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Joe K.

Joe K.

Joined on 05/05/03

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Most Favorable Review
Acer Desktop PC Veriton VM261-UC4301P Celeron 430 (1.80GHz) 1GB DDR2 80GB HDD SiS Mirage 3 Windows XP Professional
Acer Desktop PC Veriton VM261-UC4301P Celeron 430 (1.80GHz) 1GB DDR2 80GB HDD SiS Mirage 3 Windows XP Professional

Pros: Great deal for the money. Low end machine but low cost!

Cons: Ships with a BALL MOUSE!!! I didn't even know they made those anymore! As others have said... bloatware. But that helps keep the cost down and you can uninstall it.

Overall Review: Slow startup for the first time as it loads bloatware but most know how to get rid of it.

Most Critical Review

1 in 9 bad

SONY DGDAT72 36/72GB DAT 72 Tape Media 1 Pack
SONY DGDAT72 36/72GB DAT 72 Tape Media 1 Pack

Pros: Good price.

Cons: 1 out of 9 was bad. Inexcusable IMO. Hope the others hold up. It makes me worry about the reliability of my backups.

not poe standards compliant

TP-Link TL-POE200 Power over Ethernet Adapter Kit
TP-Link TL-POE200 Power over Ethernet Adapter Kit

Pros: can't think of a single pro

Cons: This kit does not conform to poe standards to the injector and splitter will not work with any other injector or splitter or a poe switch. They need to be used as a set and a set only. Very foolish design and I wish the product description would have said so. Deserves zero eggs. Newegg is partially at fault here as well for the description.

2 DOA out of 6

HP LA2405wg Black / Silver 24" 5ms  Height/Pivot/Swivel adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 3000:1(1000:1)
HP LA2405wg Black / Silver 24" 5ms Height/Pivot/Swivel adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 3000:1(1000:1)

Pros: Large, cheap.

Cons: Poor viewing angle. On my last order of 6 of these, 2 were DOA.

Overall Review: This monitor fills the need for those who want a big monitor cheap. It's nowhere near a high quality monitor though.

HP Compaq Desktop PC DC5700 Pentium D 945 (3.40GHz) 2GB DDR2 80GB HDD Windows XP Professional 32-bit
HP Compaq Desktop PC DC5700 Pentium D 945 (3.40GHz) 2GB DDR2 80GB HDD Windows XP Professional 32-bit

Pros: Cheap, runs ok.

Cons: Only about half of the keys on the keyboard worked. I threw it away rather than bother asking for a replacement. Not worth my time.

Overall Review: These things are used computers that have been wiped and reinstalled with xp. They come with a new but very cheap mouse and keyboard. The one I got has a schools name that comes up during the bios post. There is no way to remove it from the bios. Supposedly there is a utility that will change it. Just barely worth what I paid for it.

10/21/2011

Terrible viewing angle

HP LA2405wg Black / Silver 24" 5ms  Height/Pivot/Swivel adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 3000:1(1000:1)
HP LA2405wg Black / Silver 24" 5ms Height/Pivot/Swivel adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 3000:1(1000:1)

Pros: Nice big bright display. Cheap.

Cons: The viewing angle is terrible. If you move your head by a couple of inches the colors start changing. Not very crisp.

Overall Review: I've bought around a dozen of these and have been putting them on our employees desks. No one has complained. Then I replaced my old 1600x1200 samsung with one and the difference was immediate. The samsung viewing angle is super huge. This thing is pathetic. I'm actually surprised and never noticed a problem till I started using one myself. Don't buy it.

10/17/2011