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ASUS VN248H-P Slim Bezel Black 23.8
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good color, multiple HDMI, thin edge

Cons: Poor quality stand.
Screen burn in - read below
HDMI computer connection will not allow monitor to come out of sleep mode.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased dozens of Asus monitors for personal and business users. I have always been happy with their reliability and image quality. However, I can not recommend this model.

The most annoying problem has to do with using the HDMI input on this monitor. When turning your computer on, the monitor does not sense the video input until you press the input selection button. This will allow the monitor to come out of sleep mode. When the monitor is on and you shut your computer down it works perfectly and falls asleep. Asus technical support blames this problem on the Windows operating system not sending the correct information to the monitor. I think this is a poor excuse for a badly designed product. I tried other Asus and Acer monitors and they worked fine. Just not on this model.

Finally, my last major complaint is a screen burn in problem. If you leave windows on the monitor for 45 minutes to an hour and then watch black video you will see the burned in image of the windows. I have never experienced monitor burn in with LCD. The problem is temporary and the burned in image will fade within 10 minutes but still I find this unacceptable.

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iStarUSA D-213-MATX Black Aluminum / Steel 2U Rackmount microATX Server Chassis 1 External 5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The construction is very good. The steel is thick and sturdy. I like the case screws that keep the lid on, they have retainers to prevent them from getting lost.

Cons: This was my biggest complaint with the case. The expansion slots seem very shallow. What I mean is that the metal tongue on the bottom of the video card, etc will not seat completely flush. This is the vertical part of the card that slips into the back of the case. This makes the card sit unlevel and is hard to screw in. I found that I had to take a file and grind down the bottom of the tongue about a 1/4" in order to push it down all the way. I compared the blank inserts that came with the case compared to the ones that are on my video card, USB3.0 card, etc and they are much shorter.

As others have mentioned, the space is limited. Realistically you can fit 2 HDD or 4 SSD using bracket adapters. I did install a DVD drive in mine, however you could repurpose the 5.25" bay for another HDD.

I fit a full size ATX power supply. It is a tight squeeze. It needs to be completely flush. Also, take note of where the fan vents are.

No headphone jack on the front.

Other Thoughts: I put this case into a SKB 2U audio equipment road case and it fits perfectly. I use it as a mobile multimedia workstation.

Some people claimed the installed fans are junk. My case did not come with any fans. I bought a couple good 80mm fans and installed myself. You really need airflow. Don't try to go without.

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EnGenius ENH220EXT N300 Long-Range Wireless 2.4GHz Outdoor Access Point/Bridge
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works as described. Real 802.3at POE! 03/02/2016

This review is from: EnGenius ENH220EXT N300 Long-Range Wireless 2.4GHz Outdoor Access Point/Bridge

Pros: Long range, flexible for different applications, supports bridging, includes real POE not that proprietary kind cheaper ones use. The body is very durable and it includes a surface mount, not like the pole mount most cheap ones have.

Cons: The antennas are delicate. I accidentally over tightened the screw down ring and broke the antenna attachment. Right now my one access points are operating at N150 instead of the N300 its capable of. I have not tried customer service yet for a replacement.

Other Thoughts: I am using this for a wireless bridge between buildings with a range of more than 400ft. Now I'm not getting the full 300Mbps at that distance but it still works fine streaming real time video from 4 high definition IP addressable surveillance cameras. The person that said the POE only goes 100ft is miss informed. I am using this with a POE switch providing real POE 802.3at. The cable from the switch to the AP is nearly 300ft with no problems at all.

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Victor E.'s Profile

Display Name: Victor E.

Date Joined: 08/15/10

  • Reviews: 31
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  • First Review: 08/15/10
  • Last Review: 07/31/16
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