Joined on 02/19/16
Works exactly as expected
Pros: Plug & Play Audio supported
Overall Review: Picked this up for the sole purpose of outputting from an HP Elitebook business class laptop with DisplayPort, to my HDMI monitor, as well as being able to travel and use it hooked to hotel TV's. Works perfectly fine, with audio, no compatibility issues and is small enough to just toss in my laptop case for a rainy day.
Works - sort of
Pros: When it works, it adds a good touch to any build. Memory works as memory should (LEDs.... that's another story)
Cons: Software is awful, buggy, and doesn't work half the time LEDs seem to be having issues with stopping working
Overall Review: EDITED: I've owned this software for just about 90 days now. Effective today, I now have a bad stick with no RGB lighting functional (RAM still works as RAM, but no lights). Judging by posts in their official forums, this seems to be more common than it should be. Also, as noted in other reviews, the software is awful. The interface is ok, but the fact that the first beta version hit right at the end of Feb, and would constantly crash, and then the only other update was late March with the same results, and NOTHING since, speaks volumes about apparently where they feel they need to put any effort into. Hint, it's NOT the software. While it worked for three months, it was fine. I originally started out in one setting for about a month, went to a different setting, and was fine - because I didn't have to change anything or edit settings. Once in a while it would freeze and require a system restart and then would operate correctly again. So if you can get it where you want it, and can set and forget it, it might work great. Sadly, it seems the support is a little lacking on these, and I'd suggest passing or at least waiting until more solid development has been put into these.
Best value 1440/144 monitor
Pros: Pros: - Fully adjustable stand, height, swivel, tilt and rotate - Nice refresh rate, and resolution for the price
Cons: - The stand is pretty hefty and for some might be a little too intrusive past the front of the monitor. - The Vesa mounting is recessed into the back of the monitor so using other mounts either requires modifying the mount plate or fashioning some sort of standoff. Would be nice to see standoffs included for that. - Echoing most, it's definitely dimmer than many other monitors out there. This is to be expected given it's price point, and is useable for many things, just not all. If you need really high picture quality, look elsewhere. However, most people I imagine are buying this for the refresh rate and size more than the image quality. As with any purchase, do your review research prior to purchase. My other monitor was listed with a brightness of 320 and was set at 50% on screen. This one listed for 250, at 100% brightness, is still a touch below my other. - Rear lighting is not RGB in the traditional sense. It's Red, Green or Blue - The manual is useless - The menu offers a volume control, with no speakers. Not sure why it was left in the menu if it's not in the model. - The headphone hanger is pretty flimsy, and with any decent set of gaming headphones, does put strain on the side of the monitor. Not sure how well that would hold up over time. - Dead Pixel Lottery. Mine was fine, but there are many reviews mentioning a dead pixel, or multiples.
Overall Review: Overall, it's hard to fault a cheaper-than-most monitor that ticks the boxes that this one does. 32" size, 1440p and 144 Hz refresh rate. For general gaming purposes (depending on the games) or regular workloads, this is probably fine. My games actually look clearer and brighter than regular websites. I did go to FPS mode in the settings, as it seemed a touch clearer to me. Took forever to find an answer to set the Red/Green/Blue backlighting (answer is the 3rd button down when not in the menu - thank you to another answer here that I finally found!). I'm happy with it, as it was exactly where my expectations were when I purchased it. I'm going to be using it (and two others) as a triple monitor racing setup and for that purpose, it'll work plenty fine. As long as you temper your expectations and don't expect the world at this price, it's hard to be disappointed.
Very budget. limited for space and build quality
Pros: Cheap pricing Front LED Fan is a nice touch Front USB capabilities Full motherboard cutout for rear cooler mounting access
Cons: Very thin construction Fan sizes are a little lacking Space fills up quickly Not deep enough for some aftermarket CPU coolers
Overall Review: Picked this up for one reason - the price. Building a budget gaming rig for someone, and skimped where I knew it would be less impacted. I had no issues with the build quality, nothing damaged or bent. But with as thin as it's made, I can see how it would happen. On the bright side, it does make for a light rig if someone wanted to carry it around. The rear fan is kinda small, but no one buying this case should be expecting miracles in that department. Front-USB 3 was nice to see, as was the generous bag of included screws. The tray is plenty open so if you need to reach the back of the processor for a cooler mount, you can do it without removing the board. Not much in the way of cable management, but the side isn't wide open enough for that to be a big concern. Echoing another sentiment, it is a pretty narrow case. I had picked up a Cooler Master 212, and unless I wanted to bend the pipes a good inch somewhere, there was no way it was going to work, so ended up having to use the stock CPU cooler. My fault for not verifying, but wasn't expecting it to be that way at a glance. Overall though, a decent but cheap case that, with a little thought as far as how you're going to lay out a system, could work fine for most people on a budget.
Simple, inexpensive Kaby Lake motherboard
Pros: Price is perfect for a budget build Decent USB connections
Cons: Only DVI-D video output, no HDMI or Display port (or even VGA) Only one case fan connection - cases with more will need splitters or fan controllers Manual doesn't give a printed diagram of front panel connectors, have to rely on reading it on the board
Overall Review: For someone looking for a budget Kaby Lake build, this would probably work excellent. It does have PCI-E support for aftermarket video cards, as well as support for enough RAM to do so (that's what I was building - a basic gaming rig with a GTX 1060). It does have limitations that might be in the way for some - limited video out options, limited on-board fan support, and isn't overclockable. But for the basics, hard to bet the price.
Flimsy and only the mouse worked
Pros: Cheap, Wireless, batteries actually are included
Cons: Keyboard didn't work, even with new batteries. No way to "pair" to the receiver. Instructions are "put batteries in, plug in receiver, go."
Overall Review: So I purchased this to go along with a budget build for someone, and didn't notice that it was actually a wireless set until the box arrived. Granted, I didn't go all the way through every line of the specs to see that, but without it in the title, I wrongly assumed it was a $17 keyboard and mouse combo. But since it came with batteries, I thought I would give it a shot. First, it's very flimsy feeling, even for the price point. The mouse weighs almost nothing, and the keyboard isn't much better. I put the batteries in, plugged the receiver in, and the mouse worked straight away. The keyboard did nothing. I replaced the battery and tried different USB ports and such, no go. Luckily I have a brand new wired keyboard to use instead, and I'll just treat it as a 17 dollar wireless mouse. There's no pair button on either device, either. Oh, and the receiver was actually in the battery compartment in the mouse - which would make more sense if it was a) mentioned in the instruction sheet, and b) if there wasn't actually a spot FOR the receiver built into the base of the mouse already. Why put a spot to put the receiver there, and then not use it? Cheap, and feels it, and reliability is going to be questionable. But I'll leave that up to the guy it's for, to decide what to upgrade to on his own later on.
Should've read all the seller reviews first
I tried ordering this foot/calf massager they had listed, about two weeks prior for a birthday present. It gave an estimated shipping time, and they had a label created almost immediately. After a week with zero tracking number update, I reached out and contacted the seller. They assured me that UPS had picked up the product, and give it another couple days to update. Obviously no update, so I reached out again to get verification that it had been picked up. I was just told it had definitely been picked up (despite no tracking history change), and they asked me if I could then wait until Friday of that week, which was another three days away. At that point, I contacted Newegg to inquire if I would lose claim to a refund by waiting what was now almost three weeks for an update (even knowing it was obviously never physically shipped at that point) They assured me that I was fine, but offered to reach out to them which honestly was pointless, it was the same exact reply only this time, they asked me to wait until Munday - after having JUST told me to wait until Friday. That Friday I submitted my refund claim, and despite them trying to claim that they now have to get it back from UPS (who had never marked it as picked up or received), they did finally refund my price. I believe this is basically acting as a drop shipper account, and simply could not actually get any of those products in to ship one out. There really should be something done about sellers like this that don't physically own the products that they're charging for, without full disclosure up front. Lesson learned, don't ignore countless ratings about un-shipped items and think to yourself that you might be lucky - it's almost a guaranteed regret.
Super fast delivery, and excellent support after the sale
I picked up an HP Laptop through Electronics Cafe on here. It arrived on a Tuesday. It powered up fine but became apparent that the supplied battery was defective. As I didn't find this out until late Tuesday night, I contacted the seller Wed while I was at work, and had a reply within about ten minutes, apologizing for the issue, and informing me that they would send a replacement battery out that day. As it was mid-afternoon, I didn't think much of it. Sure enough, Friday's mail contained another battery, which was able to power up and charge just fine. Super fast response time for an overlooked issue at the time of sale. The laptop itself, even though was listed as refurbished, you'd be hard-pressed to notice it. Everything works exactly as you would expect it to new. Excellent product offered, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quick reply, and turnaround to rectify the battery.