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This review is from: ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server (top performance review at smallnetbuilder.com)
Pros: A lot of value-add functions (PPTP VPN, FTP, AiCloud, NAS, Wake on LAN)
FTP account management (can add multiple user accounts)
Gigabit WAN and LAN ports
Can add fallback WAN through USB in case main WAN goes down
Cons: A bit weak 5GHz reception
Other Thoughts: It has been served as FTP/NAS as well as Wireless AP due to local IP setup problem (I don't use 192.168.1.x), but recent ROM update fixed that.
After Netgear WNDR3700V3 router has gone down, I decided to use it as main router, and lo and behold, even after nearly 2 years of usage, it is strong and stable.
With note3 and Optimum (105/35), 2.4GHz can get up to 40Mbps and 5GHz can get double.
Pros: massive 1TB capacity
fast when the app is "cached" into NAND
Cons: wish NAND is not limited to 8GB
the platter speed is still 5400RPM (same speed as other 5400RPM HDD if you transfer huge files
Other Thoughts: Bought the drive from Newegg because I get a nice discount and give it a try. First time booting the speed has no difference, but after a couple of times of shutdown/startup, the speed of startup gets significantly faster, so the hard drive is constantly learning your usage habit, and put the most frequent using applications to NAND, so you need to "train" the hard drive to open and close the applications you want to run on NAND. After the training, FireFox starts immediately.
But I found the speed isn't faster than other 5400RPM hard drive when I transfer around 200GB stuff from old hard drive.
The bottom line is, the internal NAND helps starting up as well as applications you often use, but don't expect any miracle for massive file transfer.
Pros: IPS screen (wide viewing angle without image degradation)
Supports up to 8GB (10GB total with 1.35V DDR3L)
Mini DP with HDMI (optional, Apple MacBook Air adapter OK)
Touchscreen (FireFox users please read other thoughts)
Cons: Only 2 available USB ports (NO sleep and charge on both)
AMD Vision Center problem (read other thoughts)
Not-so-easy removable battery, but it has secondary battery connector
Other Thoughts: Acer Technical Support must read the following because this is a major problem:
DO NOT use AMD Vision Center to adjust internal screen color and gamma but use Windows Color Settings instead. Failure to do it will screw up internal screen gamma and it requires factory reset (System Restore DOES NOT help).
FireFox users may encounter touchscreen problem with google.com, mobile.engadget.com, and some sites. The page does not move in accordance with touchscreen motion, but the text is highlighted instead. You should use mouse/touchpad instead, or use IE or Chrome to browse the site.
The bottom cover is easily removable and the parts are easily upgradable, but please take note if you want to upgrade RAM. It only supports DDR3L (1.35V model) and if you use regular 1.5V DDR3, you will get error or sluggish performance.
You can use Apple Mini Display Port adapter to connect to HDMI and I have one, and it just works with my TV. However, the resolution setting is locked to maximum TV supported setting.
Windows 8 needs to take time to get used to. If you use "touch interface only" app, it closes when you switch to traditional desktop interface (Alt+Tab wont switch back). You cannot access Safe Mode again and F8 is no longer available. If you want to use Windows Media Center, you have to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
The review above applies to ALL sub-models of V5-122P series.