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For the Price, there is nothing better...
on June 26, 2014
Performance wise, this computer stands up really well. The processor in this is extremely solid for those on a budget.
Some things that stand out to me:
- 4th Generation Intel Pentium (Haswell) processor (Released in Q2 of 2014)
- One 4GB stick of RAM (better than 2X2 GB, because you can easily upgrade to 8GB)
- On board WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI along with 6 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports (you just don't see that for this price)
In the short time I have had this computer, I have been thoroughly impressed. I use it as a Home Theater PC and I have not been disappointed. It is small and sleek looking so it doesn't look out of place below the TV. It runs very quiet and cool (even during downloading and video playback, the fan doesn't pick up at all!). And I am not concerned about leaving it on all the time because it is very energy efficient.
This isn't going to blow your socks off. But it is not meant to. For this price ($250 whenever I bought) it is hands down THE best computer there is.
Bottom line: If you need a computer for every day tasks such as web browsing, email, media playback, Microsoft Office work, and even light gaming, this is the computer for you. It will fly through these tasks without a hiccup. And with on-board WiFi and bluetooth, there are even fewer cables.
Now if you are looking for a top of the line gaming PC, obviously this isn't for you...