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Daniel H.

Daniel H.

Joined on 12/03/03

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Most Favorable Review

Great card for Dell XE2

VisionTek Radeon 7750 SFF 1GB GDDR5 (DVI-I, HDMI) (900549)
VisionTek Radeon 7750 SFF 1GB GDDR5 (DVI-I, HDMI) (900549)

Pros: Greta speed w GDDR5 memory

Cons: price is a little steep

Overall Review: The Dell XE2 is a fantastic platform for high traffic, high dust, low maintenance locations, but the Dell video options are poor. This is the beefed up version of the AMD card offered as an option. But there is no comparision. This card blows the other away.

Most Critical Review

apperently nothing has changed

GIGABYTE GB-BXi3-5010 (rev. 1.0) Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
GIGABYTE GB-BXi3-5010 (rev. 1.0) Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System

Pros: Great size, very stable after video issues are addressed

Cons: truly pathetic that the video issues are exactly what was happening on the 2nd gen of brix, 2-3 yrs ago. GB responds fairly quickly, but with a driver update, but 1) why isn't this posted on support. 2) why isn't this just updated? Once GB sends you a link to the driver, they will NOT respond to other issues, or follow on questions. Amazing lack of concern

Overall Review: BTW, better read GB support page for supported SO-Dimms and M-sata card. This still seems to be an issue

Not able to install os / Win 7 64x

GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BKi5HA-7200 (rev. 1.0) Barebone Systems - Mini / Booksize
GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BKi5HA-7200 (rev. 1.0) Barebone Systems - Mini / Booksize

Pros: Appreciate the additional space for a 2.5" SSD, and the lighter weight than my older Broadwell based Brixs

Cons: Can't seem to install OS. Use a portal DVD drive w Win 7 64x ISO. Install gets to splash screen, then DVD reader goes quiet as install stalls. Flashed the Bios to V4, no luck.

Great keyboard

Lenovo 31P7415 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Ergonomic Preferred Pro Full-Size Keyboard - US English
Lenovo 31P7415 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Ergonomic Preferred Pro Full-Size Keyboard - US English

Pros: Solid, sturdy feeling. Great key tension

Cons: Somewhat small heel rest

Didn't live to expectations

GIGABYTE GB-BXi5-4200 Mini-PC Barebone
GIGABYTE GB-BXi5-4200 Mini-PC Barebone

Pros: Size, speed, 4 USB ports, dual monitors, low sound

Cons: Very buggy w/ support that is, well, very buggy. Previously wrote a review regarding two monitor issue. Thru trial and error found it was an issue w HDMI port. Mnfr did offer support on the issue through my review, thankfully, because their website doesn't. However, the support really amounted to "Do you have latest BIOS (and) What memory are you using. Flashing the BIOS for a 64 bit system was a little archaic. No one stop, hit an executable here. After I confirmed the BIOS upgrade and the model of memory sticks, Support refused to answer. Of course, the BIOS upgrade fixed the issue, however 1) Good six months for fix to be issued 2) How about a little honesty and say "update the bios and that will fix the issue"?

Overall Review: Very disappointed with both the product as it rolled out and the failure to own up to the issues. Seems that Gigabyte regrets the whole line, as they no longer seem to actively market and have not seen fit to add it into their product line under Support.