Joined on 11/12/03
2nd time is a charm?
Pros: Cheapest 32" 1080P TV/monitor I could find anywhere. 3 hdmi inputs. Connected by antenna, all over-the-air hd programs are crisp and clear. Same for WDTV box and DVD player using hdmi connection.
Cons: This is my second set from Newegg, first one received did not power on and has to be RMA'd. I deducted one egg for Acer's quality control. The color is not as nice and vivid compared to a LG 32" 720P LCD, also bought from Newegg last Christmas. Viewing angle is just so so, picture becomes washed out if you just stand by the side of the set. Remote control is cheap and basic. No DVI input - couldn't really consider this a con because I only use this as a TV, but it might be for people who bought this as a monitor. Thick frame on this set as other mentioned.
Overall Review: Newegg handled the RMA extremely well as first it wanted to charge 50 bucks to ship back the defective set, but upon calling the customer service, they issued and emailed me a free UPS return label without asking any questions. The only hassle was I have to repack and carry the set to the UPS store. The second set also gave me an anxiety attack. I thought I got another lemon because the screen did not come on until after 30 sec of frantically pushing all the buttons on the remote and the set. Fortunately everything works as it should now, but I think I will keep the box for a while just in case something happens.
Many hardware issues with this phone
Pros: Fast processor, 4 gig of ram. Large screen. Fast charging time.
Cons: Design issues - The volume button is located at the back of the phone, making it hard to adjust the volume with one hand. I try to do with one hand, but then my thumb will be on the screen and mess it up. The bottom row of buttons (return, home, screen select) on the front is not lited, making it hard to work the phone in the dark. Built issues - This phone is not very deceptive to shock, I dropped the phone on a hard wood floor once (with a heavy protective cover on), now the screen has flickering and ghosting issues sometimes, to stop it I have to tap the back of the phone hard a few times. The back cover is made of flexible plastic that does not offer any protection. Also has problem with the phone speaker, sometimes it doesn't work for no reasons. I bought this phone last August, thought I found a gem and enjoyed using it for 2 months, then it all went downhill. In October both sim slots stopped to read the sim card. Called Asus customer service and sent the phone back for repair, took 2 weeks to get the phone back, used it for another 2 months, same thing happened. This time I used their advance replacement program, so I received this replacement refurbished phone, guess what, it doesn't read sim cards either. So in January I sent back the replacement phone for repair, took another 2 weeks to get it back. Okay they fixed the sim slot problem, set up the phone and made my first call with it, but I couldn't hear anything from the earpiece speaker. So sending the replacement phone for repair again and still waiting for it to come back.
Overall Review: It could be I was just getting the 2 lemons out of the whole batch. I've read the majority of people who purchased this phone are happy with it, but giving my experience with this phone I could not recommend it to others, and this could be my last Asus phone.
Pros: Small and sleek.
Cons: First unit was defective, RMA and received the 2nd unit, also defective.
Overall Review: Installed a 64GB Patriot ssd and a 4GB G Skill Pc3-8500 sodimm. Plugged in and turn on the unit, everything seems to be working, I could hear the cpu fan and felt the heat from the unit, however no post on the screen. I've tried it with both HDMI and DVI connections with the same result. Same happened to both units, I don't think I was doing anything wrong. May be the experts reading this can shed me some light. I really like this unit to work, but thinking about getting the one with the E350 CPU after 2 failures.
Pros: Digital audio works.
Cons: Analog audio didn't work.
Overall Review: Add to my previous review. I bought a Fiio D3 digital to analog audio converter, connected it with a toslink cable, plugged the gaming headset to the converter's rca out, now I can hear the game sound. I still think Toshiba dropped the ball here, the headset should be working with the analog audio out in the first place, it did with all my other tv sets. Shouldn't require me to spend the additional 30 bucks.