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This review is from: PLANAR PL1700M White 17" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers
Pros: It's white, which matches the color of my system. Also has built in speakers and a headphone jack on the front, which will come in handy quite often.
Cons: None that I can think of, other than it could have come with a DVI-D port. But then, the RGB/VGA port does the job well, and it provides a super-sharp image quality.
Other Thoughts: I reckon this monitor would work just as easily with a Mac, but I can't afford a Mac system at this time. When the time comes around, I will use it with a Mac Mini basic.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: KeyTronic E03601U1 Beige 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Pros: The best part of all about this keyboard, which I'm using to write this review, is that it comes equipped with a USB plug - NOT a standard PS/2. This means it's ready to plug in and use right away, and without having to restart your system. DUH!!!
My older Keytronic 5-pin DIN keyboard, which was simply a hand-me-down from my elder cousin in Texas in 2002 (it was built in '96), had to make use of a PS/2 adapter in order to work. This adapter got to where it just wouldn't stay connected to the motherboard's socket. So I decided to replace my old keys with this model here. Good choice, since my entire system is pretty much beige, but it is still able to run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit without a problem.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Other Thoughts: My board, for some reason, came with a loose asterisk key on the keypad side of my keyboard. Fortunately, since my older keys were also made by Keytronic, I simply took the asterisk key from that board and snapped it onto my new board. This solved that problem. End of story.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: VERY natural picture quality here, especially on my VIZIO 32" 1080p digital HDTV I just got two weeks ago. Also looks good on my smaller 13" Sceptre CRT screen.
In fact, the picture quality here looks better than the one delivered by my last video card - which was an XFX GeForce 7200 GS and a cheap card, as well as a piece of garbage! That older card had drivers that were intended for use with XP, and so I had to rely on the Aero-based video drivers provided by Windows 7.
Cons: When I first installed the new card, my computer gave me a startup error. At first, I thought I was gonna have to reinstall Windows 7, but I finally found a way to correct the problem. And it turned out that the problem was NOT the new video card's fault after all, thank goodness!
However, once I got my PC terminal back up and running again, and installed the drivers for my new graphics card, everything has gone smoothly from that point.
Other Thoughts: I like the picture quality provided by this video card so much, that if I had the extra funds to spare at this time I would most definitely get another one to use for backup.READ FULL REVIEW