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ADATA DashDrive UV128 32GB Flash Drive Model AUV128-32G-RBY
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs extremely fast, great flash drive 01/03/2014

This review is from: ADATA DashDrive UV128 32GB Flash Drive Model AUV128-32G-RBY

Pros: Fast. I get about 45 MB / s transfer on a USB3 port. I use it with a tablet PC for transferring videos and mp3s and such.

The sliding design is great, as caps always get lost.

Cons: none

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ASUS Transformer Book T100 Intel Z3740 Quad Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 64GB SSD 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I had left a 3-egg review partially because of a charging issue. I think the problem was on my end or righted itself, as charging is now fast and I've measured the current drain using Netflix over wireless with max brightness and keyboard attached as less than the power supply - meaning it keeps up at 100% battery. The MS Office apps are functional and it's nice to be able to zoom in and out easily. The micro SD appears to be SDXC, meaning very fast transfers, and the USB3 port on the keyboard gets me ~45 MB/s transfers, meaning that copying gigabytes of videos or mp3s takes only minutes.

Cons: Aside from the charging issues that's fixed now, I had two cons: 1) the touchpad "buttons" are part of the pad, and take more force than actual buttons. I wouldn't want to use it for prolonged periods. If you tend to rest a finger on a touchpad button while using it, that counts as a touch, so you['ll have to adjust.

2) There appears to be no screen gesture software for Win8 desktop mode. A tablet I owned years ago with Vista allowed using screen swipes as "back" and "up arrow" etc. Win8 tablet app mode (default) is built around screen gestures, so maybe Asus didn't see the need for desktop mode.

Other Thoughts: Windows 8 makes it really easy to create a recovery disk (it only took them two decades). You know that hidden recovery partition that eats up 6-10 GB on laptops? You can now buy an 8 GB flash drive (or two for $10), and create recovery drives, then delete that partition and free up the space. Also, do a Windows 8 search for "file recovery" (google it). You can create a system image quite easily. These are the first things I did when I started using this computer.

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ASUS Transformer Book T100 Intel Z3740 Quad Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 64GB SSD 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I like the size and general responsiveness. Netflix and mp4 videos all play fine in VLC (have not tried 1080p). The included MS Office does what I need. The keyboard layout is not too cramped for me, a 6' 180lbs man. The size is great for carrying in almost anything. Connecting over wireless and Bluetooth was simple and fast - the first thing I connected was a BT mouse.

If not for the cons of 100 mA charging, trackpad button issues, and no Desktop mode screen gestures, I'd give it 5 stars.

Cons: First, I've measured the charging at 100 mA. It came with a 2A charger. So, I may have to RMA. It takes me > 24 hrs to fully charge, and using it on the lowest brightness decreases the battery level while plugged in.

Second, the trackpad "buttons" are incredibly hard to press down to a "click". The design is such that the entire area is sensitive and if you rest a thumb or finger on a "button", that's a touch.

Third, there seem to be no screen touch gestures in Windows desktop mode. My previous tablet with Vista had gesture software to allow making a left swipe a "back" command, up was an "up arrow", etc. Windows tablet mode has its own gestures, so maybe they assumed few people would use desktop mode/applications.

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Display Name: Erik S.

Date Joined: 01/01/03

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  • First Review: 08/03/07
  • Last Review: 01/03/14
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