Summary: The unit would only operate about an hour before rebooting. I sent it back for a refund. The hard drive was very noisy. The keyboard and mouse, that shipped with the unit, were very low quality. Given the above experience combined with the observed low product quality and poor quality control of the refurbishment, I can not recommend this product.
Good after MS support fixed the "non-genuine" Windows 7 Pro Install
Craig H., Newegg
18 July 2014
Pros: Good cheap basic i3 system definately worth the low refurb price especially considering the 3 yr warranty from AST.
Cons: - Windows 7 Pro wasn't out of the box a genuine copy. Had to deal with Microsoft support to get this box thinking it was genuine - The MS process with the chat and taking control of your PC went very smooth compared to previous support for the same issue a few years back.
Summary: Mine came with a VGA port not the DVI port as pictured. It also doesn't come with a displayport adapter, so you will have to buy it separately. My biggest problem with this machine is that the hard drive operation is extremely loud. If anyone has any ideas how to lower the noise that will be extremely helpful.
Summary: I waited some to post my review to see if any bugs would show up. All I can say is, this is an excellent Desktop. An I7 for under $600, at first I thought it was a typo. I use it for my publishing, work and some gaming, all at the same time and I have no lag. Thumbs up !!