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Xtra-PC
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About Xtra-PC

Xtra-PC, found online at Xtra-PC.com, is a new product that promises it can bring an old laptop or computer “back to life,” saving customers from having to buy a brand new one whenever they begin to have problems.  

How Does It Work?

Most people are aware that there are a variety of issues that can affect your computer, making it function slower and less reliably, and that all computers eventually begin to have problems just due to their age which makes it frustrating or even impossible to use them for all of your computer needs.

But Xtra-PC says this doesn’t mean that you should just automatically give up these old computers. Instead, you can use their special flash drive which insets into an available USB port on your PC in order to bypass your old, slow Windows operating system and instead uses a Linux system to “make your PC into a blazing fast, high performance PC with a new, simple to use, operating system that has the familiar look and feel of your Windows PC.”

This company says that this product will even work with missing or faulty hard drives, and since it works off a USB, your existing computer and files will not be altered at all. That being said, this product does have a long list of system requirements in order to be able to use this product – customers should refer to their website to see if their computer meets these.

Cost/Price Plans

The Xtra-PC website repeats over and over that their goal is to provide people with a way to “fix” an only laptop or computer for just $25, but the truth is that their Xtra-PC Basic is the only item they have priced at $24.99 and it only offers 8GB of storage. In order to get much more significant storage and speed, you’ll need to upgrade to one of their more expensive USBs, which are priced between $34.99 and $79.99, depending on what kinds of features or storage you are looking for. 

Refund Policy

Their website does say that customers are able to return their purchase within 30 days of the date of the original shipment. Customers must include their order number, name and email of person who bought Xtra-PC, and shipping address in their package when they return this product, otherwise it will not be accepted for return and customers will not be able to receive their refund. In addition, all returns must be in original condition with all original parts and packaging.

It is important to know that this company stays strict to this window of time for returns. Your product must be physically returned within 30 days of the original shipment date – not the delivery date – otherwise you will not be able to receive a refund, regardless of the circumstances that delayed your return. The website even says that if your product is delivered more than 30 days after the original date of shipment that automatically means that you have no opportunity for return. Customers will want to take this strict policy into consideration when they make their purchase.  

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who wish to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]   

Reputation

It appears that there are some people pointing out that Linux is an open source operating system, so technically it is free to download and install yourself. But the Xtra-PC is not designed for people who are incredibly technically savvy and informed, it is designed for the average computer user who would have serious difficulty undertaking that kind of a project. 

As for average computer users who have actually attempted to use the Xtra-PC to get new life out of an old laptop or computer, they seem pretty happy with this product all around, describing it as easy to install and use, following through on its promises of simpler and faster operating, and being relatively inexpensive for what it accomplishes. 

All-in-all, it seems as though this product is a good choice for people who want an older computer or laptop to be able to perform the most basic – and most popular – actions of computers, and since they provide a 30 day Refund Policy, even though it is strict, many customers can feel comfortable trying this product for themselves before making a final decision. 

Competitors and Alternatives?

As mentioned above, Linux is an open source operating system and there are various ways to get it installed on your computer so it can be used, however Xtra-PC does seem to have gone the extra mile to ensure the process is as simple as possible.     

If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Xtra-PC reviews below.

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February15, 2020

I got the Xtra PC in the mail and it took almost two weeks to get to Canada. I spend hours trying to get it set up but it didn't work. I only ended up getting the unit to show the Linux Screen and a flashing cursor. I was pretty disappointed with the product. The packaging says made in usa but the Sans usb stick says made in China. Something is going on here !!

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Just recieved



February14, 2020

Just received my order today. Luckily I read all of these reviews prior to opening the package. It will be sent back tomorrow.

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Please, don't be a fool like me!



February2, 2020

It installed a whole operating system. It installed a different browser (Firefox) which I didn't want. It installed a new email account which I didn't want. I could not for the life of me figure out how to open my file folder (I tried for an hour). It completely did away with my toolbox, so if you want a toolbox at the bottom of your screen you won't have one.
Allegedly your videos load 10 times faster, hell, I couldn't even find my videos.
Listen folks, I bought the middle one,(16 gb) because they claim it's even faster,(blazing fast

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COMPANY IS A RIP OFF



January27, 2020

It does not work and the company does not give refunds.

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BS IS BS



January15, 2020

THANKS GUYS FOR THE REVIEWS NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO

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Scam don't waste your money, like I did!!!!



January14, 2020

Will not use this device at all. I successfully installed it, but you have to use a different browser and install a completely email address and internet codes. Not what I had in mind will not use it after I paid good money for it. So sorry i let this get in my head.Joanna

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Spent money I didn't have for something that didn't help



January14, 2020

I wrote something earlier on the Xtra-PC page, but it hasn't shown up on the reviews. What I said in that review was that I wasn't happy with the Xtra-PC because it didn't increase my computer speed nor did it even affect my Windows program, which I thought it would. It actually runs an entirely different operating system (Linux) which means that I have to push one of the F or Esc buttons as soon as my computer turns on (and push some arrow buttons too), which allows it to boot from that program, not Windows. Since I'm not really computer savvy, I don't know how to use the Linux system and therefore can not take advantage of the benefits that it might have. Also I think that Linux is an Open Source system, which means, that it's free to anyone who wants to use it (I think, but I may be wrong). I only bought the least expensive product and I'm glad that I did because it was still a lot of money to spend on something that really isn't helping my computer speed.

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January 14, 2020

I bought this device and it is a whole operating system of its own. You have to set up a new email account and new browser, not at all what I wanted, I am not returning it but will not be using it. Sorry I fell for this program.

January 24, 2020

What you are getting is a forked version of a Linux distribution, of which there are many. I have used dozens and installed several on some seniors who live in my retirement community. There are several drawback to running it on a USB: it will be slower, USBs don't last forever and tend to wear out the more writes are made. Yes, it comes with a different browser but installing a different one (Chrome for example is very easy.) The best thing to do is locate a local geek (like me) and have them install a Linux version on your computer in a dual boot environment, that is when you turn it on you get to choose between your old system or the new one. Linux will run faster and can do everything that Windows and Macs (there are even some that look just like Macs) except faster and requiring less memory. Most Linux operating systems come with Firefox, an excellent browser, and you can use your current email, etc. with very little adjustment. You can even try different Linux versions on a USB and see which you like best. The cost is essentially zero. There will be a slight learning curve, but no different than moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

February 09, 2020

Eric C. Welch is right. I have no comment about his post. If you are young and have bunch of knowledge about computer then learn Linux yourself and you can do all Extra-PC does. I am 68 and was DOS user 40 years ago so it does help me a lot to learn Linux. It took me 4 months just to understand and install Linux Ubuntu on Gateway laptop MT6840 for myself with $0.00 but for some seniors like me that lengthy time is better for going fishing than ...no need to write. My advices to those folks like me "stick with Window".

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NO GOOD!!! Total waste of money!!!



January12, 2020

I bought the EXTRA PC PRO cannot download it... When I try all I can get is (Invalid Signature) and I am unable to go any futher...No matter what I do , my computer will NOT go past the invalid signature... SO, I give it a rating of "O" a total waste of money...

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