Arcade1ups are Great but Flawed
Arcade1up machines have been one of the biggest blasts in the gaming community over the last year, and they are great products, but there are some things you might want to know before you purchase one yourself.
When asking representatives from Arcade1up, they did not provide me details for the amount of defects that their first run of Arcade1ups came with, but with some research and estimations, I assume around 5% of their 1st run had some level of defect (and that estimation is on the low end). When I mention defects, I am talking about mostly monitor or board related ones. There are a lot of defects with scratches and dents that I do not count because Arcade1up have done a pretty good job in sending out replacements for those. I do think their next production line will have better quality control, but to me, that high of a percentage of defective machines are inexcusable for a product with a $300 price tag.
If you are lucky enough to get a fully working and proper Arcade1up product, they are extremely nice and the Arcade1up community has been fantastic, especially with mods of these machines, I think they are worth it. The second wave of these machines are going to be released soon as well, so I will let you if the quality will be better.
Edit: Some more details and explanation of the defects from Arcade1ups
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