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ASUS MG279Q Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Resolution is very crisp and easy on the eyes
-Anti-glare coating works pretty well considering I'm right next to a window
-No backlight bleed, I THINK there's one dead pixel, not 100% sure...
-Very clean, simple design, glad I bought this over the Acer 1440p TN panel, that red-ish orange would've looked ugly!
-Extremely ergonomic, the next best thing would be an arm mount
-Cable management clip in the back
-Very large but leaves plenty of space for speakers, tablets, etc.

Cons: -The 1 MAYBE dead pixel, still not 100% on that
-The resolution change from 1080p to 1440p made some of my games crash, had to reinstall graphics drivers which was weird...
-While it looks, feels and performs like something that's $500, the price is still really hefty

Other Thoughts: I won the monitor lottery! Not trying to gloat though, I'm just glad it came out of the box without any issues. I was dreading buying this only having to possibly ship it back thanks to the horrible QA stories. Luckily that hasn't happened...yet...and hopefully never will. I LOVE this monitor, games look VERY nice, haven't tried any photo editing or digital painting on it yet but I hope to soon. I plan to keep this monitor for many years, and if the price drops low enough I might buy another in the future.

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ASUS Laptop R510DP-FH11 AMD A10-Series A10-5750M (2.50 GHz) 8 GB Memory 750 GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2GB 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This laptop has a great APU and GPU combo, they run graphic-intense applications very well and I've been quite pleased with its performance despite my many unfortunate events with it.

Cons: This laptop has had problem after problem, first off because this is an OEM product, good luck getting any help from Windows if your OS goes corrupt. At that point you have to send it to Asus to reinstall it, you cannot buy any recovery media for it. I had this happen not once, but twice and the first time both my HDD AND Windows were corrupt, the second time I said screw it and bought a WD Black 2 SSHD and a retail copy of Windows 8.1, couldn't have been any happier after that. Then in the past week, out of the blue my videos start generating artifacts and massive blocking. I attempted to resolve this issue all on my own for several days prior to contacting Asus support. After doing so, they gave me the usual answers, so I just went ahead and tried them anyways. My original hunch was either the APU or GPU graphics went bad, and of course after a few days of narrowing it down I eventually came to the conclusion I had all along. Now I have to send it in for an RMA again, which has started to deteriorate my loyalty to the Asus brand seeing as I own a couple of components of theirs in my desktop(motherboard and GPU). I gave it 3 stars since it really is a powerful mobile machine for the price, the problem is that I've had so many problems with it that I cannot in good conscience recommend this laptop to anyone who is considering it.

Other Thoughts: Laptops are not perfect, I realize this. However, there amount of problems I've had with it really makes me wish I hadn't bought it. I wish I could build my own like a desktop, my desktop runs great and hasn't had any problems like this at all, so it makes me a little more wary of pre-built systems.

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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This SSD is great for those who want to use it as a boot device, store some games on the drive and maybe even personal files if preferable. I have one of these and a WD Black 3 TB HDD, transfer speeds are lightning fast and games are fantastic, with this setup I'm perfectly content.

Cons: None that I can think of, it's spacious enough and the price is adequate for what it does.

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Evan P.'s Profile

Display Name: Evan P.

Date Joined: 04/15/13

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 01/18/14
  • Last Review: 11/20/15
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