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Edwin P.

Edwin P.

Joined on 01/28/05

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So far so good!

ASUS Z9PA-U8 ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
ASUS Z9PA-U8 ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011 DDR3 1600/1333/1066

Pros: Has all the basics required for a server. Plenty of PCI slots, SATA connections, USB 3.0, 8 memory slots, several fan connections, 2 NIC. Quality seems decent, solid state capacitors. Price is reasonable for a server board. My last ASUS board lasted about 6 years.

Cons: Knock on wood, nothing so far.

Overall Review: Built a 2012 R2 server, running 2 VM servers and 1 VM workstation. Xeon CPU E5-2620 16GB Kingston KVR13E9K2/16I 2 WD VelociRaptor HDD, 2 Seagate NAS HDD

Nice center channel

Polk Audio RM8 Center Channel Speaker Black
Polk Audio RM8 Center Channel Speaker Black

Pros: Great sound quality, quality built, comes with stand (not floor standing) and wall mount. You can't beat this for the money.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I've had some pretty low end Polk audio products in the past and have not been impressed. This unit seems very high quality and beats out the other brand center channel I was using.

12/12/2010

Underated Multimedia Device

ClarionMind 4.8" Mobile Internet GPS Navigation Blk
ClarionMind 4.8" Mobile Internet GPS Navigation Blk

Pros: This is a great mobile multimedia device with navigation. It's a shame that in the market it was promoted as just a navigation device. I've owned one for about 6 months now and love it. It's basically a handheld multimedia navigation device with a screen large enough to make it worthwhile, unlike a cell phone. I have my Clarion MIND setting on the end table in my living room for the most part so I can grab it and browse the internet whenever. It’s easier/smaller than a laptop, and much cheaper. It boots up in all of two seconds and connects to mi WI FI. When I’m going to be in the car for any period of time I have the unit loaded with thousands of songs to listen while I’m driving. I have a docking station in the car that enables the MIND to work through the car stereo. The navigation is pretty decent, I like it much better than the Tom-tom I was using. Clarion recently added an update so you can have 3G internet setup on the MIND for internet access anywhere. Continued

Cons: No blue tooth hands free. For the price I surely can’t complain.

Overall Review: It’s a very durable unit, I’ve dropped it many times. It runs an Intel Atom processor. Great for web browsing, navigation, playing music, video etc. For the price you can’t beat it, it does so much more than other nav devices. This is the future in mobile devices for cars. I sure hope Clarion doesn’t drop the product due.

Great mobile internet navigation device

ClarionMind 4.8" Mobile Internet GPS Navigation Red
ClarionMind 4.8" Mobile Internet GPS Navigation Red

Pros: Unit is small and has great navigation features. The best part about the unit is its versatility. It plays music, videos, pictures and so much more. You can browse the internet when hooked up to a wi-fi spot or tethered to a phone. The screen is very sharp and easy to navigate, this allows a much better eperience when viewing the internet when compared to a cell phone. It's a mini pc that enables you to do basic functions anywhere. I added an 8gb sd card and loaded a ton of music and some videos. I'm really impressed, for the price you can't beat it. I've plugged my unit into the car stereo and everything (music,gps) plays through my car speakers. Haven't tried it but you can tether it to a blue tooth phone for full time internet access.

Cons: No handsfree for your phone. No tv or radio tuners. Why have a MySpace shortcut?

Overall Review: I think these type of touchsreen multi media devices are going to be the next new big thing. They are way easier than a phone to view and use. Plus this device is removable, unlike a built in head unit that someone can steal from your car. Add in the hands free for the phone and you have the perfect multi media device for your car, with a great navigation system. What more could you ask for.

Great Product

SanDisk Sansa e200 1.8" Black 8GB MP3 Player Sansa e280
SanDisk Sansa e200 1.8" Black 8GB MP3 Player Sansa e280

Pros: This product will give you the most bang for your buck without compromising quality. Audio sounds great. The wheel used to navigate is very easy to use even while running. I’ve owned the 2 gig version for over a year and have had no problems with it. The battery life is excellent. I also purchased an I-trip fm transmitter for my car which works wonderfully and charges my Sansa at the same time. Compatibility with windows vista and Windows media player is flawless.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Keep up to date with the firmware. This should be done with any electronic product you purchase.

Great board, great price

TUL AX480A7-F 754 ATI Radeon Xpress 200P ATX AMD Motherboard
TUL AX480A7-F 754 ATI Radeon Xpress 200P ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board has many features for the price. The x200p chipset works great. No problems with setup. Runnning a Athlon 64 3000, Wintec 1 gig ram and an ATI x550 256MB card. Games play good, BF2, Fear ...... Very pleased with board so far.

Cons: Softwre for audio has 2 of the port colors changed around. No big deal.