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Pros: I purchased this as a desktop replacement that would be upgradable to last a good 4 to 5 years. This first month I haven't found any real shortcomings with this machine. Well, Win8 isn't my idea of great but eventually I'm going to have to learn it. So, ehh, after some visual tweaks it's not as awful. It's even starting to grow on me a bit.
Anyway back to the basics - this machine is fast to boot, runs multiple programs with ease (Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, VLC playing a movie, IE & FF - yes simultaneously). I haven't had any heat issues and haven't heard any fan noise at all. That said keep in mind that this review is based solely on more business and graphic design software and not on high end games.
Cons: None so far. I'll be sure to update if I find some.
Other Thoughts: I thought someone might be interested in the actual hardware in here so here is a rundown of the system as it comes.
Operating System System Model
Windows 8.1 (x64) (build 9600)
Boot Mode: UEFI with successful Secure Boot Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. GT70 2PE REV:0.C
Enclosure Type: Notebook
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. E1763IMS.50T 02/12/2014
2.80 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4810MQ
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
TSSTc0rp BDDVDW SN-506BB [Optical drive]
HG$T HTS721010A9E630 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, rev JB0OA3J0, SMART Status: Healthy
Local Drive Volumes (Partitioned)
c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 610.25 GB
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 373.61 GB
12208 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1' has 4096 MB
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM1' has 8192 MB
Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad [Mouse]
Realtek PCIE CardReader
Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
Killer Wireless-N 1202 Network Adapter
This review is from: StarTech UUSBHAUB10 10 ft. Black USB A to MicroUSB B Cable
Pros: These cables are a great length and I got them on sale at a great price. I use them as extra chargers for my Android smartphone and have no complaints. Phone charges quickly enough.
The cable is fairly thin and the ends are pretty firm. It fits very snugly into the ports and never falls out. This is a huge plus to me because I loath my charging cable falling out if I need to use my device while it's charging.
Cons: None that I've seen.
Other Thoughts: I haven't tried using it to transfer data so I am can't comment on data transfer rates (or if it's even possible).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Trident Kraken AMS Green Case For Samsung Galaxy S III AMS-I9300-TG
Pros: The case is simple to use and can be put on and taken off with ease. The color is vibrant and I like the little kick-stand feature on the back. It fits the phone snug and lines up perfectly with all the speakers, ports, and such.
Cons: The case is very rigid and somewhat flimsy. The back piece of the case fly's off if the phone is dropped and the green rubber isn't flush with the black plastic to help with impact protection. This case is more decorative than it is protective, in my opinion, so if you are looking for good protection, I'd look for an Otterbox.
Other Thoughts: I'm very disappointed with this case and am waiting on a replacement.READ FULL REVIEW