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Reviewed: Aopen AK73-1394(A)
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: August 12th 2001
Page: 5


 
Final Breakdown

Installation:

Motherboards are the worst component in a system to replace, but this one went in easily and had some great features to make it easy to tell when something wasn't connected right.

Price:

At $199, it's a little pricey.

Performance/Features:

The performance is as it should be for a KT133-based motherboard. A correction to the space allowed for the cooling heatsink/fan and a bit more options in the FSB selections wouldn't hurt. The extra USB connectors and FireWire are extremely welcome.

Overall:

A lot better than AOpen's previous designs, with only one really obvious flaw.

Pluses (+)
  • Normal range of features, plus extra USB and FireWire.
Minuses (-)
  • Meager overclocking options.
  • Small layout flaws.
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    Added:  Sunday, August 12, 2001
    Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
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