Date Joined: 06/05/04
Pros: In list form see below for overall opinion:
Small Form Factor Good Performance
Big enough keyboard to actually use frequently
Fast Single Core CPU
2GB Ram (upgradeable to 4GB)
HDMI! and VGA
Nice looking but not over the top
Feels very flexible
Powerful enough to Unrar/Par2 items.
Multitasking has been very smooth so far.
Webcam is decent enough
Not much junk pre-installed
Windows Home Premium is snappy
250GB drive in a tiny package
Boots up in under 1 Minute
MSI makes some great netbooks
Cons: Screen doesn't go "back" as far as I'd like. Limited view angle since it doesn't go back that far.
Webcam face recognition login works just ok. Terrible in poor lighting.
Not a Neo X2 (although still runs very well)
Not the 64Bit Windows 7 Home
Very small Trackpad and Trackpad buttons (good for some people)
Overall Review: Why people spend 1000's of dollars on laptops just to surf the web is beyond me. This little guy (or gal) is perfect! Runs everything I want it too plus it's extremely tiny!
It's powerful enough for me to Unrar large files and play 720p streams.
Multitasking was a concern but seemed to be not an issue at all.
The machine feels very snappy. The small size is a bonus. I haven't seen any of the other issues that were mentioned above.
Big Keys? What does that even mean.
For 400 bucks you get an Ultra Portable laptop that's powerful enough to run all your apps (within reason).
Spending hundreds of dollars more wouldn't really give you that much more IMO. If you want to game you probably aren't buying a laptop anyways.
As someone who works in IT I can whole heartedly recommend this laptop.
Why people would spend more when the majority of people surf the net, use itunes, watch movies, and occasionally word process is beyond me.
Overall great build quality and funct
Pros: **This is the N95-3; The Title and Description are incorrect**
Ok so this is the N95-3. An amazing phone. Great reception. Good call quality. Oh yea and tons of apps. GPS works great.
I recommend using FREE Voice Nav GPS in Amaze Gps or Nav4ALL Gps. Just do a google search.
Phone has rebooted twice in a week but it was after uninstalling some stuff. Not a big deal considering its a tiny computer.
Easy to setup; Told it I used Tmobile and it set EVERYTHING up. I had a Tmobile phone that couldn't even do that.
IT works great on EDGE and will work Great on 3G once I get ATT/CING this summer.
My annoying coworker kept saying "Its a phone! Why would you pay 520 for a phone"
I had to explain that in addition to being a phone its a : Mp3 Player, Video Player, Youtube browser, Internet Browser, GPS, and whatever else.
Anyways great phone I love it.
Cons: Need to install a DIVX player to play DIVX.
Overall Review: Newegg needs to get its product description correct! Its not a bad price so they'd probably sell a bunch more if they got it right.
Pros: I believe (hope) this is the n95-3. A phone by the listed model name: "n95 4g" Doesn't exist. And I don't think a phone with a 950mAh battery and US 3g Support exists either (which is what this phone is listed as).
However, the picture is the n95-3 and the bands (HSDPA 850,1900) are US 3G bands that weren't available on the N95 (europe Version)
Cons: Not sure what phone this is most likely the n95-3
Overall Review: Price/MOST of the features and picture of the item show this to be the N95-3, which I assume it is and hope it is.
However, the title is a name that doesn't exist and the N95-3 comes with a 1200mAh battery (Which the previous reviewer received) as well as a 1 gig card (which the previous reviewer received)
I get mine tommorrow so hopefully I'm not dissapointed.
Pros: This is for TBone.
You can't see the LCD Screen because you bought the one from the Zen Stone and not the Zen Stone Plus
Pros: Extremely Fast
Can play crysis at 25-30 FPS Very High DX10
Every other game no problem
Cons: Hot 80c under load
8800gt currently comparable
Overall Review: I wish that Nvidia would have kept the 8800gt's a little higher as to not Devalue all the other cards so far.
Still this is almost an ultra and an amazing card. Hopefully the lowering prices continue and I can buy another for SLI
Pros: Mike cable companies require that you use their boxes in order to receive encrypted HD Signals. In fact I believe most boxes are not cross compatible with other cable companies IE COX vs TW vs Comcast. They also make you register the boxes mac address. I've heard stories of people even buying a Cable Companies box online and the company not allowing them to use it. You will NOT be able to use this to get HD HBO etc.. However, you will most likely (depending on area and provider) Be able to pick up ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX etc... over the air signals that are unencrypted.
Cons: Cable companies are evil
Overall Review: Good luck
Pros: Amazing Graphics
Amazing Game play
Easy to play
Overall Review: I hate RTS games but this game was amazing in every way
Pros: Half Life is a fun series with a decent story for a lot of people.
Cons: The POV makes me naseus and I don't like the story.
Overall Review: I guess I just don't get the Half Life obsession.
I beat HL2 and then started playing this one before giving up bored and sick
Pros: Extremely Awesome Graphics
Sweet game play conventions combining FPS and RPG.
Cons: Needs a robust machine.
The story is boring and pointless
Overall Review: As an FPS junky I really like this game but its somewhat methodical and boring.
I'm past Fort Frolic and still am not sure I know what the plot is or do I care.
Buy it if you have the system to run it. Oh and you don't mind insane copy protection that punishes valid buyers.
Pros: Detailed graphics (See Cons)
Good Control Setup
Cons: Graphics are nice but somewhat boring. Lots of the same color.
After R6:vegas I am craving the color that UBI can put out.
Overall Review: Not a shoot em up but a fun game to take your time through and enjoy strategic team based FPS
Pros: Runs well on old computers
Cons: EA Hasn't changed this game in 3 years.
The textures are terrible
Overall Review: EA Please don't forget about your PC sports gamers.
You hosed us on Madden and now Tiger.
Next Gen Graphics please!!
Pros: Wow from the pictures it doesn't look nearly as sleek as it is in real life.
Big with a cool blue light. Roomy. Good ventilation.
Tool less drive mounting is the coolest.
Cons: Absolutely none. Very very awesome case especially for 40 bucks.
Overall Review: I have 0 problems with this case. Its totally worth 40 bucks .
Pros: Fast and stable. 2nd fastest non FX chip.
Cons: Somehow I feel like it should be faster. Don't see a huge difference in actual performance over my old Doth 1.86ghz laptop proc which also had 2 meg cache.
Doesn't overclock well.
Overall Review: This is a really good chip. And I'm happy I bought it cause I don't need to overclock and it should last me a good while.
However, the E6600 benches better.
Still very worth it. Just not as amazed by it as I was by my 8800gts
Pros: Extremely fast performance on all the newest games.
(That says it all truthfully)
60FPS with VSYNC On in Bioshock
80-100 with VSYNC off.
Cons: The card is as big as my shoe.
Runs hot (Although this is natural and not a problem in itself.)
Overall Review: Get this card if you play on a 1080i TV That has a 1360x768 resolution. You'll max out every game and not miss a beat.
If you have a 1080p 1900x1200 res you may get slower frame rates (Like 20 instead of 40)
But for me this card rules. And when crysis comes out I'll buy another one for SLI.
Pros: Easy to setup Mobo. Solid, stable, detects the new 6000X2 out of the box.
Cons: Doesn't overclock well. But I must say I bought this to work not to overclock.
Overall Review: My buddy and I built this at work and two jumpers mysteriously appeared lose in my case. I haven't yet asked him if he removed them. Just something to think about. Possibly the jumpers fell off. However, they did nothing to the board. I'm pretty sure they are audio jumpers.
Great motherboard that "Just works". Don't buy if you are a overclocker. Of course don't buy the 6000X2 either cause that chip doesn't overclock well.
Pros: This TV makes an amazing monitor for gaming. I've paired it with a 8800gts and 6000x2 and games look amazing on it through the VGA input. I haven't tried the HDCP output from my card because I think VGA most likely looks better. No ghosting on HD or VGA. HD Looks great. QAM TUNER picks up OTA COAXIL HD. Haven't yet tried HDMI due to using it primarily as a gaming monitor.
Cons: SD is not good. However, I didn't buy this for its SD quality. But it is bad. A good amount of ghosting and general blurriness. If you are buying this for close viewing (within 5 feet) and watch a lot of SD broadcasts I'd go with something else.
Overall Review: This TV for the price is amazing. If you are into HD and PC Games (or xbox or whatever) this game looks great provided you have a high quality input.
I'm extremely happy with the VGA input and SD although bad to a techy like me might be ok for other people. In fact if you are buying this TV for your Bar/Restaurant the SD would be acceptable due to the extreme viewing distance.
Again amazing HD (Even with coaxil) and VGA (PC INPUT).
SD eh...but you don't buy an HD TV for SD do you?
Pros: Haven't Recieved it yet: Read Below
Cons: Haven't Recieved it Yet: Read Below
Overall Review: This Board will most likely need to be flashed in order to accommodate the 6000+ X2.
The board seems to post correctly however is identified as a 2CPU Unknown Proc.
Pros: Great Graphics
Awesome Original Game Play
Cons: Great Graphics needs great graphics card although it looks good even @ 8x6
Overall Review: This game is lost of fun it really mixes adventure and FPS action. Lots of the game is sneaking and jumping which some people don't like. I enjoyed it alot. As someone who lives in Colorado this game was really fun for me.
Pros: Access point and Router
Open Software Compatible (tomato)
Not bad looking
Cons: PITA to setup initially.
Can't get B Only card to work
Overall Review: Routers are tricky at times. Buffalo gets great reviews but is not for those who don't understand networking. Luckily for me I do. I still enjoy routers that allow you to just plug in and access the interface immediatley. I had to go through the steps on disk and put in the root password. Then connected via WIFI it wouldn't detect Comcasts information. So I plugged it in to the router rather then trying to configure the interface wirelessly and it came up fine.
Remember (Maybe its just me) Configure the router via Ethernet cable not wireless connection.
Once I got that setup it works like a dream!
Bottom line is that there is no "Perfect" wireless router. Its an evolving technology.
This one however is very close.
Side note: I advised my future mother in law to buy a buffalo (she's not tech savy). Bad Idea the fact that you need to do a setup before accessing the internet was too hard for her to understand. Makes sense though cause It was hard for me to!
Pros: When I'm using my computer it runs at amazing speeds and quality. My linksux got no where close to keeping this type of connection up. I'm very very very impressed when this thing is working which seems to be most of the time. I've never seen it stop working unless I leave it be for a while and then come back. Which tells me the computer is doing something funny while not in use.
Cons: PROBABLY NOT A CON WITH THIS DEVICE:
Anyways be it my configuration or the device. It seems after my computer is inactive for a while it loses the ability to resolve web addresses through firefox or IE. This may be due to hibernating but I'm not sure.
I can still ping sites but my browsers seem to not want to resolve any names. This probably could be due to a plethora of things.
The drivers on the CD are horrific. Although they found the best connection you couldn't change it at all. Everything was greyed out. Download the good drivers on the website. These work well although they seems to have strange options with no explanation. For example you can choose to optimize for Raillink Use or Windows Wireless Config use. Pick either and it still puts the Raillink client on the desktop which is strange. Also there is a performance or WIFI mode it asks you to chose. Not sure what the difference is. Probably in the documentation :)
Overall Review: Despite some goofy configuration issues and some issues probably related to my PC rather then the Card, this card pulls through as the BEST card I've ever used. I need to be able to have my computer (Laptop) attached to my HD TV and still able to get a signal. The built in card cannot accomplish this, the linksys couldn't either, but this card gets an incredible signal that makes me dance and cheer. Now to figure out some of the quirks
Pros: When it connects it is extremely powerful!! Amazing speed and range. Please see below
Cons: Drops signal constantly after a short while of use.
You will go from extremely fast connections to no connection what so ever.
Overall Review: I've had this stupid piece of garbage for over a year now. I've used it on multiple computers with multiple routers. It stinks. It looks like its working fine. Then all of a sudden, many times when downloading a file, it dies on you saying it can't find the access point. Click refresh 20 times and nothing. Then magically the 5 access point you should see appear and it will connect and then disconnect again and you go through the same process. Results seem to be SOMEWHAT better when you don't install the linksuck software and just use the driver. However, this is a very very frustrating piece of equiptment.
The weird thing is that it seems to be 50/50 on the reviews whereever you look. People love this thing or hate it. I'm wondering if its just a case of 1/2 of them being trash and the other half being great.
Anyways I'd rate it a zero if I could.
Pros: Not Ninety Dollars like name brand overpriced cables that do the same thing.
Works awesome. Carries signal from Comcast Cable box to Olevia 237v. Doesn't seem to be haunted or filled with plague.
Cons: Didn't immediately produce World Peace.I will report back if it does.
Overall Review: I assume the name brand cables are better when using them from say 20-50 feet due to Denser construction.
Of course I am just guessing. Anyways this cable is worth the money. Yippee
Pros: For the price I paid basically everything is a pro! Great picture, Slick looking Case (All black very nice), Easy Menu, Huge picture. Decent Speakers. HDMI, VGA, Coaxil.
Possibly some sort of a QMA tuner in there. Picks up some over cable Stations but not a lot. Haven't tried out the ATSC tuner for OTA HD Broadcasts.
Comcast Digital Cable look amazing on this! MY Laptop via VGA looks incredible! My 6800 go card puts out images almost = to an Xbox 360.
Cool PIP and Split Screen. Remote is better then trash :)
Cons: No padding in the box!!! None!! A thin piece of plastic over the screen thats it!
The thing is that those of use used to buying TV's from the floor probably don't realize they are all shipped like this. But still its scary to see your TV show up like that!
Mine had what I'd call a pressure lump and crack on the top right plastic towards the back. The bump is about a half inch tall and the crack very small as well. Neither effected the TV's function. However, I called Olevia and made them note this in their Notes when I registered the TV so that I wouldn't be blamed or charged if the TV needed service.
Ok other then shipping minor things:
No PIP button on the remote itself. (must use menu button etc.)
Two HDMI would have been nice. DVI rather then VGA would have been nice.
It wasn't 100% Free :)
Nothing that would make me send it back or feel bad for paying what I did!
Overall Review: Seriously I am extremely happy with this purchase. Olevia has a great picture and their Customer service was great.
I couldn't be happier. The only downside was the packing which was horrific and the tiny crack on the plastic which was uncool as well.
I got 450 dollar in Newegg gift cards for XMAS so this TV barely cost anything :)
Maybee if the price somehow drops to 500 in the next year I'll buy another :)
Oh yea newegg rocks!
Pros: I got it for free
Cons: Everything. 10-20 FPS MAX with graphics that look dated on 800 x 600. Low Shadows, Low Motion Blur , CPU Skinning. 0 AA.
Put it on 1280 x 960 prepare to get 5 FPS.. Oh and no widescreen report and no lean button.
Even people with 8800gtx's are complaining about low performance.
Basically they ported this game DIRECTLY from the 360 and it shows. Its almost unplayable. My system can run FEAR at the same settings 40+ FPS. The textures are blury. The controls are weird.
Overall Review: Definitely "TRY" before you buy.
Pros: Great Range Great Connection Speed.
You can pick up lots of signals all over the place.
Cons: Bigger then I thought. Unfortunately not too sturday. I dropped it and it broke.
Overall Review: I recommend this. But don't hang it on the wall. It breaks from a 6 foot fall onto carpet.