53 ‘Xtra-PC’ Reviews
As pointed out in the article above, it runs Linux, and actually (as far as I can tell) only a very slightly reskinned version of LXDE (the start menu button and desktop are different). You can have essentially the same system by installing Debian and selecting the LXDE option it actually handily provides, without being too tech savvy.
If the price was low enough to be on par with a USB stick of the same size, I would actually probably recommend this product - because even though running an OS on a USB stick isn't the best idea for performance in a lot of cases, to essentially refurbish a perfectly good but very old computer it is more than enough.
thanks for the reviews saved me money can't give a rating didn't place an order.
I learned the hard way. Do not waste your time or money on this trash. My computer locked up with this device, I now see it does not work with Windows, was not told that upfront. Since I opened the pack to use this thing I violated the return option. So I am stuck with trash.
The USB drive that came with Xtra-PC has 32 GB printed on it, but when I ran the properties function on this drive, it said 46.2 MB total capacity. This is nowhere near 1 Gig, how much more 32GB.
Is this intentional fraud or a matter of different operating systems?
I need answers else, it will be escalated to proper decision oversights.
See my DETAILED answer to Rob Bing's review. Check about Customs charge, according to cost of device purchased (including the carriage charge) which mAy rocket the final price) And then, if you feel lucky, buy one and see how far you get. Much better, if not sure how to download and install an IMPROVED version of ONE OF the FREE LINUX SYSTEMS, find a pal who is a bit computer savvy WHO WILL DO IT FOR YOU.
Clearly the purveyors of this product are evil capitalists and are selling it to make a profit by exploiting the ignorance of ordinary PC users. They should be ashamed of themselves for their greed!
THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST IMMORAL COMPANY GOING. THEY KNOW THAT THEIR RETURNS POLICY WHICH IS AN ACTUAL FACT INCORRECTLY QUOTED HERE IS 30 DAY RETURNS FROM THE TIME OF PLACING ORDER NOT FROM THE DESPATCH DATE. SO ANYONE LIVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IS DOOMED. THEY WILL KISS THEIR MONEY GOODBYE AND THEIR ORDER WILL ARRIVE WITH A FEW DAYS TO SPARE IF THEY ARE LUCKY BUT IT WILL NOT ARRIVE BACK IN THE STATES IN TIME FOR A REFUND UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO LOSE EVEN MORE MONEY USING U.P.S BUT THE PACKAGE MUST BE BACK INSIDE THE COMPANY'S OFFICE WITHING THE 30 DAYS. HUGE MASSIVE DISGUSTING SCAM. THEY ADVERTISE ON FACEBOOK BUT THEY ARE IN TROUBLE NOW AS WE IN THE U.K. HAVE A NEW SCAM REPORTING FACILITY AND THEY ARE MY NUMBER ONE TARGET.
It is a scam... just a downloaded copy of free os from the Linux family... and it did what the original does... mess up windows.
And the fine print regarding returns covers their butts so just count it as experience...
Just plug it into the USB and follow the card to Hit the key for boot modifying for your model computer during power up then change the boot order to include the USB if it is not already on there.
Your computer is generally going to look for a bootable CD/ Floppy, harddrive, usb or network drive in that order. It will stop and use the first one that has a boot block. Now if your computer has a USB2 or 3 its going to be faster booting and running. Is generally a function key
Mine came up in a few seconds. It has software for firefox web browser, email, music, pictures and office programs. Naturally, only programs compiled for Linux work Not windows programs.If you want that, you might be able to find a Linux windows simulator. Good bye Microsoft, its been hell knowing you.
OVERPRICED AND DOESN'T WORK. MESSED UP MY COMPUTER. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IS A LAUGH. THIS IS A SCAM. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!!!!
Easy? Installation instructions are contradictory. Submit trouble ticket, .. no reply. Way over priced. Can't recommend .. due to poor/zero support and value.
If anything it SLOWED my computer DOWN- NO support replies!. Sadly a waste of money.
I bought 2 Pc from them,but I am not a computer wiz.It says easy to install, just plug it in and go. Three weeks now and all my e-mails come back as saying,one of our agent's will get back to you in a couple of days. Five e-mails and still waiting. I am retired and have lot's of time on my hands now.I will make sure everyone knows about about this on Facebook, Media, and I will advertise on majors news media, cost is know problem.I trusted these people and all there third-party associates like Giddy Up and other companies that just contact our service, like pulling teeth. Do not fall in there trap. To good to be true.
I used PayPal for the purchase....it sounded so good I got two of the pro version and it came to $119.98. If they had worked as advertised I did not mind the cost. Since I used PayPal I filed a grievance within hours of receiving the items and posted on Facebook (where I had seen them advertised) that they do not work! Within hours I was notified by PayPal that Prairie would refund my money to resolve issue. I am trying to get an address to return items....RMA?
I feel stupid for falling for this, should know better, sounded too good to be true!