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SAMSUNG C350 S27C350H Glossy Black 27
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: None of the pixels are dead or malfunctioning. Slim monitor design (which is why I picked this one). Excellent colour representation. Full brightness is quite bright. I have it positioned 3-1/2' away and all the fonts and graphics are still easy to see because of the large screen. It's perfect for watching a movie or TV show, even from 8'-9' away. The high quality that you may expect from Samsung is built into this monitor. Only two minor issues.

Cons: The monitor menu is a somewhat difficult to manage. It's navigated with a button that can click up and on four sides (kind of like a joystick) but that isn't the problem. The issue is that it requires a click, a back click, and then another click just to get to the main menu. From there you have to do a side click and then you're finally in the Picture settings. This won't be an issue if you get used to it.
Only brightness, contrast, and volume are quickly accessible but I don't like to manually adjust the brightness, and the volume is only useful if you use the screen's auxiliary out. I prefer MagicBright to be on the quick access menu.
The "Cinema" MagicBright setting makes skin tones too red on the screen. Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's suddenly looks tan in Cinema mode. In a different movie, with people who where already tan, the skin tone changed to sunburnt. I won't be using the Cinema mode.

Other Thoughts: I "upgraded" to this 27" monitor from a two-year-old 21.5" monitor that was also from Samsung. This monitor lacks some features that a smaller Samsung monitor might have such as more options in the menu, quick and easy touch-sensitive menu navigation, and a denser amount of pixels. With this monitor, it comes down to whether you want a large screen or certain extras. Also the Cinema setting colour issue that I mentioned in the cons was not present on the other monitor.

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inland 70141 Silver & black 88 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys USB Wired Mini Multimedia Keyboard
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: The keys are easy to use, it is a nicely compact board, the media buttons are not obnoxious. Cable is about 5-6 feet. Works with Linux! Everything is where you would expect in spite of it's size. The right thumb rests at the very edge of the spacebar, but it presses without resistance.

Cons: It could use some feet on the back to prop it up because it is not comfortable to type on when it lies flat. I'll somehow attach some that are about 1cm high to fix that -no biggie.

Other Thoughts: It doesn't have the "lazy backspace", but it really isn't difficult to get used to the single-square size. Especially if your hands are fairly large. I tend to hit the backspace key with my ring finger easy as pie.

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Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I was working with a motherboard that didn't have much space separating the cpu from the ram and this memory stick was PERFECT because it doesn't have heat spreaders. After closing a memory-consuming program, the ram will empty out instantly.

Cons: The product image is a bit deceiving because the aspect ratio is messed up!

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Adam P.'s Profile

Display Name: Adam P.

Date Joined: 08/22/11

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 11/29/11
  • Last Review: 07/11/13
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