Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo Pa2666

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The SCALEO Pa 2533 combines striking multimedia with powerful performance - and all that at an attractive price point. Equipped with great AMD process...

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Review of "Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo Pa2666"

published 13/06/2008 | dwmusic
Member since : 13/06/2008
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"AVOID this machine"

Since I wrote the review below, the retailer john Lewis gave me a full refund, almost 2 years after I bought it. I can only speak in the highest terms of the retailer, but the manufacturers are rubbish.

Original review:
• 10p a minute for so-called 'free' technical support
• contradictory advice given, depending upon whom one talks to
• the machine instantly becomes unusable if you turn it off in the first 20 minutes of operation
• no warning on the box that this will happen
• no recovery or system disks provided with the computer
• an exorbitant 36.50 Euros to buy the recovery disks with a 4 day standard waiting time for delivery
• recovery disks can be sent only to America, according to the website
• the computer will not run Windows XP, the only known reliable version of Windows in current use
• I was more than once by tech support told the computer will run XP when clearly it will not, because Fujitsu-Siemens make the hardware to run only on Vista
• available drivers and firmware updates have no installation
• Firewire drive hangs when folder containing audio files is "opened" and computer won't shut down
• BIOS update 3.04 does not take past v 2.59 and chipset & audio updates bluescreened on restart, also machine would not shut down
• Computer won't shut down because of AppBar bullet, or MSN messenger running
• machine blue screened when MIDI interface unplugged
Wireless adapter stops working if you put extra RAM in
• when the machine eventually stopped working altogether, and would not start up, the manufacturer returned it to the wrong address, the machine was in pieces, and bent out of shape, including twisted drive bays; it took them 6 weeks to *service*, but after that I had had enough and the retailer returned my money.

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Product Information : Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo Pa2666

Manufacturer's product description

The SCALEO Pa 2533 combines striking multimedia with powerful performance - and all that at an attractive price point. Equipped with great AMD processor technology, nice-class graphics by NVIDIA this impressive desktop PC assures good working conditions and advanced multimedia experience. Watch movies while editing photos or play your favorite game while downloading music, multi-tasking is a child's play. With compact, space-saving dimensions but great performance and fully packed with multimedia - the SCALEO Pa 2533 is the perfect PC for anyone.

Product Details

OS Provided / Type: Windows Vista Home Premium

Chassis / Form Factor: Tower

Hard Drive / Capacity: 500

Processor / Type: Intel AMD Phenom

Processor / Clock Speed: 2.3

RAM / Installed Size: 2048

System / Type: PC

Optical Storage / Type: DVD±RW Double Layer

Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens

Product Description: Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 1518 - Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - 1 GB - 500 GB, Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 2512 - Athlon 64 X2 4600+ - 2 GB - 500 GB, Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 2510 - Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - 1 GB - 500 GB, Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 2506-30P - Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2 GHz - 2 GB - 360 GB, Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 1516 - Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - 1 GB - 350 GB, Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 2533-23P - Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz - 2 GB - 500 GB, Fujitsu SCALEO Pa 2666 - Phenom X4 9600 2.3 GHz - 2 GB - 500 GB

Storage Controller: SATA ( SATA 3Gb/s ) ; IDE ( ATA-133 ), SATA ( SATA 1.5Gb/s ) ; IDE ( ATA-133 ), SATA ( SATA 3Gb/s ) ; IDE, SATA ; IDE

Hard Drive: 2 x 250 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, 2 x 250 GB, 1 x 360 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, 2 x 160 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, 1 x 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s

Form Factor: Mini tower, Tower, Micro tower

Type: PC

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty, 3 years warranty, 2 years warranty

Cache Per Processor: 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB ), 1 MB, 2 MB

Processor: 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ ( Dual-Core ), 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ ( Dual-Core ), 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ ( Dual-Core ), 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ / 2 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ / 2.6 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x AMD Phenom X4 9600 / 2.3 GHz ( Quad-Core )

Localisation: Norway, German

Weight: 10 kg, 12 kg, 12.5 kg

Dimensions (WxDxH): 18 cm x 49.6 cm x 37.4 cm, 19.1 cm x 45 cm x 37.5 cm, 20 cm x 43.5 cm x 37.3 cm

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition N

Networking: 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN

Audio Output: Integrated - 7.1 channel surround, Integrated, - 7.1 channel surround

Graphics Controller: PCIe x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE, PCIe x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE TurboCache supporting 512MB, ATI Radeon X1200 Shared Video Memory (UMA), PCIe x16 - ATI Radeon X1550 HyperMemory up to 512MB, PCIe x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS, PCIe x16 - ATI Radeon HD 3850

Card Reader: 11 in 1, Yes, 20 in 1

RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 533 MHz - PC2-4300, 2 GB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 533 MHz - PC2-4300, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM - 533 MHz - PC2-4300, 2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz - PC2-5300, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM

Cache Memory: 1 MB L2 Cache, L2 Cache, 2 MB L3 Cache

Processor Socket: Socket AM2

Optical Storage: DVD±RW (+R double layer), DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM, DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

Video Memory: 64 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ), AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

TV Tuner Type: Analogue TV

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards: EN 60950, EN 61000-3-2, IEC 60950, EN 61000-3-3, EN55024, WHQL, EN55022 Class B, EMC

Features: Administrator password, system password

Cables Included: HDMI-DVI adapter

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays: 2 (total) / 1 (free) x external 5.25" x 1/2H ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x external 3.5" x 1/3H ¦ 2 (total) / 0 (free) x internal 3.5" x 1/3H

Interfaces: 1 x DVI-I ¦ 1 x S-video output ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 ( 2 in front ) ¦ 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire ¦ Audio

Slots: 1 (total) / 0 (free) x CPU ¦ 4 (total) / 2 (free) x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x PCI ¦ 1 (total) / 0 (free) x PCIe x16 ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe x1

Networking

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Type: Integrated

Remote Management Protocol: DMI 2.0

Wireless LAN Supported: Yes

Mouse

Technology: Optical

Interface: USB

Features: Scroll

Connectivity: Wireless

Keyboard

Localization & Layout: Nordic

Interface: USB

Connectivity: Wireless

Input Device

Type: Mouse, keyboard

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround

Type: Integrated

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

Graphics Controller

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE, NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE TurboCache supporting 512MB, ATI Radeon X1200 Shared Video Memory (UMA), ATI Radeon X1550 HyperMemory up to 512MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS, ATI Radeon HD 3850

Max Allocated RAM Size: 256 MB, 512 MB

Video Memory: 64 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB

Interface Type: PCIe x16

Type: Plug-in card, Integrated

Video Interfaces: DVI, S-Video

Monitor

Monitor Type: None

Card Reader

Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Type: 11 in 1 card reader, Card reader, 20 in 1 card reader

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±RW)

Write Speed: 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD+R DL)

Read Speed: 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

Type: DVD±RW (+R double layer) - IDE, DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM, DVD±RW (+R double layer), DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

Cache Memory

Cache Per Processor: 1 MB ( 2 x 512 KB ), 1 MB, 2 MB

Installed Size: L2 Cache - 1 MB, L2 Cache, L3 Cache - 2 MB

General

Product Form Factor: Mini tower, Tower, Micro tower

Recommended Use: Home use

Type: PC

MPN: BAT:NOM-P7PXM7-001, BAT:NOM-P7EAS8-001, BAT:NOM-P7EAS7-001, CUZ:P-NOR-MULTI041, CCN:NOR-100589-001, MUI:NOR-100849-003, CUZ:P-GER-VARIO174

Localisation: Norway, German

Colour: Silver, anthracite

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year - pick-up and return, Limited warranty - 3 years - carry-in, Limited warranty - 3 years, Limited warranty - 2 years

Service & Support: 1 year warranty, 3 years warranty, 2 years warranty

Operating System / Software

Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader 7, Microsoft Works 8.5, Norman Virus Control (3 years), Nero 7 Essentials

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition N, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - German

Power

Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ), AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Provided: 350 Watt, 300 Watt

Device Type: Power supply

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 5 Watt

Processor / Chipset

Max CPU Qty: 1

CPU Qty: 1

64-bit Computing: Yes

Number of Cores: Dual-Core, Quad-Core

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ / 2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ / 2.6 GHz, AMD Phenom X4 9600 / 2.3 GHz

CPU Socket: Socket AM2

Front Side Bus: 1000 MHz

Chipset Type: AMD 690V, ATI Radeon Xpress 1150

L2 cache: 4 x 512 KB

Hard Drive

Interface Type: SATA 3Gb/s

Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm

Capacity: 2 x 250 GB, 1 x 360 GB, 2 x 160 GB, 1 x 500 GB

Type: HDD

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 10 kg, 12 kg, 12.5 kg

Height: 37.4 cm, 37.5 cm, 37.3 cm

Depth: 49.6 cm, 45 cm, 43.5 cm

Width: 18 cm, 19.1 cm, 20 cm

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 15 °C

Storage Controller (2nd)

Channel Qty: 1, 2, 4

Controller Interface Type: ATA-133

Type: 1 x IDE - integrated

Storage Controller

Controller Interface Type: SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 1.5Gb/s

Channel Qty: 4, 2

Type: 1 x SATA - integrated

RAM

Configuration Features: 2 x 512 MB, 2 x 1 GB

Form Factor: DIMM 240-pin

Memory Specification Compliance: PC2-4300, PC2-5300

Memory Speed: 533 MHz, 667 MHz

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Installed Size: 1 GB / 2 GB (max), 2 GB / 2 GB (max), 1 GB, 2 GB / 4 GB (max), 2 GB

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type: Analogue TV

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