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Ectaco 5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great old tech 12/14/2013

This review is from: Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)

Pros: Uses AA batteries ( a dead Li-ion battery does not cause this to be trash)
Can use a separate Li-ion battery pack with the usb cord. (hint turn both the batter pack and the reader on after connecting the cord)
Can carry hundreds, maybe thousands of books in a SDHC card (up to 32 gig) most other wannabe e-book readers can't.- makes it an effective pocket library.
Can use Nimh rechargeables
Not certain if a Li-ion pack will recharge Nimh batteries on board though it looks likely (possible danger of overcharging be careful).
This reader has been utterly reliable so far, I use it at lest several hours up to 6 nearly every day.
No Wi-Fi or wireless B.S.
Can read self made EPUB files

Cons: Slow boot after battery change; confusing the first time Some think the reader is defective- hold the power button in for 5-6 seconds.
Has a bit of trouble with self scanned pdf files (turn the reflow off to navigate)
None of these are significant to me.

Other Thoughts: I'm going to get another as a backup since it looks like ECTACO is just draining/selling old stock. and nothing else on the market looks as good.

If you want a Li-ion with audio, the aluratek?? looks like a similar reader without the replaceable batteries.

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ASRock G41M-S3 LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs fair Old tech 02/17/2013

This review is from: ASRock G41M-S3 LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Realtek lan wants to be connected before boot; tried different drivers, same result; no internet/lan unless connected before boot.

Other Thoughts: Recieved an old Q8300 core 2 quad chip, free. Got this board to use it; should have saved my money.
Antique onbord vid good only for word processing, IMO, but the board & processer is a good match to an old 8800 gts 512 vid card for moderate gaming.
You get what you pay for, I guess
Over all a fair match to junk box parts that you may have to make an antique but functional machine.

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Hitachi GST Deskstar 0S03230 3TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: inexpensive
functional
no surprises

Cons: none
Packing could have been better to compensate for rough handling in shipping.

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace two 1.5 gig drives in the home theater; no hassles or problems just installed it, W7 recognized it then I formated it and transferred the data from the other 2 drives.
Clean & easy
Waiting for new egg to stock 4 gig drives.

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Display Name: Joe M.

Date Joined: 08/16/09

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/28/09
  • Last Review: 12/14/13
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