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MSI R5970-P2D2G Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Was fast when it came out

Cons: Never again. I had two of these cards and the first died in 6 months. MSI RMA'd the card and would not give me another and just refunded my 600+ tax in a check. I ended up with one working card and could not purchase another. then the next card would not work unless I would power down the MB and do a complete discharge or it would not even POST. Now less than 3 years the card is dead. I am done with MSI pulled my old EVGA cards out of another computer over 3 years old plugged them in and they work. Buying a 780GTX TI. I will never buy another MSI product as long as I live nice going MSI you can call contact me if you feel liking giving me a R9290x otherwise go eat sand and the bad publicity!

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LG 29EB93-P Black 29
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? This monitor is listed with LG’s Business Class Monitors. What this means for you is a slightly better build quality, adjustable stand, and (3) three year warrantee on the display.
First off this is not my first “2560 rodeo.” I owned a 2560x1600 30” Apple Cinema Display. I purchased back in 2007 for around 2500(+/-) I don’t really remember the exact price. Regardless the Apple display was the pinnacle of displays for 2007 nothing really came close and most graphics cards had a hard time running this display. Unless it was a GTX running in SLI which was a brand new technology. Now you have a little idea on where I am coming from and the background I have with larger resolutions.
The LG is a great display, the colors are accurate and the display only has minimal back light bleed (BLB). The menu system is rather straight forward. Like most UI’s by LG, not very well thought out. I realize it is a display and not a mobile device. However, LG could have put more time into thinking how to make the interface easier to navigate and make a programmable button on the monitor for user settings and ease of access. Idea hire a UI designer that is not an engineer? Oh wait this only works for Apple…..
The real question is how I perceive the new aspect ratio coming from 16x9. I would be a liar if I said it was great taking my breath away when I opened the box. When I first unboxed the monitor I thought, it was wide but small at the same time. If you are coming from a traditional 1920 monitor this will be a non-issue. Coming from the 16x9 30” 2560x1600 it felt like a step in the wrong direction. I told myself before I return it. I have to be fair and put it in its own category and use it for work and play in order to become accustomed with the new aspect ratio.
After using it now for almost two months I feel comfortable with the switch. I use my 30” at work and my 29” LG at home. The only time I can truly say I miss the 30” 2560x1600 is when doing heavy photo editing in Adobe LR or PS. The Wacom i5 works better with the denser pixel ratio in my opinion.
I find watching movies and playing games to be an easier transition away from the old cinema display. The colors feel more vibrant and rich textures with more depth. I don’t play much FPS’s anymore. I find myself just playing League of Legends (LoL) and transitioning nicely.

Cons: Cons:
• Could not located the dedicated hardware for calibration on LG’s website for purchase. Any attempts to search google have only turned up information or pictures without any way to purchase the calibration unit.
• The brushed bezel is full of defects and appears as if my 7 year old daughter was given a paint brush and told to make this look like brushed aluminum. (Recommendation unless you are willing to actually manufacture brushed or textured iodized aluminum please refrain from trying to make fo-aluminum).
• I have purchased a few other LG products in the past such as my fridge. I would say everything I have ever owned that was manufactured by LG including cell phones needed warranty repair work performed. I have a low quality expectation and performance of product set by prior experiences with Life’s Good Products.

Other Thoughts: Recommendations: I would recommend this product to others that would like a good accurate display for a reasonable price. If you are looking for the very best, this is not it. However, with the price point on this model you are looking at a great value. If LG would like to contact me regarding my review I would love to provide ideas on design improvements and UI customer experience. Sometimes design is just that design and nothing more. Every once in a while a company makes a product that makes financial sense but is beautiful at the same time. Profit margins and stock holders have determined design. For a product to go from good to great needs to dictate the design of others. Not by raising the bar but blowing it out of the water. When LG decides to use quality manufactured materials and deliver them at a reasonable price point will be the day you see a company go from mediocre to greatness.

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Canon 2751B002 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Second Review After Some Time With It!! 06/14/2012

This review is from: Canon 2751B002 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Pros: Great lens!!! Wow, now only if it was lighter and not so big this would be my go to walk around lens. I love the IQ and bokeh this lens produces. I use my 16-35 2.8L and my 50 1.4 and my 24-105 4L> out of those I find myself never wanting to leave this lens. I will pick up an 85 1.2 but I might just pass, given enough room for compression this blows it away as in versatility. the IS gives you the option to hand hold in many situations you could not with the non-IS version.

Cons: Heavy, well you should just hit the gym a little more or curl this in the morning. Price, Wow really cannon 2300.00 well I guess I should be selling my services then I would not complain as much. It is like Apple products with quality and warranty come price. I cant have my cake and eat it, so I will not QQ to much about it.

Other Thoughts: can I get this in a 1.2? :) oh if only!~

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Display Name: Bryan S.

Date Joined: 09/13/09

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  • First Review: 03/27/12
  • Last Review: 12/21/13
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