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Excellent for the price paid and the form factor
on December 8, 2013
My 13 years old son loves this little desktop. It runs very quietly, has a very small footprint, 6 USB ports (2 being USB 3.0) and it comes with a 1TB disk, and the G3220 does a good job at running apps quickly (it is almost an i3 3rd Gen without the hyperthreading). The keyboard and mouse that came with it do the job.
As it is small, I don't expect to put much more in it. There is no space I could see for a 2nd HD. I have bumped the memory to 16GB (2 slots only so 2 x 8GB) and the H530s recognized as 1600MHz the 1600MHz UDIMM DDR3 PC3.12800 ram I installed instantly.
The next and last step is to put a better graphics card. The PSU and space will limit the choice. I ordered a HD7750 (the 7770 is nicer for little more but it requires more Watts). I will post back once I receive it and install it.
The integrated wireless works very well. I did not try the CD/DVD burner but I doubt it will surprise me.
For $258 (1 day special at Frys) + $100 of RAM (less when I sell the 4 GB that came with it) + $80 for the Graphics card (from Amazon), I cannot complain at all.