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Brendan B.

Brendan B.

Joined on 10/28/05

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Most Favorable Review

LOVE IT!

ASUS Certified Refurbished Transformer Book T100TA 10.1" MultiTouch 2-in-1 Notebook / Tablet with Intel Atom Quad Core Z3740 1.33 GHz (1.86 GHz Burst), 2 GB Memory, 32 GB SSD Storage, Detachable Key
ASUS Certified Refurbished Transformer Book T100TA 10.1" MultiTouch 2-in-1 Notebook / Tablet with Intel Atom Quad Core Z3740 1.33 GHz (1.86 GHz Burst), 2 GB Memory, 32 GB SSD Storage, Detachable Key

Pros: Just received my lovely little T100TA that I picked up on neweggflash as a refurb. So far I'm enamored, I know it's going to have space limitations and the like but I needed a portable maintenance machine and I wanted to dip my toes in the win 8 pool, as inevitably I'll be called upon to support it at some point so familiarity with it will come in handy. My particular model is flawless, no scratches dings or otherwise. Mainly going to use the 3.0 USB to archive a bunch of old data from aging/failing machines to an external hard drive and use it primarily to control my chromecast from bed. I anticipate it will smash these tasks, and eventually I'll throw steam on it to see just what else it can do. It's an Atom so I don't have unreasonable expectations but it's nice to be in the newer class processors. So far, spry and responsive, very pretty screen, and an excellent value at refurb price.

Cons: HD space will surely be the main limiter. Seems better built than my T300 chromebook/tab.

Overall Review: Will be back later to update review, but wanted to post first impressions.

Most Critical Review

Figured out the problem

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-8GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-8GXM

Pros: pretty, probably excellent, sadly packaged with a combo that isn't compatible.

Cons: in a rare case of disappointment I got this as part of a combo deal from Newegg where it was paired with an AMD A10-7850K & an ASUS Crossblade Ranger, seemed an excellent combo and deal. Until I found the rub, it'll only post at 1600, the reason for this is it's not on the Qualified Vendor List for the Crossblade Ranger. To be a properly spec'ed combo it should've been paired not with a RipJaws series set that's apparently more spec'ed for intel offerings but with Trident X series Ram that IS on the QVL for the Crossblade. I contacted newegg as I'd planned on RMA'ing the part that's out of place and replacing it with the proper TridentX G.Skill RAM so my beautiful new box would post at 2400 as it should. Alas to do so I'd have to take the hit of losing the combo discount. Their chat rep basically said yeah that sucks, you should try selling it online. I've been a loyal Newegg'er for over 10 years now and this is the first time I'm genuinely disappointed in their service. I'm sure the Majority of the folks in these reviews have this same problem as it seems consistently a complaint. Would hope the RAM is EXCELLENT, though without running it at full speed how would I ever know. I guess I could tighten the timings as the price gap between 1600 & 2400 ripjaws isn't much. But I wanted the fastest ram I could get for my AMD APU, and it turns out this isn't it, or at least not with this board. In a perfect world maybe a BIOS update will fix this in the future.

Pretty dang nice

Avera 50EQX10 50-Inch 2160p 4K LED Television - Black
Avera 50EQX10 50-Inch 2160p 4K LED Television - Black

Pros: good color, good resolution, simple menus, seems to do everything I need it to and included screws for Vesa mounts

Cons: not smart, but who doesn't have a fire stick, roku, or chromecast by now??

Overall Review: Remote is nothing fancy but hey, TV does what I need it to.

11/28/2016

little package big punch

CREATIVE T3150W WIRELESS BLUETOOTH 2.1 SPEAKER (BLACK)
CREATIVE T3150W WIRELESS BLUETOOTH 2.1 SPEAKER (BLACK)

Pros: Picked these up from neweggflash at a couple dollars cheaper than they're listed here. Great little package, NICE clean sound like I've come to expect from creative over the years. Love that the aux connection will still output while bluetooth audio is playing so they make for awesome dual purpose work speakers. Remembers multiple bluetooth devices by hitting the button on the back of the sub.

Cons: Cables to connect sats to sub could be longer but work great for what I needed.

Overall Review: got a second set for the house

Excellent buy for the price

Changhong 50" 1080p LED HDTV - LED50YC2000UA
Changhong 50" 1080p LED HDTV - LED50YC2000UA

Pros: Great picture, easy setup, heavy base. Found many channels that my avermedia/windows mediacenter setup didn't get. Absolutely stunning in high def, great brightness, surprisingly good contrast. Haven't had a chance to use my chromecast with it yet but I'll edit once I do.

Cons: A little difficult to unbox by myself, but seems robust enough to not mind a little ding here and there.

Overall Review: Had a weird experience flipping channels where it got to the end of my HD channels and tv seemed to hang when flipping back to standard def, gave a white bar. Had to cut power to get it to respond but seemed fine after that.

12/13/2013

Fast, effective, plenty of storage

SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Flash Card Model SDSDQM-016G-B35N
SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Flash Card Model SDSDQM-016G-B35N

Pros: Worked out of the box into the Ss Epic recognized quickly accessible in a second or two. I'm not all A/R about read write speeds it works, was cheap, was recognizable brand and well reviewed.

Cons: No adapters included but by now you should have like 5 of those lying around the house.

Overall Review: It could've come packaged with free beer that would've been pretty awesome, and the class 2 identifier mentioned in prior reviews has been fixed as always fast shipping, and received it faster than several other things I'd ordered from other non-egg sites.