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Product: Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Racing Wheel
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $79.95/50
Review By: Byron Hinson

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Installation
3: Racing Wheel Design
4: Game Trials
5: Settings
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft's SideWinder Precision Racing Wheel controller.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 91%
Manual: N/A
Performance: 90%
Drivers: 90%
Look: 88%
Feel: 87%
Help Files: 90%
Price: 90%
Overall: 89%


The SideWinder Precision Racing Wheel is great in terms of control, ease of installation and the wealth of games it supports. It is also very reasonably priced.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 89%
Version Reviewed SideWinder Precision Racing Wheel Revision 1.1
Sidewinder Gaming Control Software 4.0
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 USB Racing Wheel
1 Set Of Pedals
The Good Points Easy To Install
Looks Good
Lots Of Buttons
Reasonable Price
The Bad Points USB Only
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium II 450
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 Meg SD-Ram
Voodoo 2 - 8mb
DirectX 7 Gold
SoundBlaster Live! Value
17" LG Electronics Monitor
Matrox G400 32MB AGP Graphics Card
Microsoft Force Feedback Pro
Microsoft Game Pad Pro (USB)
Microsoft Digital Sound System 80

DVD Setup: Toshiba SD-1202 DVD-ROM - 32x
DVD TV Player - Samsung 807

PC Required Pentium 166 or higher microprocessor
16 MB of RAM Hard Disk
10 MB of hard disk space
Quad-speed CD-ROM drive
Super VGA, 256-color monitor
Windows 98 operating system
SoundBlaster-compatible audio card
Enclosed Driver - USB compatible only
Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
Miscellaneous Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0a or later, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or other frames-compatible browser for use of on-line tutorial


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