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Kevin A.

Kevin A.

Joined on 10/24/01

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Most Favorable Review

Small and useful

GWC HU2G40 USB 2.0 4-Port Hub with 2.5A Power Adapter, Bus-power/Self-power Modes
GWC HU2G40 USB 2.0 4-Port Hub with 2.5A Power Adapter, Bus-power/Self-power Modes

Pros: Very compact and clean. Works well and provides optional power supply.

Cons: It would be nice to have a cord longer than 12".

Most Critical Review

Oops

Hanns-G JC-199DPB 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
Hanns-G JC-199DPB 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Nice, bright screen. Great price.

Cons: It was shipped hard, but no obvious damage. After running for its first 12 hours, the left side went dim and the monitor wouldn't stay on more than 3 seconds every 5 minutes. Bad packaging, bad shipping, cheap materials.

Overall Review: Besides, breaking - I was generally disappointed in the purchase. Wish I had spent $xx more for better (like the Sceptre I ended up buying anyway).

Awesome product

StarTech.com SV231UADVI 2 Port DVI + USB KVM Switch with Audio
StarTech.com SV231UADVI 2 Port DVI + USB KVM Switch with Audio

Pros: Solid - first thing I noticed when pulling it out of the box is the weight. It's construction is not plastic. It keeps it simple and top notch DVI switching. Best way to switch between two computers (ie. work and home) and maintain top-notch performance from your high dollar monitor.

Cons: NO CABLES, just a power supply. It would be nice to have USB and Audio cables included. I can let the lack of DVI-D cables slide, because I'd prefer to pick my own. But just give me some working, lengthy USB and Audio cables.

Overall Review: It's solid construction leads to a slightly bulky box, considering some of the D-Sub KVMs.

Screams

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This is a solid performer. Quiet and great bang-for-the-buck. I used mine in a Synology NAS, so it was extremely easy to install and have running in about 15 minutes.

Cons: Not any yet.

Overall Review: Seems to maybe be warm. Plenty of cooling space and airflow is suggested.

Pure

SCEPTRE X20WG-Naga Black 20.1" 5ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1,000:1, US Warranty
SCEPTRE X20WG-Naga Black 20.1" 5ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1,000:1, US Warranty

Pros: Great look - modern and new. The lighted Sceptre logo on the bottom is a nice touch, with blue for connected and red for disconnected. Far better product than the 19" Hanns-G, IMO.

Cons: I've updated to the latest monitor drivers and the highest refresh rate I can achieve is 60 Hhz...not sure if that's because it's D-Sub, or what.

Overall Review: The stand is actually better than others I've seen. None of these monitors are robust, but this stand seems thicker and more solid than the Hanns-G.