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This review is from: Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 120mm Case cooler
Pros: Not "jet engine loud". Pushes 240 CFM at a reasonable noise level, wattage. and cost. Actually, I feel like this is pretty cheap. I used to use a GFB, but it finally reached a point where it needed to be retired. It didn't push as much air and it cost like 30% more or something.
Cons: It's not a massive 120x72 dual motor fan and it doesn't push 300CFM. It also doesn't require its own power supply, so that's not a very good con.
Other Thoughts: Let's get serious for a moment. In the all important noise factor, fans like this are making two noises. There's the motor hum and the sound of airflow. Most (~85%) of the sound is just airflow. It's kinda like driving with the windows down. Figure out how you'll handle phone calls and you're fine. It's actually pretty easy to sleep in the same room with a fan like this.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Dell E2414H Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 1,000:1
Pros: Picked one of these up at the local store when my HDMI adapter died. As a secondary monitor it's not bad. Honestly, a half decent 1080p monitor makes a really good secondary since you can actually do stuff on it. Image quality is good enough for what I use it for (which is basically web browser and nothing else). Good monitor for the price, I suppose.
Dark scenes actually look better than on the U2412M (as long as you're staring straight at the monitor).
Cons: Welp. It's 1080p which, per popularity, is the worst resolution of all time. In comparison to the U2412M, it's easy to see why this monitor costs a benny less. Viewable angle is an embarassment, stand is greatly inferior, no USB hub, no Display Port, almost 2" shorter because of crummy resolution. Etc. Again, you're spending a lot less. Can't complain too much.
Like the Ultrasharp, there's no HDMI. Luckily, if you're forced into the option for whatever reason, the expensive solution of [monitor > DVI adapter > HDMI cable > PC] does work.
Other Thoughts: Would be nice if I could just buy the Dell pivot stand.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 1920x1200 is, unlike every other widescreen resolution besides 2560x1440, a respectable resolution that you can actually scale something to and it not look awful. Panel has good color, usually, and very good viewing angle. I actually have a crappier Dell 1080p 24" panel sitting right next to this one and the viewable angle is dramatically better. Stand is very good and allows you to use the monitor sideways without a lot of effort.
Cons: Despite something like 20 years of development and all the new fangled tech in the world, there's still ghosting at freaking 60fps on this panel. It's not as bad as I've seen, but you're still not getting the image quality that top of the line CRTs were giving you in the late 90s. Furthermore, really dark scenes are not good on this panel. There's a strange effect that looks like the monitor is really reflective or something. Coming out of a fullscreen game that alters the gamma setting will cause a really obvious yellowing to occur. I think it does eventually wear off, but it's unattractive.
No HDMI is slightly annoying.
Other Thoughts: At this point, it's either this monitor or a 2560x1440 monitor. 1440 is whole multiple of 480 and 720, so that's really awesome. At 5/8 the pixels, this monitor is less likely to give you performance fits, though. Pick your poison. Don't pick 1080p.READ FULL REVIEW