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Fujitsu 11.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: One of the few laptops and probably only tablet which still has a VGA port.


Has antiglare coating so it works in bright office locations. but this can also be a con.

Works good with win 7 (for what win 7 is; great mouse keyboard input, poor touch input)

Battery life is okay. You might get 8 hours on both; 11 hours is only possible if you use it as desk art. (i.e. don't use it at all)

Cons: Has anti glare. This makes the touch input off putting. I don't like the textured feeling and when I run the digitizer pen over the screen I feel like I am scratching it because of the tactile feedback of the anti glare plastic coating. Glossy tablets have a much better pen input feeling.

Loaded windows 8 and it works marginally well. In part it is failure of windows 8 to be a useful office tool and in part the hardware is not yet ready. For example the touchpad on the keyboard doesn't work correctly. You can use the touchpad but if the left or right mouse button is pressed then cntl-alt-del -> task man is required to save a hard reboot situation. Mouse and touch input becomes unusable because focus is lost to all applications. Maybe a driver update can fix this (fingers crossed it is soon) Usability of the touchpad on the keyboard is 50% of the point of having a docking keyboard!!!!!

Finally the worst part is the auto dimming function. It basically turns the backlight completely off. At one point I had to plug the tablet into a nearby Plasma TV just to navigate to turn off the auto dim. That at least Fujitsu should have corrected before releasing the product as it is frustrating and completely makes the device useless unless you have a cable and nearby second screen to fix the problem. And windows updates may turn the auto dim function back on!!!

Other Thoughts: Should have included two AC power bricks, one for each battery.

Fujitsu still needs a lot of work on the drivers to make it compatible with Windows 8 and releasing this tablet as Windows 8 ready was a terrible marketing mistake. It absolutely is not ready for enterprise use.

Disneyland Adventures Xbox 360 Game
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Too simple 01/13/2012

This review is from: Disneyland Adventures Xbox 360 Game

Pros: Price was 1/2 regular price. Not really a reflection on the game. Or is it? See cons.

Cons: It was a Christmas gift for my little girl 8 years of age. After two minutes the game was back in the box and she kindly told me that it is just too babyish for her. She was clearly disappointed and felt bad for the situation. Not really what you want from a gift as the giver or receiver.

Apparently what the player does is follow the Disneyland characters around the park and wave a hand when prompted. I would further elaborate on the details of the game, but that really is just it.

Other Thoughts: It may be entertaining for rhesus monkeys, but not people.

ECS Black Series A785GM-M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Complete fail of Manufacturer Support 02/06/2011

This review is from: ECS Black Series A785GM-M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It did work, albeit with some trouble, for about 1 year.

Cons: A failure of one USB port on the rear panel started a month long unresolved issue with ECS tech support. Before buying this improperly designed product be prepared to completely tear down the computer system and reassemble piece by piece to ensure none of your other known working hardware is an issue, because this will be the tech supports first question. Did you completely tear down the system and attempt to diagnose the mother board? Why not suggest test points for my Oscilloscope to determine failure points!

THE REAL TROUBLE EVERY BUYER WILL HAVE is the heat sink on the NB is insufficient and will cause random immediate shutdown of the computer. A failure of any other component rarely causes this problem. In the case of this board it is easy to correct by adding a fan pointed directly at the NB. I have 5 other perfectly reliable comptuers that have shared parts with the subject computer, however, with this ECS MB it is completely unreliable.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately ECS fails to have a standard problem list for the tech support (if I am generous and don't assume it is intentional denial of warranty) so they are unable to provide realistic solutions or an RMA. I am stuck with a failed board and no RMA coming. I have only had one other MB failure and BioStar stood behind the warranty and replaced it. My problem with that machine was resolved. With the ECS machine using this MB I will SCRAP it for an MSI motherboard and go my separate way from ECS. I will never look back at ECS for a MB solution again. Please take this frank warning and DO NOT purchase this board!


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Display Name: Charles O.

Date Joined: 12/17/04

  • Reviews: 10
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  • Last Review: 12/29/12
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