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Daniel G.

Daniel G.

Joined on 12/26/06

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Most Favorable Review

Simply amazing

MSI Laptop GT Series GT683DXR-423US Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M DDR5 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
MSI Laptop GT Series GT683DXR-423US Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M DDR5 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Pros: It has all of the features that would make this a great laptop for gaming and productivity. Having a 15.6in screen with 1080p is simply amazing. The laptop is very portable. The i7 is amazing even without putting on Turbo mode this laptop handles BFBC2, MoH, Shift 2, and many others with ease. The cooler booster feature really kicks up that fan and eliminates the heat from the system. But most important is that Video card. This is where all the good stuff happens. I was not willing to go cheap on that. Wanted one of the best so that I will be able to run the latest games for years to come. Benchmarks of the 12gb vs 16gb RAM show virtually difference.

Cons: The LED lights around the computer do not work properly. First day they were fine. Once I pushed the button to turn them off they have not worked correctly since then. Not really a big issue, disappointed in it not working, but not why I got this Laptop. The keyboard layout is slightly different then my old laptop and I find myself sliding over the mouse pad when typing cause my cursor to move somewhere else. I'll get use to it and I am sure I can turn it off and jsut use my external mouse. Hdd configuration is a little disappointing. HDD1 has 465gb available after the OS install but the 2 HDD has only 368gb available for data. This second drive holds the system restore and all the bloatware the auto installs when you start up the PC. THe restore/software is not accessible to be deleted without reformatting it from what I see.

Overall Review: Price comparison against the Alienware brand is huge. MSI is much better and I have many MSI components in my Desktops. Never been disappointed. Great specs and has all that one would need for a few years. Came packaged within 3 boxes. I am a gamer and web design/graphic artist in my spare time. I own a gaming community forum and am constanly testing new gaming in beta sessions all the time. This computer will meet your needs and the price is perfect for what you get.

Most Critical Review

2 Months too the Day

ASUS MeMO Pad ME170CX-A1-BK Intel Atom Z2520 (1.20GHz) 1GB Memory 7.0" 1024 x 600 Tablet Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) Black
ASUS MeMO Pad ME170CX-A1-BK Intel Atom Z2520 (1.20GHz) 1GB Memory 7.0" 1024 x 600 Tablet Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) Black

Pros: Perfect starter tablet for my children. Inexpensive.

Cons: Exactly 2 months too the day the battery is dead. Perfectly fine no problems up until my daughter put it down 2/13. Next morning 100% dead battery will not charge at all. Cannot put it on.

Overall Review: This is just not acceptable to have a device stop functioning in 2 months. There has been no abuse to it at all as we have strict rules on use.

Great package

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 11 for Windows & Mac - Full Bundle Version
Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 11 for Windows & Mac - Full Bundle Version

Pros: I took a chance on this when it went on sale and with a coupon as I was looking for something to edit/create my graphics without breaking the bank. Free software was just not cutting it. As for the premier elements software I was looking for something that would be much more efficient than my SVP software and I immediately converted over after creating my first video and have not looked back. These maybe the light versions of the Adobe products but they contain just about everything you need and sometimes more to get your graphics and videos in order.

Cons: It's not the true professional CS6 versions at this price.

Overall Review: A video that use to take me 1hr or more to edit and compile for upload/distribution now takes me 20mins to complete its that easy and rendering is much more efficient

Great Upgrade

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Pros: This are perfect to complement my AMD Quadcore. Simply changing out the 6gb (3 x 2gb) to a 8gb (2 x 4gb) combination made everything on my PC just simply faster. Windows Experience jumped up to a 7.6 from a 6.9

Cons: None at all.

Overall Review: Get them. I got mine on a NewEgg sale so was very happy, but would pay full price anytime for these.

Comfortable

Corsair Primal Gaming Audio HS1A 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
Corsair Primal Gaming Audio HS1A 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

Pros: These are very comfortable right out of the box for me. Wear them for hours on end and do not even know they are there.

Cons: Took sometime to set the mic correctly. Had to go into audio settings to adjust it up. But all is good after that.

Overall Review: worth every penny I paid. Picked this up at more than 1/2 off on a NewEgg sale weekend.

Nice

Mad Catz MCB44026N0B2/04/1 V5 Keyboard
Mad Catz MCB44026N0B2/04/1 V5 Keyboard

Pros: Good Size. Nice Red Backlight. Not to bright

Cons: Really for me there are none.

Overall Review: Does not type for me...