 30 days old. I guess they count their poor processing time as part of the 30 days. They said I can contact HP, it has a 90 day warranty.
The kicker, HP said its out of warranty. So, I have had a computer that I paid for almost two months ago, been in may hands for less than 3 weeks. I've spent the better part of today on the phone with Newegg or HP (on hold with Newegg as I type this).
If you must buy this computer look at Am@zon, I purchased many items through them, always had good customer service.
This is the last computer I buy from this site.
Pros: About the same size as a netbook. Actually a little thinner than most.
Much faster than a netbook. Has no problem running Office, email, surfing or watching movies.
Standard (1366x768) resolution on an 11.2" screen.
Screen is better than most at this price point. Matte finish is a nice touch.
Texture on the touch pad is just right.
Metal (ok it is supposed to be aluminum but really as thin as it is might as well be plastic) finish on the outter cover is an improvement over shinny plastic.
Cons: Screen flex. No really, this one bends quite a bit.
Has a metal look, but once you put it in your hands, the plastic is unmistakable. Definately has a cheap feal.
I know this is minor, many people wont care. It has a rocker switch on the touch pad, not individual buttons. I can get over it.
Other Thoughts: Few nice things not in the description - USB port powered when computer is off (can be disabled), both HDMI and HD15 connectors. Yes many computers have these features, but it isn't listed in the description, thought I'd point it out.
Samsung control panel is actualy usefull.
Battery life is not exceptional. About 4hrs actual, you can kill it faster if you try.
If you are looking for a netbook size computer that is actually capable of most tasks (wouldn't try to run whatever the current game of choice is on it) and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is a good choice.
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