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Pros: This is a solid, inexpensive router for home use.
Cons: The instructions were so simple they were confusing. :-) All is well though. Not really a con.
Other Thoughts: This product exceeded my expectations, and for the cost you cant beat this. My old router was a little old in the tooth and this takes it's place nicely!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I wanted to have a second computer for back up purposes, something that could handle basic computing, playing music and simple console emulators. So far, so good.
Out of the box the unit was in pristine condition. (It's looks brand new.) It's small and quiet enough that it's presence on the desktop isn't obnoxious. The keyboard and mouse that came with the computer are very nice. (Don't feel cheap.)
I haven't burned with the DVD drive yet but so far basic play functions for CD and DVD's are fine. I installed a codec pack and my downloaded videos work fine, with a little performance sputter at the beginning of the videos every know and then. This should improve once I add some more RAM.
I installed a wireless adapter for Internet without any issues. I'm using the Opera browser which appears speedier than Internet Explorer for this machine.
I'm ok with the 'quirks' of Windows 8. part of the reason I bought this computer was to be introduced to this OS. Will upgrade to 8.1 once I sniff around the settings and make other updates, including getting rid of Norton Antivirus.
Cons: Windows 8 is a confusing OS. I enjoy the look of the METRO desktop, but it all seems pointless as you're constantly reverted back to the traditional Windows Desktop when doing simple tasks. I realize that Windows 8 is a work in progress, but this one quirk was more than a little annoying.
That nice keyboard and mouse I mentioned earlier are USB, so less space for other USB devices you might need to plug in. (Like the wireless adapter I own, which uses two spaces.)
The DVD multidrive is nice, but the mechanism for opening and closing it isn't as responsive as one would hope. In fact I thought the drive was DOA out of the box because it seemed to take FOREVER to open.
In fact, the whole system sometimes lags, and I'm not sure if it's processes working in the background (like Norton) or updates by the OS or the preinstalled bloatware. Only time will tell.
Other Thoughts: Again, I bought this as a basic computer. I don't plan on pushing it's performance. Word processing, music and DVDs, very light gaming...that's all I need it for. :-)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Easy to use. Comfortable to hold. Solid build. Expandable memory for media. Music and video file compadibility is amazing. Easy to navigate and customize main screen. Great 'app' store through Googleplay. So far I've been pleaantly surprised by this tablets performance. But then again, I'm not using this for work, it's strictly for entertainment on the road. There's a lot you could do on this bad boy. The more I play with it, the broader my grin is. It's like having a PC with the open endedness in your pocket.
Cons: The amount of bloatware (that you cant uninstall) is rather annoying. But reading the reviews I already knew that coming in. Technically you start off with a 4 gig tab, which would be bad, but at it's current price (for me, $169.00, and with the expandible memory (I put in a 32 gig card) it's def not a deal breaker. It's still a cheaper and more capable of a tablet than the Ipad Mini.
Other Thoughts: For me, I'm treating this like a pocket PC. Out the gate I went on GOOGLEPLAY and installed ESET (first months free.) I cleaned up the unwated apps from the main page, downloaded an ereader, uploaded videos and ebooks and so far so good. I am very pleased with my purchase. The Samsung Tab 2, at this price is a steal. :-)READ FULL REVIEW