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John S.

John S.

Joined on 05/24/07

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Most Favorable Review

As Usual Sceptre Quality

Sceptre 37" 720p LCD HDTV
Sceptre 37" 720p LCD HDTV

Pros: For the price, the largest LCD I could find. Have had four Sceptre TVs, none of which had a single problem. Great brand for the money.

Cons: Would have liked 1080p but using it as a bedroom TV, I'm not planning on watching Blu-Ray on this unit. I plan to hook up a Blu-Ray player to it just to see what the difference is between 720 and 1080 but again I plan to use this to watch HD TV late at night only. Sound is pretty weak but I would expect that from small speakers on any LCD TV. Pair it up with a cheap soundbar and you'll be happy.

Overall Review: Not sure where Sceptre came from, but between NewEgg and Costco these units are incredible bargains. Granted if I looked at the picture side-by-side a double the price name brand there might be a visible difference but not when you just hook it up and enjoy it.

11/24/2009
Most Critical Review

Sweet deal but amazing they are still selling these 2 years after I bought mine.

Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS 2TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS 2TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, good name, worked ok for awhile.

Cons: Died after about 1.5 years, which I guess is somewhat OK, but makes me wonder why it was refurbished in the first place.

Overall Review: Think I won't buy refurbished hard drives anymore.

Good Value, looks good, improves workspace.

VIVO Black Wood 24" Wide Desktop Stand Ergonomic Monitor, Keyboard, TV Riser and Desk Tabletop Organizer (STAND-V000D)
VIVO Black Wood 24" Wide Desktop Stand Ergonomic Monitor, Keyboard, TV Riser and Desk Tabletop Organizer (STAND-V000D)

Pros: Came preassembled which is amazing as I'm sure it would have cost less to ship apart. Added space (underneath) for my crowded and small desk. Looks nice and modern, fits into any decor. Value priced.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Will not fit Storm 2

BlackBerry ASY-06610-001 Black Universal Mini USB to USB Charging Cable
BlackBerry ASY-06610-001 Black Universal Mini USB to USB Charging Cable

Pros: Would be great if it fit.

Cons: Does not fit a Storm 2 but this is my first blackberry so I'm not sure if it fits others.

Much better than 9600

AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX

Pros: Fast, works on 64 bit OS (unlike 9600)

Cons: Draws a lot of power but remains cool enough with stock CPU fan.

Doesn't work with Vista 64 bit

AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor

Pros: Guess it would be fine running a 32 bit system, didn't try that as I bought it to run 64 bit Vista

Cons: Can't believe AMD and NewEgg can actually in good faith sell a processors with none problems. This unit is no way, no how a 64 bit CPU.

Overall Review: I should have read the reviews before ordering but saw the "deal" on dealnews and had been looking for a quad core. Guess you get what you pay for. NewEgg did a great RMA process but thought I should have gotten the 9650 in exchange for all of my trouble.