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Acer Veriton VN2620G-UC887L (DT.VFGAA.001)  Nettop Computer - Intel Celeron 887 1.50GHz 2GB DDR3 320GB Linux - Gray, Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: A great deal if you can pick one up on sale. You get a complete PC for under 200. I got this to run XMBC, which it does easily. Picked this over a first-generation NUC because it comes with memory, USB 3.0 and a 2.5" drive. It's ready to run XBMC as is or you can tinker a bit.
-also has an mSATA slot
-gigabit internet
-2GB Kingston PC3-12800 SODIMM and room for one more
-320GB WD Blue hard drive
-USB mouse and keyboard
-power brick with a right-angle connector
-can be mounted behind a monitor or TV with VESA holes

Cons: It's hard to find faults with it at this price. The included VESA mount doesn't allow for as compact an attachment as I'd like.

Other Thoughts: I didn't care for the version of Linux it came with but I wasn't going to run it anyway. The incldued mouse and keyboard are very basic.
I looked up the disasembly video noted in an earlier review. Generally, the same directions apply to this unit but it should be noted it uses a different case and board design. Instead of the USB add-on board, you'll be disconnecting the audio jacks module if you go to replace the drive; there are couple more screws holding everything together than in the video. I replaced the HDD with an SSD I had left over from another build.

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVP64GB
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs speeds as advertised 02/06/2013

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVP64GB

Pros: I bought the first one eight months ago. The price dropped considerably since so I bought another one recently. Sequential speeds for NTSF through USB 3.0 are 67 MB/s write and 112 MB/s read for one, and 71 MB/s write and 114 MB/s read for the other. Large capacity and fast, aluminum and plastic casing, red activity light.

Cons: The connector-circuit board assembly is slightly loose inside the casing for one of them-only a little play there but it's noticeable, becasue the other one feels solid.

Other Thoughts: Solid performance so far.

Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium World Perpetual AT Mens Watch CB0030-56E
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Highly recommended 02/06/2013

This review is from: Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium World Perpetual AT Mens Watch CB0030-56E

Pros: This has all I was looking for in a watch. The face is uncluttered and easy to read in daylight and in darkness with bright photoluminescent markers and hands. Sapphire with antireflective coating doesn't scratch and makes the face legible from extreme angles. Thanks to titanium construction the watch is very light for its size. It's as though you forget it's on your wrist. Properly sized, the band doesn't slide or snag hair on the wrist and doesn't come open when snagged on something, yet gently pressing on both sides of the clasp release gets it open. It's a snap to set and then it takes care of setting itself thanks to the radio receiver. It looks good too.
If anyone gets this watch and needs to resize the band, I recommend to do it at a jeweller. It cost me twelve bucks to have it sized exactly.

Cons: I've had it for a month and I haven't found a bad thing about it yet.

Other Thoughts: It looks as though the price from this same vendor just dropped slightly. Based on experience with the watch to date, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. This replaced a German-made atomic clock-controlled watch I've owned for eight years and thought I'd never be able to replace with another that would measure up in terms of ease of use, precision and durability (not a single scratch on the sapphire and it still sets itself around midnight every night after eight years). This watch exceeded my expectations.


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Display Name: Maciej R.

Date Joined: 06/03/06

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 12/27/07
  • Last Review: 12/04/13
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