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Total Defense Anti-Virus – 3 PCs
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3 out of 5 eggs Pay attention to rebate rules! 03/22/2013

This review is from: Total Defense Anti-Virus – 3 PCs

Pros: You come out $10 ahead after the rebate and the gift card.

Cons: You have to activate the product with a credit card to get the rebate, then remember to cancel your subscription before your free trial ends.

Other Thoughts: I haven't actually done this yet, so I'm not sure how long the free trial is.

Hitachi GST Microdrive 3K8 HMS361006M5CE00-5 5GB 3600 RPM 128KB Cache IDE Ultra ATA33 / ATA-4 1
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: at $4, they're dirt cheap

Cons: This technology is totally obsolete. This is the type of hard drive that was in the iPod mini (not the nano) from 2004-05. They've been completely replaced by flash memory.

Other Thoughts: It's the same size as a Compact Flash memory card, but from the description, it seems like it has a different kind of connecter. Make sure you know the connecter will work for your application.

Note: I don't actually own this.

SAMSUNG B300 Series S23B300B Black 23
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I don't actually own this monitor

Cons: This is a response to the poster on 11/29/12 who said the DVI port was incorrectly manufactured.

Other Thoughts: To the poster on 11/29/12 who reported that the monitor came with a "defective" DVI port, you are mistaken. The port you described (which is the same as the port pictured on the back of the monitor, if you zoom in), with no pins next to the slot, is a standard DVI-D (D for digital) dual link port.

Yes, it's different from the DVI port on the back of your computer, (which is most likely a DVI-I) but that's because it serves a different purpose.

See the wikipedia article on DVI for more details, but basically, DVI can carry either a digital or an analog signal. Since there's a VGA input right next to it, there's no reason why you'd want to use an analog signal over DVI, so Samsung disabled it. The hardware behind the port requires a digital signal, so they used the correct connector. The problem is your cable. Get a DVI-D cable, and you'll be all set.

And before you ask, no, you can't convert your DVI-I cable to DVI-D by removing those 4 pins. The flat blade on the DVI-I connector is too long to fit into the DVI-D port.


Matthew B.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew B.

Date Joined: 02/09/11

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 03/21/11
  • Last Review: 03/22/13
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