Summary: I've decided it's just not worth buying refurbs on complete PC's. They throw junk parts in, box it up, and send it out the door. The time I've put in on these just RMA'ing them alone isn't worth the difference in price on a new one. totally lame
Pros: It was a cheap system with 4 GB RAM and a decent processor. Bought several and they worked great at first.
Cons: Of the 7 I bought 3 had major hardware issues. 1 hard drive completely crashed, and 2 had bad ram. I'm currently working on a 4th that looks like RAM too. Way past the warranty period. I twisted newegg's arm into just refunding me for one of them. Sent one back to ASUS within the warranty, they s...
Summary: The first turned out to be a E2200, not Neweggs fault it was mismarked by the manufacturer, it did not show up until I looked at WEI. Newegg could have told me to take it up with Asus but to their credit stepped right up and fixed Asus' mistake.
Pros: A lot of features for a little computer. Beautiful not a scratch on it.
Summary: I would definitely recommend this computer. It has worked flawlessly for me. If you are looking for a cheap computer that can easily handle everyday tasks (browsing the web, word processing, etc), then this is the computer for you.
Pros: Fast Quiet No problems
Cons: A couple scuffs on the outer case, but it was refurbished and cheap so I can't complain.
Pros: Great puter!! really fast ,,love the 64 bit platform. Plays all of my games ! Needed the upgrade , the old puter was really loud and maxed out the ram. got it befor the price went up :) loads up web-sites fast .
Summary: Re: previous poster who said graphics no higher than 1024x768 - I have mine hooked up to my 42"LG HDTV running at 1920x1080. I did have to adjust the aspect ratio settings down to 60% in the video card settings to get it to fit on screen.
Pros: Nice looking, relatively small HTPC. Came with keyboard, mouse, power supply, software and PC. Loaded Win7 Home Premium Upgrade by blowing away the partition and starting from scratch. No problems so far. Works well as a NES/SNES/MAME, etc emulator system for the living room :)
Cons: Wi-Fi light lights up when HDD is accessed. Probably just a wire plugged into the wrong place. Runs a little hot, or at least the sensors claim so. CPU idles around 55C and a couple other sensors are claiming 58C, 65C and 128C. I seriously doubt anything is running 128C. Could just be an interfac...
Summary: It seems that this type of media PC platform did not catch on since there are few current models still being offered. However for MCE or other Media PC hobbyists this is a great design.
Pros: Great Media Center PC. Has more connections than expected. Has built in IR receiver, and Blue-tooth radio. Comes with Vista 64 bit. Upgraded to Windows7 64bit.
Cons: No BluRay drive. Must use an external drive for BD. Wanted to buy a second but Newegg raised the price ~$30 the week after I ordered this one. Audio utilities are not Windows7 compatible so limited to driver management of audio.
Summary: I wanted to run WOW on this, was hoping to buy a video card for it since the on board graphics aren't the best.....now I'm scared that the disk ejector is jacked and there is no PCI expansion bay...
Pros: Fast, cheap, lots of storage. I click, it happens, instantly, fastest computer I've owned.
Cons: Eject button doesn't work, that's cool, i can eject disks from windows. When putting a disk in it seems as though it doesn't want to take it but at last second it takes, which worries me...how long until it doesn't take a disk? Its loud when disks are spinning...very loud.. On other websites it s...