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OKIDATA C331dn Workgroup Up to 25 ppm 1200 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It just works.

A full duplex color laser printer for the price of a non-duplex.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I've had this for 4 months so far, in a home office environment with very light usage, only a few pages per week. I've had no problems or complaints with it so far.

I chose it mainly because it offered duplex printing for about the same price as other brand's non-duplex (or manual duplex) color lasers. It's a nice convenience and saves paper.

Before buying, I searched online and found that generic replacement toner cartridges seemed to be available for a reasonable price, although I'm sure the total life cycle costs per page are not the absolute minimum for a color laser.

It's solidly built and heavy to lift. You may need two people to get it out of the box and set up without any risk of back strain.

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Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms Full HD 1080P HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor 400cd/m2  X-Contrast 15,000:1(800:1)Built-in Speakers
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Size; Resolution; Price; 3-year warranty

Cons: Brightness control doesn't really work - details below.

Other Thoughts: (writing this 2 days after it arrived.)

Out-of-the-box, the display was way too bright. The OSD brightness control has a range from 0 = too bright to 100 = much, much too bright. Even when set at zero, the colors all washed out and really hard to read fine text on a white background. Eventually got the monitor adjusted so I can use it without eyestrain, by tweaking the color balance controls to very low settings (10/100)

Bought this to replace a "bargain" 24" monitor that only lasted 23 months. The extra screen space is a dramatic improvement.

IMHO, 1080 is ok for a TV, but inadequate for computer monitor. The 1600-resolution is much better

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Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: low price

Cons: Bought a pair of these for a RAID array. One failed after only a couple of weeks of use.

It passes the "short" tests, but fails the long/extended tests (using either WD's Data Lifequard diagnostic or Seagate's SeaTools diagnostics). I didn't run the extended tests until my RAID controller failed the drive, so it might have been bad right out-of-the-box without my realizing it.

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Display Name: Jim C.

Date Joined: 01/30/06

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  • First Review: 01/12/12
  • Last Review: 04/21/14
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