"We have had this computer for about 90 days. It is used extensively as a family computer ( 5 users ). It has operated without problems. I like it did not have a lot of trial software and was very straight forward. They forgot to include optical mouse with computer"
Pros: very fast, lifetime technical support, solid construction, no trial software!!!
Cons: fans are loud!
Model Number: ZT Affinity 7255Xi
"This is a solid computer. Very fast... My ZT came with a Foxconn Mother Board. The only bad thing is the loud noise produced by the fans but, this is easily fixed with some upgrades. Finally, you cannot beat the lifetime technical support! Shipping take s about 2 weeks…"
"I was looking at some basic Intel computers but decided to step up to this quad core one since Costco had such a great price - I am glad I did. This is one FAST pc, and seems really solid - it was easy to set up and I have not had any problems so far. My friend told me to stay away from Vista, but it doesnt seem to slow this machine down at all."
"The computer DOES NOT come with a recovery cd, so after I burned one and installed the applications it crashed. When I needed to use the recovery cd it DID NOT work. I have been dealing with computers for many years and have never seen anything like this. I spent many hours installing everything. It was a big waste of time. They should, at least, have a recovery cd with it."
"Thank God for Costco's great return policy! The first computer came complete with Blue Screen Errors. After 3 weeks, I finally got to Technical Support Level 2 and was advised to return the machine. Wanted to give it a chance...second machine didn't even flicker when I set it up and turned it on. It went back immediately and I got a machine that actually works...just not this one.
I'd give minus stars to this one if it was possible!"
Cons: wouldn't wake up, poor tech support, very noisy fan
Model Number: ZT 7251XI-40 Q8200/4/750
"Bought 2 of these machines. Twice because first one crashed & upon advice from tech help, ran recovery disc. Could not get Eathernet drivers back up-no internet connection. Returned (thankfully to Costco's return polidy), 2nd one would not shud down properly. Just went to sleep & wouldn'trestart without hitting power button. Advised, AGAIN to run recovery disc. SAME RESULT! No eathernet drivers!- Back to Costco again-got my $$ back & looking for a reliable computer at this point. Terrible tech support tho I did like the speed of the system."
"I haven't reviewed a product purchased from COSTCO before but thought I would add my comments since there was such a wide discrepancy in opinions. After reading some of the reviews I was afraid to order this computer. I found none of the negatives mentioned in the other reviews to be a problem. It's fast, cheap and easy to set up and use. It was delivered in one week, came with a recovery disk and COSTCO said they would provide any technical assistance if I needed it, but have not needed any so far. And I don't find the fan to be too noisy. Therefore, if you are skeptical because of the other reviews I would consider this product."