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SAMSUNG T3 Portable 250GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive
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5 out of 5 eggs Wow. This is fast. My new favorite portable drive. 05/09/2016

This review is from: SAMSUNG T3 Portable 250GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive

Pros: After a month of usage, I am thoroughly impressed. The T3 portable drive is awesome. SAMSUNG makes quality NAND and I expect this to continue providing awesome performance for me. Using Windows 10, I saw read/write top out around 430MB/sec, and small-file write speeds hit respectable performance. I have taken it to work and back every day for about a month now, and have seen no issues or decline in performance. It's also shock-resistant so I don't have to worry about its safety when I carry it in hand in static environments, especially in the winter time. This is also a great choice for a portable drive to use as external storage for your laptop.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This drive is a lot lighter than I had expected. It also appears to be a revision to the T1 model, providing a new casing and the switch to a USB-C connector. The cable provided is USB-C to USB-A, so it will work on your current legacy USB connectors.

iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch 32GB 2-in-1 Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Quad Core, IPS Display, Metal Cover, 1280*800 Resolution, Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Dark Gray
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Pros: The display on the Walknbook 3 is pretty good. It's very responsive and has a good color gamut. The aesthetics of this device are really nice. The performance is decent when running windows 10 and has a normal-size USB port. The keyboard feels really nice to type on! There's also a button on the keyboard (in place of the right-hand Windows key) to disable the mouse pad so you don't accidentally use it. The device stays relatively cool even under heavy load.

Cons: The mouse touchpad isn't the greatest; I mis-click all the time because of pressing too hard. If I press too hard on a left-click, I also end up right-clicking, and vice-versa.

Being top-heavy, you would think there would be some folding stand that helps support the device when using the attached keyboard. It ends up flopping back from the weight which can be fairly annoying in your lap.

Other Thoughts: The device is approximately like a modern netbook, with improvements on all fronts. It's pretty convenient for what it does and has a good feel to it. The battery life is reasonable, but it would be nice if they could somehow have additional battery capacity built into the keyboard. Sure, it would add to the weight, but that would fix the top-heavy problem and greatly improve the life of the keyboard, effectively killing two birds with one stone.

CASE ROSEWILL NIGHTHAWK 117 ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case, Supports up to 420 mm long VGA Card, 5 Fans Pre-installed, Fan Speed Control
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Pros: The case is a monster. Plenty of room and not over the top in the looks department -- definitely not an appearance that you would regret later. It's pretty sleek aesthetically. There are a lot of fans but they're quiet, thanks to being 120mm. Being able to adjust them also helps. So glad they're not 80mm fans.
Pretty good airflow design. The air moves front-wise inward and upward toward the back, maximizing the space cooled minimizing the amount of turbulence.
There are dust filters which will help keep the inside cleaner for the amount of air moving through this case.
There are many slots with rubber guards that greatly help with cable management.
The insides are pretty roomy; I had plenty of space installing everything and managed to keep it from being a thick mess. The tool-less drive bays are handy.

Cons: I don't really need so many USB2 front ports. I would prefer for the top to have fewer USB2 ports and replace them with a couple more (hub-style) USB3 fast-charge ports. That way I can have easy access to charging multiple devices, such as tablets and phones, from the front of my computer.

The case seems to lack convenient ways to pick up the massive case when it's fully loaded. It could benefit from some handholds to help move it around if needed.

Other Thoughts: This is a large, sturdy steel case (with plastic windows, of course). Plenty of room for components and plenty of room for cooling. It weighs nearly 28 lbs by itself. Be careful if planning to move the case around, as it will be pretty heavy.


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