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This review is from: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
Pros: High quality build.
Effective at keeping things cool.
Cons: This computer is in my bedroom and I run it sometimes when the house is quiet and everybody is asleep. I designed the computer to be quite, all the components. And this component is the loudest (excepting the optical drives on start-up). It has two fans, and together they're quite loud. I only run one fan, and I run it on the slowest setting (using the resistor cable that came with it to slow it down) and it's still the loudest thing in the computer.
Other Thoughts: Other quite components:
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7770 (quiet, fast, low energy consumption, and cheap)
KINGWIN Absolute Platinum Series AP-550 550W (silent power supply - fan never runs)
Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (heavy and quiet. The fan that came with the case is quieter than any of the Noctua fans I've had). (Item#: N82E16811129177)
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.