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Pros: Fast / connecting to networks and identifying them in windows 7 hell of a lot faster then my manufacturers card. Bluetooth addition is awesome and has good working range.
- I use it in my ASUS ROG G75VW Laptop.
(if you are not sure, you can search Google or call the manufacturer of your laptop, verify they don't 'hardware lock' their motherboards. If they do you will not be able to use the new card with out using a third party BOIS.)
Cons: Windows wont detect the drivers needed for either the Bluetooth or wifi part, after installing the drivers I had issues with connectivity, mainly with Bluetooth.
Other Thoughts: I fixed the driver issue by downloading them direct from the intel website, before I installed them I went to the control panel and uninstalled any and all previous Bluetooth software / drivers and any associated software for the last wifi card. After that everything is working great! Well worth the money for an upgrade.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS B1M 1280x800 WXGA 700 ANSI Lumens, HDMI & USB Inputs, Built-In SD Card Reader, Auto Keystone Correction, WiFi Dongle option, Ultra-bright & light weight, Short Throw LED Portable Projector
Pros: Small, Light weight, super portable lots of connection ports, comes with WiFi dongle, speakers don't sound half bad for being what they are, I've herd way worse, Not movie theater quality but from 2w speakers you can at least watch TV shows and movies and hear quite well. I love the media function, being able to use a USB storage device as well as an SD camera card, I can easily watch movies and take photos right from my camera and view them for family and others super quickly.
Easy setup, easy to focus, Takes up my whole living room wall and still I feel I could make it larger with no problem. Work with my Android cell phone as well as my wife's iPhone 5S no problem, (see cons for more info on mobile app).
Auto Keystone is awesome! super impressed.
Good refresh rate! Played call of duty black ops 2, battle field 4 and PC version of Crysis 3 and Need for speed most wanted, and no issue with time delay or lag as seen with some projectors.
Cons: Not really a con but fixed zoom is annoying but I'm still happy with it.
WiFi ability is not built into projector, must use dongle.
- PC version of software offers a 'mirror only' option would have been nice to just use as a second screen over WiFi (maybe ASUS can look into that)
- Mobil apps will only display documents, pictures, and works as a webpage browser, will not play movies, or use your screen to broadcast other apps onto projector.
Other Thoughts: It is LED so when in daylight lit room it has poor display ability (even with just a little daylight) however at night you can turn room lights on no problem and still see it just fine.
With short throw ability it will come in handy on my next Deployment (gets annoying just looking at a laptop screen.)
As regards to the person who reviewed this last with a 'junk and undereducated review' if you look at the specs page it clearly shows the support info for the projector, just the same you can get the same info from actually going to the ASUS website and clicking on support, as I can see you need some help here is the support number....
US Support Number
ASUS B1M Support Page
ASUS Call Us page (has numbers for multiple countries)
ASUS Email Support
Projector is great for the price, and for 700 lumen for an LED is nice too, if you want brighter and a better projector you should use a traditional projector with a normal blub in it, such as halogen.
Pros: Great drive as stated below.
Other Thoughts: Raymond T. you think bad mouthing someones review dose you any better, I hold a bachelors in engineering technology and computers, I would not bother to post a review and state my view of it if I did not know any better, I describe trash as pics, music and documents as trash not because I think there actually trash but because of the shear number of files that exist when you have those library's built up on your computer, kind of like when you go to your pic, doc, or video folder and you computer gives you the loading bar up top when you have 200+ files in the directory, this results in large file hatchery's that slow down your system, and its response time. Thus these items should be stored on a disk drive as disk drives your not really looking for speed with them, but you can still get it if you go 7500RPM+ if you need speed but space.
If you are looking for a solid state drive for speed performance then just keep the minimal on there, its okay to have some documents, videos and pics on there, but for full library of those items its better to put them on a second storage device.
If you want a solid state storage device just because its like a big jump drive and does not have a spinning disk on it, and are just going to put what ever you want on it, then yes its going to die on you, and from my own experience in an active IT environment, this is where we get the most issues and complaints.
Most users will just keep there OS on here as it provides awesome start up times and loads items at a faster rate, because it dose not have to 'seek' the data across a disk, rather then just locate on a chip, which is far faster.
There are more stats that professionals look at when buying hard drives, then just if its an SSD or HDD you also look at R/W speeds, power consumption, heat generation and so on.
If you want a good sold drive for an OS and gaming (which is why most people buy SSD drives) then I recommend this one, if your looking for storage space then you can find far better and cheaper drives that are just the normal HDD's with much higher storage cap. on them.
Raymond T. you speak of tech knowledge and that I have nothing better then to slam others for there bad reviews, you right, I'm an IT guy, my job is to sit on a computer and order parts and handle costumer complaints all day. So when I have down time I do post reviews for others to let them know the positive side of things, not just the negative reviews of the item. Me doing my job vs a guy sitting at home - two different things here. I do like how you attempt to explain things though, me and the rest of our IT dept really got a kick out of it, and a screen shot of it now sits in our break room to show interns what not to do.
Best of luck all, and please excuses the mess, really felt the need to correct stupidity today =)