Joined on 03/20/09
Better than I thought
Pros: My motherboard came with RealTek, ALC892 hi-def audio. It wasn't bad, but this is noticeably better, the pre-amp adds kick for some sounds the stock motherboard won't pick up. Also the software with the mixer, dolby codecs, and equalizer are much better than the stock Windows tools. Very easy to set up and install. Works with Linux also.
Cons: Takes up a PCI-E slot, but I have 4 so it's not really a problem. The included microphone only seems to work well from relatively close up.
Overall Review: Make sure you have 5.1 speaker set. 2 speakers don't really work well.
Works great with Linux
Pros: Easy to install. Increases distance. Works with Linux. Not a bad price.
Cons: None -really Being nitpicky - 5GHz doesn't have as great a distance.
Overall Review: Works with my 802.11ac router. Works on 2.4 or 5Ghz. Antennas can be placed for optimal reception. Literally took about 3 minutes to install. The distance is noticeably longer using 2.4 GHz. Using 5Ghz there are rooms in my house I can't reach. Works with Linux. Some people say they've had problem using this as an access point, but I've had no such problems.
Fast and quiet
Pros: 12 cores, 24 threads.. count em. 32 Gig RAM. NVME boot drive. GeForce RTX 2080. The water cooling works well. Very quiet. 802.11ax wifi (with external antennas). X570 chipset. Good looking case, not too big. RGB LED's look cool. Easy access to everything. The motherboard is an ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4, Wifi ax.
Cons: Really none... but... The price could always be lower (I could say that about anything). The GeForce video card is not a 2080Ti (I knew that when I bought it) The video card is not water cooled, so there is a little fan noise from it. The RGB LEDs are bright, if the computer is on, the room will be lit up. Even if the lights are off.
Overall Review: Seems to be well made. No leaks, no errors. Good internal cable management. No wires all over the place. It came with Windows, seems to work OK with it. I put Linux on it. Everything works... sound, wifi, network card, the wifi and ethernet are Intel.
Good value for the price.
Pros: Decent flight time, I routinely get 20 mins. (Some units have less than 10 mins) The camera gimble is nice. The camera swivels, and it not hard mounted in the body like some units. The advantage is that you don't have to turn the whole unit. The auto-follow mode will follow you in elevation changes (up stairs for example). The controller in intuitive and easy to use. The built in video is nice, doesn't require and external monitor or cell phone to be used as a monitor like some units. Parts are easy to find, batteries and propellers are available at a large electronics chain store near by.
Cons: Most of these are minor to me. (Still gave 4 eggs) The product description says... "As part of the RTF bundle, if features two 5400mAh flight batteries," However mine only came with one flight battery, and the parts list only listed one. Doesn't have folding arms. This is fairly large, it doesn't fold down to a small size. The "smart" range is pretty limited by default. About 300 feet in any direction, and about 400 feet altitude. (However I find, this usually more than enough for what I'm filming, and this can be over-ridden). The "follow me" mode doesn't have object avoidance. It will follow you into tree branches. Doesn't come with a hard case. (Pretty much just a cardboard box, but it works).
Overall Review: Over all I'm happy with it. It is relatively quiet, (can't hear it 30 feet away). The long battery life is worth the long charge up times. You can set the controller to "quick or slow" response, I have mine close to the middle, it seems pretty responsive to me.
Big and fast
Pros: What's not to like? 2TB. Small form factor. Relatively rugged compared to SATA/SSD drives. NVME gives me full duplex data. This is a fast drive.
Cons: The price could always be cheaper, but really it wasn't that bad.
Overall Review: My first M.2 drive was only 120 GB, also it wasn't NVME, it was good enough. But I paid almost the same price for it, as I paid for this. I highly recommend this drive. I reformatted it, and I use it for Linux, but I'm sure it would work just as well with windows.
Nice WiFi chipset. Linux compatible.
Pros: I used this PCIe adapter with it. Newegg apparently doesn't sell anything comparable. If this isn't acceptable in the review, I apologize, but people will want to know how to get it working. Ableconn PEXM2150E PCI Express x1 Adapter Card with M.2 Key E Socket - Support M2 E Key or A-E Key WiFi or Bluetooth Module Simple, easy, plug and play. Make sure you get a m.2 slot that is sized for 2230 and keyed for "E" Wifi (most m.2 adapters are for SSD hard drives). If newegg sells a m.2. 2230 E key to PCIe adapter, by all means use theirs. I couldn't find one listed.
Cons: None really, the price could be lower, but it really wasn't that bad. Add another $20 for the adapter above.
Overall Review: Works great with everything, out of the box. Windows 10. Fedora29, Ubuntu 18, pretty much any Linux that has these packages available. iwl7260-firmware.noarch 220.127.116.11-62.2.el7_5 iwl7265-firmware.noarch 18.104.22.168-62.2.el7_5 Intel makes a 9XXX chipset also. But at the time of writing this, the Linux drivers only support that chipset in 32-bit OS. The 72XX drivers work with the 82XX chipsets.
Ordered Pioneer speaker from them over a month ago. Still haven't received it. The tracking number on my invoice is invalid. I have sent email to newegg about this, they told me to give the vendor 48 hours to respond, that was 5 days ago. I have bought many things from Newegg over the years, this is the first time I've had this problem.