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Dell U2415 Black 24.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Accurately Colors
Relatively Affordable

Cons: Could be cheaper
Too slow for gaming

Other Thoughts: I've always wanted a Dell Ultrasharp since I fool around with Photoshop. I was getting tired of my images looking different from one monitor to the next. I needed an accurate reference and the Newegg sale provided an a great opportunity to try one out.

Compared to my 144hz BenQ XL 2411z this monitor brings out more warmth and richness to the pictures. You do not have to do anything (like calibrating color profiles) as this item is factory calibrated.

I personally think the accurate colors make everything I do on my desktop more enjoyable, however, you might want to think twice if you've ever used a 144 Hz monitor.

The Ultrasharp is SLOW by comparison. You will notice more motion blurs. Some fast animations in video games outright skip around (for example, Kalista's hopping doesn't seem as smooth/fluid).

Vs a TN panel you're basically trading accuracy for speed, and for me accuracy is much more preferred. I like my games looking prettier than running smoother ha!

At any rate, I'm really liking this monitor. I think Newegg's sale price of $239.99 is more reasonable given 2560 x 1440 will be the new norm soon. I wish Dell would make a version without all the extra USB ports and cut the cost down a notch for people that do not require the extra fluff.

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HyperX HX-MPSK-S Skyn Gaming Mouse Pad (Speed)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs great value for the money 04/05/2015

This review is from: HyperX HX-MPSK-S Skyn Gaming Mouse Pad (Speed)

Pros: Thin
Easy to clean
Does not fray like rubber mats

Cons: Smelly at first

Other Thoughts: This is a great mouse pad for the right application. Assuming you have a small keyboard tray this mouse pad would be your best friend.

My mechanical keyboard sits partially on the mouse pad due to the limited space available on my keyboard tray and it doesn't feel uneven at all.

That aside, the tracking is smooth and I've found it to be more durable than competitors' offers (Razer, Corsair, Steelseries).

If you're one of those tabletop gamers that hang your wrist off the table this is not for you. You'll probably want something thick and rubbery to cushion your wrist. I imagine the few crying over plastic belong in that category.

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Creative GigaWorks T40 II 32W RMS 2.0 Speakers
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Worth $69.99 11/26/2014

This review is from: Creative GigaWorks T40 II 32W RMS 2.0 Speakers

Pros: Sleek looks
Acceptable highs

Cons: Muffled sound
Too expensive when not on sale (for the performance you get)
Poor lows

Other Thoughts: I bought these on sale as my new work speakers. Compared to something like Swan M10s and Klipsch Promedia 2.1s these have the advantage of smaller form factor. If space is not an issue get the alternative, as they will blow these away in performance. The Swans outshine these in every category, especially clarity and high/mids. The Promedias does the same but offers more for the money for bass heads.

I thought the highs on these were exaggerated a bit but decent sounding. Mids are acceptable. Lows are so poor/unnatural I'd rather just leave the the knob turned all the way down.

I'm going to lend these to my sister so she can blast em for a few days for the break in. I rather not fatigue my own ears.

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Jay L.'s Profile

Display Name: Jay L.

Date Joined: 07/26/11

  • Reviews: 28
  • Helpfulness: 14
  • First Review: 07/29/11
  • Last Review: 06/28/15
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