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Review of "PC World"

published 26/11/2002 | TomSmith
Member since : 25/11/2002
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Pro The warranty is good and the service and support is OK
Cons Not Many!
somewhat helpful


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 published 28/11/2002
    Welcome to ciao, good first opinion, off to read your others now, Chris.
  • GentleGiant published 27/11/2002
    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 published 26/11/2002
    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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