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Pros: + Great life expectancy so far for me. I've written over 4 TBs of data and video on it so far and it hasn't slowed down in performance or quality.
Cons: - I have never had a good experience with ADATA when I do need to RMA anything to them. They like to fight me more than help me. A trend that doesn't seem unusual for most customers.
- I average more 40 MBps than 50 MBps in write speeds with this card for most files.
Other Thoughts: If the price is right, I'd say get it; especially since SD prices dip so quickly these days. There's a reasonable chance that you'll get a working unit just as much as any other brand. If you do get a DOA card Newegg will refund or replace with no fuss and ADATA is usually decent at replacing DOA items, just not items that fail within the warranty period later or even one day after it expires. So only buy for the bargain, not the support.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: + Very affordable when on sale.
+ Adequate printing and scanning for the price. Nothing great or a great bargain. Average at best. Perfect for text or disposable prints. Not for quality.
+ For me, the greatest feature of this printer is ease of use and setup for wireless printing. You can print on your network with ease and the printer doesn't need to be on before sending your job to it. Setup is easy and fairly robust with mobile printing made easier than other brands. I honestly, don't know why some have issues with it.
Cons: - Slow printing especially considering the average to below average quality.
- Poor picture production in printing.
- Scanning is also on the slow side.
- Build quality feels rather cheap and flimsy.
- Massive bloatware with HP drivers these days, which you need if you want wireless setup. You can avoid most of it, but it's still very annoying. Their monthly cartridge plan is a waste. It goes by pages printed, not quantities of ink.
Other Thoughts: This is a great BARGAIN wireless printer. If you can get it for a great price and basically only want to print text, labels, or loose reference photos that don't rely on color reproduction, this is a decent economy solution.
If you expect a printer or scanner to do anything well at these prices, look elsewhere.
Pros: + Corsair is a great company that backs their products with vigor. Customer service and RMA support is always fast and courteous. They're flexible in their rules if your requests are reasonable. Basically, Corsair is one of the better companies out there in regards to supporting their customers.
+ Low profile heatsink allows virtually every CPU cooler to work without conflict.
+ Good average timings and voltage.
+ XMP 2.0 works just fine IF! your CPU can properly handle the settings. XMP 2.0 isn't magic. You need a CPU and Motherboard that can handle the way it sets up the memory. When in doubt, contact Corsair or your Motherboard manufacturer before purchase.
+ Build quality and quality control seem to be above average. I don't see any widespread complaints or problems with this line of memory from Corsair. This is good and stable memory.
+ The biggest advantage for DDR4 memory as of this review is simply capacity. You get a lot more per DIMM and overall system memory is a lot easier to achieve. Since having several tabs open in browsers can literally take up 4-8GBs of space, there isn't such a thing as too much memory these days for power users. Games are also slowly starting to consider 16GB base minimum configurations. So, it's not a bad time to switch platforms.
Cons: - Technically it's some of the slower memory of its class and it doesn't overclock well (it works wonderfully stable for overclocking your CPU but the memory itself is very tight in tolerance - don't expect it to go beyond the XMP profile).
I do mean technically in the strongest sense. We're talking negligible differences and in the real world a fraction of a frame per second in gaming. Fractions of a percent in other applications and synthetics. Truly negligible in the real world.
As such I'm not going to even bother posting numbers because less than 1% of a difference in the real world is meaningless for mid-grade consumer memory, and I feel it would only serve to mislead and confuse. However, if you're looking for the best of the best, or best technical performance for value, you won't find it in a midgrade budget line of memory here.
- The real world difference in gaming of speeds with DDR4 from 2333 to 4000 is 1-3 FPS with an integrated GPU and .5-1 FPS with a dedicated GPU. Basically, raw speed doesn't matter as much as it did with DDR3, at least right now on Intel. I'd suggest you get whatever memory has tighter timings or just what's the best bargain under current platforms.
Other Thoughts: These days buying memory couldn't be easier and configuring them is also extremely easy if you have a motherboard that supports XMP and almost all do these days. Just don't go expecting to get "top of the line" performance out of memory when you use the lowest binned CPU and motherboards.
More importantly, as of today, you'd need very exotic situations, such as professional movie editing, to even care about the settings on DDR4 memory. The real world difference in gaming is absolutely negligible so don't get hung up on getting the highest speeds and the tightest timings. They just don't matter like they used to, certainly not with first generation DDR4 memory.
Ultimately with memory if you're a novice or if this is your first time building your computer you want a company that backs their products and responds to you in a timely manner. I often get responses from Corsair the same day and never longer than 24 hours. I'm not a Corsair fanboy by any means, but after reviewing their products for a while now I can say their company is one of the more friendly, helpful and timely ones on the customer service side of things.
Considering that support is basically the most important thing for memory these days, that's why I'm focusing on it.