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James C.

James C.

Joined on 05/14/04

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Most Favorable Review

screaming fast, cool operation

Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 Haswell-EP 3.5 GHz 6 x 256 KB L2 Cache 15MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 140W Server Processor BX80644E51650V3 - Retail
Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 Haswell-EP 3.5 GHz 6 x 256 KB L2 Cache 15MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 140W Server Processor BX80644E51650V3 - Retail

Pros: I built an OpenSUSE (Linux) system using this CPU and an ASRock X99 WS motherboard as a replacement for my aging Opteron system running OpenSolaris. The new system screams. The old BYTE UNIX benchmark program gives a composite score of 7739.9. Hardware sensors typically show CPU cores at 24-28C, rarely going over 30C when busy.

Cons: None, though I do miss Solaris.

Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this CPU for those building workstation / server machines. Built in ECC and support for SDRAM > 64GB makes Xeon a better choice over i7, and price is good compared to the larger (multi-socket E5-2* class) chips.

Most Critical Review

decent replacement

Logitech Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote Control
Logitech Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote Control

Pros: I bought this as a replacement for a Harmony 520 that had finally worn out. The price was right, and not having to reprogram everything that I'd gotten working and then retrain the users are big bonuses.

Cons: There are some downsides to these remotes. The buttons do seem to wear out after five years or so of continuous use. The programming mechanism requires a web-based tool, so you don't get to "own" the programming directly. But as an inexpensive universal remote with flexible programming features, they're hard to beat.

Great for iMac upgrade

Crucial BX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540 MB/s - CT2000BX500SSD1
Crucial BX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540 MB/s - CT2000BX500SSD1

Pros: - Fast; improved system boot speed over rotating rust. - Easy install (if you've opened an iMac before). - No compatibility issues.

Cons: - Had to buy a plastic adapter to mount properly, but device is very light so new mount is quite secure.

Overall Review: I bought this to give my wife's iMac (27" mid-2011 model) a bit more life. I'd already maxed out the RAM, so this was the next step. I swapped out the standard 2TB hard drive with this SSD, then put the old hard drive in a spare USB enclosure and did a "restore" operation. It took overnight to finish, but the result was a renewed system that's still going strong. I expect to get another 5 years or so before needing to replace the system.

12/30/2021

Excellent replacement/upgrade monitor

ASUS ProArt Display 27" 1440P Monitor (PA278QV) - QHD (2560 x 1440), 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 Delta E < 2, IPS, DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Mini DP, Calman Verified, Eye Care, Tilt, Pivot, Swivel, Height Adjustable
ASUS ProArt Display 27" 1440P Monitor (PA278QV) - QHD (2560 x 1440), 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 Delta E < 2, IPS, DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Mini DP, Calman Verified, Eye Care, Tilt, Pivot, Swivel, Height Adjustable

Pros: - Worked perfectly out of the box, no dead pixels. - Connected to my EVGA GeForce GTX 950 with no trouble (tested HDMI, DP, and DL-DVI, on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed with NVIDIA vendor drivers). - Solid base stand; no wobbles. Seems well-built. - Speakers clear though not particularly loud. - Price and delivery are great.

Cons: - No dedicated input select button; requires trip through menus. - The old DE-15 VGA input is gone. Pour one out if you still have those cables.

Overall Review: I bought this monitor when my long-serving (circa 2007) Samsung SyncMaster 225BW finally gave up the ghost. Newegg delivered it less than 22 hours after ordering. The new monitor is brighter and easier to read than the old one, has better resolution, and colors seem clearer.

12/30/2021

Perfect upgrade for an aging MacBook Pro

Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 Laptop Memory Model KVR16S11K2/16
Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 Laptop Memory Model KVR16S11K2/16

Pros: Restored reasonable performance to an old (mid 2012) MacBook Pro by boosting RAM from 4GB to 16GB, and helped me avoid having to buy yet another computer. Apple's specs say the max is 8GB, but it turns out that it works fine with 16.

Cons: Not a knock on this product at all, but the MacBook has really tight clearances for getting the modules in and out. The process definitely involves some uneasy feelings, but the results are worth it.

Overall Review: Would recommend if you have an older MacBook or similar product that uses these modules and have problems with the performance of the system -- particularly symptoms of low memory, such as sluggish response when multiple applications are active.

excellent product; works well

Intel E1G44HT Server Adapter I340-T4 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 2.0 4 x RJ45
Intel E1G44HT Server Adapter I340-T4 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 2.0 4 x RJ45

Pros: Running with OpenSuSE Linux. Card was immediately recognized by BIOS and all drivers attached. Simple file transfer tests show expected bandwidth. I have not bothered to use any of the 802.3ad (link aggregation) features in the card; all I need is VLANs and gigabit interfaces. Those parts I'm using work well, and I have no opinion on the rest.

Cons: Heat sink in the middle of the card is a little tall, meaning that I had to select the slot carefully and not put it next to another out-sized card just for air flow concerns. But that's trivial enough that it doesn't warrant taking off an egg.

Overall Review: Would absolutely recommend this card.

seller reviews
  • 5

good product at a fair price

I bought these as inexpensive earphones when working outdoors, and they fit the bill. They function well enough to be decent for podcasts and calls (I haven't tried them with music), and, unlike the premium version, I wouldn't be overly concerned if they were lost or accidentally damaged over time. I've put hours of use on them and the battery is holding up. The Bluetooth range on these isn't near as far as my over-the-ear headset -- iPhone 13 in pocket is about the limit of the reliable range for these earphones -- but it's workable. No problem with fit or comfort on the earphones themselves. One small annoyance is that the tap control response is extremely sensitive, so they almost always start and stop playing multiple times as they're removed from the case and inserted and adjusted in the ear. I have no experience with other products of this type, so I don't know how they compare, but it's noticeable. But for the price, it's hard to beat these.

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Nice laptop at a good price

Has more RAM than the usual inexpensive laptop, and decent storage. Well made gear from a reliable vendor. Seller shipped quickly.

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exactly as ordered

The item arrived in perfect condition, no different from a regular "shipped by Newegg" experience. I wouldn't hesitate to use Adorama Camera again.

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