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ASUS Eee Box EB1033-B048E Desktop PC Intel Atom D2550 (1.86GHz) 2GB DDR3 320GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: VERY low wattage usage, onboard nVidia GPU useful for video decoding (viewing). Gigabit LAN and USB3.0. Did NOT come with Windows 8 (Yes, this is a PRO.)

Cons: Severe lack of documentation from ASUS. No dis-assembly or upgrade information available anywhere. (Search youtube for some great how to videos.)

Getting backup media for the OS is near impossible in the US.

Manufacturer doesn't even know their own specs. (see Other Thoughts).

All of the above costs them one Egg.

Not able to handle any significant processing workloads (as expected; this is an ATOM based machine.) so plan accordingly for your intended use.

Other Thoughts: For those who are curious, the unit I bought and received the day of this review came with a Seagate Momentus Thin 320GB drive, and 2GB of PC-12800 (DDR1600) SK Hynix DDR3 SO-DIMM HMT325S6CFR8C.

Note: All the ASUS documentation states PC-8500 (DDR1066) is the max. supported. Even the Intel Atom site states this. But sure enough, it shipped with RAM which is rated at the DDR1600 speed. I don't know if it's stepping down to DDR1066 speeds, I need to do further investigation. NewEgg properly lists the memory speed (last I checked), so kudos to them.

I personally swapped out the 2GB for 4GB as the OS and apps I use already were pushing the physical limit out of the box. I have also swapped in an OCZ Vertex3 SSD as the primary drive for power consumption, speed, and durability reasons.

The onboard nVidia GPU *DOES* decode 10-bit H.264 (very popular in the anime segment these days).

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Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Impressive features that deliver. Overall recommended. 02/01/2014

This review is from: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset

Pros: Decent fidelity for a wireless set. Shockingly good sound deadening. Software works well and is hassle free. The travel distance advertised is accurate. Tone is tweakable in software to tighten up the low end a bit and pull out the mid tinnyness. Battery life seems very good.

Cons: Not a big deal, but the G keys are kind of gimmicky. I doubt I will use them very often.

Other Thoughts: This headset supports sidetoning, which is very important to feel like you're not talking to a vacuum. (Sidetone = hearing what you say into the microphone) This requires the Logitech software to enable and adjust.

Also, the Logitech software will monitor and alert battery charge.

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MATTHEW B.'s Profile

Display Name: MATTHEW B.

Date Joined: 06/27/06

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