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This review is from: Brother TN225C High Yield Toner Cartridge; Cyan
Pros: It prints, just like you'd expect.
It fit, just like you'd expect.
It was shipped quickly by Newegg, just like you'd expect.
Other Thoughts: I've been printing labels that have a purple color that fades to a bluer color. I was having trouble getting a good quality print with my old toner cartridges (the ones that came with the printer). This problem coincided with low toner warnings from the printer. Replacing the low-toner cartridges with the new ones fixed the print quality problem.
About capacity: Naturally, I haven't drained this cartridge yet. I've seen people talk about how they don't get 2,200 pages from their cartridge like advertised. You need to keep in mind that the page count is based on sample pages in the ISO/IEC 19798 spec which specifies only partial coverage on a page. If you're printing full-page pictures, the number of prints you'll get out of a cartridge will be much lower than the standardized number that's advertised. This is true for this cartridge and all other cartridges.
Pros: It's large.
It washes clothes.
It has a ton of options.
It plays fun songs when the cycles are done, and the songs go on for a long time.
It smells like a new car
It came with new supply hoses.
Overall my impression of this washer is that it's very nice. It holds a lot of clothes. It's absolutely beautiful (I can't believe I'm saying this about a washing machine). I bought it because Consumer Reports® rated it highly, and it lives up to expectations.
It's surprisingly quiet. I had a Kenmore front-load washing machine that had developed a funky odor and started to leak. I replaced it with this one, and was shocked by how much quieter this Samsung is. The Kenmore would rattle the dishes in the next room, but with the Samsung, I don't even know when it's in the spin cycle unless I'm in the same room or paying close attention. Very nice.
Cons: It was too large to fit through some of the doors on the interior of my house. To get it through the doorway from the garage to the laundry room, I needed to take the door off the hinges.
The user interface is clunky. There is a single input knob with several pre-set choices, but these choices rarely line up with what I want. Off to the right there are buttons to increase or decrease each element of the cycle (wash temp, spin speed, soil load) as well as buttons to add things like an extra rinse, or pre-wash. The problem I have is it just takes a long time to navigate these options. Perhaps, if the buttons responded to my touch faster it would be better. Perhaps if they up as well as down buttons, it would go better. Perhaps if they had several knobs so I could select each attribute that way it would be better. The long and short of it is that these controls are clunky.
Other Thoughts: I bought it from Gerhards Appliances (they're in the NewEgg Marketplace). The experience was good, they shipped it well. They asked for a lot of money to install and haul away the old one, so I did it myself. It was really easy, but the washer is heavy and large so you'll need to take that into account.
I received the washer yesterday and ran a few loads. I haven't really explored it much beyond the installation and the initial loads. But so far it merits a full 5 eggs.
I very much like this method of buying appliances. It was quick. I got a good washer for a good price. Shipping was free. I didn't have to spend hours in a store. NewEgg was fabulous as they always are.
Pros: Looks nice, small bezel, reasonably sturdy construction. The picture is pretty good.
Cons: The picture is not perfect. There is some bleeding of lightness (blacks look gray near the edges). I'm not going to take an egg of for this because the monitor is inexpensive, and I only notice the bleed when the screen is black or has a picture with large black borders.
Short power cable. This is the 3rd monitor I've mounted to this monitor arm, and the only one where the short power cable was an issue. It's about 38" from the AC/DC power conversion box to the 3-pronged plug that fits in the wall receptacle. This means the cable is not long enough for me to mount is easily on my rather large monitor arm (arm reaches about six feet). The DC cable from the conversion box to the monitor is plenty long, so I was able to make it work by taping the power conversion box to one of the arms, but it's a bit ugly, and this is not a problem I've had with other monitors.
Other Thoughts: I have this monitor mounted on a large monitor arm which holds the monitor by the VESA mount. My previous monitor (as Samsung) was too flimsy and would creak when I repositioned the monitor. This monitor is built better, but I'd feel better it it were a bit sturdier. I did not use the stand it cam with, so I can't rate that.
When I went to purchase a monitor, I had a hard time getting measurements from the center of the VESA mount to the edges of the monitor:
Here are the measurements from the center of the VESA to the edges of the monitor (rounded up to the nearest 1/4"):
Top: 6 1/4"
Bottom: 6 3/4"
Left: 10 3/4"
Right: 10 3/4"
Display Name: David H.
Date Joined: 09/21/03
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