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Jeff H.

Jeff H.

Joined on 04/09/07

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Most Favorable Review

Blew My mind

ASUS Laptop G Series G2S-A4 Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz) 2GB Memory 160GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 17.1" Windows Vista Home Premium
ASUS Laptop G Series G2S-A4 Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz) 2GB Memory 160GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 17.1" Windows Vista Home Premium

Pros: Blew my mind, this is my first laptop, and it blew my mind. I have been looking for laptops for a long time and now I'm totally convinced that I picked the right one. All of my software has worked in Vista a nice bonus, I haven't had trouble with Vista! I suggest not installing Xp on this however because you can't really get the drivers in for the video card

Cons: The battery life, due to the huge screen and amazing components obviously isn't that good, but the performance far outweighs the battery life, which is very close to 2 hours and 20 minutes which it says. The only other con is that it comes with a 5400 rpm hard drive, I have never had a faster hard drive that I know of but the speed is most definitely hampered when you go to load games like World in Conflict.

Overall Review: When i was opening the box, my friend was standing next to me and he just got a 12 in tablet. He was amazed at how huge it was.The size of this thing is large and will surprise you if you have never had a laptop that weighs this much or has such a big screen. I might have my settings wrong but World In Conflict doesn't run well on this computer at 1400 x 900 on DX10 and medium graphics. Might need to do some changes to the settings. Battlefield 2142 runs awesome and I haven't got to try BF2 but it would obviously looks awesome. Counter-Strike Source give you about 150-200 Fps on 1400 x 900 with most settings on almost all high. A great buy and a great laptop do not hesitate buying this computer you will be happy with it unless you don't like the weight (heavy).

Most Critical Review

Avoid

Pinnacle 7-85428-22182-3 PCTV HD Ultimate TV Tuner Stick Supports ClearQAM w/Integrated FlashPVR
Pinnacle 7-85428-22182-3 PCTV HD Ultimate TV Tuner Stick Supports ClearQAM w/Integrated FlashPVR

Pros: When it works it does show a pretty picture.

Cons: I spent the longest time trying to get this to work in the software it came with. I spent a long time trying to get this to work with the software built into it. I updated to the newest version, I installed the software onto my computer. I gave up that road quickly. I installed SageTV trial and that worked fine. The trial on that ran out so I went to Vista Media Center which wouldn't work for the longest time because it wouldn't decided that my tuner existed. To fix that, I went to the Pinnacle support site and installed the newest version of the Media Center tuner software for the 880e which is the codename of this card. I got that to work eventually on Vista 32 bit. The picture looks the best in Media Center and the tuning feature is much better in Media Center than in Sage TV. If you have Vista Media Center and you have everything installed just right you will have a semi-working TV tuner. If I leave it plugged in and go into standby or hibernate I have to restart with it unplugged.

Overall Review: When I tried to open the packaging I got a serrated knife and ripped it apart because it was making me angry. I ended up cutting up part of the directions and knicking the CD. Good thing I needed neither. When in doubt Restart your computer with the tuner unplugged then plug it back in.

10/15/2008

Great stuff

G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Laptop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBSQ
G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Laptop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBSQ

Pros: Worked like a charm, combined with my 4 gigs of HP ram and since then no problems

Cons: Only con I can think of is a little bit of user error when installing that caused me to think it was in when it actually wasn't.

Overall Review: I think I remember having a kernel panick when I first installed it but then I ran a memtest and it said my memory was fine and since then no issues so who knows.

Great RAM

Crucial 4GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT51264AC667
Crucial 4GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT51264AC667

Pros: Worked right when I put it in.

Cons: Price... But it's really a great deal.

Overall Review: I stuck it right in my Asus G2-A4 and installed Windows XP 64 bit and then expanded my virtual memory and it works fine. Going from 2 gb of ram on vista to 5 gb of ram on XP is like night and day.

Excellent Deal

37" 1080p LCD HD Monitor
37" 1080p LCD HD Monitor

Pros: I read some reviews about problems with resolution and I hope that it wouldn't happen to me; it didn't. I am happily enjoying this TV, I'm writing this review on it. The screen is a bit bright out of the box and I lowered the brightness. The refresh rate is better than my old Laptop LCD and as such I have no issue with it. This is an excellent TV/Monitor and I hope that I don't have problems with it down the road when I connect my XBOX 360

Cons: Newegg description is wrong, see other thoughts.

Overall Review: This TV has 2 DVI ports and I hope that they will adjust the specifications accordingly.

DO NOT DEFRAG OFTEN OR AT ALL

OCZ 2.5" 64GB SATA II SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1S64G
OCZ 2.5" 64GB SATA II SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1S64G

Pros: Getting one of these for my G2S would be pretty sweet but at this price point, it is fairly prohibitive.

Cons: *none*

Overall Review: DO NOT DEFRAG THIS DRIVE OFTEN OR AT ALL. This SSD or solid state drive, or for that matter, any Solid State Drive currently available will quickly die if it is constantly defragmented because of the way that the memory technology works. If you are using it in windows vista I would shut off the automatic defragmentation and if I were to defrag it at some point I would use diskkeeper and make sure it wasn't set to automatically defrag.