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Alan C.

Alan C.

Joined on 06/09/08

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Most Favorable Review

Good Printer

HP Deskjet F4280 CB656A Up to 26 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality Thermal Inkjet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer
HP Deskjet F4280 CB656A Up to 26 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality Thermal Inkjet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

Pros: Good price for this good solid package. Prints and scans in fine quality. Ink seems to last for a decent number of prints unlike other printers that run out of ink after just a few prints. Decently straight-forward and easy to use.

Cons: Set up wasn't the simplest/quickest, but not really that bad either. You could easily find much worse.

Overall Review: Perfect for home/student use. I would recommend printing on "fast draft" settings. It'll use less ink but it looks the same as on the "normal" setting, at least on plain paper.

Most Critical Review

Unfulfilled Dream

AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress MTVHBNOER ExpressCard / 54mm Interface
AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress MTVHBNOER ExpressCard / 54mm Interface

Pros: It's small, slick, and offers to enhance the usefulness of your laptop by a lot. TV antenna seemed to work fine. I was in my basement and it seemed to pick up all the main channels. Works with Windows Media Center.

Cons: A lot of options, but not a whole lot of quality. RCA cables wouldn't work quite right. (see below) Yeah, I could totally see that little pin breaking without too much encouragement.

Overall Review: I got this mainly to be able to hook up gaming systems on my laptop and external monitor and thought the TV would be an extra plus. I could connect through the cables but image had a column of horizontal lines on the right side of the screen. And there was a noticeable lag in game play. I tried downloading the most updated drivers and software for it but the problem persisted. I tired several systems and DVD players and they all had the same problem so it was either the card itself or the converting input cables. Either way it didn't do what I hoped it would for me so I returned it to newegg with no hassle. Thanks newegg!

Nive Cover for a Mini

Case Logic Black 7-10" Netbook Sleeve Model LNEO-10-BLACK
Case Logic Black 7-10" Netbook Sleeve Model LNEO-10-BLACK

Pros: Includes handles and a small front pocket which makes this a basic slip cover with a few extras for your netbook. Great for when you want to travel light.

Cons: Don't plan on fitting too much in the front pocket.

Overall Review: My HP mini 5101 with the 6-cell battery fits just fine and the power cord fits in the front pocket.

Perfect Monitor

Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM)
Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM)

Pros: LARGE!!! (just in case you missed the over reviews. The Windows 7 feature of dragging a window to the side to make it fill just half the screen will be really useful with this monitor!) BRIGHT!! (really, it can light up my room and makes my eyes burn a bit if I stare at it too long. Guess you can always turn the brightness down if you want but it's good to know you won't ever be stuck wishing you could turn it up!) NO BAD PIXELS!!! (it's always a risk with any LCD screen, but mine came perfect with no stuck/dead pixels!) The viewing angles are better than I was expecting. Sitting in my chair I can't move my head anywhere that changes the picture very much at all.

Cons: The stand is not as bad as everyone is saying. It's about as sturdy as any stand would get without it being made of metal. Any 23" heavy object is going to wobble somewhat if only supported at one point. I just pushed mine back against the wall behind my desk so now it doesn't move at all. Mounting is always another option. Wish it had speakers or an audio out. The HDMI input just isn't as useful with out it. Some have mentioned that it makes a sound when it's on. Well, if it does, then it's quieter than the fans in my computer because I can't hear it.

Overall Review: Big quality + low price = Great Value! Great Value + Newegg's free 3 day shipping = Exceptional Deal!!! I would highly recommend this monitor to anyone!!!

Decent Keyboard for the Price

Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000

Pros: Function keys are handy and require no software for them to work! Just plug and play! Keys feel fine, it's not hard to type on. Nice low price which makes it a good value option (good selection of function keys and slight ergonomics for a cheap price).

Cons: Wish the pop out legs in back could go a little higher. Really they don't raise the keyboard much at all. For an ergonomic keyboard, it's not the best. The slight curve doesn't take too long to get used to, but doesn't offer much advantage over a regular keyboard either. I've used much better ergonomic keyboards before, but of course they cost a lot more too.

Overall Review: Size isn't too big, or too small. It's a good choice if you're looking for a decent keyboard with some basic function keys and maybe a bit of ergonomics. If you're looking for a more upscale gaming or better ergonomics keyboard, you'll have to look elsewhere but you'll probably have to pay more as well.

Great Phone

Nokia 5310 Blue Unlocked GSM Bar Phones with MP3 ringtone
Nokia 5310 Blue Unlocked GSM Bar Phones with MP3 ringtone

Pros: Regular 3.5 mm headphone jack!! Music player is one of the best I've seen on comparable phones. Small and thin. Fits in my pocket or where ever I want to put it. Menu and phone set-up (see other thougths) Screen has a much higher resolution than other comparable phones. Comes with all the needed extras (1 GB SDmicro card, PC to Phone cable, handsfree set, headphones, somewhat humorous users manual).

Cons: Keypad is just a bit small, which makes texting a bit harder. I have to concentrate more on what I'm doing rather than just mash buttons like I could on my last phone. Camera is a typical cell phone camera. What more can you expect? With good light it takes good pictures but would never compare to an actual camera. Isn't a flip phone, so the screen isn't protected. Just go by a screen protector if that worries you.

Overall Review: Obviously this isn't one of those $500+ decked out phones. But for being a more standard feature phone, it's one of the best out there. Some have complained about the menu set up. You actually have FOUR options of how you want your menu to look, so one of them will probably work just fine for you. Personally I love the "Tab" option. The internal memory of the phone isn't allocated like most other phones (i.e. can only hold 200 messages in your inbox etc.). So you can fill your phone with as much of whatever you want until it's full. I've had over 4,000 messages in my inbox and the memory still wasn't close to being full. However it may take awhile to delete that many so you might want to watch that. Nokia has always been a great brand for me. Not the best looking but they always seem to far outlast my friends' phones of other brands.