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This review is from: Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1
Pros: It looks nice, has a low profile, and doesn't have any cheap gimmicky add-ons like an over-sized base, cheap speakers, or an ipod docking station.
The color and viewing angle seem good (better than other, more expensive, lcd's I've had), but I'm by no means an expert.
You can't beat that price.
Cons: when you disconect the video cable it goes out of it's way to let you know. The LED flashes and a message flashes on the screen. Hey Acer, I know the cable is unplugged, I just unplugged it, there's no need to be annoying about it.
When I turn it a big "ACER" logo pops up before the screen starts working. I don't use a screen saver, I just turn the monitors off, so this can get annoying after a while if you're like me.
Other Thoughts: The cons I listed are just minor annoyances, the big picture is that this is a really good monitor for an extremely reasonable price. I have two, I'll probably get more unless a better deal comes along.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech K740 Illuminated USB Keyboard
Pros: I don't know what deity works over at Logitech, but this keyboard is simply the best I've ever had the pleasure to touch.
The buttons are just the right right travel length (slightly longer than pure laptop style) and they don't take much pressure to push (slightly heavier than laptop style I suppose, but not much), but they still have that definite "click" when it bottoms out. So you're not wondering whether or not you actually pushed the keys like with some other light-touch keyboards.
The lighted button feature is nice, but I generally don't notice it except for at night when I first enter the room and the lights happen to be off.
This is a rare high quality slim keyboard that also actually has the full standard key layout (rather than the compressed laptop style).
I didn't think I would like the wrist rest, they're usually quite uncomfortable for me, but it's actually better than what I'm used to.
Cons: -Aesthetically I don't like the clear edged rim. (I'm glad they didn't make that glow, phew)
Other Thoughts: The tiny feet in the back seem cheep, but they're actually actually quite sturdy despite they're diminutive size.
And Logitech said, "Let there be light" and there was light.... wait, wait that's not right is it?
This review is from: Kensington 64365 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Wired Slim Keyboard
Pros: I've been using these for I think about a couple years at least (maybe less, maybe a little more) and the only problems I've ever had were because I spilled something directly in the keys. Even then, they still worked, buttons just got sticky (although even that cleared up over time, I wouldn't want to look in there though...).
For the price range there's nothing better, I love the laptop style keys. The whole thing just feels like a nice solid piece of equipment as well.
Cons: I wish it were available with a full key layout rather than the compacted laptop layout it currently uses.
Other Thoughts: I've tried various other brands and styles, but none match the quality of the Kensington 64365 for the price.
I still use these for my non-main PC's, but I have finally found a better keyboard, unfortunately it cost more than twice the price (see my review on the Logitech 920).