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Pros: Light, i5 Processor, Bluetooth, and numeric keyboard
Comes with windows 7 PRO installed, and is licensed for 8.1 PRO, although you must use an external CD to install it.. All for under $460...
Cons: No internal CD connector to add CD later, even though the laptop has the appearance of the CD module. No backlit keyboard, lots of HP and third party junkware (read other thoughts)
Other Thoughts: I created a bootable USB of the HP provided Win8 Disk. Booted from flash, and installed 8.1. The HP disk is almost perfect... it installs nothing but base windows. After booting to windows 8, Windows prompted to download the Bluetooth drivers...READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: D-Link DNR-322L Network Video Recorder
Pros: Small and compact.. works very well in recording from up to 9 cameras, great for the price.
Cons: Poor playback. You can only playback 1 channel at a time. Requires software to be run from a PC or MAC to add the device to the mydlink.com cloud interface...
Other Thoughts: Why does it only playback one channel? It gives you the option of playing back more than 1, but then gives an error that the maximum number of channels has been exceeded. So don't offer me the option of choosing more than 1... if one is the limit.
The playback is very difficult to follow. If you know the time you want, it's ok... but to review an entire evening for example, to see if something happened on one of the 9 channels, would take hours..... so hopefully you know when it happened....
This hardware is basically the dlink camera software, which I didn't like either.... I expected better from a hardware device, but got the same result as it's the same software, just on a small Linux box.
I still haven't been able to register the box on mydlink.com as dlink forces you to use software on your Windows (or mac) PC to configure the mydlink.com connection, and it always reports that the device doesn't have internet access.... which it does..
Pros: HDMI, Display Port, USB Video, Network, Sound, USB 3.0 Hub, Multi Touch, Sound, Web Cam,
Cons: No rear audio port.
Other Thoughts: This monitor is one of the best I've owned. I wish it was offered in a larger size. A single USB3.0 can connect the monitor to a Surface tablet, and plays full video with no problems. As a bonus, all networking and audio functions are passed over the same USB cable. HDMI and Display port do not need to be used, unless you want the better frame rates that these interfaces would achieve. I prefer the simplicity of a single cable, since I'm using this with a Surface tablet.
Since this monitor doubles as a dock, I thought that a 2nd video port out would be a welcome addition.
I added a USB to DVI video adapter onto one of the USB ports on this monitor and attached a second monitor, I had no issues including full screen video to both monitors at the same time, but removed shortly thereafter, since the 2nd monitor did not have touch capability, and I kept attempting to 'touch' the 2nd monitor.
I bet I can just order another one of these monitors, once the price comes down, then daisy chain them via USB to get the best of both.