Skip to: | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Home > 
Anonymous's Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

TRENDnet TEW-811DRU AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router- 4 Gigabit port,Broadcom Chipset , DD-WRT Open Source support
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: At $20, it's the cheapest AC router supporting 1.2Gbps & DD-WRT v3 with beamforming. However, smallnetbuilder review shows about 134mpbs downlink over 5ghz.

Cons: 2.4 Ghz signal is worse than my 2005 G router. Two issues, tiny internal antenna optimized for 5Ghz and no amplifier. Both antennas are shared for 2.4 and 5. Luckily it's internal antenna's wiring is a plug. Once you have it open also put real thermal paste on the heatsink for the CPU. Drops the temps from 90C to 85C... run it horizontal and half exposed and it drops to 77C. Still hot, but FAR better. Changing to external antenna helped a little with 2.4 link speed, but signal quality did improve.

Other Thoughts: With a cheap enough price it's useful as a lesson router for DD-WRT. v3 development for it is alive and well so you'll be getting continuous updates. Latest beta build is 7/2015.

For the average user, get the majority your PCs/tablets @ at 5ghz, leave your other lower speed devices (printer, etc) at 2.4 and it'll be a fine upgrade if you only had 2.4 prior.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 - STDR2000100 (Black)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: - Tiny, solid enclosure
- quiet and fast 32MB cache
- Samsung SATA 9mm drive inside
- 2 year warranty

Cons: - no longer USM (SATA/USB removal-able adapter)

Other Thoughts: Big fan of Seagate since they are the last manufacturer who still makes portable external drives that are still standard SATA drives. Their previous drives were USM, but obviously that had to go to make it this tiny. There is barely enough space for shielding then the case itself.

Take it apart by carefully pulling off the metal lid. Lid is stuck on by tape and small notches. Inside is a Samsung ST2000LM003. Performance via SATA:

Sequential: 120-58MB
4k: .63/1.8MB read/write
4k (32 queue): 1.4/2.0MB read/write

4k reads increased with queue depth so NCQ works. I would buy one more next time it's on sale. Keep up to great work Seagate, but do bring back USM.

Acer Laptop Aspire V3-731-4695 Intel Pentium B950 (2.10 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 17.3
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fully featured. USB 3, supports Ivy Bridge, 2 HDD trays, has empty 1 mSATA or PCIe slot. 2 DIMM slots, wtih the 4GB RAM being one DIMM. Makes it cheap to just add another 4GB. Bright LED LCD. Light, small power brick. Very good keyboard that's not mushy. Runs cool, fan rarely comes on and is dead silent when used with an SSD. There isn't even an inverter noise unlike CCD based LCDs.

Cons: Viewing angle is terrible. Even facing straight forward the corners are dimmer than the center. Best angle to view is tilted almost toward you more than normal. Colors are strong after major cailbration using Win7's 'calibrate display'. I recommend between 3-4 Page Downs on gamma, 4 PGDN on blue, 2 left arrow ticks on green.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for and this makes a great base for a killer Ivy Bridge i7 with RAIDed SSDs. Awesome if you plan on going dual monitor and your primary display will be the 2nd monitor.


Anonymous's Profile

Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 10/10/02

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 09/17/12
  • Last Review: 08/06/15
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.