Averatec was considerate enough to include a few useful features on the otherwise spare exterior of the D1133, although they're difficult to locate. We're always glad to see hard controls for display power, brightness, and volume on an all-in-one, but we wish Averatec hadn't obscured them under a ledge of plastic sticking out from the D1133's base unit.
The D1133 does have a few uncommon ports for a low-cost all-in-one. We've seen $1,000 all-in-ones that lack DVI and eSATA outputs, so Averatec deserves credit for its connectivity options. If you buy this system with the intention of connecting it to an external display however, we respectfully suggest you abdicate your technology-purchasing decisions to someone with more sense. The standard collection of USB 2.0 and headphone and microphone jacks outlines the rest of the input/output choices.
|Averatec D1133 All-In-One|
|Raw (annual kWh)||101.49336|
|Annual operating cost (@$0.1135/kWh)||$11.52|
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Averatec is also to be commended for the power efficiency of its little D1133 All-in-One. Given its low-wattage CPU, we'd expect the D1133 to draw power sparingly. Consuming less power than the slower Lenovo C300 is a more impressive feat. None of these Nettops will really strain your annual power bill, but even among low-power PCs, it's interesting to see Averatec demonstrate that there's still room for its competitors to improve.
Averatec's parent company, Tri-Gem, backs the D1133 All-in-One with one year of parts-and-labor coverage, in keeping with the industry standard. Its phone based support is a toll call, and is only open on Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST. Online support for technical issues is basically nonexistent.
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Windows XP Home SP3; 1.6Ghz Intel Atom N270; 1GB DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB (shared) Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics chip; 80GB, 5,400rpm Seagate hard drive
Averatec D1133 All-In-One
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32-bit); 1.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 3250e; 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 512MB ATI Radeon HD 3200; 250GB 5,400 rpm Samsung hard drive
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1GB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB (shared) Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics chip; 160GB 5,400 rpm Western Digital hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB (shared) Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics chip; 640GB 7,200rpm hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Atom 330; 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350; 640GB 5,400 rpm Western Digital hard drive