"Great Value - especially after checkout partner rebate"4.0 starson by pdxjules
Pros: Worked out of the box. Beats Mac by: price, being HDTV already, larger screen, and expandable. Station Guide in the Media Center sizzles, and the remote is better than avarage.
Cons: Sound is a bit flat - thankfully its easy to plug in your existing speaker system. The shiny case scratches easily.
Summary: Today I checked and one could still get the under $700 price I paid ( and $1.99 Shipping ) when I clicked thru a bargain banner at: http://www.myspace.com/pdxjules
Lowest deal I found was at TD - even lower by using eBillMe - just print their $50 Rebate Form for the $50 incentive. Also select a free anti-virus program before Checkout. (Next time you return you can try Paypal for another discount )
Excellent packaging, and one person can lift it. Easy Tracking and UPS delivery was on schedule even during a winter storm. ebillme staff were friendly.
A screaming deal overall.... half price from what several Retailers had on their shelves this month. Glad I went for it.
If you prefer the Sony - I saw discounts at TD. I reccomend entering the site using a Bargains Banner link,
and Search: All in 1 PC - to compare sizes, prices and features. (I would not opt for a smaller screen, btw)
The Averatec has plugs for sub-woofer as well as regular speakers and headphones. Tested streaming and DVD movies -both were far better on this screen than my friends new 15.4" Notebook. Screen is also adjustable for viewing angles and heights.