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Francis M.

Francis M.

Joined on 08/22/06

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Most Favorable Review

Good Laptop, minor gripes

Lenovo Laptop Essential Intel Core i3 2nd Gen 2348M (2.30GHz) 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit upgradeable to Windows 8 Pro B590 (59366616)
Lenovo Laptop Essential Intel Core i3 2nd Gen 2348M (2.30GHz) 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit upgradeable to Windows 8 Pro B590 (59366616)

Pros: Seems to be well made, good track record with Lenovo. Screen Size, Windows 7, full keyboard.

Cons: Some bloatware, 2GB of RAM (1.59GB available to OS).

Overall Review: Overall seems to be a good machine. 2GB of RAM is lame, adding another 2GB module and removing some of the Lenovo apps improved things quite a bit.

Most Critical Review

Decent Case

Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Price. Decent features such as front panel audio and usb. Easy to work with

Cons: Ran into some issues with 2 different builds, same Intel motherboard model. The system would not power on properly or would shutdown at the slightest touch. Blamed the case, moved 1st board to Antec Case and all was well. Tried case again with 2nd board. Seemed much better and while swapping front panel pins for "Power On, HD, reset etc" boot and power off issue returned. Really wasted some time with this and it doesn't make you feel confident in delivering the machine to a customer. If the front panel pins are incorrect, how about just not work vs. shorting the whole darn system? Case seems ok for the most part, wish the FoxxConn stuff was still available. Unlikely I will buy entry level again, just not worth the savings.

Overall Review: Some power on issues with builds.

StarTech USB433ACD1X1

DUAL-BAND NANO WL ADAPTER USB
DUAL-BAND NANO WL ADAPTER USB

Pros: Ease of installation, performance

Cons: None

Overall Review: This adapter has worked well for me in several customer computers. Windows 10 installs driver automatically. I have not had any connection issues, problems after setting up etc.

EAP1250

EnGenius EnTurbo EAP1250 Indoor Next-Gen 802.11ac Wave 2 Compact Access Point (EAP1250)
EnGenius EnTurbo EAP1250 Indoor Next-Gen 802.11ac Wave 2 Compact Access Point (EAP1250)

Pros: Performance. Reliable. Ease of configuration. 802.3af

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: I have deployed several of these and they have been reliable and provide good wireless coverage. Very simple to configure. Good feature set. Overall, Engenius has been solid

ViewSonic VA2252Sm

ViewSonic VA2252SM 22 Inch 1080p LED Monitor DisplayPort DVI and VGA Inputs for Home and Office
ViewSonic VA2252SM 22 Inch 1080p LED Monitor DisplayPort DVI and VGA Inputs for Home and Office

Pros: Price, video ports, wall mountable

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Good monitor for standard workstation use. Nice to have 3 options with video connections with PC manufacturer's moving away from VGA and DVI.

Samsung S22E650D

Samsung S22E650D 21.5" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 4 ms
Samsung S22E650D 21.5" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 4 ms

Pros: Nice display, connections and height and swivel adjustment options.

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: Samsung usually a very safe bet with monitors or any hardware for that matter. Happy so far.