Date Joined: 09/04/04
Pros: Good color reproduction
Uses a traditional power cord!!!
75Hz refresh rate
Bright enough for my home office
Cons: Was represented as having 3W stereo speakers - it doesn't
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this monitor as long as it was understood that the description provided to Newegg is wrong and this model doesn't have speakers.
It's large with a nice curve and the brightness and colors are great for my taste. The biggest plus versus other manufacturers is that it uses a standard IEC cord! Wall-warts need to go away for good - I'm looking at you Mr. Lucky and your GoldStar.
Setup was easy and I really like the connections coming up from the bottom. Once I discovered I'd been had by the seller saying it had speakers and had to reconnect my old ones, I was able to plug them in without having to move the monitor or reach around behind it. BIG plus in my book!
Pros: Well built.
Comes with multiple installation options
USB Type C and Type A cable options
Cons: Cables are WAY too short to be useful
Overall Review: I had no trouble figuring out how to install my drive, but which (if any) of the accessories I should use was confusing. Honestly, I didn't use any except the cover held on by screws (as opposed to the adhesive one) and just have to hope I was right.
I like that it came with an extra m.2 mounting 'lug'.
Pros: I have a 23" deep rack, so this fit perfectly.
It has 'vent' holes which can be used to secure shelved equipment.
Cons: The depth adjustment is holes instead of slots and the hardware is loose machine screws and nuts.
Overall Review: The shelf is exactly what I needed. My rack depth is 23" (to fit in it's closet) and finding weight bearing shelves for that is difficult. This one is perfect for my needs. It's VERY rigid and solidly built!
The slotted 'vents' will be perfect to secure any equipment that might need to be shelved long term. Whether by zip tie or by brackets.
My only complaint is the depth adjustment: Whereas most shelves have slots allowing you to mount them in the rack and then secure the adjustment screws, this one uses discreet holes and loose hardware. You HAVE to set the depth where you want it and use a wrench along with a screwdriver to tighten the screws and THEN try to wedge it into the rack. Due to the full U-channel design, which improves it strength and rigidity, you can't get to the nuts without a socket and ratchet - and once in the rack that isn't easy to do. YMMV.
Imagine a figurative 1/2 egg off for being a PITA to mount. Other than that I'm highly satisfied with it and if I need more shelf space in the future, I'll order it again.
Pros: MUCH faster than the original WiFi card.
Cons: They didn't accidentally send me an AX card?
Overall Review: It worked perfectly as a replacement for an old and very slow card in a client's laptop. I had to use a 'hacked' BIOS that de-whitelisted the machine, but I knew that before buying. Pay attention to the seller's notes - without a similar BIOS flash this won't work on HP, IBM and Lenovo laptops.
Pros: Works exactly as desired.
Arrived quickly despite coming from the other coast.
Is exactly as described (even if I didn't pay attention to the description).
Cons: There is a problem when inserting the Battery Module causing misalignment.
The front bezel is missing the Brand/Model sticker.
None of the accessories that the UPS is sold with were included.
Load LED's don't work.
Overall Review: The Battery Module inserts just fine until the last 1/4" where it wedges sideways to the left. That makes it difficult to get the screws to start without cross-threading them, and removing the Battery Module becomes a HUGE hassle. It requires using a pry bar to force the battery to the right while pulling on the tiny lip of sheet metal provided as a grip. Given the weight of the battery and the additional force from prying, pulling it out is daunting.
It's a shame that it doesn't have the Branding sticker on the front bezel as that underscores the second hand nature of the equipment, but I wouldn't hold back on giving it 5 eggs just for this.
I'm highly disappointed that I had to spend additional $ buying mounting rails and a communications cable that are both included when purchasing this model new. Almost everything I own is refurbished merchandise and ALL of it has been sold with everything a new model comes with. This seems like it should have been listed as "Refurbished - Open Box" or "Refurbished - As-Is".
Finally, I had to edit and add this: The LED's that indicate the service load don't work at all. Since I bought a communications cable (that is should have come with) I'll be able to see that in software, but the front panel should have been tested before calling it 'Rebuilt' and reselling it.
My side of the equation comes down to not reading the specs and noticing the power plug is a NEMA L5-30 Twist Lock. I had to have an elec-chicken put in a new circuit and outlet so I could use it. LOL Using commercial equipment for my home network - First-World problems, right?
I've edited my original review and dropped it to 3 eggs. I removed 1 1/2 eggs for the missing accessories and module fitment and an additional 1/2 for the front panel not being fully working.
If you have everything you need to mount and power it, chances are real good you won't have the issues I'm having with the battery module. In that case I would highly recommend this! It's in reasonable condition and works fine. At least during my testing... I expect to have it's outlet installed in my equipment closet today.
Overall Review: The adapters do exactly what I ordered them for. The kit even included an ejector tool I wasn't expecting.
Pros: - Tons of SATA 6.0Gb/s ports
- Tons of USB connectors
- Easy to use UEFI
- Diagnostic LED
Cons: - No speaker
- LEDs that serve no purpose
- 3rd party to supply additional 2 SATA ports
Overall Review: I was looking for lots of USB and in particular USB 3.1 Gen 2. This fills the bill with one each of Type A & C, plus 10 USB 3.0 (or 3.1 Gen 1 if you prefer) to keep me satisfied. Recognized my Ryzen 5 1600X right away and with a simple change to use XMP data my DDR4 3200 was good to go. Everything seems to work and I'm a happy camper!
I would definitely recommend it. - J. Robert Perske
This review for ASRock review rebate program.
Pros: - Crisp, Bright Display
- Easy 'Joystick' Controls
- Good Rich Color
Cons: - Wall Wart Power Supply is HUGE
- No Sleep Mode on HDMI (Solved!)
Overall Review: I like the monitor, but no responsible manufacturer should still be using wall warts! It's also really annoying that when my computer goes to sleep, the monitor powers off instead of sleeping itself. This way, when I wake my computer I have to turn the monitor on manually - which can be difficult in the dark. -1 egg for the power supply and -1 for no 'sleep mode.'
Edited: I replaced the HDMI cable and now the 'sleep mode' works fine. 1 egg added back to the review. I still hate the Power Supply!
Pros: Metal Construction.
Cons: Uses a 'brick' for power - better than a 'wall wart' but still not as good as an internal power supply.
Pros: - Steel Construction
- Came with fasteners
- Front and side mounting options
Cons: - Would be even better with a rear support bracket
Overall Review: This is a very well made mini rack. I've been wanting to move away from 'consumer' class routers and switches for a while and this will be perfect to go in my office closet.
Note: Step 1 of instructions was to attach the 'feet' that were already installed. Caused me a minor panic while I tried to find them in the box, on the floor, under the couch, etc.
Pros: Solid Metal Casing and (presumably waterproof) snug fitting cap. Seems very fast.
Cons: Good thing it metal since it takes a blowtorch and hand grenades to get it out of it's package. I've been using an 8GB Voyager for years and it seems to be a Voyager signature to be too d@#& big - You learn to accept it. :)
Pros: Makes good use of the platforms capabilities, any complaints regarding lack of ports or the like come down to AMD's choices and not MSI's.
Cons: BIOS at present (v10.3) is incompatible with a VERY popular (H***P****) manufacturers SATA III add-on cards both RAID and non-RAID.
Overall Review: I'm still working with MSI to get their BIOS fixed. I've tested a 3rd Beta that does work with the RAID card, but not the non-RAID version. In time I'm sure we'll get it straightened out but until then if you need more SATA III via an add-on card, you might choose A**S as theirs works.
Pros: 4x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
PS/2 Keyboard AND Mouse
Headers for 4 more USB 2.0, another Serial and a Parallel Port.
PWM CPU and Case Fan headers.
Plus it just works right out of the box!
Cons: Any complaints would be about SATA ports or PCIe lanes which are a result of the platform and not the motherboard, so... NONE!
ASUS took what AMD provided and turned out a fantastic board.
Overall Review: I tried a less expensive version of the AM1 boards by another manufacturer and it was incompatible with HighPoint controller cards both RAID and non-RAID. This board works perfectly with both.
I'm still working with that other manufacturer to get a working BIOS compatible with the add-on cards.
Pros: 1-1/2 Foot Long
Perfect to connect 60" chimney mounted TV to equipment setting on the mantle! It's a little stiff, but plenty flexible for what I needed.
Pros: Quality packaging, and construction. Plenty of mounting options. Works as advertised with a but...
Cons: The MicroSDHC card it comes with isn't fast enough for the recordings. After having trouble with unviewable clips I tried another card rated UHC-1/Class 10 and it worked flawlessly! I bought it a fast card and used the one it came with in a tablet.
Audio is lousy at best, nonexistent on average. Since I'm using it on my motorcycle, silent is better anyway so I'm OK with it.
Video quality for the price is fine. I wasn't expecting professional quality for half a c-note...
Pros: Installed easily and detected my BD drive & HDMI automatically. Heavily invested in doing all manner of Non Blu-Ray Playback tasks.
Cons: Unusable as a Media Center Plugin. Played movie shifted to the right and down so the menu was obscured and titles were cut off. There's no Remote Control support except Play/Pause/Stop. The rest of the things it does might be OK, but I will never know since I needed a Blu-Ray Player within Windwos Media Center.
Pros: Inexpensive. Umm... Did I say Inexpensive? Oh. Nothing else I can think of.
Cons: I couldn't use it as an Access Point (which is what I was after) on my existing network since it won't allow "-" dashes in the wireless SSID. [Never ran across that one before.] I'll give it away to some customer as an entry level wireless.
Overall Review: It's configuration interface was weird and limited. I didn't use the wizard as I was after a specific/unusual configuration.
Pros: Touch Screen w/ multitouch (with OS support)
Keyboard layout/size is very usable
Weight:Battery Life ratio is excellent
Cons: Bloatware (MS Office Starter, ooVoo, etc.)
Lenovo VeriFace/VeriTouch has compatibility issues
Touchpad is difficult/unreliable
OneKey Recovery/Restoration is unreliable
Overall Review: Bought & Configured for in-laws. Got rid of most Bloatware, but left the VeriFace/VeriTouch in case Mom wanted to use it. I suspect VeriFace to be causing Windows LoginUI.exe error in performance monitor.
I also found an incompatibility w/ a M$ Update that would block a user from launching anything w/ elevated credentials. I suspect VeriFace/VeriTouch to be the culprit there as well.
OneKey Recovery/Restoration was instrumental in locating the problem update, but once all configuration was complete I took a final backup and tried to restore from it to test. Guess who got to do a bunch of work over? Sometimes the backup works, sometimes it's corrupt, anyone for a game of Poker?
Despite the glitches I encountered, *I WANT ONE* badly! It's performance was excellent when you consider it's only an Atom 1.66 processor w/ 1GB. When the money comes around I'll be picking one up for myself; w/ an SSD to eliminate bump/shock concerns, 2GB of RAM and Win7 x64 HP this would ROCK!
Pros: Just received it today (Excellent job Newegg!) and it looks great. Sturdy construction! Will undoubtedly outlast a common cheapy-board. Unfortunately the good ends there.
Cons: MUSHY keys! I was misled by reviews comparing this to old IBM standards, and describing it as a 'tactile' keypress. *** It's NOT *** The keys are certainly mechanical - until phycokinetic interfaces get here ALL keyboards require mechanical action - but it's action is the same as any cheapy... Crummy at best. There is absolutely no feedback for a touch typist to know the keypress has been recorded. Additionally, I would have liked the cord to be about 8-12" longer like my now dead Focus which was very much like an IBM Model M.
Overall Review: Although I appreciate the reviews here at Newegg, I wish there was some way of knowing in advance whether the "Tech Knowledge" rating was what their industry peers would say, or their Mommy.
Pros: I does have 2 digital tuners on one card. When it's software works it tunes in stations well. It's drivers are compatible with Vista (x86) Media Center.
Cons: It is NOT 2 hybrid tuners as the maker implies, it only has 1 analog tuner. Its software is buggy and crashes often (latest release from website) but brings in digital stations MUCH better than the base drivers provided to Media Center. Website claims it will boot from remote on a PME enabled motherboard, it doesn't... Web support is quick to respond, but not very helpful - suggested setting PME event for the specific PCI slot which would work if it was an older PCI based motherboard with PCI slots. But then again if it was, why would I be installing a PCI-e card???
Overall Review: The manufacturer aslo claims this card switches off when not in use, thereby running much cooler. They mush have meant when the computer is off, because it gets very hot even when not watching TV. I researched this and another dual hybrid PCI-e tuner before purchase and, based on the specs claimed, thought this would be OK since the other isn't available yet. I was wrong and RMA'ed it today. As I titled this review; I should have waited...
Pros: Excellent fit and finish. Snug assembly with well formed pieces. 3' eSATA cable is just about right. I didn't open the USB cable but it looks about the same. Comes w/ SATA to eSTAT slot adaptor for those w/o onboard eSATA.
Cons: Wall-Wart power supply! I hope whoever first thought of those things is burning in Hell!!!
Overall Review: As these are 12v power, Rosewill could (should) make a power pass-through slot adaptor for them. That would eliminate my 'CON' (for me at least) and they would turn on and off w/ the computer.
Pros: Price! Reliable brand name. Camera and card reader recognized it.
Overall Review: No gain in lag time between pictures over a standard speed S?nDisk 1 GB SD Card, my camera must be the limiting factor.
Pros: No stuck pixels! Crisp, Clear image. Easy setup under XP.
Cons: Too bright on default settings. WAY too short!
Overall Review: UPS is a worthless piece. Monitor was in my town and 'Out for delivery' Friday 8:00a.m. but wasn't delivered until Monday 3:00p.m. AND my other two boxes are still lost somewhere in town.