Joined on 04/24/04
Logical Solution for Quick Wired Networking
Pros: The NETGEAR Powerline 500 Nano was literally a plug and play experience right out of the box. The consumer has the option to secure the connection with the push of a button, and it works perfectly! The “Pick-A-Plug” feature is handy, and assisted me with locating the best possible circuit connections to get the highest reliability signals. Most small network users will find this item as a welcome addition to their system. With this networking option available, the addition of a connection anywhere there is a power outlet is simple and straightforward. A new streaming connection? No problem!
Cons: Only 2 adapters in the kit! I kept wishing that I had another one or five!
Overall Review: When testing items as a Newegg Eggxpert, I expect to receive the very same items from off of the shelf as any consumer would be able to purchase. The NETGEAR Powerline 500 Nano FALLS SHORT in this respect. First of all, this item arrived as an opened box, with opened and repackaged adapters, and a letter from NETGEAR thanking me for reviewing their product. “To help ensure you have a positive experience, we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or comments via a special e-mail address reserved just for this community-- NewEgg.EggXpert@xxxxxxxxx.com I believe this is what we call “cherry-picking” an item, to ensure a good review. This letter than continues on with all of the “special” features of this particular model.
Mediocre Router at best
Pros: In all fairness, the router was basically a painless plug and play experience right out of the box. The preset configuration was acceptable for most requirements. The default SSID and password are provided on a sticker on the base of the unit. All of my wireless devices connected at and up to their maximum speeds (at times). The consumer has the option to alter these settings with either a wizard or by manually changing them.Most small home network users will find this item adequate for basic to moderate networking tasks, but the throughput and bandwidth capabilities will leave advanced users with streaming media applications wishing they bought something else.
Cons: A new N300 WiFi router with 10/100 Ethernet ports, why? Most new computers are Gigabit capable. I think this is a serious drawback to the overall design of this specific router.
Overall Review: When testing items as a Newegg Eggxpert, I expect to receive the very same items from off of the shelf as any consumer would be able to purchase. The On-Networks N300 WiFi Router FAILS TO DELIVER in this respect. First of all, this item arrived as an opened box, with big yellow sticker attached to it stating that it was a “NEWEGG EXPERT REVIEW ITEM” Inside there was a letter from On-Networks thanking me for reviewing their product. “To help ensure you have a positive experiencewe invite you to reach out to us with any questions or comments via our technical phone support line at XXXXXXX or e-mail us at NewEgg.EggXpert@xxxxxxxxx.com I believe this is what we call “cherry-picking” an item, to ensure a good review. This letter then continues on with all of the glittering generalities of what a basic router should do, as well as the “special” features of this particular model.
Poor quality PSU masquerading as a High End Thermaltake unit.
Pros: It came in a nice box. Newegg's shipping is great!
Cons: This unit nothing like any of the previous Thermaltake PSUs that I have used in the past 12 years. The components are lightweight and the entire unit reeks of cheapness in every aspect
Overall Review: Thermaltake really missed their own quality benchmark on this item. I haven't installed this in any tower. I refuse to even try it. It is way below my expectations of Thermaltake.Save your money, buy something other than this power supply, unless you want to be disappointed.
Pros: This tower was recived in an inflated cocoon and very well protected. The unit was as near to a perfect new unit as possible. I have purchased numerous refurbished systems and laptops from Joy Systems through newegg. Every one has exceeded expectations.
Cons: None, other than the motherboard requires DDR3L 1.35v RAM.
Overall Review: I ordered this specific unit as a temporary replacement for my office workhorse, that had taken a power surge/spike. This unit functions so well that it has become the new workhorse in the office.
Nice Machine, BUT not an "A" Grade Refurb by any means!
Pros: Fast machine. Low price. A few dollars more than the OEM version of Windows 10 Pro by itself...
Cons: The hideous vinyl overlays used to cover up wear and tear on the palm rest and the touch-pad buttons were not lined up very well. More like putting lipstick on a pig. The overlays for the keyboard were okay, but, really? Keyboards are cheap, just replace it if worn! If the refurb company was honest, and called this a "B" Grade refurb and didn't use these goofy overlay stickers all over the unit, it would still be a great deal at the same price!
Overall Review: You get what you pay for..
Easy solution for adding an additional monitor to an HP AIO without a video out port!
Pros: Very small foot print. I attached it to the back of the AIO with double sided tape. Once the drivers were installed, it just worked.
Cons: The driver installation disc was utterly useless.. the install failed twice, and directed me to download the drivers directly from displaylink.com. Once that was accomplished, the install was easy!
Overall Review: Disappointed with the install disc and the related installation software. This was on a win-10 machine with USB 2.0 ports, and it still works flawlwessly!