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Thomas J.

Thomas J.

Joined on 06/10/08

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Most Favorable Review

FINALLY...the best of both worlds!

Logitech K800 2.4GHz Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard - Black
Logitech K800 2.4GHz Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard - Black

Pros: There are so may pros I don't know if I can list them all. - Keys never "smear/wear away" because they are ETCHED in! Any GAMER knows that repeated use of certain keys will render them impossible to read in a short period of time. - Battery life is great (nearly a full week using BRIGHT for me) plus it has an auto-dim feature when your hands move away from the keys and senses when they get close. - Dongle is small and supports 5 devices and I can be 15' away w/out problems - DURABLE! I have dropped this more times than I can count and it never failed. - Very programmable with the included software - Using it under Ubuntu gives you all the basic functions (just pair it w/dongle in a Win computer and it will work on any other one. - Works (for me) on all my computers even when I am in the BIOS...no need for separate, wired keyboard to work BEFORE you boot into the OS! - Works great if you use a computer in entertainment system. Set this and a trackball/mouse on coffee table & Vo

Cons: Not many! The only thing bad I have to say about this is that the BACK of it should be coated with some sort of anti-slip rubber. I use it mostly *on my lap*....kicked-back in office chair with feet on a stool. It slips off my lap frequently when I reach for something. I've been searching for something to glue on the back of it but haven't found what I'm looking for yet. Although you get basic functions under Ubuntu (Linux), it sadly, the software that pairs it with the dongle and gives you programmable functions does not work.

Overall Review: If Logitech just brought back the *Logitech TrackMan Marble FX Trackball* and MADE IT WIRELESSS like the Logitech M70 trackball I use with it...LIFE WOULD BE PERFECT! (well, AFA input devices goes!)

Most Critical Review

Good Camera, BUT Deceiving!

SAMSUNG DualView TL225 Black/Purple 12.2 MP 4.6X Optical Zoom 27mm Wide Angle Digital Camera
SAMSUNG DualView TL225 Black/Purple 12.2 MP 4.6X Optical Zoom 27mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

Pros: Very well constructed, beautiful pictures, intuitive controls.....POTENTIALLY a great camera and I love it...BUT.... :-(

Cons: What good is the "ability" to play the Hi-Def videos and pictures on your TV when *GETTING THE PROPRIETARY ADAPTER IS IMPOSSIBLE*??? This is the MAIN REASON I have scoured the Net for the ONLY adapter (made ONLY by Samsung) that will allow you to DO what the biggest sales pitch says you can do with it...which is watching the Hi-Def movies and pics on through an HDMI connection ON YOUR TV! Even going to Samsung's own site for accessories lists NO adapter for this.

Overall Review: This is in no way a reflection of NewEggs' service. In fact, I have had nothing but GREAT products and service from them. I would urge them to contact Samsung about this misleading info. "Optional" means you have a CHOICE. When the critical part needed to play your movies and view your pics in HI-DEF is *unobtainable*...it's NOT an "option"! This is why I have to give it 2 stars...viewing my pics and movies is IMPOSSIBLE.

Mandatory 8.0 to 8.1 Upgrade Wipes Drive

ASUS Laptop Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 15.6" Windows 8 N56VJ-DH71
ASUS Laptop Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 15.6" Windows 8 N56VJ-DH71

Pros: It worked pretty good when Win 8 was on there....but, Win 7 would have been better and was the original OS when it first shipped. Lots of features and versatility...as long as you were using a Win OS because all the bundled software for tweaking is 'Win only". 2 video cards to choose from, surround sound, great for gaming and anything graphic intensive. Slow on boot-up, though.

Cons: I have a lot of time and money invested in this gift to my son and am really dissatisfied with ASUS after the ASUS laptop I bought from NewEgg kept wanting to upgrade from Win 8 to 8.1. The 'upgrade' wiped the HD and I lost a LOT of DATA. I called ASUS and they want the whole laptop sent to them with a 'receipt' that is NOT from NewEgg. How do you do that? Besides, I need my laptop and can't afford to be w/out one. They won't send me a copy of the OS or another HD with the OS on it (even cross-shipped) so I've been forced to use Ubuntu...and I lose about HALF of my capabilities because the only software that will run the features (multiple video cards, utils and tweaking capabilities...lots of things. The HD is not damaged at all....it just wiped the complete drive during the upgrade to 8.1...which completely FAILED during the requisite rebooting process after most OS updates. Since the 8.1 update wasn't ever tested or approved for this machine, there should have been no mandatory update for it! I think NOT including a CD/DVD installation/re-installation disk is the most stupid move the computer makers ever did.

Overall Review: The last few purchases of any great value from NewEgg have been mostly ASUS products....plagued with problems and the WORST Customer Experience I've had from an online store in more than 10 years from both companies.. :( I JUST ordered Win 7 for this laptop...something I shouldn't have had to spend more money on! BTW....I bought from here back when it was Egg Head dot com!

Failed Tech Support/Crosshair V

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

Pros: Before the obnoxious, forced upgrade to Win 8.1, it ran great....well, as great as you can get on Win 8.1. I'd prefer Win 7 at this writing.

Cons: Ran great until the MB wouldn't boot and would hang on the BIOS. I followed the tech instructions and removed all the HD's and would finally boot into BIOS where I reset it to the DEFAULT settings as per tech request. Rebooted a number of times and could never get past BIOS. If you attached ANY HD's to it, it would completely HAND on the BIOS. Told tech and he said he would send RMA# and that this was a known problem. He wanted to all but there is no signal out here so he said RMA would come via e-mail. Gave the MB to my son after buying ASUS laptop from NewEgg ($1,000+) and he never got the RMA via e-mail as I was told would happen. I just recently found this out and can't seem to get ASUS to send an RMA on this. *Every part of this computer was bought from NewEgg at the same time and was under warranty when the problem was reported. I have a lot of time and money invested in this gift to my son and am really dissatisfied with ASUS after the ASUS laptop I bought from NewEgg kept wanting to upgrade from Win 8 to 8.1. The 'upgrade' wiped the HD and I lost a LOT of DATA. I called ASUS and they want the whole laptop sent to them with a 'receipt' that is NOT from NewEgg. How do you do that? Besides, I need my laptop and can't afford to be w/out one. They won't send me a copy of the OS so I've been forced to use Ubuntu...and I lose about HALF of my capabilities because the only software that will run the features (multiple video cards, utils and tweaking capabilities...lots of things.

Overall Review: NewEgg used to be easier to deal with and ASUS used to be a rock-solid computer with great tech support. It never fails....when a company gets bigger, tech support and quality suffer.