Summary: Not a problem for me that the OS was bad since I planned to reinstall a different version anyway. Similarly, I already had several spare keyboards and mice. But a different customer might see things differently!
Pros: The PC itself was in good shape - clean and well packed and as described.
Cons: The preinstalled version of Windows showed a "not genuine" warning. The included keyboard had a crack in the plastic although it worked. Both the keyboard and mouse although new, are no-name, not-so-great quality (for instance, there are no non-slip feet under the keyboard).
Good price but outdated software means that it's vulnerable to viruses
Pierre Comire, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: The CD drive does not work for me, and because Windows XP is no longer supported it is vulnerable to viruses, even with Anti-Virus software...so now I am having to upgrade it to Windows 8 for $118! It is barely powerful enough for Windows8. Which I had known about this beforehand...found out when checking for Windows updates.
Summary: Unit arrived packaged well in bubble wrap. But upon inspection, a bay had been removed from the back leaving a gap for dust to enter case. Worse there is a bay in the front that is totally bashed in. It's under the CD burner. There is no way this could be missed if you looked at the front of the case.
Pros: low cost, nice size hard drive for extra computer,processor good.
Summary: I had brought a complete desk top from Amazon before and it was like new. This tower was rough and it is very slow. The only reason I kept it is because it is a back up and it had microsoft office on it.