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ASUS MB169B+ Silver/Black 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Runs 100% off my laptops USB 3.0 Ports. HD video playback is smooth. Light and compact design. Comes with Carrying case that doubles as a stand.

Cons: The USB 3.0 cables that come with it are a bit short. Not as bright as my native display. Slight lag with mouse movements. Would be nice if they had a built in adjustable stand rather than using the carrying case.

Other Thoughts: I do most of my work from my workstation, which is a monster full tower computer with 5 LED displays. I do web development and graphics from my main display, and then use the other displays for websites, file browsers, FTP, and my email client. However when I travel it was absolutely killing me to only work off my laptops native display. I desperately need to add multi monitor for on the go. I was skeptical in buying these after reading the other reviews that said they were not bright enough, or lagged. I was also concerned with if I could run two of them at the same time. I bought 2 of these hoping for the best and I was not disappointed.

The first thing I noticed was my house cursor didn't seem to be as responsive as on my native display. My native display was instant, but these there was maybe a 10ms lag. It doesn't affect my work, and is not anything that causes me stress, but it is noticeable.

The brightness and color were also a bit off. The brightness is just a little less than my Sony Vaio's primary screen, but everything is still very easy to read, and the contrast is good. Color wise, I have my background set to a windows Blue color. The color on these looks more greenish while my native display looks more bluish. I have yet to figure out how to do color correction on these to get them to match up. Not a big deal, unless you are doing graphics which need accurate color representation.

The carrying cases are nice, but I really wish the displays had stands built into the back of them. Using the case just seems a little flimsey.

A little background on how these work. I was concerned about trying to run video via USB ports, but it seems these displays have their own GPU built in, and this takes much of the workload your CPU would normally have to do for external displays via USB. I was also worried that I wouldn't be able to run 2 of these on my laptop at the same time. My Sony Vaio is a little older running a 3rd generation intel i5. Only one of the USB 3.0 ports is rated for charging. Fortunately both of these displays use the standard 900mA power from the USB 3.0 port, and I was able to use both of them at the same time with no issues.

I tested some video playback on them too. running a 1080p60 at 28 Mbits, played relatively smooth with almost no lag. This was with Full screen play back. When reduced to a smaller window it was flawless.

The biggest surprise was when I tried the monitor on my USB 2.0 ports, it still worked. It seemed just a tad brighter on USB 3.0, but still very doable on USB 2.0 ports.

Is there room for improvement yes. But from a functional standpoint, they are excellent.

Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX for PC and Mac
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2 out of 5 eggs Signal doesn't like solid objects 04/21/2014

This review is from: Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX for PC and Mac

Pros: Works on my glass top desk without needing to use a mousepad

Cons: My workstation and the place where I use my mouse are less than 3ft away from each other. The signal has to go through part of my computer case, my wood desk, and a 1/4" glass top. With this setup the signal was terrible! movements were jumping all over the place. I had to use a USB extension cable so that the USB receiver was on top of my desk with only 18" between it and my mouse. Once I did this it started working great! Another con is the mouse wheel. it should have a lock on it, or at least more friction to prevent free spinning.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I was sick of using a mousepad, and wanted the ability to use a mouse anywhere anytime. Probably a great mouse for laptops, but if you have stuff between the mouse and the receiver, you can forget about it. My old mouse had no issues I could use it from 10ft away with tons of stuff between my mouse and the computer. Logitech needs to increase the power of the transmitters on these things. This thing takes 2 x AAs. I don't need my batteries to last for a whole year, I just need this thing to work.

Logitech M510 Gray Wireless Laser Mouse (910-001822)
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1 out of 5 eggs Sucks! 04/11/2014

This review is from: Logitech M510 Gray Wireless Laser Mouse (910-001822)

Pros: It fits my hand great. I love the way it contours my hand.
Nice Storage compartment for the receiver

Cons: Buttons are stiff
Does not work on glass
Does not work on my lap
doesn't even work that great on a mouse pad
Takes 2 x AA batteries

Other Thoughts: I have a Logitech M210 mouse currently. its been great, but I was reading about how much better laser mouse are. My current mouse is an IR mouse and works great on most surfaces except glass or highly glossy surfaces. So I decided to give this mouse ( M510) a try. Over all if feels slugish on a mouse pad, not as responsive as my old mouse. I was even more disappointed when it did not want to work on glass. It was absolutely not responsive at all. My old mouse at least would respond to glass. Being this was a open box buy, I am starting to wonder if it has a defect. Not Happy at all with it. I bought this to go with my laptop, and I needed it to work on whatever surface was available. Beautiful design, just terrible on what really matters.


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Display Name: Paul W.

Date Joined: 11/14/03

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