Skip to: | | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Home > 
George Z.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-H 1U Intel Atom 330 Dual-Core 1.6GHz Dual Gigabit LAN Server Barebone
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Size, efficiency, USB port on motherboard, doesn't run particularly hot (well, mine don't, anyway)

Cons: Many of the motherboard's features, including the majority of its SATA ports, are wasted by the server case. That said, you can connect eSATA-to-SATA adapters to the unused (non-multi-lane) SATA ports via the case's unused (but pre-scored) cutouts and dangle them out the back of the unit if looks aren't that big a deal.

Other Thoughts: Mobo USB port makes this a good candidate for FreeNAS or similar. I'm also using one of these as a movie server (My Movies for WMC). I recently upgraded to a four port RocketRAID 644 PCI-E card and am now running FOUR multi-disk arrays full of DVD and Blu-Ray disc images from this modest little Atom box. What a great unit.

MSI Wind PC Intel 1.6GHz Atom 230 processor on board Intel 945GC Intel GMA 950 Barebone
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs A Great Deal for the Money 04/23/2009

This review is from: MSI Wind PC Intel 1.6GHz Atom 230 processor on board Intel 945GC Intel GMA 950 Barebone

Pros: I bought a handful of these for use at my office, replacing older, more power-hungry P4 desktops. I'm finding them to be surprisingly good value. You'll agree if the following is true for your business:
1. The intended users are running Office apps, surfing the web, running Citrix apps or other lightweight client/server stuff;
2. You have a bunch of low-capacity SATA drives and adequate laptop RAM floating around due to upgrades.
3. Your users automatically assume that a "new" computer identifies them as "special".

Anyone with a good screwdriver, fifth-grade reasoning ability and opposable thumbs can set one of these suckers up in a few minutes. With the right OS, you can be up and running less than an hour after cracking the box.

Also a great PC for elderly relatives, children, etc. At this price, it's a great mix of (adequate) performance and expendability. I haven't tried the mini-pcie slot, but if it works you've got a great "expendable" PC for warehouse applications.

Cons: It's not an attractive machine, its expansion potential is minimal, and if you're the sort of person who doesn't like to waste a lot of time figuring out how things fit together and come apart, you're going to break the faceplate the first time you open the case.

Other Thoughts: I'm not typically a fan of MSI's hardware -- for want of a better term, I find it graceless compared to the competition. That's still the case here, but for the money, I can live with that.

ViewSonic X Series VX2025WM Black-Silver 20.1
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Beautiful monitor. DVI worked right out of the box with an X800. Typically speedy, hassle-free Newegg experience.

Cons: If the highest quality audio you listen to on your PC is, say, five year old RealPlayer files over your 28.8 dialup connection, you'll be very happy with the built-in speakers. If not, don't throw out those old speakers just yet.


George Z.'s Profile

Display Name: George Z.

Date Joined: 07/11/03

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/15/05
  • Last Review: 11/11/11
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.