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Evoluent VM4L Silver/Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Vertical Mouse Left Handed
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Still great, yet wondering 07/20/2012

This review is from: Evoluent VM4L Silver/Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Vertical Mouse Left Handed

Pros: Great Software incl/x64 software
Good Mouse

Cons: Lousy Wire
Great mousepads take up quite a bit of space

Other Thoughts: I am reviewing this mouse again after owning it for some time. The X TRAC PADS RIPPER mouse pad I bought on Newegg gave me a lot better performance. The mouse still feels like I'm going to break it, though most electronics these days do. With a 3DConnexion device to the right, it is quite nice, though I imagine a Contour ShuttleXPress to the right of this mouse would feel just as good or better. My issue, that you might also contemplate... is space. I'm probably taking near 2 feet with this giant mouse pad(that really makes this mouse shine) and a 3Dconnexion device spaced to right. I can only wonder the space of the keyboard spaced to the right of the mouse pad. I'm seriously leaning towards an industrial trackpad over this mouse(CH DT225 or CST LaserTrac) because the space is set.

Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2013 for PC
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs DXF export works 06/20/2012

This review is from: Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2013 for PC

Pros: More responsive than AutoCAD
Exports working files to 3D programs like Houdini
It's extremely fast at building a 2D CAD design

Cons: Not 3D
a grand for 2D
Autodesk always outdates their format every 2 years... that is, the default Autodesk format won't work with the older version

Other Thoughts: It's the best program for building things in 2D. The more keyed shortcuts you know, the faster the program works. The dxf export works in other 3D apps, including Houdini 12, giving you more of an actual choice in how you model. With this program you can neatly organize several items, export them in one dxf or several dxf files. I haven't checked the dxf files with Zam 3D from eRain that brings dxf to Microsoft Expression(Silverlight).

Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3B5 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: faster os and program startups
removed the data bottleneck
trim on windows7, ssd safety on tuneup2012, ssd on oodefrag

Cons: 25% clause?
doesn't fix software startups or exits, only makes them faster
defrag is a delicate issue/trim ain't everything

Other Thoughts: I've been using this drive all semester and have noticed a significant difference when 25% of the drive is free. That's 30gb free, 90gb taken. These days, 90gb is roughly windows, computer companies drivers and driver programs, one 3d modeler, microsoft office, microsoft expression suite, and world of warcraft(23gb+)... lol. Assuming your game of choice takes a sane amount of space, you can put a lot more on there.


Brian D.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian D.

Date Joined: 11/02/05

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 01/19/11
  • Last Review: 07/20/12
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