Date Joined: 01/20/02
Pros: It works.
Overall Review: Replaced a 2GB stick with this one in my new laptop. No problems whatsoever so far.
Pros: This is a well built machine. It's thin and quiet. Fast boot up and decent load times. Bloatware is not horrible, took some time to remove. Display is clear and crisp. Hard drive is massive given currently configs for laptops.
RAM comes in a 4GB, 2GB config @ PC10600 speed.
Cons: One dead pixel top/left from center.
Overall Review: Played on this computer for the SWTOR Beta weekend. With some adjustments to the settings, plays absolutely smoothly with all textures maxed. (Turned down all shadows and lighting though).
Recommend purchasing an increase in RAM to 8GB.
Dead pixel not too much an issue since I will use it mostly with an external monitor.
Pros: Excellent picture quality. No dead pixels. Minimal backlight bleed. Did not notice any ghosting so far. Excellent price.
Cons: Base is a little flimsy, but I have not noticed the monitor shaking like others have reported.
Overall Review: I bought three for an eyefinity setup. Two connected via DVI, and the third connected via DVI to mini-displayport Active Adapter. Works wonderfully.
One monitor has some issues with the DVI cable when connected, just unplugged the DVI cable and plugged it back in with no further issue.
Pros: Short, responsive key press. Quiet typing. Excellent price. Has calculator button as well as volume control.
Cons: None I can think of.
Overall Review: Everything I look for in a keyboard at an awesome price.
Pros: Quick, quiet. No issues with the card.
Cons: The control panel for the settings is absolutely horrible.
Overall Review: Haven't used a Radeon for decades. Was looking for a good balance of price vs performance.
Gameplay a bit choppy if you try to run Metro 2033 at max settings. Haven't noticed any performance issues with any other game so far.
Pros: No issues so far. I don't notice it running, which is a good thing.
Cons: Nothing so far.
Pros: Plenty of features.
Cons: After about a week or so, I started having problems. Occasionally the CD-ROM drive would unload(no longer detectable), system hung for a while, any restarts would result in complete shutdowns, followed by continuous restart/shutdown cycles. Flashing the BIOS did help it quite a bit though.
Overall Review: Not a bad board considering the price. If you purchase, flash the BIOS asap. Will save you from a load of headaches. Now problems occur very rarely.
Pros: Nice compact unit. Cools and dehumidifies well. Not any louder than other AC's I've dealt with in the past.
Cons: Top rail a little difficult to install without power tools. Screws do not tighten all the way by hand leaving the rail a little loose.
Overall Review: There are some errors in the description at the time of my purchase.
The unit is 13.25in deep (inc front) and 12in high, not the other way around. This unit does not have a 'dehumidify function'. It dehumidifies while cooling (as do all AC's), not while 'fan only' active.
I purchased this unit to fit into a window with bars on it, the longer depth than described made this impossible. I was able to use in another window, however I would not have purchased this unit had I known it would not fit where I wanted to put it. I would have gone portable if necessary.
Pros: Excellent looks, ample HDD for a budget notebook.
Crisp, clear display with excellent color quality. Decent graphics capability.
Soft key press style, full sized keyboard w/o keypad.
Is not a fingerprint magnet.
Cons: Stiff mouse button, rocker switch style, difficult to press down on, better off sticking to taps on the touchpad.
Speakers lacking in bass and range.
Would prefer 4GB of RAM vs the 3GB they give. It's a 2GB/1GB setup, with no free slots.
Overall Review: Bought as a compliment to my gaming desktop so I can work and play games away from home. It can play WoW on medium setting as of 11/2010, however I prefer smooth and sharp to flashy and laggy, low settings with max resolution and 2x multisample work better for me.
The more I use this notebook, the more impressed I become with it. Experience is better with a mouse and headset.
Pros: Good capacity drive with rubber coating. With cap on I don't worry about water damage or shock damage for that matter. I wouldn't try to submerge it completely though.
Cons: Possible to lose cap
Pros: Red backlight is really cool. Keys depress nice and easy.
Cons: Letters and other characters may be more difficult to see if you keep lights on in the same room/nearby, but it's not too bad.
Overall Review: NOT laptop style keys like other slim keyboards. No installation CD. Wrist rest snaps into forward bottom of keyboard.
Pros: Very clean and crisp key presses. Laptop style key press.
Has a calculator button next to volume! SWEET!!
Overall Review: Very pleased with ease of setup for Vista.
Pros: Beautiful display, crisp clean colors. Quick reaction time. Wonderfully loaded features. Fingerprint reader can be used instead of password, speeding up login process.
Wonderfully clear sound and amazing bass (bass speaker located on bottom). Microphone array is built into display, located on either side of the built in web cam.
Very nice documentation included.
Cons: Bloatware. Some software is worth keeping, some of it is not. Takes a while looking up online to see what everything is. No Windows discs came with it, and recovery disc creation takes 3 DVDs and a good long time to get done.
Nothing too terrible to deal with, just take your time. Also Vista is not too terrible either if you learn how to setup your shortcuts (Run as Admin, etc).
Overall Review: Bought two, one arrived DOA and in original manufacturer's box. Second one was in perfect shape, inside shippers box. Not as heavy as it sounds, but not something you bring to a cafe. (Is luggable).
HP's tech support and warranty is decent enough. They sent me all the materials required to have my DOA lappy fixed, which includes prepaid shipping labels and detailed instructions on what to include.
My system came with a single 320GB drive, already partitioned into a boot/system partition and a recovery partition.
Runs all programs rather well
Pros: Its stable. Installation was quick, the first and second time.
Cons: Non-intuitive, cluttered menus. Resource hog. Had to reinstall due to a glaring bug with its drive recognition, would not bootup after installation.
Overall Review: I got this as a cheaper alternative to XP x64 Professional. My hardware outgrew XP Home. Figured the DX10 would offset the other known issues Vista has.
First major issue I had was Vista recognised my IDE Drive (which is my leftover storage drive) as Disc 0, and my SATA Drive (my primary boot drive) as Disc 1. While it allowed me to install to my SATA, it took the liberty of installing the boot files to the IDE Drive (which it considered Disc 0, even though my BIOS was set otherwise). So once I finished the install, Vista would not boot, as my storage drive is not read during bootup. I had to reinstall Vista after UNPLUGGING my IDE drive so Vista would consider my SATA drive as the 'Disc 0' and properly install the boot drivers to that drive instead of the IDE.
Get this OS only if you are strapped or cash and need something 'more' than what you already have. Runs fine, once you tweak it enough.
Pros: Very solid and stable power output. No problems what so ever running GeForce 8800GTX in SLI mode. Extremely quiet as well, my 120mm fans make more noise.
Cons: None really, modular cables would have been nice, but I knew what I was getting. No big deal.
Pros: Owned 2GB for over a year, then bought two more for AoC. No issues what so ever. Very stable.
Comments: Ive had this keyboard for over a year already. Im buying another one for my cousin. I love the laptop style response, it has increased my typing speed and I dont get cramped fingers after long periods of typing.
The keyboard is extremely quiet and comfortable, Ive not had one problem with it. I would highly recommend this keyboard to anyone.
Key layout is a bit odd, I guess to reduce the keyboard's size, but once you get used to it, there's no problems there.
Comments: I bought one to build a new 'puter for my cousin. First one didnt work, it wouldnt allow me to set FSB to proper setting. Gave floppy drive error. No big deal, it happens. RMA'd it. Got a replacement. Still doesnt work. Now I can set the FSB properly, but the integrated video is failing. Random sprites and restarts. Shuttle is not a bad MoBo either, maybe something wrong with this line.
Comments: I bought this at a retail store since my old PS began dying. Anyways, spent lots more cash than I would have here. This PS works flawlessly. I've had it for about a year, no problem what-so-ever. I've been through power outages and such lately, and when power came back on, no problems with the Antec. I would highly recommend getting one, especially from NewEgg.