Joined on 06/01/05
Nice Little Powerhorse
Pros: This PC has everything you need for mobile computing, the N450 is not the top-of-the-line CPU but it is not the lowest grade either, as usual newegg shipped it pretty fast and the quality of the netbook is excellent for the price paid in my opinion, you'll also get an "install" DVD (useful if/when you want to sell it to put the original OS back to factory settings. there was absolutely no "refurbished" cues in the unit, no dead pixels or otherwise cosmetic imperfections, overall very happy with my purchase.
Cons: Windows 7 "Starter Edition" (or any other version of windows for that matter), do yourself a favor and ditch that abomination of OS and stick Ubuntu Netbook Edition in it instead, you will do this nice PC a BIG favor (and justice), 1GB RAM is "ok" but 2GB would it be optimal
Overall Review: Upon installing Ubuntu (10.04 LTS - Netbook Edition) - Every single component worked out of the box, this includes the CAMERA, audio, network, wireless network and every single component I threw in into the USB ports. I am running apache, web2py (web framework), MySQL, Wing IDE and several other applications (on ONE Gb of RAM), and the PC handles it like a champ, this is indeed a linux-friendly PC, highly recommended..
Awesome little piece
Pros: Cheap, reliable, antenna always found a strong signal for my wireless setup at home
Cons: The included linux drivers are a joke, it is a combination of pre-compiled binaries for ancient linux systems and incomplete source code, the connection was lost a couple of times after installation but I blame to Linux itself, overall satisfied with its linux support.
Overall Review: After a couple of dropped connections (and inability to connect to my box from outside, I decided to exchange the USB adapter for a more reliable AP Client/Ethernet Bridge, since I cannot afford connectivity problems so often, overall I was happy with this device in Linux, the problem is that you need to download not even the "latest'" version of the drivers but a CVS "night build" to finally make it work properly, due to the fact that a kernel update would require a recompile of the drivers (I am probably getting too old for this). Overall recommended (probably in windows it'll work nicely).
Does its job just fine
Pros: Nice save over the MSRP No dead pixels Works on linux (see below)
Cons: Nothing really
Overall Review: My linux setup (Fedora 10) does recognize it but the resolution cannot be properly set, I have a Nvidia 8200 video card, and as soon as I installed the drivers from rpmfusion, the monitor acquired the proper resolution and refresh rate, the linux monitor contorol panel still does not know the right monitor type but the Nvidia driver utility does, in any case it works and works pretty well, I'd buy it again.
Literally 1 minute installation
Pros: Extremely cheap in comparison with similar appliances, plus more functionality. Use it as an AP and AP client
Cons: None Really
Overall Review: The people that have written about the clumsy interface, or the strange options, etc, I guess they've never worked with an AP or Web ethernet bridge before, the REAL issue is th know what you want this for, in my case, I needed to connect my linux box using a WIRED ethernet cable to my wireless home network, so, easy as just set up the right values (In my case I changed the default IP from 192.168.1.1 to 1.x to avoid problems with my existing router, then rebooted, then change the pssword (obviously), then set the box as an AP CLIENT, rebooted it again, and now I am happily working on my fedora 10 linux box using the LAN Extender as a "WEB" or Wireless Ethernet Bridge, check the pricess of a 54Mbs "WEB" appliance in linksys for example, you'll see that it sells for double the price of this unit, I couldn't be happier. As a side note, I had a Edimax Wireless USB adapter that worked on Linux but decided to switch since compiling the kernel meant install the drivers again, etc..
Works in Linux! (Need I say anything else?)
Pros: Excellent reception, on a somewhat large home it literally finds a strong signal anywhere, I am currently using it to write this review on Linux Fedora 10, I am connecting it to a WRT54g (using WPA2) wireless router and (once configured) runs perfectly!
Cons: The CD has the linux drivers included, but for a ancient version of Fedora (and probably all linux kernels), even downloading the latest version of the drivers it wouldn't recognize it properly, I ended up downloading one of the latest "CVS" snapshots for the drivers and finally got it up and running, not for the faint of heart that is for sure, in addition, the adapter seems to loose connection at random intervals (runs for 2 days straight, then it fails the next morning, asking to type in the password for the router again, just disable your wireless connections and re-enable them again and the connectivity will be re-established. I am running kernel 184.108.40.206-159 x86_64 on an AMD Phenom 8450 System.
Overall Review: I will probably ditch this USB adaptor and get me a wireless bridge, just so I can access my apps remotely in a more reliable fashion, however, I believe this USB adapter is great (and cheap!). Maybe the newer versions of Linux are the ones causing all the headaches, recommended nevertheless.
Pros: I've never made rice myself in my life, this pot is a breeze, just drop the rice, add the required amount of water, wait a couple of minutes and enjoy, it is really that simple.
Cons: Somewhat confsing instruction manual, besides the fact that seems like is a "babelfish-like" translation from chinese to english, the instructions, for example, ask you to add the rice then fill in the water to the specified measure line, however, I think you need to add the water forst up to the desired line, and *then* add the rice in, while not a con for the product itself, it should be noted
Overall Review: NewEgg rocks as far as shipping goes!.