Date Joined: 02/01/05
Pros: Very fast for normal tasks: Web, basic gaming, virtualization, etc
Cons: Does not have a dedicated GPU
Overall Review: I am migrating from an old celeron based nuc. This one runs all my stuff extremely well. I was able to pass all my Crucial DDR4 memory (32GB) to this one and also the SSD. Linux Mint 19 with its latest updates is running quite well. I suggest to increase the video memory to the max values at the BIOS and stop secured boot.
Pros: Low energy
Good speed for many apps
Using 32GB memory while specs say this machine can maximum support 8
Cons: for the money and the goals I have for this nuc... no cons
Overall Review: I purchased another NUC model before this one and I had to return it. However, in this case, this one is working very well. It took me some time to install Linux Mint 18.3 XFCE edition and so far this machine is performing quite well. I can inclusive watch TV with my old USB TV tunner (but I had to set the video card shared memory to max settings). If you need a cheap PC to use for normal tasks like web browsing, git repo, samba share, basic http server, etc then this is your answer.
Note: I just notice I can not use Bluetooth or Wifi within Linux Mint 18. This is not a problem for me at present but I hope Intel or the Linux community will provide their respective drivers.
ADD INFO: I just installed the latest version of Lubuntu (18.04) and I got Bluetooth Wifi, and this little box is running pretty well for its goals: git repo, metv, web browing, etc etc
Update: I installed the next memory on this nuc:
and my nuc recognizes it with no problems. Even Intel specs says thie nuc is Max 8gb. But this memory is working quite well giving 16gb to my nuc.
UPDATE: Upgraded this machine to 32Gb mem using two 16 GB Crucial Memory modules. Having a lot of fun with it.
Pros: Linux Compatible
Cons: - Few ports
- This is the first laptop I got where network connections need to use a fixed ip address at network ports
Overall Review: Finally I got this machine to work as I basically wanted. I had to use an option called nomodeset for the installation of Linux Mint 19 and install the correct driver. Now I have Windows/Linux Mint 19 on dual boot.
I still feel uncomfortable with the battery's motherboard connector. My old Asus laptop is far more reliable respect of the change of the battery. So, if this FX705GM laptop needs the battery to be changed it is very important to be deeply careful because the pins used at the FX705GM motherboard's battery connector are very very delicate and easy to bent.
Note: I am giving my review after I upgraded my laptop replacing both internal drives with ssd Western Digital ones and added 16GB Crucial memory.
Pros: Super compatible and fast enough
Overall Review: Working very well! It proved to be super compatible. More compatible than so many other memory modules. I have an intel NUC BOXNUC7CJYH1 that is very picky with memory and it seems that this Crucial memory is quite compatible with my NUC which recognizes and boots with this memory with no problems at all (other brands fail miserably according to the Intel site). In fact, Intel itself says that this nuc is 8Gb max but this memory made my Nuc to use 16gb. I am so happy with this memory. I might purchase another.
Pros: - 4k (or nearly that)
- Easy of use
Cons: - At the time of this review: 1500 bucks? that's a lot
Overall Review: I got this projector few weeks ago. Its installation was easy. However, the default color settings need to be adjusted to your taste. I had to change the respective color intensities to avoid moire effect and increase the brightness. Some movies might seen darker than others but this could be the tech used to record them also. I remember getting pictures with a normal non digital camera and a digital one having the latter taking darker pictures. I noticed some flickering on scenes with high movement but this could also be the player that sets the projector at 24hz. vertical. Overall I like this projector a lot but be ready to do some homework to tune up it to your own taste. I was able to use 4k at 30hz and according to the player at 60hz, too. Also, get a certified 4k cable.
Pros: Good amplifier and converter from unbalanced to balanced. Easy to use. Helps my yamaha 15" sub to get a strong signal to work with
Cons: It seems introduces some low level of noisy
Pros: excellent memory
Cons: price. I believe it should be cheaper
Pros: small profile, low power consumption
Cons: not well made
Overall Review: I couldn't keep this machine continuously working without freezing. Moreover, It was very disappointing for me that after owning so many PCs my first Intel gives me a great headache. The network port stopped working and under Linux freezes too much. My PC never has these problems.
Pros: We use this kind of graphics card at my job ant they are great. However, the problem I need to mention is that the 50% discount is only for business. I went to the AMD site and couldn't get approved.
Cons: fast, 8GB mem, 4k support, good for gaming.. etc
Pros: Speed, low weight, lot's of memory
Cons: VGA port and HDMI only...
NewEgg posting do not mention this... I FEEL they avoided posting this information on purpose. If I new this I wouldn't buy,
Overall Review: If you are planning to have a laptop that could take advantage of 4GB video memory look somewhere else. This machine maximum supports HDMI and VGA. ASus designers.. are you kidding me? there are HDMI to VGA converters? Why instead you did not placed an additional DP port if the video card supports it natively?
Pros: sound quality of Pioneer products is usually very good
Cons: I own a previous model the 1121-k that because of a Firmware update failure it is not working anymore. Unless I take it to a repair shop there is no way to correct this situation -A problem solved by other brands like Yamaha-. I read the manual of this unit and it is still not clear how to do a good firmware update if a previous one failed for whatever reason. This repair could easily cost you $100 if you are out of warranty.. Since I applied the firmware upgrade from the Pioneer website for my 1121k model and my recveiver is not working anymore... then I want to warn you to be careful that this could happen to you.
Pros: 64bit, great management for newer devices, faster than 7, includes antivirus,
Cons: the interface is horrible on big screens. Here I like to do multitasking instead of having to be confined to full screen while watching, for example, a pdf document. Some tools like the backup have problems and the OS is not clear about what solutions we could use. Additionally, I do not like to be cleaning a 27 inch display after touching the screen too many times. It bothers to see videos, pictures etc. I believe that for PC based home entertainment touching a screen is more a problem than a solution (need cleaning kit, right?).
Overall Review: Hope that with windows 8.1 microsoft will understand that sometimes it is not good to have only one kind of "answer" for every PC or windows tablet. On big screens, multitasking is very important. I would hate to damage a big touch screen for cleaning it too many times.
Pros: Great for gaming -runs civ 5 smoothly-, very fast, works well under Linux.
Cons: a) After several months using it I tried the mini display port using a miniDP to HDMI connection. I can't get sound through my monitor's speakers and windows is not showing a disabled option to enable this feature.
b) Kind of expensive.
Pros: I have been very pleased with the temps with this cooler. My CPU arrives max 42C at heavy loads!
Pros: I have been able to play old and some times impossible to read by other readers DVDs.
Cons: Bundled software is kind of old. I wish I could find where can I download the lg burner software.
Pros: So far, it has been a great experience using this PS. I am powering a i7-3770k, GA-z77x-up4 mobo, 16 gb ram, blue ray burner, GA R-7870C 2gb Graphics card, 3 Gb hard drive, and other things...
Cons: a little bit expensive!
Pros: very fast and compatibe
Cons: should be cheaper!
Overall Review: It is working very well with my new gigabyte z77x-up4 motherboard. It just needed some small adjustment in BIOS to get all its speed to work.
Pros: Great speed, multi-core processor, integrated memory controller, ready for overclocking...
Cons: HD 4000...
Overall Review: "i7-3770k: i WISHED NOT to have TO PAY FOR HD4000". I like this processor a lot. However, I seriously consider the integrated HD4000 a waste of money and I wish there could be a version of this processor (for LGA 1155) without that integrated graphics card. At the end I ended buying an AMD Gigabyte HD 7870 to satisfy my graphics necessities. Besides this, all is going fine for me!
Pros: A lot of space, great ventilation, ready for water cooling kits as the Crosair H50. great USB 3.0 ports -compatible with my gigabyte mobo- looks and feels strong, external SATA port, very silent fans, great price, good cable management. 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 5 1/4 drive bays.
Cons: The doors are a little bit hard to take out. I was able to pass most cables excepting the motherboard's power one. Hard drives are a little bit hard to install.
Overall Review: For the price, this was a very good deal without rebates!!
Pros: It has been a great experience to install this motherboard. Thunderbolt, usb3, good installation instructions. My CPU is running quite well excepting for one thing that I will mention in the CONS section...
Cons: Windows 8 frequently starts with the clock giving incorrect time. I suspect there is a CMOS battery problem but, well, who knows until I get this battery. The manual does not says anything about the battery model that I must use. Well, some error. Is there any specific driver I need to install that could arrange this "clock" problem? Any ideas?
Pros: This memory worked very well on my Lowrance 250c GPS. Now I got lots of space for mp3 stuff. I believe my gps become faster.
Cons: none yet.
Overall Review: if my gps is compatible with SD memoroy formatted with FAT32, could my unit accept the 8gb ones?