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Donovan H.

Donovan H.

Joined on 11/15/04

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Most Favorable Review

Very Pleased

SAMSUNG 245BW 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment
SAMSUNG 245BW 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment

Pros: Colors seem accurate and true. Images are sharp and crisp. Good contrast, nice blacks. BRIGHT! You will need to adjust your brightness out of the box. I really like the dual inputs for DVI and VGA. I have my work laptop hooked to the VGA and my gaming PC hooked to the DVI. Switching inputs is as easy and pressing a button. Newegg shipped this thing FAST. I had it within 1 day!

Cons: Nothing major. The panel is a bit wobbly on the stand. 2 pixels are stuck "on". Very hard to notice this defect. Better to be stuck on than off IMHO. 1920x1200 is a bit much for my OC 7800GT. I'm thinking it's time for a new 8800GTS.

Overall Review: I was really happy to see 24" LCD's coming down in price and jumped on this deal immediately. Samsung has become one of the premier LCD monitor/TV manufacturers and this latest entry continues their winning streak.

Most Critical Review

Average Panel

SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1
SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1

Pros: Inexpensive and attractive. 15-pin and DVI cables included. Fast response times yield little to no ghosting with fast moving images (games and movies). No dead pixels as far as I can tell.

Cons: Lots of light bleed on the top and bottom edges of my panel. DVI cable length could be a problem for people with computers sitting under their desk. No height adjustment and the pivot stand feels fragile. Rebates, ugh!

Overall Review: I've owned several different flat panels over the years and this one definitely belongs in the "Average" category. Fortunately this won't be used on my main computer system or else I'd return it for something else. The amount of light bleed at the edges is disappointing. I should have spent an extra $70 and bought a Dell UltraSharp 22".

Very Impressed

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Black KB-MEG005US
Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Black KB-MEG005US

Pros: -Heavy, durable, military grade -Great tactile feel -Enter and Backspace keys are the perfect shape -USB, headphone, and mic ports are a nice touch

Cons: -Sits at slight angle, wish it was completely flat -For this price the wrist pad could have been a little padded -Separate audio keys would have been nice

Excellent Panel

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" Full HD 1920 x 1200 60Hz 8ms DisplayPort VGA DVI-D 4xUSB 2.0 Pivot Swivel Height Adjustable LED Backlit IPS Widescreen LCD Monitor
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" Full HD 1920 x 1200 60Hz 8ms DisplayPort VGA DVI-D 4xUSB 2.0 Pivot Swivel Height Adjustable LED Backlit IPS Widescreen LCD Monitor

Pros: -Color accuracy -Text is crisp and clear -Menu is nice -Height and width adjustments are as good as it gets

Cons: None

Overall Review: I'm very happy with this monitor. I have this sitting side by side with my old Samsung 24" 16:10 WUXGA panel and there is no comparison. This panel is all pro for the price. I'm a hardcore software developer and gamer. This panel serves both purposes and passes with flying colors. I've not noticed any ghosting at all and I'm a picky guy. Games for reference (Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, CounterStrike, Super Meat Boy).

Try before you buy

GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - MLG Legend Chrome Frame
GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - MLG Legend Chrome Frame

Pros: They're stylish glasses. I became accustomed to the yellow tint rather quickly.

Cons: Let me first say that I have a large head and 20/20 vision. I found them to be uncomfortable. It seemed like there was a slight corrective lens property to them, like a very weak pair of reading glasses. This caused me to get headaches. The build quality was very poor. These are flimsy, cheap feeling glasses.

Overall Review: You would be well served to try before you buy.

Great buy

ASUS Laptop G Series Intel Core i7 1st Gen 740QM (1.73GHz) 8GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit G73JW-XN1
ASUS Laptop G Series Intel Core i7 1st Gen 740QM (1.73GHz) 8GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit G73JW-XN1

Pros: I've been using this machine for 4 days now and so far it's great. I replaced a dual core desktop and did not sacrifice any performance for mobility. This thing is very fast and runs modern games with no problem. The keyboard has a nice feel and the back-lighting is really helpful. I'm very happy with the performance I'm getting at this price point.

Cons: The bloatware is annoying but easily removed after a little research. Glossy screen is inferior to a matte screen but I suppose that's personal preference. Battery life is atrocious. 2hrs of casual use was all I could get out of it on a full charge. I've used other, powerful, 17" LED laptops on job sites that got 6-7hrs but then again they were $3000 machines.

Overall Review: The free backpack is fantastic and the laptop fits in it just fine.