- Intel Pentium B950 (2.10 GHz)
- 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD
- Intel HD Graphics
- 1600 x 900
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
- 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Great fundamentals, terrible viewing angle 09/17/2012
Fully featured. USB 3, supports Ivy Bridge, 2 HDD trays, has empty 1 mSATA or PCIe slot. 2 DIMM slots, wtih the 4GB RAM being one DIMM. Makes it cheap to just add another 4GB. Bright LED LCD. Light, small power brick. Very good keyboard that's not mushy. Runs cool, fan rarely comes on and is dead silent when used with an SSD. There isn't even an inverter noise unlike CCD based LCDs.
Viewing angle is terrible. Even facing straight forward the corners are dimmer than the center. Best angle to view is tilted almost toward you more than normal. Colors are strong after major cailbration using Win7's 'calibrate display'. I recommend between 3-4 Page Downs on gamma, 4 PGDN on blue, 2 left arrow ticks on green.
You get what you pay for and this makes a great base for a killer Ivy Bridge i7 with RAIDed SSDs. Awesome if you plan on going dual monitor and your primary display will be the 2nd monitor.
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