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ASUS VX238H-W White 23
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It was purchased at a discounted price
integrated speaker

Cons: deceptive/confusing advertised specifications
shipped without the right cables
inadequate customer care/support
resolution is bad enough at 1920x1080 that images/text on screen has noticeable aliasing effects
bad rebate

Other Thoughts: The product specs alternately say DVI is and isn't a feature. It doesn't actually have DVI connection in the back but comes packed with a DVI-HDMI cable. I asked if they would replace it with a HDMI-HDMI cable I could actually use on my HDMI system. They refused, saying I should contact newegg instead.

GIGABYTE GB-BXBT-1900 (rev. 1.0) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: price, size, reputation(?)

Cons: -trying to get it working but troubleshooting is difficult.
-dodgy documentation
-no user friendly diagnostic of any kind.

Other Thoughts: I bought this item primarily on the basis of support for 204Pin SO-DIMM, of which I already have 2 sticks. First boot and no response. Blank screen, no diagnostic beeps, no LED code... No instructions beyond a minimalist quick start guide. I suspect the memory I'm using is incompatible. Some documentation says that DDR3L hosts operates at dual voltage while others say that DDR3 and DDR3L are NOT compatible. Additionally, I've always assumed that when different memory speeds are involved, the hardware will always default to operating at the slower speed. But maybe that is no longer true either. I may have shot myself in the foot trying to save some money by recycling some RAM. Hopefully, other than some time wasted, this review will be revisited with happier news.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 - 3 PCs
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs rebate didn't materialized last time. Will I be duped again? 06/02/2015

This review is from: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 - 3 PCs

Pros: Anti-virus is such that when it works, you're not supposed to notice. sometimes it does tell me about phishing attempts or suspicious websites. But I guess I'm supposed to take their word for it...

Cons: ...Nevertheless, I was hit 3 times in the last month by spear-phishing attempts where the attack attempted to spoof my DSL router's configuration page. I caught it because I was alert, but I feel a competent security program should have caught first.

Other Thoughts: This will be my third year of using Kaspersky and I'm becoming increasingly disappointed. Not just at the quality of the product, but at the way Kaspersky is doing business. I don't mind paying for a good product, but if you are going to advertise your offering with a rebate promotion, principles of good customer service compels you to follow through. When my rebate check failed to arrive by the announced date last year, I called twice only to be told the ETA of my check was pushed back again and again. My patience was rewarded today when a final call to the same customer service rep told me the manufacturer has closed the promo and because I didn't check back in time for the 3rd time, she was unable to issue the rebate I was promised. When I was forced to wait the first 2 times, I thought there was a chance the sanctions on Russia due to Ukraine may have played a role in hampering Russian business activity in the US. But when I inquired further today, the customer rep told me that 99.9% of the time the reason for a missing/delayed rebate was that we, the customers, unwittingly throw them away. I don't doubt that does happen. I give props to her for being blunt about the possibility. However I'd been expecting and waiting for the promised rebate and it offended me to have implied I couldn't read or recognize an anticipated item of mail, that this was my fault for having to continuously nag them to deliver on a promise. Habits are hard to change, but if this is going to be the norm now, it may not be worth Kaspersky's waning reputation. Migrating to AVG, Panda, or someone else is a hassle, but you do what you need to do if you have to.


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Display Name: Renhao Z.

Date Joined: 06/26/06

  • Reviews: 21
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 08/07/11
  • Last Review: 07/21/16
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