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Plustek eScan A150 Sheet Fed Document Scanner
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works well 04/22/2015

This review is from: Plustek eScan A150 Sheet Fed Document Scanner

Pros: Setup of the device was far easier than I thought. While I was reluctant at seeing a touch panel work well after having used Ricoh’s, Xerox, and Sharps panels this thing works way better than expected. It also has a beefy enough CPU that you don’t sit waiting in between menus. The display is incredibly bright and clear. Menu options are easy to understand and configure.

I installed the PC Software which came on physical media. It was pretty straight forward to install and get setup. After install it’s a simple scan to that finds the PC on which the software is installed. The ability to send to online services, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and many more was the large point for me.

Scanning letter was excellent. My favorite feature that I hadn’t crossed my mind pre-scanner owning was the display making it so easy to flip and delete pages before saving. The display on this is so nice you can simply see the pages scanned and rotate. It takes very little time or effort.

Scanning was clear and crisp. I scanned on the default 200dpi as well as dumped it out to its 600 max. Size per file was good. I scanned mostly black and white pages but found some full green with white lettering pages and had no issues with it. For a tight little form factor scanner this worked well.

I love that it has a wired connection available so I don’t have to have yet another device on WiFi although the WiFi available helps give some users mobility.

Cons: The most exciting feature to me was Google Drive scanning. However, when sending to Google Drive I received issues logging into the account. Gmail emailed me that my account was attempting to be accessed by an insecure logon method. In order to allow it I would have to lower the security of my Google Account that required accepting on a separate site and stating that they feel I should not do this. See: google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

I had some issues trying to get it to scan a legal sized document. It would often believe it was finished just before the document was done where I’d have to pull the page from its death grip. There are times when it’s a little hard aligning pages into n the feeder to know when it’s far enough in to pull pages or not. I had to sometimes hit scan and then push papers down a bit to get it to start pulling them.

Other Thoughts: I was trying to check for updates like a possible firmware update which seemed to want me to have a USB jacked in. I’m not sure why this online device wouldn’t just phone home for an update.

The ability to set a default but make changes without having to go into any menus and easily tap the screen for those is excellent. Whomever modified this Android build and setup the interface made the best part of this product.

It can work well for a small business given some of the sending protocols and ease of use but when used with more than 30 pages it would start pulling in 2 pages at times so I’d say home and small business

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Team Elite 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model TED34096M1333HC9
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I purchased this for a NAS build. It's price and CAS latency for price was just what I was after. It's working well andI'm astounded given how low priced it is. I'd definitely buy up more if I need a 4GB module for something small again.

Cons: I've found no issues.

Other Thoughts: It's not the fastest RAM and most people will probably not be looking at 4GB DIMM anymore but it's just so inexpensive and there are builds that simply do not require more RAM or need just a 4GB boost. Great RAM for what it is. Finding another at this price with a lower CAS latency is hard.

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Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great router 03/19/2015

This review is from: Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router

Pros: The router is very stable. When I got into the configuration menu I’m met with a pleasing fairly fluid easy to understand interface. It has ability to put in use two separate 5 Ghz channels simultaneous such as 44 and 141. You can give them the same or separate SSIDs.

The speed of this thing and range is what has impressed me most. I utilize an iPad, Nexus 10, Nexus 5, Galaxy S4, multiple AC 2x2 NICs, an AC 3x3 NIC and various wired NAS and PCs on this. My devices compared to previous AC 1750 routers I use connect faster and easier. With the layout of my home there are cement walls that often block a routers range. This router somehow seems to penetrate this. It’s excellent.

It’s on par with most of its feature set. The NAS portion is available and the CPU in this system seems faster than my previous routers to handle USB/NAS throughput.

I like the external antenna (it offers three) which allows me to adjust slightly to get peak performance for my area.

Cons: A bit lacking for me is the PPTP server capability. I now have to configure my own additional PPTP server as this only does VPN pass-through. I use a PPTP server almost daily and having to now configure a separate one is something I’d think would be featured in a top end router such as this.

Other Thoughts: : There are times when I navigate the interface that it’s hard to quickly see the menu I want as they revert to simply icons. They do have a tool tip but it takes a couple seconds to pull up. Some slight usability is lost in my opinion for aesthetics. It’s hard to tell if/when beamforming is functioning, I’ve done throughput tests where I have all of my devices slightly active or hammering bandwidth and they are all functioning at what I feel is excellent performance.

The added devices is really what this is about. Most devices right now are 2x2 cards. It’s hard, I know I had to try, to find a 3x3 AC NIC right now. This is a router you get that is great and lasts you into devices catching up.

I feel like someone such as myself or others looking for a router in this range will want some additional advanced settings. While working on stability with DD-WRT/Open-WRT in general isn't something they can do as that's not their OS, perhaps granted an advanced mode for advanced users. I feel like I have a great home based good looking GUI that is easy enough for many to configure, but I'm missing fine tuning that I have to look at open source router OS's to gain.

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Display Name: Todd L.

Date Joined: 12/14/05

  • Reviews: 37
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  • First Review: 11/27/06
  • Last Review: 04/22/15
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