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This review is from: SAMSUNG S29E790C Glossy Black / Metallic 29" Curved WQHD Cinema Wide 4ms (GTG) HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor 350 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (3000:1) Built-in Speakers, High Adjustable
Pros: Wow is my first word to describe this beautiful image quality, easy to use curved monitor. The curve part is fantastic, it follows our natural head turning. This and the beautiful adjustable image with great viewing angles makes for a monitor that’s enjoyable to look at and less fatiguing than for example, the 3 monitor ‘Eyefinity’ arrangement I took down to use and review this.
The ‘one button’ control is easy to use and understanding the menu. We don’t often change monitor settings, but some of the options like ‘Eye Saver Mode’ or the ‘Gaming Mode’ are just two of several options. Dual HDMI allows for more than one feed item to be connected. A second PC/Laptop, an HDTV input, DVD player or any HDMI out product, and with PIP/PBP you can have picture in picture.
This is great for any monitor need and with the height adjustment (it goes up high), tilt adjustment and small foot print base it’s great for home or office. I find the base allows for use of the area below the monitor.
There is ample length with the power cord and the power brick as it’s called is attached to the power cord, reducing heat in the monitor and making this a light weight monitor for the size.
Display port ready, headphone or speaker connection, all easy to get to.
This curved monitor is beautiful and an awesome option for those considering dual monitors, a wide screen and/or Crossfire or SLI applications.
Cons: I have read a few reviews questioning why there are no DVI or VGA connectors.
Depending on your PC or Laptop the video card capabilities, you get in respect to the top resolution of this monitor 2560 X 1440/3440 X 1440. IF your abilities are lower, this will still make this a great choice for you. If you only have DVI/VGA there are inexpensive adapters easily available to convert to the HDMI input. The gain with the beautiful curved screen outweighs the cons.
Other Thoughts: As an EggXpert reviewer this opportunity was a perfect fit for me. I was using a 3 monitor (24’) ‘Eyefinity’ arrangement. What a wide screen it makes and the ability to use separate browsers to do multi tasks. I setup this 29” Curved monitor and it’s in a lot of ways better than my monitors I took down to test and review this. I’m now a fan and hooked.
The curved part of the screen I have found is less fatiguing when used for long periods of time. Gaming, movies/videos etc. We don’t see the world in squared off surroundings and the curve matches our natural left and right looking, keeping the visuals on the screen, let’s say equal distance away. Using two open browsers like I’m doing right now, is easy and the size of each is like two 17” monitors. As a single monitor… wow! Beautiful.. Seriously amazing compared to my other hi end monitors. At first I thought it was so wide as a single monitor that is over kill... Too big, too wide? Wrong, it’s a wonderful new experience and we are considering another for my wife. I don’t think my 3 monitor setup is going back in use. Three of these in “Eyefinity’ or ‘SLI’ whew… talk about enveloped in experience.
The max settings of your PC’s video capabilities will determine to what limit you can obtain on this or any monitor. This will be an improvement you’ll enjoy and yes, it’s not cheap to buy this type of monitor and there are several good choices. Especially on sale this is an amazing choice and if you consider what multi monitors cost and even monitors in general, this is a monitor you’ll keep not return. So, if you can obtain the high end specs of this… let me tell you a movie from my HDTV service looked fantastic. I had to run a cable and see. Not a lot of users have dual PC’ (and use the Picture-by-Picture technology), or the need for a second HDMI port... Still nice to have. Watch a show and browse at the same time, run your server and PC and see on the screen at the same time… nice options.
The ‘One’ button control for the monitors options is easy to use. Light touches and movements or a click inward. Once set, it’s usually set and forget you’re done, enjoy. I tried the gaming options playing WOT, Need for Speed and a couple of others. In WOT the tanks and surrounding was a lot better. I could see cover and out of, along with better detail than before. The gaming experience using this over my three screen, has me loving this more. I’m happily surprised and do recommend this monitor.
The quick change to ‘Eye Saver Mode’ is easy and does make long reading easier on the eyes. There’s a power saver mode, gaming and speed adjustments. Nice sounding speakers and the ability to connect stereo speakers thru the jack on the back, headphone also. If you a multi screening for example in the literature like shown with a laptop will work fine, this does go up high. A clear screen can be seen even on an angle. This will change your visual experience.
This review is from: SAPPHIRE 100925 Active Mini Display Port (M) to Single-Link DVI (F) Cable
Pros: Depending on your use this is a great product for setting up additional monitors.
Crossfire / SLI Monitor Connectivity
Well made with a short, but sturdy cord..
Cons: Not a con but.. It would be nice if the cord was twice the length. They all have smaller cord tails. I use a cord strap and support the weight of it hanging where connected.
Other Thoughts: I replaced one because it broke a wire I guess right at the tip connection, if I wiggled it, it worked, so I have learned to support the weight. I'm talking over 5 years of ownership.
I bought this same exact active display port adapter because over 5 years of use and my Eyefinity 3 monitor array worked flawlessly with it.
Not a huge amount you can say or review about this, it's display port adapter.. simple to use. I own several Sapphire products and have for years, great products.
This will do a perfect job for your Display Port adapter needs.
This review is from: Netgear ProSAFE GSS116E-100NAS 16-Port Gigabit Click Switch
Pros: Need more LAN connection ports? Or an answer to your office or home/office needs, this switch is a fantastic choice.
A well designed durable case with mounting options, portability and even the option of the electrical plug being able to install in one of two ways for a nicer fit. Once in your hand and being setup you quickly realize that this is a switch for the long run. Either for the professional needs or simple home use the ProSafe Plus Utility has easy to use options and it does it all without and quality of signal loss. Compared to an unmanaged basic switch this has features such as QoS, VLAN, Monitoring, speed and on/off per LAN and even cable checking.
DHCP ability that makes this a ‘Plug and Play’ connect and startup, which means even a novice with the need for more connections can quickly use this. If you decide to use the IP for the control program instead of the ProSafe utility as listed in the book and the offered 192.168._.__ doesn’t work, you can get the IP address from the router or help from your ISP.
The 1-2-3-4 Click mounting design is flexible for the way you want to place or install this.
Cable management helps control the mess we normally get with multi connections.
LED lights easily turn on or off. Great for where you don’t want the distraction and there for a glimpse to see connectivity and active transmission.
Lifetime Hardware Warranty with quick ship replacement and optional coverages is great. Netgears site states next day replacement for Business customers and Netgear has always proven to give great products and support. The manual is very informative and easy to use. It’s easy to see the value and the support 24/7 in North America. It’s worth reading and visiting the Manufacturer Product page, so much to offer with great specs.
But.. the manual give and IP 192.168.0.239 I wish it explained better that using DHCP will be a different 192.168._.__. That information can seen thru the router program or calling your ISP. Only if not using the ProSafe Utility which has worked fine for me.Not a con.
Other Thoughts: I don’t usually get excited about things I review and put thru the trials, but I have to say it.. I love this product! If you have more connections than the router or have a professional need for a multi connection solution, this ProSAFE Gigabit Click Switch is the answer. For office, home/office, portable or any networking, multi connections solution this quality made switch offers a software control program that is easy to use and options not seen in a basic switch.
I have a home office with too many cables for my router. Running one cable from the router and I’m up and running, plug and play. The user guide is easy to understand and the Prosafe Plus Configuration Utility is easy to use. For the IT professional this is a smart switch(mid, not full managed) for networking at the office and for the average home user this is a better solution without quality of speed loss for all the connected network products. 2 PC’s, Laptop, NAS, Security Camera system, Network HDTV (cable connection), Printer and Cable Card tuner and occasional additional connections are what I had connected with a basic inexpensive 4 port switch is how I was arranged before this switch. Some in the router, the rest in the switch and still I needed more connections. I couldn’t be happier and so will you. It’s worth the investment to not only have a connection answer, but the ability to control Linked Speed, Flow Control, password protect entrance into the ProSAFE program, Mirror, DHCP or set IP, Firmware upgrades as they come along, VLAN, QoS, Lag MultiCast< monitoring and more. You can check cables for shorts you might not know of or other connectivity cable problems and turn off or slow down the kids room connectivity at bedtime.
My address to connect with 192.168._._ was different than the booklet, I looked my switches address in the router. Your ISP can help you if you need to learn yours using DHCP. Strapping to a table leg with the supplied straps is a nice mounting option. Netgear designed the mounting options very nicely and strapping the cables to the switch is a nice and clean looking. It’s easy to add or remove cable too. A very solid switch with options thru Netgear for coverage over the years so you know your investment will be an answer for a long time.
I didn’t jump and review, I like a few weeks of real-time use and trying different functions. Two of my PC’s even played games with no FPS change; it maintains a quality broadband signal. I have already recommended this to two businesses’ and a few home users. The shops are plugged into the router and a simple switch for all their connections and complain about lag. I’m sure this will improve the quality of their PC’s and keep in mind that Netgear also have an 8 port model with USB’s for charging or maintaining. A basic inexpensive switch just can’t compete with the value of this and what it ultimately offers. A definite recommend to anyone that needs more LAN connections.
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