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Acer G6 Series G246HYL bmjj Black 23.8
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I actually can't find any pros with this monitor other than the screen size and how thin it is. Oh, and the speakers were a little better than what they usually come with.

Cons: A lot. Like others have said, the light bleeding is bad. I noticed it right away, hooked it up via HDMI, and initial boot up black screen showed light bleeding through the right corner. I decided to test it further in Windows 7. Well, it got worse when I selected a black background. It was more than a little bleeding at the right corner; almost 3 inches out and started showing more towards the entire top. I decided to play the movie Gravity in 1080P resolution, and against the pitch black of space, there seemed to be a sunrise. Well, actually it was the light bleed of the monitor, but you get my drift. The color bleeding through looked more like a greenish brown than white.

This is my first IPS panel, so I can't judge from experience; I can only judge what I see in this panel. The colors seem off, blurry at times and the fonts were not clear all the time. I have a 10 year old AOPEN TFT LCD, 19" 1280 X 1024 which looks clearer. This Acer panel also seems fast on boot up and switching accounts, but there is a visible distortion that happens during switching accounts in Windows 7, that the 10 year old monitor does not do.

Oh and the flimsy stand with minimal adjustment. I was actually able to adjust it slightly by adjusting the internal metal bracket that is inside the stand connector.

The buttons at the bottom is a bad design, cramped together and confusing on which one to use for switching functions and selection. They could have used light indicators if they wanted to place the buttons at the bottom.

Zonet ZWA1207 Dual 7dBi Omni - Directional Antenna
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Once you get it placed right, it works good. It took some time to get the right placement, but it is much better than the 2 X dbi antennas that came with my PCI-E wireless n card, located in the back of my PC. I had to move the router for a better angle, raised up the router a little bit and placed this antenna at the routers level. It is basically 20ft away from the router behind 2 steel fire rated doors and a hallway. The speed now fluctuates from 120, 150, 180, 270Mbps to 300Mbps. Most of the time it stays at 270-300Mbps. My wireless connection was disappearing from time to time, but it was not the antenna and was fixed by changing the router's channel. Overall the build quality is good, but one of the sma connectors did pull off when I pulled my PC out, but I was able to tighten it better.

Cons: It takes a little adjusting and seems to need a good line of sight.
The antennas could be a little smaller in size even though they are 7dbi. The cable length is too short to be able to place it perfectly.

Other Thoughts: With the rebate, it was the best deal for a dual 7dbi antenna from a known company. There are not many dual external sma antennas available.

TDK 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48520
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works For Me 12/03/2011

This review is from: TDK 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48520

Pros: I usually only use TDK or Maxell. I have been using these same discs for years now, and I can't remember ever having a coaster. They seem to play on all DVD players, old and new. I still only trust DVD-R to be fully compatible, but maybe I am just old-school.

Cons: None


Benjamin Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin Z.

Date Joined: 03/12/03

  • Reviews: 24
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 02/18/09
  • Last Review: 05/30/15
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