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HP DC5750 AMD Sempron 1800 MHz 400Gig HDD 8192mb DVD ROM Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Desktop Computer
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Defective products and outright lies. 06/20/2014

This review is from: HP DC5750 AMD Sempron 1800 MHz 400Gig HDD 8192mb DVD ROM Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Desktop Computer

Pros: Absolutely none.

Cons: The unit I received was not refurbished. It hadn't even been dusted.

When I turned the unit on it immediately turned itself back off and began beeping out an error code.

When I opened the case to check for loose wiring I found a PCI NIC card just laying inside the case.

I also discovered that the latch the holds expansion cards in is missing.

The inside of the case, like the outside, is still dusty. Despite all the dust inside the case there are no smudges or finger prints in the dust that would indicate some one had worked on this unit.

This unit is completely non-functional, missing parts, and it's very clear that no attempt has even been made to refurbish this unit. The seller bought this unit, put it on a shelf and left it there till they sold it to me under false pretenses.

DO. NOT. BUY. FROM. THIS. VENDER.

Other Thoughts: I am very disappointed.

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DELL XPS 18 Intel Core i5 3337U (1.80GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD HDD 18.4
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: These units are sleek, simple, and convenient. Good performance, decent portability around the office/home, smart charging design. Not heavily cluttered with trial ware and the like out of the box. There are a lot of good things to be said.

I have a funeral home client who ordered 3 of these and one of them they use when discussing photos, caskets, and the like. The sleek, clean design makes it very professional and presentable in front of clients.

Cons: So far, the same client above has go through 5 of these units. Out of the first batch two units worked fine but the third had no sound. I was able to determine that the issue was not software but physical hardware. Both Windows and Linux were quite insistent that the unit did not have an audio adapter of any kind (despite the headphone on the side and the working sound on the other two units).

I returned that unit and the unit which replaced it seemed to work fine at first. However it is now having an entirely new problem. The touch sensor in the screen is apparently malfunctioning as, regardless of software configuration, it constantly registers random touches all over the screen. A little research has revealed that the touch screen issue is a common problem with these units including videos of the exact same phenomenon on YouTube. Cleaning the screen hasn't solved the problem and careful examination shows no signs of scratches.

The only other issue I might take with this unit is that the unit is sold with a charging stand but the charging stand *only* provides power. The smart thing to do would have been to integrate a USB hub into the stand as well. This way when you place the unit on the stand to charge all your stationary USB devices would immediately be available. As it stands any USB devices you have must be plugged directly into the unit's two USB ports and disconnected when you "go portable."

Other Thoughts: Something else to consider. I'll be the first to say All-In-One Portables are the future of personal computers but it's worth pointing out that such units are built with mostly proprietary parts that a computer technician like myself can not replace. With units such as these we can usually replace the harddrive, memory, and CPU... but everything else is likely to be built into the mainboard and the only mainboards that will fit the shell are made by the manufacturer of the unit.

In and of itself this is not much of an issue. Just something to keep in mind when figuring long term cost of ownership. If a unit like this has a hardware failure you will often be buying a new unit rather than repairing it. Extended warranties are your friends.

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FirePower ZT Series 750W 80Plus Brone Fully-Modular High Performance Power Supply ZT750W
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Couldn't use it so I don't know how good it might be. Not the PSU's fault (read below).

Cons: A word of warning, this power supply is not quite standard. The physical depth of the PSU is greater than normal. In most cases this would be a non-issue but I just happen to be building an HTPC which has much tighter tolerances on the size of each component. In the end this item will not fit in the HTPC case I am using. Check carefully that your case will accept this PSU before buying.

Other Thoughts: As I said, can't speak to the quality of the PSU in use as I could not install it. Will send back to newegg for refund.

Despite being aware that some PSUs are deeper than others I failed to check when building this computer. I'm so used to it being a non-issue that the need to check never crossed my mind.

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Display Name: Jeremy A.

Date Joined: 04/29/06

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 01/22/11
  • Last Review: 06/20/14
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