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ENERMAX PRO87+ EPG500AWT 500W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply
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1 out of 5 eggs Dead after 4 years, 9 months 01/30/2016

This review is from: ENERMAX PRO87+ EPG500AWT 500W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply

Pros: ABSOLUTE SILENCE! This PSU makes ZERO sound in my HTPC build.

Lots of connectors! There are six SATA power connectors (4 on one cable, 2 on another), several 4-pin MOLEX connectors, two graphics power connectors and one or two floppy connectors (who uses those anymore?).

The 8-pin CPU power connector is long enough to reach the motherboard even in a case with the PSU mounted on the bottom of a tower case, or the left side (looking from the front) of a desktop case.

Cons: Dead after 4 years, 9 months. I've never had a PSU die after the first few days. Every other PSU has lasted for decades. Pretty bad that this failed after less than 5 years.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i5 CPU 4 GB RAM 128 GB Storage 12.0
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Not immune to the effects of gravity 08/14/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i5 CPU 4 GB RAM 128 GB Storage 12.0" Tablet PC MQ2-00001

Pros: Beautiful touch interface.
Amazingly responsive keyboard - even though I type 145 WPM

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: I spent an hour or so playing with this product at a local big-box store. I really enjoyed it. The keyboard is especially amazing to me because I type 145 words per minute (tested), and the keyboard/cover was able to keep up with me.

The previous review from "Matt R" really makes me wonder what people expect. Matt's Surface tablet fell 36 inches from his kitchen counter top to his kitchen floor. It broke. In transit, the crack in the screen got worse, probably from vibration, temperature variation, and barometric pressure variation.

Microsoft refused to fix it for free... because Matt dropped it. Imagine that!

If I crash my car into a brick wall, do you think the car manufacturer should repair it free of charge???

You bought a tablet with a glass screen. You dropped it 36 inches to a hard floor. It broke. Duh.

ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch
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5 out of 5 eggs Michael D's DHCP/encryption/handshakes/etc? 07/05/2014

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: It works great.
Has been working for more than 1 year.
No problems.
Can be rack mounted with included hardware.
No fans.
Low power consumption.
Can sit on a shelf.
Has 16 ports for a very low price.
Passes gigabit traffic without any issue.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's an unmanaged switch. What more do you want?

Michael D's review on 6/24/2014 mentions DHCP, encryption, hand shakes, security flaws, and other things that have absolutely NOTHING to do with an UN-MANAGED switch!

This is a simple layer-2 switch. It doesn't do anything with DHCP, encryption, hand shakes (beyond those required by the hardware), security, or anything else!

Don't write a review with negative comments when you know absolutely nothing about networking.

I read one review that claimed that this switch would only pass 100 megabit traffic. That is absolutely false. Perhaps the reviewer had problems with other equipment on his network?


Brian R.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian R.

Date Joined: 02/19/04

  • Reviews: 57
  • Helpfulness: 26
  • First Review: 01/25/10
  • Last Review: 01/30/16
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