Joined on 07/31/06
Not durable, but good enough
Pros: Pretty good mouse while it lasts. Love the ability to work on glass.
Cons: Gone through several of them -- the left-click button starts double-clicking when you single-click. The "fixes" you can see on YouTube don't work, or only work for a short while, then it's back to acting up.
Overall Review: Logitech support agreed to send a replacement this time, didn't hassle me about it, didn't make me send the bad one back first. (Call them on the phone -- the web support page didn't work.) I actually think I will keep buying them -- on balance, it's worth it even if it only lasts a year. This last one went bad in under 6 months, and it belongs to the Boss. She said "just get me another one" though, and she's the one paying the bills, so OK!
Sleazy to use APC logos & photo
Pros: Remains to be seen
Cons: The product page has a photo of a real APC battery cartridge lifted off the APC webpage. The text (also lifted from APC) says "Here are five reasons why you should only use a genuine APC RBC™ in your APC UPS". How ironic. And sleazy. Shame on Newegg for allowing bottom-feeder marketing like this. Oh and also it arrived with a low charge on it, one bar out of 5 on my Smart-UPS. It may be just as good as a genuine product, but I'm giving it one egg for lying about it.
Slow, and NOT 32-BIT!
Pros: Very small. Has the option to attach to the VESA mounting holes on the back of your monitor, making it in effect an all-in-one PC, using zero desk space beyond what the monitor needs. Slick looking.
Cons: I have never used an Atom-cpu NetTop before -- are they all this slow? It took me like an hour to uninstall all the crapware, and not because there was a lot, just because each uninstaller ran excruciatingly slowly. Beware, the Newegg description says 32-bit, but it comes with 64-bit Win7. I need 32-bit because my print server has no 64-bit drivers, so all the time I've put into it so far will have been a waste of time. The box it comes in says "32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are preinstalled on this system". This is not true as far as I can tell, unless it is on the Recovery partition. Documentation is poor and makes no mention of this. When I called Acer, the tech said if I want a 32-bit OS I will have to PURCHASE and install it myself. The box also says "Includes the right to switch to Windows 7 32-bit". When I read what it says on the box, she first argued but then agreed to escalate me. But of course it was after their working hours, so I have to call back.
Overall Review: 3 eggs based on assuming I can get 32-bit Windows without having to buy it. I will take off an egg if that turns out to be wrong, stay tuned. Documentation is next to nil, doesn't tell you what any of the preinstalled Acer programs do. The doc on the Recovery system is dated 2008, and mentions several "families" of Acer PCs, but NOT THIS ONE! Who would include a 4-year old document (for a different product than it ships with) without updating it? Not impressed. I am using a 1280 x 1024 monitor and have all the video settings turned down (Aero off, Windows Basic theme etc.) The video system still can barely keep up when I drag or resize a window. So forget about hi-def monitors unless you don't mind serious lag in redrawing the screen.
Pros: Worked for a while, maybe a year? Maybe that's all you can expect at this price?
Cons: Some PCs would seem to be connected (link light) but couldn't reliably get a DHCP address or pass data. Others couldn't negotiate a gigabit connection (amber LED instead of green). Plug it into a different port and it'd go green -- but it wasn't always the same port. When the uplink port to my main switch was the port going wonky, then all the PCs would be off the Internet. I didn't try too hard to analyze it, just threw it out.
Overall Review: My 5-port version (GS605 v2) is also unreliable, but less so.