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BenQ ZOWIE XL2735 Dark-Grey 27
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Pros: I was so excited to get this to review. Out of the box you get the monitor, the awesome stand, the power cord, a pass-through USB 3.0 Cable, a DisplayPort cable (which is really surprising, the monitor uses DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity in-case you were interested), the settings switch, the shield side covers, an instruction booklet/CD and warranty guide. This having a DisplayPort cable out of the box really impressed me as most monitor manufacturers try and skimp out and just give you a VGA/DVI cable and call it a day even though their monitor supports other ports. Setup took less than 5 minutes to get the monitor attached to the stand and plug in everything, I left the shield side covers off mine because they distract me a bit, but they are nice to have if I ever get into e-sports. The 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time on this monitor makes the games nice and crisp. The settings switch is probably my favorite part about this monitor as I usually like to adjust the monitors settings depending on what I am doing. The highest resolution of the monitor is 2560 x 1440 which is very nice and adds a lot of room on your desktop. The USB 3.0 pass-through ports on the monitor are a nice touch as well as it allows you to easily connect external devices right then and there instead of having to search for one on the back of your computer. Also the monitor offers a headphone and mic jack to hookup your awesome gaming gear. The stand that the monitor sits on is a quality build that offers height adjustment and pivot of up to 90 degrees to allow you to easily connect the cables to the monitor as well as swivel the monitor left and right and tilt adjustment to get the exact precision of how you want to game. Of course if you want to use your own Vesa mount, you can still do so (100x100 mm).

Cons: There are only a few cons that I noticed with this monitor:
-The price: The price is a bit high for this monitor, but if you want what most e-sports venues are using at their events this is the price you'll need to pay.
-No G-Sync or Free-Sync: I am very surprised by this. Even though this monitor does support a very nice refresh rate and response time and BenQ's own techology that helps makes the games nice and crisp, you would think that for the price that one of these options would have been included.
- The default settings out of the box are horrible. You'll need to adjust them to your liking out of the box. Don't get concerned though as it is very easy to do.
-This is a TN panel and you aren't going to get as nice of colors as you would with an IPS or a VA panel, but remember this monitor is specifically made for gaming purposes and most IPS/VA panels don't support a refresh rate as high as this one.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this monitor to my gaming brothers/sisters out there that want a nice gaming monitor for their setups. For anyone else that is looking to do just normal email/web surf/video watching, this isn't the monitor for you. For those who are content creators and deal with photoshop and video editing I would recommend to look at other monitors as well (mainly IPS and VA monitors). BenQ has always had a special place in my heart for their monitors just because of their build design and attention to detail of what they include with the monitor itself. This monitor is no different.

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Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD 8TB 7200RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0GB/s 3.5
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Pros: I have owned this drive for about a month now and have had such a great experience with it. Once I max it out with my Movies/Music/Documents, I'll probably buy another one to expand. With the 7200RPM speed brings faster read/writes over the network. The price may seem high for the device, but for the storage amount you're getting, it justifies it. Before the drive arrived I only had a 2TB drive in my NAS barely supporting my media library. Once I installed this, I felt like I would never need anymore storage ever again as it ate everything on the old drive and still has more for future storage. Temperatures remained around 35 degrees Celsius while loading data to it. As digital data gets bigger an bigger I can see a lot of people moving to these drives to be able to store all their data. This is one of the greatest NAS drives you can buy.

Cons: The only con I had with this drive was the noise it produced, but considering the 7200 RPM speed, it is well worth it.

Other Thoughts: I would greatly recommend to anyone needing to purchase a drive for their NAS. This drive is built for NAS systems and nothing else. These drives will last a very long time due to their production setup. Newegg delivers these drives in those great shipping bubble things that surround the whole device so even UPS and Fedex can't damage them with a good drop or toss.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 (G5J38A) Duplex 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi wireless/USB color Inkjet All-in-One Printer
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Printer for Small to Medium Size Offices or Home Use 01/22/2017

This review is from: HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 (G5J38A) Duplex 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi wireless/USB color Inkjet All-in-One Printer

Pros: Before I get into the pros, I need to tell you I did receive a defective unit to begin with. I talked with HP support and they determined the ink cartridge holder was defective. They sent me a replacement unit and had me return the defective unit and the replacement unit works really great. Out of the box, this is one HEAVY printer...if you can please have someone help you remove it from the box. Setup was a breeze out of the box, just follow the on-screen instructions on the printer and then finish up by getting the drivers for your computer. One of the best features I love about this printer is its ability to print on both sides at once. It speedily prints the pages. The ink cartridges included contain a load of ink, but even if you run out, you can use HP ink refill service (cost involved) to quickly get ink once you get low. This is a great printer for offices that use 2 different page sizes as it contains 2 separate paper trays to house the different papers. The scanner on this thing is great as well as you can get great scans of important paperwork by upping the scan settings. I haven't had a chance or need to use the fax portion of the printer, but I am sure it will work for anyone that still is using that antiquated technology. One of the other great features is this is a really quiet printer, so if needs to be around employees in your office, it won't bother them while they are talking on the phone.

Cons: Other than the issue of receiving a defective unit to begin with, I really have not much in the way of cons, but just little minor annoyances. The touchscreen is a bit funky to mess around with, I had to enter in my wifi password a few times, but after you get through setup, you'll barely use it as you can control most everything through the computer. You'll want to have the paper holder extension bar open to catch the paper as it prints, otherwise it falls to the floor.

Other Thoughts: This is one great printer for business or someone who prints a lot at home. This is not meant to be a photo printer as others had stated in their reviews, but since photo printing is not its primary purpose I don't want to remove a rating egg. I would recommend for anyone who loves saving the planet using double sided printing and needs a quick and speedy printer.

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Date Joined: 10/22/10

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