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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor BX80562Q6600
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Running strong for just shy of six years now. I've replaced all other system components two or three times around this CPU.

About a year ago I noticed my computer was running really slow and hot. The heat sink had come unstuck after moving and the CPU was throttled back to keep temps at 95C so it wouldn't fry. Quick trip to the store for a replacement heatsink fan and back in business. Thank you, Intel engineers, for not letting my CPU fry itself.

Cons: None.

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Nokia N85 Black unlocked 3G GSM Slider phone with 5MP camera
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Love this phone 02/08/2009

This review is from: Nokia N85 Black unlocked 3G GSM Slider phone with 5MP camera

Pros: I was looking for three things in a phone and the Nokia N85 delivers.

1. Good phone. The phone is good. Voice quality seems good. The speakerphone is nice and loud. Texting is fast and easy.

2. Camera. Excellent camera for a phone, far beyond anything out there. I wouldn't really call it 5MP but it takes a good picture, especially in good light. The camera is also very functional, with a strong flash, red-eye reduction, self timer, white balance adjustment, burst modes, GPS photo tagging, etc. etc.

3. Music player. Uses a standard headphone jack. Plays lots of formats, has FM radio and FM transmitter so you can transmit your MP3s to your car stereo. Can play any of your MP3s as a ringtone. You can configure the WiFi to subscribe to your podcasts.

Features aside, this phone just feels good in your hand or your pocket. The slider doesn't feel cheap or cheesy. Some people have reported the phone isn't put together well but mine feels solid.

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Cons: It's a little slow at times; not as responsive as I'd like. The wait isn't so long as to be agonizing, more of a mild annoyance.

When recording video at highest quality, the video stutters; I read this can be fixed by recording video to the phone memory instead of the memory card but not sure if that's true.

When attached to my computer in "mass storage" mode I could only put 2GB of music on it even though it has 8GB of memory. Maybe I just need to reformat the memory card, I dunno.

"I dunno" describes a lot of things, this phone has tons of features but you seem to be on your own when it comes to finding them. For example: If you hold down the Menu button for a second, it brings up the list of open applications. If that's in the manual someplace I didn't see it.

Doesn't look to your SIM card for contacts info by default, you have to tell it not to look only in the phone memory.

Volume goes from 0% to 100% in steps of 10%, would have preferred a little more refineme

Other Thoughts: In terms of everything other than a web browser, this is as good as it gets on a cell phone.

The web browser works, but it's not as good as what's on an iPhone, and of course it's not a touch-screen device, so typing text on a web page from the number pad is cumbersome.

The screen looks really nice and bright and colorful.

Nokia's PC software is clunky and slow but then so is iTunes on a PC.

The headphones that come with the device, the cord is really short, it won't even reach from your pants pocket to your ear, and one of the ear buds didn't even fit in my ear (too big).

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Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 (0A35155) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Extremely fast, comparable in speed to a VelociRaptor, as determined by Storage Review. Get with six times the storage and 90% of the speed for a fraction of the price. What does the speed mean to me? I am always among the first to load the next map when online gaming. HAX!!!

Cons: Runs a little louder and warmer than the other 1TB drives. This may not be the right choice in a cramped, no-fan setup, or if you demand an absolutely silent PC. Does use a little more power than other drives.

Other Thoughts: I bought this a year ago for a lot more than it costs today. I have no regrets. 1TB shows up as 930GB in Windows.

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Ian P.'s Profile

Display Name: Ian P.

Date Joined: 07/19/02

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 12/04/03
  • Last Review: 12/28/13
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