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ASUS VX279Q Black 27
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: DisplayPort input. 27". Game mode crosshair or timer.

Cons: When using displayport, you must use the displayport audio out of the computer if you want to use the speakers or headphones jack on the monitor. The monitor will not use the audio in jack, Picture quality is rather poor compared to other less expensive monitors. everything looks a little washed out. I worked in video engineering/production and have calibrated many monitors. I cannot get accurate colors using SMPTE test patterns to calibrate the monitor.

Other Thoughts: newegg will not let me return this monitor for refund. buyer beware of this monitor as there is no way to get your money back on it. other online retailers that cannot be named in newegg reviews will accept a return on any product that is not satisfactory. very disappointed in newegg's refund policy for products that do not meet minimal expectaions. In this case, audio in always available and being able to calibrate colors to SMPTE standards.

LG 29EA93-P 29
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: ultra wide and high resolution. Lots of features. Good picture quality.

Cons: Drivers flaky. Software for features crash frequently. USB 3.0 hub frequently causes blue screen crashes with particular applications. LG support will not respond to my request for warranty service for faulty Display Port input.

Other Thoughts: Out of the box when I purchased this (May 2013), Screen split did not work. The required software failed to launch or if it did, all options were greyed out. Contacted support and the said the monitor is plug and play and there is no software for the monitor. I asked to speak to someone that was more familiar with the model, they said the same thing. When I asked how the screen split function for the monitor worked, there was a long pause followed by a response that I must download the screen split software and install and then I can use those features. When I said the software didn't work and they just said software was not required and now they are telling me to download the exact software I called for, they said I misunderstood what they meant by software was not required. Now, I am having issues with the display port input just not working. Randomly the monitor with display a "no signal message." And computer will boot to big black blank screen displaying no signal. Does the same thing with different graphics cards. The computer works fine with other display port monitors. I contacted support again twice today (10/14/2013) and they did not respond at all to the online chat I called and was transferred to a message that the number could not be reached. I have emailed them and not receiving any response. I just want a monitor that works or my money back.

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MKII
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Not horrible, but not the best 03/23/2011

This review is from: Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MKII

Pros: Clear highs and lows. Long cord* for plugging into the back of a PC. Ear cups are well padded and comfortable. I do have more cons than pros listed, but this is a decent headset. I took one egg away because I have headphones that do sound better (and are more expensive) and i took anohter way for the issues listed below.

Cons: Mid range is lacking. A lot of headphones mix the mark here, so not a big deal. I can really notice the difference between these and my high-end headphones when listening to things though. Obnoxiously long cord - I bought this headset for use at LAN parties and occasional use at home for late night gaming that requires voice chat. At the first LAN party I brought this headset to, the obnoxious long cord was plugged into my front audio jacks on my tower that was on top of the table. the person next to me got up and caught their foot on the cord which ripped both the headpone and mic jacks right off the cable. I barly felt a tug on the headset, the wire broke that easily. I should say, the cable ripped apart right where it split to go to the 2 jacks. Creative wouldn't offer to cover under warranty, so I had to strip the cable and carefully solder the enamel coated wires to new connectors. If they weren't $100, i would have just tossed them and bought something else.

Other Thoughts: I was not able to try the noise cancellation on the mic. I do have a titanium series card and also have a set of surround sound speakers. If I want to switch from speakers to headset, I have to disconnect the speakers and connect the headset and then switch my sound settings for the card and my games. This is too much headache. Also, my card randomly will drop the output level to the front left speaker by 10db (measured with sound meter) and the only way I can fix is uninstalling reinstalling the driver. So, this and that Creative does not have a standard front audio connectors on their cards to allow me to use my front jacks for headphones and rear jacks for speakers...I yanked the card (which creative 'tested' and will not fix) and just use my onboard audio now.


Michael K.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael K.

Date Joined: 10/13/07

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 03/23/11
  • Last Review: 06/16/16
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