Joined on 06/18/08
Great Card Reader
Pros: 6 card reader slots, 3 USB ports, Esata, AND A 5v Port.... what more can you ask for? EVERYTHING works.
Cons: I couldn't verify ANY of the negative reviews on this product. Quite possibly user error on more than 3 reviews.
Overall Review: I have had MANY card readers in my systems and this is simply one of the best. I have yet to be let down by Rosewill. BTW.... some of my customers have complained about esata ports not working on their units... they were trying to plug a sata-sata cable in.... you MUST have an esata-sata cable. Some of the reviews indicate that some of the customers MAY HAVE tried installing the cards UPSIDE DOWN. The USB ports to in fact have additional current for multiple USB devices, this is achieved through the 5v SATA Power cable. I have been a CPU Tech for 17+ years and I evaluate products before recommending to customers, this is one that I will recommend. I will make a 5v to USB adapter for external drive power.
Pros: Good looking.... the sub sounded good when it first was tuned on....
Cons: The smaller speakers reminded me very much of $8 speakers.... they are garbage.
Overall Review: After this system was powered on and playing music for about 30 minute.... SEVERE distortion occurred. After a couple of hours of cooling, powered them back up and SEVERE distortion..... then is proceeded to blow out two (2) WORKING MP3 players..... about $80 worth of MP3 players ruined. Hooked it up to meters and the amps are SHORTED. Taking out the MP3 players required the amp chips to completely short out and DC on the inputs! THIS IS GARBAGE.... STAY AWAY.
The best keyboard I've ever had! -Martin II
Pros: - Quiet - Quick response - Customizable key colors - Fantastic price - Cherry MX switches
Cons: - No wrist rest. Since the keyboard is high off of the desk, a wristrest is needed. - The cable. I used zipties and ziptie mounts to hold my cable in place.
Overall Review: After looking in the manual, there was a section on how to customize each key's color (aka per-key lighting). It's broad. If you want to do per-key lighting, you will need to enter a profile. Fn + 1 is a good one to start out with (Profile 1). When you're ready to light, press Fn + F5. This brings you into your first light set. The default color is red. If you want red in certain places on your keyboard, assign them by pressing the keys you want red. Fn + F1 is red, Fn + F2 is green, and Fn + F3 is blue. There are 9 different brightness modes on each. To make the color white, press Fn + F1 9 times, Fn + F2 9 times, and Fn + F3 9 times. If you want to make your own color, just play with the brightness levels of each key. Pressing Fn + F1, Fn + F2, or Fn + F3 10 times will bring your color back to OFF. After assigning each key with a color, hit Fn + F5 again. This will bring you back into the waving rainbow. When you're ready to enter your new lighting scheme, press Fn + F7. The keys you didn't light will be the waving rainbow. By default, the Fn key doesn't light up. You'll need to go through the default presets to find the on you like best for your non-lit keys. You can apply this to profiles 1-5. You can do two lighting sets per profile. Follow these instructions, but this time, press Fn + F6. When you're ready to exit, press Fn + F6. When you're ready to switch between profiles, press Fn + F7 or Fn + F8. Hope this helps!
Great card for 64bit systems
Pros: Works fantastic on Win7 64
Cons: I have 4 partitions for operating systems..... the MAIN OS is 32bit...... there are no drivers at all for it and it appears that AMD has no intentions of creating 32bit drivers. Verify this on the AMD site for yourself. The last cards to get 32bit drivers were the R5, R7, R9. When manufacturers say PREFERRED on 64bit, they actually mean ONLY ON 64bit. Nobody has 32bit drivers, NOBODY.
Overall Review: I prefer 32bit for common everyday / office operation. 64 is great for CAD, games, etc. But the 32bit is still the fastest and most stable (tech and engineer for over 20 years).
Pros: Super easy to use..... our kids are going to make their own egg M*Muffins in the morning before school. We love this thing, and the taste is BETTER than McD's!
Cons: Cannot make 4 at one time? Maybe HB will make one of those in the future.
Overall Review: To the guy that has eggs leaking out..... put the plates in the right way.... they will leak out if the plates are backwards and upside down.
Pros: The laptop worked great... it is the BEST condition refurb I have EVER seen.... I build about 10 per year for customers. I installed a backlit keyboard on it and got all the software installed. If I had to guess about this laptop, I would swear that it was never put into service.... not a scratch or dent on it.... the keyboard and the touchpad showed no signs of use whatsoever. For $340 and FS, this was an incredible buy! Get one of these.... maybe you will hit paydirt also! Latitudes are one of the very best laptops in design, durability and function.... made for traveling. I build about 100 CPUs per year, I see all kinds of junk, and Latitudes (for laptops) are a blessing to build up... Win7 32 bit blows the 64 bit away on these. It comes with 64 bit installed. Try 32... you will be surprised!
Cons: When I received it, the box had overwhelming evidence of being dropped or had a heavy load stacked on top of it! It was really smashed in. The UPS guy noted that the box was damaged, for a possible claim. In removing the laptop, the laptop mount cardboard was NOT set in the box correctly, but it gave enough protection to the laptop.... see PROs.
Overall Review: The box that the laptop was shipped in was to small in height, which is why the cardboard suspension could not be installed correctly. The system worked, but this is a request to Joy (the refurb company) to get the right size box for the cardboard form. I was able to reuse the cardboard form to ship this laptop to Wyoming (from Kansas) in a cut-down U-Haul Medium box (which worked great (better than the one it came in.