Saturday, February 19, 2011

Polywell Poly ITX-H6700 Review
The last time we looked at a desktop from Polywell Computers, the MiniBox P5500C, we dinged it a bit for an unpolished design and at least one questionable configuration decision (which surprised us, for a company that’s been building PCs for over 20 years). That said, the system was a solid performer and a good value for its configuration. So when Polywell sent us the $999, small-form-factor (SFF) Poly ITX-H6700, the first thing we did was check to see if shortcomings like these repeated themselves. This time around, the system’s design is much more polished—although we did note one nearly fatal flaw and a potential future performance issue, both of which we’ll get to shortly. But we have no gripes with the system’s configuration this time around. Like its predecessor, it offers very good value and performance for its price and size...