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LG L2000CP-BF 20
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Choice for Multimonitor Setups 10/14/2011

This review is from: LG L2000CP-BF 20" Height, Tilt, Swivel & Pivot Adjustable Anti-Glare LCD Monitor

Pros: The monitor stand is top-notch out of the box, allowing height, tilt, and a 90 degree rotation to allow it to be used in landscape mode. Unless you're doing something exotic, you will not need to buy special panel mounting hardware to do any one-panel high multimonitor setup. The display is fairly crisp, and so bright I had to turn it down to its lowest setting. The bezel is flat and unadorned so it easily moves next to any other monitors.

Cons: The mount only allows a 90 degree rotation in one direction; this is a minor nit, but it does prevent you from orienting the panels so the power LED is away from the center of multiple screens. The power LED is also is the standard too-bright blue, so plan on taping them over.

Other Thoughts: I realize these panels seem pricey given that they are 20", but they are very close to half the size of a 30" monitor, with comparable resolutions, so the pricing is in line with similar screens on a $/sq inch basis. The size and resolution allows for a well-matched dual/triple-panel set up with a 30" main panel and the LG L2000 rotated 90 degrees to either side.

Vantec NexStar CX 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The loose bezel issue has been fixed. Mechanically the hard drive tray is improved with better retention.

Cons: Lost in the redesign was the standard USB mini-B, replaced with a USB A port requiring a custom USB A-A cable (included with the NexStar.) The chip set has been changed as well. Simply put the NexStar being offerred today is not the solid, standards-based NexStar that earned the high ratings it has seen in the past. The case is somewhat fatter than the original design.

Other Thoughts: More than a year ago, I had purchased a dozen NexStar CX cases and found them to be very reliable, thin, and very portable with the only flaw being loose front bezel screws on some cases. I was very happy with the NexStar CX, so I ordered some additional cases as we expanded our backup set. The new cases are clearly redesigned, changing to both a non-standard I/O port arrangment, and switching the chip set used from the Sunplus SPIF225A to the Jmicron JM20329, in my opinion an inferior choice. Vendors, please, if you do a redesign so significant it requires different cables and drivers, change the name/model of the device!

CTA Digital 2.1 iPOD Speaker System Model IP-HTS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Looks nice, bad audio 05/31/2007

This review is from: CTA Digital 2.1 iPOD Speaker System Model IP-HTS

Pros: Nice styling, good subwoofer performance, and capable of very high shake-the-house volume levels.

Cons: No dock adapters -- so anything other that a standard iPod (such as a mini) just flops around on the connector and seems likely to break. Substantial audio hiss during silent periods and when turned on but not playing. Due to the hiss this system is nearly unusable for quiet or low volume background music. iPod docking stand is a little flimsy. Blue power on indicator is so bright it will light an entire room at night.

Other Thoughts: If this system were going to be used near full volume all the time, it might be passable. However, if you're looking for a nice system or something for a bedroom to fall asleep by as I was, the hiss will make it unsatisfactory, and you should consider some of the other systems Newegg offers.


Dean M.'s Profile

Display Name: Dean M.

Date Joined: 03/25/02

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 12/12/05
  • Last Review: 10/14/11
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