Showing Results: Most Recent
Pros: I bought this to replace a system I built 8 years ago. I was running the latest processor and RAM etc of the time. I was also running Windows XP sp3. Since Microsoft was no longer supporting it, I decided it was time for an upgrade. I did a lot of research and came across this desktop. As most people know, a gaming rig is usually the high end of high end, and this item is no exception. Everything runs instantly with very little time to load. The boot time is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 seconds (this is quite a step up from around 30 minutes or so). I read in previous reviews that some people were having trouble with their displays. There are 2 sets of connections and apparently Asus was listening, they covered the ports that were disabled and the GTX card works extremely well.
There have been quite a few negative reviews here, but all in all I am very impressed with this desktop. There are couple of exceptions that I will list in the Con's section.
The graphics are smooth and everything launches almost instantly. I love this unit!!!
If you are anything like me, you take a lot of videos and pictures. This model is great for using Nero 2014 Platinum and the video card excels at making videos smooth as glass.
USB 3.0 is blazingly fast as well as the A/C Networking card.
Cons: My only con is Windows 8.1 is not compatible with a lot of the hardware that I used with my old system and there is no way around it. I have an old Sony Handycam that I used quite often that recorded to DV tapes. There are no IEEE ports for firewire and the USB connection is not recognized. So my previously recorded movies are practically unusable. In addition, I had 3 hard drives (1, 1.5 and 2 TB) attached to my previous computer, and 1 of the drives, which housed all my personal files and the aforementioned DV recordings, was not recognized at all. My plan was to use an external dock or enclosure to transfer my files to the new desktop. Nothing I tried worked with one exception: connecting the dock to a router and using it as a network drive. It took days (literally) to transfer the files, but it did eventually work.
Other Thoughts: All in all this is a great system. Windows 8 takes some getting used to, and if you're like me and have been resisting the upgrade, make sure you have a way to transfer files in a way other than using a network drive. Also check any components or programs you plan to use in Windows 8 are compatible before hoping they will work. I spent quite a bit of money in addition to the price of this desktop in an attempt to use my older hardware. Surprisingly some stuff worked, but most didn't. Do yourself a favor and if you're thinking of making an upgrade, buy this model.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BioShock Xbox 360 Game
Pros: There are so many pro's to this game it would be difficult to list them all here, but here are a few. The graphics engine is the Unreal 3 engine and they are amazing! The story is immersive and the voice acting is convincing. The surround sound is spot on and is even helpful at times. This is a must buy!!
Cons: Maybe a little on the short side. It might have seemed that way since I couldn't walk away from it and played it almost non-stop. Here's hoping for some sort of expansion.
Other Thoughts: The bottom line here is: buy this game!! It might not be for everyone, but read some reviews in gaming magazines and make a decision (most gave it perfect marks).READ FULL REVIEW