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Acer P235Hbmid Black 23
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I bought this monitor over five years ago and have used it daily ever since. To this day it works just fine and has no dead pixels or issues of any kind. This monitor has exceeded my every expectation and then some.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: Given that this model has been out for so long now, I don't expect that anyone will be buying it. I doubt anyone will even see this review. But out of respect for the manufacturer, I just had to post this. This is one hell of a monitor.

ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs So very, very disappointed. 06/19/2015

This review is from: ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It's a very attractive board, and I love that it is a true ATX sized board (9-screw holes).

Cons: With the Asus Z97-A board, I never even got started with trying to overclock it, because there were so many other quirks that I couldn't get past.

The DVI graphics port suddenly stopped sending anything to the monitor for some reason, so I had to pull another monitor out of the closet with a VGA connector and hook that up in order to keep working with it. Later on the DVI port miraculously decided to start working again.

Whenever I tried to insert my wireless adapter card, I'd quickly get a bsod. I tried everything to work around that in order to get my wireless going, but it just wasn't going to happen. Interestingly enough, it's an Asus brand b/g/n wireless adapter, and yet, it won't work with the Asus Z97-A board.

I've previously used the adapter on another system with an Asus M5A97-LE R20 board and never had any problems.

I was unable to connect my external hard drive, because whenever I did, it might access it ok at first, but when I would restart, the system would stutter and hang and freeze, and sometimes blue screen.

I went into the bios and checked and double checked and triple checked to be positive that nothing in the boot priority and hard drive sequence was causing a problem. I had the external drive basically disable everywhere in bios. It didn't matter though. The computer just went crazy whenever I connected the external drive.

I updated the board with every relevant driver from the Asus website. I flashed the bios and pretty much everything that I could do. I even did a complete reformat, again, to try and see if there was anything I could do to try and straighten it out.

I eventually called Asus tech support and was on there with someone for nearly an hour. While going through some steps he led me through, I uninstalled the USB driver... and on rebooting, the computer would not install anything to get the keyboard and mouse going again. I had to go rummage around in my parts and find an old mouse with a PS/2 connector that the board would recognize in order to continue working on it.

It was just a major pain in the neck in every regard.

Other Thoughts: I really, really, really wanted to get this Asus board straightened out. I've had good luck with the brand in the past, and I was excited to get started on using their new overclocking tools which are supposed to make OC'n a breeze. Ugh... SO disappointing.

I have RMA'd the board already and am currently deciding what else to order.

Acer P235Hbmid Black 23
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've had this over three-years, and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It is an outstanding monitor.

Cons: none


Stephen S.'s Profile

Display Name: Stephen S.

Date Joined: 08/15/08

  • Reviews: 22
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 12/16/08
  • Last Review: 08/08/15
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