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Foxconn nt-A3700-0H0WBANA AMD A45 (Hudson D1) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM AMD Radeon HD 6320 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I've got one of these and it's pretty great!
I used to have a full-fledged media PC with 12 hard drives running in the living room, the heat and noise were fairly unpleasant.

I've since moved the DVR down to the basement and set up one of these as a media pc!
It's the size of a Wii (two dvd cases), it has a tiny fan that so far only runs during boot up.

It can run 1080p video over the web or shared files over the network and can even run Winamp's Milkdrop visualizer at 1080p at 30-60fps (with just a few graphic intensive presets dropping it to 5 fps). Not bad for such a tiny pc!

All I had to do was pry open the top, slide in an SSD and some RAM, and install windows through a USB cd drive.

Cons: With a dual-core 1.6ghz, this is no speed demon.

When I was using a quad-core media center running at 3ghz, a web browser could load in a fraction of a second. On this machine you have to wait a few seconds to load some things, but for the decrease in noise and power bills, I can tolerate it.

Take care though, the front USB ports are USB 3.0, and the Win7 DVD has no drivers for them, so you need to install by connecting the optical drive to a USB 2.0 port in the back.

Other Thoughts: Some notes: Foxconn makes intel and AMD versions of this product, the intel one has some serious problems, including NO support for Windows 7 64-bit. However this one is the AMD version, and it works fine for me under Windows 7 64-bit.

Also, be sure to get the latest drivers from the Foxconn website, I was noticing some video lagging over the NIC, but installing the latest NIC driver corrected it.

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Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven R-HCO-11001
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs In favor of convection 07/12/2011

This review is from: Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven R-HCO-11001

Pros: Will cook frozen burgers, steaks, or chicken and cook them well within 15 minutes. No defrosting!

You can put frozen french fries in there and it cooks them with the oil inside the fry from the inside out. No need to add grease, in fact after making the crispy fries, the grease comes out of them! (making it even healthier? :-)

For re-heating foods, it completely beats out a microwave. No sogginess, the heat makes everything crispy and gives it a little browning.

Cons: The self-cleaning basically swirls soapy water around the thing. It's still necessary to do a bit of cleaning.

Makes a loud noise and an unearthly (1300 watt) glow, but I think that's kind of cool.

Other Thoughts: I've got a similar product advertised by mr. t, I paid more than $200 for for it, and this looks to be the same exact thing. I'd recommend it!

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Rosewill RX81-MP-SC- SLV 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: -Many connection options

Cons: -Failure Rate. I have had two of these over the past two years, and they both have failed after about a year of use. One emits a high-pitched whirring when turned on and wouldn't mount, but when I put the hard drive in another dock it worked fine. The other had a broken power adapter, the light on the brick illuminated when plugged into the wall, but turned off when I connected it to the hard drive.

Other Thoughts: I contacted Rosewill support, I told them I knew that I was out of warranty but would like to buy a replacement power adapter. They responded saying that I was out of warranty, so they must not have read my email. Four or five annoying emails later, they told me I cannot buy a replacement power adapter if I'm out of warranty.
Bummer!

I've been using about 12 hard drives in 6 different enclosures over the last 5 years. I have had NO hard drives fail, and NO other enclosures fail, but two of these have broken.

I'd recommend avoiding.

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Display Name: Dan M.

Date Joined: 06/09/03

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  • First Review: 03/13/09
  • Last Review: 07/11/12
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