Very Satisfied11/11/2016 8:38:47 AM

Pros: I received the EliteBook very quickly. In setting it up the number 2 key was dead. Must have been overlooked in the refurb testing. So, I requested an RMA and shipping label from New Egg and received those within an hour. I sent the EliteBook back on a Monday and received the replacement the following Wednesday. The replacement EliteBook is working perfectly. NewEgg rocks!!

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I've been a satisfied NewEgg customer for many years. They stand behind their products either new or refurb. This refurb EliteBook is like new and came with a 12 month warranty.

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You Get What You Pay For8/1/2015 5:47:42 AM

Pros: I tried one of those inexpensive no name PCIe cards with the no name driver disc from a well known auction site and it didn't work on my Win 7 Pro 64 bit system. This card is worth the extra money for a name brand PCIe card and excellent driver disc. Once installed it worked perfectly.

Cons: None

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You Get What You Pay For7/31/2015 11:45:20 AM

Pros: I tried one of those inexpensive no name PCIe cards with the no name driver disc from a well known auction site and it didn't work on my Win 7 Pro 64 bit system. This card is worth the extra money for a name brand PCIe card and excellent driver disc. Once installed it worked perfectly.

Cons: None

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Don't Use the Wireless N Client Utility1/15/2014 9:18:36 AM

Pros: Much better than the US Robotics MAX G card I was using. I now get Excellent signal strength where before it would jump around from Poor to Very Good. I think the dual antennas made the difference. My OS is Win XP Pro w SP3 32bit.

Cons: I found to stay connected with no disconnects is to use the Windows wireless configuration tool on the Advanced tab. Using the Wireless N Client Utility it would hold but the next time you went into it all settings and profiles would be gone and the connection would drop. I had to start all over again. Once gone even rebooting wouldn't bring them back.

Overall Review: By using the Windows wireless configuration tool you can't use the features in the Utility such as the Network and Status screens. When you open the Utility now it just stays on the Advanced tab. Small price to pay to have a stable connection.

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Win 7 Pro 64 bit driver update12/23/2013 9:00:30 AM

Pros: An update to rkb's review on 6/17/10, the supplied CD install disc now includes the current driver for Win 7 Pro 64 bit. It installed perfectly and works fine. The driver on the disc is the current Ver 2.0.3.0. I checked the asix.com.tw/download page for the MCS9901 driver and their file Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista/XP 64-bit Driver is also Ver 2.0.3.0. Use this website to check for future versions.

Cons: None

Overall Review: You can't beat the price with free shipping.

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Greatest Thing Since Aspirin9/26/2011 3:21:03 PM

Pros: My firewire port headache is over! I've been using a Flex Radio Software Defined Radio on my ASUS mobo onboard JMicron 1394 port for over a year with no problem. Several weeks ago, when I fired up the radio, I got No Device Found. Even though the onboard port showed working properly in Device Manager it could no longer see the radio. The repair folks at Flex Radio suggested I try a PCI 1394 card with either a VIA or TI chipset. So, I gave this one a try and, bingo, the radio is communicating with the PC again.

Cons: None

Overall Review: In searching the Flexc Radio forums and knowledge base I found others have experienced the same problem with an onboard JMicron 1394 port. Here's one comment that prompted me to get this inexpensive PCI 1394 card: The JMicron firewire port is integrated into the motherboard and the chipset is JMicron. Which basically means that it operates from the Northbridge chipset and is all but essentially software based. There is some chip there to facilitate the processing of your firewire signal but the software does the majority of the work. A dedicated firewire card with a VIA or TI chipset is hardware based and recommended.

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Very Satisfied3/31/2011 4:46:22 PM

Pros: $13 on a Shell Shocker deal with free shipping. Can't get much cheaper. Once I got it configured correctly it's been rock solid. Using it to connect to a wireless G router and the speed stays at 54 Mbps. Dual antennas at this price is amazing.

Cons: Not really a con but I had some confusion regarding the install CD. I did the CD install for the drivers and config tool on a Win XP OS PC with no problem. Once in the config tool I entered my SSID and WEP key to connect to the router. Connected immediately. However, the next time I rebooted there was no connection. I looked around in the config tool and nothing seemed amiss. So, I went into Network Connections and setup the wireless connection manually with the SSID and WEP key. Rebooted and the Zonet was connected to the router. Apparently, the config tool doesn't hold the SSID and WEP key after PC shut down where Windows does. Just a little bit of a learning curve I guess.

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So Far So Good3/29/2011 11:02:44 AM

Pros: I've rebuilt several ATX PCs with Intel P4s and Socket 478 MOBOs and wanted some inexpensive replacement IDE hard drives and these fit the requirement perfectly. I got two of these and they're been rock solid. Even though they say recertified they sure look new to me. 80GB is fine for these old PCs since I'm only loading them up with the OS and a handful of programs.

Cons: None so far.

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Drops Connection - Here's a Fix2/25/2011 11:10:54 AM

Pros: Cheap, works great when it works, blah, blah, blah.

Cons: It seems all wireless routers eventually drop their connection to the modem; some more than others. Some drop occasionally while others drop on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this Trendnet model is in the latter category. I didn't notice this when I used it because I seldom used the wireless. When I upgraded to an ASUS WL-520GU I gave this one to a friend and she's complained of almost daily disconnects. She uses the wireless exclusively and the signal stays excellent on her laptop but the router stops talking to the modem. So, to avoid having to constantly unplug & replug the router to reboot it I attached a SuperSwitch dongle to the router's electric outlet and she now uses the remote control (it's like a garage door opener) to reboot the router remotely from another room in her house. She clicks it off, waits about 30 seconds, clicks it back on, and she's back online. She's happy. Just Google on SuperSwitch and you can find the three unit pack for a low at $15.

Overall Review: I figured I could either take a chance on purchasing another brand of wireless router or use this cheap fix. In reading many router reviews paying more doesn't always guarantee fewer or no disconnects. They all seem to disconnect sooner or later. Also, reloading or upgrading the firmware never fixes this issue.

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Very Satisfied1/26/2011 7:51:17 AM

Pros: Great price and design. Very nice slide open/close feature. No cap to lose. I got this size to install large programs on my ASUS netbook since they don't have optical drives. I formatted this drive for NTFS and loaded the entire Win7 Pro install disc to it. Booted from this drive on the netbook and the install went smoothly.

Cons: None at all.

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My Bluetooth Headache Is Over !1/26/2011 7:44:33 AM

Pros: Greatest thing since aspirin! On my ASUS PEM-1015 netbook the onboard Bluetooth and Win7 Pro 32 bit OS don't play well together. My Logitech v470 laser mouse worked fine regardless of whatever BT stack I installed. However, my two Motorola over-the-ear BT headsets (model H500 & H560) wouldn't connect at all. I tried every BT stack out there; Win7 stack, ASUS drivers, Broadcom wizard and several versions of BlueSoleil. Nothing worked. If you go to the Win7 device compatibility center website the Logitech mouse is there but only one over-the-ear BT headset; the Plantronics model 920. So, I solved the problem with this Cirago dongle. I copied the install disc to a USB thumb drive, disabled the ASUS BT device in the BIOS and installed the Cirago dongle. All my BT devices connected and now work perfectly. The Toshiba BT stack that comes with this dongle did the trick. Also, the software menus and settings provide a lot of options.

Cons: None at all.

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Great Little Netbook but . . .1/26/2011 7:33:47 AM

Pros: I concur with all the positive reviews on this netbook except for three issues that I've since corrected.

Cons: Issue 1- Crippled up Win 7 Starter. I blew it away and installed Win 7 Pro 32 bit. Also, I loaded the ClassicShell utility v2.9.2 so the Start menu and folders have the classic appearance I liked with Win XP Pro. The utility can be found at classicshell.sourceforge.net Issue 2 - The touchpad sucks. I tried the two driver versions from the ASUS download site and the ELAN stack was slightly better but not by much. The touchpad does not slide smoothly; the cursor either doesn't move, skips or it jumps all over the screen. Made no difference if I was on battery power or plugged in. I have two old Thinkpad laptops and those touchpads glide and slide very smoothly. So, I solved this problem with the Logitech V470 Blue 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser Notebook Mouse for Bluetooth. NewEgg Item#: N82E16826104084 is $48 total but you can find them cheaper elsewhere. I found reconditioned ones at one of those computer surplus sites for a total of $25. It's like new without the box.

Overall Review: Issue 3 - Onboard Bluetooth and Win7 Pro 32 bit don't play well together. The Logitech BT mouse worked fine regardless of whatever BT stack I installed. However, my two Motorola BT headsets (model H500 & H560) wouldn't connect at all. I tried every BT stack out there; Win7 BT stack, ASUS BT drivers, Broadcom BT wizard and several versions of BlueSoleil. Nothing worked. If you go to the Win7 compatibility center website the Logitech mouse is there but only one over-the-ear BT headset; the Plantronics model 920. So, I solved this problem with the Cirago BTA-3210 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Dongle support Bluetooth 2.1 NewEgg Item#: N82E16833242001. I copied the install disc to a USB thumb drive, disabled the ASUS BT device in the BIOS and installed the Cirago BT dongle. All my BT devices connected and now work perfectly. Overall, I still like this netbook even though I gave it 4 balls out of 5. If you don't mind tinkering to solve the various issues get one. Otherwise, keep looking.

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Great Little Netbook, but . . .1/25/2011 8:41:08 AM

Pros: In concur with all the positive reviews on this netbook except for three issues that I've since corrected.

Cons: Issue 1- I blew away Win 7 Starter and installed Win 7 Pro 32 bit. Also, I loaded the ClassicShell utility v2.9.2 so the Start menu and folders have the classic appearance I liked with Win XP Pro. The utility can be found at classicview.sourceforge.net Issue 2 - The touchpad sucks. I tried the two driver versions from the ASUS download site and the ELAN stack was slightly better but not by much. The touchpad does not slide smoothly; the cursor either doesn't move, skips or it jumps all over the screen. Made no difference if I was on battery power or plugged in. I have two old Thinkpad laptops and those touchpads glide and slide very smoothly. So, I solved this problem with the Logitech V470 Blue 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser Notebook Mouse for Bluetooth. NewEgg Item#: N82E16826104084 is $48 total but you can find them cheaper elsewhere. I found reconditioned ones at one of those computer surplus sites for a total of $25. It's like new without the box.

Overall Review: Issue 3 - Onboard Bluetooth and Win7 Pro 32 bit don't play well together. The Logitech BT mouse worked fine regardless of whatever BT stack I installed. However, my two Motorola BT headsets (model H500 & H560) wouldn't connect at all. I tried every BT stack out there; Win7 BT stack, ASUS BT drivers, Broadcom BT wizard and several versions of BlueSoleil. Nothing worked. If you go to the Win7 device compatibility website the Logitech mouse is there but they only list one BT headset; the Plantronics model 690. So, I solved this problem with the Cirago BTA-3210 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Dongle support Bluetooth 2.1 NewEgg Item#: N82E16833242001. I copied the install disc to a USB thumb drive, disabled the ASUS BT device in the BIOS and installed the Cirago BT dongle. All my BT devices connected and now work perfectly. Overall, I still like this netbook even though I gave it 4 balls out of 5. If you don't mind tinkering to solve the various issues get one. Otherwise, keep looking.

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Does The Job11/11/2010 7:25:06 AM

Pros: Great price. Sleek design. Plug-n-play. Delivered the next day. Newegg rocks.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: One thing to keep in mind when these switches say either 5 or 8 ports is you really end up with just 4 or 7 device ports. They're not like USB hubs when they say 4 ports and you do get 4 device ports. You have to allow for the cat 5 patch cable between your router and switch using a port on each. So, when the router has 4 ports and the switch has 5 ports you don't get 9 device ports; you get 7. Same for the 8 port switches. You don't get 12 device ports; you get 10. Keep that in mind when determining how many devices you need to attach. Being a newbie with switches this kinda caught me off guard but it worked out and I was able to attach all my devices.

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Virtually Brickproof6/28/2010 8:00:19 AM

Pros: I love the ability to upload various third party open source firmware. For instance, I tried several DD-WRT file uploads. However, when they didn't do what I wanted I decided to try some openwrt files. The router wouldn't let me go from the DD-WRT .bin file to a openwrt .trx file. So, I did the 30-30-30 power up/power down/power up 30 second intervals to clear out the nvram and was able to reload the original ASUS firmware with the recovery mode. From there I uploaded the Tomato v1.27 firmware and was back in business. There's features in Tomato I needed and it allows me to write scripts on the Init tab. Also, using the Putty utility, I'm able to telenet into the router and upload various utility files. Like I said, virtually brickproof.

Cons: None

Overall Review: With the rebate this is the best "bang for the buck" open source wireless G router.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Very Satisfied5/25/2010 9:44:08 AM

Pros: I've owned this webcam for almost a year now and have been very satisfied. I use it on Skype and it works great. The zoom and pan features are nice. Make sure you have adequate lighting in the room for the best picture quality. Bright indirect lighting works best.

Cons: About a month ago it stopped working. It would say Connecting and disappear off the screen. The little MS problem box would pop up and ask me if I wanted to send a report so I did. It came back and said I needed to install the latest ffdshow codec version. That was strange since the current version has always worked. So, I downloaded the current ffdshow codec pack version from the Source Forge website and the webcam came back to life.

Overall Review: Great for the price and the stand allows for many different mounting options.

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Great For Ham Radio5/25/2010 9:27:18 AM

Pros: I'm a ham radio operator and have a Flex 3000 Software Defined Amateur Radio. It requires either a powered external speaker system or a headset for audio. I wanted speakers that were compact, inexpensive and have decent speech audio. These fit the bill perfectly. The volume is fine and I usually only need to set the volume control half way. Also, the stereo earphone jack on the side allows me to use headphones without running another audio cable from the radio.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Quality and design are excellent for the price. I've always had good luck with Logitech products. However, don't buy these if you want high volume or thundering bass. Look elsewhere in NewEgg.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Over The Ear Not a Big Problem5/25/2010 9:15:34 AM

Pros: Some of the reviews mention the fact that this headset tends to flop around on their ear because it isn't an in-the-ear headset. Yes it does flop a little if you move around too much. However, I've never liked in-the-ear devices or ear buds. I've never found an ear bud that fits comfortably in my ear so I went with this over the ear headset.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: The sound quality is good, not great. It's fine in a quiet environment where there's not a lot of background noise. That's another reason I went with over-the-ear. If you're going to be in a noisy environment or move around a lot you might want to consider an in-the-ear headset instead.

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Fixed My Signal Drop Out Problem5/25/2010 8:50:58 AM

Pros: I work at home and have many conference calls during the day that can last an hour or more. I got tired of being tethered to my landline speaker phone. I figured I needed something that would allow me to move around the house and do other things while on these calls. Bingo, the TRENDnet TBW-105UB USB 2.0 Compact Bluetooth Adapter (Item#:N82E16833156069) and the Motorola Bluetooth over-the-ear headset (Item#:N82E16875982184) is what I needed. I now make my calls on the Cisco IP Communicator softphone with the audio and mic mapped to the Motorola headset. Wow, this worked perfectly.

Cons: One thing I found is I had drop outs in certain areas of the house, mostly areas where the adapter signals were on the opposite side of my PC where the adapter was plugged in. Basically, the signals couldn't penetrate the mass of the PC chassis. This isn't a knock on the adapter because it's probably more suitable for a laptop where the adapter is more in the open. So, I figured I needed to get the adapter away from the PC. Bingo, I ordered this 6 ft. A/Male to A/Female extension USB cable and mounted the adapter high on a wall at the top of a picture frame. That did the trick. Virtually no drop outs anywhere around the house.

Overall Review: You have no need to look around for other Male to Female USB extension cables. Just add it to your cart and enjoy.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Nifty Little Bluetooth Headset5/25/2010 8:43:10 AM

Pros: I work at home and have many conference calls during the day that can last an hour or more. I got tired of being tethered to my landline speaker phone. I figured I needed something that would allow me to move around the house and do other things while on these calls. Bingo, this Bluetooth headset adapter and a USB 2.0 Compact Bluetooth Adapter (Item#:N82E16833156069) is what I needed. I now make my calls on the Cisco IP Communicator softphone with the audio and mic mapped to the Motorola headset. Wow, this worked perfectly.

Cons: One thing I found is I had drop outs in certain areas of the house, mostly areas where the adapter signals were on the opposite side of my PC where the adapter was plugged in. Basically, the signals couldn't penetrate the mass of the PC chassis. This isn't a knock on the adapter because it's probably more suitable for a laptop where the adapter is more in the open. So, I figured I needed to get the adapter away from the PC. Bingo, I ordered a 6 ft. A/Male to A/Female extension USB cable (Item#:N82E16812816055) and mounted the adapter high on a wall at the top of a picture frame. That did the trick. Virtually no drop outs anywhere around the house.

Overall Review: Even though this is OEM it comes with everything except the box. One thing I found the hard way is make sure the headset is put into the "pairing" mode so your Bluetooth adapter can "discover" it. I wasn't holding the call button down long enough (6 to 10 seconds) to get a steady blue light on the headset. This is explained in Step 2 in the instruction guide. Like most guys, I read the instructions after I run into a problem. Duh.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Great Little Bluetooth Adapter5/25/2010 8:22:07 AM

Pros: I work at home and have many conference calls during the day that can last an hour or more. I got tired of being tethered to my landline speaker phone. I figured I needed something that would allow me to move around the house and do other things while on these calls. Bingo, this Bluetooth adapter and a Motorola Bluetooth over-the-ear headset (Item#:N82E16875982184) is what I needed. I now make my calls on the Cisco IP Communicator softphone with the audio and mic mapped to the Motorola headset. Wow, this worked perfectly.

Cons: One thing I found is I had drop outs in certain areas of the house, mostly areas where the adapter signals were on the opposite side of my PC where the adapter was plugged in. Basically, the signals couldn't penetrate the mass of the PC chassis. This isn't a knock on the adapter because it's probably more suitable for a laptop where the adapter is more in the open. So, I figured I needed to get the adapter away from the PC. Bingo, I ordered a 6 ft. A/Male to A/Female extension USB cable (Item#:N82E16812816055) and mounted the adapter high on a wall at the top of a picture frame. That did the trick. Virtually no drop outs anywhere around the house.

Overall Review: You have no need to look around anymore. Just add it to your cart and enjoy.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Nifty Little USB HUb5/25/2010 7:46:14 AM

Pros: I had run out of USB 2.0 ports on my PC even though I have six on the back I/O panel and 3 on the front panel. I didn't want to start hanging more devices off the front panel. I wanted to keep those open for on-the-fly thumb drives and mp3 player uploads. This was the only hub I found that had the on/off power switches built in with no need for external power and another wall wart. Very nice.

Cons: One thing I found, and this isn't a knock on the hub, is by moving USB devices around on the ports I had to reinstall several drivers again for a USB thumb sound card and, for some reason, my IEEE 1394 Firewire port which I hadn't touched. No big deal because this would probably happen whenever you move USB devices around and wasn't a fault of attaching the hub.

Overall Review: You have no need to look around anymore. Just add it to your cart and enjoy.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Very Satisfied1/14/2010 8:02:16 AM

Pros: I made sure I thoroughly understood the instructions and read thru many of the review comments. I set this up as an AP Client. I attached the Encore to my DSL modem with an Ethernet cable, turned off the wireless router and logged into the Encore from my laptop via it's wireless PCI card. I configured the Encore as instructed and hit Apply. Next, I unplugged the Encore from the DSL modem, turned the wireless router back on, ejected the wireless PCI card from my laptop and attached the Encore Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on my laptop. To test everything I fired it all up and my laptop started communicating with my wireless router immediately. Next, I shut down the laptop and moved the Encore to another room and attached it to the Ethernet port on another device. It likewise started communicating with my wireless router immediately.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I think the best advice is to decide what configuration you require, such as an AP, Client, Repeater, etc, and carefully follow each step to get the Encore to do what you want it to do.

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Fantastic1/5/2010 8:42:43 AM

Pros: I was going to build a system from scratch for a friend of mine but when I saw this I said why bother. The hassle of sourcing all the components, putting it all together, loading the OS and testing wasn't worth it. This one was plug-n-play out of the box. This system is absolutely gorgeous. For a refurb it looks brand new. I had it up and running in no time and my friend is loving it.

Cons: None

Overall Review: The Vista Home Premium OS is very user friendly. So far no issues. Over a period of a few days it downloaded about 60 updates and Service Packs. Every time I turned it on it wanted to download more updates. Not a big deal. That's typical Microsoft. That finally died down so the OS is now happy.

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Very Satisfied12/26/2009 7:09:29 AM

Pros: Inexpensive. Reliable. Everything works. Excellent signal throughout the house.

Cons: None

Overall Review: After reading many of the reviews the first thing I did was download and install the current firmware version before I did anything else. No problems with disconnects or drop outs.

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