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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -3840X2160 Rez (4 x 1080p) @ 60hz with DP or HDMI 2.0
-10 bit color
-4:4:4 chroma for crisp text
-Uses only 64 watts of power even though it's 4x the pixels of a 1080p
-USB 3 hub with 3 USB ports.
-Display Port (this is what I use on my r9 380)
-Play games at 1080p or 1440p and hardly notice its not the native rez
-No ghosting
-Provides DP, HDMI 2.0, US power, and Korean Power cables

Cons: -Windows is too small to see without increasing size by 150% and this makes is a little blurry.
-light bleed on black scenes
-can't play most games at 4k with single video card (although this is not that big of deal with this monitor because at 1080p and 1440p the games look great).

Other Thoughts: This monitor is the best of both worlds. It is TV sized but monitor quality. You can watch anything from 720p to 2160p content and it looks amazing. Lately I've been concerned about power use of my computers and was worried that this monitor was going to be a juice hog, but it is not. My watt meter only reads to 1/10 watts and when the monitor is on standby it reads 0.0 watts. While running it uses from 61 to 66 watts. The red LED standby light and the blue USB port lights in the back are kind of bright when on standby. The red standby light goes off when you shut off the power but the blue USB lights do not (they are on the back of the TV however). I'm very happy with this display but I feel 2160p is too high a rez for a 43" monitor because everything is so tiny. I have to increase windows sizing by 150% but it makes some things blurry (like everything on steam). I think a 1440p 43" monitor would be perfect. The 4:4:4 chroma makes the text crisp and clear. You tube has a lot of small 4K videos to watch and its breathtakingly brilliant. Netflix has very little 4k content (of course there is a lot of 4k skin flicks out there). But 720p, 1080p, and 1440p content looks great on here. They must have some kind of algorithm that compensates well.

10 Pieces LED Bulb Light Lamp 12w A19/ A60 6000-6500k Cool White E26/E27 AC110v No Dimmable Bathroom Indoor Lighting Use
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Inexpensive, nice white light, bright right away*.

Cons: *The light bulbs take about 1 second to come on. They are at there brightest when they do and the light is great. I've found out that this is not uncommon with LED bulbs.

Other Thoughts: I have other LED lights(different brand) that I put in with multiple light fixtures with non-LED lights and hadn't noticed the fact they too take about 1 second to come on. But next to the compact florescent lights these are far superior in color, brightness, durability and speed to full brightness.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Windows Version 8.1 11/21/2013

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download

Pros: I don't know why there is all this have for Windows 8. It is an awesome operating system. I love it on my tablet and I love it on my desktop. I've used MS OS's since dos, windows since 3.1. Win 8.1 is faster than Win 7, boots about 1/2 the time. Have not had a program or game that did not run as well or better than on win 7. The metro interface is sweet, I'm in desktop mode most of the time but I fire up some tablet games in metro while my WOW character is flying to another flight path and I'm watching netflix on full screen mode on the second monitor. That's another cool thing with multiple monitors on windows 8 (and 8.1); your extended desktop can have a separate wallpaper and it has it's own taskbar (a simple thing I know but I really miss that when on a windows 7 machine). Jumping out of a fullscreen game in windows 8 seems smoother than 7 also. I can't understand all the rage over this OS. I think it's genious to have such a great tablet OS and a desktop OS in one. MS knew what they were doing, there may be no desktop computers in the next 10 years and this is a good transitional OS.

Cons: When I first installed windows, skydrive would not sync and I had to reset to factory default, but then it worked great.

Other Thoughts: I used Windows 8 for the 3 month trial and when it was done I went back to windows 7 and really missed it. If you are on the fence, d/l the 3 month trial. You can set it up to start in desktop mode if you don't want to see the metro interface. The new 8.1 start button takes you to metro but if you right click on it you get a lot of options that make it similar to the windows 7 button. I have 4 computers in my house and 2 have windows 8. I find myself using only the windows 8 computers because they are quick and smooth. It takes a little bit to get used to when you first use it so, try the 3 month trial if you are on the fence.


Jeffrey L.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffrey L.

Date Joined: 02/25/04

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 02/28/06
  • Last Review: 10/29/15
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