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This review is from: Boss Dst2500d 2500W Class D Mono Block Car Audio Amplifier Amp 2500 Watt
Pros: Cheap, I was skeptical about it because Boss is sort of one of those names that makes me cringe. The truth is it's a pretty nice amp. I am not sure if it delivers the promised 1800 RMS watts because I'm powering a much less power hungry sub, but it definitely drives that to full excursion. The little remote that came with it to control amplitude is useful. The amp looks good too, it looks like an electronic box instead of an over-glorified backlit plastic shiny accessory that most amps thrive for today.
Cons: The bottom plate is pretty thin and not supported so it could rattle if not mounted well.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this little amp. I am not sure if anything can beat the bang for the buck. I mean even if the amp actually produces a sustained 500 RMS instead of the promised 1800 watts RMS it's still worth the money to me.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very fast. It has a great display and very nice built in speakers which fill the room (which I don't use). Has extra memory and hard drive slots. Great keyboard with nice backlight.
Cons: Terrible touchpad. Pretty unusable. The "Warranty Void" sticker is concerning but I had to send back for repairs and they fixed the lap to no problem and just put a new one on. The case is very weak underneath... I can't imagine this laptop handling a drop well if at all. It's also huge and the power supply is too (as it needs to be) so this is not really portable.
Other Thoughts: Even with a few cons this has been a very solid system so far. Bloatware was easy to get rid of mostly brining the Windows 8 OS back to stock. Great features but you do pay and arm and a leg for them.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-HF-O Mini ITX Server Motherboard DDR2 667
Pros: Cheap, low power, quiet.
Cons: We purchased 14 of these units from various suppliers.
-1 was completely dead after some days of operation (does not power up, LED's are all off).
-3 had a strange problem with the lan port where computer can be discovered and pingebut cannot be accessed. Fixed by swapping motherboard.
-5 Had severe serial port issues. of those, 3 had it on both external and internal header port.
All of the above issues were fixed by replacing the motherboard with the remaining hardware/os install being intact so the issues are definitely in the motherboard.
Also, most of the 14 units think they are booted for the first time and take forever to POST on every boot. These are used in embedded systems so the long POST times cause 2-3 minute long boots into a completely stripped down XP Embedded build which is unacceptable.
Also, this board overheats inside passively cooled case, requires case fan. I am able to run another type of Micro-ITX fanless board (different brand) in a nearly sealed e
Other Thoughts: Why is it under server motherboards? Having two lan ports does not make up for cheap build quality and so many issues. These boards feel like ticking time bombs.READ FULL REVIEW