Skip to: | | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Home > 
David F.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

GIGABYTE GB-BXA8-5557 (rev. 1.0) AMD Bolton M3 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM AMD Radeon HD 8550G Mini / Booksize Barebone System
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: AMD fanboy loves A8 2.1Ghz (3.1 Turbo) in VESA mountable package. AMD 8550 graphics allow wide variety of gaming. 1 mSATA and 1 2.5" drive capability allows multiple cache drive arrangements. Went with Crucible 250GB MX-200 SSD and reused 250GB laptop drive to have enough space for OS/Utilities and Apps/Data. Nice package to mount on display/TV or pack for at trip where I know I will have a digital TV to connect to. 8GB RAM on two SODIMM well enough for work and fun.

Cons: Still trying to figure out config to keep it from hibernating. Loaded patch from companion CD but still hibernating. More research to do.

Other Thoughts: Finally, there are some affordable solutions for this size PC. AMD A8 Richland is fast, competent and environmentally friendly. After rebate added 250GB SSD and 8GB RAM for total price of $360. Very happy with results.

Crucial MX100 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Cost/GB is going down and more affordable
- SDD uses less power than a mechanical HDD,
saves power and extends battery power on laptops

Cons: - Acronis Lite transfer software

Other Thoughts: I used this 500GB drive to replace the 320GB drive on my Thinkpad 520. The SDD is faster than the HDD and sips power. The 6-Cell battery in the Thinkpad now supports all day use for office applications.
The Acronis image software is OK, but I did not want to have to live with it in its Lite version that came with the SSD. I went with a free 3rd-party solution that I could remove from the drive when I was done.
This is a solid product and I would recommend it especially as the price drops.

Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet PC – Intel Atom Z3740D (Quad Core) 2GB RAM 32GB SSD, Windows 8.1
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good performance
Real windows o/s
Clear, sharp screen
SD card expansion

Cons: No external monitor ports
MicroUSB port (not full port or function)
Stylus production snafu

Other Thoughts: I bought this tablet because it has stylus capabilities that a lot of the capacitive screen tablets out there do not. Reading about all the problems Venue users are having out there is disheartening, and the Stylus is not compatible with the Surface stylus, so I will wait until Dell resolves the problem before ordering one. The capacitive rubber headed styluses are terrible for writing.


David F.'s Profile

Display Name: David F.

Date Joined: 12/29/07

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/21/13
  • Last Review: 06/21/15
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.