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Ross B.

Ross B.

Joined on 01/07/05

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Most Favorable Review

Nice little box

Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11-U Intel Atom D510 NM10 Chipset 1 x 200Pin Next-Gen NVIDIA ION GPU Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11-U Intel Atom D510 NM10 Chipset 1 x 200Pin Next-Gen NVIDIA ION GPU Mini / Booksize Barebone System

Pros: Very quick and easy setup Low cost Decent performance Smart and well built construction

Cons: Run's a little warm and it's not as quite as some other Atom Ion combo units. The Wireless is useless, would have been better to leave it out completely and just have a slot available to buy and install your own if needed

Overall Review: This seriously was the quickest and by far easiest to setup up. Took me only a couple of minutes to install the Drive and RAM. I installed Linux Mint 64 bit on it and it without any problems what so ever. Performance I'm actually rather impressed, I've got 3D transparency turned on and she doesn't skip a beat. I knocked off one egg for the worthless wireless

Most Critical Review

Great Drive But.....

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast Drive Runs relatively cool Quiet Quality

Cons: Design/placement of the connectors see below and reason for 3 star rating.

Overall Review: If you've got a rig that does not have drive trays or what not your fine, if not expect major troubles. The SATA and power connectors are placed in a manner that if you have a system that incorporates drive trays or any other fixed connectors your in for some troubles. I've got a Shuttle XPC that the drive trays completely block access to the connectors. Luckily I was able to place the drive in the floppy bay, good thing I didn't order two as I originally planned. I opted for a Seagate 1 TB drive for data storage which works fine in the drive trays. Be forewarned, very odd placement of connectors.

12/25/2008

Small and Speedy

Shuttle DS61 V1.1 Intel H61 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Shuttle DS61 V1.1 Intel H61 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System

Pros: Small Solid, well built mSATA Well designed and easy to put together Excellent cooling

Cons: No eSATA No SATA III

Overall Review: Well disigned, solid construction and well built. Simple to build, took maybe a 1/2 hour at most to build and mount on the back of my monitor. The cooling design of Shuttle is outstanding and this unit shows it. I'm very pleased I built it with i7 quad core 16 GB Mushkin RAM 240 GB Mushkin mSATA SSD 1 TB Hitachi HD

12/15/2013

Almost Perfect

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T-B1-GR NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.60GHz 10.1" 1GB DDR3 Memory 32GB Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Gray Tablet PC
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T-B1-GR NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.60GHz 10.1" 1GB DDR3 Memory 32GB Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Gray Tablet PC

Pros: Tegra3 quad core microSD (using a 64GB card now) micro HDMI BEAUTIFUL screen Quality built, feels and looks professional and Sexy Andriod Jelly Bean ASUS tweaks complement Android well, nicely done ASUS

Cons: No 5G wifi ASUS? Come on my almost two year old Xoom tablet and Atrix phone has it! Yes I knocked off a star for this

Overall Review: This fits my needs to a tee, with the Keyboard Dock I can easily VPN into my work then using Jump I RDP or VNC into my box's there. Love it, for a case I very highly recommend Noreve cases. No they're not cheap but the quality sets the bar, professional and sexy, love their cases. So yes I really love the TF700 Newegg's combo package $40 discount plus no sales tax saved me $100 over the S. American River retailer. Plus I didn't have to worry about Gray market items that I've had issues with before from those guys. So as always Newegg rocks.

Nice

BYTECC DVI-D06 Male to Male DVI-D Dual-Link Digital Cable w/Ferrites
BYTECC DVI-D06 Male to Male DVI-D Dual-Link Digital Cable w/Ferrites

Pros: Very nice quality Fair Price

Cons: None

Overall Review: Excellent, I'm very pleased with the quality of the cable

Nice Portable Drive

Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Runs cooler than a 7200 rpm Quiet Reliable Good price

Cons: I really can't think of one

Overall Review: I put this in a EAGLE ET-CS2BSU2-BK enclosure, very nice combination.