Review: XYZ da Vinci 1.0A

Hey, now we’ve got a chance to check out something a lot more unusual than the average notebook, tablet, smartphone or network gear that usually makes an appearance here. What have we got? How about a 3D printer?

Meet the XYZ da Vinci 1.0A, a member of the XYZ Printing family of home 3D printers. This model comes in at the lower end of the price spectrum but that doesn’t mean that you’re getting short-changed on the deal.

What you’re looking at with the XYZ da Vinci 1.0A is a 20 x 20 x 20cm maximum print size, which is a large enough print bed for starter hobbyists and those who are looking to create items that will live on a desk or similar cramped surface.

It’s also quite compact as a whole, measuring 46.8 x 51 x 55.8cm. That’s not a whole lot of space for a 3D printer to be taking up.

The XYZ da Vinci 1.0A makes use of ABS filament, a temperature-resistant plastic noted for its use in engineering circles. The filament is loaded into the printer using cartridges, making topping up much easier.

The XYZ da Vinci 1.0A is a closed unit as well, making it a lot safer to use around the home. Small ands and household pets will have a hard time being exposed to hot plastic and similarly hot moving parts.

The printer is compatible with Windows XP or better machines, as well as OS X 10.8 or better setups, while it needs at least 4GB of system memory in order to work correctly. These are specs that just about everyone has at their disposal.

So what are you waiting for? Join the printing revolution and start making your own bits and pieces today.

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