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Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Windows - Full Version - Download [Legacy Version]
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Upgrading from CS3 and no learning curve (at least for me) to be able to use it right off. I'm sure it has more that'll I'll explore over time. Last reviewer wrote and excellent review and was very helpful. Downloaded and installed without a problem (following the instructions from the last review).

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: I wanted a current version without having to buy a subscription and it appears this is the last one. Should last me for many years. I'm not a professional, but somewhat knowledgeable with some formal training (and use it from time to time) and have been using Photoshop since the late 90's.

BenQ XL Series XL2420TE Black-Red 24
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Please read descriptions below. I tried to put this in the Questions and Answer section, but it had to be entered as a question... and it's not. I put the rating in the middle as not to inflate the rating, whereas I already rated it 5 eggs. I just thought some may find this information helpful.

Cons: It does take a lot of tweaking to get everything set to your preference.

Other Thoughts: This is not a question but some information you might find helpful. I wrote the review with the title called Awesome. Again, you may not get the results I did, but it worked for me. I purchased the Spyder4 Express to calibrate the monitor. I was skeptical... but it worked. The instructions were not very helpful, but I finally figured it out. What I did: I reset the monitor to default and ran the calibration per instructions. I tilted the monitor back so the unit could sit flat on the panel. I slid the weight on the cord to position it behind the monitor. I set the nVidia control panel to other applications and color settings (permanently). I ran the calibration and it worked. However, it uses a Utility that loads when the computer starts (loads the file store on the computer). I then adjusted the 3 presets on the monitor to where I liked them. I use button 1 for my other applications, and 2 & 3 for my gaming presets (per my adjustments to the monitor)... leaving the Choose how color is set to Other applications controls color settings (nVidia control panel). I don't care for the fact the Utility has to load a profile with starting... but it works. Again, your results may vary, along with your preferences. But, it worked for me. Just thought this may be helpful. Still not like an IPS monitor... but it's actually not too bad.

BenQ XL Series XL2420TE Black-Red 24
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Several connectors... HDMI, Displayport, DVI, etc.
Excellent picture... for gaming. It gives new life to even my older games. The pictures is awesome... a big improvement over my old monitor (Dell 2408wfp). The old monitor has a great picture and I plan to keep it, but for gaming, there is a big difference (at least to me).

It gives the picture more quality, clarity, smoothness and depth. I won't be using it for 3D, but with the improved imagery, it almost looks like you're actually there.

No dead pixels... all seems fine.

External settings control.

Cons: Color... however, I spent a lot of time playing with the settings and I've got it to where I feel it's good enough to use for all my other applications. It's acceptable and I can live with it. It's not as bad as some of the reviews I read... but again, at least to me it's not that bad, but it took a while to get the settings to where I felt I could live with it. Your results may vary. So for gaming it's great, but for everything else I think it's acceptable... again, at least to me. I'm guessing it wouldn't be acceptable (based on some from the reviews I read) to some people. Also, I think it could depend on how much you use it for other applications as opposed to gaming.

Other Thoughts: I found it to be extremely bright. I turned everything down to where it was comfortable to me. This also helped me achieve something I could live with for my other applications. I'm writing this review using this monitor, so I'm able to use it for other apps. The picture still seems bright, whereas my other Dell monitor seemed easier on the eyes (especially on white backgrounds). So I had to find a middle ground to tone it down, but still make it acceptable to use for other programs. I'm keeping my Dell monitor and may someday setup another desk exclusively for gaming. But again, I guess I can live with this for now.

You can customize the 3 buttons on the remote control. I have button 1 set for desktop application (toned down) and 2 & 3 set for gaming. This allows me to quickly switch between (apps and gaming) the presets I've customized

Apparently there was a question about HDMI connectors and refresh rates. I have several computers and I'm able to achieve (nVidia) 144Hz on 2 and only 120Hz on 1. The 120Hz is with a GTX650 Ti. My main pc, has a GTX 660 and it will go up to 144Hz. I have 2 Titan SLI in my gaming pc and also goes up to 144Hz. So I'm guessing it may depend on the video card and what resolution it's set to. I run 1366x768 for my desktop apps and 1920 x1080 for gaming. I only run my games at 120Hz (if I can set it)... good enough for me.


Brian D.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian D.

Date Joined: 08/24/04

  • Reviews: 30
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 01/14/11
  • Last Review: 02/02/14
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