Date Joined: 08/11/09
Pros: Thin bezel frame makes it ideal for a 2 monitor setup.
Imagery is good.
Solid base, easy to move around.
Display Port is exactly what we need for AutoCAD & Revit - engineering computers only have DP video connections.
Cons: None that I know of so far.
Overall Review: Overall, good monitor.
Pros: Good unit. Love that it is pure sinewave & has USB-B and USB-C charging adapters on the front of the unit.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I've purchased close to 100 UPS' through the years & this is the 1st one that I had to plug in the battery before using it. About time!
Pros: Display Port adapters
Overall Review: Very thin frame makes it easy to work with it side-by-side with another monitor. Good quality.
Pros: HUGE 26" screen for less than $200! Honestly, how much can you really pick it apart at that price?
Cons: No DVI cord & not standard DVI connection (only the long straight bar without the smaller surrounding pins on 1 side). I have at least 10 VGA to DVI converters from past builds (I'm IT at a small business) and none of them worked. Thankfully I did have a DVI cable that fit, which may have been from another Hanns G monitor bought awhile ago, so I didn't have to pull out any pins from the adapters to get the better quality connection.
Overall Review: This monitor is for an AutoCAD user. It will be more than sufficient for that purpose. If you're a serious gamer and want/need the bright color, high contrast and max DPI settings spend the money and get one that meets your needs. This is perfect for ours as a business - large screen, good (not amazing) clarity, very good price.
Same goes for the built-in speakers. Anyone who uses this here will either have the volume very low for music or participating in an online meeting or seminar. Either way, we don't need the high quality sound with the differentiation between highs and lows that good desktop speakers would give us. The price for the speakers was right. :)
Pros: Very good quality.
Cons: Um...they aren't free?
Overall Review: My (small) company I work for makes a hard copy backup of our network drives 2x/year, my responsibility. It took 50+ DVD DL disks last time. With these TDK disks I had ZERO coasters, compared with cheaper brands that made at least 10-15. None of these are cheap to buy but I would rather spend a little more & get 50 good quality media than save a few bucks but only get 35-40/50 that work.
Pros: Everything except the cables.
Cons: The cables on this unit are quite short. Would work well in a top-mounted config. but not so well in a bottom mounted case. Won't work at all in a bottom mounted full tower ATX case.
Overall Review: OCZ made great PSUs, so I'm sad to see them get out of the PSU game.
Pros: Technically, it works.
Everything fits, with some maneuvering.
Decent airflow for what it is - that's one thing Antec has improved on.
Cons: This case caused more than one scraped knuckle/finger and curses - and I don't have "man-hands". I guess those reviews saying it is "roomy" are either building simple systems or have small hands.
There is NO cable management. If you ever need to add or change HD connections to the MB you must remove both sides of the case. Was able to get it done with ~30 quick-ties.
Removing/adding a physical HD will cause more scraped knuckles & cursing.
Overall Review: This case may work for someone who tinkers, but not anyone with decent IT experience. I am the IT Pro for my SMB and build the computers for my SMB, so I am quite cognizant of the cost of the build. Thought I would give Antec one more try because it *appears* that their design has improved over the years. Airflow, yes (why I gave it 2 eggs); design, no.
For $20 more/case I can get a tool-free Cooler Master that will have the same/better airflow. Not only will the office be free from curses when I am building or working on a computer, we will save money on band-aids too! Win-win!
I will not buy another Antec case as long as there are other reasonable options, and especially not when there are Cooler Master cases that were designed for techs.
Pros: Have bought a few of these for our engineering company. These guys spend 8-10hrs/day working on detailed CAD and 3D drawings, so any dead pixels or delay in the monitor would be a big deal. Not one complaint, just requests for "a monitor like his."
Speakers aren't great but work. In an office setting no one needs loud, perfect quality sound. More than sufficient for this purpose.
Pros: Reads every card known to man - even had one employee give me a card from his smartphone (not SD) when he had job photos on that.
Size - not too big, but not small enough to get lost on a cluttered desk.
Love the map on the back of the unit for finding those slots you don't use often.
Cons: None I can think of.
Overall Review: When it came time to purchase a card reader for a multi-user computer this was a no-brainer. I'm pretty sure no one can mess this one up without trying really hard!