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Darryl R.

Darryl R.

Joined on 04/14/02

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Most Favorable Review

Great Laptop

MSI GS Series - 15.6" 4K / UHD IPS - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 256 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (GS60 Ghost Pro 4K-078 )
MSI GS Series - 15.6" 4K / UHD IPS - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 256 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (GS60 Ghost Pro 4K-078 )

Pros: thin light 4K Screen

Cons: pricey

Overall Review: Overall a good laptop, very glad I bought it. I played Star Trek Online at 4K res with no problems. The previous reviewer has a good point about the lower refresh rate but at least with this particular game I had no problem, the refresh rate seemed fine. All the game's graphic settings were on high and anti-aliasing was on 16x. Very smooth frame rate, but then this game doesn't have high system requirements. When gaming the power brick gets VERY hot, so watch out for that. I was pleasantly surprised how small it is though. I was also surprised by the extras in the box. They threw in a really nice MSI backpack with an internal sleeve for the laptop, a MSI Gaming Mouse, and a Steel Series gaming headset.

11/13/2014
Most Critical Review

Poor Reliability, do not buy

D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage device
D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage device

Pros: gigabit speeds, RAID support

Cons: Horrible Reliability

Overall Review: My DNS-320 failed after 3 months. After several voicemails and emails I finally got Customer Service to send me a replacement unit. It was Dead on Arrival. Another week of voicemails and emails and finally they send me a 2nd replacement unit. IT WAS ALSO DEAD ON ARRIVAL! Both times I confirmed it wasn't a problem on my end (bad outlet, bad power supply, bad hard drive, etc). I won't be buying any more D-Link products.

Great Card, too bad it only lasted 4 days....

ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan 11GB GDDR6 352-bit Gaming Graphics Card, Active Fan Control, Metal Backplate, Spectra Lighting (ZT-T20810F-10P)
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan 11GB GDDR6 352-bit Gaming Graphics Card, Active Fan Control, Metal Backplate, Spectra Lighting (ZT-T20810F-10P)

Pros: Fantastic Speed, overkill unless you have a high end VR rig

Cons: Lots of tech issues, expensive

Overall Review: I bought this card for future gaming with new VR headsets. It's really overkill for today's gaming. I was getting crazy FPS's but only way I knew that was to show the FPS in game. The games looked about the same as with my old Nvidia 1070 GPU. After 4 days of fairly heavy gaming I started getting a "Code 43" error in device manager and the card would only boot into VGA mode with single monitor support. Zotac tech support was fairly quick (less than 24 hours) getting back to me via email and of course they wanted me to try all this stuff, never mind the card worked fine for 4 days. All the stuff I was doing led to a Win10 file error bluescreen and that led to a clean Win10 install, even restoring a drive image backup wouldn't fix it. So I had to RMA the card. My old Nvidia 1070 GPU is installed and is working fine. I now have many hours of reinstalling apps ahead of me. I'd be cautious about ordering any 2080Ti just yet, I think they're having a lot of issues with them. And absolutely DO NOT order it unless you really know your way around the inside of your computer and are comfy doing advanced troubleshooting.

11/28/2018

Nice Gadget but short life

Archos - 70 Internet Tablet - 8GB Running Google ANDROID + Wi-Fi (501582)
Archos - 70 Internet Tablet - 8GB Running Google ANDROID + Wi-Fi (501582)

Pros: -Plays just about any video format -Android 2.2 -HDMI Output -Great E-Book Reader

Cons: -Totally dead after 1 month -fingerprint magnet

Overall Review: Used the Archos 70 mostly for watching videos and reading E-Books. Does great at both. After a month it just died, won't turn on at all, no signs of life. Newegg is replacing it but does not cross-ship so I'll be without one for a couple of weeks.