Date Joined: 06/26/05
Pros: It worked well while it worked
Cons: I ordered the USB 2.0 version because of all the bad reviews of the USB 3.0 model, but was sent the 3.0 version anyway. So I figured I'd use it anyway. It died after 2 months.
Overall Review: Now we see how well Corsair takes care of this.
Pros: The 2433BW from Samsung is so large and resolution so fine that a person could probably forgo the need for a dual monitor setup. Once the brightness is turned down the colors appear accurate. When seated directly in front of the monitor the screen looks fine.
Cons: The viewing angles, as mentioned in many other reviews, are relatively poor. Horizontally the view angles are large, but I estimate the vertical viewing angle to be accurate to more like 45 degrees positive and negative for a 90 degree viewing angle, not 160. I think this feels worse than it really is because the screen is so large you can be at eye level with the bottom of the screen when the top becomes distorted.
Overall Review: This is a decent monitor and worth the price. I have been a hardcore Viewsonic supporter and the 2433 doesn't really change my mind about their superiority, but the 2433 will work well for me.
Pros: Nice specs
Cons: I have become wary of devices that are not listed on the manufacturer's website. What's up with this model?
Overall Review: This model looks like a winner, but why doesn't ACER support it on thier web site?
Pros: I needed a no-nonsense ADF scanner and Canon came through. It feeds paper without difficulty, except for an occasional hiccup - see below. I was surprised to see that the unit scans both sides of the page simultaneously, so the unit doesn't have to bother with turning the page mechanically. The included software, such as Adobe Acrobat, provides ample pdf generation options.
Cons: On occassion the unit will take the whole stack of paper from the ADF at the same time. Setting the paper into the ADF carefully, i.e. allowing it to fan out a bit, solves the issue.
OCR slows the process down considerably, but how could it not? On the positive side, the OCR is more accurate than I've seen before by a wide margin.
Overall Review: The 2050C gets the job done, and I highly recommend it.
Pros: The unit was quickly recognized by Vista and was running without difficulty. The drive is as silent as advertised - very nice indeed. The tray moves without any jerky motion seen in some - it just feels like a quality unit.
I gave lightscribe a try and was very satisfied by the clean image it produced.
Cons: Bought it a couple days before NewEgg knocked a few dollars off the price.
Overall Review: My first lightscribe burn took upwards of a half-hour to complete. This is normal for the technology from what I have read.
Pros: This mobo worked fine out of the box - the manual was thorough, installation was simple, and it offers more RAM adjustments that I thought possible (approximately 11 parameters). Fortunately I can set the RAM parameters I am familiar with and leave the rest in auto - very convenient.
Cons: On-board sound works well, except for the mic and/or the line input. I actually use these features and they were not working well. I figured I'd have to buy an aftermarket card anyway...
Overall Review: What sound card to buy?
Pros: This camera was an upgrade from a Canon A95. The 570 takes pictures quickly in comparison - very little shutter lag that is the bane of digital photography. Most Canon A series cameras take excellent photos with true color representation. The 570 finally adds a solid video capture capability, such that I can leave the camcorder home for most events. The IS feature works wonderfully, allowing clear pictures to be taken at longer shutter times.
Cons: The battery cover is a bit awkward, but were getting picky now.
Overall Review: For this price a person can't go wrong. Expect to spend a lot more to appreciably top this camera.
Pros: It fit inside my PDA.
Cons: The card died after one month of use. So much for saving a buck.
Pros: I am a flight sim fanatic and also work with a lot of home photos and videos, so I've been concerned about the LCDs performance but this monitor takes care of all my needs. No ghosting that I can see, no dead pixels, just a nice crisp display. And I have my desk space again!
Overall Review: Thanks NewEgg! I ordered on a Friday evening and the monitor shipped on the following business day.
No LCD monitor has the resolution or the pixel size of a CRT (yet?), so those making the move away from a CRT need to be prepared for some differences: 19" CRT=18" viewable, but a 19"LCD=19" viewable. Max resolution: 1240/1024for LCD vs 1600/1200 for CRT. Dot pitch: .29 for LCD vs. .21 for CRT.
I think my games run faster with the video card output to the LCD. Maybe this is my imagination, but it feels faster.