Joined on 05/08/08
good budget motherboard
Pros: Decent performance Everything included as advertised Still working after 3+ years
Cons: Seems to have a bad reputation, I can't comment on that myself
Overall Review: I bought this to replace a bad OEM board for a relative of mine. I simply wanted something high on the value scale without needing terrific performance. This board did the job fine, still running after about 3 years now.
Pros: Better bargain than the cheaper Arcade version. All you really need is a Live subscription and rechargeable controller battery/charger.
Cons: The system I purchased was manufactured in August 2008, it's the old falcon chipset. I'm really disappointed that I bought a brand new system only to receive one a year old. I only purchased it from Newegg since I saw all the other people receiving new systems...uggh
Good buy (for what it is)
Pros: - Decent range. I'm using it in a wooden building and the range extends through several walls and out of the building itself. I have to drive down the road before the signal is finally dropped. - Good form factor, relatively small size which makes it easy to position out of the way.
Cons: - As many other people have mentioned, the wired connections are drastically limited. I feel this router may be better served running wireless-to-wireless data transfers better than just regular use situations. Transferring between machines may be noticeably better than internet communications. - USB 2.0 (though this isn't a problem if you don't use the USB header)
Overall Review: Be sure to position it high up. It'd be nice if the speeds were higher but I don't notice it myself, in my particular situation at work. So you should understand the details before you buy; this is a good choice for typical use or a small business, but for heavy data transfers you may want a beefier unit.
Pros: Good display quality Easy to clean Built-in power supply (same power cord as a PC) Tilting adjustment DVI and VGA input to support older devices
Cons: No height adjustment, but it does have tilting adjustment Ships with a VGA cable, as if you need more of those no HDMI support Touch-pad menu buttons (but this is a minor issue)
Overall Review: When paired with another monitor of similar size but different make, I can't get the resolution of this one to be perfect (objects are slightly ovular). But this isn't the fault of the planar monitor itself so it's not really a con. Be careful about mixing-and-matching different brands though, because your performance may vary. I would purchase another one of these in the future if I needed a second, or for a backup perhaps.