Date Joined: 10/14/02
Pros: Slick interface. Great for touchscreen. Looks great and installs quickly. Live tiles are great.
Cons: It's a new graphical overlay specifically designed to run on tablets, touchscreen all-in-ones, and phones. It's just not a true successor to Windows 7. It's awkward to navigate.
Overall Review: I got this for free when I purchased a router on Newegg. I installed it on my main PC and gave it a fair, open-minded trial before I re-installed Windows 7. I won't use it now and unless some big changes are made I won't use it in the future.
Pros: Rugged. Solid. Easy to put on phone. Protects. It's thick and makes the slick iPhone easier to handle.
Cons: Vibrate button is difficult to access.
Pros: I love this game. It's fun, period. Especially, at less than $16.
Pros: Great performance -vs- price ratio. I bought three and run them in tri-crossfire. Power plugs are at the end of the card and not along the top of the card so that cables can be run straight through motherboard tray cut outs. $30 rebate from Asus. I received all my rebates.
Cons: Only one DVI port.
Overall Review: When will video card manufacturers make cards without heatsinks for those of us that watercool? It reduces cost, and since most of us void warranties anyway, why not sell them without one?
Pros: Fast and reliable. Timings run at 6-8-6-20 1T @ 1600 @ 1.6v
Cons: Requires some work and tweaking in the bios to get it to operate at 2000. I opted for tight timings instead.
Pros: Aesthetically unique.
Cons: Price -vs- storage ratio high compared to the competition. The twisting device to hide the USB head is loose and lacks a solid locking device. When attempting to insert the USB device into a USB port you have to pinch the key to prevent the head from retracting as your push it into the port. As nice as it was, I returned it for that reason.
Pros: Fun and simple. My six year old and two year old play it together. 2 player mode is great. The graphics are unique and the story is great for kids.
Cons: None. Price is fair compared to other Wii games.
Pros: Graphics and realism are superior to CoD. Single player campaign is fun. Not sure what all the other reviews are talking about. I don't have time to game online all day, so I haven't played the multi-player yet. Guess I do have a life.
I'm ex-army and I'm usually pretty hard on movies and games that depict war when it comes to realism. This game is pretty close.
Cons: I wish it had a two player option to play through the campaign. I understand the attraction of online multi-player, but why are all the games abandoning two player co-ops? I prefer shooting it up with friends at the house over a few beers than getting online with voice chat any day. I guess that's part of having a life as well.
Pros: Looks great on your night stand and has HDMI out.
Cons: You have to be VERY careful when you dock and un-dock your phone from this unit. The USB and HDMI ports have to be aligned perfectly for the phone to sit properly. Removing the phone requires carefully pulling it while making sure you don't bend the connections. You get used to it, but why?
Can't use dock if you have a phone case. No matter how small or thin the case may be.
Who needs a dock with HDMI-out on their nightstand?
Overall Review: I purchased a universal dock that does the exact same thing while allowing you to keep your phone case on.
Pros: Motherboard cutout for installing CPU Heatsink/Waterblock without removing motherboard. Both side panels remove easily with thumbscrews. Front panel removes easily with quick swap fan brackets and filters. Sturdy and adequate room for components.
Cons: If you want to add a watercooling system, like I did, you're going to have to make some modifications with a Dremel tool. Would have been nice to have some tubing cutouts on the back. The rear fan grill bulges out the back, so if you want to move the fan from the inside of the case to outside for a radiator, then you'll have to cut it out first. Cable management is a chore. No place to hide the cables well. Power and rest buttons feel and look cheap. Bracket slots on the back are not deep enough. I had to cut them so that my video card (ATI 3850 HD) would firmly seat correctly. No HDD anti-vibration features. I knew most of these flaws before I bought the case. I gave it 5 stars because the price/quality ratio.
Overall Review: The 140mm fan on the top is overkill. It would be great if it was a 120mm fan so that the top of the case could be easily modified to fit a radiator for the cooling system. HDD anti-vibration features would have been nice.
Pros: Fast, low noise, and low vibration level.
Cons: Wish they made them in the desktop variety (3.5") with larger capacity.
Overall Review: I bought one for my laptop and then bought another for my PS3.
Pros: Easy setup. Fast and reliable connection. Internal antennae. Sleek and modern look.
Cons: Terrible device manager software compared to DLink products. Limited options to choose from, and no real useful monitoring page to see what devices are connected to the router and and what speeds or signal strength.
Pros: When compared to the competition, this laptop stood above them all in terms of hardware and price. I really like the size. At 14" it really is portable and comfortable to use, and it has a clean look.
Cons: I don't know why Sony decided to throw in a slow 5400rpm hard drive. Sure it's 500GB, but I don't plan on using this notebook to store large video, photo, or audio files. I would have preferred a 7200rpm hard drive at half the size and would have paid a little more for it, so I purchased a new one.
The memory and hard drive access is easy and simple, but the rest of the system requires you to remove the entire bottom panel.
This system does not come with backup/repair/reinstall software discs. They can be purchased from Sony for $60 or you can spend $100 for a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Bloatware beware! I decided to reinstall Windows 7 when I purchased a new hard drive and it's much faster without the added software from Sony.
Overall Review: Buy a wireless mouse with a mini-receiver and disable the touchpad, upgrade the hard drive, and reinstall Windows 7 without the Sony bloatware and this laptop will be stunning.
Pros: I does it's job well and it's easy to set up.
Cons: Overpriced. It must cost Logitech $5 to make and they sell it for $60 so I can control my PS3 with my $199 Logitech remote.
Pros: It works...what more can I say? 4 LAN ports, 5 Ghz, and 802.11n.
Cons: No external antennae. LED activity lights are bright and cannot be turned off. I suggest covering them with a piece of electrical tape and hiding the unit from view. I attached mine to the back of the TV.
Pros: Clean lines and a good quality build. Perfect size for my 46" Samsung LED. Easy to put together. Newegg shipping was fast and free.
Cons: Optional floating TV mount is expensive. Should have included some wood glue for the wooden divets.