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NETGEAR WNDR3800-100NAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router - Premium Edition Manufacturer Recertified IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Price. Set up was a snap, even though it took me a bit longer as I was replacing an older (much older) D-Link and wanted to maintain various settings. Using stock Netgear firmware so far, which allowed update to latest firmware with no problems encountered. Knowing I've access to multiple open source router solutions is a plus. Integrated OpenDNS option for parental control a definite plus.

I was looking for a router with gigabit wired connectivity to remove bottlenecks in the wired network, especially towards the cable modem. Wow, I am not disappointed. There was an increase of 1.5-2 Mbps download and upload to the net. Whether it's the 1 Gbps link to the modem or faster processing in the router, it's a good thing.

Cons: Well, it's refurbished. Which I'll be watching it like a hawk. I've no problem with refurbs, heck the 7 year old D-Link it replaced was refurb and it rarely gave me problems. So here's hoping for another 7+ years.

The fact that it is a refurb means the serial number on the unit has been removed. So you only get a 30 day hardware and 30 day free email tech support. However, with the unit priced as it was, I got Newegg's 1 year refurb warranty and it was still cheaper than anything else I could find.

If I had to pick on anything, it's the 5e patch cable provided with the unit. It was so tightly bundled up and twist tied together that I think the kinks will never straighten out. And it's a wee bit short for my setup. No biggie.

Other Thoughts: Newegg rocks!

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Archos - 32 Internet Tablet - 8GB running Google ANDROID + Wi-Fi (501570)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Android. Inexpensive. OK size. I got one when on sale to play around with an Android device. It's fast enough for a media player music/movies and streaming off internet via WiFi. As a media player, I really liked the Archos 32.

The screen was responsive enough, not the worst or best I've used, but it has one fatal flaw...

Cons: The screen is very, very fragile. One month into owning the Archos 32, I had the device in my pocket (it's the right size) when I lightly bumped/brushed into something. I heard the telltale "tink" and sure enough the glass of the display was shattered. I've never had a display on a touch screen device break so easily before. This was not the LCD that broke (that still worked), but the touch glass over the LCD, which makes a touch screen device with no buttons absolutely worthless. A call to Archos cust service informs me that to fix/replace the display would cost 95% of what I paid for the whole device. No thanks.

The app store is kinda worthless. Most apps appear to require GPS functionality, which the 32 does not have. (ok, more of a bad programming assumption by the app developers.)

Web browsing was slow, and would freeze for periods of time, was hard to read on a display this size, and would sometimes crash my d-link wireless router, which has no problems with other devices.

Other Thoughts: If you buy this device, get the extended warranty, period. Also, get a HARD case to protect the display.

The reason this device is so cheap is the due to the display using low quality/thin glass. The electronics underneath seem ok for what it is.

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CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's DDR2 RAM that works well in an older Gigabyte AMD AM2 mb.

Cons: Had a defective RAM module on the initial order. Oh, well, there's a first time for everything.

Other Thoughts: Newegg's RMA online process made getting a replacement easy. Had the replacement in less than a week. Thanks Newegg!

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Display Name: Mark H.

Date Joined: 09/04/03

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  • Last Review: 04/22/13
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