Date: March 3rd, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI Technologies
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION (cont'd)
Setup and Installation:
- 1 - Installation and Setup Poster
- 1 - Multimedia Center User Guide
- 1 - Pinnacle Studio 8 : ATI Version
- 1 - Matchware Mediator 7
- 1 - ATI Driver and Utility CD (includes ATI Multimedia 8.8 software)
Bringing up the rear is the new member to the All in Wonder family. With its standard green PCB based design, all aesthetics are disregarded to keep the cost to a minimum. Most people who will be slipping this card into their computer is guaranteed not to have a windowed case anyway.
PRODUCT VALUE FOR THE MONEY
Now a lot of people are saying that laying down US$149 for even a cheaper version of the all-in-wonder videocard is a little tough. But, when you add everything that comes with the package, it's actually quite a steal.
Take these prices for example (USD):
Matchware Mediator 7: $69
Pinnacle Studio 8: $99
GemStar's GuidePlus+: $249 Lifetime Subscription (which is included with this card).
Add those up: ~US$417
Now you see, for US$149 bucks, you get US$417 worth of bundle value without even taking the actual videocard into consideration. Can you say bargain?! Wow, any doubts based on pricing just went out the window.....