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ASUS PB298Q 29
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: *it's from ASUS (been using their products for years with assuring quality)
*ultra-widescreen display
*pretty solid when gaming (played Battlefield 4 and TitanFall, very little input lag if any, no ghosting so far, good color accuracy, and gaming with this monitor will have you looking at gaming in a slight "wider" scale, which is a good thing.
*AMAZING with widescreen movies (it eliminates the black bars in those kind of movies, bringing out more of imagery in movies.
*working with digital art and photos 9/10 not as perfect as the more expensive monitors, but a very close. (I'm a digital illustrator and love to edit photos)

Cons: *Their is actually a border around the screen that measures close to a centimeter of thickness, which would let down some people who would expect this to be somewhat "borderless". (at first it somewhat bothered me, but now I got use to it and don't notice it much at all now)
*not 120hz (for the gamers out there) still give the 1080p vibe of gaming, (I'm also using this monitor along with my Samsung 27'inch 2560x1440p monitor and I see the clear difference, but having extra viewing room on the sides help gaming seem more immersive. so the slight negative is not enough to take off an egg.)
*just like what some other people have mentioned, some older games will not take full advantage of the resolution.

Other Thoughts: first off, hats off to newegg for a super-fast delivery! Everything game intact, aside from the outside of the box being slightly worn and dirty, the packaging kept the monitor safe ;)

If you're into photo editing and are on a slight budget, this monitor will do the job very well. If you're into gaming, this monitor will serve you well, mainly for the wider view and of course the other factors of very low input lag and almost no ghosting. If you're into movies (mainly widescreen movies) you'll surely enjoy watching those kind of movies on this monitor since it eliminates the black borders you would normally see on other monitors or TVs for that matter. I would give this a solid 5 eggs if it wasn't minor cons, but all in all I'm a happy camper and will be buying 2 more of these monitors soon.

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WACOM Intuos5 Touch PTH650 Medium Pen Tablet
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Productivity increased x10 03/21/2013

This review is from: WACOM Intuos5 Touch PTH650 Medium Pen Tablet

Pros: Coming from a bamboo, I feel I could do a ton more with this. I'm currently using a Samsung 29" inch 2560x1440 display and this fits the screen perfectly. Comes with a nice bunch of free software to use with this tablet and just using this with Adobe photoshop CS6 (a few minutes ago) I already see increased productivity when it comes to editing photos and rendering artwork (since I'm an artist myself) but the best part is, is the touch feature, where you can rotate/shrink/enlarge/drag an image on screen by just using your fingers on the tablet itself. and it's pretty nifty to say the least and it does take a slight learning curve to get use to this. Bare in mind this is not for the impatient types and yet it's very easy to learn to get use to. I was about to get the "large" version since I'm using a big screen but I'm glad I stuck to the medium.

Cons: learning curve could be of a problem to some people but if you already have a lot of experience using a mouse to edit photos or render artwork, on photoshop or illustrator, for example, you'll quickly see how fast you can finish your work with these tablets. other than that I don't see any other "cons".

Other Thoughts: If you're a beginner when it comes to graphic tablets, you are better off using the lower end models like the Bamboo splash or even the create and capture. 1) you'll save a lot of money and 2) those models are the basics and the learning curve is not as difficult as it would be for the Intuos 5 tablets, but that's just my opinion. The sensitivity, fluidity, and quality of this tablet is superb and well designed. Once you go Wacom theirs no going back I should say. and lastly it's worth the money if you need one of the best graphics tablets around, I'm happy I went with this.

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EVGA 04G-P4-2699-KR GeForce GTX 690 Hydro Copper Signature 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 1) consumes less power than 2 GTX680s in SLI
2) performs nearly on the same level as 2 GTX680s in SLI
3) consume less space *using a single card compared to having to get 1 more other card for SLI
4) bragging rights galore ;)
5) can play anything with more than satisfying results on 2560x1440 resolution what more with 1080 res on nvidia surround.

Cons: price if you can't afford it and some say having 2 actual GTX680s in SLI run better than a single GTX690 especially when overclocked, but that's another story.

Other Thoughts: Can't say much other than in about a years time the 700series card would eventually be out, but super happy with this purchase and choice of video card. works perfect with my new Samsung Series 9 S27B970D 27"inch PLS monitor! if you have the cash get this card, it's not overrated, you won't know how great a card this is till you try it out! current game I'm playing right now is Battlefield 3 and Shogun 2 Total War with everything maxed out at 8x MSAA with 50+ fps

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Display Name: Alan V.

Date Joined: 06/05/12

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 07/13/12
  • Last Review: 03/21/14
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