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NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
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5 out of 5 eggs The Best To Date! 07/20/2016

This review is from: NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Pros: As far as pros are concerned where do you start. This is the best router I have ever used as far as performance. No longer do I have to listen to my wife complaining about the internet speed for her facebook updates, no more rebouting the router to restore slow speeds.

The design of the unit is both very anouying and very well designed. I don't know about you but my biggest problem in the past was routers that failed and I have always thought it was because of heat build up inside the cases. This case is different. First your not going to be stacking anything on top of it unless it is rather small and has rubber feet, the case is angled and antennas on the side limit how wide something can be. Second is the very well vented case, there are vent holes all around this thing, all sides of the case except the top. Very good design Netgear. It's the vented sides that allow the bright LED's to shine through.

The Netgear app is , I'm sure , simplistic by design. It allows very easy and fast changes to the router options. I've read some complain about it but most people I think will love how simple it is and how fast it is to setup and use.

The range and speed of this unit is incredable with the 5ghz ac band. with my last router my phone would connect as I am parking and with this one I hear it connect as I turn into the drive. As far as range I suspect its about 350 to 400 feet. It is still connected at the rental office which is on the other side of my complex with another apartment building in between.

I was up and running in about 10 minutes even with a firmware update and I was supprised about the ip address was instead of a numbered address. Much easier to remember for this aging old man.

Download the Netgear Genie app for your prefered device to use the parental control to help keep the kids safe and limit the dark side of the net.

There are a lot of other good points to this router that others have pointed out in their reviews so I'll not repeat them here.

When I write reviews I usually start with reading other reviews on this site and others to see what are the strenghts and weaknesses of the item I am reviewing in other peoples opinion and then start with the pro's but this time I started with the cons because I noticed right away somethings I did not like about this router.

1. The LED's are way too bright if you have the router up high but there is an LED switch to manually turn them off. All but the power light is turned off with this switch.It's the vented sides that allow the bright LED's to shine through.

2. The odd shape of the router is anouying, keeping you from stacking anything on top of it, possibly by design?

3. The worst thing about the router is the power supply plug reciever is not very good. This is the only router I have ever had that picking up and turning the router over causes a poor conection and router reboot.

4. The price, but you get what you pay for and in this case it's worth the extra $ so maybe not too much of a con.

So the cons are not too bad and the only thing that worries me is the power plug reciever.

Other Thoughts: If your looking for easy and fast this is one of the best on the market in my opinion at this time for home use. easily handling high speed , long range and many devices at once.

Silicon Power 32GB Elite microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP032GBSTHBU1V20NE)
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Pros: Works as promised, with a surprise. First I tested it capacity to verify its really a 32gb card. Other sites have a lot of counterfeit cards for sale at cheap prices so don’t buy any place but! Next I tested speed with a couple of speed test programs and that’s where I got my first surprise. The read speed is high but the write speed is disappointing. So I went back to Silicon Powers website to check the specs. Surprise! No write speed specs are listed. The speed test programs showed the card read speed at 85MB/s but the write speed test came back at best of 23MB/s. That’s better then some but not so good for what most people want it for. The high end cell phones now have 21mp cameras and will need cards that can write fast, at least 21mp/s fast, this card just barely cuts it.
In real world testing on a high end pc showed an average write speed at 20.5mb/s and a read speed or should I say copy speed to a OZC pcie x4 Revodrive3 was at best 77mb/s. I tried formatting the card to NTSF, exFat, and fat32 with no real world changes in read or write speeds. The only advantage to changing formats from fat32 is the larger file handling of NTSF and exfat.

Cons: The only con is the write speed is dismal. Think about it taking 30 minutes to transfer 30gb of files to the card but only 8 minutes to copy from the card.

Other Thoughts: I like the coloring of the card making it easy to find in a tray of other sd cards. Price is good. Reliability? We will see.

ASUS ZenPad Z580CA-C1-BK Intel Atom 4 GB Memory 64 GB eMMC 8.0
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Pros: still a great tablet after a year.

Cons: battery life shortens quickly. it used to last almost all day with constant use but is down to about 5 hours now. battery life shortened quickly after I ran the battery down to 5% a couple of times. charge at 25% to give more life to the battery.
the touch screen develops dead spots requiring reboot at times.


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