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This review is from: iView SupraPad i700QW Intel Atom 1GB Memory 16GB 7.0" Touchscreen Tablet Windows 8.1
Pros: Small and thin enough. Boots fairly fast (I assume thanks to Win 8 hibernation settings). I assume the Office 365 will be good, but I'm waiting to activate it until near the end (since it's only a year anyways).
Worked decently well with steam "remote screen" (or whatever it's called), so I could play games on my desktop essentially using the tablet as a remote screen/interface.
Since it's an x86 tablet, it operates just like a desktop or laptop. Very nice with windows (sometimes I miss desktop-like features with Android). For instance, I could install applications to the SD card which shows up as a second hard drive. File management in general is just better.
Cons: USB plug is deep, it doesn't actually charge with some USB plugs, but the one it came with seems to work ok.
Screen resolution is below Win 8 minumum, so desktop is shrunk down to fit.
Internal storage space is barely enough for windows. I have <2GB free, and all I installed was Opera web browser and the Flixster app. I was able to install apps to a memory card (like Steam).
Don't know if it's Windows 8 or the tablet, but no on-screen keyboard for full-screen apps. Tried to play a game that wouldn't start without me entering a name first. Luckily I had a bluetooth keyboard laying around.
Couldn't attach Windows 8 to my Windows 7 homegroup, no matter which computer I set it up from. Not sure what the problem is there.
Other Thoughts: I bought this as a sub $100 way to try-out Windows 8. Can't believe how unfriendly the interface is. Is there a "metro" web browser? Even IE opens up in desktop mode. The tablet itself is fine (especially considering the price).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Thermaltake CL-P002-AL14RE-A 140mm NiC L32 Aluminum CPU Cooler
Pros: Quality Cooling
Clears Everything in my case and on my motherboard.
Quiet Operation even at full speed.
Relatively easy install on AM3+ mobo.
Cons: Almost blocked the CPU fan header on my motherboard, almost.
I can't find anywhere to buy a second fan (no link from Thermaltake's website), and it's not a standard 140mm (different mounting holes, no extra hardware anyway). If you plan on getting a second fan, try to see if anyone is selling it first. Personally, a second fan would bump into my side-intake, so it's not really bugging me.
Other Thoughts: Installed on my ASRock 990FX mobo with a stock-setting FX 8350. Running all cores 100% with Fold-At-Home, keeps the CPU under 50C, under 30C above ambient. The stock cooler that came with the CPU let it reach almost 50C above ambient (70C total), so this is a great improvement.
Only thing I really didn't like was that fact that there's no indication on WHEN to stop with screws for the backplate. It has a foam front to provide isolation from the back of the board, so I just kept turning the screws until I felt it was secure (too far, and I probably would have pushed electrical contacts through the foam).
Nothing worth deducting an egg over.
Very nice length on the power cable. Should fit just about any case. I have this installed as a side-intake, and I can easily remove the door and move it out of the way without unplugging the fan.
Cons: Wind sheer noise. I bought a few different fans to try them out. Despite having the most marketing about wind sheer and turbulence reduction, this fan had the most noticeable wind noise. We're not talking loud by any means (testing was done outside the case in open air), but stacked up against traditional fan blades I would have expected this fan to be the best, it was not.
Had I not purchased other fans I might not have even noticed, but I felt I had to take off an egg in this situation.
Other Thoughts: With these large 140mm fans, static pressure becomes an issue. I paired this with a semi-fine mesh Silverstone filter, and the air flow reduction was quite noticeable. Not deducting any eggs since I'm sure the filter is just as much at fault. Didn't test the filter with the other fans but the pressure ratings listed on the packaging were superior to the other fans.
In the end, I went with this fan because of the cord length, anti-vibration padding (since this is attached to the door), and because it had LEDs. Noise is not a problem, especially compared to my GPUs and CPU. A quality fan over all.
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