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Curtis C.

Curtis C.

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Most Favorable Review

Truly a Great MP3 Player READ THE DIRECTIONS

SanDisk Sansa e200 1.8" Black 8GB MP3 Player Sansa e280
SanDisk Sansa e200 1.8" Black 8GB MP3 Player Sansa e280

Pros: Replaceable battery, liquid metal casing and hard plastics make this player solid and has some weight to it so you know youve got something in your hand. Controls are easy to master, has FM radio, EXPANDABLE MEMORY, scroll wheel is reminiscent of early ipod scroll wheels and works well. Easy to master the controls, Drag and Drop files no software needed unless converting videos or photos perhaps. Performs Excellently as an MP3 PLayer, dont be fooled by negative reviews from the inexperienced and the wreckless and the apple fanboys.

Cons: This Player works well and is built well if you take care of it AND READ THE DIRECTIONS when using or upgrading firmware and DONT unplug it from your PC while writing to it then you will not experience all the problems of the wreckless people who below who messed something up first then asked questions later. Stop by Sansa forums if you are having difficulties. Headphones could have been better.~

Overall Review: READ THE DIRECTIONS especially when upgrading firmware and make sure you have the RIGHT FIRMWARE before upgrading. This player works great if you dont bake it in at 120 degrees in a car or run over it or run it through the washing machine or pull the plug out while its connected to your PC and transferring files. You know, basic common sense here people goes a long way. I bought two of these, first one was an E260 then I bought the E280 here at newegg plus some accessories for it. THanks Newegg. No it's not the thinnest or lightest player out there but its built to last. Found many sony players and apple players to be too thin and light. Also the headphone jack is at the TOP of the player on the Sansa instead of the new trend of putting it in the bottom where its likely to get nudged by your hands alot and loosen the solder. Dont know what the mp3 manufacturers were thinking when they did that, no worries with this Sansa, Get one Great price~

Most Critical Review

NOT IMPRESSED

ViewSonic X Series VX2433wm Black 23.6" 2ms(GTG); 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers
ViewSonic X Series VX2433wm Black 23.6" 2ms(GTG); 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers

Pros: Price is good. Viewsonic was once a name well known in CRT circles, sadly their LCD's especially their new 16:9 cut an inch or more off the vertical space TN panels just dont measure up. I suspect this monitor is using a chimei lcd panel. I would recommend you avoid this panel and look at an Acer LG or Samsung instead.

Cons: 16:9 aspect ratio: an inch or more shorter than normal 16:10 lcds ( sorry folks 1080p is nothing new here just a marketing gimmick) Sadly this change makes all resolutions look a bit odd. Those who say otherwise are likely swayed by the "1080P" in the specs or are none the wiser for whats been done here

Overall Review: 16:10 aspect ratio is far superior for computer use, text was fuzzy, colors horribly over saturated and after weeks of trying to make this monitor look good I finally gave up. This is not my first LCD and yes I do know how to make them look good, this one doesnt want to look good, traded in for an Acer 223WBD and couldnt be happier. Go with an ACER

THIS ONE IS A KEEPER!!

Acer X223Wbd 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
Acer X223Wbd 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: I was looking for an inexpensive LCD for my secondary computer and this one fit the bill nicely. I returned a viewsonic vm2433 for this Acer. I love the 16:10 aspect ratio, the 16:9 monitors are an inch shorter vertically and their aspect ratio translates rather poorly for computing, I could not get the viewsonic to look right at any resolution. The acer looks great at max res and several settings below it as well. PLUS NO SHINY PLASTIC BEZEL means no irritating distractions from reflections and fingerprints.

Cons: This monitor has a TN panel, that means limited viewing angles over higher quality panels like my PMVA LG lcd. That being said this is one of the nicest TN panels I have seen in quite some time, it has less viewing angle distortion than my previous samsung 930b and the viewsonic 2433 model with the lowsy 16:9 ratio.

Overall Review: 16:9 ratio sucks, folks your monitors are already 1080P capable, this is nothing more than a ripoff marketing gimmick designed to draw attention from the fact that 16:9 lcd's are an inch or more shorter vertically than their 16:10 counterparts. I am well pleased with the ACER 223wbd, it did not require a great deal of adjustment out of the box and looks exceptional for a TN panel, I suspect since it is an acer that is has an AUOptronics LCD panel. An adjustable stand would have been nice but at least a DVI cable was included, I will be spending the cable money on an ergotron lcd monitor stand from newegg.

Gigabyte: Great Board From a Tier One Company

GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board functioned perfectly for me with NO ISSUES, I updated to the F5 BIOS, DONT USE the @WEB function to update bios, use QFLASH the old tried true and safe way to update a BIOS. MY RIG: Phenom 2x4955 CPU, 4 gigs corsair 1.5v 1333mhz ddr3, pcpowernand cooling 610 PSU with 49 amps 12v, ati radeon 4870, Noctua C12P heatsink, scythe s flex fans, seagate 1t 7200.12, coolermaster stacker 830 case ( a truly functional beauty)

Cons: NO CONS HERE MORE PROS: ten phase and 2 oz of copper make this a quality board, six ram slots would have been nice though and really? connectors for parallel? does anyone even have a parallel printer anymore? Reading motherboard reviews on newegg will most likely shock you until you understand a majority of neg reviews are based on one of the following problems:

Overall Review: Problem One: People dont know how to install a raid array of drives in their systems Problem Two: People dont realize the importance of quality power supplies that deliver enough amps to a single 12v rail Problem Three: memory selection and voltages associated with them ProblemFour: Noobs trying to overclock Problem Five: People NOT understanding that while am3 cpus can be used on am2+ boards, am2+ cpus cannot be used on am3 motherboards Problem6: reviews that fail to list their hardware ( all of it)

A GREAT MP3 PLAYER!!

SanDisk 1.8" Black 4GB MP3 Player Sansa e260
SanDisk 1.8" Black 4GB MP3 Player Sansa e260

Pros: Well built, solid, not heavy but you can feel a steady weight to it which is reassuring when gripped in your hand. Liquid metal housing and quality plastics make this a durable model. YOU CAN REPLACE THE BATTERY TOO, the product is meant to last, controls are okay, scroll wheel is reminiscent of early ipod models.

Cons: The dial control similar to early ipods is okay not hard to get used to, if it starts to perform badly you can open up the player and clean off any build up around the rings inner assembly and smooth as silk again should this give you any trouble, version two models of this player accept SDHC cards in 4gig and above sizes

Overall Review: SDHC MICRO cards of 4 gig or greater is a great feature to expand the player. buttons are different and could have been designed better but they are usable and dont take long to get used to. Overall this is a great player at an awesome price, I have this player and an E280 both version two and both are great!!

Nice But Should have Taken The Old With The new Sansa

SanDisk Sansa Fuze 1.9" Black 4GB MP3 / MP4 Player
SanDisk Sansa Fuze 1.9" Black 4GB MP3 / MP4 Player

Pros: same size as an ipod nano for all you fruitheads out there has a nice finish, fairly durable the new wheel is alot better than my sansa e260 and e280, widescreen format makes things easier to see, its thinner which makes it harder to hold onto but its also wider and has a rubbery grip on the back of the case which makes up for this somewhat, nice firm clicking and simple buttons, accepts micro sdhc cards to expand memory, sounds better than previous versions of e200 series v1 but the same hardware as a v2 e200 series

Cons: I dont know what Sansa and other companies are thinking putting the headphone jack at the BOTTOM of the player, this means your hands will interfere with it and apply pressure or possibly break the solder holding the jack to the players circuit board. I can think of no practical reason for doing this, its just dumb!!

Overall Review: put the headphone jack at the TOP of the player where it belongs, putting the headphone jack at the bottom of the player is impractical and makes it alot easier to damage the headphone jack after some use, wont be keeping this one because of it