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  • Considering switching to all in one revo-sys x500

    Hey all,

    I'm considering ripping my entire carpc apart and going with an all in one. What do you guys think? I was all about it being separate before but i've run into so many issues that have cost me a fortune so I'm thinking about just getting rid of it and switching to the revo-sys x500. I have their double din display and it works quite well. I just want to see what the forum thinks?
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    i am not convinced that a all-in-one unit is any better, or worse then a custom built solution..

    so far, the revosys units look halfway decent, though the main problems that i always see coming up relate more to product support, drivers, and proprietary parts that are very hard to repair.

    i think that you might need to find out how revosys can support their products..

    like what would happen when the hard drive fails, or the display stops working(and it will happen eventually--no matter what brand you get)-- does that mean that you need to yank out the entire unit and send it to them for repair each time? or, if they allow you to repair it yourself, do they make the custom software drivers, or other parts you will need easily accessible?

    if revosys can provide the support that all the other all-in-ones lack, then i see no reason to go against it...
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    • #3
      Interesting... Those are some good question i should ask revo-sys. With my current carputer i've been through like 3 different mobos and like 3 returns on each so i've taken my carputer apart 9x just for the mobo. I've had 3 different monitors none of which fit my use and all of which have had flickering, which i think is due to my sub and amp by the computer. Sadly i have no where else to put the computer.
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      • #4
        just a reminder-- the revo sys systems are still computers, and there is just as good of a chance that you could have just as many problems-- the only difference is they built, and tested it, instead of you doing the building and testing..
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        • #5
          Yea i understand they are computers as well. I could have a failing mobo but since its tested i'm assuming it won't be failing out the box. I'm use to never having mobo issues but oh well.

          I contacted Dave at revo-sys and he informed me that everything is integrated into PC. The hw buttons control the computer as well as the fm radio is integrated into the PC. I didn't expect that. They have fully test x500 with Centrafuse. I'm considering it even more now.
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          • #6
            I was thinking about that system too. However, Infill G4 issues come to mind.
            For those prices I think I'd rather try out a el' cheapo from a chinese site and still have some cash left over ... I do prefer the all-in-one over a carpc under my seat ...

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            • #7
              Yea i can understand that. For me its about customer service. I bought a double din display from revo-sys and they were very accommodating and helped with every issue even getting the DTD settings for the sharp panel in the display.
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              • #8
                ??

                Why not just build your own all in one uni, thats what im working on and my case will hold a mini-itx mobo inside of a double din.
                Never accept STOCK equipment.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by knownchild View Post
                  Why not just build your own all in one uni, thats what im working on and my case will hold a mini-itx mobo inside of a double din.
                  because there are some people that have problems building the hardware, but are great with the programming--a prebuilt, or all-in-one unit is better in those cases.
                  My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                  "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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