Date Joined: 11/13/01
Pros: Very thin and light. When I first took it out of the box I thought the battery was missing. It's also very quiet with minimal bloat ware. The performance seems to be on par with my Radeon RX580 so it plays all my games at max in 1080P- Wolfenstein series, Destiny 2. The graphics card has 6GB RAM. All the other laptops I've seen with this GPU only had 4. It has an extra NVME slot.
Cons: My only real complaint is that you have to take the bottom of the case off to do any upgrades. There are no access panels. One of the screws has a factory sticker over it so I'm assuming it will void the warranty if you remove it. There is only 1 stick of RAM so you have to void the warranty to use dual channel RAM or upgrade/add an SSD.
Overall Review: I needed a new GPU for my desktop and a new laptop so this kills 2 birds. I just connect the laptop to my 32" monitor when I want to game.
Pros: I ordered 2 and they looked like new and are fantastic. Very quiet for a vacuum but twice as much suction as my Hoover. Came with all tools.
Overall Review: Wish I had bought theses sooner.
Pros: I got 2 of these on Black Friday. Both came in brown boxes but looked new. So far no issues with either one. The screen is beautiful with slightly limited viewing angle but not as bad as other cheap tablets I've used. The 1024x600 resolution is more than enough for a 7" screen. Its the same as a Kindle Fire and looks just as good. The screen is very responsive as far as touch goes. Also no issue with WiFi. It streams Netflix with no buffering problems.
It also comes with Google Play and I've been able to download and use every program I wanted.
Speaker is very weak though but audio is very good using $15 Sennhieser ear buds.
Cons: Only 4GB of storage but it has an mSD card slot that works fine.
Comes with some bloatware like Wa@lm@rt, Vudu apps.
Has Google ads on the desktop screen that I can't figure out how to get rid of.
Overall Review: Dual core processsor, 1GB system RAM and 1024x600 LCD, responsive screen make this a fantastic deal.
Pros: Windows 7 x64 detected and installed with no problems.
Cons: Would only run at 150mbps and 135mbps on 2 different 300mbps routers. Youtube videos were very choppy and had a lot of video artifacts , even with the router 10 feet away.
Pros: Good signal strength and features.
Cons: Lost internet access today, wireless and wired. Spent 2 hours trouble shooting. After resetting the router , internet access lasts 30 seconds then has to be reset again. Wireless PC's say "no default gateway" and wired PC's say " ethernet cable unplugged". But wireles signal is still strong, just no internet. Hope this was a fluke.
Pros: Not too small-the same size of my laptop keyboard. Has great range and touch pad works great I bought this for an HTPC I built out of spare parts. It works so well , I've been using the HTPC instead of my laptop. It does pretty good with gaming too.
Pros: Better than expected. Considering it has a single core processor and 512mb of RAM, it is pretty responsive. Screen is bright and clear but has a narrow viewing angle. Browser is a little sluggish with Youtube and AOL. Feels well made. It's really useful if you don't want to carry a laptop and would be great for a child you don't want to buy a laptop or more expensive tablet for. WiFi works really well. I've never used Android before so can't really comment on it except to say I like it. The case and keyboard are really well made and I've seen the sell separately for $30-50.
Cons: DO NOT use the stylus that comes with the keyboard case. It is sharp and scratched the hell out of the screen protector-replaceable kind. The stylus that comes with the tablet works great.
Pros: Price. Ordered 2
The one that worked is great. Can stream 1080p with it and a 300mbps router.
Comes with a USB extension cord with stand.
Cons: Both looked well used, a lot of scratches. I buy a lot of refurbs and these adapters and a Netgear router are the only ones I've ever gotten that looked used.
One was defective. Had to pay to ship it back.
Pros: Not too loud, half as loud as the Bissel it replaces. I vacuumed with the Bissel 2 days before I got the Hoover. Then used the Hoover and nearly filled it a quarter with dust and dirt. No wonder Ive been having to clean the carpets every other month. The carpet even looks different after vacuuming. The upholstery tool works great. It runs like it has its own electric motor.
I also have a Hoover carpet cleaner that I love. Been cleaning the house and car with it for 8 years. Hope the vac is as durable
Cons: The hose is hard to work with. It stretches kind of like a phone cord and the vacuums suction is so strong that it actually pulls the hose back in towards the vac so you end up fighting it.
Pros: Its huge. Went from a 23" Asus. Gaming is completely different now, like I'm right in the game. Now if only Half Life 3 would come out. HD content looks just as good as on my Mitsu big screen. I got it as an open box expecting some defect like a stuck pixel but its perfect.
Cons: None so far
Pros: Awsome deal for $399 especially since it has an LED screen and 7200rpm drive and Bluetooth. I got an extra 2 gigs of RAM for $22 here. Its very responsive and can be used as a desktop replacement. Called HP to get restore disks and they sent full versions of 32 and 64 bit Win 7 Professional for free next day air. These are clean versions of the OS with no bloatware or trial ware.
Cons: Track pad is a pain and so is upgrading. You have to practically take apart the whole laptop to get to the memory and hard drive- remove battery, screws, top covers and keyboard.
Overall Review: Replaced a 5 year old Compaq that never had a problem. Hope this one is as good.
Pros: Big heatsink and plays everything I've thrown at it. Got over 11000 in 3DMark06. $54 after promo and rebates. Overclocks to 750 core.
Cons: It's the loudest card I've ever had. FX5800 loud(The Dustbuster). I contacted tech support right away and they said there is no way to adjust the fan speed. It's 100% all the time. I removed the stock fan and used a heavy duty rubber band to strap on an 80mm case fan. Even at full speed its less than half as loud as the stock fan and the card idles at 106*F and only gets up to 150*F under load. I'm going to try to fit on a 120mm fan today.
Overall Review: If it wasn't so cheap I'd return it because of the noise. I can't believe EVGA would put out a card with no fan speed control.
Pros: Handles all my hardware.
X2 7750 @ 3.0ghz
2 Raptor hard drives
2 DVDRW drives
Antec 300 case
Cons: Its VERY loud. The fan runs high all the time. Its very annoying. The main reason I got this one is because all the reviewers said it was quiet. I'll probably get rid of it as soon as the rebate comes through.
Pros: Scores 9300 in 3DMark 06. Thats 1000 more than my old 7900GTs in SLI. Its also silent at idle and fairly loud under load but gets drowned out while gaming. Its clocked at 650 core not 600. So far Ive got it overclocked to 700/1950. It also has a single slot cooler so I get all my PCI slots back.
Pros: None yet
Cons: If yours comes with a dead battry it may not recharged with he USB cable if the battery is completely discharged. I found out the hard way. I had to buy an a/c adapter-it doesnt come with one.
Pros: Got 2 of these and they work great so far but havent set them up in SLI yet. They are clocked at 520 core and 1440 memory but according to the nVidia control panel one cards optimal frequencies are 560/1600 and the other is 570/1640! One idles at 48* and the other 52* and they dont go over 55* under load.
Cons: Fans are a little loud and no memory heatsinks. The fans run off the video card power header. Ive found that the Zalman fans run quieter if they are plugged into one of the motherboard headers.
Overall Review: Cards clocked the same as these are going for $20-40 more and have the very noisy stock fans.
Pros: Scored 18000 on 3dMark 03. Seems to work great, Last one was RMA'd. Overclocks to 530/1600 woth no problem.
Cons: My only gripe is the fan runs at full speed all the time and its driving me crazy. I dont appreciate spending almost $300 for a card and then more on an aftermarket cooler. Tech support was no help.
Comments: Packed with features including firewire. Overclocks like a champ.
Got an 3000+ running at 2200mhz, 220mhz bus. 2 major problems though. No CPU temp in the BIOS and only 2 fan headers.
Comments: Dont let the low price fool you. Its made very well and is super quiet and was able to tame a very hot Athlon 64 3400. Dropped temp 10-20*.
Comments: Super loud at full speed but fairly quiet when installed in an Athlon64 computer with Cool and Quiet.
Comments: Cured an overheating 6600GT. Dropped the temps 15-20*. It is also nearly silent.
Comments: The good news is the board performas great. Its a good overclocker. Ive got my Athlon 64 3200 OC'd to 2400mhz with no problems and CPU runs cool and I get 12500 in 3Dmark 03 with a 6800GT. The bad news is Asus tech support is horrible. The board came with a bad BIOS chip. Ive had the board a month and still havent been able to get a replacement. I should have gone with Abit.
Comments: Follow up to my last review. The board wasnt making the noise, it was the power supply. So far the board has run perfectly.
Comments: The board is running great so far but its making a loud whistling sound. VERY annoying. I might RMA it.
Comments: I got this board to replace an Nforce board that was nothing but trouble. Software and hardware installation was flawless and Ive had zero problems. Onboard sound is good and you cant beat the price when it comes with USB 2.0 and Firewire. Ive got the processor and memory overclocked with no problems.
XP1700 running at 1833 mhz
PC2100 RAM running at 2700
40 gig WD Special Edition hard drive
Audigy sound card
Radeon 8500 running at 300/600 mhz
Win XP Pro