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This review is from: Creative Inspire T10 2.0 Desktop Speakers
Pros: - small size
- not so small sound
Other Thoughts: Great speakers in a small package. I hate to deal with subwoofers and for a small footprint workstation these are perfect.
I wouldn't compare these to good high end studio monitors but these speakers sound very good for the price, they don't sound small, they have a nice full sound, maybe a touch bass light as expected due to the size restrictions. The control knobs at the front have a nice sturdy feel to them and they look good in a black "piano" color which matches with the monitor I got for this build.
Maybe they're a few $ more than they should be, as I've seen Altec speakers in this size for about $20 less. Nothing wrong with these but another $30 gets you much better speaker, like M-Audio AV32.
Pros: - good looking design
- crisp picture
-VGA, HDMI and VGA connection options available
Cons: - only VGA cable included
Other Thoughts: For the price this is a great monitor. The beatiful picture and sleek design work in its favor, the stand is stable and there are no issues unlike some monitors I've gotten from Acer that shake non-stop. Nice cable tuck feature behind the pedestal.
Only complaint and it is a major one, the inclusion of a VGA only cable. Considering that HDMI cables are standard, this doesn't make any sense.
This review is from: DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex 5040 (Y77R2) Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6700 (3.4 GHz) 8 GB DDR3L 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 530 Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
Pros: - Fast processor
- Windows 7 (can upgrade to 10 - provided)
- almost no junk software included
- quick installation and setup
Cons: - no wi-fi interface
- no DVI or VGA, only one HDMI graphic output
- no bluetooth
Other Thoughts: Very fast, nice little machine. Quick to setup, quiet, pleasant design. My main complaint is that this is not a cheap system so the omission of bluetooth and wi-fi interfaces reeks a bit of cost cutting.
What I like about Dell is that they don't bundle much junk software, unlike HP, where you have to uninstall garbage from your initial system setup for hours.
I managed to get NETGEAR AC1200 Wi-Fi High Gain Dual Band USB 3.0 (A6210-100PAS) and it is fantastic with this system.
The monitor I purchased came with VGA cable, this system has only one HDMI output for the graphics so I had to purchase an extra cable. Some of the competitor's systems come with at least VGA and HDMI or DVI outputs so this graphics card is basic, if you need to upgrade to a better one, it takes a PCIe low profile.
There's also one PCI Express slot available for say wi-fi adapter and one PCIe for a graphic card open in case you want to upgrade. You'll need to find low profile cards to fit in this system.