Joined on 08/20/06
Pros: Well, this computer is a complete steal for the price it is. The 3gb RAM is more than enough for Vista 32 bit. The 15.4 inch screen looks great, although the highest resolution is 1280x800. Its not as bad as you may think. DVD's look great on it. The CD Drive isnt loud at all. Only on the initial start of a DVD. The computer runs surprisingly cool. As an Asus product, not too much junk initially comes on the computer. Only essentials for the webcam. The webcam has a great picture when you tweak the resolution a bit. The biometrics work great. Fingerprint reader is flawless to this point. Ive not ventured into the face recognition, but Im sure its flawless as well.
Cons: Im a tad disappointed in the battery life, as you only get a max of about 1 hour and 45 minutes. And thats on power saving mode.
Overall Review: Great price for a well equipped laptop. The goodies they give you (the bag and mouse) are good add-ons. The mouse works pretty good. If you have big hands, dont expect to use it too much though. The bag you receive is more like a soft briefcase. This shipped on time and got delivered promptly. Thanks Newegg!
Good System overall.....but mine wasn't
Pros: Great system, love the Xbox Live Marketplace and the Arcade. Also like the ability to play Music during the usage of Xbox 360 games.
Cons: My system wouldn't read ANY original Xbox games and that was a problem because I'm a big fan of Halo 2 and it wouldn't read it. It did however play Xbox 360 games, but I only owned TESIV: Oblivion, so that got boring quickly. So sadly, I just finished packing it up to send it back to Newegg for a refund tomorrow.
Pros: Works great out of the box! Put it in an IN WIN IW-BQ656T ITX case. No issues.
Overall Review: IN WIN IW-BQ656T Mini-ITX i3-2120 with stock cooler CORSAIR 8GB Low Profile RAM ASRock H77M-ITX Corsair M4 128GB SSD Panasonic UJ240 slim Bluray burner From pressing the power button to using the computer takes approximately 10 seconds!!!
Pros: I bought this case to build a new HTPC and replace the old Core2Duo ATX rig. Main reason for choosing this one was its small size, but capability of taking on a powerful setup. Plus I loved the way it looks, very sleek. The HDD and CD-ROM mounting carriages are easily removed to make installing them even easier. Though make sure you install your slim drive in the proper orientation. I installed it the way it came out of the case and that ended up being upside down. But, the geniuses at IN WIN designed it so that you can install the carriage in either orientation. Comes with ALL necessary hardware to install it, even sata cables, as well as the adapter for the slim CD drives. The external remote is quite nifty. Though I haven't mounted it on the TV yet, I know it will come in handy. The i3-2120 stock cooler fits fine and temperatures barely make it to 40 degrees Celsius when under load, idle at around 26. I also used Corsair low-profile RAM to make sure I had clearance.
Cons: Only con for me is that the Blue LED on the remote is VERY bright, plus I don't really care for LED's. I prefer my computers to be discrete, not bright as the sun. But I could say that a better power supply would be a good thing for those who want to do an AMD build. IN WIN offers a 120W on their website as well as an external option. I went with an i3-2120 so no issues there. While, there are vents on the side of the case opposite the power supply, the 24 pin plug for the board blocks up a lot of that. Also, note that there is no place for a PCI-Express card, even a low profile one. That wouldn't be a bad addition to the case, but that would also make it larger and I'm just using the Intel HD for HTPC use so it doesn't bother me.
Overall Review: I absolutely recommend this case, everything went together easily and there was enough room for adequate cable management. What I fit inside: i3-2120 with stock cooler CORSAIR 8GB Low Profile RAM ASRock H77M-ITX Corsair M4 128GB SSD Panasonic UJ240 slim Bluray burner
Great card but...
Pros: The card is quiet and cool, runs games very well (the Battlefiled 3 Alpha looks very nice) and a very nice upgrade from my previous card.
Cons: The only gripe I have with this card is that Battlefield Bad Company 2 is having some issues (black bars) I am not sure if it is driver compatibility problems or what, but I am going to look into it. A possible RMA in the near future just in case.