Date Joined: 09/02/04
Pros: Phone has no issues. But received an international version
Cons: Be aware this phone comes in 2 versions, RM-995 for the USA, and RM-994 international. Though reseller refunded my money, I had no idea there were 2 versions when ordering. I ended up with the 994, the highest speeds I could get in metropolitan phoenix was 2g\edge. Worthless for me.
I would give the phone a 4.5, but considering the frustration and money to return, 2 stars. Be aware as which model is not specified for this item you may get either.
Unless you don't care which you get, avoid until newegg specifies which this item is.
Overall Review: First bad experience from newegg in over 10 years.
Pros: - Price Point for 2.5" 1TB
Cons: - 1 Dead out of the box. (click of death) Validated easily by swapping drives on the controller. 2nd drive is functioning ok so far.
- Customer is paying for shipping return on dead product?? Interesting customer service policy. Sure hope the RMA drive works.
Overall Review: To drive quality improvements, I would suggest passing the cost of shipping for FOA (Fail on Arrival) back to where it belongs, the manufacturer and NOT the customer. From the ratings on this drive and comments, I'm sure I am not the only customer with this opinion.
Pros: - Price point (getting better)
- Good option for OS drive.
- Averaging 489MB/Sec to 589MB/Sec on large file transfer tests. Love that.
- 17 sec power on to Windows 7 password Prompt.
- 7.9 WEI for Windows 7....Solid!!
Fresh install Windows 7. Zero issues. No driver concerns, essentially treated as a standard SATA (AHCI enabled in BIOS). Impressive upgrade, now the wife wants her computer upgraded after seeing the difference here.
Cons: None so far. Price point per Gigabyte isn't feasable to use as primary storage for entire PC. (no deductions...just a future wish list :)
Showing my wife will now cost me $ for another drive...not really a con, just saying. (then again...it did justify another toy...maybe a 256GB for me and a hand me down for her :)
Overall Review: I'm a 27 year veteran of the semiconductor industry. Have been satisfied over the years supporting anything Micron. Hope the reliability is robust on this drive for the price point.
My purpose of this drive was strickly OS, and 1 primary game for the kids (STOR). Extremely satisfied with the results. Now I'm going to have to buy another for Diablo 3 :)
Pros: - Extended battery provided free (excellent, on high performance without 75% screen brightness, over 3 hours life)
- Excellent performance for size. 1.3g ram and the 80g HD BIG plus!
- Screen is very clear, even in bright daylight.
- construction and button location well thought out!
Cons: - During setup the touch screen drivers stopped working(not the first driver bug in Vista I've seen!) Minor annoyance just reloaded drivers.
- Wireless range is poor. Easily solved with a usb dongle adapter...but if you want to use what's included you'll need a strong signal. 4 feet from my router I'm getting 4 of 5 bars.
Overall Review: I'm very pleased with the device overall. I've been using the lifebook 8.9" screen with same processor and only 512k ram w/XP....this device way outperforms the lifebook by at least 2x.
- Also, Clean up services running in background, helps peroformance as well.
- wouldn't recommend this device for a "layman", at least during setup of the system. Once "cleaned"....performs flawlessly as a full windows Vista machine.
- Oh yeah, did I mention I was able to easily get WoW running on it.(Graphic performance is as expected for a device of this nature, but it runs well)
Pros: Extremely simple to get up and running. The USB share is wonderful. The USB was able to power a 2.5" 100mb drive w/no issues. The built in FTP to serve to the outside world is a nice touch. Port forwarding is a snap. Packet security settings are adequate and simple to set up. I was impressed with latency tests with this draftN. Went from an average of 136ms pings(several sites) to around 64ms for same sites. That was going from .g lynksys to the .N. I would estimate a 26% increase in range to signal strength was all I experienced on PC' w/.g cards.
Cons: If you're not familiar with security setups with a router, you may struggle a bit with the English translations. 2) Although 2 USB ports are supplied, only one can be used for share (for me this was a plus as I used the second for power for my 2.5" drive :)
Overall Review: If you consider the going market rate for a NAS enclosure plus a hard drive for it, and add in the draft-N speed for wireless, This is an outstanding value. This is especially true if you already have some form of USB storage available.
Pros: This drive is very quiet compared to my NEC drive. I don't intend to ever print another label in Ink. Overall, cheaper than ink printed labels(glossy) - Additionally, this should help with longevity of your Drive as the added weight of a printed label can decalibrate the drive if off-center
Cons: The ONLY thing is speed. To print @ highest contrast settings, you're looking at 18min for one label. This is balanced by the fact that it's permenant, professional and overall cheaper to use...IMO. Speed isn't a big deal if you've got dual core. Isolate it to one core...game on the other...np.
Overall Review: 1) Lightscribe.com has free system drivers and entry level software for labeling. 2) Roxio has good basic software for using images such as those on cdcovers.cc 3) use a paint program and take your color images to monochrome and increase contrast as much as is legible prior to use, better results.
Pros: Had an AMD 3500+ with a ATI X800Pro....went to an SLI config with this card. 3DMrk03 went from 8965 (no overclock) to 16895 (no overclock). Very pleased. Both these boards cost less than the X800Pro new total.
Cons: Had no issues with driver or install....case considerations for space, but that's expected for SLI.
Overall Review: If your system is running hot already, you would likely want a cooler for these boards..they run above average in heat.
Comments: Well, I didn't have any of the issues other reviewers had.
Using an X800Pro with latest catalyst...(learned from previous experience always update vid divers PRIOR to tuner install)....using XP Home....
Not a single issue...plus I discovered a BONUS..! I installed a Divx encoder on my system...and what do you know...direct recording as a PVR straight to Divx..Love it. Won't Divx DTV however without top end system..(NOTE: it's not hardware encoded so you'll need some horsepower for this!!) I'm getting 25fps w/no drops
Venice 64 3500+ overclocked to 2.8ghz
Comments: excellent product @ an excellent price.
No issues. Simple interface.
NOTE : 3 wire fans work best as you get the RPM readout....BUT the controller will control 2 wire fans...just ramp it up until it beeps twice(full speed)..then back it off until silent....important to note-all they way down is OFF...with no RPM feedback you can shut the fan completely off..
Tweaking the fans a notch or two below stock with a good heatsink can dramatically silence your case..!