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This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
Pros: -Very customizable
-Easy to use software
-Ambidextrous (left or right handed)
-Functions perfectly, nice button feel
-Good button count (8 if you count the scroll wheel)
Overall this mouse is great in terms of what you can customize. There are 2 weights that weigh 4.5 grams each that can be put into either side to make the mouse heavier. There are 2 side grips available for each side of the mouse that are easily interchangeable (they use magnets to connect). The height of the mouse can also be adjusted fairly easily, which is nice as well. The software for changing the LED colors and functions of the buttons is very easy to understand and use. The LEDs are very customizable; almost all the LEDs can be changed individually. It is also nice to know that it can be used easily by people who are left OR right-handed. The mouse has a nice rubberized feel that is nice on my hand. The mouse has absolutely no functionality issues, the buttons have a nice click to them and the mouse has an overall high-quality feel to it.
Cons: -Slick parts of the mouse
-Side button placement (6 usable buttons for me)
-More narrow than I prefer in a mouse
Parts of the mouse are pretty slick to the touch. They will easily slide under my finger. Unfortunately, one of those places is the scroll wheel. I am used to easily being able to scroll up and down with minimal pressure. With this mouse I do have to push down just a tiny bit or my finger will just glide over the scroll wheel; it doesn’t take much force at all and I did get used to it fairly quickly, but it is an annoyance to me. The placement of the side buttons does not seem ideal for my hand. I can easily reach both of the buttons at my thumb, but if I want to use the buttons on the other side of the mouse, I am forced to bend my finger and an odd angle or move my entire grip on the mouse to the side, which is not ideal while gaming – my wife does not have the same issue though. This gives the mouse 6 usable buttons for me. This mouse is a bit thinner than what I am used to, it is less comfortable to me than a thicker mouse would be.
Other Thoughts: Please bear in mind that mice are very much to a person’s individual taste and hand shape/size.
This mouse is a bit tricky to say one way or the other. I like the feel of the mouse in my hand quite a bit. Being able to change the weight and customize lights and button functions easily is also nice. However, the slick parts of the mouse and the 2 unusable buttons for me make me reluctant to give it a perfect score. I will not remove an egg for button placement (the 2 side buttons I cannot easily reach) as it could either be the way I grip a mouse, my hand shape, or the fact that the mouse is meant to be able to be used by left handed people too that cause me to have issues with that – the design does not work for me, but my wife says it does for her. I will deduct an egg for the slick parts of the mouse though. A mouse should not slide around under my hand or under my fingers – it should move with my hand. I feel like this mouse would be much better for me if I had smaller hands. While I personally do not like it for every day use, my wife has taken it as her new mouse (she is replacing a mouse that cost the same amount). I do think overall it is well made and could be a great mouse if it fits your hand and grip style.
Pros: -Fast (even compared to some other SSDs)
-Free cloning software key is included.
-Includes 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
-4 year warranty
-Nice build quality
For my main desktop I noticed a speed increase when I swapped out my 180 GB SSD for this one. Boot up was a couple seconds faster and loading screens go by a second or 2 faster in games that I store on the drive.
The cloning software works perfectly and is easy to use.
I always like when an SSD includes all the hardware needed to install it into a desktop, having the 2.5" to 3.5" adapter is nice for people without a 2.5" slot in their case.
4 years is a very nice warranty length, that makes me happy to see. I have heard good things about OCZ's warrantys being upheld easily.
The build quality of the drive itself is very nice. It has some weight to it and doesn't feel like I could crust in my hand like some other SSDs that I have owned.
Cons: -There are no real cons come to mind
2 things I can think of that may be worth mentioning: The Acronis software that is included for free is a the 2013 edition, which is obviously a bit outdated now, but it still works perfectly and it is free software anyways.
Also, past reviews make me wonder about the reliability - however, I have not had a single issue in the almost 2 weeks that I have used this, plus a 4 year warranty makes me feel safer about that as well.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I am very impressed with this drive. I highly recommend it for someone looking to get a nice sized SSD with good speeds at a decent price.
The speeds seem good. Averaging all my tests I got:
Sequential Reads: 461 MB/s
Sequential Writes: 452 MB/s
Random Reads: 402 MB/s
Random Writes: 447 MB/s
I have had a few OCZ drives in the past and they have all been very reliable so far. One is even in a PC that belongs to someone who has somehow managed to ruin countless HDDs and a few SSDs and is still running strong after almost a year now.
For once my cat has no input to share. The product speaks for itself. It has been a nice upgrade for me and I highly recommend it!
Pros: -It just looks amazing
-Colors are the best I have ever seen on a monitor
-Settings are nearly perfect out of the box
-FreeSync is very nice
Let me just start this off by saying this is by far the best monitor I have ever used. The Ultra-Wide resolution just looks great. It is very immersive when gaming and really makes a big difference. The large size also helps with productivity, I can have so many things on the screen at once and see everything that is going on.
The colors on this monitor are so good that I had to spend hours trying to correct the colors on my OTHER monitors instead of messing with this one out of the box… and they still couldn’t match the quality of this display. Part of the reason for this is this monitor has a good amount of brightness, it helps show off the colors much better.
Freesync is nice and does make a noticeable difference – games look so much smoother with it on. It seems to remove any small input lag as well as remove any screen tearing that occur without it.
The software for splitting the monitor into multiple screens actually works very easily and pretty well. It was actually helpful to have it split into 4 sections when researching for a project.
The stand is nice, easy to tilt, and has 2 heights that can be used. The monitor also easily wall-mounts, even with a small wall-mount it doesn’t have any issues.
Cons: -The stand does not swivel side to side.
I had a lot of trouble thinking of a con at all. But, on its stand it cannot swivel from side to side, so that is something to keep in mind. I personally wall-mount my monitors so this is not an issue for me at all.
Other Thoughts: -Speakers
While the built in speakers don’t compare with an actual speaker system, they do seem much higher quality than the average speakers you can find in monitors. It is a nice added bonus for people who use the monitor speakers.
I have always used middle-of-the-line monitors, but after getting this one I don’t think I will be able to do that anymore. This monitor’s display looks considerably better than any of the other monitors I have ever owned. The display is just looks great, colors cannot be beat, and it being IPS is just amazing for letting other people watch or having a video on while doing things away from my PC.
I highly recommend this monitor to anyone looking for a high-end monitor. Its color accuracy is just spectacular – combined with all the space it provides, makes this monitor a great choice for someone who does design work. The 21:9 is my new preferred aspect ratio for gaming after using this monitor. FreeSync is a nice feature. Even my cat seems reasonably impressed with the monitor as I write this review.
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