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EVERCOOL  F-EC9225HH12BP  92x92x25mm High Speed Double Ball Bearing Fan - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Doing the job. I'm gonna order another one when it again comes off of backorder.

Cons: Size. This unit replaced a 100mm fan, which are difficult to find. Fortunately, the wire clips attaching it to the cooler are quite flexible. So this truly isn't a problem.

Other Thoughts: Put this fan on my Scythe cpu cooler after I broke its fan. While I was waiting for it to come off of back order I used the stock AMD cooler on my Phenom II.

This fan clipped right on using the Scythe wires. It has a four pin connector making it acceptable for CPU duty.

It is NOT noisey. But then I guess it is all a matter of perspective. I have five fans in my case and it is on the desk beside my monitor. So there is always a steady low hum of air flow. This fan is much quieter than the stock AMD cooler fan. I could hear the AMD fan spinning up and down on load. Not so this fan.

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HP EliteBook 8470p C6Z88UT 14.0
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Solid packaging. Fast enough processor. Good sized hard drive. Dedicated graphics system. Beautiful laptop. Comes with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled. Windows 8 discs to install if you prefer (I do not).

Cons: Wish it had HDMI out instead of DisplayPort

Other Thoughts: Reduced the Windows partition and installed Linux Mate 14. Grub2 dual boots perfectly between the two OS's. One negative is HP has created System, Windows, Restoration, and HP Tools partitions, all primary. To create a partition for Linux I had to make some sacrifices.

Grateful that HP has installed Windows 7 on this machine. Discs for Windows 8 are provided. In my case I'll not use them. But it is good to have the choice.

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ViewSonic VX2250wm-LED Black 21.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Outstanding picture. Clear and bright. No bad pixels. Some reviewers elsewhere have criticized the piano finish and the power LED. I love them both. Windows 7 driver installed easily. The open source driver with Fedora Linux (13) detected the monitor and reconfigured to 1920x1080 on restart. No intervention required by me.

This is a great monitor, particularly for the price.

Cons: No height adjustment that I can see. This is acceptable in my case as the monitor is placed just right for my progressive bi-focals.

Coming from a 4:3 19" screen I want a taller picture. Figure I just need to get used to it. If not, I think I'll go to with a bit bigger screen next time.

Other Thoughts: I have a 19" dual monitor setup at work. When I drag an open application to a particular monitor and click to have it expand full screen it does so just for that monitor. This makes tiling applications side by side quit simple. At this point I am not sure this is possible (quickly) with a wide screen monitor.

I use Adobe Premiere and it was sweet to see the timeline so long. Reduces the scrolling and zooming. Very pleasing.

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Michael G.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael G.

Date Joined: 04/02/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 12/31/10
  • Last Review: 03/30/13
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