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Acer H6 Series H236HLbid Black 23
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I'm adding this to my setup with an ASUS VME247H(TN panel).

The Acer looks VERY good, however the shipped DVI cable, while a generous 6' length is just a few inches too short for me to use continuously ATM. That said I did hook it up and check it out. The colors and viewing angles are VERY nice(comparitively speaking ASUS is now over 3y old and used daily). Running Victor Vran on it seemed good, but I ordered a 10' cable for final setup and will try to remember to re-update at that point.

As to wobbly stands: Guys this stand is already more solid than the ASUS stand. I suspect that MANY people do NOT FULLY insert the stand post into the monitor. That takes a smidgen of force and a little wiggling. It LOCKS into place when FULLY inserted. Monitor diagnostics indicate week 33/2015 mfg so I suppose additionally that Acer COULD have modified the stand design recently.

Cons: n/a ATM

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ASUS Desktop PC CHROMEBOX-M004U Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz) 2 GB DDR3 16 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics Shared memory  Google Chrome OS
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Low price for a complete package.

Replaceable SSD (m.2 ngff type 2242 max I've seen on these are 256GB).

2x204 SODIMM 1.35v (DDR3L) sockets(MUCH appreciated over the gimped chromebooks with soldered RAM).

Cons: Higher end CPUs increase in cost too much v. the haswell celerons, e.g. the i3-4010U m0075u and the incredibly egregiously overpriced i7 variant.

Other Thoughts: Dual booting chrome os(it's 38.xx while my i3/C720 is 39.xx) and openelec/kodi for now. Planning to replace SSD w/128GB already swapped out the anemic 16GB for the 32GB leftover from my C720 upgrade(128GB - chrooting xfce ubuntu to turn it into a more generally useful notebook).

Chrome os, net client, to me? Meh. Not much use at the end of the day for that, but I'll probably leave a small slice for chrome os which I am betting will never end up being used v. constantly in openelec/kodi, BUT THAT is WHY I purchased this, as a small lightweight HTPC.

(-1 egg was for poor product pricing v. CPU variants although ATM for me the 2955U celery is enough, but I could easily see other needing/wanting what more complete core variants offer at non-ridiculous prices.)

Also, stay away from ARM if they ever offer those unless they're ~$50 and you have low expectations or already know how weak ARM is and poorly supported by linux(blame ARM/SoC mfgs/iGPU licensors for providing limited/shoddy drivers and little/no interest in OSS drivers, but at the end of the day ARM is just a poor CPU design no matter how you slice it.)

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Rosewill RNWD-N9003PCE - Dual Band Wireless N900 Adapter - IEEE 802.11a/11b/11g/11n, Up to 450 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Data Rates, PCI E Interface, 3 External Detachable Antenna
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Work.
Identified as "airport extreme" in the build first acquired for

Cons: none really

Other Thoughts: Originally bought one for a hackintosh(recognized as "airport extreme"), then bough two more for two other builds. They work well enough for 802.11n 3ch cards, but what I had REALLY wanted were 802.11ac boards, but the cheapest/only ones are ASUS clocking in at c. $100 apiece last I checked, which I find to be shall we say, a bit steep,

While USB 802.11ac dongles are MUCH more reasonably priced they are little better than 802.11n 3ch bandwidthwise, and only dual channel(or the ones that I could find).

So I'm using these and powerline "gigabit" ether setup which has been working for now. The 4th box is a p9x79-deluxe which came with some sort of proprietary looking connector wifi card(n) and it works well enough for now as well.

Decent price for these and as mentioned above are OSX 10.8 & 9(AFAIK, maybe 7 and 6 as well) compatible, work under linux(Ubuntu 13.10 only tested) and windows 8.1 x64 pro.

Last note: one of my notebooks purchased last summer also came with a get this, $30 dual channel Intel 802.11ac card(mPCIe), so I'm REALLY disappointed in the adoption rate of mfgs in producing 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac PCIe boards and clinging to 802.11n like it was going out of style.

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Date Joined: 01/27/06

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  • First Review: 01/02/14
  • Last Review: 12/03/15
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