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THE PCWORLD WEB SITE AND PRODUCT DETAILS

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26.11.2002

Advantages:
The warranty is good and the service and support is OK

Disadvantages:
Not Many !

Recommendable Yes:

4 Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful See ratings
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  1. GentleGiant
  2. royray
  3. PhilS
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helpful by (47%):
  1. Jamesath
  2. 3rdRockSatan
  3. christopherj84
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somewhat helpful by (18%):
  1. Baywatch_Fan2002
  2. Bigbaz
  3. justme
not helpful by (12%):
  1. TrueSatan
  2. ash1928

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I was looking on pcworld.co.uk, for a external cd-writer. I saw a freecom one for £150.00 (inc VAT), but noticed that it was USB 2.0. But I needed one that was USB 1.1 & 2.0. I saw another, slower speed but 'said' it was USB 1.1 and 2.0. It was £120.00. I ordered it and a few days later it came. When I opened it it was USB 2.0. I was very dissapointed. The one that I originally looked at though, a friend had and it was USB 1.1 and 2.0, but on the web it said only USB 2.0.
The speeds were wrong and this meant that I couldnt get the maximum out of the drive.
I e-mailed them twice about a month ago and still no reply.

I think they should be more accurate so customers can buy the product they want and not what they don't. Although I save some money, I lost the speed from 24x to 16x then the USB slowed it down even more.
Even though it works I would of preffered a faster CD-RW, and for £30.00 less, I didnt think it was worth it.

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christopherj84 28.11.2002 22:51

Welcome to ciao, good first opinion, off to read your others now, Chris.

GentleGiant 27.11.2002 14:34

Well done on the first op. I know people have said you need to write more, but most people do pretty crap on their first ops. Nevermind eh? Matthew

Bigbaz 26.11.2002 23:55

Hello, I'm sorry to rate this your first op as I have but I feel that you could tell us a lot more about them, rather than focusing on the poor service you recieved..Baz

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This review of PC World has been rated:

"very helpful" by (24%):

  1. GentleGiant
  2. royray
  3. PhilS

and a further member

"somewhat helpful" by (18%):

  1. Baywatch_Fan2002
  2. Bigbaz
  3. justme

"not helpful" by (12%):

  1. TrueSatan
  2. ash1928

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