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This review is from: LG BP530 3D Wi-Fi Smart Blu-Ray Disc Player
Pros: Very easy setup
Fast boot up time
Easy to setup wireless or using a wired lan
Cons: Wireless a little slow to connect sometimes, but this issue may be due to the ATT U-verse router and the fact that we have both the Blu-ray player and the wireless DirecTV genie sitting together.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: This power supply quit after 7 1/2 months. It was never heavily used and was never under a heavy load. The last day I booted my system it ran for about 10 minutes and suddenly rebooted. When it came back up, it ran for about 5 minutes and just quit completely. It never worked again. After discovering that it was this psu, I tried contacting Seasonic for over a week. Be warned, this company has THE WORST support/RMA dept. I have ever seen. They never answer the RMA line, it goes straight to voice mail. They don't return voice messages either. Finally after days of frustration, I called their sales line and got a person on the phone. This person sent me an RMA form, but it had no RMA number. I called back in and after 3 calls, speaking to 3 different people I was issued a RMA number, and was informed shipping was all on me (on a psu that had lasted 7 months of a 7 year warranty). After explaining to one of the people that this system is critical for communicating with my medical devices and my doctor, she laughed about it and told me that they could cross-ship a new one if I would leave them my credit card number. With the RMA dept. ignoring calls, I was very skeptical about giving them a card number that would be charged an unknown amount if the psu was not returned to them in x number of days. Finally I just bought a new psu (believe me it was not a Seasonic one either). The next day I decided to contact Newegg's support to see if they could help me out. Within minutes Newegg was calling Seasonic to try get a resolution to the problem and they too could not get Seasonic support on the line. Newegg did take care of the issue internally however.
Other Thoughts: I have to hand it to Newegg, they DO take care of their customers. I have never had any problems getting things resolved quickly by calling them. I give Newegg 5 stars, but I would give Seasonic a big flat 0 if I could rate that low. I will NEVER buy Seasonic products again.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
Pros: Have yet to find any other than it will use my Google calendar without jumping thru hoops.
Cons: - The Mail app is pathetic. It does not support POP3 mail at all, and can't even create or delete folders on IMAP, Live, Google or Yahoo mail. Also there is no way to empty your deleted mail or your junk mail folders. The only way to delete a mail message is to actually open it, hope it's not infected. To create or delete folders or empty your junk and deleted mail items on the "supported" types of servers, you have to log into them with your browser or thru a different application. And finally there is no way to print your email in the app (can you say welcome to the mail app from the iPad?).
- Desktop looks like it came from Windows 95 or a minimalist Linux setup (no more nice aero effects).
- Apps and even java crash frequently on a totally clean install.
- The O/S is dumbed down to the level of kindergarten, with your updates and virus apps hidden away as if they are top secret or non-existent (sorry but I like to see what is going on with my pc, and prefer not to trust it to what Microsoft says is supposed to be going on).
- Contrary to what Microsoft claims, with my hardware (32gb ram, core i7, 240gb SSD) I see no speed increases over Windows 7, as a matter of fact, some things were faster on Windows 7.
- No DVD player anymore, unless you buy it (or in the case of us that bought Pro where we can download Windows Media Center for free from Microsoft...for a limited time).
- Where Windows 7 was somewhat intuitive with a search right on the Start Menu, Windows 8 requires you to remember to use the Win key + Q. It does allow you to search all sorts of places including the app store, your installed apps, etc. It is not as intuitive imo as Windows 7.
- In a push to try and grab their little piece of the touch tablet market, Microsoft has more or less spit in the face of us long time desktop pc users that built the empire they have today.
- Microsoft has stripped a working O/S to the ground, added touch to that stripped O/S and then created a loot grabbing app store to try to fill in the pieces.
Other Thoughts: I feel that in a push to try and grab their little piece of the touch tablet and smart phone markets, Microsoft has more or less spit in the face of us long time desktop pc users that built the empire they have today. If I wanted to look at a phone or tablet I would use my phone or tablet...especially when it comes to the "Desktop" part of the O/S. I have purchased multiple copies of every O/S, every version of Windows and almost every version of Office that Microsoft has ever put out, but this will be my last. One last note on that so-called mail app, if we had dared to put something out like that in my tenure at IBM, we would have all been fired on the spot. It is a pure insult to revert something as simple as mail back to pre-Windows 95 levels. Maybe when Microsoft see high-end hardware manufacturers start dropping their support for Windows and starting to push other OSes they will regret this miserable mess that they call an innovation.READ FULL REVIEW