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This review is from: Sony PSVita System w/Wi-Fi Black
Pros: -The OLED Screen offers crisp high quality picture with great black tones and high contrast.
-The System is responsive, offering ability to run multiple programs simultaneously. (Not multiple games.)
-The forward facing touchscreen is sensitive enough to the touch, where light touches are all you need to navigate.
-PSP games that are downloaded look much better after applying Bi-Linear filtering then on the PSP its self.
-Variety of memory management options which can include large storage options, keeping many of your downloaded content in a single location.
Cons: -No internal memory
-Limited games of interest for Vita system. (Pre-Ordered a couple though.) (Mostly just bought PSP games I wanted but couldn't justify the purchase of the PSP due to screen size and quality.)
-Initial Setup was less then intuitive to many people I talked to.
-Semi-expensive Sony specific memory modules required for game-play saves and downloaded content.
Other Thoughts: The product is good, no issues with unit. Mostly just playing PSP games on the unit and I was surprised at how well they looked in comparison to the PSP my friend has. Playing Rayman Orgins really brought out the color capability of the OLED screen as well.
I have not played any games that required the back touch screen capabilities.
I have no played with Remote Play yet. But my understanding is that it is a remote access to the PS3 and it's games. It may be select games you can play, not sure yet.
The Playstation Store on the PSVita is easier to navigate due to its interface and touch interactions.
To the man or woman who bought the unit at Best Buy, and wanted to return it. You're not special, they will return anything unless it's media that was opened. Read the back of the receipt. I don't think there is even a restocking fee anymore. All they have to make sure of is that everything is there, and that it's not physically broken.
Pros: The heatsinc on this thing is great for passive cooling. I love the fact it comes with a Wireless N card. Overall layout is well made. Love the fact they improved use of space by downsizing ram modules,(However, using notebook ram will decrease performance), and used a 4x PCIE slot instead of the full length 16x, (this does not decrease performance as the chip only supports a 4x line for PCIE so the connections are only going to be a 4x).
Cons: As mentioned in the title. I received the product with 2 of the same antenna to be exact. The hookups on the motherboard required two different antenna. I found by using a single HiGain antenna I found, I was able to get stable Internet without any drops, on a antenna. Also, as mentioned, I referenced Notebook Memory. This can be a con to some who want more out of the machine. It's a small downgrade in performance, but offers lower profile installs and allows for other parts on the board.
Other Thoughts: I bought this to make a super energy efficient computer with wattages around 18 watts. (processor tdp). I installed said unit in a modified breaker box and used a product called Pico PSU for power delivery. (95%+ efficient) And a Samsung EcoGreen 2TB HDD. However the brick for power supply was dead so I need to replace that before I can do power tests. ^^READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: This board has a great layout, and all solid state caps. Though this is more frequent in motherboards, it is still a good sign of stability and durability.
Two PCIE 2.0 slots allow for a good crossfire system without demanding large power supplies. (Which is frequently believed to be needed to power a computer.)
Cons: Being all angled SATA ports could cause some problems with smaller or ill designed cases. Making it difficult to set up the new PC.
Other Thoughts: A Phenom II 940 processor is NOT AM3 compatible. It is designed for AM2+. Which has 2 more pins making it impossible to work in a AM3 board, using 2 pins less.
Make sure you know what you need for your computer before you order the parts. Making a great computer does not come from the best parts, but the best assembly of them. Incompatible parts make it really hard to create a working computer.
My computer games.
AMD Phenom X3 720be
2 gigs of ram
ATI HD 4770
1 terabyte HDD
The most it used was 129watts Idles at 91 watts. Haven't had a single game stutter, skip or even slow down.