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Raul A.

Raul A.

Joined on 02/28/10

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3 or 4 eggs - you decide. Probably a 4 but can't change

SAMSUNG T55 Series LC32T550FDNXZA 32" (Actual size 31.5") Full HD 1920 x 1080 75Hz VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort FreeSync (AMD Adaptive Sync) Curved Monitor
SAMSUNG T55 Series LC32T550FDNXZA 32" (Actual size 31.5") Full HD 1920 x 1080 75Hz VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort FreeSync (AMD Adaptive Sync) Curved Monitor

Pros: 1 - Huge upgrade from 24" screen and even double 24" screens from the aspect of reading a document. It is tall so you see most of it. JustJosh on YouTube mentions a 16x10 ratio for seeing the entire document and this is that. 2 - I can see the screen at 100% without my readers (1.25) pretty well. 3 - Eye saver mode is very cool and much better on the eyes, especially the evening. Not really needed with Mac's mode for adjusting screen, though. But great with Linux and Windows 10 - manually. 4 - Speakers inside the monitor! They work pretty well. 5 - Heard some reviewers mentioned you can't go from curved to flat panel, but I use this at home and dual 24" flat panels at work with no issue. 6 - No eye strain that I've noticed. I did have that with 32" TV that I tried to use one day. 7 - Price was great at 2020 Black Friday 8 - Kudos to Newegg for really quick and convenient delivery. Should have seen how easy it is to return earlier so I can be venturesome. I'll have to shop here more in the future vs the other guy. 9 - HDMI, Display Port and D-Sub ports! All work! 10 - It replaces a Samsung TV used as a monitor (for years) and the brand is reliable so far. 11- Actually like there is no webcam and microphone built in. 12 - There is a way to pitch the screen higher and lower so you can view while standing or sitting, but it's by moving it on the stand has been solid for 3 months. 13 - Solid stand.

Cons: 1- I have tried this screen with Linux, Windows 10 and now the new Mac mini with the same result that doing Gmail easily shows the 'grainy' text. This is my BIGGEST beef. If I'd have acted on time, I'd have returned it. This is huge for me. 2 - Dual 24" screens do look crisper but they are more wide than tall. 3 - Cover will not fit with all 3 connections. 4 - It seems to automatically switch between connections but I haven't seen that yet (3 months in) 5 - No VESA mount 6 - No up and down movement for height and pitching it for top of screen to match my eyes with the highest chair setting does an oddish view. I'd prefer it move up and down. 7 - No remote. 8 - Light at bottom irritating but manageable with electrical tape. 9 - No USB for chaining.

Overall Review: You see more positives than negatives, but the biggest for me is reading Gmail seems really grainy. There may be tweaks to get there I have not found but otherwise am pleased I can often use without readers, have speakers and can adjust on stand's pivot.

First one DOA, 5 weeks so far on replacement

WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Quick delivery by Newegg, but it always has been for me. Was DOA so I didnt' lose time putting on an OS or making the 30 day return to Newegg. RMA from Newegg was fairly painless and quick. ;) Like Newegg, but not pleased with the product.

Cons: Was DOA so shipping cost to return made a great deal a so-so deal. This may revert to Pro if it's running years down the road.

Overall Review: WD has always worked well for me in the past, but 2 techie's I know prefer for Seagate for larger drives (1TB+) now. I hope they're wrong about WD quality slipping - but I backup more now. And on that note . . . gotta go. Biostar TA790 Mobo, AMD Phenom Quad-Core, 4GB RAM, Radeon 3870, 120GB Main/1TB Storage HD's

Not what I expected

hec HP585DB 585 W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included
hec HP585DB 585 W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included

Pros: The PSU is cheap and apparently rated for 585W, the shipping is free and it ships quickly (3 days!). It also has 3 SATA connections.

Cons: Wire management isn't as professional as my existing 430W PSU and the wires are smaller gauge, making me wonder how long this HP585D last. I did not find out and left the 430W installed as I'm not a power user now. If I need a better CPU, I'll spend more money.

Overall Review: Maybe there are bargains out there and maybe this works well, but more folks on Newegg were satisfied with a 430W than this 585W Orion. It was my fault for not reviewing that before ordering.