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Vizio All-in-One Desktop (Refurbished): i3-3110M 2.4GHz CPU, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 27" (1920x1080) LED, Windows 7 EXPIRED

cashville619 400 August 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM in Computers (2) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 08-18-2013 at 01:31 PM View Original Post
shopdivvy via EBay has Vizio All-in-One Desktop CA27-A0 (Refurbished) on sale for $424.99 with free shipping. Thanks cashville619

Specs:
  • Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • 27" LED (1920x1080) w/ 1.3mp Webcam
  • Intel HD 4000
    • 4x USB 3.0
    • 2x HDMI
  • WiFi N + Bluetooth
  • Windows 7 Home Premium

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Edited August 18, 2013 at 01:00 PM by yuugotserved
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Refurbished / 90 day warranty / Vizio factory sealed box with Vizio warranty. Authorized Vizio distributor.

SPECS:
Configuration: CA27-A0
Operating System: Windows® 7 Home Premium
Display (Viewable): 27" Full HD 1080p
(1920 x 1080p)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3
Processor Type: Dual Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 1 TB*
Onboard Graphics: Intel® HD 4000
WiFi: 802.11n Dual-Band
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In Camera: 1.3 MegaPixels
(Up to 720p)
Built-In Microphone: Yes
USB 3.0 Ports: 4
3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Port: 1
HDMI Input: 2
Gigabit Ethernet: 1
eSATA: 1
SD Card Reader: Yes
Kensington Lock: Yes
Speakers: 2 x 2.5W
Subwoofer: 6W

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#136
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I really like it so far! Definitely getting rid of the trackpad laugh out loud Keyboard isn't too bad however. Also very impressed by the packaging. Looks brand new. Very nicely done.

No dead pixels, great condition. Only complaint right this second....the screen wobbles a bit while I type. laugh out loud Wish there was a way to lock it as I can tell this is going to annoy me fast...

EDIT: I had no idea Core i3s were quad-core too. Nice.
My monitor is stable even when I game on the computer (dota2 runs smooth on low-medium settings, pretty much the only PC game I play).

Keyboard isn't too bad at all. Now I got used to it, I am typing as fast as if I was on my old laptop.

I just read about i3-3110M. It's a dual core in architecture, but with Hypertrading each core runs dual threads in parallel, making both cores run quad threads. Utilization at its best.
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#137
Experiencing slight lag after it went to sleep...and the keyboard input seems to lag a bit too.

Thinking about whether or not I want to put an SSD in this. Currently has this in it...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822152291
...which I initially though had a 32GB SSD. It does not (The A1, A2, etc. models have it..just not the A0). Way too slow for me. There is no reason to put a 5400RPM drive in here except to cut costs. We are not trying to save power here, as it's not a laptop. Similar complaints from other power users on NewEgg that this drive is slow (once you're used to SSDs using regular hard drives makes everything seem a lot slower),.


Thinking of how I want to deal with this. I can re-purpose a a 120GB SSD I have or buy a hybrid 1TB + 32GB SSD drive. Decisions...


All I know is that it's the largest limiting factor. I put a 80GB SSD in an old Core 2 Duro laptop and I use the thing daily now because it's just ridiculously fast.


I'll try gaming in a bit. Definitely think this was absolutely worth the price.
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#138
Guys I have a problem with the keyboard. I play RO and that game's hotkeys are fkeys but for some reason, if I press the fkeys what it does is the designated tools to it. Example if I press F7, it mutes, and I'm already in the game when I press.
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Guys I have a problem with the keyboard. I play RO and that game's hotkeys are fkeys but for some reason, if I press the fkeys what it does is the designated tools to it. Example if I press F7, it mutes, and I'm already in the game when I press.
NVM I figured it out, there is a feature where you can keep the function(feature) ON so you don't have to keep pressing it to use the Fkey Functions. I just had to turn it off.
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I really like it so far! Definitely getting rid of the trackpad laugh out loud Keyboard isn't too bad however. Also very impressed by the packaging. Looks brand new. Very nicely done.

No dead pixels, great condition. Only complaint right this second....the screen wobbles a bit while I type. laugh out loud Wish there was a way to lock it as I can tell this is going to annoy me fast...

EDIT: I had no idea Core i3s were quad-core too. Nice.
Unless mine is different this is just a dual core CPU with hyperthreading. Windows 'thinks' there are 4 cores.
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Ranting Getting OSX running on this has been tough. I'm about 70% of the way there. Right now I am still trying to figure out why I can't get the bootloader to run on it's own (I have to use a flash drive to get it to boot), and the display is wonky on first boot (I just have to change the resolution once in display and then it's fine). Lastly, Wifi doesn't work (but bluetooth does..go figure..). Ethernet works, so that's fine for now.

Everything else I've got working. Just need to fix a few things.
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Unless mine is different this is just a dual core CPU with hyperthreading. Windows 'thinks' there are 4 cores.
Yeah zaxNeyda was right. I would have been impressed if it was quad-core though. Big Grin
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#143
After using this PC for 2 days now, I think it's pretty good for how much we paid for it. I'm amazed at the speed of it considered how small the base of it is(where all the hardware are), It's not even much bigger than of a tablet. I'm definitely keeping it. I'm still not used to the size of the screen. After two days of using it then coming back to my 11" laptop was hopeless, it's like looking at the screen of my phone, and when I'm on the phone, it's like it shrunk half it's size than I remember o.O

Anyways overall I think it's good, but I definitely think it needs to be faster.
If you guys have done something to upgrade it please let us know Smilie post your upgrades below and how you did it. Or what you think should be done to it to make it faster. Smilie
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I want to upgrade the RAM to 8 GB and I need help. I have searched everywhere but have not seen any instructions or any youtube videos. if any one of you has upgraded the RAM, can you please share. I removed the 2 screws but did not see the RAM. I didnt want to mess it up. Is it very difficult? any dos/donts. Any help would be appreciated........
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I want to upgrade the RAM to 8 GB and I need help. I have searched everywhere but have not seen any instructions or any youtube videos. if any one of you has upgraded the RAM, can you please share. I removed the 2 screws but did not see the RAM. I didnt want to mess it up. Is it very difficult? any dos/donts. Any help would be appreciated........
I took mine apart...You will need a Torx T8 and T15 if I remember. The first cover you took off will show the two big silver screws, which are the torx T15 screws. You will need to remove those to remove the display from the base unit. I recommend setting the display flat down on a towel (or use the black cover that came in the box..I did that), slowly remove the display cables off FIRST (gently pull on the black tabs on them. They should come out with a relatively small amount of force), then only remove the two giant torx screws and thread them through slowly and carefully..you screw those cables up, you screw up the monitor. Once you have the base separate from the arm and the monitor, proceed to remove the rest of the screws from the base. The 3 in the middle are different so make sure you keep them separate.


Once all the screws are removed (or to the best of your ability) the cover should come off with no force. If there is ANY force at all, you missed a screw or need to loosen one you left in more. Once it comes off, you'll see the SODIMM RAM slots at the bottom, one filled with a 4GB and another empty one.




If you want to wait for something more detailed, I can probably take pics and a more detailed write up sometime tomorrow.

For anyone thinking of dual booting OSX with this...I don't recommend it. laugh out loud I took away most of my weekend reinstalling OSX like 10 times. Finally have it where I want, with two minor issues (probably just drivers)l, but other than that it's a nice looking Windows 8 + Mountain Lion setup. Big Grin
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Thank you my friend. I really appreciate your time. I will try this in the weekend and will let you know. Also i want to know if I can install 16GB RAM. I know it says that you can upgrade to 8 GB but I think you can upgrade to 16GB. I have 2 8GB SODIMMs. I plan to install these. My Toshiba laptop also said that you could only upgrade to 8GB but I could install 16GB. I will let you know if I have any issues.
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Thank you my friend. I really appreciate your time. I will try this in the weekend and will let you know. Also i want to know if I can install 16GB RAM. I know it says that you can upgrade to 8 GB but I think you can upgrade to 16GB. I have 2 8GB SODIMMs. I plan to install these. My Toshiba laptop also said that you could only upgrade to 8GB but I could install 16GB. I will let you know if I have any issues.
The max is still 8GB (4GB per DIMM slot) for the vizio but give it a shot and let me know.
http://www.crucial.com/store/List...One%20CA27
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#148
Just upgraded RAM. Additional 4GB stick was about $25.

Simple. Nicest Hackintosh I've ever had.
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Just upgraded RAM. Additional 4GB stick was about $25.

Simple. Nicest Hackintosh I've ever had.

Hi dzap,
I finally installed the 4GB RAM so now at 8GB. I tried the 16 GB RAM but it did NOT work. I guess I need to have the right 16GB RAM for this motherboard or may be the motherboard only accepts 8GB as max memory. also, there are so many variations of RAM, ECC, non-ECC and then 1600 MHz etc. I didnt spend a lot of time on this.

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I would love to install mac on this but I will need some help on this. I will PM you on this.
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#150
So I bought a mic since I think the built in mic's volume is too low, but I don't any microphone slot. o.O do you guys know if there is one?
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