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Peter S.

Peter S.

Joined on 01/17/09

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Buy!

ASUS Laptop F50 Series F50Sf-A1 Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M 16.0" Windows Vista Home Premium
ASUS Laptop F50 Series F50Sf-A1 Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M 16.0" Windows Vista Home Premium

Pros: -Great keyboard layout -Very quick processor -Excellent GPU -Overall quality design

Cons: A few redundant cons from other posters, 32-bit os, tad bit of bloatware. Runs a little warm at times.

Overall Review: I got this notebook for my schooling, and I must say I was a tad skeptical with there being no previous reviews before I got it. The specs however, were a bit too good to pass up. I lucked out and got a very nice notebook. Anyone on the line, I'd definitely recommend it.

Most Critical Review

Speeds Not As Advertised

KINGWIN  U3EC2-1 2 Ports USB 3.0 ExpressCard
KINGWIN U3EC2-1 2 Ports USB 3.0 ExpressCard

Pros: Relatively small size, has 2 ports. Has an average transfer rate higher than USB 2.0.

Cons: Without the provided power cable plugged in, the transfer speeds won't go any faster than USB 2.0. With it plugged in, the speeds will only get about 2.5x faster. Around 65-70Mb/s tops. No real drivers to install. Provided cd is hardly enough.

Overall Review: I have this connected to a StarTech USB 3.0 Enclosure, with a SATA II connection to a 1Tb 32mb cache harddrive. I'm unsure if this reduced speed is caused by the hard drive in my notebook, even though it is a 7200rpm 16mb cache drive.

10/14/2010

Great Keyboard, Very Minor Issue

Rosewill RK-9000BR - Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches
Rosewill RK-9000BR - Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches

Pros: -Very sturdy construction -Very good switch response -Adaptability between PS/2 and USB -Cable is detachable -Attractive red plating -Subtle blue LEDs -Anoter high quality Rosewill product

Cons: -Squeak in the backspace key -Mild squeak in the space bar

Overall Review: Having used a keyboard with mx blue switches, and for those concerned with noise, there is a very noticeable difference between the two. The blue switches are VERY clickity-clack. These brown switches are only marginally louder than standard rubber-dome keyboards. They do however have a great tactile feel while typing. The squeakiness in the backspace and space bar keys has begun to subside after a few weeks usage, but that was the only real concern while using the product. DISCLAIMER: After using this keyboard in specific, there will be moments of trauma and eternities of depression when having to use a rubber-dome keyboard again. You will NEVER go back.

Excellent power, for a low price.

VisionTek Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 900241
VisionTek Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 900241

Pros: In comparison to many of the other equal leveled graphics cards, the value in this is phenomenal. Temperatures are running quite well with idle around 39C and load temperatures up to 60-65C tops.

Cons: None so far with this product. Although it is a single slot card, the fan and heat sink do cover the surrounding PCI slot. Didn't come with thin mints

Overall Review: I am running CS:S with full graphics anti-aliasing and all with soaring fps. TF2 looks absolutely gorgeous on my 24" monitor at 16:10 1200(p) resolution. Full graphics on that as well. If they get more stock of these, I'd say you should get a stock of these.

Excellent Monitor!!

SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor  300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers
SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers

Pros: This monitor is a very pretty monitor as it's perched on the desk. The size is great, the colors very much defined, everything is in great working order. -Headphone jack -Great image quality hooked up to 360 -Very responsive to PC gaming -Built in TV tuner works very well, and the remote is functional.

Cons: The only few cons I could think of would probably deal with the vertical pitch adjustment, but it's really not that bad. Built in speakers could be the littlest bit louder, but they are still more than enough for a small dorm room like the one I'm located in.

Overall Review: This was definitely a strong investment to make as college student, and I definitely recommend it to any one looking for a gaming monitor, as well as a console, and tv. Buy it!

Inexpensively good

Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynamic Bass Headphones (HD 202)
Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynamic Bass Headphones (HD 202)

Pros: These headphones are a great deal first of all. I bought them for use with an ipod along with my computer. I noticed immediately that they sounded better than my brother's much bigger sennheisers. Since most of these require an amp for a more full sound, I got plenty more out of the smaller headset, as opposed to the larger. They are comfortable and carry a good sound for private listening.

Cons: I think the only con for me would be the length of the cable. But it comes with a winder, so it's not too bad.

Overall Review: I tested these out on a 3-hour roadtrip to see how they were comfort wise, I didn't have to take them off due to sore ears, so they were good!