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This review is from: Microsoft L6M-00001 Kinect for Windows Sensor
Pros: Better hardware than xbox kinect
Plug and play
Built in microphones, voice control was awesome.
Sluggish with 7MC setup
Not that many useful apps available, at least for what I needed.
Other Thoughts: Set this up on my HTPC to control Windows 7 media center. It worked, however not to my satisfaction. In fact, im pretty sure a hacked xbox 360 one would have been better.
May buy again once the price comes down and they get the software working better, but hey thats all part of buying these new gadgets i guess.
Note: I bought an open box version but everything was all there and intact. Paid 180 vs 250, returning for refund.
If you plan to use this for a 7MC HTPC setup dont expect much more than a very expensive microphone. (Which by the way, did work awesomely for voice control.) That is unless you find some kind of software that works a whole lot better than the one I used, which I had to pay for as well. My advice is either hack an xbox 360 version, or wait for price to come down.
Pros: 1. Has a fan
2. Nice look to it
3. Keeps my HDD cool
4. Has the ability to turn fan on/off (@N/A's review)
6. Improves life span of high use externals due to cooling fan
6. Fan on mine is not loud at all. However I did buy mine a long time ago.
7. Least expensive enclosure with cooling I could find anywhere.
8. Sturdy, solid feel and look. Definitely something I would show off to my techie friends
Met and exceeded my expectations.
Cons: Only con, which I agree from another poster is:
1. At the front you can see through and see the greyish/silver spots on the inside.
Nowhere near enough of a con to consider anthing less than 5 eggs
Other Thoughts: Only wish it was SATA3/USB3 compatible, however those enclosures and devices were not even available at the time I purchased this. Either way it does exactly what I need it to do, and has thus far improved the life of my HDD substantially, thanks to the fan. Also the internal mounting was quick and easy, yet secure.
Would definately buy this again, and will most likely be doing so very soon
This review is from: ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom 330 1.6GHz Dual-Core NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
Pros: * Wifi included
* ION platform
* Runs 1080p video perfectly, with power to spare using nvidia CUDA w/ shark007 codec + CoreAVC
* Low power consumption
* No BIOS update needed, the board shipped from newegg with the latest BIOS
* Win 7 installed like a dream, and drivers from the website for it worked perfectly.
Cons: * Runs just a tad bit warm. When I got it, i re-seated the heat sink w/ artic silver 5 and all was well. After a while it warmed back up to about 50 c but it seems to be able to handle that temp okay.
(High temps are most likely a factor of the small case that I am using
Other Thoughts: Those complaining about the pcie 1x slot, its a MINI slot which isnt the same.(it SAYS mini right in the specs) Very few cards are made to fit in it. (also the card was not soldered like someone else said, at least on my board)
Also, the other complaint I saw was that it doesnt wake on USB. Mine wakes from usb perfectly fine, and i bought it from newegg about 3-4 months ago. so any boards they are selling now should work fine.
Last thing. Before you go giving a great product a 1 egg review you should understand what it is your buying. Just because you didnt, doesnt mean that it is newegg's fault.
4gb G.skill 1066 DDR2 memory
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Slim sony blu ray drive
All hooked to my 46" Samsung 650 series. You cant go wrong with this board if your wanting a media PC.