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This review is from: StarTech ICUSBAUDIO USB to Stereo Audio Adapter Converter
Pros: Had a generic computer build by our previous IT department who's motherboard sound card stopped working. This little device plugged right into one of the USB ports and the speakers plugged into it. No problems (on Windows 7 Professional). Working for over a month now.
Cons: Our Network File Servers don't have sound cards and I tried running this on one of them to see if it could also be of use. They are running Windows Server 2008 and the computer did not recognize this device. I knocked an Egg off of the rating for this, but probably shouldn't have since I didn't investigate it further and the description doesn't say that it would work with that operating system.
Other Thoughts: The lady running this workstation kept nagging me that she couldn't listen to her internet radio. This nifty little device solved that problem and she is now happy!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: StarTech DP2DVI DisplayPort to DVI Video Adapter
Pros: Works. I had no problems with the one I purchased.
Cons: You still need to use your DVI to DVI cable. I can't seem to find a DisplayPort to DVI cable that reaches from the PC to the monitor.
Other Thoughts: I like Lenovo PCs but I wish they wouldn't use DisplayPort connections. Seems to be a hassle. I've had to connect most of the computers with the old school VGA ports.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Small but powerful units. I've been buying this style Lenovo for over a year to replace old XP boxes in our plant. The newer ones don't come with as much annoying add on software that needed to be removed before I put them on people's desks. They have plenty of processing power and speed for the typical office user. My users love them (or perhaps hated their 10 year old Windows XP machines!).
Cons: Newer models don't come with the VESA mounting bracket in the box. Must buy separately. My older units mount behind the monitors so they are completely hidden from the operator.
Last Con: the price went up from last year.
Other Thoughts: I like how the newer units have built in WiFi along with the RJ-45 connector. We had a network switch go flaky and the WiFi units kept going along without interruption while the older wired units were losing their network connections.READ FULL REVIEW