Date Joined: 09/10/03
Overall Review: I've had this for a month and so far, so good.
Pros: Good. Like the retractable microphone.
Cons: Small cups for ears. But great for the money.
Pros: Lots of reviews
Cons: Doesn't work over kvm switch.
When plugged in directly it freezes, requiring a unplug/plug cycling.
Overall Review: Pass on this one.
Pros: Worked great for awhile
Cons: Mouse gave out
Paint pealed making it ugly
Overall Review: Wouldn't recommend.
Pros: Sound comes out.
Cons: Sound does not go in. Got complaints that I sounded like I was in a field of ducks.
Overall Review: Do not buy unless you are a duck enthusiast.
Pros: I can throw it away.
Cons: Went through 2 print heads, and lots of ink trying to "realign cartridge". Won't print color without smearing the first page, or at all on the 2nd page.
Engineered for EARLY FAILURE, and EXPENSIVE INK. Do not buy.
Pros: Great way to spend a weekend debugging memory compatibility if you didn't have anything planned.
Cons: Spend 20 hours and $500 buying hardware to debug this board, and a M4A79T from Asus.
Several calls to rude tech support (the guy did at least know what parts of a computer as he listed every possible part as "I'm pretty sure x is the problem")
2 RMA's later, I threw this board away and bought a MSI 890GXM-G65. Booted no problems, and Ubuntu 10.10 Linux compatible.
Best $100 I ever threw away - because I've stopped debugging my computer and now get to use it.
Pros: Put this in a windows xp box to speed up Virtualbox virtual machines it suited the task. Very fast.
Cons: Too expensive and small to be part of a regular build item. Either less expensive, or more capacity at that price point.
Pros: Cheap? Not really.
Cons: Only works with IE web browser. No firefox, no chrome. No Linux.
Lazy software development to build a marginal product.
Oh, and don't worry about the constantly flashing red light, that means it's working.
Pros: Best sounding headset ever. Can walk around downtown without a problem.
Cons: Weird form factor, but worth it.
Pros: Sounds good, reasonably priced
Cons: Hard to switch between headset and this, but that's a different problem.
Pros: Works great
Cons: Reasonably priced
Pros: Cheap? Not really
Cons: Disabled the onboard sound for my HP Media Center with Windows XP. Do not recomment with NVIDIA chipsets.
Pros: Attracitve design - no-clasp lid
Works ootb on Ubuntu 10.04 - wireless, audio, mic, webcam, all good
Screen colors were a bit meh, but tweaked them using ATI driver. Now great
Light compared to my old DV9000
Ubuntu 10.04 with SSD boots in 7 seconds from pressing power on
Upgrading to 8gb memory
Cons: Another copy of windows... Ehh... thanks... No really... Do you still have the return receipt?
Overall Review: Not a Dell (cheated my girlfriend with "pink" laptop that couldn't run the vista they sold on it),
Not a HP (broken hinges, overheating graphics chips).
To upgrade from my old HP DV9000 to new Acer, all I had to do was move the hard drive over. Nice! Thank you Linux.
Pros: Works great.
Works on Ubuntu Linux without driver shenanagans. Plug and go.
Cons: Kinda large to hang off a USB port. Bought and recommend a USB extension cable to improve reception and ease stress on port.
Pros: Nice case.
Cons: Both had call quality that was meh. It's hard to find a good headset, but these were just ok. The people I was talking with all commented.
Pros: I've had 3 of these. The first one was great, until it wasn't. The next two have been terrible. Was there a manufacturing change?
Anyways, it works, has a stylish charging case, and is better than shouting at my phone.
Cons: Poor quality audio. Poor quality noise reduction.
Pros: No problems. Does what it saws on the tin.
Cons: None so far
Pros: Inexpensive. A deal right? :-P
Cons: 4 months after purchase, got the flicker problem described elsewhere in the reviews. RMA for repairs.
Overall Review: Called 812-282-2787, talked to cust service rep Sonya, got RMA in under 5 minutes. Sonya was professional, courteous, and a great communicator. Happy with the cust service so far, not happy with the monitor.
Cons: Cheap. Bought 2. 1 died of the "screen flicker". Google "asus vh242h screen flicker" for details. In the end, this cheapy will probably cost me more in time than money.
Pros: Price is good
Cons: I can't get color correction right on Ubuntu 9.10. Blues and greens meld together. Installed the ICM file in the windows driver. Lame.
Also, styrofoam packaging is bad for environment. Where environment = "my office" and "bad" = tiny little flecks of styrofoam all over the place.
Up the colors and packaging.
Pros: Lots of nice little extras on this mobo make it a pleasure to work with.
Board goes that last 5%. Example: Instead of making the installer connect all the dinky power/reset connectors directly to the board, the mobo supplies a pin-through "shim". Plug all connectors into shim, then plug as a unit into mobo. Simple, cheap, brilliant - that last 5%. Power and reset switches on the mobo. Classy.
Cons: None to speak of. I've been to lazy to figure out exact settings in BIOS so Ubuntu 9.10 can auto-manage CPU fan, but that's me.
6 DIMM slots would have been nice - 6 2gig modules. But lots of things would be nice :-)
Overall Review: Mike likes!
Pros: I like this power supply.
Quiet. Big fan
Efficient ($ and noise)
Pluggable cables design is nice. You can get only the power drops you need in the case.
Cons: None to speak of. So far so good.
Easy to work with
Lots of spare nuts and etc.
Cons: No access to "rear" of mobo. Had to remove the mobo to install bracket for cpu cooler, but this is probably normal.