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Pros: Price. Otherwise, haven't used yet.
Cons: Upon conducting warranty search on Lenovo website, got similar result to prior reviewer. Start date listed as 2014/07/24 and end date as 2015/09/06. Contacted antonline and received this response:
"The warranty effective dates are currently in place from our purchase from Lenovo, you have not received a refurbished product. To reset the warranty dates and receive the full year of Lenovo warranty coverage (at no additional cost) just go to ***URL is Removed*** and register your device with your information." Located the "Base Warranty Registration" page on the Lenovo website, which is specifically for situations where "My warranty start or end date is wrong using warranty lookup tool" and followed link to instructions to email the following: "If there is a discrepancy in the dates of your warranty, please contact the Services Sales Registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org please note that you need to provide a proof of purchase, otherwise we won't be able to change your warranty dates."
Sent email and hoping for the best.
Pros: Price. Processor. Decent features
Cons: Power supply connector to motherboard. No obvious location of Windows 7 Product Key label.
Overall Review: As someone mentioned in a slightly upgraded version of this PC, the main power supply connector to the motherboard is not the standard 24 pin. Because of this other review, I did buy a 24 pin to 14 pin adapter just to keep on hand for down the road, but this type of thing is annoying. This is what turned me off from Dell years ago, parts that have to be purchased from the manufacturer, not interchangeable etc.
Also, maybe it's a Windows 8 thing or Lenovo or a combination of the two but there is no obvious Windows 8 license key sticker. I've built, sold hundreds of systems, but almost none With Windows 8. I'm sure the OS activates and loads fine from the supplied Lenovo DVD's, but a bit of a head scratcher. I will investigate further. I also took a Ghost image of the loaded Windows 7 build so that may also come in handy down the road.
I've grown tired of building from parts but my time with pre built for customers may be short lived. I do like Lenovo though and have never had any major hardware problems with both used and refurbished. Hopefully this PC lasts, which would trump the other somewhat minor issues.
Pros: Speedy, not too much bloatware, Win 7 Pro
Cons: The warranty was "activated" before I even bought the product, and A_tonline did not reply appropriately to my queries about this.
Overall Review: Good desktop, but be careful of other resellers outside of Newegg itself -- particularly if you are expecting a decent level of customer service.
Pros: - Runs very quiet
- Not much bloatware
Cons: - Runs a little on the slow side when playing videos, but as a server, it meets my needs.
Overall Review: Bought as a standalone Plex Media Server. It came with Windows 7 installed and I had to only do the basic setup procedures like choose the region and keyboard options. It was a breeze. Good system for basic needs.
Pros: Got this to replace a customer's Dell running XP. The first thing they said was how quiet it was. They used to turn off their desktop every day, because they could hear it running. Now they say, they have forgotten about it cause they can't hear it. It's very small tower with a nice handle to move it.
Cons: Looks a little cheap with the plastic and how light weight it is, but at this price, that's understandable.
Cons: After 35 days of use, this computer did the "windows 7 black screen of death with cursor". It lost the graphics driver.