Joined on 09/27/10
Decent APU for the price
Pros: - Runs pretty quick for most basic applications - web browsing, etc - Good deal for the money - Haven't noticed it running too hot, even when playing games or watching videos
Cons: - The onboard graphics just doesn't cut it for gaming. It struggles to run games like Bastion, Transistor, and Minecraft at 1080p.
Overall Review: Picked this up for my family's cheap desktop build. As mentioned, it will handle most basic tasks pretty well, but if you want to play any games, don't count on the onboard graphics to do it well. I'm going to buy a separate graphics card for it soon, and perhaps I'll update the review to give some feedback on if there's any CPU bottlenecks after that.
Decent monitor for the price
Pros: - 1080p for $110 - Works well for most basic browsing, watching videos and playing some games
Cons: - Colors are not very vibrant. Everything seems pretty washed out. - Doesn't have a huge range of contrast.
Overall Review: Obviously, this isn't a high-end monitor. I bought this for my family's desktop, which is mostly used for watching videos and doing homework, and playing games like Minecraft and some indie Steam games, and it suffices. However, even my family members noticed and commented on the poor color quality. I would spring a few extra bucks for something with better image quality.