Summary: Worked fine out of the box- Its a good deal considering the 'processor, RAM and 500 Gig hard drive. The case is heavy duty and full size- no recovery disc with it so one should create a back/ recovery up disc just in case .
Summary: I just received this desktop unit today. It came in big box with a new mouse, keyboard and power cord. The set up went very well. The Windows Software was authenticated. Make sure you copy down the Product Key to have on hand. This is a bare bones unit that you purchase and set up. There was an older version of Microsoft Security Essentials Anti Virus installed and I just updated it. It does take time for the unit to be updated with all the Microsoft updates.
Summary: This computer is great for the money. I knew buying it that it was refurbished (aka used before), but this computer was beautiful inside and out! It looked brand new! I had an old computer that died before I bought this one. They both had similar specs, so I opted with this model. My old computer used the same RAM, and had 2 gigs, so I was thinking I could throw those sticks in and have 4 gigs.
Pros: cheap- but not really for all these headaches.
Cons: SAVE YOUR $$$. Buy something better.I bought 2 of these to run linux on but they are very slow. 2. Bios issues and keep crashing. I installed Win 7 and Linux but still crashing. I I swiped out RAM, DVD but still some issues. system keeps crashing and booting up itself.