Date Joined: 02/06/04
Pros: Setting up the card was pretty easy. I didn't get a CD for some reason, but I was able to download the drivers just fine. Turning on AMD Freesync was simple enough, once I figured out how to enable it on my monitor. Fit just fine in my PC.
Cons: It didn't come with a CD. Not a huge con, but a con nonetheless.
One of the fans is rubbing and just sounds terrible. I can't even play a game because the noise is intolerable. For that reason, I can't really rate the cards other possible Pros.
Overall Review: I usually like Sapphire cards. I moved my old one to my wife's PC when I bought this one. Hopefully the replacement process goes well and I won't be without for too long.
Pros: Slim, light, and decent capacity. I even put Office 13 on it and Visual Studio (which it could handle). The ability to add a MicroSD is useful. Able to connect to bluetooth.
Cons: The bluetooth drops frequently. I'll be using it and suddenly the mouse will quit. I have to restart to get it to work. The speaker is in a terrible place and sounds very monotone.
Overall Review: I accidentally dropped this onto the concrete one day and unfortunately it cracked the screen despite it being in a folding case. I first tried to fix it myself but Asus has too many different screens for this model and you have to have the correct one. I called for an RMA and got one approved. It's been 3 weeks since they've had it and the status continues to reflect "awaiting customer response". I've called at least once a week and each time I get told, "you will recieve and email in 24-48 hours'. Never happens. I check all my folders daily for "asus". I have chatted, called, and emailed and still keep getting the same formula response. Their service is deplorable and I WILL NEVER BUY AN ASUS PRODUCT AGAIN!
Pros: Charged decently when it worked. Charged units seemed to last long periods of time between needing charges. I was able to swap a dead unit with a charged one and keep playing.
Cons: Died! At exactly one year and one day it quit charging. It must be an Xbox thing because it has 3 flashing red lights. It will not charge. Apparently it's a known issue as was told to me by customer support and they're getting heavy call and email volume. Sadly a call to CS was met with telling me to email support. Ironically, a tab for just that is missing on their website. I hope they'll replace or fix this. Otherwise, I'll buy a different unit.
Overall Review: I'll edit this if they do something about it. Don't hold your breath.
Pros: Buy one Get free shipping.
Cons: Buy more than one, not so free shipping. Not even close!
Pros: Low cost, small and basic settings are displayed on side for accessing the unit.
Cons: By "you're kidding me" I mean, what lame company doesn't provide an ethernet cord with the router. I gave this to my son for Xmas and we'll have to wait until tomorrow to buy one. Sure, I could've read what was all included but it's a router. Don't they all come with one?
Overall Review: I won't ever buy another product from this company since they messed up my Christmas!
Pros: Great memory
Cons: Was going to buy more but the price has doubled since I bought it last and even gone up since I added it to my wish list two weeks ago!
Overall Review: Just waiting for the price to come down
Pros: Small size is perfect for the wife. It will be nice for both of us when we fly. I've got a 17" toshiba that is just too big to use on the plane and keep a drink on my tray table. Not too much added software and most of it was internet shortcuts. One toshiba added program though acts as a radar to find wireless points. Now I finally know where some of these connections I keep picking up are from. Battery charged up quick. The touchpad mouse is very nice, one of the best I've ever used. It isn't recessed into the computer and has a nice texture to it. Doesn't get as hot as my other toshiba...a real plus!
Cons: Initial startup was delayed by updating, finding the program to backup the OS wasn't easy to find. Headphone jacks right on the middle front. I don't like them in that spot.
Overall Review: The glossy finish will leave fingerprints like crazy but not a negative thing. At least they figured out to cover the outer portion of the keyboard in gloss too. Mine is all scratched up and shows dirt badly. This is my second toshiba, and I will by another one soon.
Pros: Cheap. Plus not having to replace my lone IDE (and I do have a sata) drive or two IDE dvd drives due to most boards now only supporting one IDE also saved me some money. Also didn't need to step up to DDR2. Able to evolve my computer slowly.
Cons: Yikes, is that blood? Everything is a tight fit on this board. Once you get started you begin to find yourself unplugging some connections to make others and then reconnect others. By not doing so I actually managed to knick my fingers up and drew blood. If you have an IDE...CONNECT IT FIRST! Otherwise it's almost impossible to get to. And whoever decided on two pci's wasn't thinking that one would be wiped out by todays huge video cards. That eliminated my ability to install my sound card due to higher needs. In turn that relegated me to the onboard sound system.
Overall Review: Standard documentation. On board sound is ok. Not usin the onboard VGA.
Pros: Runs great. Multitasking is awesome. Didn't notice a decrease in games and just a suttle increase in them. I had a sempron 3400+ previously. If nothing else games load quicker.
Pros: Great card for the price. Absence of a fan make the system quieter.
Cons: Abscence of a fan means a ginormous heat sink. It took up a pci slot. Docuementation is worthless and there is nothing to cover the software utilities or cable options.
Overall Review: Heat sink after one hour was a bit more than "warm to the touch", but it wasn't skin burning. I'll keep monitoring it.
Pros: Extremely quiet and very efficient cooler. Great price!
Cons: Very difficult to get in to place. Took about 10 minutes of trying. I was afraid I was going to break something.
Overall Review: Just hoping that it doesn't break anything on the board. I had to open the case to put in new memory and found the metal to be quiet cool.
Cons: 6 months old and it just conked out on me! Drivers are a pain to install. Doesn't do it automatically.
Overall Review: Do not let windows update replace the driver! It kills the sound!
Pros: Good casing. Plastic cover doesn't seem so flimsy. Easy set up for protection software.
Cons: If you open a folder but dont close it before pulling the thing it corrupts the file. No real instructions on software.
Pros: Excellent graphics. The detail is so amazing.
Cons: Just a little on the big side. I had to rearange some stuff to get this in.
Pros: The level of detail is simply amazing. The differences between this and my previous 6600 gt are amazing. I tested it with Doom3 and saw things I never noticed before.
Cons: Card is just huge. It required me to move my HD around.