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Black & Decker DCM18S Black Brew 'N Go Deluxe Personal Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Mug
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Makes a single mug of coffee. Doesn't need "cups". You can grind your own, or use already ground coffee at the proportions you like. Doesn't need paper filters as it has its own impermanent filter. Turns itself off when done. It is FAST. CHEAP compared to the cheapest cup brewer.

Cons: Cannot use paper filter in place of the permanent one, so you get more sediment. Easy to miss reservoir with water if you are groggy in the morning.

Other Thoughts: I has a Melitta Take 2, which was nicer. It started to leak and I replaced it with this in my office. My home Take 2 is still going strong after 5 years.

ASUS Eee PC EPC1000HE-BLU002X Blue Intel Atom N280(1.66GHz) 10.0
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great battery life (8+ hours). Runs everything we need it to run. Easy to upgrade memory although it only takes 2GB max. Relatively easy to swap HDD. Runs Windows 7 RC and only needs Broadcom Bluetooth driver and Atheros wireless driver which you can download from the vendors (Asus only has XP drivers). Wireless N works great (WPA/WPA2 AES)!

Cons: Lately Asus has been partitioning the hard drives (in half) for recovery and use Windows PE and Ghost, which goofed up imaging with our Altiris DS software. I had to use Partition Magic to get full use of the hard drive. Odd since they provide a recovery DVD. Lots of bloatware to uninstall now too. Tried to run eeebuntu or Ubuntu, but too much trouble trying to get the wireless to work.

Other Thoughts: Our college priced comparable netbooks and Asus won hands down. It's specs beat all others. If you can option others up to this one, the cost almost doubles. We can replace it with a new one if destroyed or lost and still come out ahead. 1/3 the price of our Dell Latitudes. If you buy one uninstall all the junk. Picasa (free from Google) makes the webcam work nicely for snaps or vids.

MOTOROLA SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem 38Mbps Downstream, 30Mbps Upstream USB and Ethernet 10/100Base-T DOCSIS 2.0/1.1
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: You get to own it, not Comcast. Yippee!

Cons: You would own it, not Comcast. Boo!

Other Thoughts: I pay Comcast $3/month. ($40 + Shipping)/$3 does not equal 8 months. They are solid performing modems, but I intend to move and may not have Comcast when I do.


Robert F.'s Profile

Display Name: Robert F.

Date Joined: 01/10/05

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 10/14/05
  • Last Review: 05/07/14
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