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Pros: Lightweight, full version of Windows 8.1, display is pretty good, bundled keyboard/mouse is VERY convenient, great battery life, very good Windows 8.1/10 performance
Cons: OBE was a little rough around the edges, 2.4GHz WiFi only, going into Google yields a security certificate error
Other Thoughts: This product is a Windows 8.1 tablet that has an Intel Atom CPU running at a base clock of 1.33GHz and a "burst" clock of 1.83GHz. There are some applications that definitely do run slower due to the CPU, but you will not notice anything different at all performing day to day tasks.
The charger outputs at 5V, 2A which I was surprised at. It seems that this tablet at least is very energy efficient.
The initial experience was less than pleasing. OBE had actually not been set up, so I was very surprised that when I got my unit that there was an account set up called "administrator" and I could hardly do anything. Once you log in with administrator, you're still unable to do anything. There is a pop up box that asks if you want to initialize the OBE process, do this and don't ignore it like I did.
I was a little worried that this tablet would have trouble running Windows 10, as it is a resource hog on my desktop machine. However it has no trouble running with 2GB of RAM and on the quad core CPU. Be prepared for a very long installation, I had to leave mine sitting overnight.
That being said, the fact that this is a genuine x86-64 cpu is fantastic. Web streaming seems to actually work pretty well. The mouse and keyboard attachment is very nice to have and I'm actually pleased with the quality of the accessory. It's not wireless which is a huge plus, as you won't need batteries to power the thing.
The device is surprisingly loud and the speakers are clear. The touchscreen is super responsive. WiFi is unfortunately limited to only 2.4GHz. It would have been nice to see 5GHz, especially for more crowded areas where there may be interference going on in the 2.4GHz range.
My only issue with the unit so far is that every time I try and go into Google, it yields a security certificate error. It makes me a little nervous about actually using the device with my personal information. Besides that, this device seems to be pretty solid.
Overall I am very pleased and surprised that the build quality and performance. I did not expect this high level of a product from this manufacturer.
If you were wanting to try out a hybrid tablet with an actual "full blown" x86-64 CPU, I highly recommend you give this a buy. I also recommend that you purchase a 64-128GB microSD card for this machine so you can hold more applications/photos. The Windows 10 upgrade WILL require more disk space, so be prepared to either have a microSD card or an external drive handy.
Pros: Easy installation, great cooling solution, good build quality, the pump is pretty quiet.
Cons: Included fans are noisy.
Other Thoughts: I started looking heavily into overclocking recently. My old i5 2500 could overclock decently with the stock air cooler, but my i5 4670k was burning up at 75-80C core temps! And it could barely go past 4.4GHz. After a friend of mine told me the wonders of liquid cooling, I decided to get this kit.
Installation is a breeze and works well with the Rosewill Thor V2 case. The included fans are noisy though- they're 4 PIN fans and I think I may lower the fan speed to quiet them down.
My core temps idle at 30C and at load 45-50C which is significantly better than 75C! With the stock fan it was idling at 44C. I highly recommend this to anyone on the fence about liquid cooling.
This review is from: BELKIN F9K1122 N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender
Pros: Simple set up, small footprint, ethernet port is a nice touch, extender menu is pretty simplified.I did not have to jump through hoops to get both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands working.
Cons: Honestly I can't think of any. The only complaint I have is with network extenders in general, in which case if your router still emits a strong signal your devices may connect to that instead of the range extender.
Other Thoughts: This little device is a range extender, meant to be set in an area where you get medium signal strength to get to those hard to reach areas.
My home internet runs at 120Mbps, which I am able to get the full 120 on 5GHz and 90 on 2.4GHz. I was expecting to get half this speed on the range extender but I was pleased with the performance. On 5GHz I was able to get 65Mbps down and 10Mbps up. On 2.4GHz I was able to get 48Mbps down and 10Mbps up.
I tested the speeds with my phone which is pretty portable but unfortunately it does not give me the negotiated link speed between the extender and the device. I got a 2nd device out but it did not seem to want to connect to the router, so I am unable to give link speeds.
My wireless router shows that this extender is connected through the 5GHz band, without a simultaneous 2.4 and 5Ghz connection. Not that this is a bad thing, It would probably be best to prevent multiple devices from connecting to the extender as it may quickly saturate the connection.
From my testing this seems to be a pretty excellent range extender. I have no hesitations or reservations on recommending it for your needs.
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