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This review is from: Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000
Pros: I like the feel of the keyboard, also like the feel of the mouse. Decent pricing as well. It's also nice that the wireless receiver is essentially like a usb drive and not a large device like older wireless keyboard/mouse combos.
Cons: The range of the keyboard is terrible it didn't work plugged in under my desk....
Sometimes randomly the mouse will stop working correctly and I have to lift it off the mouse pad and move it around and then it starts working again. This doesn't happen very often but it's something to be aware of.
Other Thoughts: I would've probably rated it 2 and 1/2 eggs if that was a choice...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Well I'd like to start this off by saying the price is a HUGE pro, the machine's specs are AWESOME too. The specs are simply amazing as well. The condition of the PC was also a rather large plus. It was almost flawless...
Another large pro is that it came with a NVIDIA Quadro 1800FX GPU inside of it which wasn't even mentioned in the product specs, the specs said it was a NVS 295 so I was rather happy (don't expect to get the same thing) however as you can imagine that was rather nice surprise it could have easily be a lesser card.
Cons: Initially the PC's RAM was installed incorrectly so only 3.98Gb was usable. I was able to fix it by simply reading the diagram on the case though so it wasn't really a huge deal but to me it's worth noting and also taking away a egg.
The system had Hyper-threading disabled in the BIO's which I found totally insane considering the process it comes with supports hyper-threading...
Other Thoughts: The cons are actually quite funny and not necessarily cons however since it did require I spend a bit of time fixing things I did think it was mentioning and also worth lowering a star over.
First off it's listed as having 8GB of RAM which it did indeed have 8gigs of RAM. However when I first booted the machine up and finishing loading windows up, I noticed it said "3.98Gb of RAM usable....) It did show that 8gb was there but it said 3.98 usable so at first I thought that the OS was actually 32-bit however I quickly saw it said Win7 Pro 64-bit... So I ruled that out in just seconds.
Then went to start and loaded up MSCONFIG.exe from the search bar to check the maxium RAM setting you can change and that wasn't the problem either. So then I decided to check the BIOs after doing so while the bio's was loading up i noticed it mentioned a issue with the RAM config so I decided to open up the case after reading the diagram on the case door I quickly realized they had loaded the RAM in the wrong order it was backwards from how it should have been. They had 4x2Gb DDR3 sticks in there and since the board has six slots you had to load the RAM in the specific order listed on the case door, anyways though after loading the ram in the correct order all 8Gb became usable. So basically it turned out the whole problem was caused because they read the diagram backwards lol... Would have been funny if I didn't have to spend time reading online suggestions about what may be wrong.
Also keep in mind you'll need to enable hyperthreading in the bio's to get to use it since they left it disabled in the Bio's options.
Pros: - Solid Build Quality
- Works right out of the box (no driver issues) on win7 Pro 64-bit
- HDD's clip snap right in and out very easily (not all docks do that)
Cons: Wish the cable that came with it was longer.
Other Thoughts: - I wish it came with a longer cable. (This isn't really a con though)READ FULL REVIEW