What You Get For $680

These days, there are lots of adequate PCs for ~$100 but if you have a need for CPU-power, like gamers or video-editors, you probably want to spend a little more.“Pros:
Meets all my needs for my video games. I am able to play all my games on high and very high. This is my first time purchasing my own computer and this was the right choice.
Cons:
My computer had multiple issues on detecting my USB wireless adapter. My computer would see the USB inserted, but still wouldn’t allow me to connect to the internet. Worked on this for several hours and purchased a new USB wireless adapter, it still failed a couple more times and now it seems to be working fine.
In addition, it keeps asking me to activate Windows when it’s already activated. I just ignore it and close it, starting to get annoying though.
Furthermore, the Fan isn’t TOO loud to the point of hearing it across the room. It’s as quiet as those mini pocket toy fans that you would use on a hot day at the beach.”
Think you own that shiny new hair-drying PC that runs that other OS? No you don’t. It owns you, nagging you about “activation”working for $0 for M$, charging full price for buggy software, etc. Just read the comment in the feedback on NewEgg.

Think that if games become more available for GNU/Linux that such users would gladly pay less for their PC? Think that users hate being bugged to send more money to M$? Think that users want software that works? Wintel is a house of cards and that one card holding up the stack is rattling. Consumers are finally getting choices and taking them by the millions.

Here’s a choice many have made, a ChromeBox.
Here’s what one verified owner wrote:
“Pros: It’s fast, focused and is perfect as an internet-only device or for web application developer. I’m a node.js developer and use c9.io on this device for all my development. It works flawlessly. Especially with the 16gb RAM upgrade I gave it.
Cons: I wish the location of the sd card port and usb ports was revamped. This device would be best with power port located in a different place given the sd port location.”

That’s it folks, trouble-free computing for â…“ the price. Yes, you can have 3 trouble-free systems for the price of that one gaming PC with M$’s OS… and it’s all thanks to GNU/Linux.

Oh, think I’m taking a few quotes out of context? The mean “number of eggs” for the ChromeBox with verified owners was 4.55 eggs. For that gaming box? 3.93 eggs with a long tail of disgruntled owners… Misquoting Dirty Harry, “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

See Single review: CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2175 Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-8100 (2.8GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Windows 8.1 64-bit.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to What You Get For $680

  1. dougman says:

    Total War: Rome II is being ported and soon to be available on SteamOS.

  2. satrain18 wrote, “You ARE a Linux fanboy”

    Thank you.

  3. satrain18 says:

    Can it run Total War: Rome II? No, and it’ll NEVER will.

    P.S.
    You ARE a Linux fanboy.

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