Joined on 10/03/13
Beautiful Monitor (32" model)
Pros: - Great colors - Bright screen - Curved screen is worthwhile at 32" (though I feel like it wouldn't be quite as nice at 27") - Steady refresh rate with no visible ghosting - Plenty of IO for my setup - Sturdy stand (included VESA mount is good for those who are wanting to wall mount or desk mount, like I did) - On screen display is simple to navigate and easy to use - What little HDR I've played looks good on this monitor, both Xbox One X and PC recognized HDR without issue - No backlight bleed - No stuck pixels
Cons: - While the stand is sturdy and inspires trust, it is massive and will take a large chunk of your desk
Overall Review: This monitor is great. I'm coming from the Asus 27" 1440p 165Hz GSync IPS monitor (forget model number), which was good, but the colors on this monitor are better and the curve makes the 32" monitor feel like it's not taking up any more space than the 27" but still feels bigger when gaming. The curve is also rather nice in gaming, letting you see the edges of your monitor better in your peripheral vision. In normal desktop tasks besides gaming, the curve distorts things, but I quickly got used to it and now only notice it if I look over to my flat monitor. But that's more noticing the flat monitor doesn't curve towards me, not that the curved monitor does curve towards me. I haven't found anything defective with this monitor, no backlight bleed or stuck/dead pixels, it seems to be in perfect condition. I wall mounted the monitor after using it for a month or two on the stand. The stand is sturdy, but is possibly the largest stand I've ever seen. One could complain about the price and while I bought mine on sale for $550, the $600 price point seems decent for what you're getting. It's a great monitor and though not important to performance of the monitor, the packaging for the monitor was sufficient, if not overly sufficient, to protect the monitor and give you a premium feel to opening the monitor. It also has Freesync, though I haven't tried it since I've currently got an NVidia GPU in my main rig. I'd recommend this monitor to anyone wanting a premium monitor of these specs.
Pros: The difference between hearing stereo sound and virtual 7.1 through this is incredible, makes my headset sound phenomenal! The build quality to great It can blend in fairly well with almost any set-up (the red leds dim/turn off when you're not adjusting settings on it, just leaves the volume indicator barely lit up)
Cons: None really
Great power supply
Pros: Runs my 2 Fury X GPUs and overclocked Ryzen 1800x perfectly and the air coming out the back never feels hot The 12-year warranty is nearly unbeatable, and I had the 850w version of this that failed and got it replaced with relative ease and good customer service. Cables are all good and more than long enough for the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX, so probably plenty long enough for large full towers as well by the amount of slack I still have. It's the highest efficiency rating you can get on a power supply and 1000w, what more do you need?
Cons: None....unless the lack of RGB is con for you
Overall Review: I feel like I'm never going to need another power supply....at least not for another 12 years, at which point I expect 99.99% efficiency at all times from Seasonic's PSUs.
Great cheap SSD
Pros: Good read speeds Low cost per/GB Good outer build quality
Cons: Low write speed for modern SSD (but that seems to be universal for the budget TLC SSDs)
Overall Review: I bought two of these to run in RAID 0 to store some of my more played games; load times for Battlefield 4 multiplayer went to nearly a quarter of the time in the worst case compared to the hard disk drive it was on before. Very pleased with these drives so far, will be buying more of these in the future to expand the array!
Great for the price
Pros: - Excellent build quality; feels great to hold - Good screen; though not 1080p, the size of the screen makes the lower resolution not that big of an issue - Keyboard; the distance between keys is very small, and might take some time to get used too, but the feel of the keys is awesome at this price, and the track pad, though not great, is usable - The speakers; this has some of the best speakers I've ever heard from a tablet, actually allows me to play it in the middle of a room and hear it everywhere - Relatively fast; though not for heavy use, for office work, web browsing, and media playback, this won't get bogged down, unless of course you've got a number of tabs open in a browser, where the 2 GB of RAM holds it back a little there - The connection between the keyboard and the tablet is probably the best I've seen for this type of 2-in-1; it's magnetic, but has some support pegs that go into the tablet to add some needed support, to the point where I can use the touch screen while in "laptop" mode without the screen wobbling horribly - Has ample ports for this type of device, thought there isn't minidisplay, there is a microHDMI which can work; but the inclusion of a type-C port as well as a traditional USB port is awesome
Cons: - 2 GB RAM; this is probably the only thing I wish I could change about it, the 2 GB can become limiting very fast, but that's mainly because I'm a "power user" and used to much more RAM than 2 GB; definitely not a deal breaker for this!
Overall Review: I didn't buy this for myself, but I wanted to test it out and see how I liked it before giving to the person. I personally use the original Surface as my daily mobile computer, and have used the Asus TransformerBook (very similar in concept to this), and the Surface 3 and Pro 3; while this computer isn't as fast as the Surface products, the "feel" and build quality of it are as good as the Surfaces; and compared to the TransformerBook, this is a hands down winner, in every aspect. If you're wanting a 2-in-1 for light work use, then this won't disappoint you, just don't expect there to be laptop level speeds out of it, that unfortunately doesn't seem to come at this price point if you have all the other goodies with it.