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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i5 CPU 4 GB RAM 128 GB Storage 12.0
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Not immune to the effects of gravity 08/14/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i5 CPU 4 GB RAM 128 GB Storage 12.0" Tablet PC MQ2-00001

Pros: Beautiful touch interface.
Amazingly responsive keyboard - even though I type 145 WPM

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: I spent an hour or so playing with this product at a local big-box store. I really enjoyed it. The keyboard is especially amazing to me because I type 145 words per minute (tested), and the keyboard/cover was able to keep up with me.

The previous review from "Matt R" really makes me wonder what people expect. Matt's Surface tablet fell 36 inches from his kitchen counter top to his kitchen floor. It broke. In transit, the crack in the screen got worse, probably from vibration, temperature variation, and barometric pressure variation.

Microsoft refused to fix it for free... because Matt dropped it. Imagine that!

If I crash my car into a brick wall, do you think the car manufacturer should repair it free of charge???

You bought a tablet with a glass screen. You dropped it 36 inches to a hard floor. It broke. Duh.

ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Michael D's DHCP/encryption/handshakes/etc? 07/05/2014

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: It works great.
Has been working for more than 1 year.
No problems.
Can be rack mounted with included hardware.
No fans.
Low power consumption.
Can sit on a shelf.
Has 16 ports for a very low price.
Passes gigabit traffic without any issue.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's an unmanaged switch. What more do you want?

Michael D's review on 6/24/2014 mentions DHCP, encryption, hand shakes, security flaws, and other things that have absolutely NOTHING to do with an UN-MANAGED switch!

This is a simple layer-2 switch. It doesn't do anything with DHCP, encryption, hand shakes (beyond those required by the hardware), security, or anything else!

Don't write a review with negative comments when you know absolutely nothing about networking.

I read one review that claimed that this switch would only pass 100 megabit traffic. That is absolutely false. Perhaps the reviewer had problems with other equipment on his network?

Rosewill FBM-01- Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs OK, but could be better 06/05/2014

This review is from: Rosewill FBM-01- Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: Inexpensive.
Looks nice.

Cons: Very flimsy metal.

The pictures show two fans included, but mine only arrived with the 120mm front fan installed. This isn't the end of the world though, because the included 120mm fan is a little noisy. I have another on had, and I'll just replace it.

The case was slightly bent when it arrived, even though the shipping box was not damaged at all. It's just too flimsy to be transported. I straightened the bent metal.

Other Thoughts: The included front 120mm fan is not well thought-out. It has nowhere to draw air except for a very small hole at the bottom of the plastic front cover. This hole is blocked by whatever surface you set the PC on, because the feet are so short.

I moved the front fan to the side of the case. The holes didn't line up perfectly because the side of the case isn't designed for a fan... but I was able to make it work.

Overall, it's not a terrible case. I honestly don't know what other reviewers are complaining about when they say that it has sharp edges. All of the edges inside the case are doubled-over so that there is no sharp edge that you might cut yourself on while assembling the PC.

I bought it because it was the least expensive mini ATX case on Newegg. That's about all I can say.


Brian R.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian R.

Date Joined: 02/19/04

  • Reviews: 57
  • Helpfulness: 26
  • First Review: 01/25/10
  • Last Review: 08/14/15
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