Date Joined: 10/23/09
Pros: I love the programmable gestures! I listen to a lot of music while I'm working. So, I configured my gestures as: Move Right = Next track, Move Left = Previous track, Move Forward = Volume up, Move Back = Volume down, Gesture Button Click = Pause/Play
Cons: Only complaint is that the Logitech software doesn't load immediately when the computer.
Pros: Have purchased several of these for work and had them for a year or more. No issues whatsoever out of any of them.
Pros: Works, no dead pixels, reasonable price, what more can you ask for? I've bought 5 of this exact model and well over 50 of the V196 series altogether (probably approaching the 100 mark) to replace old CRT monitors where I work. I've yet to encounter any of the Acer V196 series that arrived DOA, or came with a single dead pixel. These are great monitors.
Cons: No rotation or height adjustment
Pros: Worked flawless out of the box, ZERO dead/stuck pixels
Overall Review: If it's too bright OOB, then turn the brightness down... Have this and a V193LAJOb setup in a dual monitor configuration. Was able to configure color/brightness/contrast to look similar enough on both screens that the average person wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Have purchased around 40 Acer monitors over the past 5 years for work and have yet to have a single dead or stuck pixel on any of them. Keep up the good work, Acer.
Pros: DVI, VGA, very thin, very light weight, ZERO dead /stuck pixels
Cons: Buttons are not labeled. When you push a button, it shows a diagram on the screen labeling each button (does make it easier to use in the dark though...). Requires a flat head screwdriver (not a big deal, but could be for some people especially if they don't have one)
Overall Review: Ordered two of these, these screens are very bright out of the box, the default is set to 100%, I had to drop it to 40% before I could stand to look at it. Also, please note these monitors use an external AC adapter (like a laptop) instead of a conventional power cord.
Pros: small, cheap, visually appealing
Cons: One out of two was DOA. Have tried it on multiple computers and all give error 43 when the flash drive is plugged in.
Overall Review: First flash drive I've ever bought that was DOA. Unfortunately, I can't return it to NewEgg because I waited a few months before I took it out of the package (I keep a stash of them at work).
Pros: Have had these for more than a year now, and I haven't had a single issue. In-fact, I don't think I've ever had a single issue with G.SKILL RAM.
Pros: What can I say? I haven't had a single issue out of the board, not even during installation.
Cons: I bought four of these of these almost two years ago, and have had to do warranty replacements on three of them since then, and now the fourth one is starting starting to get bad sectors as well.
Pros: Over the last 2 years, I have purchase around 15 of this exact model of monitor from NewEgg to replace old CRT monitors at work. To-date, I have NEVER had a problem out of these monitors. Not even a single dead-pixel.
Cons: No DVI, and no vertical height adjustment
Overall Review: Please note: This is NOT a 4:3 aspect ratio monitor as others have posted (I don't know where you guys are getting that). It is a 5:4, and the native resolution is in fact 1280x1024, which is a 5:4 aspect-ratio resolution. As long as you use a proper screen resolution, I assure you nothing will be distorted. Setting the resolution to a 4:3 aspect-ratio resolution like 1024x768 will result in distortion. Please don't post bad reviews on a monitor just because you can't understand that, or figure out how to change your screen resolution.
Pros: Easy setup, calibration is simple, touch sensitivity is pretty accurate, comes with a stylus, and works with your fingers (with or without gloves). Seems to stand a 5 foot drop pretty well too.
Cons: I had trouble with the cursor position when using it and a regular LCD monitor. It's also difficult to move the cursor close to the edges because of the bevel around the touch screen. Also, it seems a bit pricey to me given it's small size (if it wasn't for that I would have given it a 5 star rating).
Overall Review: I bought 3 of these for a manufacturing environment.
Pros: Very good laptop for the price
Cons: Sold out now... Guess I bought mine just in time
Overall Review: Many people complained about the keyboard, but I don't see anything wrong with the keyboard. It's a standard laptop keyboard? I suspect the people complaining about the keyboard are not used to using laptops.
Cons: Bought three of these... Snap/lock mechanism only works on one connector of one cable... So out of six connectors, the snap/lock only works on one... At first, I thought maybe it was the SATA ports on the motherboard... But I tested them with an OKGEAR cable I had, and it snapped properly in all of them, so it's definitely poor manufacturing on the part of Rosewill.
Overall Review: I will never buy anything made by Rosewill again!
I strongly encourage you to pay the extra dollar and buy the equivalent OKGEAR cable (Newegg.com Item#: N82E16812123111).
Cons: VGA adapter parallel style cable is TOO short for many Low Profile PCs.
Overall Review: The parallel style cable that connects the VGA adapter to the board is short. The low profile bracket MUST be on the same side as the header pins (and heat sink). So check the orientation of expansion slots in your PC. If the VGA low profile bracket isn't going to go on the same side of the board as the heat sink, this card isn't going to work for you. I've looked around and the only longer cable I can find is for XFX cards.
Pros: Have purchased 3 total. None of them had any dead pixels and work quite well.
Cons: Power button is a bit hard to press. You just about have to hold the monitor down to keep from lifting it off the table.
Pros: I am obligated to correct my last review. When holding a 120mm fan to the front of the case, the screw holes do not align. HOWEVER, once you start screwing in one of the bolts, you will notice the case bends just a little making the other side line up.
Cons: Mounting the front fan is still done using elongated 25mm bolts. I would have much preferred it to use the standard case fan screws.
Overall Review: I maintain my 4/5 star rating over the use of bolts for the front fan, and having to bend the case a bit to insert CD/DVD drives.
Pros: I usually love G.SKILL and have never had a problem with G.SKILL before.
Cons: One module was DOA. I kept getting BSODs when trying to install Windows 7. The first STOP code was "Page fault in nonpaged area." I can't remember what the second was. But I looked up both for a list of common causes. Bad memory was the only thing on both lists. So I pulled out my copy of System Rescue CD and ran memtest86+. I got 1000 errors before it got 15% done, so I took out one module and ran it again. Still got errors. Swapped the modules and ran memtest86+ again, and received no errors. Conclusion: One module was defective. So, I'm in the process of sending the modules back for a replacement.
Overall Review: There is a good chance this wasn't the manufacturer or NewEgg's fault. Like I said, I've never received bad G.SKILL modules before, and believe me, I've bought a lot of them. I am blaming FedEx seeing as how the package arrived looking like it suffered water damage and had been pulled out of a meat grinder just in time.
Picture of the package -> http://tinypic.com/r/5dtsth/3
Luckily everything else seems to be working fine so far.
Pros: Overall it's a good case. Very spacious, and comes with plenty of screws.
Cons: I'm rather upset about the front fan. The manufacturer web-site says it supports a 120 mm fan. So I bought an extra 120mm fan and what do you know... The screw holes don't line up.
Also, insertion of DVD/CD drive was difficult. I had to bend the frame a bit to make it go in. Not sure if that is a problem with the case or the drive...
Overall Review: The front fan is inset, and comes with four 4 bolts. It will not accept the standard case fan screws. So it's very important your fan is 25mm in thickness. Remember 120mm fan will fit in the front, you just can't screw it in because the holes don't line up.
The front panel has a pop-out notch for what looks like a 1394 port.
Overall it's a good case, but if you're really big on having a front fan, then you might want to look elsewhere...