Joined on 02/06/09
Great card! Runs well in Linux
Pros: I bought this card primarily because I wanted to update my Nvidia 960 and AMD drivers are included in the Linux kernel; just add Mesa and Vulkan and gaming is a go. Decent frame rates, at least comparable to Nvidia card in Linux, but this card does much better than my 960 in Windows; can easily play in 2k with great framerates and high quality.
Cons: Took off an egg because the "AMD Free Gift" is misleading. The games "gift" costs $99 and you get charged for the games plus tax on one invoice, but NewEgg gives a $99 credit on the video card purchase invoice. So you end up paying taxes for the free games. Not a major issue but it was very confusing when I got two invoices, like "what the hell did I buy for $106.99?"
May not support 4GB cards
Pros: * very easy to use * works seamlessly with Rhapsody subscriptions * great battery life * decent sound (with better headphones) This is actually my second Sansa e200 series. I've had an e250 2GB Sansa for several years and it's still working like new. I just wanted to increase the capacity and so this Sansa was a cheap upgrade, even if it is a refurb. The refurb Sansa looks and sounds like new so far; NewEgg states there is a year replacement so this purchase was a no-brainer (something I excel at! :))
Cons: * version confusion. Back lists "v2" but firmware is v1. * earbuds are uncomfortable. Get a better pair of headphones. * using an expansion microSD card will add time to the boot process while it rescans the media on the card. * I hate the recording button on the side. It will interrupt your music if you accidentally hit the button. There is no way to disable it in settings.
Overall Review: A previous reviewer stated that he was able to add a 4GB card to this model. Be careful! Not all 4GB cards will work with this unit; most 4GB cards I've found are MicroSDHC and these cards will only work with v2 firmware. My sansa lists "e260v2" on back which means it should support SDHC, but the firmware is actually v1 meaning the 4GB SDHC card I just bought will not work. V2 firmware will not run on V1 Sansas, so I'm stuck with my old 2GB SD card until I can find a 4GB that is not HC (if they exists, I haven't found one yet.)