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Pros: -It just looks amazing
-Colors are the best I have ever seen on a monitor
-Settings are nearly perfect out of the box
-FreeSync is very nice
Let me just start this off by saying this is by far the best monitor I have ever used. The Ultra-Wide resolution just looks great. It is very immersive when gaming and really makes a big difference. The large size also helps with productivity, I can have so many things on the screen at once and see everything that is going on.
The colors on this monitor are so good that I had to spend hours trying to correct the colors on my OTHER monitors instead of messing with this one out of the box… and they still couldn’t match the quality of this display. Part of the reason for this is this monitor has a good amount of brightness, it helps show off the colors much better.
Freesync is nice and does make a noticeable difference – games look so much smoother with it on. It seems to remove any small input lag as well as remove any screen tearing that occur without it.
The software for splitting the monitor into multiple screens actually works very easily and pretty well. It was actually helpful to have it split into 4 sections when researching for a project.
The stand is nice, easy to tilt, and has 2 heights that can be used. The monitor also easily wall-mounts, even with a small wall-mount it doesn’t have any issues.
Cons: -The stand does not swivel side to side.
I had a lot of trouble thinking of a con at all. But, on its stand it cannot swivel from side to side, so that is something to keep in mind. I personally wall-mount my monitors so this is not an issue for me at all.
Other Thoughts: -Speakers
While the built in speakers don’t compare with an actual speaker system, they do seem much higher quality than the average speakers you can find in monitors. It is a nice added bonus for people who use the monitor speakers.
I have always used middle-of-the-line monitors, but after getting this one I don’t think I will be able to do that anymore. This monitor’s display looks considerably better than any of the other monitors I have ever owned. The display is just looks great, colors cannot be beat, and it being IPS is just amazing for letting other people watch or having a video on while doing things away from my PC.
I highly recommend this monitor to anyone looking for a high-end monitor. Its color accuracy is just spectacular – combined with all the space it provides, makes this monitor a great choice for someone who does design work. The 21:9 is my new preferred aspect ratio for gaming after using this monitor. FreeSync is a nice feature. Even my cat seems reasonably impressed with the monitor as I write this review.
Pros: -Still working great after 3 months
-Feel sturdy (not cheap)
These are the ONLY extremely low priced cords I have found that have actually held together for more than a month or two. I am very happy with the quality, especially for the great price.
Cons: -None come to mind
Other Thoughts: These were shipped from outside of the US, so shipping time was quite a bit longer than I would have liked. Work great on my ipad mini 2 and iphone 5S.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Linksys EA8500 AC2600 Dual-Band Smart WI-FI Wireless Router
Pros: -Great range
-Excellent speeds (especially for multiple devices)
-Very easy set up
-Decent overall features that are easy to manage
Let’s just start off by saying this is the best router I have ever owned, and a majority of my past routers have been in this approximate price range. Switching from another high-end model, this router has greatly improved my wireless range. I used to get choppy connection speeds at the other end of my house, but once I switched to this router I now have at least 80% signal strength on the complete opposite end of a 1400 sq ft house. This improvement made it so that I could get rid of my range extender that I previously had to use. I even have decent connections outside of my house, which is something I have never experienced without a range extender.
The wireless speeds are superb, especially when considering the multitude of devices I generally have running at once. It has handled (without any lag) streaming a movie from my PC to a chromecast wirelessly, streaming Sling TV to another tv, streaming Netflix to a different TV, streaming Netflix to 2 tablets, and a wireless file transfer all at the same time (it is also constantly backing up my NAS system too). No streams had lag (congratulations to my broadband provider on that too), and there were no hang ups or issues with the file transfer either. My NAS connected to a gigabit wired port seems to back up files much faster than my old router managed over a gigabit port – further testing is needed for details, but it is noticeably faster for some reason.
Initial set up was very simple. Doesn’t require a CD or anything like that. Anyone who can read and follow simple steps should be able to get through it without any issues at all.
Having some built-in remote management options is always nice.
This router has all the features that any basic user would ever want. Parental controls are there and easy to set up and use. Obviously, it has a network map so you can see anything connected to the router at any given time. Being able to choose what devices have media prioritization is a great feature as well.
Cons: -Some advanced features are lacking.
The actual wireless bands are not as customizable as I have seen on past routers. I only use my 5GHz band for AC devices, so I tend to make my 5GHz band only work with AC devices as it can sometime provide slightly better performance – this option is not possible with this router… though to be honest I have not missed it, my connections and speeds have been far beyond my expectation. After looking online, I don’t seem to be the only one who noticed this feature is lacking though.
The size of the router – while not a con exactly is something some users may want to be aware of. See the “other thoughts” section.
Other Thoughts: This router exceeded my expectations by far. Somehow I have ended up having a lot of different high-end routers and this one is better than all of them. The small amount of customization missing is well worth better range and performance compared to competing routers.
The footprint is a little bigger than I would prefer overall, but as it can just be wall-mounted; this isn’t really an issue for me. My cat is sad to see that the spot he used to sit on top of my desk is now a little too small for him thanks to this larger router – though I personally find that aspect of it to be a plus. With the antenna on, it comes to be about 12.5” wide and 9“ deep – just something to keep in mind.
In the end, I would recommend this router for someone looking for a high-performance router with great range. It does exactly what it needs to and does it exceedingly well. It might be a bit more full-featured than a lot of home users would need, but for someone who uses a ton of devices, wired and wireless – I think this router does an amazing job at handling them all.
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