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James H.

James H.

Joined on 11/10/07

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent netbook!

ASUS Eee PC 1001P-MU17-BK Black (texture) Intel Atom N450(1.66 GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook
ASUS Eee PC 1001P-MU17-BK Black (texture) Intel Atom N450(1.66 GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook

Pros: Windows 7 OS, long battery life, intuitive keyboard layout, very little bloat ware pre-loaded (and what was there is easy to remove).

Cons: Keyboard feels a little fragile. Didn't cook my dinner.

Overall Review: This unit does *not* have two HDDs as another buyer stated. Rather, it has a single HDD with two partitions (Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition).

Most Critical Review

Good deal for the asking price.

Magnavox Wi-Fi HD Media Player, Netflix, Vudu & More - TB600MG2F
Magnavox Wi-Fi HD Media Player, Netflix, Vudu & More - TB600MG2F

Pros: Easy setup. Simple operation, for the most part (see Cons).

Cons: Sluggish remote response. Pressing the return (i.e., Back) button in some apps (e.g., Netflix) will dump you out to the main app menu, rather than the previous menu.

Overall Review: Can't really complain for the price. It does what it says on the tin and cost me a heck of a lot less than other options for streaming Netflix or Hulu Plus.

A real steal!

Element 26" 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV - ELCFT262
Element 26" 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV - ELCFT262

Pros: Perfect price for those of us living on a shoestring budget. Simple setup and operation. Clear picture and good sound.

Cons: None, really.

Overall Review: One stuck pixel upon arrival, but was able to alleviate by applying pressure with blunt object to problem area.

Good memory.

G.SKILL 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model F2-5300CL5S-2GBSQ
G.SKILL 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model F2-5300CL5S-2GBSQ

Pros: Immediately recognized under Windows 7 Starter, this RAM produced a noticeable performance increase.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I used this RAM to bump my new EEE PC to maximum memory capacity.

Great deal!

Brother HL Series HL-2140 Personal Up to 23 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer
Brother HL Series HL-2140 Personal Up to 23 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Easy installation under Windows XP, Vista (64), and Windows 7; prints are clear and crisp; prints cycled quickly.

Cons: It's very noisy.

Overall Review: I didn't experience the issues with power consumption that some other users did (and I live in an older apartment complex with some pretty suspect wiring).

Not good for Crossfire.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 100254HDMI
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 100254HDMI

Pros: A single HD 4650 performs fairly well, with true color images and excellent rendering. Great for watching movies and playing less demanding games. One card for use in such applications is not a bad deal at the current price.

Cons: Catalyst Control Center hates these cards. Enabling Crossfire is almost impossible (after ten hours I still can't get it to work). Windows recognizes both cards as installed and enabled, but CCC does not, thus not allowing me to engage Crossfire.

Overall Review: If you're a hardcore gamer or modder, steer clear of these cards. If you're content to play older games or at a lower resolution, you could do worse than to pick one of these up.