Joined on 01/20/05
Bitdefender Total Security - Good Sale Pricing
Pros: - One of the best software security suites available - good online product reviews - Number of features - antivirus, antispam, firewall, ransomware remediation etcetera - Extensive configuration options - Consistent updates
Cons: - Extensive configuration options
Overall Review: I've used Bitdefender for several years now and it has been a good security suite thus far. None of the computers with this security suite has been infected. I use this product in both home and office environments and it has always done it's job well. In the end it has been well worth the TCO.
Great Tablet with non-OEM Refurbish
Pros: The tablet itself works great! It was well worth the cost for this refurbished unit. The included dock is a wonderful accessory.
Cons: Non-OEM Refurbish - No Samsung software was installed. No recovery partition. The Bluetooth simply will not function. After several sessions with technical support they suggested I complete a factory recovery which is impossible without the recovery partition. Screen Lock did not function until tech support installed the Samsung Update software, and then I installed all the necessary software.
Overall Review: This is a great buy for the price, but it is missing certain applications that you need in order to make it function properly. You must install the Samsung Update software which will provide the proper drivers and apps to make the tablet function properly... I wanted to purchase a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but I must find a fix for the Bluetooth problem first. I'm quite disappointed that it's not functioning properly.
Intel Network Adapter I350-T2 - Compatibility
Pros: - Highly compatible - Stable - Good packaging - Standard and low profile mounting brackets - Lifetime warranty
Cons: I had to RMA the first one due to some unknown problem that popped up after two months and Intel honored the warranty and sent a new NIC.
Overall Review: Although it's a bit expensive for a NIC, I purchased this card for its compatibility. I have this installed in a pfSense firewall that runs FreeBSD and this card had no issue from the start. The system booted up and recognized this NIC with no extra steps necessary.
Lexmark C3224dw Color Laser Printer - Good Purchase
Pros: - Easy to setup - Wireless functions good - Separate envelope tray - envelope printing is very easy - Low price - Extensive user manual
Cons: - Expensive replacement toner cartridges
Overall Review: Go to Lexmark.com to download the 164 page User Guide that was updated in December of 2020. You can also use their online interactive user guide. This was a great purchase for the price and it does everything a printer needs to do. They've made it very easy to print envelopes. It's a great addition to my office.
I Like it!
Pros: - Ergonomic/Comfortable - Easy to use - Easy to configure via app - Long cable - High DPI - Good polling rate
Cons: - Adjust time for becoming accustomed to using the mouse - Consistent misclicks (this may be more of a problem for me because of injury) - Adjusting the DPI and pointer speed took time (same comment as second con listed)
Overall Review: The vertical orientation has completely relieved the pain I experienced when using a regular mouse. Overall this is becoming a great device. It's simply taking the appropriate time to adjust to using this mouse but I have liked it since the first time I laid a hand on it.
Pros: Feature rich with a multitude of settings Well built with high quality parts Astonishing amount of i/o Active chipset heatsink w/fan Separated lanes for both M.2 sockets and PCIe slots Dual NICs with Intel and Realtek Outstanding audio w/Sonic Radar etcetera Exceptional gaming network traffic optimization USB BIOS FlashBack is PRO And the list goes on and on!
Cons: Mine was missing a screw for 2nd M.2 drive
Overall Review: This is the best MB I have ever purchased for my personal PC. It is fully loaded and ready to fire! It was very easy to set my ram to the advertised 3600MHz. I prefer not to OC the cpu and simply let the boost do its job. I am very pleased with my new cube build. HAF XB Evo | 3700x | Trident Z Neo 32Gb | Noctua (2) 80mm, (2) 120mm iPPC, (1) 200mm | Seasonic Focus 850w | H100i RGB Pro XT | Strix 2070 super adv. oc