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This review is from: BISSELL 9595 CleanView Vacuum With OnePass Technology
Pros: Incredibly low price; superior cleaning ability; lightweight construction makes it a dream to use; and it cleans all sorts of assorted floor surfaces, plus the hand tools really work as they should!! Extended replacement warranty offered two years for the price of one --- how could I possibly lose?
Cons: Not one!!!
Other Thoughts: I spent $800 years ago for the "finest vacuum cleaner money could buy" for my spouse, and that unit served us well for 20 years. However, as my wife grew older, she found the original machine too heavy to haul out of its closet; the rugs and floors began to go longer and longer between cleanings, because just setting the old machine up for use was a major undertaking. This new unit does not require expensive bags to be monitored and changed regularly, and we can see immediately that the new unit picks up more cat hair, sand, and miscellaneous debris in a single cleaning, while generating much less noise (which Shelby Sue, our sable-furred Norwegian Forest Cat, greatly appreciates. She no longer heads for her hiding place under the bed when we turn the new vacuum cleaner on!!!). With the inexpensive 2-year Extended Replacement Warranty, we see the new unit as a low-risk, quiet alternative that outperforms our old behemoth. Shopping Newegg.com is an art: watch for their special deals, and buy their extended warranties whenever you plan to put heavy use into a product. Newegg.com's business practices are pragmatic, but more importantly, they are consistently and reliably enforced. Pay attention to all "Terms & Conditions" documents published on the site so you understand fully what you are getting when you transact business with Newegg.com, and you will avoid surprises and disappointments!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Low, low price, Win 7 Pro x64, 160GB HDD, 4GB RAM, Powerful Intel on-board GPU is capable of HDTV display. On-board HD Audio is excellent.
Cons: Only room for one more HDD, no more power supply connections available without installing a splitter/adapter, and only room for a very short add-on graphics card. Advertised as having 250 GB HDD, only got 160 GB HDD.
Other Thoughts: Good value for the price, BUT: Vendor (Blair Technology, a 3rd party vendor through Newegg.com) didn't ship for a week after charging my credit card according to the shipping tracking info, but I saw the unit next day after I sent them an email pointing out the mistake (ICC rules require closer timing between charging for product and actually shipping), so I forgive them. Item description mentions no display, but omitted mention of no KB or mouse, plus description promises a 250 GB HDD, they delivered 160 GB. Oh, well. I'm not sure if Newegg.com screens their 3rd party vendors for the same level of business practices as they deliver, but this vendor unambiguously broke some federal truth-in-advertising laws as well as federal interstate commerce regulations. Deducting 2 Eggs for lying about what they would deliver and collecting their money before they were legally entitled to it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: nMEDIAPC PRO-LCD Media Center Programmable LCD
Pros: This unit is a neat idea for disguising your HTPC unit to look totally like a piece of stereo or home theater equipment. It is fully integrated with 2 or 3 products in the nMediaPC case line, and has a mounting bracket accessory to integrate it into other cases.
Cons: The install manual advocates some very questionable work methods for determining which way is "up" when installing it in your case:
"For the regular PRO-LCD model (OEM version), follow below steps to install:
• Connect USB cable and power cable; put LCD module on a non-static surface; turn on the system. Ensure the
LCD initial screen show up before installation. Turn off the system, continue on the installation
Considering that you need to connect at least one case-mounted wire from the power switch to the mobo header block to execute the above instruction, I'd say this was the worst case of lazy engineering I've seen in a LONG time! The circuit board should have included screen-printed orientation text and an arrow.
nMediaPC needs to include human-factors-engineering review of their product packages before release to manufacturing.