Date Joined: 01/04/05
Pros: Works out the box, no CD. Good range. Love the design.
Cons: Starts off in Number Lock mode, which makes some of the keys a number pad. Not a big deal, but for someone with no knowledge of computers, they may think it was broken.
Overall Review: Have a Logitech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse combo. This is lighter than that, and feels like the same quality. Hope it holds up.
Pros: No hiccups or blue screens with this system: Asus P8Z68-V LX, I7 2600K, 16 GB (4x4) Corsair DDR3 1600, 120 GB Kingston Hyper X, EVGA GTX 570, Corsair GS800, Samsung 1TB 7200 HD, Samsung 22x DVD
Cons: None I see.
Overall Review: Of course, trying to find a place for a 2.5 in the desktop was sort of stupid and noobish originally for me. Flip over the insert to reveal, lo and behold, a blue 2.5 to 3.5 adapter. Don't have to tell me ... noobish. Installed Windows, went to website, pulled off latest drivers ... up and running ever since. Also, between the time Kingston said they received rebate and time I received it - ~ 2 weeks. Fastest ever for me. Better than some other big name memory company which said they didn't even receive the UPC; you can take a wild guess at that one. Will do business with Kingston again.
Pros: Ran fine with the 'stock' setup. Stock: I7 2600k, Asus P8Z68 LX MB, 4 GB x 4 Corsair Vengeance, 160 GB Kingston Hyper x SSD, 1TB Samsung 7200 HD, Samsung DVD 22X
Cons: Didn't run fine with the 'enhanced' setup. Either the 2 gtx 560 Sli or the single gtx 570. Both Evga.
Overall Review: Put together a small rig to play Skyrim on Ultra settings. Thought maybe had too much power drain from the two cards because it was force closing intermittently. Week later took the 2 cards back and got a single Gtx 570. Got artifacting and force closing in the middle of playing and I am not a great saver ... was pretty upset by now. Went with an OCZ 750 power supply and ran just fine on the single card setup on Ultra with all shadows, reflections and AA turned up. No artifacting, just high heat from card when under load. Didnt go back to try for the 2 cards. Sort of disappointed considering they 'lost' my UPC when I sent in my rebate and now it feels like I have to send it back just to get one that should work like it should. Just ended up costing me more money in the long run. Newegg is still great though.
Pros: Worked after I downloaded and installed DD-WRT. After, DD-WRT, great coverage, N-speeds. My old Buffalo, WHR-HP-G54 could barely make it downstairs (but it did work out the box) and now I'm getting almost full coverage now with DD-WRT on Turbo.
Cons: Didn't work without the update ... luckily I read up on this before I purchased it. I can't believe that you NEED 3rd party software for something to work. Maybe I'm just new to networking and wasn't doing something right, but when I installed DD-WRT and power cycled the modem, I was up and away in no time .... so maybe it isn't just me?
Overall Review: Running Comcast. I'm a noob when it comes to networking, but a tip if you are too: if you have one of the big modems that supply phone and internet, you can't just power cycle it. You have to either find a way to take the battery out completely or hold the reset button with a pin in the back for it to forget the previous modem. Took me about 10 minutes to figure that out and I thought I'd let you know. 4eggs for the router and newegg, minus 1 for buffalo's nonsense shareware firmware they put on the router.
Pros: Good quality. Decent battery life. Plenty of USB ports. Matte display - so no fingerprints easily visible. Keypad.
Cons: Already been said but the mousepad really does suck. No SD card reader. No way to turn the laptop's volume down externally.
Overall Review: Lenovo isn't a bad brand. Shied away from it, but I would probably buy another if they can keep the price down and provide a couple of more features. Toshiba was offering laptop for 4hundred about a year ago with the T3400 chipsets that are slower than these, but had a SD card
Pros: Great screen. The Nvidia makes everything look a lot sharper than the 5 '5921' Toshiba's with the 4500M integrated graphics options. For the price is not a bad laptop considering you get the 3gb ram, 320 HD, a dual core with fast RAM, AND bluetooth - even if it is part of the wireless card (you can use both at the same time, so don't worry). The 10 key is a big plus. Also, comes with a THREE year warranty, HDMI, and a webcam. This is worth the Newegg price.
Cons: Not a con, more an annoyance ... screen is a widescreen, so it's not a standard 16inch - had a problem fitting it into a 16inch tote bag, but who's complaining? Bought a 17inch bag.
Overall Review: As long as they honor the Windows 7 upgrade, we'll be good. They have a sheet that comes in the laptop package that says they will and they say so on their website. Once I see whether they honor the deal, I'll see whether I want to get another one. I've had 2 MSI K8T Neo AMD 754 motherboards that I bought within the last 6 years and never had a problem out of either. MSI is a big-name brand, just in case you're wondering about whether you're buying an off brand.
Pros: Works when its up.
Cons: Thought this would be exactly like the s5921, but with a bigger hard drive, a webcam and more ram. Hard drive is a WD Scorpio Blue 250gb and the DVD drive is an LG! To top that off the memory is a combination of a Hynix 1GB and a Samsung 2gb. Problem is, the Samsung 2gb is defective! So I got random lock ups and freezes on playing videos that the 'lesser' s5921 played with ease. I bought FIVE s5921's within a month and a half span and have yet to have any issues with those. This is the first laptop I got from Toshiba that locked up with 3GB's of ram. I'm also starting to believe that something's wrong with the hard drive also because I couldn't zero it out completely to put on my own OS. Really disappointing.
Overall Review: Sorry, Newegg is great, but even they couldn't save this conglomeration of nonsense. The fact that they put parts that they shouldn't have almost makes me believe that I got a refurbished computer! The WD HD and Hynix RAM is really ridiculous because who would use the COMPETITION'S PARTS?!?! I am really upset at this experience and this with probably be my last with Toshiba because this doesn't bode well. Stay away from this model (s5933) - at the very least!
Pros: Works good and fast.
Overall Review: Nothing more to say.
Pros: Works great once partitioned. Didn't know they came unallocated. So it took me a couple minutes to try to figure out why the thing wasn't pulling up a drive letter. Everest Partition took care of that quick and I was off and running.
Cons: None I see, yet. If it crashes here soon, I'll review again.
Pros: Tried to install for 2 days on multiple computers and then in an ext. enclosure. Still didn't work. RMA cost 15 plus 9 for shipping. Sucked all around.
Cons: Tried to install for 2 days on multiple computers and then in an ext. enclosure. Still didn't work. RMA cost 15 plus 9 for shipping. Sucked all around.
Overall Review: Newegg was good as usual though.
Pros: Was working fine with my Jabra BT8010's and Iqua 710's
Cons: Stopped working only 2 weeks in. Ordered on 6-9, stopped working on 6-17.
Overall Review: Small and good. RMA'ing. Hope the next one works.
Pros: Decent size for the price I bought it for. Solid casing. Comes formatted in FAT32 which was good for my PS3. Transfers large files fast. Once it's connected to your computer - it accesses blazing fast almost like it is an IDE internal.
Cons: Makes the usual clicking noises every once in a while, but I don't expect that with the rock solid case it comes with. Cord needed to go anywhere. Long 'start-up' when inserting the USB into anything. Usually about 30-40 seconds at least - not really good for on the go people, but good for people who have a more laid back attitude. Get it and you'll understand ... it's not a flash drive, so you can't treat it as such.
Overall Review: Pay the extra money and get a USB-chargable one. The power cord gets really annoying going between my PS3, my desktop, and my laptops.
Pros: Bought 3. One running Vista, one running XP 64-bit, the other XP 32-bit. No problems because Toshiba website is the greatest finding drivers. Got another coming for someone else. Lightweight, cool running, more than good enough for Dreamweaver, Acid Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Vegas.
Cons: Small HDD. Battery life 2-2.5 hours on all 3.
Overall Review: Recommend. Make sure to turn on SATA compatibility mode in Bios if you're going to downgrade to XP otherwise you get an error message after trying to start up with the CD.
Pros: I might be late in finding this out, but it works on both the PS3 and the PC (at least the controllers with the 'mode' buttons)!!! When I found this out, I had to review and let other people know. Great controller that feels good when playing under 5 hours also. Buttons are somewhat 'off' from the regular PS3's, but not so that they feel ackward.
Cons: For some reason, I see 2 different types on Newegg's pictures - one with a mode button and one without... I don't use the mode button, but I expect the ones WITHOUT the mode button are the later models because of cost cutting by Logitech. Talked to someone on the boards and they say they work the same... Otherwise, no cons. Buy it from Newegg for the cheap!
Overall Review: Plays all my PS3 games just fine and when I switch it over to my PC, plays all my emulated games like a champ. Beautiful, logitech. When you get unexpected bonuses, it brings a tear to your eye. Get a 2-for-1 without having to pay for another PS3 controller, LET ALONE paying for a genuine PS3 controller for 40, 50 bucks.
Pros: Graphics are pretty good. VATS system is good for when you are in a bind and gives you the choice of whether you want it on a 'harder' difficulty. Novices can use the VATS system for everything, whereas experts don't want to be limited to points and can just shoot. Great balance Bethesda! Open-ended game play is the greatest. I have been playing for almost a month and have been wandering the waste playing side missions. I haven't even found pops yet and I'm Level 18! The sheer magnitude of weapons and the things they can do are excellent. Great buy!
Cons: I've been playing for about 25 days now and the PS3 version has locked up on me about 10 times ... very unusual for a console game. Also, there are places where you can get stuck standing on something and you can't jump out - causing a restart. Also, NPC's that are following you don't follow you all the time. There are places where I can walk and the won't follow me - even though there is a path. Then you end up trying to run them down before they go off and get themselves killed by a Super Mutant or Giant Radscorpion... Also, capping the levels at 20 was selfish Bethesda. I probably would have bought it rather than rented it, but once I get to level 20 I am not going to buy it. I refuse to play a game all the way through from the beginning to get a 'different' character. If you get this game, don't hesitate to save. This is one of the only games where I save about every five minutes ...
Overall Review: Good graphics, but there are texture issues. Sometimes I'd be walking and the ground would turn solid colors. Would turn back when I'm moving again, but still takes you out of the immersion. The PS3 version doesn't look as good as the Xbox. Haven't looked at the PC version personally (which can blow it away based on your configuration, I suppose), but looked at my brother's Xbox version and the textures seem to look better with a slightly better view distance; less jaggies and 'lines' also ... Also, don't make bad choices. You can kill NPC's accidentally in a firefight that affect side quests. I found out that you can't kill people critical to the plotline, but everyone else can greatly screw up a plotline DAYS down the road ...
Pros: Power supply went out in my other computer so I started looking for another one. Lo, and behold, newegg was offering this case AND power supply for LESS than the cost of a comparable power supply at the big box retailers. Newegg, great as usual. Case doesn't feel cheap and there are no sharp edges waiting to slice you. Power supply runs fine under load. No need to get into numbers ... it runs cool and quiet. The 3 speed fan is also a big plus.
Cons: Low power supply and may limit me in the future for upgrades.
Overall Review: I am still running an AMD 3200 and a 256 AGP EVGA 7800GS. This may be low on your scale, but my computer is powerhungry and I am sure that your newer CPU will most likely use less energy than mine under load (which it most always is). If you are wondering if this is enough energy for your needs, then it most likely is adequate.
Pros: Great earbuds if you can get them for a decent price! Call quality is superior to Jabra 8010s; better 'wearability' than those as well (I can only wear the Jabra's for an hour or two at most where I can wear the Iqua's all day). Better sound quality than Sony Ericcson HBH-DS970 and more likely to survive longer. It is in-line with a Plantronics 855 on sound, but the Iqua has more 'loudness' - the Iqua doesn't feel like it's trying to 'hold' back
Cons: Pretty high price for the quality. It's not exactly the highest quality and I expect it to last about 5 or 6 months with my wife. She has a tendency to throw her bluetooths in her purse or put it in the center console of the car; of the 15 or so bluetooth/corded headsets I've bought her, only the Jabra 8010s survived. Iqua isn't a well known brand neither is it made in a country that is known for particularly high labor rates. Why the price in line with Plantronics, Sony and Jabra? Especially when you look at the build of it. Also, no AVRCP. For such a high price here and it having a stereo plug-in for the headset to attach to, could we not get a couple of fast forward/rewind buttons (Sony's and Plantronics above come with it, but the Jabra's don't so it's not about cost, just laziness)?
Overall Review: We've went through plenty of stereo bluetooths, but are no means expert reviewers. We've went through a few and test them with 3 different phones we have (an 8100 with an upgraded OS, a Curve 8320, and an older Tmobile Wing). We really only buy them if they are cheap because we believe bluetooths shouldn't cost in the hundreds for something that can get lost or broken in a split second and only perform one function. Therefore, I don't know about the more expensive ones, just the ones people can afford ;)
Pros: Great stereo quality (I'm hearing verses and other voices in songs I didn't even know existed); almost brings listening to music to some transient level. Calls are clear. Comfortable. Feels like high quality build.
Cons: Hyper-sensitive to other wireless devices. Slightly 'static-y' at higher volumes. Makes you look like an extra on 'I, Robot'. Calls sometimes cuts out (yet doesn't disconnect) even when fully charged and away from oher wireless sources - maybe because I turned off the Echo Control? Who knows ...
Overall Review: I'm using these with my 8100 Pearl using OS 22.214.171.124 beta. Make sure you turn off the discoverable setting on the phone as well as the 'Echo Control' settings and disable the 'Encryption' setting on the Jabra's options. I had the best results when doing this. Before that, the phone would go looking for other wireless devices after 30 seconds, cutting out the A2DP, and the music to the Jabra was lagging with the Echo and Encrpyt (making it have like a 2 second lag before starting).
Pros: Did not burn a single coaster.
Cons: Picked up some more Sony (which uses Taido Yuden relabelled CDRs) and have not had another problem like these Maxells which are artifacting across the CD. I could at leasr see if it was just the beginning of the CD. I use these mainly for Data Music, but the Audio CD's I use in my Expedition's factory unit don't artifact ... pretty weird. Not a problem with the speed either. Slowed it down to 16x and they still burn poorly.
Overall Review: I use two different CD burners ... a 2 year old Lite-ON 52X and a newer Samsung Writemaster 20x - both of which I bought from Newegg. Never had problems when using Memorex or Sony before these garbage Maxells. I even burned a CD-RW with music ... no problems either.
Pros: Reads my DVDs that are already burned before it indiscriminately hangs my system.
Cons: This is garbage. Spent the better part of 5 hours trying to get the dang thing from hanging up my system - ranging from tweaking Bios settings to upgrading my Raid firmware. Then this thing doesn't want to upgrade the firmware because it doesn't download the BIN file it says I need. If you get this, you may need to reconfigure your computer to get it to work.
I also have an IDE 18x Samsung that reads at the same speed as this one. Ridiculous. This is like a lateral move that I made. Just without the burning part because it still hangs in the middle of burning!
Overall Review: I am sort of jaded now because I had another Samsung IDE burner that I thought I was upgrading from (SH-S182D). Turns out to be a complete waste of time.
I will go with another brand if I need to RMA it, but can't fault Newegg. Got it to me in literally 2 days with ground shipping.
Pros: Works great in Blackberry Pearls. Insert and go.
Cons: None I can think of ... all files show. I delete files, overwrite them, and the new files are not corrupt. Nothing more to ask for from there!
Pros: Excellent range through walls that I got bad signal with my Netgear WGR614. Good price.
Cons: A little harder to set-up compared to the Netgear.
Pros: Great ... just great. No lock ups, no weird blue screens, I am now running both of my monitors on a horizontal span and there is no hiccups ... and I am using a 3200+ processor!
Cons: Have some problems running Twinview ... can't run both my monitor and my TV (S-video) at the same time, but either/or looks great!
Overall Review: Also, you have to use the adapter to run an older monitor off the DVI port when first starting up!! Don't make the mistake I made and think you have to RMA it because there is no screen!! Also, make sure to change you AGP Apeture settings to max out ... makes a world of difference if you have the RAM for it ...
Pros: Great for price I bought it for!
Cons: Older technology ...
Pros: Decent motherboard. Did NOT come DOA and everything worked. Don't be fooled by 'brand name' ... good Mobo.
Cons: None so far ...
Overall Review: Replaced a MSI K8T NEO that burned out ... works as well as that motherboard, at the very least and I haven't even tried to change any settings but the AGP Aperture setting! <--- Which by the way was a breeze to do, as well as getting boot order right and everything! I would suggest this mobo for the average person hands down for the AGP sect.