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Corsair Force LE 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great drive if you're looking for storage. 08/01/2016

This review is from: Corsair Force LE 2.5" 480GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F480GBLEB

Pros: - Tons of storage and with more than acceptable speeds. You may want to rethink this as an "OS" drive and utilize for games / applications. What else are you going to do with 500GB?
- Fast
- Lost of storage
- Light?
- Simple packaging
- OS was easy and fast to install using Windows 10.

Cons: - Lightweight
- Plastic construction
- Didn't come with mounting bracket or screws

Other Thoughts: Compared against my (supposedly) faster Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s the only speed slightly slower was the random read. This Corsair LE clocked in at well over 426mb/sec which was more than sufficient for the storage I got out of this relatively inexpensive drive. You can see how Corsair cut corners though by not including much packaging, no screws, and lack of a mounting bracket. I would have liked to at least seen a mounting bracket included.

Acer S231HLbid Black 23
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Display has been great for several years now. 01/16/2016

This review is from: Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: -Slim & light design
-Light is downward facing and unobtrusive.
-Multiple inputs on the back
-Comes with cables
-Power brick is very small
-Display is good after some tweaking.
-Runs nice and cool.

Cons: -Power supply broke at the year and 6 month mark (wouldn't power on) but Acer promptly sent me a new one without sending back the old. problem solved.
- The stand is flimsy and will wobble wight light weight of monitor
-Sometimes need to hit the power button two or three times for it to register a press.
-No auto select for inputs.
-Button location is hard to use and creates much difficulty in navigation.
-No headphone out or audio jacks period. (not expected but would be nice).

Other Thoughts: I used this monitor for exactly a year and eight months before it failed. This display is much touted in reviews, and I was very happy with it (save for a few niggles mentioned in the cons) but then one day it just didn't power up. The unit worked an hour before. I would not even get the orange standby light, however the power brick showed a green light.

I was forced to send this unit back under warranty (which is 3 years.) This process cost $40 on top of the original $149 I spent on it making it a $210 purchase after shipping and tax + 6 days+ downtime.

Obviously the manufacturer's warranty and solid reviews on this and other websites indicate that this display should not have failed when it did. Never the less, I would not purchase another Acer display when there are quality Sony, LG, Toshiba & Samsung monitors at affordable prices.

Linksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router (2.4 + 5Ghz)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Not sure what to think about this product. So promising, yet such a let down. 01/16/2016

This review is from: Linksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router (2.4 + 5Ghz)

Pros: - Looks great
- Beefy hardware
- Web GUI is clean and easy to navigate.
- Best speed and range I have seen in a home router

Cons: - Connection drops frequently on both 2.4 & 5ghz frequencies.
- Promise of open source may be turning out to be a pipe dream due to internal disputes at Linksys & the Atheros SOC.
- Return process may be complex if not impossible as this is a refurbished unit and even brand new devices receive little support.
- Atheros SOC turning out to be a terrible disservice to the Open Source community on Linksys' behalf.

Other Thoughts: There's a big push right now for Linksys to re-establish themselves in the marketplace after being acquired by Belkin. Well let me tell you, I was hoping this product would be as good as some claim but it just isn't in my first few days of use.

The biggest issue is full and unconditional network drops both on 2.4 and 5 ghz. These are inexplicable and are widespread. Just visit the Linksys forums and there is a 120+ page thread there about this device dropping connections.

Making matters even worse - this product was promised from the beginning to have full Open Source support - yet there appears to be internal promises that are hard to keep and an unfamiliarity to the general workings of Open Source. For example; Belkin has been very slow to work with the community due to the "proprietary" nature of their Atheros drivers. This has made the community lose interest so it was over before it started. Couple that with high price and the WRT1900AC was destined to be a non-starter.

I could deal with that, but the most egregious element to all this is Linksys' failing to release an updated firmware driver that solves the connection drops after more than a year of this router being on the market.

In the router world; you can have bad looks, lack of open source support, poor range, heat issues etc. etc. but what you CANNOT have is dropped connections. How do you screw this up Linksys? For shame.


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