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Acer Aspire AXC-603G-UW13 Desktop PC Celeron J1900 2.0GHz, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 8.1 64Bit (DT.SUVAA.003)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This was given to my niece for Xmas. It has served her well as a basic home PC. She likes Windows 8 so no problem there. Acer finally released BIOS update P11.B2 to "Support "Launch CSM" item in BIOS setup menu." See the Acer driver support page for AXC-603G. This is an excellent upgrade to support legacy OS like Windows 7 and even XP or older Linux distros. There are no official Acer drivers for XP or Linux. You'll have to find at Intel or Linux.

Cons: There is very limited expansion options - only 1 pci-e slot and no extra SATA connectors - only 2 total.

Other Thoughts: RAM expansion/addition helps this PC run much better. At the Newegg sale price with rebate, it's a good deal.

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HP DC7900 Small Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDROM, Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: it's an old refurb desktop on sale cheap. I've wanted a quiet Small Form Factor PC for use as an HTPC and this fit the bill. I started it up, entered the product key (from sticker on side), and Windows finished installing itself. The OS then activated itself without issue, It is Windows 7 Pro 64 bit as advertised. I then ran HDD Scan on the hard drive and it passed all tests. I then went ahead and upgraded it with a cheap ATI graphics card for better display properties. The PC boots up every time and runs our TV display fine. It's very quiet like a good HTPC should be. I'm very satisfied.

Cons: see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Eventually I opened System Properties to check stuff out and noticed that it only had 2 Gigs of RAM instead of the 4 Gigs advertised. I opened the case and looked - sure enough two 1 gig sticks instead of two 2 gig sticks. I emailed both US Micro and NewEgg. Both responded that they'd take care of it. US Micro shipped out two 2 gig sticks of RAM to me.

"To keep things simple. I’ll have 2x2GB sticks sent out. You would just replace the 2x1GB sticks.
Richard
US Micro Corp"

I installed them and they work. GREAT SERVICE!! These people rock as does Newegg. Of course when one buys a used PC, there's a certain level of risk, but I recommend this unit and US Micro.

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Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV - Silver, 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: These enclosures are excellent - quality construction. I've owned several over the years and they all still work after heavy use. The fan on one of the older units is getting a bit noisy, but other than that - no problems.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Note: These are USB 2 - eSATA ll models.
I just hope Rosewill continues the same quality with their USB 3 - eSATA lll models.

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Paul H.'s Profile

Display Name: Paul H.

Date Joined: 10/29/01

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 06/15/10
  • Last Review: 01/08/15
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