Foxconn NTA350-0H0W-B-A-NA AMD Hudson D1 1x204 Pin AMD Radeon HD 6310 Mini/Booksize Barebone System (Black)
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- CPU Type: AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core)
- North Bridge: AMD Hudson D1Memory slot: 1 x 204Pin Memory Type Supported: 4GB
- Serial ATA: 1 x SATA 3.0Gb/s
- Onboard Video: AMD Radeon HD 6310
- Front USB: 2 x USB 3.0, Rear USB : 4 x USB 2.0
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So far I'm very pleased with the NTA-3500. I'm happy to avoid paying the "Windows tax" because Ubuntu Linux offers everything I need for personal use or work.
I would rate NTA-3500 five stars, but it gets at least one star off (maybe should be two) for: 1) poor documentation, 2) lack of support for flashing the BIOS (not entirely Foxconn's fault, but they could do more to help their customers) and 3) shipping units with outdated BIOS containing some serious limitations. Google around, you will see many people struggling to bring up an OS on this thing. Most of the problems are for non-Windows scenarios. Configuring a bare bones PC and installing an OS is not for the faint of heart, and does require some technical knowledge.
Reviewers here and on newegg have pointed out that a BIOS update is pretty much mandatory, and that it's not easy to do. With my new 4gb RAM the PC wouldn't boot; fortunately, I had a compatible 2gb card from a MacBook Pro.
This should have been my first clue: pay more attention to advice from strangers with experience.
I tried to install Ubuntu Linux without doing the BIOS update, and that was a huge waste of time, as I couldn't consistently reboot from my various devices: USB thumb drive, USB CD, internal SATA HD. After the BIOS update I was able to boot readily from any device. Be aware, USB thumb drives (mine were Sandisk) may appear in the BIOS boot screen as both USB and UEFI devices. I only managed to boot consistently after flashing the BIOS and setting the boot order to: USB flash, UEFI USB, CD, then SATA HD.Read more ›
Since I didn't have an external CD-Rom drive to perform the installation, I used two USB flash drives, one with Windows 7 on it, and the other with the drivers from the CD. I made the mistake of initially attempting the installation using the two 3.0 USB ports on the front of the computer. If you do that, it will prompt you for drivers during the install and you will get stuck. Instead, use the 2.0 USB ports on the back of the computer and the installation will complete fine. At the end of the Windows 7 installation, you will need to install the drivers. Be sure to refer to the booklet provide which instructs you to install one particular driver first, followed by the others.
I don't yet have enough experience with it to comment on its performance, other than to say my initial impressions are positive. You might want to check out Newegg.com which has more feedback. People over there say the unit tends to run hot if subjected to heavy processing.
I have been using it now as my primary desktop at home for a few weeks and have been pretty happy with it. It is not really a great multi-tasking machine, but for single purpose tasks it is fine. I do streaming video to my Android tablet, and that works well, although transcoding at the desktop results in a heavy load on the processors.Read more ›
The first problem I had with this is the terrible documentation. There is no explanation how to remove the cover. While the 4 screws are obvious, I was very concerned I would break the plastic cover taking it off. Once the screws are removed the back is still firmly attached to the unit and must be pried off with a screw driver all the time thinking I was going to break it. Instructions might have helped. There are also no instructions on installing the hard drive or memory, but that was very easy to figure out once the box was open.
I loaded a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium on a 60 GB SSD with 4GB RAM. I then loaded the drivers from the maunfacturer and all the Microsoft and AMD patches. However, the nettop blue screens after a few minutes when playing back video. I have never experienced blue screen core dumps on Windows 7 before and thought they were a thing of the past.
Going to the Foxconn website is sheer agony. It is so SLOW. I struggled for hours to download their most recent drivers with limited success. It is difficult to determine which patch is which based on the horrible website. The worst part is the bios update. The website version is 6 versions newer than what was shipped, however I cannot figure out how to install it. It does not come with an install tool and does not run in Windows.
Foxconn reminds me of where the rest of the PC/motherboard industry was 10 years ago. Pretty pathetic considering the actual device seems like it might be a success if you could get the bios and drivers right.
Pretty much wasted an entire afternoon trying to make this work reliably. Failed.
Still blue screening.Read more ›
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It has been 3 years since my purchase and the system is running flawless. I did have to change out the hard drive once but that had nothing to do with the system. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rafael G.
I bought this used for 30 bucks plus 10 shipping.I don't think the seller realized what he had.I ran linux,windows 7 and xp on it flawlessly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by skipray
Very useful for my "Computer in a truck" project I was working on. Lots of power in a little package.Published 17 months ago by Ross Scott
I bought a lot of these. I had to place multiple bulk orders from several vendors to get all that I needed. And...I've had a good 30% failure rate on them, too. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tim Yocum
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I have used the Foxconn outfitted with the Intel processor for use as a server for my home surveillance system with excellent results. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by gsquare
This computer is fine if you are only searching the web with it, however once you try to place videos or do anything resource intensive, this unit immediately slows to a crawl. Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by meltingcube
I originally got this box to be an XBMC box. My original intention was to put Ubuntu on it and XBMC on top of that, but I was unable to getting the Catalyst drivers to do hardware... Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Daniel J. Givens
I was using this as my desktop computer for simple web surfing, document editing and watching movies. i loaded windows 7 and it works fine. Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by Jasper Baniqued