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HP Slate 7 Extreme Android Tablet - NVIDIA Tegra 4 1GB Memory 16GB 7.0
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Fast processor, decent ram, VERY nice camera and 16gb space for a great price.

- The rear camera with nvidea tegras HDR processing takes great quality photos in any type of lighting.

- Great clear colorful screen, with very accurate multipoint touch detection which works surprisingly well, managed to start drawing with four fingers on the screen around an inch apart each and the tablet managed to keep detecting them properly even while running my fingers into each other.

- Stylus is easy and fun to use detection is great and can easily erase handwriting, this tablets definitely one of the best for notekeepers.

- Power saver functions of the nvidea tegra keep this tablet running for a long time with it enabled.

- Audio/Mic are great and the speakers are much louder than other tablets ive used, sleek design feels very sturdy.

- Wireless for streaming media to compatible wireless televisions and wireless printing.

- Has microSD slot for up to 32GB more space.

- Strong enough internal magnet's to stick this thing on a refrigerator its not slipping anywhere if on a metal surface.

Cons: - The rear 5mp camera has a varying random delay when taking a single shot photo. In single shot mode, after tapping to take a picture, ive had anywhere from 1.5 but usually 2 to 3.5 seconds delay before it would actually snap the photo, which is more than enough time to miss something happening that you're trying to photo. You CAN use rapid fire mode which has 0.5-1 second delay then snaps several photos but i dont want to have to delete a bunch of duplicates maybe i'm just being picky but its odd it can usually take 5 rapid photos faster than it can take a single shot in the same quality.

- The front facing cameras cheap 0.3MP is just plain horrible quality for 2014, not to mention most 0.3MP cameras look better than the one on this tablet, its also unusable indoors at night in 60w equivalent warm CFL lighting (the lighting seems to cause most cheap cameras to appear way darker).

- The rear camera lens is flat with the rear of the tablet, might make it much more prone to scratches.

- Strong internal magnet's. Yes its also a con, useful to keep tablet still but again i cant help but worry about the extra pressure this may create on the camera lens if the tablet was slid while on a metal surface.

- Battery life without power saver, the ad for the tablet states 'Up to 10.5 hours' newegg specs state 'Up to 7.25 hours' but both of those are likely only possible while the battery saver is on, without battery saver on i got about 5 hours just texting, taking pics, drawing & testing functions while brightness was set low from a full charge.

- Not a big fan of the tablets packaging, second tablet ive had that came with the screen pressed right against the box, a bad bump and the screen could be damaged quite easily if anything managed to poke that side of the box.

Other Thoughts: As far as the rest of the tablet goes its really great for its price, nice strong cpu good for multitasking, should be a really good tablet for most games since it has some of the best touch accuracy ive seen on a tablet, could use more ram though. I seem to typo more often on this tablet not sure if im just not use to it yet, or the fine touch detection triggers too fast before my fingers centered on a key.

Overall if it matches the specifications and the price that your looking for, its a great buy and you likely won't be disappointed *exceptions being the noted cons or maybe anything ive missed*.

Extra random test - sleep power usage was average around 9-10% power per 6 hrs of non use (with battery saver on) So it should be able to sleep 2.5-3 days.

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LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet -  Quad-Core 2GB RAM 16GB Flash 8.3
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Crazy fast processor for a midsize tablet, games and apps load very fast and run smooth, I haven't had any sort of lag on any apps I have, a great choice for anyone who does alot of multitasking, LG's 'slide aside' also makes multitasking easy.

Quick and easy setup (It does ask you to sign up for a couple unnecessary things on start though, if you dont want to just tap the home button).

Sturdily built and well constructed, the rear camera lens in recessed far enough in the metal frame to protect it from scratches just as well as any other tablet/phone can.

Great display quality can be bright enough to see in almost any environment, the color on mine was clear and perfect.

16GB storage with microSD slot to add up to 64GB, 16GB is more than enough for me but its nice to know I won't need to worry about running out of space.

Sleeps extremely well using VERY little power when left on and not in use, the battery lasts long in use as well this tablet is perfect for people who forget to turn things off.

Miracast & SmartShare both worked great and I had no trouble streaming media with either of them.

Cons: The one thing I hate so very much about this tablet itself is the cameras. I take a TON of pictures, if anything the thing I would use this the most for IS taking pictures, I have alot of cats and like to randomly take pics of them whenever they are acting silly. The cameras are great in daylight & MOST indoor lighting, but I have 60w equivalent CFL 'warm' lighting throughout my house & at night for some reason all the pictures come out very dark even if brightness & exposure are maxed out, i have to lay down with the ceiling light directly shining in my face to get a clear picture of myself, due to this I can't take pictures/clips at home after around 6PM which well really really sucks.

For something that costs over 300$, the box it comes in has it extraordinarily unprotected, I was shocked to open it and see the screen just right there pressed against the front of under less than 1/16" of 'cardboard' thats too thin to even qualify as cardboard. Whose idea was that I mean really?? What?? Sticking this in a plain bubble envelope is far more protective than the box this ships in! I noticed several low reviews complaining of screen/color issues and I'd assume this might have something to do with it. Mines perfectly clear & looks great.

A semi-con is that its just too new, not alot of cases to choose from that fit, it definitely should have shipped with some sort of protective case, especially considering the badly designed box it ships in.

Other Thoughts: Personally i think tablets having an IR to turn them into expensive remotes is kind of a con haha. Yes its a useful function, but I've spilled alot of stuff on my remotes ruining many of them over the years and this isn't something I'd want to be tempted to use as one. But really the only real cons for me is the camera flaws and the horrible packaging. I'd give this a 5/5 if it weren't for the two major cons it works wonderfully, long battery life, fast, everything you could want really its hard to complain. Personally for me its more of a 2/5 but that's because the camera is so so very important to me, but I'm giving a 4/5 cause other than that its a wonderful tablet great for beginners & experienced users alike.

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HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Workgroup Up to 19 ppm Monochrome Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast Printing.
Quiet.
What else can you say/expect from a simple black and white toner printer.

Cons: Sometimes it takes in more than one sheet of standard cheap Georgia-Pacific paper i recommend getting thicker slightly more costly printer paper.

Printer properties were a bit annoying make sure to hit apply after making any changes in your 'devices and printers' property pages, if you change settings then change a page it doesn't save the changes on the previous page, usually i change settings on all pages then hit okay but it wasn't saving settings if i didn't hit apply on each page.

I personally recommend disabling the auto-off feature in printer properties, sometimes when powering it back on it takes awhile to be re-detected maybe its just my computer its auto sleep mode should save more than enough power.

Had some major USB driver conflicts with my old HP laserjet 1200 this was replacing. Even though i uninstalled my hp 1200 drivers before installing the new ones there was still various dlls left in that somehow caused this printer to be detected as a dvd drive??, then after i uninstalled the new printers drivers.. it oddly didn't uninstall anything so i had to manually go through the registry and remove all hp dlls from the print spooler registry section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors), delete all the new printers registry entries (various services), delete the 'C:\program files\hp' files delete the installed printer HP dlls in the windows drivers print spooler location (Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86) delete all the HP printer dlls from system32, all just to get this printer to work through USB, (i'm certain it would've worked flawlessly through wireless but i prefer wired hence why i only took off one star), hopefully this was just a freak occurrence but just in case you have a previous model laserjet running on a USB it may have similar problems getting it going [directories and locations are for 32bit windows i wouldn't recommend trying any of that without knowing exactly what you're doing].

Other Thoughts: HP laserjet printers are usually the best bet for people who print alot and don't need color, my older 1200 series lasted around 10 years and i ran it to its death, it went hilariously though at first it had a high pitched scream as it printed, then it started printing in wavy lines, now it just farts when you press the power button. I bought this to replace it and it works great so far, wonder if it can last longer than my old one.

A slight issue that has nothing to do with the printer but more with neweggs shippers: Theres a current 30$ rebate going on with the purchase of an HP toner cartridge, neweggs shipper's ship the printer by slapping a UPS label on the printer box and shipping it, which isnt normally an issue, but they happened to slap the UPS label >on my UPC code< (required for rebate) i literally spent 2 hrs to carefully not damage the UPC peeling the UPS label off hopefully HP still acknowledges it when i mail it in.

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Display Name: Michael D.

Date Joined: 03/23/08

  • Reviews: 15
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  • First Review: 05/26/08
  • Last Review: 05/22/14
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