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Acer GN246HL Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Amazing refresh rate / response time
3D compatible
CHEAP!!!
Lightboost
Thin & Light
Energy Efficient

* External PSU

Cons: No tilt / height adjustment
Bad color :(

*External PSU

Other Thoughts: This is an amazing bang for buck monitor, you really can't beat it (got it on sale @ $179)

The movement / motion is beautiful and beats my 75hz Asus by a longshot.

The external PSU is both a pro and a con, depending on how readily available they are.

PSUs in Monitors are almost impossible to replace because of there form factor. I've had 2 monitors that have died because of PSU problems. The PSU being external is good for size / sustainability -- but only if the adapter is readily available through Acer, if not, then internal would have been better.

The color is flat, that's really it. I had saturation at 200% on my old monitor and it was GORGEOUS, I noticed immediately that the colors are not as nice on this. Fully saturated looks like 0 saturation on my old monitor.

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Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000BL with Cherry MX Black Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great buy when on sale 03/12/2014

This review is from: Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000BL with Cherry MX Black Switch

Pros: -MX Black
-Cheap, I bought mine for some $60 on sale
-Heavy and sturdy, will not slide on your desk like a cheap plastic board
-Sexy red PCB

Cons: -USB problems (I'll get back to this)
-No backlights (what do you expect for the price?)
-TERRIBLE USB cable, throw it away immediately

Other Thoughts: When I first plugged in the keyboard, I fell in love. It felt great to type on, great to game on, and looked amazing. As an amateur dev / pro gamer, I need a mechanical keyboard I can type on AND game on competitively. This keyboard was much cheaper than the competition, so I couldn't resist when I saw it on techbargains. Here is the deal -- after 3 weeks, the keyboard would go unresponsive in the middle of gaming. I was plssed at first, because the early reviews all warn of a faulty USB port. However my buddies at Overclock.net 's mechanical keyboard club had assured me that the USB problem was fixed several months ago with this line of Rosewill mechs. I trust those guys, a lot. The problem came, then was fine for a few days, then it returned. I was getting nervous, and as a competitive gamer, that keyboard behavior is NOT ACCEPTABLE. However, a few days after the problem appeared, I decided to try a different USB cable. I have been gaming on it daily for some 2-3 months now with NO problems. No more dropped keystrokes, no more "lock lights" (The problem caused all 3 Lock LEDs to come on as others have mentioned.)

So as I mentioned in the Cons, throw away that USB cable and get a real one. I'm not sure if the problem is caused by bad cabling or in fact the USB socket, but changing the cable seemed to have fixed my issues. I would not be surprised if the damage to USB ports people are mentioning is from the shoddy cable that came with the keyboard.

All in all -- great keyboard, recommend it for those willing to take a minor risk / are techy enough to troubleshoot or deal with problems in case they appear. If you are scared off by that, then invest in a Ducky / Das Keyboard because those almost never fail, but you pay more for that reliability. OR just pay the extra money for the newegg extended warranty, might still be cheaper than the competition.

All in all - 4/5 eggs. Great job Rosewill.

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Lyle S.'s Profile

Display Name: Lyle S.

Date Joined: 01/08/14

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 03/12/14
  • Last Review: 12/10/14
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