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HP Mini-PC (i3-6100T, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Win10) $199.99 + $5 ship 'Grade A' refurb @ Newegg

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Also have 'Grade B+' for $159.99 + $5 ship.


These sound pretty functional for the money for browser/office boxes, but be aware that a Spectre exploit was found "in the wild" recently, and these may be vulnerable. (Basically, anything Intel before 10th-Gen is.)
 
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mxnerd

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Much better than brand new mini-pc from China that uses emmc.

No wired gigabit though. Can be easily solved by adding USB 3.0 gigabit adapter.
 

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No wired gigabit though. Can be easily solved by adding USB 3.0 gigabit adapter.
That's what I couldn't figure out. I didn't see any listing in the specs for wired LAN. Do you think that they actually excluded that?
 

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That's what I couldn't figure out. I didn't see any listing in the specs for wired LAN. Do you think that they actually excluded that?
Not sure. Maybe it does include a wired port? Probably need exact model name or contact Newegg.


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OK. from the description of Tigerdirect . It looks good.

Networking
Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 1.1 x1
Ethernet Controller: Realtek RTL8111HSH-CG
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless NIC: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11ac
Remote Management Protocol: SNMP 2
Features: Wake on LAN (WoL), ACPI support, PXE support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3i, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3az, Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11ac
 
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Regarding spectre problem; Don't most manufacturers have bios updates to prevent the virus?
 

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I received my two 'Grade B' refurb units, they came configured as advertised, i3-6100T, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, as far as I noticed.

They were reasonably snappy. I'm not 100% sure how they stack up to my G6400 Pentium Gold 10th-Gen @ 4.0Ghz 2C/4T CPU in my HP Slim Desktop, but both being 2C/4T, they're probably in the ball-park.

I didn't notice any egregious cosmetic details that would make them 'Grade B' in my mind. They did come with Activated Win10 Pro on them.

All in all, I'm pretty happy, seems like a decent value. Haven't investigated the Spectre issues yet, or the current BIOS revision of these.

Edit: Oh, and to answer the lingering question, YES, they do include a wired gigabit ethernet port on them.

Edit: They came with Windows 10 Pro 20H2 64-bit pre-installed on them, so they're recent refurbs, or recently updated with a system image. It was nice not having to do a complete Win10 upgrade out of the box, and only a few updates.
 

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