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Chris G.

Chris G.

Joined on 04/13/06

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Most Favorable Review

3 Monitors Up

Zotac ZT-60607-10L GeForce GT 610 Graphic Card - 810 MHz Core - 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM - PCI Express 3.0
Zotac ZT-60607-10L GeForce GT 610 Graphic Card - 810 MHz Core - 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM - PCI Express 3.0

Pros: Added to desktop that had an NVS300 with dual monitor system. This card worked like a charm I am now extending all 3 monitors and controlling in the NVidia control panel. Good drivers on CD and almost plug and play to get started. Win 7 x64.

Cons: So far none.

Overall Review: Not everyone needs more than 2 displays but if you do compatibility becomes a big issue. This configuration worked for me with a pretty complex video setup in my Dell Precision T5600.

11/14/2013
Most Critical Review

DOA

SPARKLE GeForce GT 610 1GB DDR3 PCI Low Profile Video Card 700041(SP610L1024LC)
SPARKLE GeForce GT 610 1GB DDR3 PCI Low Profile Video Card 700041(SP610L1024LC)

Pros: Good value, PCI support.

Cons: Did not work with accompanying drivers. Had hardware X in Device Manager. Could not correct. Replaced with another card and it then did work so it had to be the card or findamental issues which is why I gave it 2 stars in case it was my fault some how.

Overall Review: This was a modern PC with Nvidia NVS 300 installed this was to be a secondary card. It did not work but the card I chose next did.

11/14/2013

Good Value Nice Feel

Logitech MK320 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Black
Logitech MK320 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Black

Pros: Nice keyboard I like the typing feel. Light for moving around. Good value added keys for calc, volume, multi-task etc.

Cons: Mouse is a little small in the hand.

Overall Review: I like this setup for the money and the range was good enough for me.

11/14/2013

Useful Best I Have Found

Ibera IB-PB6Q4 Weather Resistant Touchscreen Smartphone Case Bicycle Stem Mount (Black)
Ibera IB-PB6Q4 Weather Resistant Touchscreen Smartphone Case Bicycle Stem Mount (Black)

Pros: - Mount is strong - Locks to stem neatly - Operate touch screen through cover - Holds Galaxy Nexus (4.6 inch screen) - I use portrait mode it locks in that position

Cons: - Not for mountain biking (road or commuter only)

Overall Review: I really like this solution after having tried a number of other ways to make use of my smartphone while riding and keep it safe. I have been on over 10 rides with this so far. Very fast road rides and did not have any problems. This tool can make you want to check your email/SMS/music or other while riding I strongly resist that temptation especially when riding on roads or with other riders. I use it on my road bike but not my commuter. Using a 2000mah Zagg battery I turn my Android into a GPS using Google bicycling directions and leave the screen on to check my position against the provided route usually when stopped. With Endomondo I can hear the coaching and checkpoints with or without headphone.

Must Be Something Wrong

RiDATA Lightning Series 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model RDSDHC32G-LIG6
RiDATA Lightning Series 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model RDSDHC32G-LIG6

Pros: Space

Cons: Not consistently recognized by Windows 7, corrupt, reformat, lost data, finally not working at all. Sending in under warranty but am curious as to why there are so many bad reviews for this particular card.

Impressed - Feature Value Performance

Acer Laptop Aspire Timeline AS3810T-6775 Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.40GHz) 4GB Memory 80GB SSD HDD Intel GMA 4500MHD 13.3" Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Acer Laptop Aspire Timeline AS3810T-6775 Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.40GHz) 4GB Memory 80GB SSD HDD Intel GMA 4500MHD 13.3" Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: - Small, light and like form factor - Battery life - Keyboard layout and feel - Built in features Bluetooth, Camera, Wifi - SSD performance - Solid construction - Touchpad on/off switch - Screen clarity

Cons: - Screen viewing angles a little limited and shiny can reflect - SSD size a little small at 80GB - 130GB would have been nicer but adequate now with clean Win 7 - Glossy keyboard can show smudges easily

Overall Review: I really like this so far. I did a clean install of Windows 7 and as a result REALLY like it. Vista was crushing the 2 CPUs sitting idle as well as 40GB of 80 used for bloatware and Vista. With Win 7 it came up 60GB free and clean on all hardware drivers. I found WIFI drivers on Acer site and upgraded although it seemed to work prior to that. All in all my favorite notebook I have owned - (Inspiron, Vostro, and Lenovo over the years). For the money this is a winner. Of note: I got the BSOD during first two Win 7 install attempts. Made no changes and then went no problem. Not sure what that was about. I also signed up for free Win 7 upgrade when available 10/22 so I can then reinstall and activate.