An absolute no-brainer when on sale11/11/2017 9:29:20 AM

Pros: The screen size is a no-brainer PRO...I sit with my eyes about 4 feet (+/-6 inches, depending on if I'm sitting upright or leaning back in my chair) from the screen and working on spreadsheets, presentations, documents and viewing content on web pages (as well as watching Netflix or HD HomeRun TV) is noticeably more comfortable on the eyes (both with or without wearing my glasses.for nearsightedness) as compared to my prior 27" 1920x1080 HP monitors (which are also outstanding monitors for their size...but 5" more diagonal makes a major viewing difference). For me, 32" and 1920x1080 resolution works really well...I watched several 1080p and 4K YouTube videos on both of the 32" LG's I bought for my dual-screen setup and was very pleased with the clarity and sharpness of both. I don't doubt for a second that I would like a 32" 4K monitor even better (after all, you just couldn't miss noticing the difference that 4x more pixels makes), BUT when I can get two of these 32" 1080p monitors for significantly less than the cost of one 32" 4K monitor (I picked these 32" 2K's up for 179 per on a recent Egg sale), I will be happy happy happy all day every day with 1920x1080. When 4K monitor prices fall to current 2K levels I'll start looking to replace my current 32" 2K screens...but until then, happy happy happy. The colors were great and brightness was just fine right out of the box...no adjustments needed. There were zero dead pixels on either monitor...so, happy happy happy!

Cons: Yes, the screen is glossy...and it does reflect you and what is behind you to varying degrees depending on how lit your space is and the color and brightness of what is behind you. I suppose I could let the glossy screen reflection bother me, but it really doesn't...it's there, but I just don't notice it when I'm working or watching. Yes, the reflection is more noticeable in a well-lit room, especially if you have lighter/brighter/colored objects behind you...so if that sort of thing bothers you then you may not like this (or any other) glossy screen monitor. Yes, these monitors have a single screen control button (joystick, really)...but it is really not that difficult to figure out how to use and actually becomes very intuitive once you use it a few times...I actually like this LG joystick better than the multi-button screen controls from my other HP or ASUS monitors on other machines in the house. So, at worst, I suppose I would call both of these "soft-cons"...neither worth taking off an egg, or even a fraction of an egg (were that to be even possible).

Overall Review: Over the years, I've gone from a 22" to 27" and now to 32" dual screen set up...a dual screen setup is a really easy decision for both work and play where you need multiple files and windows open at the same time to view and work on...and every increase in screen size has made both work and play much more enjoyable. For me, the next incremental step won't be an even bigger screen size - it will be going to a 3 x 32" screen set up for two screens with files/windows I'm actively working on and one screen with multiple windows to look interact with & monitor periodically. I also started using DisplayFusion to split my screens/create multiple virtual monitors on a screen - a really nice piece of software, super flexible...I like it a lot better than LG's Screen Split software, and like it better than the current Windows 10 snap screen functions.

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Flawless RAM from a great company.6/24/2014 3:02:51 PM

Pros: Fast (...very, very fast). Rock-solid reliable. "Plug and play" easy.

Cons: At it's current price, price is a con...but that same con applies to all high-end RAM kits for several months running now. Beyond that, no other cons.

Overall Review: I paid $110 on NewEgg for this 16gb kit in November 2013...an amazing deal for top-of-the-line ram like this. I'm running it in a HP Elitebook 8470w along with an Intel i7-3840QM CPU and a 960 GB Crucial M500 SSD...it's been a data-crunching beast and done absolutely everything I've wanted it to do. I don't know of a better laptop ram out there, and I certainly don't know of a better company out there...g skill and their ram has been great to me.

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For pete's sake, ALL ssd's come unformatted when you buy them new!1/15/2014 1:05:28 PM

Pros: see other thoughts...

Cons: see other thoughts...

Overall Review: On 1/2/14 a reviewer gave a 1-egg rating and said, "Cons: This hard drive came unformatted and unrecognized by my computer." as the reason. Of course it did...ALL new SSD drives come unformatted. To give that as a reason for a 1-egg review when it has nothing whatsoever to do with the how good an SSD drive is or isn't is completely off-base and suggests a much lower Tech Knowledge than the "3 - Average" that the reviewer gave themself.

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eSata FAIL = very VERY disappointed7/8/2012 2:11:11 PM

Pros: 1. Nice looking brushed aluminum shell. 2. HDD secures to internal frame with two screws and is very solid inside the case. 3. Two LED's on front for "On" and drive activity. 4. USB 2.0 power+data cable works fine. 5. Reasonable price.

Cons: There is only one "Con" to go up against the above five "Pros", but it's a BIG ONE...for me, so big that all of the above "Pros" combined are essentially useless due to this one single mega-CON: 1. I bought three of these - one in a first order and two more in a second order - to go with laptops that have eSata ports to take advantage of the faster eSata. The USB 2.0 data/power connection works fine - no complaint there. However, using the USB2 power-only cable + eSata cable my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6-2190us) did not recognize the drive (WD Scorpio Blue 5400rpm 2.5") on any of the three enclosures/cables - zip, nada, oh-for-three, a big strike out. I know the drive is fine and the eSata port on the laptop is fine - the drive attached to the laptop via a Sata-to-eSata cable and a Sata-cabled power brick works fine on the same laptop and eSata port and tests at 115+ mbps on ATTO. And, the same drive in the same enclosures attached via the USB 2.0 data+power cable also works fine...

Overall Review: (mega-CON, continued...) ...I also tried these enclosures with the same drive on another PC I have with an eSata port that I know (and verified with the same Sata-to-eSata calbe and Sata power brick) works - zip, nada, oh-for-three, a big strike out. Wow...how utterly disappointing. I've typically had relatively good luck for several years with a lot of other Rosewill products - some of which are my favorites in their respective categories - but I have to say that I am very VERY disappointed in this particular Rosewill enclosure. Given that about 50% of Reviewers rank the enclosure 5-eggs, maybe that just indicates that the quality control for this enclosure is just really bad, and you get some great, some good, some bad, and some junk units. Or maybe most (not all, just maybe most) of the 5-egg reviewers don't use the eSata and just use the USB 2.0 connection. In either case, given the eSata speed is 95% of the reason I got this to try, this has been a HUGE disappointmen

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Dear Valued Customer, Please contact the Rosewill support team either via phone at 800-575-9885 or via email at techsupport@rosewill.com so that we can assist you with your issue or assist you with a replacement. Thanks, Rosewill Customer Care
Tested RMA replacement, and still don't like it5/14/2012 3:35:55 PM

Pros: As a followup to my 5/1/2012 review... Yes, it does run at USB3 speeds - the RMA replacement I received did install correctly and ran on ATTO Disk Benchmark at 43.4/44.8 Mbps Write/Read using a USB3 port on my PC and a SanDisk 32Gb Extreme class 10 (45 Mbps) SDHC card...I like that, but that's really the only good thing I can say about it...which just isn't enough to make this a good (much less adequate) product.

Cons: For this RMA replacement unit, in my opinion, it's three-strikes-and-you're-out in terms of design - [1] cheap flimsy plastic case that's way too easy to pull apart or crack/break, [2] very poor non-secure cap design, and [3] USB3 reader-to-PC connection is excessively tight compared to any of my other USB3 flash drives and USB card readers (a Transcend USB2 SDHC card reader and a Uspeed USB3 SDXC card reader).

Overall Review: For me, bottom-line - I'm not at all impressed with this IO Gear card reader (but I do really like the IO Gear wireless keyboard Item#: N82E16823176018 for HTPC use, so I've got nothing against the company, but I do think that IO Gear really missed the target on this particular, in my opinion, inferior product of theirs). I compared ATTO Disk Benchmark scores for this IO Gear USB3 SDXC card reader to another USB3 SDXC card reader I found (by U-Speed) on the Brazilian River with the same SanDisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC 32 Gb card on the same USB3 port on my PC and got this: - Uspeed Write/Read was 43.0/47.0 Mbps - IO Gear Write/Read was 43.4/44.8 Mbps IMO, the Uspeed design (two caps, one covers the card insertion end), build quality and cap security is better; and has, for me, a more preferred rear-card-insertion instead of the side-insertion of the IO Gear. Maybe IO Gear can go back to the drawing board and make theirs better, but for now I'm going with the Uspeed.

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Manufacturer Response:
Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. Thank you for your feedback about your experience with GFR304. We take customer suggestions into consideration when developing and improving products. At IOGEAR, we are committed to bringing quality products and service to our customers. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.
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A good OEM OS if you don't mind being stuck with a 32bit ceiling.5/13/2012 8:30:20 PM

Pros: A good OEM OS if you don't mind being stuck with a 32bit ceiling and at <=4gb RAM. Runs stable (far far far far far far far better than Vista, or, as I like to fondly call it "BSODsta").

Cons: 32 bit limitations, it's not W7pro, and the cost...at $100 it's too expensive, and at $80 (when it's on occasion on-sale) it's still too expensive.

Overall Review: If you can't install anything more than a 32bit OS on your system for whatever reason, this will do, and do well enough. But if you have the 64bit choice, it's a major mistake to install this instead of a 64bit OEM OS version.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Nice price and color options.5/13/2012 7:35:24 AM

Pros: Price is good, but is even better when you get these with a Newegg coupon, and when you can get free shipping (or "free" via ShopRunner...yes you pay an annual fee but if you get alot it take no time at all to pay for itself). Quality seems pretty good - I have several of these and they are all flowing the 1's and 0's at the expected gigabit speed.

Cons: They're stiff, yes, but if the weren't stiff they wouldn't be Cat6. Don't particularly like the ends, but if they're too annoying it's easy enough to clip off a milimeter+ so they're easier to unplug.

Overall Review: The color choices work great on a gigabit switch paried up with a 4-port KVM for a small workbench and allow keeping cable sets straight when setting up 4 different PC's at a time.

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Nice price and color options.5/13/2012 7:34:06 AM

Pros: Price is good, but is even better when you get these with a Newegg coupon, and when you can get free shipping (or "free" via ShopRunner...yes you pay an annual fee but if you get alot it take no time at all to pay for itself). Quality seems pretty good - I have several of these and they are all flowing the 1's and 0's at the expected gigabit speed.

Cons: They're stiff, yes, but if the weren't stiff they wouldn't be Cat6. Don't particularly like the ends, but if they're too annoying it's easy enough to clip off a milimeter+ so they're easier to unplug.

Overall Review: The color choices work great on a gigabit switch paried up with a 4-port KVM for a small workbench and allow keeping cable sets straight when setting up 4 different PC's at a time.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Serve the purpose well.5/13/2012 7:17:25 AM

Pros: Inexpensive (when shipping is free). Do what they're supposed to do (keep things that aren't supposed to touch the fan blades from touching the fan blades).

Cons: none.

Overall Review: A black option would be nice. Fit 92mm fans just fine.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Good quality and reasonably priced5/13/2012 7:11:36 AM

Pros: Everything you expect from a good quality 50' Cat6 cable - fast and stiff. The price is right when shipping is free (or if you use ShopRunner).

Cons: None (because if it wasn't stiff, it wouldn't be Cat6).

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Good value made better when you can get it with free shipping5/13/2012 7:06:30 AM

Pros: This basic Cat5 cable is a good value on sale at $5 made even better when you can get it with free shipping.

Cons: Shipping cost

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Cools great...once you get it installed5/12/2012 11:19:15 AM

Pros: Decent price, excellent cooling* (*see Other Thoughts), but...

Cons: ...installing this push-pin-royal-pain-in-the-posterior is a great teacher of patience, and not something to do if you are having a "short-fuse" day. I'm guessing that the engineer(s) who came up with the push-pin installation method and hardware invented this poor-excuse-for-technology AFTER they'd recovered from frontal lobotomies. What Scythe really could do to make their customers who need this type of cooler outrageously happy would be to provide a motherboard backplate (that only has adhesive around the pass-through posts so it's easy install but also easy to take off when you want to / need to without ruining the motherboard) with tooless thumb-screw-style screws.

Overall Review: If you need "low-profile" keep the 12mm fan that comes with the cooler. I had more space and wanted more air moving, so I bought a 92x92-25mm fan to replace the 100x100x12mm fan provided so that I could move more air through the heat sink. There are a lot of great options for 92mm fans, but Noctua is one of the better if not the best one. With the 25mm fan, the temps I get cooling an i5-760 cpu are just superb compared to what I was getting with an Intel stock cooler.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Like the quality, price and color choices5/12/2012 10:56:24 AM

Pros: Like the quality, price and color choices

Cons: none

Overall Review: Using several different colors of these 5ft Bytecc Cat6 cables on a Trendnet 5 port Gigabit switch to go with a Trendnet KVM box for a PC workbench setup - using a different color Cat6 cable to go with the different colors of the KVM cable set for easy connect-disconnect of the 'right' ethernet cables to the matched up PC cables. Just being retentive? Sure, why not...

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Like the quality, price and color choices5/12/2012 10:56:15 AM

Pros: Like the quality, price and color choices

Cons: none

Overall Review: Using several different colors of these 5ft Bytecc Cat6 cables on a Trendnet 5 port Gigabit switch to go with a Trendnet KVM box for a PC workbench setup - using a different color Cat6 cable to go with the different colors of the KVM cable set for easy connect-disconnect of the 'right' ethernet cables to the matched up PC cables. Just being retentive? Sure, why not...

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Nice 2.1 setup if you buy it on sale5/12/2012 10:36:50 AM

Pros: These are obviously not for audiophiles or audiophile-wanna-be's. But they are a very decent good-sounding little 2.1 speaker setup for a basic home-office basic usage PC.

Cons: Overpriced at $40, but well worth it for $20-$25 and free shipping.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Nice way to get family setup on MSO5/12/2012 10:28:20 AM

Pros: The 3-user Home & Student MSO is a really nice way to get the family setup on the basic most commonly used MSO programs at a relatively reasonable cost.

Cons: none

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Good quality and performance5/12/2012 10:25:46 AM

Pros: Excellent quality and works well. Long enough for most every home PC-to-printer setup.

Cons: none

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Excellent cable for bare HDD tests setup.5/12/2012 10:23:41 AM

Pros: Nice quality cable. Rounded form is much easier to work with than the stiff flat type.

Cons: A bit too long.

Overall Review: Would be perfect if you could get same rounded cable but shorter...18" or 36" to use with an eSata-to-USB3 adapter (SIIG makes a great one) and an AC-to-molex power brick as a bare HDD test setup.

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Good quality, nice price, lovely red color5/12/2012 10:13:41 AM

Pros: Good quality, nice price, lovely red color...

Cons: none.

Overall Review: ...and perfect hooked up to an ethernet switch box and paried with a KVM switch for a workbench setup to handle 2-4 PC's at a time.

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Good quality, nice price, lovely black color5/12/2012 10:11:20 AM

Pros: Good quality, nice price, lovely black color...

Cons: none.

Overall Review: ...perfect companion to a good quality gigabit switch to pair up with a KVM switch to make a nice little work bench to work on installs for 2-4 PC's at a time.

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Best small external drives commercially available5/12/2012 10:04:13 AM

Pros: If you're not a DIY person, this drive is perfect as an external backup drive or an additional external file data drive hooked up to a USB3 port on a laptop. On ATTO, it tests R/W at 73/77 mbps when hooked up to a USB3 port. The cable is an ideal length and stores easy with the srive in a small CaseLogic semi-hardshell case...perfect for a laptop backup drive you can carry anywhere.

Cons: If you need more than 500 Gb storage capacity, get the 1 Tb version.

Overall Review: BUT, if you ARE a DIY person (and this is REALLY simple to do...so you only need to be a 'diy' person and not even a full-blown 'DIY' person), I'd really very highly recommend that you pick up one of these (Newegg Item#: N82E16822136835) and pop it into one of these (Newegg Item#: N82E16817366041) and build yourself a FANTASTIC little 750Gb 7200rpm external USB3 2.5" HDD that benches on ATTO at 95/97 Mbps R/W (and store it in one of these... Newegg Item#: N82E16817998108...the cable is longer than the commercial drive and is a marginally snugger fit). If speed matters to you (and why wouldn't it?!) then you'll be glad you did to get the 20-22 Mbps increase in R/W speed. I've assembled and use several of these as external backup and data drives for various PC's and laptops and they work great and the extra R/W speed is great. If you want to shop for better prices on these 3 items, you can sometimes find better deals on one or all of them on the Brazilian river and/or in the Bay

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I like these WAY too expensive drives5/12/2012 8:55:36 AM

Pros: For me, these are the best quality, best performing spinning 3.5" drives you can find today. I've used Seagate and Hitachi and WD Blue's - these WD Black's are the best...not perfect, not 10000 or 15000 rpm'ers and not SSD's - just the best in their segment. Obviously you get the most out of the speed that the 7200 rpm and 64mb cache offers connected to a Sata 6 Gbps port on your motherboard via a Sata 6 Gbps cable, but even on a 3 Gbps port and cable they perform relatively better than any 3 Gbps drives. And if you're a RAID kinda person, you can work that magic to get these to really fly arrayed together. Having said that...

Cons: ...they're still WAY too expensive, and...

Overall Review: ...they're WAY too expensive...and that, for me, is where places like that web-sites like the one that everyBaydy knows about is useful from time to time when you can't find these on Newegg or floating along some Brazilian river at a relatively reasonable price.

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Very useful adapter cable5/12/2012 8:36:20 AM

Pros: Connects easy, and the 3Gbps eSata-to-USB3 moves data as fast as you could if you had a SATA 3 Gbps HDD connected direct to your motherboard.

Cons: A bit pricey even at $25 + $7 shipping (but free 2-day shipping if you get set up on ShopRunner for $80/year...a great deal if you buy much stuff from Newegg).

Overall Review: I got this to pair it up with eSata-to-eSata and Sata-to-eSata cables and an AC-to-four-pin-molex power brick and use that setup to error-check and format bare HDD's I get for builds. But it will also work fine if you have an eSata external HDD and want to connect it to your PC's USB3 port and take advantage of the speed. I'll be interested to compare the speed of this adapter with an eSata 6Gbps adapter (if/when SIIG ever offers one).

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
What can be said has already been said, but I'll say it again anyway5/12/2012 8:22:26 AM

Pros: This is an expensive (just wait for the Newegg or Noctua sales or coupons when you can, or google and find it cheaper where you can...there are places out there on occasion you can find these for significantly less money) but obviously well-designed, top quality, very quiet, long-lasting lots-of-air-moving fan. The standard 3-pin connection with the two fan-speed adapters and 3-pin to molex power adapter give you all the basic flexibility you need to connect it and match speed to need. The choice of fan screws or plastic/rubber-screw-proxy-thingys is nice if you want to max out minimizing potential vibration noise sources. Now as to those funky tan and brown colors - you either love them because they're ugly...

Cons: ...or hate them because they're ugly...

Overall Review: ...there is no middle ground. If you need fans in places on or in your case where you and/or your friends care about cool-looking color coordination and the glow of LED's emanating from your case's orifaces, then get a different fan. But, at the end of the day, color doesn't keep your CPU or your case cooler, quieter or make a fan last any longer...but quality does and this fan has that, and then some.

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Spiffs up an old tower case5/12/2012 7:51:08 AM

Pros: If you like cool blue light shining out of your case, it does a nice job spiffing up an old tower. Fan controller is nice to have if you like fiddling around with fan speeds and case temps. At full throttle it moves decent air but is a tad 'noisy' (if you're sensitive to that sort of thing...I'm not) and is relatively quiet at anything less than full throttle.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Durability unknown...time will tell.

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