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This review is from: Lenovo Desktop PC M57/DC-2.5 Dual Core 2.5GHz 2GB 160 GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium
Pros: Small, the form factor is no bigger then a shoe box. Setup was no more harder then turn on, follow on screen prompts. Ive done some virgin systems in my time and this was the least complicated. If you can read then your good. Faster then a Yugo but its no Ferrari so dont expect to blaze a PVP anytime soon.
Set aside the keyboard and mouse with it and opt for a wireless. It will install it right from the get go.
Once it came I did my own tech thing and looked at the guts. Its a laptop/desktop. Dont be confused its not a net top, it just uses some laptop parts; IE fans DVD other semiconductors. Thats the best part IF something breaks replacing parts is going to be like changing a lightbulb.
Over all its a good little power house system for email, surfing, and yes Farmville. I bought 2 one for the wife and one for dad to replace their 800mhz 256mb RAM DINOSOURS. Thery are so happy now. Merry Christmas to us.
As far as upgrades go. RAM is just replace your 2gb for 4gb Win 7 32bit will not use it all but its better. DVD-RW is avalable from Newegg and Ama$on for the Lenovo its a laptop slot removable optical drive, around $40 more later if you want to burn DVD movies or data disks.
Also Lenovo makes a 2.5 SATA drive enclosure to HOTswop in the DVD bay. Ust add your own terabite if you dont need the Optical drive.
Oh and it said 4-7 days shipping... total time with order...48 HRS Holly CR..OW
Cons: Dont be upset as the pics online are no where near the units sent. I am a techy so I was expecting what I saw via pics. Only 2 ram slots not 4 so if you upgrade you have to REPLACE ram not add. Thats a bummer as then you have random RAM, lol, laying around. Not 2 pci slots only one. Thats here nor there. The cons are just an FYI for more amal retentive people then I and folks that might freak as they ''didnt get what they paid for''. Its ok kids it'll grow back.
The wife was expecting the unit she saw online and subtle differences put her a bit off. iE; interior placment, exterior ports. Weight.
Other Thoughts: For the price your paying compared to other vendors of the same unit Newegg has THE BEST deal. 50 to 60% better. Im thinking of getting my self one to add to my 55in TV, who wouldnt want Farmville on 55 inches...
Dont wait on this you'll be sorry.