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Chrit S.

Chrit S.

Joined on 09/16/09

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Most Favorable Review

Great monitor!

Acer H243Hbmid 24" HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 Max (ACM) Built-in Speakers
Acer H243Hbmid 24" HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 Max (ACM) Built-in Speakers

Pros: Absolutely gorgeous screen producing most vivid picture I've ever seen when compared to other monitors I bought. And with the 2ms response time, fast-moving images from games or video are seamless. For around $200, this monitor is a genuinely rare catch to find.

Cons: The built-in speakers are very tinny and distorted, but what can you expect? The touchscreen keys are nowhere near accurate, taking at least 3 seconds to response from a touch.

Most Critical Review

Great Hardware Design, Bad Software

PlayStation 4 Console
PlayStation 4 Console

Pros: Console unit is pleasing to the eye DS4 controller is a step up form DS3 Light weight and no Power Brick

Cons: Cluttered UI Small and unorganized Marketplace No DLNA Support Internal problems with Sony's Servers No support for an External Drive

Overall Review: This is my first impressions with Sony newly launched console, the PS4. The design and shape caught my attention as I took it out of the box. The controller and triggers are fitted perfectly around my hands. But then all went downhill when I turn the console on. I couldn't sign-in with my PSN account and received the errors. Got a whole suite of errors when I tried downloading Netflix on my console. I couldn't use my 120 GB SSD because it was too small in capacity. I later found out I couldn't stream my media content to my PS4 because it had no DLNA support and I couldn't connect my External Hard Drive. The only way to stream music was to be subscribed to Sony's Music Unlimited. All-in-All I can't recommend the PS4 to anyone because it's a 400 dollar gaming machine that only does more if you spend more money (PSN Plus and Music Unlimited). I suggest waiting until Sony give support to external drives and DLNA as well as iron out all the major bugs.

11/17/2013

Great Price for the Spec but Falls short on User Experience

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UN-WS51T Ultra-Slim Laptop 13.3" FHD WideView Touch Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB LPDDR3, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA MX150, Windows 10, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint
ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UN-WS51T Ultra-Slim Laptop 13.3" FHD WideView Touch Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB LPDDR3, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA MX150, Windows 10, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint

Pros: - Quad Core processor w/ Hyper Threading and dedicated Graphics - Touch Screen and high quality screen - Windows Precision trackpad - Fast charging and long battery life - Excellent price to Performance Ratio

Cons: - Loose laptop hinge - Sub par keyboard - Plastic front cover - Below average webcam

Overall Review: This laptop priced really well for the specs that you are getting. Getting an thin ultrabook that comes with a quad core CPU and dedicated graphics for $1000 blows my mind. Rewind a few years ago and you would be expecting to pay at least $1500 and carrying around full sized laptop with mini power plant as the power adapter. While the seems laptop is great on paper, it falls short in user experience. The laptop hinge needs to be much stiffer. The laptop practical unhinge to its widest position by me moving it another table. The keyboard on this laptop feels way too spongy and is not a pleasant typing experience. The plastic cover is made of glossy plastic and leaves smudges. The webcam quality is really bad so this might be a pass for someone who likes to video conference all the time.

Everything I hoped for at a great price

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION, GV-N970WF3OC-4GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION, GV-N970WF3OC-4GD

Pros: *Silent *Runs very cool *Power Efficient from last generation *better price/performance ratio than its GTX 980 big bother

Cons: * The card is very long at 12.2 inches * No Back Plate

Overall Review: I have been waiting for a card to replace my GTX 670 for the longest now. I decided to skip the 700 series seeing as the GTX 780 was way too expensive for the margin of performance was not enough to justify an upgrade. The GTX 970 fulfills my demands and then some. Now only does it match my expectations both price and performance, but it unexpectedly very power efficient. NVidia has a winner in my book and this card is worthy of any upgrade for the price/performance it offers. I traded my EVGA SC edition of this card for this Gigabyte version because it was coiling under load. I have not been at at disappointed at all. My only glaring con would be that the card unusually large clocking in at 12.2 inches. This ruins my plans on a HTPC build but this error is on my part not Gigabyte.

10/19/2014
Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 3 years of ownership and yet it still runs like the day I purchased it. This HDD is probably the only original component of my first build.

Cons: Non

It's okay for the price

OCZ OALKBELX2US USB Wired Slim Alchemy Series Elixir II Keyboard
OCZ OALKBELX2US USB Wired Slim Alchemy Series Elixir II Keyboard

Pros: Rubber lining under keys enhances comfort factor, the convenient power key, thin design that matches well with my setup, price is reasonable.

Cons: Space key doesn't response when pressing the left or right side which can pain in the *** when playing games, shift key is small, made in China.

Overall Review: I still haven't found the mythological "ANY" key yet and this keyboard isn't making this any easier.