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Pros: Small size, quick, easy to access components and of course the Intel logo sound when you open the box.
Cons: You have to read the acceptible ram chart. Now while it will probably take any 1.35 volts ram. best not to take too much of a chance on it. I didn't read the part where it said to get 1.35 volt ram. (IT actually does not say you must get it...It should) I instead gotthe cheaper 1.5 volt stuff. Well the unit won't even turn on, No internal speaker so you can't hear any bios beep codes. There is however a flashing power button that itdicates the ram is the culprit. RMA'ed the 1.5 got the 1.35 and all is right with the universe once again.
Other Thoughts: The ram I picked up for this unit was CT2KIT51264BF160B. And it is working fine. All in all it was only a few dollars more, which I spent more RMA'ing the wrong stuff. Lesson Learned...Read the manualREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Supports 4 monitors in win 7. Good resolution. The adapter cables are good to have and it can come with different cable adapters depending on which configuration you choose.
Cons: It will not support 4 monitors in win xp. Found this out the hard way. Could have found it out the easy way by reading the microprinting on the box, but I didn't. The adapters are good but you still need to buy either display port or hdmi cables or whatever configuration you are planning to use. Instead of giving you the adapter and thus building in another failure point, just supply a standard 6 foot cable. If you need bigger you can buy bigger. Just saying.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice machine. Worked out of the box. Has windows 7 Pro with proper COA. This one has a 750GB HDD with a clean load including Security Essentials and Open Office 3.3 pre-installed. 1 Year warranty is good add-on.
Cons: The unit looks like it went through world war 3. There were huge dust bunnies in the unit and it was never cleaned. Maybe someone ran a rag over the top, but that's it. It said "Refurbished", but this is not what I call refurbished, this is Used or off lease at best. The case it heavily scratched and marred.
Other Thoughts: Don't sell a machine as refurbished when all you did was slap a new pre-load HDD in it and throw a COA on it out the door it goes. Tell people the machine is off-lease or used. Really, most of the appearance is cosmetic damage. The true test is how it performs. So far the unit is performing well. I like the clean pre-load with the anti-virus and office programs. Once this machine is stuck under a desk no one is going to notice the scratches. I just wish someone would have at least blown the machine out to make it look more presentable.READ FULL REVIEW