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Jetway HBJC231C98-525-BB

Jetway HBJC231C98-525-BB
alaScore 74

11 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Jetway HBJC231C98-525-BB. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and size, whereas there are some negative comments about the reliability. Views are divided on the price.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Jetway HBJC231C98-525-BB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Work great, while it lasted

 

Overall seemed like a great unit for the price, really nothing to complain about, it did the job well until....

It stopped working around August 2015. I suspect the power supply went. All my devices are on high quality power strips with battery, so I dont think line noise caused early demise. I wanted this as a unit to rely upon for backups for years ahead. I'll...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Junk

 

It's small

I'm using this as a media player running XBMC over linux. It crashes constantly. It's almost impossible to get through an encoded movie at 720p

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Junk

 

It's small

I'm using this as a media player running XBMC over linux. It crashes constantly. It's almost impossible to get through an encoded movie at 720p.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good little HTPC

 

Overall very satisfied with this mahine. I set it up with a 40GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. All I need is a blue ray rom yet.

I have had this for over a year now and just loaded it Windows 8 and it is still a great HTPC. I use this along with XBMC to stream movies from a file share. I like XBMC due to all the file formats it supports and the iPhone/Android remote apps. I...

I couldn't give it egg's due to some prolems with Netflix. This model Atom/ION GPU don't seem to play nice with Netflix. I think it due no support for hardware acceleration. If you want a HTPC with Netflix you may need to look at a newer Atom/HTPC...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

some issues from the start

 

Small and expanable

The 60mm fan inside has very bad reviews so I ordered some silenX replacements. Noone mentioned previously that the fans inside are VERY slim. They look to be about 3/8" thick and standard 60 mm fans will not fit inside here. Also, it is impossible to...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Jetway HBJC231C98-525-BB

 

This is the second one of these I have owned and both were terribly constructed, often requiring actual bending of the frame to get the screw holes to align properly. The fans on both of units failed within 30 days. When the fans did work the system...

Small and quiet.

Poor and inaccurate construction. Inadequate cooling system. Fans prone to quick failure. Poor manufacturer support during RMA process.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice XBMC Box

 

I replaced a multi-purpose home server (email, file, xbmc, etc.) with a few smaller uni-purpose boxes. I run Linux, so I usually have issues with niche hardware. I picked this box specifically because it didn't have integrated wifi (got burned on a...

Like others have mentioned, it runs a little hot and the external power brick looks a little cheaply made. I keep it out in the room rather than packed onto a media center shelf to avoid overheating.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome little PC . . . that died 15 months later

 

This little box ran flawlessly for 15 months as a HTPC and died over the weekend (6/16/2011). I added another factory cooling fan to assist in the keeping the unit a little cooler about a week after running it. Of course it died just outside the...

*Easy to setup *Price ($200 @ 3/2011) *Add RAM, HD, and DVD drive = GO!! *Plays 1080p easily (will the right codecs)

*1yr Warranty *Subpar cooling

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome Performance . . . that really didn't last

 

If buying this Barebones, make sure you get another fan setup and install in conjunction with the stock fan.

Ran 1080p video flawlessly after configuring the correct codec packs

Just died from a fried MB when the stock fan stopped.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does not run FreeBSD

 

Topping off the above OS compatibility issues, it started loosing VGA output signal randomly, and then got consistent as the system warmed up. It got so bad that it blanked out immediately - couldn't even see BIOS, do anything productive. Wasn't...

Small, low power, super quite, easy to configure hardware

Will not boot FreeBSD 8.2 - hangs during kernel probing hardware. Always hung at the same spot. Will not boot FreeBSD 9.0 - got a little further than 8.2, but fails to properly mount root at the last stage in bootup (classic indication of hardware...

Jun, 2012
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