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ASUS VW22AT-CSM Black 22
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I found the color quality to be very good and there is plenty of brightness range. The controls provide adequate customization of color tone. It's lighter than the monitor I am replacing so my monitor arms (Ergotron) don't wobble as much when I type, due to less weight = less strain on the monitor arm springs.

I have several other monitors. I like this Asus better than even my Samsungs which I paid a lot more for.

Cons: I had to mess with the color settings a bit to meet my preferences. The built-in presets were not useful to me. But there are enough options to make the custom user setting work for me.

I really wish it had a HDMI input. But this is easily solved with a $5 DVI - HDMI conversion cable. You will need this if using a laptop and plan to use a digital connection.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this monitor to offset some of the effects of aging eyes. The 1920x1080 resolution of most monitors makes the screen too small to read for people like me who spend 12+ hours a day on the computer. I found the 27" monitors to be overwhelmingly bright and cause eyestrain due to basically staring at a lightbulb. So this monitor was a great alternative. It makes the text larger while not being overwhelmingly huge or too bright.

The 16x10 aspect ratio is more usable to me because it allows me to have a larger screen vertically, nearly as much as a 1080p (this one has 1050 tall). I typically don't use the full width of widescreen monitors so it works great for me. I am planning on buying another for my other computer.

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Koutech IO-FPM230 USB 3.0 2-Port Front Panel Module with Black Faceplate
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fairly rugged construction

Cons: Cable too short for my case. If it were only 1" longer it would be perfect length. (-1 egg). If you have internal connectors this should not be a problem. Unfortunately my new USB 3.0 card has only one internal connector. So now I'll have to buy an extension cable to use both ports.

Also, the design prohibits the usage of the 3.5" bay for something else like mounting a HDD behind it. (-1 egg)

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SYBA USB 3.0 (3+1) PCI-e Controller Card, Etron Chipset, Molex (IDE HD 4-pin) Built-iModel SY-PEX20135
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Good price. Works out of the box with no problems. The speed seems to be what expected, although I have not put it through a rigorous test yet. I will have to test with an SSD drive to get real results because the card I/O speed exceeds the spinning HDD limitations.

Cons: Has a red LED light that stays lit inside the case. I thought it was a fault light from my mobo at first but turns it the light is actually on the card. Not really a problem unless you are running in stealth mode at night. Just thought I would mention it. It's more of an installation confusion inconvenience than anything.

Other Thoughts: Data transfer rate an an external 1TB 2.5" 5400 drive averages 37 MB / second. Same drive on USB 2.0 would only transfer about 14 - 16 MB / sec. So 2.5x faster for

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Richard G.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard G.

Date Joined: 12/02/03

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 08/08/05
  • Last Review: 10/16/13
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