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Pros: Its small, and for what it is, its fast. It seems great for editing papers if you are a college student on a low budget.
It has other potential which Im trying to figure out, like a 3rd periphery device for my flight simulator setup like a touchscreen device combined with Touch Buddy or Helios. Havent attempted it yet, not sure if it can be done either. If I follow that path I will report back. Otherwise...
Cons: First, it came with Windows 8.1. I installed the start shell to get the start menu back. A windows update deleted this, and Im already ready to throw this thing in the trash. On that same note, cant install or upgrade to Windows X. No drivers.
Second, the O/S is 32 bit. This really limits the kind of applications you can use now, as more and more software companies have switched over to 64 bits. Granted this thing doesnt come with a large amount of memory, but 32 bit is too clunky. Also poses a security risk as well. Good luck trying to get WaterFox installed, else you are stuck with Firefox.
Third, it has a camera. Why this thing needs a camera is beyond me, but in todays world where everyone has to have a camera on everything, I guess it means it has a purpose...not like your phone already has one, your MP3 might already have one....and this doesnt even work that well with a phone. I use a magic jack, so it could work...
Forth, the stand is an origami design, also used as a cover/protector. Its flimsy, but it hasnt given me any grief yet.
Finally, fifth, it doesnt have much periphery support. The keyboard is pretty small and fairly flimsy. The touch screen doesnt seem overly accurate, and ditto goes for the mouse pad. With only one USB port, you will need a hub if you want to use a better mouse or keyboard.
Not really something you can upgrade even if you really wanted to.
Other Thoughts: It is what it is - a really fancy camera with a keyboard and touchscreen, and Microsoft Office, which is only good for 1 year. I would recommend a better Office Suite that is free like Open Office. Guess you can put a larger SSD instead of the 32gb that came with it, but why bother? All you can do with it is take pictures and write term papers awkwardly.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR EX7000 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
Pros: Ive never owned or tested a WIFI extender, as I dont take any devices outside with me. I decided to give it a try though, and took my laptop down to the playground about 100 or so feet away from my place. 5 bars and still pretty clear signal, and thats exceptional to me considering I cant even get 2 bars on my cell phone 100 feet away from the clubhouse. That alone sells me. Was still downloading at 7mb/s on Comcast 50mb line.
Cons: My unit looked like it was already opened up when I received it. Some of the packaging were loose and torn open, and maybe was missing a cable or two here (had to provide my own ethernet cable. Just came with the unit, antennas and power cable.
Also, this looks like their NightHawk AC3200 router. Ive had this router before, and although I use a different router now, this extender would not really sit well with any other NightHawk router; they simply take up too much space.
This review is from: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 360 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with 3 x 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
Pros: Recently just received a new unit this week, finally found the time to install it. After all of the troubles Ive been going through, I finally get to test this radiator. Mind you, this is the 3rd, so its not going to get more than 3 eggs off of me.
I went from a Coolermaster N520 to this Captain 360, and I can honestly say this is amazing me. I didnt think I would drop an additional 8c in temps. I averaged 32c with the air cooled unit, now Im down about 24 average. I never topped out more than 60c in Prime95 with a 4.5ghz overclock on an Intel 4770k.
Your mileage may vary, I have mine set up in a unique manner. Ive used the other radiator fans from the last defective unit, and did a little shopping at home depot for some longer screws. I managed to get 6 fans on the radiator instead of the 3 it comes with, so I have a lot more cooling power than this kit comes with. As of now, I have 9 fans + closed loop cooling my system. I didnt think another 8-10c degree drop would be possible without a refrigerator...I was wrong.
Cons: This was my 3rd attempt to rate DeepCool Captain products. The first pump leaked, and the second unit had a warped radiator. Patience is not my strong point, but I will say that aside from the defective parts, this is a very cool unit. But the simple fact that it took this long to get a working model bums me out. Deep Cool is now 1 for 4 with me.
Other Thoughts: All of the other units Ive received had air bubbles inside the pump. This one doesnt. The glass viewing tube is nice, I will still say I think its a bad idea.READ FULL REVIEW