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PDS VECTOR CQ Desktop PC - Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz (E8400) - 4GB RAM - 80GB HDD - DVD+RW - Gigabit Ethernet - NO OS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -3 GHz duo core Intel processor
-Runs Windows 10 without a problem
-4 GB is plenty for a streamlined Windows 10 install
-Very surprised how relevant the Core 2 Duo's still are

Cons: 80 GB HDD from this era are lack luster. Np though, swap out for a 120 SSD for $40

Other Thoughts: I bought this computer for a friends parents because they wanted a computer and did not have a lot of money to spend (they are octogenarians). I had an extra Windows 10 and 240 SSD lying around so I loaded them up. I was amazed how snappy this computer was. Simple office tasks (I installed LibreOffice), web browsing, and playing windows games seemed no different than on my i7-6700k with 32 GB of DDR4. Really was surprised. Was going to buy one of these to put Linux on, just to mess around with that operating system. Then I remember, I already have a couple computers I'm doing that with. Am I addicted?

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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -3840X2160 Rez (4 x 1080p) @ 60hz with DP or HDMI 2.0
-10 bit color
-4:4:4 chroma for crisp text
-Uses only 64 watts of power even though it's 4x the pixels of a 1080p
-USB 3 hub with 3 USB ports.
-Display Port (this is what I use on my r9 380)
-Play games at 1080p or 1440p and hardly notice its not the native rez
-No ghosting
-Provides DP, HDMI 2.0, US power, and Korean Power cables

Cons: -Windows is too small to see without increasing size by 150% and this makes is a little blurry.
-light bleed on black scenes
-can't play most games at 4k with single video card (although this is not that big of deal with this monitor because at 1080p and 1440p the games look great).

Other Thoughts: This monitor is the best of both worlds. It is TV sized but monitor quality. You can watch anything from 720p to 2160p content and it looks amazing. Lately I've been concerned about power use of my computers and was worried that this monitor was going to be a juice hog, but it is not. My watt meter only reads to 1/10 watts and when the monitor is on standby it reads 0.0 watts. While running it uses from 61 to 66 watts. The red LED standby light and the blue USB port lights in the back are kind of bright when on standby. The red standby light goes off when you shut off the power but the blue USB lights do not (they are on the back of the TV however). I'm very happy with this display but I feel 2160p is too high a rez for a 43" monitor because everything is so tiny. I have to increase windows sizing by 150% but it makes some things blurry (like everything on steam). I think a 1440p 43" monitor would be perfect. The 4:4:4 chroma makes the text crisp and clear. You tube has a lot of small 4K videos to watch and its breathtakingly brilliant. Netflix has very little 4k content (of course there is a lot of 4k skin flicks out there). But 720p, 1080p, and 1440p content looks great on here. They must have some kind of algorithm that compensates well.

10 Pieces LED Bulb Light Lamp 12w A19/ A60 6000-6500k Cool White E26/E27 AC110v No Dimmable Bathroom Indoor Lighting Use
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Inexpensive, nice white light, bright right away*.

Cons: *The light bulbs take about 1 second to come on. They are at there brightest when they do and the light is great. I've found out that this is not uncommon with LED bulbs.

Other Thoughts: I have other LED lights(different brand) that I put in with multiple light fixtures with non-LED lights and hadn't noticed the fact they too take about 1 second to come on. But next to the compact florescent lights these are far superior in color, brightness, durability and speed to full brightness.


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Display Name: Jeffrey L.

Date Joined: 02/25/04

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 02/28/06
  • Last Review: 05/31/16
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