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ASUS MG279Q Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This monitor is probably best -in-class.
* Very bright.
* Four digital inputs.
* Mechanical buttons.
* Well designed OSD.
* Zero-screw assembly.
* Easy rotation to portrait.
* Display Port 1.2 compliant.
* Fastest IPS refresh available.
* Zero color banding or gradient.
* Nice square bezel for a webcam.
* Identical image quality at all rotations.
* Two-port USB-3 hub and 3.5mm audio output.

Cons: Price.
* Lacks an optical audio output.
* Currently the same price as three good monitors.
* Minor backlight bleed at the corners that is only noticeable in a dark room on a dark input.

Other Thoughts: The power LED causes bleed in the bottom-right corner, but the power LED can be disabled in the OSD, which is a super-nice feature.

BUFFALO WZR-1750DHPD AirStation AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router, DD-WRT Open Source Pre-Installed
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * Standard barrel connector. (12 volts at 4 amps, black tip.)
* Fully supported by DD-WRT, including daily builds.
* Physical power switch.
* USB 3 port.
* Dual radio.

Cons: * OpenWrt compatibility is incomplete.
* Runs hot under load and warm while idle.
* The function LEDs are dim and indistinct, but the "BUFFALO" logo is bright white.

Other Thoughts: OpenWrt 15.05 lacks full support for the WZR-1750DHPD because it requires the broadcom-wl driver package for ARM, which is not yet integrated. +1 star when this happens.

* Wall mounting screws are bundled, but this model is designed for a desktop or shelf.
* Bundled with a 48 watt power brick.
* No external antenna port.

Avatar Tellus Intel Core i3 4GB 500GB HDD+32GB SSD 14
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs best price point behind the hardware curve 10/03/2013

This review is from: Avatar Tellus Intel Core i3 4GB 500GB HDD+32GB SSD 14" Ultrabook Coffee Brown/Black (AVIU-143A3)

Pros: * Good value.
* Generic non-proprietary power supply.
* Full sized ethernet, VGA, and HDMI ports.
* All reference hardware. No obviously weird components.
* Only McAfee was pre-installed. The initial system image is nearly clean, so I didn't bother to do a wipe and reinstall.

Cons: * Doesn't wake up when the lid is opened.
* No mult-touch gestures. Single-touch only.
* The case is plastic, not metallic like most ultrabooks.
* The display panel is old technology; it has a lower black level, viewing angle, and pixel response than I expected.

Other Thoughts: This is a safe choice for a laptop that costs less than $500. Although it is missing some nearly standard features, you don't get that much more value at the next price point.

The SSD is not partitioned for Ready Boost, which is something that you should do manually.

I would buy this model again if I needed to replace it.


Darik H.'s Profile

Display Name: Darik H.

Date Joined: 07/19/07

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 06/12/09
  • Last Review: 07/14/15
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