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Foxconn nT-A3550

Foxconn nT-A3550
alaScore 83

11 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Foxconn nT-A3550. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the usability. Views are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Foxconn nT-A3550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Foxconn nT-A3550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Foxconn nT-A3550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Foxconn AMD E350 APU 1.6GHz/DDR3/USB3.0/A/V/GBE/PC Barebone System, Black (NT-A3550-0H0WBANA)Foxconn AMD E350 APU 1.6GHz/DDR3/USB3.0/A/V/GBE/PC Barebone System, Black (NT-A3550-0H0WBANA)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice little box

 

When I bought three years ago wanted HTPC for use with Silicon Dust Prime. Hard disk recently croaked so I will replace that and this will become my son's for light use. Overall it was a good buy and easily paid for itself by not having to rent a junk...

Small, low power, mounts for TV.

Runs hot.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice at first

 

Overall, I got a good year out of the unit. Was it worth the price? No. Would have rather just put money into something that would have lasted at least 2-3 years and played HD video consistently.

Great size, features, low noise level for the price. Makes a decent low end HTPC.

Does not consistently play HD content from a HomeRun Price tuner. Some channels fine, others not. After 1.5 years, fan starting emitting terrible sound. Bad bearing perhaps. Now, when turning on tv, often the screen is multicolored and unusable. Have...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Deal

 

Great Price. Still going strong.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works great for me.

 

I've been using this little beauty to run a full server for the past 8 months or so. It does conversion on the fly for all my 720p videos for Plex with no problem, abut 60% usage. Runs at a consistent 60deg Celsius but it doesn't appear to affect the...

Great price, very capable little machine. Fits in a small space.

Had to fiddle with drivers in Ubuntu. A lot. Also the USB3 slots still give USB2.0 speeds, but that's probably just because I got sick and tired of fiddling with the dang ol' drivers.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

weak wireless, not bad otherwise

 

Using Windows Vista 64 bit

It will play 'HD' netflix movies on a 21" monitor @ via DVI, but it cannot do the same via HDMI to an HD TV without stuttering. Need to reduce the screen resolution then it works reasonably ok (but some detail is lost). Pretty good as normal activities...

The wireless is unreliable for the 'n' speed but reliable for 'g' speed. The 'n' speed drops off occasionally even when the router is 20 feet away and on the same floor.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

POST Problems & Cheap Construction

 

The price is similar to other competing products, but this product is more cheaply constructed (cheap plastic). My biggest problem was that it didn't POST or bootup correctly. The power light was lit, but there was no monitor or keyboard (num lock...

Cheap, Small, Decent Hardware

Only posted on 1 out of 10 boot attempts Only 1 Memory Slot Cheap Construction

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Undecided, I like it.. BUT..

 

I really want to like this thing. But so far, it's been a pain, hopefully I can work out the kinks and when I do, I'll try to share them, if anyone has had similar issues and found fixes for them, please post them up here.

Size. Smaller than the Novel War and Peace. Cost. Dual Core, Full 1080 HDMI output, USB 3 support for less than $200? No brainer.

Numerous. Heat. This thing gets very warm. Could use a bit more vents cut into the case to help it breath a bit better. Linux/Ubuntu/Xbmc/Xbmcbuntu support is not ready for primetime. Could not load openELEC at all. Loaded Xbmcbunu and I kept getting...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hotter than Hell

 

I decided to cut slots into the top of the case above the APU fan for ventilation with a Dremel and dropped temps down to 40- 60 degrees Celsius.

This thing is TINY! I am using it as a HTPC in my living room and you can barely notice it setting under the TV. Great audio/video for a device that is so small. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 4gb of RAM. Every thing runs smoothly.

Only things that run slow are Youtube and Windows Update. As others have said, this thing runs HOT! From running Speedfan, I got temps of over 80 degrees Celsius just by installing updates from Windows Update.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for XBMC

 

Great, compact machine for XBMC. Will play videos in 1080p and 720p. I couldn't get the latest XBMCbuntu 12 RC3 to work, as the video was choppy. However, I had an old copy of xbmc-10.0-live-amd.iso which worked great.

Had to buy a remote and memory separately, but really it's not a big deal.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

decent for light use

 

What I did: Installed 60GB SATA III SSD & 8GB 1333 DDR3 (although Newegg states 4GB max, Foxconnchannel states 8GB, both agree 1066 but 1333 works fine) Updated BIOS from P08 to P10 (download from Foxconnsupport) with FreeDOS on USB flash drive In BIOS...

size easy to install RAM & hard drive

documentation drivers on mini-cd, need a tray loading drive to access lacks bluetooth

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Chassis Type:Net-top
Colour of product:Black
On/off switch: Yes
Product Type:Mini PC barebone

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6310M
Graphics adapter family:AMD
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Memory

Maximum internal memory:8
Supported memory clock speeds:1066
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM

Motherboard

Compatible processor series:AMD E
Motherboard chipset:AMD A45 FCH
Number of Processors Supported:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):190 x 135 x 24
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:1
Processor system buses supported:1600

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Compatible processor series:AMD E
L2 Cache:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A45 FCH
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:AMD
Processor lithography:40
Processor Model:E-350

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA II
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5