Joined on 07/06/10
Nice light up gaming mouse pad
Pros: This is a really nice gaming mouse pad for the money. Super comfortable and smooth surface with plenty of room for all your gaming needs. There are plenty of colors and transition settings to choose from and also a dimming feature for when you want to tone it down a bit. Thumbs up for this purchase.
Cons: Only cons I can think of is that the USB cord that connects the pad to your computer is a tad long and it does take up a USB slot.
Overall Review: Very good buy in my opinion, low price, quality product, plus lots of color choices. A nice gaming mouse pad
Pros: Nice gaming laptop for the price since it is a refurb. Overall, the laptop is pretty fast, nice processor even though not a quad-core, 6gig ram, and the graphics card is nice. The lit up keyboard is a nice touch since my gaming takes me into the wee hours of the night and I can't get up to turn on the lights. Overall performance is great. Also, there was no bloatware on my machine at all.
Cons: Okay now, I just got the lappy a few hours ago and from other posts I wasn't expecting a "perfect" machine. I'm a computer tech so I ran down the machine right after inspecting it from the box. - Items were loose in the box from shipment. - Slight scratches on the front lid...no biggie, only cosmetic. - Missing screws on the bottom of the lappy when they did the refurb. Again, no biggie, I have spares. Careless on their part though. - Now this is really careless, noticed a fingerprint smudge on the inside of the LCD screen on the far right side. Annoying to say the least. If I put a "gadget" over it with slight opacity, I don't notice it as much. During gaming the smudge is visible with altered coloring. I'll crack open the screen later and try and properly clean it. - WiFi card does not work. C'mon techs, do your F'in job!! Plain laziness if you ask me. Makes me look bad. Not hard to run a diagnostic people. Again, for me not bad, I have spare WiFi b/g/n USB dongles.
Overall Review: I own several ASUS products and have never had any issues with any of them. Still have two laptops from them since 2005 and several motherboards from past gaming rigs as well as graphic cards, and etc. Even have a refurbed EeePC from them...no issues. Now with this G72, I blame the refurb company hired out to repair these laptops. The quality control is out the window with this company and you do take a chance with it, sorry to say. For the money I spent, I still think I got a deal, however so slight. I've updated everything on the laptop, bios and whatnot and it screams. Only gameplay so far is Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, Mass Effect 2, and Fallout:New Vegas. Played just a few minutes of each with settings on high except for Crysis 2 with mixed settings. So if you want a decent gaming laptop for a cheap price, this might be it for you. Since the price went up since I bought it, Newegg must notice the demand for this refurb. Meh, take a chance if you are tech savvy.
Sturdy portable drive
Pros: Quality design, sturdy, fast read/write speeds, convenient storage, great price
Cons: Not really a con, but I wish the drive was an SSD for an even smaller form factor and no moving parts. Then the price would be higher, so...
Overall Review: Perfect 2.5" drive enclosed in a nice sleek sturdy case. Decent read/write speeds makes it easy for transfers. Using this one as a media drive with no issues.
Pretty flowers, but...
Pros: The tulips were very pretty and had nice colors.
Cons: With the ones that arrived intact, there were 3-4 that were broken in half and the petals were dry and wilted. Another two, the petals were dry and browning. There's always a risk when ordering flowers to be delivered.
Overall Review: The tulips that made the trip, beautiful colors and family members loved them. If you get to the package first and toss out the bad, broken ones, nobody will know except you.
Inexpensive headphones that work
Pros: - Super cheap - Sound decent
Cons: - You get what you pay for with the sound - Fall out of the ear if you don't have them in just right
Overall Review: These headphones were bought just as a backup for my higher end IEMs. For the price, you can't go wrong. You should know that these aren't going to blow you away, but if you want decent sound on a budget, these will work. Nothing really spectacular, these need to be placed in your ear a certain way or they'll pop out, regardless of the size of the ear piece you use. They can sound a bit tinny at times with low bass. You can try to tweak the sound of you have an EQ available. Still, not bad for the money.
Great AIO liquid cooler. Easy installation.
Pros: Came pretty much ready to go out of the box. Install fit perfect in a Bit Fenix Prodigy micro ATX case. The all white cooler matches up perfectly with the white case. CPU temps under load are lower than that of a known name brand liquid cooler.
Cons: So far nothing is wrong. Time will tell. It says 50,000 hours of usage.
Overall Review: Not the seller's fault, but the package arrived destroyed. The box looked like it was crushed and slashed open. Surprisingly, the contents were untouched, just everything else around was crushed.
Great dealing with this company, they really know how to package the products they sell. I've ordered liquid substances from them and they make sure nothing leaks, so above and beyond on packaging and shipping. Doesn't hurt that their pricing is also very competitive.
Great external drive, USB cable not so much...
This drive is great, light and compact, yet durable. Arrived in a decent manner, very light packaging. The only issue so far is the USB cable, it was defective. The drive would disconnect if you move or slightly twist the cable. There must be a faulty wire connection in the sheath. No big problem, I had an extra cable to replace it with. The drive itself is flawless, using it daily as a media source, access times are fast.