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Darren M.

Darren M.

Joined on 12/04/07

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Awesome TV

Changhong 50" 1080p LED HDTV - LED50YC2000UA
Changhong 50" 1080p LED HDTV - LED50YC2000UA

Pros: Huge Screen, great colors, easy to set up and use.

Cons: The sound. The edge of the bezel blocks the screen by about half an inch all the way around.

Overall Review: I had spent the past year waiting for black Friday to score a great deal on a television set. I read up on all the things to look for-- contrast ration, 1080 vs 720, Hz, response times, etc. When Newegg promoted a TV, by a company I had never heard of as their Black Friday flagship-- well, I was a bit skeptical. The tv has an 8ms response time, a very low 4000:1 contrast ratio, and there were absolutely no reviews of the TV anywhere. I was literally moments away from spending twice as much on another TV, but stopped myself at last minute. I wanted to purchase a television set to use as an external monitor to play minecraft and steam games, as well as watch anime and low resolution tv shows. I figured, even if this television has a poor picture, it should still fulfill my desires. I purchased the television Friday morning and received it the next day! Way to go Newegg. As soon as I turned it on and tested the picture with a video played off my laptop via HDMI I was stunned. The picture was so crisp and clear. My original plan was to put the television in my bedroom and use it sparingly, but it has become the centerpiece of the living-room. My roommate and I have been watching movies and playing video games on it almost non-stop since receiving it. If you are looking for a great and inexpensive TV, this is definitely the one to purchase.

Most Critical Review
Microsoft 4GC-00002 Silver/Black 102 Normal Keys Wireless Ergonomic Laser Desktop 4000
Microsoft 4GC-00002 Silver/Black 102 Normal Keys Wireless Ergonomic Laser Desktop 4000

Pros: It feels nice on the fingers.

Cons: The connecting signal is very weak. The set-up time is horrendous. It is NOT suitable for any type of gaming whatsoever. There is no mouse-charger.

Overall Review: Don't buy this if you are interested in an uninterrupted mouse and keyboard signal, better yet, don't buy this at all.

Intel Pentium E2180 - Pentium Allendale Dual-Core 2.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E2180
Intel Pentium E2180 - Pentium Allendale Dual-Core 2.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E2180

Pros: Awesome price for something like this. I went from an Athlon 64 3000+, and this beast is way better.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: It's overclockable to 3ghz+, but I'm happy with it's clock speed. It's more than enough for all my needs.

EVGA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N751-TR
EVGA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N751-TR

Pros: Price, performance, size.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: I knew this card was a lower-end GeFroce, but it was in my price range and I wasn't expecting much at all. Wow, was I amazed. This card plays EVERY game I throw at it with a decent frame-rate. I run all my games at 1680x1050 and average 40-60 fps on every game I play. Without vertical sync, I get over 150fps on CSS with everything on medium.

SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1
SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1

Pros: The Color, no dead pixels, amazing size, stylish, fast response.

Cons: The menu system, the adjust features are difficult to navigate, no swivel.

Overall Review: This was my first LCD. Coming from a 17" CRT, this beast is amazing. I love it and really would love to purchase a second one! All I need is a better graphics card.