Buying this Samba small desktop system is an affordable way to get into computing.
An Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz processor and 256 MB RAM provide power and performance. Add your own hard drive for storage of an Operating System, critical data, pictures, music, and other files. Access CD media on the CD-ROM drive and access floppy media on the 1.44 MB floppy drive.
Key features include video, audio and Ethernet and with front and rear I/O ports it's simple to add a multitude of devices! Order today!
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I am thinking of buying this system
from Livonia MI
About Me Avid Gamer, It Tech, Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy
Comments about First International Samba Pentium 4 2.4GHz 256MB No HDD CD FDD No Operating System:
I wanted a system that i can use as a small server and i found this system this is a awsome system i am running windows 2000 server i am running virtual pc on my desktop and laptop with xp pro sp3 and i am using this system as a domain controller works very good.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Video issues and died soon
By Jim the Runner
from San Jose, CA
About Me IT Pro, Tech Savvy
Bought two of these from geeks.com about 1 year ago... One of the two stopped working after about 4 months of light use.One the plus side, they're VERY quiet, very low power (40watt idle) and compact, but HEAVY (thick metal case). Now for the cons...The on-board Intel graphics has all kinds of issues... Some LCDs looked horrible driven by the VGA, while others were fine. DVI fixed this problem, EXCEPT it wouldn't output a resolution over 1280x1024, while over VGA it goes up to 1600x900 without trouble.Even worse, I run Linux, and while RHEL5.x works just fine, the Intel drivers (KMS) included with the more recent RHEL6.x will only work for a few minutes before corrupting the display and requiring rebooting the whole system. The system wouldn't power-on with an external PCI video card in-place, so you're stuck living with these video bugs.If you need dozens of low-end computers for an office or similar, as cheap as these are, I'd still recommend buying a couple of these to test out first, and if you can handle the video issues, and buy extras for reliability issues, and source some cheap additional DDR memory, these might work well enough. BUT if you're looking for a personal machine, or other one-off purchase, I'd go elsewhere, as the hassle sure isn't worth it for a small number of units.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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These make great Linux boxes!
from Joplin, MO
About Me Tech Pro
I've used a number of these units as router/firewall boxes running primarily pfsense. These also make nice little file servers for backup or home use. I'll probably try some other Linux uses as well.I've only had one unit die, and that was the power supply that probably took a hit. At this pricing, it was cheaper to replace the whole unit than find a replacement supply.