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This review is from: Epson Powerlite 93+ XGA 1024x768 2600 ANSI Lumens HDMI Color Brightness 3LCD Prjtr
Pros: This unit has been reliable since unpacking. Nice bright display which is easy to view against a white wall in a florescent lighted classroom. Sound level is minimal, thus doesn't interfere with my age-old hearing during Q&A.
A big plus is the ability to quickly obtain a new bulb assembly from a dozen close local sources that service Epson products.
My students are very pleased with the sharpness/detail the projector provides. A co-worker has a DLP unit that "twinkles/sparkles" ... students have stated a dis-satisfaction with that DLP effect.
I am comfortable recommending the 93+ to co-workers when they inquire about my unit in comparison to other brands they are familiar with.
Cons: The 93+ unit must be "on" to pass a video signal through to an attached LCD monitor. Previous Epson projector could be "off" and pass video through from an attached computer. Not a deal breaker, but annoying when projector standby status times out when doing prep work prior to projection mode.
Other Thoughts: The casing is a lighter plastic than my previous Epson product. I can feel the give of the casing when I pick it up in several areas when doing a one-hand pickup...I tend to be a bit more cautious when lifting the 93+ off a desk/stand.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EPSON Perfection V750-M Pro Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Film & Photo Flatbed Color Scanner
Pros: Produces high quality scans for those jobs requiring top end performance. This is not a scanner for the casual user as the quality may overwhelm your needs if you’re unsure how to use the software it's packaged with. I am using this scanner with a variety of pc and Mac computer equipment. I primarily use it with an iMac 27-i7, Photoshop, and full Adobe C5 & C4. Warm up time is within 5 seconds at room temps, Full page scans are preview ready in less than 10 seconds. The amount of detail is equal to lower end drum scanners I have used at work. Sometimes the detail is a bit too extreme as dust and scratches I didn't notice in the original are evident in the scanned product.
Cons: The scanner came straight out of the box with a foggy film on the interior glass. A quick internet search, including Epson's own FAQ, showed this fogging to be a frequent problem. Epson responded in two days via email as to where to have it serviced or to return it to NewEgg for another unit. I have elected to take the scanner into an Epson approved service center during the warranty period. I don’t notice an impact in the produced scan product caused by the foggy glass film. Perhaps there is an affect, but the high scan quality masks the degradation. Further research lends me to believe the problem is caused either by plastic casing out-gassing or a fault with the type of glass being used (holding a static charge and drawing a fine film onto it). Epson is not alone with this issue. Hp's scanners have also had this issue according to my research.
Other Thoughts: The Epson 750 and its sibling 700 are both good products if you want a top end product. This scanner won't be an averages user's purchase. There are many fine lower priced scanners for the home or budget business application that come with easy friendly software.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very straightforward product. I placed a 160 gig SATA into the case with no problem...snapped right in, put the case together quickly...attached to computer with supplied cable and formatted the drive without any issue. NOTE - Don't power drive the case screw in...just a little more than finger tight will do. If you afraid it will come out, put a tiny dab of clear finger nail polish on it to lock it in.
When using any portable drive and enclosure, remember it's not a Frisbee, don't bounce it around while in use, connect it to your computer and then turn on the computer, use the eject hardware icon when ready to remove it and give it a second to spin down before moving the case. Like any hard drive, if you drop this you can expect it to no longer work...the case is not a miracle protector shock absorber system for the hard drive.
Cons: None - Does what it is supposed to do - after all it's a case with a few electronics inside.
Other Thoughts: A carry case would have been nice, but it wasn't expected at this price. Also, since this is powered by the USB port of your computer, if you are using this with a laptop, take into condisderation a slight drop in battery running time.READ FULL REVIEW