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Raymond M.

Raymond M.

Joined on 03/30/01

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Most Favorable Review

Gets it done

brother HL Series HL-2170W Workgroup Up to 23 ppm Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer
brother HL Series HL-2170W Workgroup Up to 23 ppm Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer

Pros: This is a very nice printer for the money. It replaces a 7 year old HL-1440 which had a drum wear out and never needed a replacement toner cartridge. This printer is much faster. Best of all, it has wired and wireless ethernet built in! No more print servers and PCs acting as a print server. Works for all the desktops and laptop on the network. I got this printer when it was a special at eighty six bucks with free shipping. It was a great deal!

Cons: None yet. I hope the toner and drum last a long time. Brother printers don't have drums that last very long. And replacement drums cost more than a new printer!

Overall Review: Can't go wrong for the money. I was going to buy an HP laser after my HL-1440 gave it up (bad drum). When I saw this printer at an even better price than it is now, I bought it.

12/23/2008
Most Critical Review

doesn't cut it

Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: lots of space

Cons: Warranted for 2 years, lasted 1.5. Seagate, stop making HDDs in China! And what happened to the 5 year warranties?? Areas of the disk will slow a transfer rate from 90MBps to <5MBps. Disconnects from Windows 7 after starting a full format.

Overall Review: Will never buy a HDD with less than a 5 year warranty again. Will start looking seriously at HGST and WD drives now.

A GREAT deal!

Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: This is my 4th Brother printer, and I'll never buy anything else. I started with the HL-645 and everything in between has been a fantastic value. I thought I got a really good deal when I got this printer at $80, here on Newegg. But at $70, it's a no-brainer, if you need a printer. Pros 1) Duplex 2) wireless 3) super low cost 4) toner is reasonable cost 5) long life 6) fast! printing 7) excellent resolution

Cons: Gimme a break-there are none!

Overall Review: My only minor complaint...I couldn't find the envelope slot (hidden behind the drop-down door) without looking at the manual.

skip it

LINKSYS E3000 Wireless Router simultaneous Dual Band Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz up to 300Mbps with USB Built-in UPnP AV Media Server
LINKSYS E3000 Wireless Router simultaneous Dual Band Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz up to 300Mbps with USB Built-in UPnP AV Media Server

Pros: Works great on my Dell XPS ~20MBps (that's BYTES) Links at 270Mbps (stable) on this Dell. Other clients link at 150 and 240Mbps, unstable.

Cons: Drops clients a LOT. When this thing heats up, connections get dropped. Other clients get ~4MBps.

Overall Review: It gets hot! Also running DD-WRT, so it's not the firmware. Maybe the E4200 is better, I'll never know.

short life

Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven R-HCO-11001
Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven R-HCO-11001

Pros: energy efficient oven

Cons: You'll be extremely lucky if you get more than 3 years out of this, then it's land-fill fodder. I've had 2 of these, neither quite made it to the 3 year mark. Make an INFORMED decision!

Overall Review: IMO, not worth the money.

12/19/2011

No wireless-N w/o tweaks!

DELL Laptop XPS 17 (L702x) Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 6GB Memory 640GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
DELL Laptop XPS 17 (L702x) Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 6GB Memory 640GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: Overall, a pretty good laptop. Great dispaly, love the backlit keyboard, BD reader, good cpu performance. Holds 2 HDDs.

Cons: Only has room for 2 RAM sticks, not 4, so max RAM is 8, not 16. No room for 12.5mm HDD. Wireless will only run at 54Mbps unless you configure the network (router) for WPA2-AES.

Overall Review: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/4965agn/sb/cs-025643.htm Wireless will only run at 54Mbps unless you configure the network (router) for WPA2-AES. The IEEE 802.11n spec calls for WPA-TKIP/WEP to run at 54Mbps. Curious though, my other 2 PCs run fine at WPA2-TKIP. This issue has caused me a LOT of headache and the solution was hard to find.