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This review is from: HP Compaq DC 7900 Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 2GB 80GB DVD
Pros: Quiet, very quiet, small, easy to upgrade, powerful PC for the price. The E8400 is a great processor. 4 SATA plugs so could do one external. Room for a second Hard drive. With an adapter to split the power possibly three if you would leave one not secured like I do with a SSD.
Cons: Vista is worthless. - 2 stars
80 Gb is small.
DDR2 memory this machine is picky. Check first.
Other Thoughts: I really like the machine. Mine came with Win 7 Pro for this price. If you can find one with that go for it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very nice board. Powerful E8400 Core2 Duo 3.0 Ghz. Four SATA 2 PCIE 16 one PCIE 1 one PCI. Place and power for second 3.5" HD. Display Port and VGA for two monitors. Plenty of Legacy connections including PS2 for that old mouse or keyboard. Win 7 64 bit Professional included. You could actually use it for a different system and install Linux on this one.
Cons: DDR 2 memory is expensive. The other machines for about $40 more use DDR 3 worth it if you want 8G memory or more. Not the fault of NewEgg so on deduction on stars. Weak not horrible video but place for two cards so not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: Windows 7 Pro makes this system cost almost nothing. It cost me only a few dollars more than just Windows 7. This is a great little system that can support a decent video card and in fact has same power supply as the mid tower cases. With room for two hard drives and a connection for a third and place to put it (not the sata cable) you can have three Hard Drives and the DVD. Though power for the third is not provided so you would need to address that. I used the wires for the floppy converter to SATA power. Set 2.5 SSD on top of 3.5.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version)
Pros: Solid OS. It actually is a bit better than Windows 7 at doing what an OS should do. But part of that comes from making it ugly squared off everything a Windows 3.1 look. If functions well. It is nothing like Vista, ME or other truly broken MS OS's.
Cons: Unnecessary learning curve. Unnecessary extra step to get into Desktop environment. Little thinking on Metro Interface for usage with a mouse. Ugly square boxes without visual indication of status/function. Step back from Win 7 in many ways. Eliminated Start button that was in Beta version (an insane decision). Will not play DVD's out of the box. You are forced to download apps to make it work right.
Other Thoughts: With a tiny amount of concern for Desktop Users this could have been a five star OS. Just give the option to start on the Desktop and have the Start Button. Simple to have implemented but instead MS choose to screw the users and thus themselves. No excuse.READ FULL REVIEW