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Michael C.

Michael C.

Joined on 07/24/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great Tablet

ViewSonic ViewBook 730 (VB730) 7" Android Wi Fi & BT tablet w/1Ghz processor, 8GB storage, 1080p playback and mini HDMI out
ViewSonic ViewBook 730 (VB730) 7" Android Wi Fi & BT tablet w/1Ghz processor, 8GB storage, 1080p playback and mini HDMI out

Pros: Front Facing Webcam - Front Facing Speakers - Stylus Pen - Great Battery Life - Light Weight - Plays my MP4 videos Flawlessly - Plays game with out a hitch (angry birds, ect) - All my family already knew how to use the Android Phones so this was a breeze even for my 2 year old who is watching a movie on it as I type - So many FREE Apps out there! - Great E-Book Reader (looks and feels a lot like the nook color with more features (not as nice of screen but... a lot less money too)

Cons: None for what it is... It certainly isn't an Ipad. I mean when I go to Flash HEavy Websites, it will LAG, and it really doesnt like to play even the NickJR games for my kids, but... I didn't expect it to either. It won't play Call of Duty Black Ops either, but of course it doesn't!

Overall Review: For the money, I am very happy with my choice. I was a bit concerned with the only 2 reviews on here, both of which where not that good. But I read a few reviews on other sites and went with my gut instinct. I just wanted a Tablet that runs Android my kids can use while out for dinner or waiting in lines. This is PERFECT for that!

10/11/2011
Most Critical Review

DOA

SPARKLE GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SXT4401024S3NM
SPARKLE GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SXT4401024S3NM

Pros: Well, I was thinking that perhaps I would try and off-brand with ok specs. Bad Idea. The card went into my system and right back out. So I cant say anything positive because I didnt get to try it.

Cons: It came to be DOA. It powers on, and I can even hear my OS start up, but neither of my monitors detected a signal. I have a DVI and a VGA hooked up. I was replacing a Gigabyte 220 GT with this GT 440, so there should not have been any compatibility issues.

Overall Review: NewEgg allowed a refund right away. Spend a few dollars more and buy a reputable brand. For $30 more after rebates I got a ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Talk about $30 well spent!

Great Laptop LOVE IT

HP Laptop ProBook 4525s (XT978UT#ABA) AMD Phenom II Dual-Core P650 (2.6GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Radeon HD 4250 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
HP Laptop ProBook 4525s (XT978UT#ABA) AMD Phenom II Dual-Core P650 (2.6GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Radeon HD 4250 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Pros: Great Battery Life. That is why I went for the Dual Core over the Quad core choice with the exact same specs otherwise. It was NOT about the thirty-some dollars I saved but the fact that it was not worth powering a quad-core CPU when all I could possibly need was a Dual-Core. Pretty light weight but solid feeling. Has never crashed on me yet in nearly 6 months. HDMI Out works flawlessly. I can even play some video games on it.

Cons: None at all.

Overall Review: I bought this laptop after getting a refund from NewEgg. I bought an Acer Laptop which had to be returned. NewEgg was of course very eager to help and I am very happy with this new HP laptop.

GREAT WORKING RAM

PNY Optima 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1333
PNY Optima 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1333

Pros: WORKS GREAT - NO DOA

Cons: Nothing to mention

Overall Review: I had ready a few bad reviews about this ram, but also a lot of good reviews. So, I was a bit worried. Turns out there was nothing to worry about. RAM works great, no heating issues or errors.

YES A GREAT CPU

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX

Pros: L3 Cache, Phenom CPU, QUAD CORE Unlockable

Cons: Possible that core wont unlock

Overall Review: I love my CPU It runs really cool with just the stock fan on. My Athlon x2 5600 was overheating and beeping at me at an hour of Dragon Age 2. Not a hint of overheating from this CPU. LOVE IT!

Love this card

ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5

Pros: The specs speak for itself. Great card, near $100! Wow it is amazing what you can get for around $100 these days. This card was easy to install and no issues with drivers. I did have to upgrade my PSU but I needed to anyhow. I now can play ALL of my games FULL SETTING.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I am in love with my new video card!