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Foxconn NTA350
7.6 out of 10

Foxconn NTA350

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Overall 10
10

For such a small box, it packs a punch!

Christopher O., Newegg
4 January 2015
  • Summary: Bought this for a little home media server and could not be happier. This little guy has been running 24x7 for almost 2.5 YEARS and has never given me a problem. I added some RAM and got the bundle that came with a 60GB SSD and I added a 500GB external that is USB powered and have no complaints at...
  • Pros: Size Fanless Runs cool Powerful Just works
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead after 22 months

Aaron M., Newegg
3 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my parents to surf the web and listen to music. Unit will not power on, tested a few different power bricks with the same results. So now I have a ~175 dollar paperweight thanks to the 2 year warranty false advertising.
  • Pros: Easy to build with drive and memory. Small form factor. It's pretty powerful for its size and is quiet.
  • Cons: Unit gets very hot. Unit only has 1 year warranty according to Foxconn's warranty website. Purchased on 10/19/2011 "WTY Expiring Date 2012/10/31"
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Overall 6
6.0

It works but no HD streaming

Albien F., Newegg
2 September 2013
  • Summary: You'd think with this product you would be able to watch HD video on youtube and netflix... because even my old LG G2x smartphone could.. but unfortunately that is not the case. I've read from some websites and other reviews that streaming through XBMC works fine in 1080p but I didn't even bother...
  • Pros: Very small, fast machine. Installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and everything worked fine after installing and updating the drivers, windows updates, etc. Good packaging. Everything you would need for a set up is included in the box, (except hard drive and RAM). Perfect for everyday computing such...
  • Cons: Does NOT stream HD video on Netflix and Youtube. On youtube you can get away at watching 720p video sometimes, but 1080p is not possible at all, very choppy and sound de-syncs. If you search for the processor's model that is in this unit and then add 1080p or netflix on google you will see all th...
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Overall 6
6.0

OK

James C., Newegg
16 August 2013
  • Summary: My goal was to use one low power box for all my media and use my other box for just Steam but i have moved my WMC and XBMC all back to the Steam box. With my Live TV playback issues and the heat generated this box just doesn't suit my needs.
  • Pros: Small, great XBMC over LAN. Price. Included brackets. USB3, HDMI
  • Cons: Unit gets very hot. After reading reviews I wanted to use this as a Windows Media Center with my TWC Cablecard service with a Silicon Dust HD Homerun Prime. The unit works great about 75% of the time. It will suddenly freeze up and become unresponsive during Live TV or recorded TV. It will also t...
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Overall 10
10

Perfect Home PC

George L., Newegg
15 May 2013
  • Pros: Bought this for a home PC to do web browsing and word processing. The deal was made even better because it came with a free SSD which was big enough for my needs, as I am keeping most user data on a Synology NAS. For this application this system is perfect, it boots in seconds and is almost compl...
  • Cons: First you install the OS, then the drivers. One small glitch was when I tried to install the OS from a USB stick plugged in to one of the front ports. The install got hung up. Turns out when installing the OS, it chokes if it's via a USB 3.0 port which the front ones are on this box. Did some res...
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job

Mark J., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Summary: Win8 score: Windows 8 64 bit Performance Score: Processor-3.7 Memory-5.7 (8G RAM) Graphics-3.9 Gaming Graphics-5.6 Primary Hard Disk-7.6 (ADATA SP900 64G) Primary movie player: Total media 3 (32bit) Secondary media player: MPC-HC (32bit)
  • Pros: I can play any of the movies I have on my server. Bluray or dvd. AMD picks up the HDMI and handles both video and audio (I installed the realtek drivers but let Radeon 6310 drivers handle the heavy lifting. I don't use the wireless. Realtek handles the wired network too. No skip or hesitation usi...
  • Cons: I always want the fastest, even when I don't need it. If you want to play any kind of video over an Ethernet network this setup does the job without skipping or hesitation.
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Overall 8
8.0

Look elsewhere for Linux HTPC

Brent S., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: My intention was to use it as s MythTV frontend (I hate having a big loud PC in my living room & bedroom). I didn't do my homework when I bought it, but quickly learned that ATI video is not the way to go for an underpowered Linux HTPC.
  • Pros: Small, silent, runs Windows great (see other comments). Plays 1080p MPEG-2 & some 720p h264 content fine on Linux .
  • Cons: Struggled mightily with any 1080p h264 content, and some 720p h264 content on Linux, whether using the open source or ATI drivers.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome little machine

Anne S., Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Summary: We purchased these systems to just do a few simple tasks, however I could see these systems used in place of our current desktops. NewEgg had a special and they included 4 GB RAM and we put 128 GB SSD drives in them. Super fast and extremely quiet.
  • Pros: Small size, mounts to the back of your monitor, quiet.
  • Cons: So far none.
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Overall 10
10

Great SFF PC!!!

James D., Newegg
29 January 2013
  • Summary: the WiFi chip it comes with isn't high end, but works fine for most situations. The processor is powerful enough to handle basic computing tasks, but don't expect too much out of it. The GPU definitely helps when it comes to video and 2D/3D acceleration. Overall I'm quite pleased with the system.
  • Pros: The system is very small and comes with a mounting bracket to allow attachment to the back of a monitor or any VESA capable mount. Very stable on Windows 7 64bit once I ironed out the driver issues. Built in fan seems to handle the heat it generates although i haven't really stressed the system t...
  • Cons: The main con is that the drivers that Foxconn lists on their website are not the most up to date. We had particular problems with the unit Blue Screening after we installed the drivers off of their website. It turned out to be caused by the ASmedia USB 3.0 driver. As of this writing the driver th...
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Overall 8
8.0

About what I expected

Daniel R., Newegg
27 January 2013
  • Summary: For what I got it for, a low usage HTPC, it is great and I'd certainly recommend it for something equally light duty.
  • Pros: Price, size and capability were all factors in my purchase. I got this for a good deal and run OpenElec on it as a HTPC. It handles playing all of the video I have thrown at it and boot up time is great, even with a traditional HDD in it.
  • Cons: Wifi reception on the unit isn't great, I get a better signal with other machines in the same location. It does get hot, but I haven't had any overheating problems.
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