Joined on 12/22/01
Pros: Good contrast but it' not adjustable. Screen is quite sharp. The ability to operate in either "landscape" or "portrait" modes is a big PLUS. Delivery was on time, as usual with Newegg.
Cons: I've never had the option of portrait mode display and so I called for help from Samsung. I got NO assistance from them, in fact, the person I spoke to was very curt and arrogant. It was a useless exercise. So don't bother to speak to Samsung customer service.
Overall Review: After doing my own research on how to use or setup the two modes of display, the product has performed very well. My main reason for buying this monitor is to be able to show much more lines of code when doing programming. For this purpose it is great. I'm very happy. You just spin the monitor 90 degrees and viola, you're in portrait. Then do the same in opposite direction and you're back in the normal landscape display. Excellent. I must mention that I have two other computers in use while using this new unit, which are in supplementary service.
A might flakey!?
Pros: Most of the time, this computer works normally. It has an excellent , sharp screen, good speed performance, and is quite satisfactory. In fact, I generally like it.
Cons: However, ocassionally, it takes off on a tangent and does something strange. It is hard to discribe the maladys because the seldom repeat. In other words, it's a new malidy on each event. If I were superstitious, i'd say it was possessed!? When something goes awry, the computer will continue to operate, but with strange things happening, like the background will shut off but the mouse still works and an apprication will partially function. Sometimes stopping that program will restore normal operation, sometime not. In all cases, so far, a reboot cures all.
Overall Review: I have about five HP computers of various ages and power and I use vertually all - but for different purposses ( several are setup for very special usage). Additionally, I have been using and programming computers for over forty years. This is the only one that does these periodic, strange events. If it were alive, I'd take it to psychiatrist for treatment. (smile).
Pros: I bought this unit (3 of `em) because most of my thumb stock is either too hard to extract or they stick too far and are a target to break off. These units are just right, as to physical size. As to operation, I haven't used them long enough but they seem fine.
Cons: None at this point.
Overall Review: Thumb drives are a great addition to useful devices when you work with several computers. They provide an easy way to transfer files when a network in not available, plus, are good for short term storage.
Pros: This little beauty is just the perfect portable keyboard I've yet to find. It is well made, typical Logitech quality. It connected immediately to my wall-mounted TV. Can't ask for more than that - at least for now. Will eventually use for other devices but have only had it for a week or two.
Cons: None at this time.
Overall Review: Keys have good feel to them and the physical size is perfect - not too big nor not too small. I recommend this unit for any multi-device, portable usage application.
Pros: I picked these cables for their physical attributes being small in diameter. They are to be used in connecting a wall-mounted TV to both satellite dish and blueray player.
Cons: Two were ordered and one failed after a few hours of use. These cables have a rather peculiar characteristic, as in they apparently are one-way in directivity. They are marked TV on one end and source on the other. The cable which failed started blinking on then off at 3-5 second intervals, finally quitting altogether. I bought a third cable and it seemed okay but it also started doing the blinking dance. Then I changed the source, it became normal. So I'm holding my breath to see if it stays working.
Overall Review: At this time, I don't feel that I can recommend these cables. I like their size and other characteristics, but having one fail and another re-doing the blinking dance, gives me concern, even though they are warranted for a year. If the second one fails, I'll edit this review.
Not good !
I would caution any prospective buyer to not believe the specs without question. The computer I purchased stated it had a "Back Lit Keyboard" which was UN-true. I'm still evaluating other features to see if anything else is incorrect. This machine was purchased for a friend, so I don't know if he will complain about the keyboard lighting problem. More info later as we get time to complete the examination of this unit...