cover
Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Joined on 12/14/06

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 9
Most Favorable Review

Awesome

MSI Wind U100-016US Black Intel Atom N270(1.60 GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 120GB HDD NetBook
MSI Wind U100-016US Black Intel Atom N270(1.60 GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 120GB HDD NetBook

Pros: Light and sturdy. Device doesn't creak when you pick it up like some laptops Quick. Its no different than surfing the web on my desktop or doing any other tasks like that. The keyboard is big enough for me (im 6'5" tall) but just barely Screen size is as small as it can be without being a problem. Attractive design Very large hard disk drive If you're looking for a highly mobile laptop, this is what you are looking for. It can do anything any other laptop with intel graphics cards can do. If you think this device is slow, you're probably not happy with anything!

Cons: No latch on the screen The intel graphics are a joke (but thats no surprise really and obviously graphics are not for this device's intended purpose.) Can't upgrade to 2GB of ram without voiding the warranty.

Overall Review: I'm not sure the design of the laptop requires complete disassembly to upgrade the memory (there is a free slot). I almost took 2 points off of its rating just for that, but i decided it wasn't fair considering the value of this device. Once again, if you want a truly mobile laptop, here it is.

Most Critical Review

Loud, doesn't cool stock chip

Dynatron R9 77mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Dynatron R9 77mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Low profile

Cons: This cooler can't cool a stock 3930K, temps under load go up to 86 C in a cool room. The fan makes a LOT of noise, I am returning this piece of junk.

Works great

ORICO DBU3-2P 5Gbps Super Speed 2-Port USB 3.0 Portable Compact HUB with 3.3 Feet USB 3.0 Extension Cable - Black
ORICO DBU3-2P 5Gbps Super Speed 2-Port USB 3.0 Portable Compact HUB with 3.3 Feet USB 3.0 Extension Cable - Black

Pros: I don't have to keep unplugging my logitech stuff directly when I take it to work. I think I broke my last wireless trackball because of all the unplugging, but this hubs plug seems very strong.

Cons: None really.

Overall Review: DO NOT plug it into the front ports of your computer. The added wire length seems to make my devices plugged into the hub act strangely. Use a direct port on the back of the computer.

Works great

KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Stick
KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Stick

Pros: Works on windows 7 64 with windows media center. I can watch local channels now.

Cons: Its only digital, I was hoping to hook up my old VHS player to transfer some old movies over, but the vhs player is analog. Oh well, no big deal, I ordered another device for that.

Awesome!

Grand Theft Auto IV PC Game
Grand Theft Auto IV PC Game

Pros: Stable, Better graphics than Xbox 360 version, 32 player multilayer support. Very nice physics and character animations. Highly detailed world and very nice special effects! WELL worth 46 dollars!

Cons: Few very slight graphics glitches. There is a dark shadow under the car at night. But that was about it. I can't say if its the game or ATI drivers, possibly both but they aren't really noticeable. People need to get over it and stop crying like babies because things are only 98% perfect. The social life thing is kind of annoying. YOU DONT have to sign up to play the game single player.

Overall Review: Don't rate this game low because you have a piece of junk computer. Its not rockstars fault, thats your problem noob! 31.25 FPS full everything, 20% cpu usage According to builtin benchmarking application. Important Specs: Core i7 920 stock clock HIS 4780 1GB stock clock 3GB OCZ DDR3 1666 @ 1066 (just built no time for OC yet) YOU MUST have 1GB of graphics memory to run at high graphics, game uses 90% of 1GB. (SLI/CF 512 cards don't make 1GB!) Windows XP REQUIRES SP3 to be installed, game will error and crash on startup if SP3 is not installed.

12/21/2008

Best Trackball ever

Logitech Black/Silver Cordless Optical TrackMan
Logitech Black/Silver Cordless Optical TrackMan

Pros: Lots of buttons in good places. Ball is in the correct position. Wireless. Fits my large hand very well. It does not make my hand ache or anything (well once i got my hand used to the shape, it was more of using the ball in an unrelaxed manner, not ergonomics)

Cons: Wireless range isn't very far, its about 2.5 feet or so. But really, why do you need more than that anyway. I just thought I would say something so people would know what to expect.

Overall Review: Install the software that comes with the trackball, that way you can define what the other buttons do. I changed one of the thumb buttons to be a "middle" button and it works perfect in games like C&C3 and 3Ds Max 2009 for rotating. If you're still using a mouse, throw it away and buy this. Its so much easier and more precise (especially in 3Ds max). Give it AT LEAST A WEEK to get used to it. But once you use a trackball, you'll NEVER EVER use a mouse again.

12/16/2008