Date Joined: 12/25/06
Pros: I won't use any other pad. I used to had the mouse pads and so for a while I stopped using them. This one is awesome because it feels good, works great with the mouse, and it's priced well. I'd buy it again for sure.
Cons: None yet.
Pros: I've owned the S90 for about 6 months now and loved it so much that I bought the S95 too. If you are looking for a compact camera that takes awesome pictures, this is the one. I've owned Sony's to Nikon's and I can tell you that without a doubt, this is the best point and shoot I've ever owned. The photo quality is sharp, the interface is easy to use, and I especially find the low light shots exceptional compared to any other point and shoot.
It's not a DSLR, but if you have to have a backup that'll fit in your pocket, this one is the one to have.
Cons: The S90 is a little slick but I've never had it fall out of my hand. The S95 is worth getting over the S90 because the S95 does feel better in your hand. Seems like the worked out all the kinks.
Pros: 16 GB is a pretty good size for day-to-day data travel needs for me. And for the price, this is awesome. Speed is pretty good too. The rubber outsides are nice if I was to ever drop it.
Cons: None really. Breaks easily if you drop your laptop on the USB port. But that's a USB design of the port, not really Patriots fault.
Overall Review: I gave it 4 eggs because it could be faster.
Pros: Really quiet, blue lights are okay looking too.
Cons: Doesn't seem to pull much air but I think for what it's doing, it's enough. It's better than nothing that's for sure.
Overall Review: I gave it 3 eggs because it's just average. Nothing special.
Pros: Price per inch of screen, this is well worth it. A year ago I paid twice as much for a 22" monitor. I was shocked at the price actually and to get it and use it in real life, I'm super happy with the quality of the picture.
Cons: Personally I have issues with bright screens, this one is so bright, I had to turn down the brightness to it's lowest setting before I could look directly at it. But most normal people without messed up eyes like me will be happy I'm sure.
Overall Review: If you're looking for 24", this is a good choice. I wish I could buy two for a dual setup. I'm really unhappy with NewEgg.com on this one though, I had to take my desk apart and resize the desk to the monitor. It's dimensions are not what are advertised but I'm so happy with the monitor, I don't really care. And I think NewEgg had the response rate wrong, it's 2 ms.
Pros: Loved this drive so much I bought a 3rd. Price per GB is great, it's fast enough, works great.
Cons: It's a dinosaur these days compared to the speeds of the SSDs. This is the last time I'll buy an old drive like this for a boot drive. When I can afford a decent sized SSD I'll retire this drive as a backup.
Overall Review: WD is the way to go, it's the best quality on the market.
Pros: The pricing is getting better, that's why I bought this for my primary hard drive. Personally the primary didn't work well because 32 GB is too little for Windows 7. I went ahead and kept this drive for use as my internet cache drive, program scratch disks, and Windows virtual memory disk. Windows 7 wouldn't see it as a removable drive so I don't know how to get it to work for Windows Ready Boost.
Cons: It's fast but compared to my HDD, it's not like night and day difference, just slightly faster than my WD 1 TB. That's why I gave it 3 eggs; it's just average. I don't know what I was expecting but I guess it was something noticeably faster; this is not.
Overall Review: I finally moved off of Windows XP to Windows 7, Prof, 64 bit. I thought this would make a great boot drive but I'm very disappointed. No fault to Patriot but Windows 7, Office 2007, and a couple other small programs bloated up to 24 GB. So 32 GB is pathetic. I'll wait for the Patriot 128/256 GB Torqx to come down in price and then use SSD for my primary.