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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX RGB Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Pros: First off.
This thing is just amazing right out of the box. The looks of it are just incredible. Slim, simple yet elegant. The palm rest is probably one of the best my palms have ever felt. It's not hard plastic and has a nice feel and comfortable at the same time. Packaging is great and was a pleasure to open. Coming from a steelseries keyboard I had to adjust, which took no more than 2-3 days. I found this keyboard to be easier to type on and the responsiveness of the red switches are great as well. I'm a big fan of red switches and have always used them, so take my word when I say that the response is on point you could say.
Customizations on color is out of this world, it's impossible to go through the million of color combination it possesses. As far as performance goes, the keyboard is spot on. Again, colors are endless and the effects are very nice and make the keyboard unique. Keyboard felt great when gaming and I don't feel any stress on my fingers.
Cons: Corsair's program for color and effect configuration could use more simplicity. I felt that everything was not well put and is somewhat tricky to use. I'm not going to compare it with other keyboard brand's software but I thought I had a clue when diving into the program but found myself on Youtube looking for tutorials. HOWEVER, shortly after watching a few videos on how to use the program it was rather easy afterwards. This is not a con but something I just wanted to note. If you can't find yourself changing colors out of the box, search around. There are a lot of people with this keyboard.
I wish the keyboard had a USB hub, being that the usb cable for the keyboard is very big. It is braided and feels of high quality and looks beastly.
- No macro keys, to some that may be a con, to me it wasn't.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this keyboard and still do. If I ever feel the need to upgrade, I will surely be looking at Corsair's line of keyboards again. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a great keyboard at a very reasonable price.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-32GB
Pros: USB 3.0 but that's becoming the norm.
Great read speeds.
Feels like a solid build from Corsair. Sliding feature feels smooth and fluent. Some i've used in the past with sliding features have a cheap feel to them, this one does not!
I was getting 100MB+ on reads!
Case is made of a tough, hard soft plastic feel. The other part of the drive is a gloss black which adds a nice touch to the USB drive and a small location for an attachment to your keys or other peripherals.
Cons: The size of this USB drive is rather big. I am 180lbs and it's literally the exact same size as my thumb. The activity light is pretty bright during night time usage, not a big con but I am not a fan of bright LED activity lights. Like a few others have mentioned, good luck sliding the usb portion out using one hand.
Write speeds are horrible also, I was averaging anywhere from 4-20mb/s and when it did hit 4mb/s it stayed there.
Other Thoughts: Other than my few nitpicks above, this is a solid drive. Nothing spectacular and nothing special that really sets it apart from other usb drives. Being that it's bigger than most makes it uncomfortable for some who may consider carrying it on there keychain.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Upon arrival I did not wait to open the box. MSI does a great job at packaging and the box that the laptop was put in was very very attractive. I've had GT60's in the past so nothing was really a big surprise except the GTX 970M. Nothing was damaged, everything worked great out of the box.
I've played the following games and the laptop showed no signs of annoyance from the fan and with respectable temps.
League Of Legends - 63-64 both cpu and gpu.
Crysis 3 - Maxed out (I would say it's a tad outside of being playable at this setting, lowering it to high the game runs fantastic) - 71CPU / 75GPU
BF4 - 69 to 73 cpu / 69 to 75 gpu (maxed settings as well.)
This card has surpassed my expectations. I don't rely on benchmarks much since actual experience will ALWAYS be different. I've found that out the easy way by not holding my breath on benchmarks, especially on new released cards.
Construction of the laptop is fabulous, feels sturdy and I love it that you can lift the screen open when the laptop is closed with one finger and the base of the laptop will stay there. Sure that means the laptop is heavier but hey, it's better than having two hands to open your laptop.
I am not a fan of Windows 8 so I got rid of that immediately. Loaded windows 7 and all drivers can be installed via-cd by going to the folders directly and then using Live Update 6 via-msi to finish off any missing drivers. Use nvidia and intel's website to get newest drivers of course.
I would definitely recommend this to any gamer looking for a good laptop for price vs performance ratio.
Cons: There is a few, actually.
First, the bottom panel that hides your internals was not clipped in all the way. I found that one clip was unclipped and that side of the panel was popping up. Not a big deal, but sucks that MSI missed that before packaging it.
Second, the bottom of my laptop's screen has very very bad light bleeding. When watching a movie, you can DEFINITELY tell it's bleeding and is rather ANNOYING. I think I will be contacting newegg for a replacement since I don't like it one bit. Other than that the screen looks fantastic with great viewing angles.
Third, my ALT key on the laptop makes a clicking noise unlike the rest of my keys. As if it's loose or is on it's way out. You can say i'm nitpicking but I didn't buy a $300 laptop and on top of that it's a brand new item.
Fourth, I hate it that MSI makes the GT60 come with a single touchpad button and not seperated into two buttons. I find myself pressing the middle of the button VERY often and have to reclick on the very left side to actually make a click.
Fifth, the pasting job is horrible.. They've put enough paste on this laptop to paste another 4-5 laptops if all the paste was taken off and used to re-paste again... My idle temps when installing league was 80c on the cpu. I was clueless as to why my temps were so high. I opened up the bottom panel and put in some fresh Arctic Cooling MX-2 and now my idle temps are superb. As of right now, it's 38cpu and 41gpu.
Other Thoughts: So far I am pretty happy with it, but will talk to MSI/NewEgg about an RMA or replacement unit to get rid of my backlight bleeding and faulty alt key.
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