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Colin M.

Colin M.

Joined on 08/05/08

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Most Favorable Review
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders

Pros: Great product, I love the 64-Bit because it allows me to utilize all 4 gigs of memory that I bought. Interface is great and there are plenty of customizable features to make the OS fit your needs.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: You need to cover two things before you buy/install this OS. You need a fast system with a lot of memory and a processor that is 64-bit compatible. While the 64-bit version allows you to utilize more memory, it also requires more memory to run smoothly. Second, make sure to read up on how you can trim some of the fat off of the OS by uninstalling features that you will not use.

12/26/2008
Most Critical Review
Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System

Pros: Cheap, reliable, good size and a decent base. The base is narrow so it easily fits on a little shelf built into the bottom of my desk near my feet.

Cons: You get what you pay for. Not very loud, but they definitely get the job done for the average computer user who doesn't need high quality sound.

Overall Review: I'm not a big sound guy so it doesn't take much to please me. These speakers get the job done right and at a good price.

12/26/2008

FAST SHIPPING!!!

Western Digital Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I ordered the drive on Monday afternoon. The package was waiting for me when I came home for lunch on Wednesday (hard drive was shipped from Tennessee to Delaware). The drive worked right out of the box, replacing my Seagate Barracuda which died on me after a couple months of use. I paid $75 for the drive with no tax and free shipping...talk about a deal.

Cons: None as of yet.

Overall Review: Windows XP boots up and loads all programs within 15 seconds. I am running this drive on the following system: Intel Core 2 Duo at 3.00 GHz, 3 Gb of ram at 1066 MHz, Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 graphics card, MSI motherboard.

Eee PC 1000HE

ASUS Eee PC EPC1000HE-BLU002X Blue Intel Atom N280(1.66 GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook
ASUS Eee PC EPC1000HE-BLU002X Blue Intel Atom N280(1.66 GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook

Pros: Battery Life Ultra-portable Good typing experience Affordable Easy and cheap 2gb memory upgrade The screen is excellent. The LED back lit display is crystal clear and makes watching movies a joy.

Cons: It lags for the first 2-3 minutes of use (after boot up) in power saving mode. Power saving mode is the mode that gets you the advertised 8-9 hours of battery life. In power saving mode you can: word process, watch video from your hard drive, play music, or do some light web browsing. In order to watch streaming video on the web, have several windows open at once, or multitask, you must switch to high or super performance mode which drains the battery in 5-6 hours. The right shift key is small and took 1-2 weeks for me to get used to. Sometimes I hit the up arrow by accident and type on the line above where I intended to. The sound is incredibly weak and headphones are a must to even use it. I tried to watch a movie in an airplane with my ipod head phones and the background noise was too much. You will need noise canceling headphones for travel (I was able to borrow my friends and continue watching my movie). The multi-touch sucks it is too sensitive, I wish I could disable i

Overall Review: People need to stop giving 5 stars to everything they are impressed with. This netbook is absolutely great, but it is not perfect and does not deserve a 5 star rating. You really need the 2gb memory upgrade, I tried it for a week w/ the 1gb standard, then a week with the 2gb upgrade. It makes a huge difference. With the $20 memory upgrade, and shipping and handling. The total will come to $420, which is still a bargain. You can save a lot of battery life by turning the screen brightness down to half way. It is better for your eyes, and still looks fantastic because of the LED backlit display. Hope this all helped.

Cooler Master Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great airflow, nice design, sturdily built and lightweight. The built in fans are absolutely silent.

Cons: The blue fan LED on the front is a little tacky.

12/26/2008