Date Joined: 07/27/03
Pros: Nice looking, black matte finish, narrow bezels.
Tall, not wide... what's with all the 1920x1080s? Do you like having to page through your documents?
Cons: none found yet
Pros: Pop in the drive, install the software.. 15 minutes later:
Load Win7 went from 13.6 seconds to 5 seconds.
Load Photoshop went from 12.5 seconds to 2.7 seconds.
I can't time other programs like MS Word because I can't press the stopwatch button that fast.
Cons: None so far
Pros: The second board was new and shiny. Newegg rules. Great board with 2 BIOS chips, press the button and use the second one. Run the overclocked BIOS only when you need it and save your processor's life. Love the digital POST read out LED, start button on the board, no chipset fan (good), clear CMOS button outside the case, point and click BIOS settings, made for overclocking!
Cons: First board arrived with a bent fan CPU pin, chunky dust clinging to the plastic parts (like it had been in a case), two permanent scuffs on the black heat sinks, all the metal parts including the processor socket had finger prints on them and it was warped half an inch on one corner. I can't prove it, but I'd bet it was RMAed, bench tested and sent back out. It offended me to the point that I RMAed it.
Overall Review: ASUS support is the typical huge corporation's slow moving minimal help.
Pros: One module was bad on arrival. Why does Mushkin still get 5 eggs? Service! Awesome people. I got intelligent help from their forum on a Sunday. They stayed till after 5 pm on Monday to set up the RMA. They sent me a prepaid shipping label. With their "Advance RMA" they shipped on Tuesday and on Wednesday FedEx handed it to me.
Cons: One module was bad on arrival.
Overall Review: They made a customer for life this week.
Pros: Lightning killed our HP inkjet.. thank goodness. The inkjet would rattle back and forth, miss-feed odd documents, cost a fortune for ink and was slow. This Canon is quite nearly perfect. It has a real set of paper manuals, sets up easily, quiet, fast, faxes nicely, copies nicely.
Cons: They say the B&W scan resolution is too low.. haven't tried it yet. But I don't care.. this thing makes me happy.