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Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 (59343251) Intel Atom Z2760 11.6
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It was fairly cheap when I bought it from Lenovo directly, and they had a deal with the keyboard dock for additional $50 so I thought it would be a good grab since it has full Windows 8 (not RT), 64GB storage, and an Atom with HT. For around $350 total i thought this would be a nice tablet compared to some of the others out there for more.

Cons: It's cheaply made. I've experienced some graphical glitches on occasion both in Windows and on bootup. I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem or just Windows 8 being Windows 8. That OS in of itself is pretty bad but that's not the fault of the tablet. They keyboard dock has to be the cheapest part of the entire ensemble, it's so flimsy it bends underneath your key presses, the charging port becomes very finicky after some time and the cable has to be just-so in order for it to actually charge. It's impossible to plug in the charging cable to the dock while the tablet is docked itself, as the micro-USB port can't supply enough juice to charge it while you are using it. I resorted to charging the keyboard dock and the tablet separately since this was more effective.

The touch pad is an utter joke. The left and right click buttons are integrated for some reason into the touch area so that every time you try and click on something the cursor moves since the pad is overly sensitive. This is the most frustrating thing about this unit but again, you are not required to buy the dock to use the tablet but I wanted to make prospective buyers aware of the issues inherent to it. At $50 more, it's ok but at the MSRP of $150 I'd have returned it. Anything more than $299 for the tablet is also too much.

Other Thoughts: If you get it on sale and don't expect much from a quality or fit and finish standpoint, then you'll probably be ok with it since it does do most anything a normal laptop can do thanks to full Windows 8. But this being my first Lenovo product, I would never spend more for anything else they make if this is what can be expected from their build quality. Just be aware, in this case you get what you pay for (and maybe slightly less in some cases).

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EVGA 02G-P4-2763-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast card, doesn't use very much power compared to the slower 6970 I was upgrading from. EVGA has been a solid company for me in the past.

Cons: Very, very unstable. Cleaned off my old ATI drivers and did a fresh install of Nvidia drivers, had major issues with rebooting at random and freezing with my PC that had never happened with the old 6970 card. Tried Beta drivers, still had problems. Then did a fresh install of Windows 7 from scratch with the latest drivers, still had issues with stability. My system was rock solid before this 'upgrade' (i5 2500k, 16GB G.Skill, Biostar Z68+, Corsair 650W, XFX 6970 2GB). Can't believe how much time I wasted trying to get a simple video card to work.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I got a bad card, but I'll gladly keep a slower card for stability rather than the faster glitchy unit I received. Moving back to the Red team, it's been awhile since I tried Nvidia but if this is what I can expect then it will be my last experience with Green for a long time.

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Razer Naga Epic Rechargable Wireless MMO PC Gaming Mouse
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Great for gluttons of punishment 09/25/2013

This review is from: Razer Naga Epic Rechargable Wireless MMO PC Gaming Mouse

Pros: It has buttons, and lots of them so you can press them and do things. At least that's what you would think, and only when it's not being as glitchy as Max Headroom.

Cons: They are plentiful. In wireless mode, it lags horribly, sometimes shuts off altogether, the cursor will move randomly even with the slightest of movements. Get ready for an incredibly frustrating time trying to tweak settings in vain as you attempt to explore every avenue of getting this mouse to just 'work'. The latest drivers have some junky 'synapse' software which if you search online users galore will warn it's the mouse equivalent of bloatware that bogs your peripheral down, and you need to hunt the internet to find a previous version without it. Again, you'll spend more time trying to get it to work right then using it for your games as simply browsing the internet will be as much fun as visiting the dentist for a root canal.

Other Thoughts: On the off chance you actually contact Razer Support for some assistance, you'll get no more than 1 reply per day from their 'Tech Team' which constantly has to 'escalate' things to some higher tier, presumably because it takes database architect level knowledge to send out some software patches. Once you get these patches, and you know, attempt to install them you might end up with a completely bricked mouse and/or dock making it (I know, impossible right?) even more unusable then mentioned above. After a week long process of trying to get a replacement USB cable and some firmware in my final attempt to get this mouse I've owned for 3 months to just 'work'. I decided enough was enough and speared it on a kabob skewer placed strategically in view of all my other peripherals so they know what will happen should they decide to step out of line in a similar display of defiance.

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phillip t.'s Profile

Display Name: phillip t.

Date Joined: 03/06/05

  • Reviews: 21
  • Helpfulness: 13
  • First Review: 02/26/08
  • Last Review: 10/20/13
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