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BOSE® 323232-1100 Computer MusicMonitor - Black
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Status symbol or speaker? 07/05/2013

This review is from: BOSE® 323232-1100 Computer MusicMonitor - Black

Pros: The Bose Music Monitor speakers are compact and use very little power for the amount of sound they put out. Fidelity is good at lower listening volumes. Saves on desk space.

Cons: These speakers are really quite overpriced. For $300, you should expect greater power handling and RMS, though a larger footprint. Also, the frequency response is not consistent at all volume levels. At lower levels, you can hear louder highs and at higher volume levels the highs are much more suppressed and less crisp, even muffled.

Other Thoughts: For day-to-day use, sitting at your desk with the speakers both pointed at your face and within 3 feet, these will work great. However you will experience similar and sometimes better results with lesser priced speakers.

Note: not for use as reference monitors. Audiophiles beware.

COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This case fan circulates air, has a durable construction and a flashy design.

Cons: This fan is not silent. The no frills fans that are included with the fractal define mini, though run at a lower rpm, are "silent". The fan does not move as much air per rpm as many other fans.

Other Thoughts: My intentions were to build a nearly silent powerhouse of a PC without the cost of water cooling. I bought two of these in hopes of moving a large amount of air without the noise of a typical fan. I was disappointed with first the noise level, which is by far the loudest coming from the case and two, the air flow which seems less powerful than the included case fans.

To somewhat resolve the problem, I have wired in a switch that I use to "kick on the afterburners" while running graphic-intense applications. While using the PC for anything else, with the fans off, it is almost 100% silent :-).

Apple MD103LL/A 2.3 GHz 15.4
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Macbook Pro 07/22/2012

This review is from: Apple MD103LL/A 2.3 GHz 15.4" MacBook Pro (New 2012 Model)

Pros: -Sleek design
-Brilliant display
-Powerful hardware
-Battery life

Cons: -ATI Graphics
-Sharing and Networking Capability
-File System Limitations

Other Thoughts: The 2012 Apple MacBook Pro lineup does little to build on the macbook family. My use for the MacBook Pro lied mainly in photo editing and occasional video editing. Having extra cash to throw away, I figured I'd try a MacBook Pro. For showing off my work and presenting to guests, this computer was very nice and pretty reliable. The only remource I have is being able to spend that extra cash on someting useful. I do realize that I could have bought something more powerful (windows based) and spent less money; but at least I have an Apple!


AARON R.'s Profile

Display Name: AARON R.

Date Joined: 09/25/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 10/03/11
  • Last Review: 07/05/13
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