Joined on 10/13/07
sweet desktop which looks like a laptop
Pros: this thing is just pure awesome. tackles any task at hand, and keeps its delicate balance of cool nerdiness intact. I was so worried i would run into heat issues because of all the parts im not used to having in a laptop (quad-core, extra 2 ram slots, and high-end vid card) this thing stays cool (bought the vantec lapcool2 just in case) Also, this thing wifi card has already impressed me.. when I first turned it on, it detected 10 more wifi networks in my area that I never even knew about with my other laptops/wifi cards. At work, it detects wifi from the building next door; that building isnt that closeby. Truly impressive wifi signal
Cons: hard to find a case for it... only one case would fit at (*insert your favorite electronic store here*), and it wasnt really the type i wanted. oh well. none of the 17 inch cases fit, might have to go 18 if they exist. I havent checked yet.
Overall Review: my co-workers have nicknamed this thing "the mothership" because of its size and how it looks. it's worth it though for the specs this baby has. the keyboard backlight, volume, and some other options are controlled by pressing the function key and the corresponding f-key (f1, f2, etc..) I would recommend this to anyone willing to deal with the size to get the performance boost over any other laptop they might have. I plan to play FFXIV with this one. (dont forget to do a vid card driver update when you get it.)
Pros: Cheap, looks cool, works "well" (read below), pretty fast... (read below)
Cons: it is detected as ddr3 1066 mhz (instead of 1333mhz) in my Intel DX48BT2 motherboard. When i changed the ram speed to 1333mhz in bios it still booted, but the pc would restart on its own sometimes, at random and I'm pretty sure it's caused by the ram.
Overall Review: I decided that 1066mhz and 1333mhz probably wont be a noticeable difference... so I just sucked it up. It sucks not to get what they say you're getting though... nice job patriot ;[
Pros: First of all.. this thing LOOKS AWESOME! It is absolutely perfect for any home studio, club setting, or parties. Very light, yet solidly built and I can't get over how cool it looks. I had the Numark NS6 before this (Also a great controller). As far as I'm concerned they are almost exactly the same thing, minus just a few better differences that the pioneer has: --"Better/popular" brandname (least important) --Looks better --Jogwheel touch-sensitivity --multi-function Trigger pads --Filter knobs built directly into the mixer for each channel --some other minor things (for example, the volume sliders feel nice, with just the perfect amount of resistance when you push them) Check out the full review videos on that super popular video website with the red and white logo for a full rundown of the features.
Cons: price. (Don't get me wrong, the price is more or less worth it for the quality/features you're getting) But with the NS6 almost 400 dollars cheaper, numark is the better option for those on a budget.
Overall Review: Both the NS6 and the DDJ-SX support Serato DJ, which so far is a great program. I was using Serato Itch previously which was also good, but it seems that Serato DJ is more stable and a little more polished overall.
Pros: works, looks cool.
Cons: power input plug feels flimsy, just be careful. that is the only reason i took 1 egg off.
Overall Review: i like how it looks, i wish the whole thin was aluminum though and not just the plate in the middle where the fans are. that would just increase cost and weight though. decent product anyway, does its job.
Pros: Fun game, not too easy or impossible, great price for the game.
Overall Review: graphics COULD be a little better on some levels, but overall they were decent. not really a con. Also, i never played Perfect Dark on n64 so I don't have much of a frame of reference to compare it to.
Pros: Good price, looks cool, is quiet, works great.... what else?
Cons: none yet, or non worth listing as a con...
Overall Review: i wish it had openings for airflow on the front end as well for airflow in my p182 case... but who cares it works great, and isnt too hot anyway. I love the fact that it's modular, I was able to route all of my cables behind my motherboard tray and the inside of the case looks so neat and tidy now. You only really see sata cables that I was too lazy to conceal.