Joined on 03/31/02
Pros: Three words: "This card screams." My system is a 2.5 year old bottom-of-the-barrel Dell (cheapest one they offered back then) with a RAM upgrade to 3GB, and after installing this card I can play the latest games (BioShock 2!) on the highest settings, and not see a lick of lag. Easy to install, even comes with a utility to monitor the card's temperature (my last card overheated because its fan stopped working). And if you live in the USA and register w/the manufacturer, they extend your warranty to lifetime (this hits home for me, since my last card died).
Cons: None so far. Installation was a piece of cake, and the card runs great!
Pros: Extremely convenient for backups and moving data between multiple systems. Seems fairly fast, as in I can move >10GB of data in a reasonable period of time. As I transfer data right now, I am getting ~8.8MB/s.
Cons: Only con is that the power button doesn't seem to be manufactured well. It uses a mechanical catch to toggle its state, but the mechanical part doesn't seem to toggle reliably. Sometimes I have to press the power button a few times to get it to actually toggle. Then again, you don't really need to power it off anyway, so I've just been leaving it powered on all the time. Just be sure to let the platters stop spinning between when you eject the disk and when you pull it all the way out of the dock.
Pros: Beautiful display, free rotation and tilt with automatic image adjustments (requires included software). No dead pixels, no stuck pixels.
Cons: UPS required a signature, and since I wasn't aware of this I wasn't home. Since UPS is closed on weekends, it took an aggravatingly long time to receive the item. Not Newegg's fault (the delivery attempt was next day without rushing), but aggravating all the same. Perhaps Newegg could alert the customer if the shipment will require a signature? That way at least we know ahead of time and can plan accordingly.
Overall Review: The product description doesn't mention (or didn't when I was shopping) the fact that this display can freely rotate up to 180 degrees, as well as tilting back far enough to be usable from both sides. I'm not sure why, because this (to me) is a huge selling point. When you're coding, writing documents, or just using a shell window, you can see quite a bit more without scrolling by rotating the display 90 degrees (included software automatically adjusts the image).
Pros: Sleek, portable, good sound, choice of battery or wall power depending on where you want to use it. Also, charges iPod when plugged in to wall. Can connect any audio source with 3.5mm jack. Of course there's always NewEgg's legendary service.
Cons: I suppose it might have been nice to have a rechargable LiIon battery pack, but then it's nice to have the option of just putting in new batteries if they die while you can't use the power adapter.
Overall Review: Bought this for my girlfriend, and she loves it. Put batteries in it and she can listen to her iPod Mini anywhere she wants. Have the AC adapter set up in the bedroom so she can use it there without draining batteries.