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141. Creative Labs USB Sound Blaster Audigy2 External Sound Card Sound System (70SB030000000)
by Creative Labs

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Asin: B0000DBMEU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 4495
Average Customer Review: 3.11 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Superior 24-bit ADVANCED HD audio with easy USB connection
  • Enjoy cinematic surround sound with 5.1 and 7.1 speaker systems
  • Experience concert quality audio with 24-bit DVD-Audio playback
  • Improve CD and MP3 music with EAX Acoustic Enhancements
  • Encounter audio realism with EAX ADVANCED HD game effects

Reviews (9)

2-0 out of 5 stars good hardware, bad software
i bought this card because i have a dell laptop which has either a poor sound card, or its wiring is poorly shielded, resulting in noticable interference when listening. the audigy2 external sound card solves this problem--the sound is clear, crisp, and has no noticable interference. i have several issues with the software however. first off, once you'll install the software on your computer you'll have to download a plethora of software updates and fixes from creative's site. secondly, the software is poorly integrated with the hardware--on numerous occasions the software could not detect the sound card, and the 'diagnostic' utility that comes with it advises to reinstall the software, rather than fix the problem; geez, thanks. thirdly, often i had to manually shut-off my laptop because windows could not shutdown a background process--i never had this problem before installing this card. fourthly, sometimes the card is detected by the system, and sometimes it is not (this could be an issue with their hardware). overall, i have mixed feelings--sound is great, but it may be frustrating to get it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Where is Coaxial In?
I recommended this product to my friend as an external decoder for DVD surround sound. As an upgrade from Extigy, this thing surprisingly doesn't have a coaxial in. So those who want to use it as a dolby surround sound decoder are pretty much stuck with DVD players that have toshlink out.
As for the sound quality ,it's actually not that bad for a creative product. Definitely a step up from average AC97 onboard soundcards. But I doubt how many people would want to spend over 100 for the difference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Your ears will sing praise to you
First of all, you will hear the difference. I absolutely guarantee it. You're laptop (or default pc) audio cannot even begin to measure up to the awesome power of the Audigy. You will hear it the moment you plug this marvel into your USB port. Even your mundane and boring-to-the-death windows system sounds now carry a cadence that was simply not there before.

The sound card supports 7.1 speakers (for hardcore gamers) as well as the more pedestrian 5.1 setup (like mine). the handling of surround sound is superb. The availability of EAX (the patented SoundBlaster HARDWARE sound package) provides for seemless transitions, and the direct hardware equalizer and on the fly effects are a tremendous bonus if you are planning to use this second sound card's output for DJ-ing (like i am).

The fact that this has an independent power supply might seem inconvenient at first, and frankly... it is... There is a tradeoff, however... You will not believe how loud your speakers can actualy go now without distorting! Deafening. Almost like a pre-amp in that respect.

The negative reviews for this card startle me. Jeff Rutsch is incorrect when he says the USB cable is short. Its 4 feet. Too long for me, actually... furthermore, if you want a 20 foot cable, go out and buy it! No issues whatsoever with magnetic shielding... Its a SoundBlaster for heaven's sake! I have also not had any problems with the installation (even though it took a good hour!) or recognition. It does help if you "Safely Remove" it and/or plug it in before booting up... Otherwise the remote does not always work properly. Also, talking about CD sound, Jeff (even if he is a computer guru, as he claims) did not do his homework. By default your CD-ROM drive converts the digital audio into analog for playback. If you do not adjust this setting, that is the way it will stay after you install the new hardware. Come on Jeff! That was both in the help file and the tutorial program! You should have read those!

Woody Jin's comments also amuse me. There apparently is a white noise that you can't really hear, but its there. What??? :| If you can't hear it.. its not there by definition... Right?

As a matter of fact my experience has been that my onboard laptop audio sounds like a woodsaw compared to this.... Actually the Audigy2 does not produce *any* background noise. At all...

My only "problem" with this device is that it almost neccecitates a speaker upgrade... I am eagerly awaiting my new set of speakers right now, in order to better experience the explosive sound of the Audigy2 card...

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the purchase
This product is a waste of money and I can't strongly enough recommend users away from it. First, the sound quality is just not very high. I barely noticed an improvement from using the computer's on-motherboard sound. This product slightly, but definitely noticeably, gives off a clipped & distorted sound, like a poorly encoded MP3. In addition, this product isn't well magnetically shielded, and must be placed as far as possible from any other part of your computer - not so easy when it's packaged with such a short USB cord.

Playing a CD through my computer and this soundcard, vs just playing the CD from a Discman, showed a night and day difference - the sound from this product can't compare. Running this product through recording software, even with short shielded wires, showed me a background hiss of -55 dB. Most consumer electonics will have S/N ratios a few orders of magnitude better than that. You wouldn't want to record your LP collection using this product, which is part of the reason I bought it.

In addition, the product is buggy. It worked fine at the beginning, and then as I added to my computer and changed the system configuration, it would act very erraticly. If I plugged the device into different USB ports, it would have completely different behaviors, none of which were correct. The installation software is buggy, I've been caught it loops where trying to exit merely re-starts the installer!

Creative's Support was very quick and attentive, but not helpful. I know computers well, and I've worked with plenty of hardware, but I've never experienced such a buggy product. As the product is so mediocre even when it is working, I can't recommend this product to anyone.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad analog recording, Background noise for digital music
I purchased this product mainly for recording my LP collection into digitial format using my laptop. I thought that this could be a good product for that purpose, until I used it. This product could not record properly from analog input. It's even much much worse than recording using laptop's analog input. Not only the recording level was so low, but also the recorded mp3 or wma had so much artificial noise that it was unusable. I used USB2 connection all the time. It seems to me that USB2 doesn't help any better.
Playing digital music was relatively OK, except that it produced slight background white noise. Still directly connecting from my laptop to the speaker produced much better result.
I wonder what the purpose of this device might be ?
Not recommended. ... Read more


142. Sony VAIO VGN-FS660/W 15.4" Notebook PC (Intel Pentium M Processor 740 (Centrino), 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R Dbl Layer/DVD+/-RW Drive)
list price: $1,799.99
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Asin: B00092E05K
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony CE
Sales Rank: 75
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143. Linksys RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN Router

our price: $170.99
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Asin: B0002I7288
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 5980
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Linksys (RV042) CABLE/DSL VPN ROUTER W/4-PT SW ... Read more

Features

  • A high-reliability Internet connection-sharing router and 4-port switch for small business
  • Features dual Internet ports for load balancing and connection redundancy
  • Securely connects up to 30 remote users to your office network via VPN
  • Advanced SPI firewall protects your PCs from most known Internet attacks

Reviews (8)

1-0 out of 5 stars beware of logging issue
This unit's default, non-editable rule for all outgoing connections is to always log.Unless you create some custom rules for certain traffic types, your firewall log will fill-up quickly with useless info.

Also, possible issue with it constantly interpreting a SYNFLOOD error on its WAN1 port when sitting behind a Paradyne DSL router - even with DoS protection disabled.

4-0 out of 5 stars Firmware for RV042 lags the RV082...
I wanted a low-cost VPN solution and had been debating purchasing the Cisco 501 PIX firewall and Netscreen's lowest end 5GT VPN router (which costs $450 + maintenance/support contracts) before discovering this bargain model. Tom's Networking Hardware has a good review about the RV082 holding up with Netscreen's 5GT VPN router in performance tests, which pretty much convinced me to get this Linksys brand.I use the RV082 for our main office and the RV042 as a client in our remote office in mainland China,so I can't say for sure that an RV042-RV042 solution works. Note: If you intend to purchase this model and use it for aninternational location, however, you do need to purchase a separate 220 volt/1000 mA/12 volt adapter, since the unit only comes with a 110 volt adapter.(Linksys apparently has yet to provide a universal power adapter for this product line.)

I thought the RV042 would be exactly the same as the RV082 except with 4 ports instead of 8.However, I found that the firmware is still a bit behind the RV082 (the RV042 also does not come with an internal PPTP server, though this PPTP server is still not compatible with the Win2000/XP PPTP client).One major benefit of the RV082 is that it comes with a free VPN client called QuickVPN (downloadable in the same section where the RV082 firmware is located).Unlike other Linksys VPN routers, the RV082 using the QuickVPN client avoids the trouble of needing to follow a 16-page procedure for configuring a Win2000/XP client to access the VPN.

The RV082 firmware (v1.1.6.3) contains an "HTTP Service" option that must be enabled to provide QuickVPN support.The QuickVPN client appears to retrieve some VPN server information through https:// requests, which isn't evident unless you look closely at the wget_error.txt located inside the C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys VPN Client directory.The RV042 firmware (1.3.1) does not yet support this feature, but their current BETA version (v1.3.3) does (downloaded from linksysinfo.org).Linksys has yet to officially release this firmware, so be forewarned!

The RV units may also be compatible with other VPN brands.We had been using the really flaky Symantec 200 VPN units and managed to get one of the units to negotiate a IPSEC tunnel with the RV042 and RV082.You can use the VPN log feature to see if the negotiation works. Enable the keep-alive option in the Advanced features to help maintain a persistent tunnel too!

Instructions for QuickVPN and setting up the RV042:

1. Upgrade to the latest firmware version (1.3.3 beta off Linksysinfo.org.Additional note: There are reports of problems with the the 1.3.6 beta so have stayed away from using it.)

2. Inside the "Firewall" section, enable the HTTPS service. Make sure to Save Settings too.

3. Inside the "VPN" section, click on the VPN Client Users. Add a username and password that will be used for the QuickVPN Client. Make sure the user that you will be using is selected as Active.

4. Make sure that your client's NAT/firewall has IPSEC passthrough capability turned-on. If you don't, you may see that the QuickVPN client successfully connects but freezes at "Verifying Network".

5. Your client's IP subnet should not conflict with the other remote networks (i.e. Your client subnet should be 192.168.2.0 if your remote networks use 192.168.0.0 or 192.168.1.0)

6. Verify that the IPSEC services is running on your Windows machine.

7. If you are running Windows XP SP2, you need to disable the Windows Firewall.You may also see the connection established but QuickVPN get stuck at the "Verifying Network" message.

A good place to debug your problem is to look at the error logs in the wget_error.txt in the directory where the QuickVPN client is installed (i.e. C:\Program Files\Linksys). The wget program apparently tries to connect via HTTPS to the RV042/RV08 to obtain VPN server information. If the connection is successful, you can see several .conf files downloaded into the same directory.

One another note: Both the RV042 and RV082 have a second WAN port for load-balancing, but I've seen enough reports to stay away from using this feature until Linksys manages to resolves the issues in the firmware.

4-0 out of 5 stars Potential 5 star product
The RV042 is a major step up from the typical low end router for a very reasonable price.It adds dual wan support, VPN capability, and 1-to-1 nat (ability to map multiple external IP addresses to multiple internal IP addresses including firewall controls).The web interface is intuitive.It's metal case is much sturdier than typical cheap plastic case of other devices.Overall the unit works very reliably and well.However, the documentation doesn't fully cover the advanced features of the system, so you end up using trial and error to figure out how to make things work.As of version 1.3.1 of the firmware it has a MAJOR bug if you're hosting a web site (or any other web services) on your device: you can't access your own website (or mail, ftp, etc) from inside your own network. Access to your web site will work from anywhere on the internet,but not from inside your own network! Overall, the RV042 offers tremendous functionality for the price -- hopefully, the bug will get fixed in a firmware update soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good small business router
Strengths:
Great little unit for the high tech home. Load balanced Internet connection options are great. Decent firewall.

Weaknesses:
VPN is a little complicated to connect to from xp/2000 Client. Have to play with the IPSec settings.

I am using the RV042 and a RV082 to connect an office in the US with an office in East Europe. The VPN is working perfectly.
- Excellent performance.
- Very reliable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great, Fast Router!
This is a very nice business router - quick and much better than the cheap "blue box" consumer routers Linksys sells.It does, however, desparately need traffic shaping (i.e. QoS, etc.) capabilities like the other reviewer mentions to help keep all the new streaming protocols in check. ... Read more


144. QuickBooks Premier Manufacturing and Wholesale Edition 2005
list price: $499.95
our price: $399.99
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Asin: B00062AK5W
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Intuit, Inc.
Sales Rank: 864
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Product Description

Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2005 Manufacturing & Wholesale Edition 5-User .QuickBooks: Premier ManufacturingWholesale Edition 2005 includes all the features found in ProPremier, plus additional pre-built reports, customized terminology, and navigators specifically designed for manufacturers and wholesalers. We've consulted with manufacturers, wholesalers, and with industry experts to develop tools that can streamline order processing, inventory management, purchasing, invoicing, and shipping, and give your clients faster, easier access to everyday activities and reports With QuickBooks: Premier ManufacturingWholesale Edition 2005, your clients will be able to: Gain insight with 10 industry-specific reports summarizing sales, orders, purchasing and profits. Track inventory components and assemblies automatically and get reorder reminders.Work efficiently from the customized ManufacturingWholesale Navigator and Menu. Use expert analysis tools to get industry advice based on real data1 Track more relevant information with a chart of accounts just for manufacturers and wholesalers.Learn from manufacturing and wholesale experts how to best use QuickBooks.IMPROVED in 2005:Process shipments and print shipping labels with UPS, in addition to FedEx 2 Get all the features in QuickBooks: Premier Edition 2005 ... Read more

Features

  • More easily apply payments, such as overpayments, underpayments, credits and refunds.
  • More easily merge QuickBooks data into Microsoft Word [2000, 2002 or 2003] letters and envelopes for quick, professional mailings to customers, vendors or employees.
  • Create a forecast of income and expenses for the year ahead, based on your existing QuickBooks data with the click of a button.
  • Build a professional, accurate business plan more easily than ever.
  • Track inventory assemblies and finished goods.

145. CREATIVE LABS Zen PMC Li-ion Polymer Battery

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Asin: B0007M60U0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 8126
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Product Description

Creative Labs (70PD000000039) Carry an extra rechargable battery for your Zen Micro for an additiona ... Read more


146. Aten Technologies 4-Port USB Hub Bus/self Powered With Cables & Power Supply

our price: $21.99
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Asin: B00006BAH9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ATEN TECHNOLOGIES
Sales Rank: 12153
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

ATEN 4PT SELF BUS PWR USB HUB W/2.5A LINEAR P/S ... Read more

Features

  • Hubs can be chained together for added expansion
  • Four-port USB 1.1 hub
  • Very easy to use
  • Supports OHCI and UHCI
  • Mac- and PC-compatible

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little USB hub
This is great, it's powered, comes with a power adapter and works flawlessly with XP. I would buy this again. I's small and doesn't take up much space at all and most importantly it WORKS.

5-0 out of 5 stars easy and works great
i ordered on sat. it arrived on tues, it took 5 min. to hook up on wed.and it works great good deal nice looking unit.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Fine For Me
I connected this to my 3 year old 800 MHz Dell and it works fine.I have a digital camera and a UPS plugged into it.The price was right too.Thanks to everyone who wrote reviews on all the hubs in this price range - it really helped me.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best hub out there!
I recently bought a Dell laptop and it does not send enough power down the USB line to drive my scanner.Technical support recommended a powered USB hub.

I tried just about all the major brands (Belkin, D-Link, Linksys, etc.) and none of them worked.Some wouldn't power the scanner at all.Others would, but then if I re-booted the computer, the scanner would no longer be recognized.I would have to unplug the scanner, re-boot, and then plug it back in so that the OS (WinXP) would recognize it.

I must have tried 1/2 dozen hubs and I was pretty much ready to give up when I finally bought this Aten model from Amazon.It works great!

I highly recommend this as it does everything a hub is supposed to do and much more than all the others.It's also very small (the image above makes it look bigger than it really is) which is great because it hardly takes up any space.I love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple & Easy to Use USB Hub
I really didn't want to learn that much about USB technology except to increase the number of available USB ports I could use.I only had 2 USB ports and needed more.The more I read about the gillzion USB Port Hubs on the market, the more confused I was about which USB Port Hub to get.Finally, I saw the Aten 4-Port USB Hub listed here at Amazon.com and it had high review ratings and comments about how easy it was to install and use.Based on that (plus the price was within my budget), I purchased the Aten 4-Port USB Hub.
Thankfully, the reviews were correct.All I had to do was turn off my PC, plug the Aten USB Port Hub into one of my USB ports, and turn on my PC again.It worked like a charm.This Hub runs on a standard Microsoft Windows driver to operate (I have Windows 98 Second Edition).I then tested it by plugging in a digital photography media card reader (the Delkin eFilm 6 in 1 Card Reader) and it worked perfectly.
The Aten 4-Port USB Hub is great.It has an amber power light and a green light for each of its 4 ports to indicate they are operating correctly.The Hub can be self-powered (meaning it can run without the auxiliary power supply), or you can use the power supply that comes with the hub.Some devices you attach will not need the power supply and some will.For me, I didn't want to learn the difference.it was just as easy to connect the power supply and forget it.
I highly recommend this USB Port Hub to expand the number of USB ports on your computer.It is small (less than 4" x 2"), and comes with everything you need to use it., right out of the box.
I've had mine for a couple of months now and it is still working perfectly.If you need extra USB ports, this is a good one to consider. ... Read more


147. Microsoft Word 2003
list price: $229.00
our price: $195.99
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Asin: B0000BZ54V
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 1364
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Microsoft Word 2003.Microsoft Office Word 2003, the latest version of the best-selling word processor, takes customer experience and feedback to deliver innovations you can use to create impressive-looking documents and help you work better together.Communicate and Share Information Better. Communicate and Share Information Better Communicate quickly and effectively with others internally and across organizations. Capture and Reuse Information,Bring information into your documents for more timely access to the information you need to make good decisions. Access Additional Productivity ResourcesQuickly find the information you need to complete your work. ... Read more

Features

  • Read documents more easily online with the new Reading Layout view
  • Communicate quickly and effectively with others--internally and across organizations
  • Bring information into your documents for more timely access to the information you need
  • Quickly find the information you need to complete your work
  • Create impressive-looking documents that help you work better together

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Still the best word processor for Windows.
Word is one of those products which has become a victim of its own success, and automatic features that are more annoying than the conveniences they were intended to be. Another issue is the almost non-existent backwards compatibility with previous versions, meaning that only the simplest layouts are likely to successfully transfer across versions. And it doesn't seem to matter whether you save as a rich text file (.rtf) or a previous version of Word.

To get around these problems, I switch all the auto-format features off, and ship anything that needs to be accurately conveyed as a .PDF (Adobe Acrobat), which Word is highly integrated with. Macros work okay, but are best written up in the macro editor. Text for use outside of Word is best saved as a plain Text file, and any formatting done within the destination application. Framemaker, for example.

Word is a good word processor and is not a DTP application to any useful extent. And used in its word processor mode, it does compare more than favourably with any alternative that I have tried. And that's quite a few. The font options and quality of rendition is particularly good. It's also a good idea to visit and subscribe to word tips, who have a huge amount of advice about Word in general and macros in particular.

All in all, there's not too much to complain about if the aforementioned is observed. Users requiring a more sophisticated product should consider Adobe's Framemaker.

3-0 out of 5 stars The famously broken bits are still broken.
Pointing out Word's faults is like pointing out the pyramids are crumbling--it may be true, but they're still going to be there. Still, Word's Master Document "feature" is still the surest way to document corruption. And you'd better track down the internet page that gives detailed instructions on the convoluted way you need to set up heading numbering if you want to keep your Word documents from corrupting.

And so on. I doubt anyone cares. Word is a fact of life, no matter if it's constantly falling to bits. The new version's XML support does give you a new path to recovering a corrupted document: saving to XML and then converting that file back to Word format has saved me some time on a couple of occasions.

We use Word because we have to. On those occasions when I don't have to, I use WordPerfect, because I like to actually produce things, not spend my time dealing with software problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Justified Upgrade for some, but not all
Word 2003 is more powerful than ever.Unfortunately, most of the new features are aimed primarily towards large business.As a result, many end-users simply won't need them (or be able to use them).The users who will benefit most from upgrading are corporate users or users purchasing bundles with new PCs.

Pros:

Instant Messaging support is now integrated with Office applications.However, only MSN messenger is used.Users who predominantly use Yahoo, trillian, jabber, or ICQ will not find any utility in this feature, without signing up for a messenger account.

The user interface has changed for the better, and matches the Windows XP interface better.Personally, I like it.Also, fonts are rendered better, and consequently documents will look better on laptops (no more jagged edges).

The Reading Layout feature splits the text into a two column format for easier reading (think newspaper).

If you have Microsoft Server and SharePoint services installed on your network, you can share and track changes to word documents.Nice feature, but requires a significant investment on server software.

When typing an hypertext link, word no longer reformats the font of the URL.

Cons:

Product activation, which requires network access.

All of the Office applications now have a blended help system that first checks help files online first, before getting local help files.

XML is useless for end users.Programmers who use Word to write XML will find that Word no longer tries to autocorrect much of the XML, but you will still have the annoying red underline on many of your XML tags because the spellchecker flags them as misspelled.

Still, I think it makes a worthy upgrade for 97/2000 users, but XP users will find the expense difficult to justify.More specifically, if you are an end user without a lot of Microsoft back end software installed on your network (Windows 2000/2003 Server, SharePoint services, etc.) I would think very carefully before upgrading.

4-0 out of 5 stars Keeps On Getting better
Word 2003 includes development tools that add dynamic features to documents making them powerful than ever. The power beneath all this is XML, allowing the user to embed components for updating data in documents such as stock quotes. Word 2003 offers simple, familiar yet improved features regular users are accustomed to. Majority of the features in Word 2003 are aimed primarily toward businesses and the Enterprise. But are still necessary for the average user because of the control over information across all the Office applications. Tools such as Information Rights Management (IRM), (this controls the flow of information to specific users), persons can be restricted on how they use your Office files; whether it's printing or sharing, very powerful! Reading view is an enhanced mode of print preview; documents are laid out in virtual pages reducing the need to print. The Task Pane is also improved by offering resources to look up information on a particular topic being typed; this is a feature across the core Office applications. Lots of other great features make Word 2003 a worthy upgrade.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just keeps getting better!
I was lucky enough to get Office 2003 before the official release date.Microsoft has done a nice job on the interface.Everything looks cleaner, and it will pop up useful sidebars on the righthand side (such as the clipbook for pasting items you have copied, help items, etc).

Another thing about the interface is that it meshes nicely with Windows XP themes.It will take a soft blue color when paired with Windows XP's default theme.All of the bars will be blue.This is nice on the eyes.The same goes with silver - everthing will match.

As for upgrading to 2003 from older versions... this is a tough call.If you have Word XP, I would be hard pressed to tell you to upgrade.Even Word 2000 does a fine job.I don't know if there are enough new bells and whistles in this to warrant upgrading.If you like to have the newest of everything however, this is the best word processor out there for PCs.

For those of you on a tight budget, thers is hope.As good as Microsoft Office products are, there is a FREE alternative.You may want to give OpenOffice 1.1 a download.It is completely free and open source, and most importantly, compatible with Microsoft documents (word, excel, etc). ... Read more


148. Toshiba Satellite P35-S611 17" Notebook PC (Intel Pentium 4-M Processor 548 (Hyper-Threading, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, DVD SuperMulti Drive)
list price: $1,699.99
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Asin: B0006ZKIK6
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 33
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Toshiba Satellite P35-S611 Notebook PC The Gamer's PC The Satellite P35 is the ultimate gaming machine, loaded with the latest in everything, including a 17" WXGA display w/TruBrite for the best in graphics. The 16:9 aspect ratio make it perfect for viewing wide-screen format movies!The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor supports Hyper-Threading Technology, improving the performance of many applications. The 17" diagonal wide-screen display is intensified with TruBrite technology, producing images so sharp they are mesmerizing from across the room. Harman Kardon® speakers and SRS TruSurround XT technology create a rich, more immersive audio experience. And the sleek, ultra-cool chassis contains a massive 100GB hard drive that has plenty of room for your applications and files. With razor-sharp images, robust sound and intense power it all adds up to the ultimate gaming machine.The ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP lets you optimize for application by adjusting the main memory used for graphics (64MB to 128MB). The 100GB HDD (4,200rpm) is a virtual library of storage! ... Read more

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars Toshiba P35-6011 automatic Shutdown
I agree with William McMullin's review. Within the FIRST WEEK this computer began shutting down for NO reason. The battery and plug were fine. It was not the heat. The laptop was off ALL day and we turned it on and it immediately turned off. Interestingly it would only work when we switched the plug from one outlet to another.It would not work if it was not plugged in. As if switching the outlet was a reset. Not sure why this should matter. I am not sure if it is an adapter thing.

Very frustrating. If the problem is resolved I will pull write another review and let buyers on amazon know.

1-0 out of 5 stars Power Problem
I bought 2 Toshiba laptops the last couple of months.The P35-S611 will just shut down periodically for no reason when plugged in to an A/C outlet with battery intact.It will reboot for a few seconds and then shut down again.

The other Toshiba, the Tecra A4, freezes up everytime you switch it from battery to power cord.Toshiba gave me a refund on this one.I'm still fighting for a refund on the P35.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dont be fooled again from amazon geeks
I love this laptop!! I listened to other reviews regarding a Averatech tablet. I am stuck with that piece of junk!!I was dumb enough to read posts regarding how awesome that trash Averatech was..I use my laptop for work every day and night. I LOVE THIS TOSHIBA P35S611 LAPTOP! Yes its heavy but when you start using it the weight will overcome all of the other factors.If you have ever felt like you can trust someones post please take my advice ....Dont listen to the geek idiots who have nothing better to do than place posts regarding the items that mom and dad bought them. I am surprising myself that I am writing this now to tell other hard working over 40 people that really need a great laptop to buy this one. Try one at a local store you will see what I am talking about.... I use the blue tooth card along with my Treo 650 and my hp 450 cbi potable printer 10-15 hours a day..Good luck, dont get burned from any other child game playing idiots out there :)

1-0 out of 5 stars What's next?
With in the first 3 weeks of owning my Toshiba, the performance was reduced to waiting 15 to 20 seconds for any program to open. With a gig of ram, it should have been zipping along. Durring the next week, the backlight on the LCD went out and had to be used via a external monitor. I was informed that it should take 5 to 10 business days for turn around. As it turned out, I was waiting 35 days for it to be returned. Upon recieving the computer from repair, the sound did not work. After installing the sound drivers with the help of the tech support, it was determined that it had to be shipped back for another repair. I was informed that Toshiba DOES NOT have a replacement or refund policy. I bought what I thought was a reliable computer. Not something that had to be sent back for repaires constantly.
I love the looks and layout of this unit but the performance leaves a lot to be desired.

1-0 out of 5 stars Another falling satellite from Toshiba
Anyone considering a purchase of a Toshiba Satellite series computer such as this one should run a search on the terms Toshiba satellite overheating. My experience has been that Toshiba does not stand by its products, cannot repair the chronic problems with this series and will not extend warranties to help out customers unaware of these issues. Customer service is out of the Nixon White House. The satellite series computers work well when they work. But Toshiba should be in the lemon-aide biz, not the computer biz. ... Read more


149. Logitech X-530 70-Watt 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

our price: $54.94
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Asin: B0002XJAKG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Logitech
Sales Rank: 8716
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Plug the Logitech X-530 into your PC, music player, DVD player, or even your PlayStation or Xbox game console and immerse yourself in clean, crisp, consistent surround sound from your games, movies, and more. The high-tech subwoofer adjusts itself dynamically to deliver distortion-free bass. And the five wall-mountable satellite speakers use Logitech's patented FDD2 technology to eliminate the uneven sound response created by conventional dual-driver designs. The result: a clear, uniform sound field without the "hot spots" and inconsistency of other dual-driver satellites. ... Read more

Features

  • 70 watts total RMS power (7.4 watts x 4, plus 15.5-watt center and 25-watt sub); 2-year warranty
  • 5.1 powered surround sound speaker system with 4 satellite speakers, center speaker, and subwoofer
  • Connects directly to PC, DVD player, portable music device, or game console (with adapter)
  • Dual 2-inch drivers per satellite combine to produce clear, uniform sound
  • Dynamic 5.25-inch ported subwoofer driver delivers distortion-free bass

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
I was very surprised by the sound that these speakers put out.I had some cheap Harmon Kardon speakers that came with my Pc and they were junk.The sound was terrible, these speakers sound great.I am also glad that I chose to buy them from Amazon.They sell for $90.00 at Bestbuy.I saved myself money and still got a great product. ... Read more


150. Brother LC41HYBK High-Yield Black Ink Cartridge

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Asin: B00064GB6M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 19901
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Product Description

Brother International (LC41HYBK) HIGH YIELD BLACK INK MFC210c/4 ... Read more

Features

  • Package includes 1 high-yield black cartridge
  • Compatible with Brother multifunctions 210C, 420CN, 620CN, 3240C, 5440CN, and 5840CN
  • Expected yield of 900 pages based on 5% coverage
  • Water, fade, and smudge resistant
  • Inks won't bleed through pages

151. Iomega Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader USB-Powered External Drive

our price: $50.99
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Asin: B000270QFK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 3049
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Product Description

Iomega Corporation (32971) Floppy + 7-in-1 Card Reader ... Read more

Features

  • Adobe Photoshop Album SE software included
  • Powered directly from your computer so you can use it anywhere
  • Reads Floppy Disks, IBM Micro Drive, Compact Flash Type I & II, Multimedia (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), Sony Memory Stick (MS) and Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO) all formats, Smart Media (SM)
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP; Mac OS X, version 10.1 and higher

152. Micro-Star ATX MBD NFORCE3 250GB SA-ATHLON 64 IEEE SATA GETH ( K8N NEO PLATINUM )

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Asin: B0002D6Q1C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Micro-Star International
Sales Rank: 3665
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MSI COMPUTER (K8N NEO PLATINUM) nVIDIA 250Gb,3 184-pin DDR ,AGP 8x ... Read more

Features

  • 3 DIMMs w/ DDR 400 upto 3 GB
  • 1 AGP 8X; 5 PCI; 8 USB
  • 8 Ch. Audio; Gb LAN; IEEE 1394; RAID; SATA; ATA133
  • Live Update; Fuzzy Logic; PC Alert; MSI CoreCell; MSI CoreCenter; DOT , DigiCell; nVidia Firewall

153. Logitech 961400-0403 Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe

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Asin: B0007ZFLYI
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Logitech
Sales Rank: 615
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Automatic Face-TrackingMicrophonePCUSB

When you rely on your notebook PC to communicate with business partners and family, its critical to use high quality, reliable accessories. You want a hassle-free experiencebut youve also got an eye for cool design. The Logitech® QuickCam® for Notebooks Deluxe offers just that: powerful, sophisticated functionality wrapped in one slick package. You get crisp VGA videoperfect for video IM and the latest video calling servicesand smart optics that handle low light situations with ease. And theres no need to sit tight: the QuickCam® for Notebooks Deluxe has Logitechs unique, intelligent face tracking that keeps you in the picture without the distracting image jumps that plague other cameras.

Features:

  • Enjoy high tech style thats super functional underneath
  • Stream high quality VGA video for business, family, or play
  • Dont let dimly lit hotel rooms or on-the-road workspaces detract from your imagethe QuickCam® for Notebooks Deluxe compensates for low light situations so you always look good
  • Add live video to your favorite instant messenger: MSN® Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®), Yahoo!® Messenger, and Windows® Messenger
  • Speak and be heard with the integrated microphone; no extra parts to connect or lose
  • Upgrade to video calling and take your Internet communication to the next level
  • Get started quickly with Logitechs easy set-up
  • Attach to any notebook with the adjustable clip (14mm max)
  • Take 1.3 megapixel (interpolated) still pictures with the integrated snapshot button
  • Stay in the picture with automated, Intelligent Face Tracking
  • Keep images sharp regardless of distance with the adjustable focus ring
  • Know when youre live with the illuminated activity light
  • Protect the camera with the included neoprene travel case
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Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Who designed the clamp? Fire their ass!
Quality of the video is excellent on Yahoo messenger. The face tracking is so so. Audio is good on messenger. Works great for video mail through Comcast.
You can take a snapshot like a digital cam with a button on the unit (once it is clamped down), or hold it and use like digital cam.
This would have been 5 stars if the clamp was worth a crap. It is useless out of the box on my Toshiba A75 laptop. It would have been better just to let it hang on the LCD rather than this clamping design. Velcro here we come! ... Read more


154. Linksys Wireless-B Music System WMLS11B
by Linksys
list price: $264.00
our price: $114.99
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Asin: B0002229JQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 1672
Average Customer Review: 2.64 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Connects your stereo system to a Wireless-B (802.11b) network
  • Supports 5.1 channel audio through optical audio connection
  • Select songs, lists, and services on the built-in display with the easy-to-use remote control
  • Includes high-quality detachable powered "bookshelf" speakers

Reviews (25)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product - I'm enjoying it
I just got the Wirless-B Music System. I have just installed the Linksys wireless system- the WRT54GS router and the WPS54GU2 Print Server. Everything works great so far. The WMLS11B Music system set up easily and works. I have the Rhapsody music service - I just had to turn on UnPnP in both Windows XP Professional and in Rhapsody. The Music System sounds great, I have hooked it up to my stereo system downstairs and it sounds even better. I get good reception in my backyard and anywhere around my house. It will play and entire album if I select the album and play it, not individual songs. I can advance to the next song using the next button if I wish. My only beefs are the menus respond slowly (kind of like those first generation satellite boxes), you cannot get to an artist directly, you have to scroll. My way around this is to load a playlist with the artists I want and make sure it comes up immediately by callin it A A A Main Playlist (first in alphabetical order. A first of it's kind unit but it is fun and works well

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool Product, But BEWARE Linksys Support
This product has done what it claims to do, which is to provide a really convenient way of connecting MP3 and selected streaming radio to the home stereo system. Unlike some reviewers here, I have been able to create long playlists and individual albums which conveniently play all tracks. My installation was hampered only when I bothered to call Linksys user support for questions about DNS and server setup. Documentation is insufficient.

BEWARE if you don't have the time, patience or expertise to experiment with the latest Linksys products, such as the WMLS11B, then avoid them. Linksys had clear user documentation and reasonably helpful customer service in the past. Now both are inadequate if not misleading. The technical support personal are ill-informed, incapable of understanding fundamental questions and reluctant to seek higher-level assistance. Until Linksys decides to correct its support problems, novices or people who don't want to wing it alone should avoid new Linksys products.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great idea, poor execution. Wait for next iteration.
MY BACKGROUND:
I have always been an ardent musicphile and have subsequently grown a respectable collection of music. With a little less than 1000 CDs, physically finding the music you feel like listening to was always a chore (although there is much to be said for spending some quality time rediscovering that CD that you forgot you had). SO, I jumped on the MP3 bandwagon a couple of years ago, ripping my entire collection (up yours RIAA) onto my server. Having them on my server has made it easy to listen to whatever I like pretty much anywhere in the house where there's a computer (both son's rooms, living room, my office). I converted to iTunes recently when it became available for the PC (much nicer to synch the iPod with than MusicMatch ). BTW, I'm a software engineer and gadget freak, which explains why my house is wired with CAT6 cabling and why even my 3 year old son's computer is running at Gigabit speeds on our home network. :-)

Okay, enough babbling, onto the review:
WHY I BOUGHT IT-
I'd been toying with the idea of picking up one of the portable media players ever since they came out a year or so ago. I couldn't justify spending the cash on the designs that were out there until I found the Linksys WMLS11B. It is very aesthetically pleasing, but more importantly, it has a very nice (and large for the form factor) LCD screen and looks basically like a boombox that can play all your MP3s. Whenever I can (when the weather and family allow) I try to work from my deck or screened-in porch. I'm somewhat tired of having the iPod earbuds sticking in my ears and plugging a pair of powered computer speakers into the iPod is a hassle.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS-
For $180 ($250+ MSRP) I expected something a bit more substantial. It's not badly constructed, but seems too 'plasticky' and lightweight for the cost. Anyway, after about ten minutes, I had it configured and working on my wireless network (Linksys 802.11g). Incidentally, you need to set it up with an ethernet connection to set it up initially, but I could not get it to connect to any of my computers directly and had to finally just plug it into a router. The very first impression was that I had messed something up with the wiring because I had to have the volume all the way up to hear the music. After goofing around with everything, I decided that it was set up correctly, but just lacked the power to play adequately in anything else except an absolutely quiet room (with the sound level at MEDIUM, you can barely hear noise coming from the speakers).

PROS -
-Nice to look at
-Sound quality is pretty good once you hook up some nicer powered speakers
-Easy to set up
-Fairly compact
-Fair selection of internet radio stations

CONS -
-The included speakers leave a lot to be desired
-Must use MusicMatch (it sucks!!) or Rhapsody (a RealOne company, which if you didn't know, is run by Satan)
-For some reason, I can't get it to play more than ten songs from a playlist.
-The interface is HORRIBLE! Very non-intuitive and I spend more time scrolling through my collection than actually listenting to music. Most frustrating is that after you scroll down for a couple of MINUTES and find 'Modest Mouse', if you change your mind and decide you want to listen to 'Menomena' instead, the interface tosses you back to the top-most menu, meaning that you have to select 'BROWSE' then select 'ARTIST/ALBUM' then scroll down for several more minutes to get back to the M's.... Even a submenu that allowed you to scroll through the alphabet and select, say, 'M' and then browse all the M's would be VERY nice. If the playlist function worked properly, then you could invest some time and set up your favorite songs and/or artists, but for spontaneously searching through your catalog... uhh, you won't.
-For some reason, I occasionally lose signal with my network and it can't find the server (even though I have my laptop receiving 54Mbps with excellent signal strength right next to it). Not a frequent occurence, just puzzling.
-Being 802.11b based, it only supports WEP and not WPA.:-(
-No carry handle
-The remote is pretty good, but doesn't work unless pointed directly at the unit and from within a very shallow angle from center.
-No headphone jack on the front
-Too many cables sticking out of the back. Cable management is so easy, yet apparently an alien concept to most manufacturers.

CONCLUSIONS:
It's just frustrating to have something soooo close to being good, but having some poor design muck it up. I really wish they'd assign it a more iPod-like interface (where you can use the back button to go to your previous menu level and selection). I also wish they'd find some way to tap into iTunes as a server or roll their own (okay, I can dream). I believe that if Linksys were to revamp the interface firmware and take care of some of the problems with the 'music server', it would be worthwhile. Unfortunately, I've dealt with Linksys for too long to even hope that they'd bother to update this version. They will instead release a newer, improved version which will make this model the MP3 Edsel.
I'm going to return this to the store today as I have a 10 day 'remorse period' that expires on Monday.
Nice try Linksys, better luck next time. :-(

1-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Idea, Poorly Executed
Believe me, I wanted this to turn out to be an awesome product. However, in its out-of-box state, it was mediocre at best. I have a desktop and a laptop in my home network connected via Linksys Wireless-B WAP and Router (BEFW11S4). Both have MusicMatch Plus, and my WMLS11B is networked via wi-fi. Out of the box, I immediately noticed spotty performance in streaming music from my library. The playback would regularly interrupt so that the system could buffer the file, and it got really annoying, so I upgraded the firmware as soon as the next version was released. Now the mid-song buffer issue seems to be resolved, however the more i used it, the more flaws I noticed.
1) There is no way to page thru artists/albums/songs when browsing. There is no search feature. You are limited to scrolling one by one alphabetically until you find the item you want. Have a large music library? You're screwed.
2) There is no way to view the contents of a playlist. If you want to play a specific song from a playlist, you have to leave the playlist and browse to it via artist/album/genre.
3) Screen response is slow. This makes scrolling through your library tough because you inevitably hit the down button too many times and scroll too far.
4) This is the big one: If you try to play a playlist that contains more than 100 songs, this piece of $#!t only buffers the first 10 songs, and plays them over and over again.
5) There's no way to create playlists on the fly.
6) Upgrading the firmware is only possible with an ethernet connection. If you have your WMLS11B set up wirelessly and nowhere near your router like I do, this makes upgrading a huge pain.

I feel there's a lot they can do to improve this thing. I'm not so fed up that I'll return it yet, but seriously this thing makes my Walkman look like an iPod.

1-0 out of 5 stars 802.11b streaming intermittent
Although WMLS11B Wireless-B is designed specifically for 802.11b, the 802.11b throughput seems insufficient to stream reliably. Or, the device has a cache buffer too small to offset slower transfer rates of 802.11b.

In my setup, the music server PC is connected to a wireless bridge. The wireless network is infrastructure where communication between two network nodes goes thru the AP, so the streamed data traverses two wireless segments before reaching the WMLS11B box. With this setup, the WMLS11B playback freezes every few seconds, which makes the device totally unusable. It is possible that this problem may not be as significant if the music server PC is connected via ether to the AP, however I'm not changing my topology just to make this work. As is, WMLS11B only works reliably when hardwired to your music server PC. ... Read more


155. Sony VAIO AC Adapter for V505 Notebooks (PCGA-AC16V6)
by Sony

our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00008EM7X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 6875
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Features

  • Compatible with the V505A and Z1 notebooks
  • Power: 100 to 240VC
  • Lightweight design to support mobility
  • Compact and slim design
  • Weight: approximately .64 pounds

156. ATI Technologies Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB DDR Video Adapter

our price: $167.99
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Asin: B0000T70TU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies
Sales Rank: 9008
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Explore stunning new worlds of cinematic gameplay with the unprecedented combination of power, performance, and Microsoft DirectX 9 optimized support featured in RADEON 9600 family of visual processors. Maximize your long-term entertainment value with its Quad-pipe architecture and high precision cinematic shaders that will upgrade expectations for devoted gamers and casual fans alike - and push the most compelling next-generation games to their limit.Prepare yourself for cinematic levels of realism, backed by 128MB of DDR memory delivering barrier-free entertainment. Optimized Microsoft DirectX 9 support delivers jaw-dropping immersive gameplay, interactivity, and 3D environments in the most compelling next-generation games. Powered by the advanced rendering power of ATI's cinematic Visual Processing Unit (VPU), RADEON 9600 Series is designed to deliver long-term entertainment value. ... Read more

Features

  • Unprecedented mainstream power with a powerful base of four rendering pipelines and two geometry engines
  • Inspiring cinematic quality with the latest advances in ATI engineering
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0, the industry-leading API for the most wanted gaming titles
  • Next-generation gameplay backed by the power and stability of CATALYST software suite

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great deal for gamers on a budget
I didn't really have a chance to shop around and had to choose between this, a X800, or a nVidia 6800GT, that was it.Given my income and rig (a P4 2.4) i didn't think bleeding edge was what the doctor ordered, so I said what the hell and ditched the old GF ti4600.

Well, ho-lee crap, what's that about an average 67fps in Half-Life 2 with all detail settings turned up, 4XAA, 8XAF @ 1024x768?MORE than happy with those numbers for the price.How about Doom3 at 800x600 detail medium-high at steady above 60fps?Not too bad for a 2 year old rig.

The Catalyst software suite is very nice, though since nVidia also makes great drivers these days it's kind of a moot point.One thing to note, using ATI's Overdrive utility I have experienced some system hangs, particularly in HL2.Switched to Powerstrip and now I've got it lethally Oc'd on factory cooling and stable as a coffeetable... go figure.

In short, this card will run any of the current gen of games well enough for 99.9% of gamers.With full DX9 compatability, it's even got a shot at next-gen titles.Highly overclockable, well-priced, and reliable as can be.Great buy!

3-0 out of 5 stars is it the card or is it the game?
okay here goes, playing the lord of the rings the battle for middle-earth on high setting have had lag on the game.I don't know if it the game or my graphic card.I play C&C general with the same engine use by ME(middle earth) and it play perfect, and delta force black hawk down, play perfect.This is the second game that did have lag on a single player mission and when it load the menu, even lag on the loading.So i was wondering do you think it the game fault (Middle-earth) or is it the graphic card? i know for sure that it not my computer because it new!Last but not least the only other game i couldn't play that froze was rise of nation(and all of this is single player mission, and never online) so please help me out.I'm thinking of returning it for a nvidia graphic card, what do you guy/any expert think? I don't really know much about graphic card but my friend did have a problem with his and he return it for a nvidia(i forgot which one, the same price as this, about 200 bucks) and he has it for 1 years now and it work perfect, even play the lords of the ring better than this one, using the same games, so i think it the graphic card fault.

i'm sorry that this isn't a review, more of a question, but if you ask me, go with a nvidia graphic card, you can't go wrong, and now most game including the battle for middle earth has nvidia on the box saying the way it was meant to be play, so i'm regretting buying this card.I read so many review saying it better than nvidia, and now this, and even one of my friend, work with graphic cards, say that a ati card is faster but not as reliable as a nvidia graphic cards.All i can say, is i feel rip-off, the best card, i sure don't think so.

i hope this help
my aim is eckoballers2, and if you got the answer to my above question, please aim me.

5-0 out of 5 stars BOOM, BABAY!!
I have a 1.33GHz AMD DDR Athlon with 512Mb RAM.Slow by many standards.With my stock graphics card, playing online flight sims was a joke - even when I lowered the resolution to the 2nd-to-lowest position.So, I was flying a boxy plane and STILL couldn't get the frame rate to shoot anyone down.

Rather than look into a new computer, I gave this a try.Installation was a little tricky for someone as computer-illiterate as I am, but I did it all by myself (ie., if you know ANYTHING about these cards, then you're a step ahead of me).

Bottom line, I can now place my resolution settings to "High" and get ultra-smooth frame rates.If I bump it up to "Highest" the frame rate is a little slower, but still better than what I had with my stock card and "Low " settings before.

I was told that this card is the best for your buck and has a really nice clock speed compared to many other cards (even 256MB cards).

Get this one while the gettin's good.

rich

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I had this for about three months now, and all I can say is WOW! Best one I have ever had and its easy to use! I recommend this to all who need a new video card.

1-0 out of 5 stars I guess I got a lemon 9600 XT
I bought this video card a number of months ago and have had nothing but trouble. I've tried everything to get it to work for my games (even less complicated RTS games) but nothing has helped. I have tried it on two different computers, both P4 and AMD Athlon XP systems. I added a nice Enermax 420 watt power supply. Then I added another case fan (a total of 2) because Tech support thought it was a heat problem. Nothing has helped. Tech support for both Transend (who made the card) and ATI has been helpful but now I must send it back. The problem with this is that Transcend said it could take weeks to get a replacement so I have to do without a video card in my computer for that long! Too bad because now I have a bad taste in my mouth for ATI cards. I haven't had a problem with Nvidia cards. ... Read more


157. Microsoft Entertainment Pak 2004 for Pocket PC (10 games)
list price: $29.99
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B0001Y4KQK
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 2598
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

ENT PAK 2004 WIN CE HHPC EN CD POCK PC/10 GAMES ... Read more

Features

  • Must be loaded onto a Windows PC before playing
  • Hours of fun are waiting for you at work, at home or anywhere in between
  • Test your brain power with Chess, Reversi, Sink The Ships and Minesweeper
  • Action-packed fun with Codebreaker, Space Defense and Taipei
  • Work on your card-playing skills with Blackjack, Freecell and Hearts

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Expected just a bit more from Microsoft for the Money
For the amount of money to get these particular 10 games, all of which either turned up as a game that shipped with one or more versions of windows and a few others that were in previous Entertainment Paks for Windows, 10 games that required little additional programming to port to the new Pocket PC platform wasbit for a disappointment for the money.On the other hand, these are the games that many of us who work with a desktop or laptop at other times are familiar with, and most are easy to play in a screen where control of the on-screen activity is mostly a stylus or entering words.There are a number of games from previous entertainment paks that could have been ported and included and were not.That was disappointing, as it would be nice to change out these 8-10 games to keep something 'fresh' to do while waiting in lines, for a table in a restaurant or in a doctor's office.You can only play solitaire for so long and not get really bored. ... Read more


158. Averatec AV3270-EE1 12.1" Notebook PC (Mobile AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive)
list price: $999.99
our price: $957.99
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Asin: B000815IJO
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: AVERATEC
Sales Rank: 37
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Averatec (AV3270-EE1) Mobile AMD Sempron 2800+ 60GB ... Read more

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the price, 4 overall
Great notebook! I had been hesitant given varied posted experience with Averatec, but this thing is solid.I get about 3 hours battery life with wireless on, so the AMD Sempron processor does a great job with power management.Speed is no problem for general use such as web browsing, Word, Excel, etc.Case is magnesium alloy, solid and nice looking.Wireless range is excellent with built in 802.11b/g NIC.Overall, very happy.

4-0 out of 5 stars no 60 gb hard drive!!,no recoverydiscs !!
this is my second averatec,after the 3150.
screen brightness is improved,built in wireless is fine.
but be warned ,although it is advertised as 60 gb hard disk,
it only has a lousy 43 available.the rest is on an invisible
and unremovable hard drive partition,where the recovery software resides.this takes up almost a THIRD of valuable diskspace.and CANNOT be changed. There is also NO
recovery disk,and you cannot make one,because you cannot access the hidden partition.

i think this sucks.as i ,like many of you like my machine lean and mean!and want to make a clean install every couple of months
so be warned.
the rest works fine.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works well--as expected
I just purchased this not too long ago, so this is an interim report.It seems like a great machine for the budget buyer, though--which is how it is advertised.PC Mag gives it a "very good" rating and made it an editor's choice, and that was one of the things that helped me make my decision.Case doesn't seem to scratch...but these are laptops, and they're going move and get some wear and tear.The wireless worked immediately...it even picked up a signal my neighbor didn't intend for me to pick up.Dial-up connectivity was a snap, too.The DVD player works well, so does the music... it's not $2000 sound, but you're buying a laptop that's less than $1K.It beats the sound on my 1997 HP clone by miles.Works smoothly, shifts from program to program and no problems.Have not tried to burn a CD or DVD but have worked with everything else.I even like the "updated" version of Works, which is not a program I ever preferred to Word before (as a writer). My major point of contention is the screen quality, but I can play with that.Just haven't yet, because I've been spending too much time working, surfing the Net, and watching movies.

4-0 out of 5 stars I think it is fine
Have it 1 week. Looks and feels well made. Battery life 2.5 hrs.
Good value. No problems

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Worth The Money
I hoped for a lot more from this laptop. It looks decent on paper but it's a very poor performing machine. It is so fragile I am afraid to pick it up. It performs all the basics like surfing and basic apps but can't run too many processes at the same time. The video and audio quality are poor. It came with no recovery disks or instructions. I can't get a decent wireless signal no matter how close I get. The plastic case scratches easily. Maybe for $500 I would give it 3 stars. I am returning it before the 2 week trial period expires. ... Read more


159. SONY VGP-PRS2 Port Replicator

our price: $172.99
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Asin: B0007KQOK8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony CE
Sales Rank: 14988
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Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. ... Read more


160. ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Preferred Upgrade from Versions 6/7
list price: $99.99
our price: $89.99
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Asin: B0006I5EZ2
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Scansoft
Sales Rank: 336
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Scansoft Dragon Naturally Speaking 8.0 Preferred Upgrade .Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred enables small business and advanced PC users to create documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail all by speaking! Talk to your computer and your words instantly and accurately appear in Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel WordPerfect, and virtually all Windows-based applications. Listen to incoming e-mail and documents read aloud. Search the Web by speaking URLs and links. Use dictation shortcuts that enable you to inst blocks of texts or bitmaps such as your name, title, and signature with a single voice command. Dictate directly into a PC or any Scansoft-approved handheld digital recorder.A noise canceling microphone is included (except with upgrades).Key Benefits:â¢FASTER THAN TYPING! Most people speak faster than 120 words per minute, but type less fewer than 40 words a minute.That means you can create letters and e-mail more than three times faster using Dragon NaturallySpeaking! â¢MORE ACCURATE THAN EVER BEFORE! With a 20% increase in accuracy, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 is up to 99% accurate and frequently more accurate than typing.Dragon NaturallySpeaking never makes a spelling mistake, and it actually gets smarter the more you use it! â¢EASY TO USE! Simply install the Dragon NaturallySpeaking CD, and in just a few minutes, youâll be dictating letters, e-mail and surfing the Web by voice!We even include a free noise-canceling microphone. â¢WORKS WITH ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAMS! Dictate, edit and control applications all by voice in programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, America Online, and Corel WordPerfect. â¢THE WORLDâS BEST SELLING PC DICTATION APPLICATION Dragon products have won over 170 major awards worldwide for accuracy and ease of use. â¢MOBILE.Be productive on-the-go!Import recordings ... ... Read more

Features

  • Simply install the Dragon NaturallySpeaking CD, and in just a few minutes, you'll be dictating letters, e-mails and surfing the web by voice! We even include a free noise-canceling microphone.
  • Dictate, edit and control applications all by voice with programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, America Online, and Corel WordPerfect.
  • Most people speak faster than 160 words per minute, but type less fewer than 40 words a minute. That means you can create letters and e-mails about three times faster using Dragon NaturallySpeaking!
  • With a 25% increase in accuracy, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 is up to 99% accurate and frequently more accurate than typing.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking never makes a spelling mistake, and it actually gets smarter the more you use it!

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great program perfect for the disabled - enjoy handsfree
If you're reading this. You are interested in buying Dragon NaturallySpeaking version eight if you are. I highly recommend it! I had versions of Dragon software, dating back to 1995. Let me tell you the software was clunky back then, being a quadriplegic, I used it to type and move the mouse. But as soon as I got a touchpad mouse. I dropped Dragon altogether. Step forward almost 10 years, I decided that I needed to send longer e-mails than two sentences (because that's all I could type, it gets tiring using only one hand and one knuckle on that hand). So I took the plunge drop the cash on Dragon, and after three days am totally satisfied.

I added up and running and dictating in less than 20 minutes. The accuracy is amazing I'm actually typing this by voice. Since I can use a touchpad, I do not use the Dragon NaturallySpeaking for mouse commands. But for dictating it is perfect and quick!!!

I'm using it with a 2 GHz processor, and it is fine. Getting it set up was a little quirky with my Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS. I'm actually using it with a tabletop condenser microphone, not the heads that they came with it (which I found to be quite uncomfortable). Since I'm unable to get the headset on my head, but a tabletop mike is working perfect.

So I recommend this product anyone who has a disability that makes typing difficult. Anybody who doesn't want to learn to type (though I think he would be lazy, just suck it up and learn). The software is leaps and bounds above previous versions go for it! Enjoy! ... Read more


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