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2 out of 5 eggs Might be fine for some people, but I really disliked it. 12/27/2015

This review is from: Samsung S27D590C Black 27" Curved LED Monitor 4ms (GTG) HDMI LED-Lit VA Panel 350 cd/m2 Dual Stereo Speakers w/ Game Mode function

Pros: -Viewing angle is awesome
-Colors are vibrant
-Black levels are pretty good

Cons: -Can't turn off image processing
-No reasonable setting for text on 'sharpness' filter
-Game Mode makes anything with hard edges look weird and distorted

Other Thoughts: I bought this at Best Buy and intended to leave a review on their site for it, but it's mysteriously gone from their site as of today, so I'm leaving my review here. I returned it to the store less than an hour after I got it home. My major problem with it is that there was no way to make text pleasant to read on it. Most computer monitors I've used disable the 'sharpness' adjustment when you feed them a digital signal (I was using an HDMI cable) because you typically want a 1:1 representation of what the computer is sending it. Not this one. This one treats your computer video signal like it's a television video signal (albeit without the overscan) and forces it through an image processing routine that's honestly of no use to anyone who uses their computer to read any amount of text. If you play with both the sharpness and contrast a lot, you can get it looking *okay*, but the way the sharpness filter is designed on this, it's like it's intentionally softening the image and then applying a sharpness 'enhancement' to the softened version of the image. The result is that your text is either slightly too blurry or looks 'artificially' sharp (i.e. distorted or with a 'glow' behind it that's brighter than the rest of the background). The worst part is that the blurriness and artificial sharpness overlap onto each other, so the best 'compromise' setting has a bit of both effects. I don't know about some people, but for me this makes this display unusable as a computer monitor. It might be good hooked to a cable box or something, but that's not why I bought it so I took it back. I replaced it with a $99 AOC monitor that I'm much happier with in spite of the fact that the screen is much smaller and the viewing angle isn't nearly as good. Oh, and when I was looking at it, I assumed Game Mode was a way to disable image processing, but it isn't. Instead, it seems to set Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness to their MAXIMUM values, which just makes everything look awful.

Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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3 out of 5 eggs Good overall, some issues 07/06/2014

This review is from: Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: First of all, I like the design. The front isn't really as 'metallic' as it appears in the photo, but it's a good-looking case. it also fits all my components well while staying sufficiently compact.

Cons: It's got really lightweight, thin metal and can cut you if you're not careful. I've sliced my finger trying to get a stubborn PCI card out of the case. Also, the front USB ports are awful. The only things that work in them are flash drives. Anything with a cable will need to be plugged into the motherboard directly. If I can find some better cables to put inside the case, I might try that.

Other Thoughts: It's not a bad case, but I still think it could be better for the price, especially regarding the quality of the front USB ports and the cabling that goes to them.

Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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4 out of 5 eggs Decent case, good price 01/29/2014

This review is from: Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's small, but big enough for a standard ATX power supply.

It comes with two fans (and the front fan is gigantic).

All my components fit nicely inside with plenty of room (although I am using one of the 'skinny' mATX motherboards).

Cons: The 'look' in real life doesn't match the pictures on here.

The metal is thin and flimsy-feeling, but as long as you're not rough with it, it should be fine.

Other Thoughts: I'm pretty happy with the case for the price, other than the fact that the real-life look doesn't match the picture. The metallic-looking bits at the top and bottom in the picture are quite a bit darker than in the photo, almost black in fact (very dark grey), and are obviously made of what I like to call 'sparkly plastic'. They did a good job with the 'brushed' look, though. The power button is also black (I thought from the photo that it would be silver). I could see the case looking like the photo if the photo was taken with an overly bright flash, but under normal lighting it won't ever look like that. Aside from that, it's very nice, and I only wish I had a black faceplate for my floppy drive so that it didn't look so out of place compared to the rest of the case (it's nice and beige).


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Display Name: Michael G.

Date Joined: 12/25/06

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  • First Review: 12/22/13
  • Last Review: 12/27/15
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