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BYTECC PW-100W 100W 2 in 1 AC/DC Universal Laptop/Monitor Power Adaptor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Another sparked and failed (within 3 hours) 01/18/2011

This review is from: BYTECC PW-100W 100W 2 in 1 AC/DC Universal Laptop/Monitor Power Adaptor

Pros: Lightweight for 100W rated adapter

Cons: Sparked and failed within 3 hours of first use connected to 12V load less than 50W. Is there a recurring pattern in the posted user feedback ?

Other Thoughts: Unreliable. It costs time and money to return this item. Supposed to have "180 day limited" warranty, but Newegg's RMA website says "warranty has expired" for item first delivered 11 days ago. Doubtful if the warranty means anything, as the packaging shows no manufacturer address or contact info.

Giada MI-ION2-01 NVIDIA ION2 D525 Atom NM10 HDMI+DVI Thin ITX Motherboard w/DC12V Power-in Combo
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good balance of medium CPU and graphics capabilities for a very compact build. Low profile, with on board power for CPU fan and 2 SATA devices, You supply external 12V DC power. Rear panel has DVI and HDMI connectors.

Cons: Single CPU/GPU fan is quite noisy and must run constantly for adequate cooling. Only 2 USB ports on back panel, but mid-board USB connectors are provided for you to add more to front of case. Relatively expensive price/performance compared with Core i3 based mini-ITX boards or barebones.

Other Thoughts: Board and SSD fit easily into 8" x 8" x 2.5" perforated steel case (not from Newegg); whole thing weighs 3.5 lb. A Bytecc universal 100W AC/DC laptop/monitor adapter sold by Newegg worked well. Recognized and booted from OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, ran fine with no device manager faults.

Plextor PX-HDTV500U-NA Mini Digital HDTV Receiver
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Not ready for prime time 12/01/2007

This review is from: Plextor PX-HDTV500U-NA Mini Digital HDTV Receiver

Pros: When signal is strong and software is working, the HDTV picture is excellent. Recorded and played back HDTV programming successfully at times.

Cons: Weak software. Driver supplied on CD won't work with Win 2K even though advertised as compatible. Eventually found usable Win2K driver supplied by Artec, but scheduled recording didn't work with Win2K. Function seemed better with Win XP but still with frequent video-audio sync problems, slow channel switching and slow program loading.

Other Thoughts: It looks like Plextor repackaged the Artec T14A device with a remote control and did little if anything to improve the software.


Sunwen C.'s Profile

Display Name: Sunwen C.

Date Joined: 10/18/03

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/01/07
  • Last Review: 01/18/11
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