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SAMSUNG S24A850DW Matte Black 24
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I bought the monitor specifically for the 16:10 aspect ratio, which is rare (16:9 becoming the "HD Standard"). No regrets for shelling out the extra money.

The "eco" function which detects ambient light and adjusts the brightness accordingly has three sensitivity settings. I keep my sensitivity on the lowest, and it works marvelously at adjusting anywhere from bright daytime sunlight to no light at all at night.

When I use it for gaming, the colors are rich and vibrant. When I use it for work, the text is sharp and clear and contributes very little to eye fatigue.

There is a bulky power supply, but there's a spot behind the monitor where you can mount the power supply so it is out of the way. All you have to manage is a power cord.

The bezel around the monitor is very well made, without any flex or "flimsy" feeling to it. It's not aluminum or "glass" like some of the more higher end monitors, but the matte black fits in nicely with the rest of my desktop.

Cons: I dislike how flimsy the buttons feels. However, once you get the initial setup out of the way, you hardly ever have to touch the buttons again (I just leave my monitor on, in standby mode, when I am not using it).

The menu itself could use a proper human-machine interface specialist to look at it. You have to dig through more than one layer to get at some of the more "popular" options. However, again, once you get through the initial setup, you won't hardly have to touch it.

Other Thoughts: For an LED PLS monitor, this is a fantastic value. I use it for both work and play, and it does a marvelous job of it. The base is sturdy and the monitor will not wobble.

Linksys E2100L 802.11b/g/n Linux OS Wireless Router with USB Built-in AV Media Server
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Fine for wired connections, terrible for wireless 07/17/2011

This review is from: Linksys E2100L 802.11b/g/n Linux OS Wireless Router with USB Built-in AV Media Server

Pros: - Very easy to set up, either using the CD or by logging into the router directly
- Has all the standard wireless security features (WEP, WPA / II, MAC address filtering, etc.)

Cons: - Mixed B/G/N mode is useless. The signal strength drops, and my G devices seem unable to maintain a connection. Putting it into B/G mode fixes this problem, but the whole reason why I even bought this router was for my wireless N devices. If I set it to "N" only, my G devices are left out.
- USB port for file sharing is shaky, at best. Connection seems to drop every few minutes, even via wired connections.

Other Thoughts: I've upgraded to the latest firmware available from Cisco / Linksys, and I'm still having wireless connection issues for B/G/N mode. I won't bother trying another Cisco product in the near future.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Low voltage requirement for 1600
- Good heat sink design
- Was able to configure and run with the specified timings and settings with no fuss.

Cons: - The reason why I gave it 4 eggs instead of 5: The system failed to boot once. I ran memtest, no anomalies came up. Other than the single failure to boot, system has been running like a champ.

Other Thoughts: I only give 5 eggs to flawless system performance. However, if I could rate beyond the integers, I would give this a 4.9 if I could.


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Date Joined: 02/07/04

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