Date Joined: 08/03/06
Pros: Low priced, very light weight and comfortable. Decent sound and mic quality.
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: I don't know why other people are saying these hurt their ears. They're incredibly lightweight and comfortable, I've worn them for 12+ hours with no problem. Maybe they're wearing them wrong. They should be pushed up slightly so the plastic doesn't rest on the top of your ear. This is the correct way to wear any supra-aural headset.
Pros: Crisp display and the LED back-lighting is fantastic.
Cons: Unbelievable annoying touch buttons. Brush one by accident and have your monitor shut off or the screen menu pop up. The power LED for whatever reason shines right in my eyes. I moved the monitor around trying to find an angle that it wouldn't, gave up and put a piece of electrical tape over it.
Overall Review: This replaced my 2 year old syncmaster 2253 bw. The screen died and a quick search found a few accusations that Samsung uses substandard Samwha capacitors. I opened it up to find that 5 of the 11 capacitors were bad Samwha capacitors. The other 6 were different brands and fine. I replaced those 5 and the monitor worked again.
I find it deplorable that Samsung would use garbage components like that. I'd expect better quality components based on their reputation. I honestly don't expect my new s24a300b to live that far past the warranty, but at least I'll know how to fix it.
5000 hours is the average life for these type of capacitors and my old synchmaster didn't even make 3000 hours.
Pros: Lots of room, "advanced cooling" helps out a lot with OCing your hardware. Plenty of room to space out your hard drives. A cheap buy.
Cons: Flimsy case, easily bent. The "Advanced Cooling" hood on the side needs to be lined up more accurately with the CPU fan (about down 1 inch and to the left 1/2 an inch). Mobo screw holes need to be moved down a smidgen to match up the rear panels better.
Overall Review: A great buy for the price.
Pros: Fast 3.0SATA, quiet, scored a 5.8 on "Vista Experience Index." I set two of them up in raid 0 and the "Vista Experience Index" scored it a 5.9. 232gigs actual.
Overall Review: none