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HP 24o Black 24
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Pros: This review is for the "HP 24o Black 24" 2ms TN Panel Widescreen LCD/LED Monitor, 250cd/m2 DCR 10,000,000:1(1000:1), Anti-Glare, Easy Connectivity, HDMI DVI VGA".

The wide screen has a nice viewing angle, the image quality was good, I was not able to see motion blur. The contrast ration had images which were better than two other monitors I compared it to. The viewing angle of 170° horizontal and 160° vertical was clear.

The monitor stand is able to tilt, but is not able to raise or lower. The OSD controls are the standard controls as other monitors. The power consumption has an A+ efficiency class. The surrounding bezel was smaller than other monitors, light weight, and was secure inside the stand which was not flimsy.

Cons: This monitor I received, did not come with an electrical cord, I had to pull one from another monitor. It also came with a short VGA D-Sub cable, which was useless for me, and does not include a a DisplayPort.

Other Thoughts: Be aware that this monitor displays 16.7 million colors while using an TN panel with FRC. Usually a TN has 6 bits per RGB color, for a total of 18 bits, which is unable to reach 16.7 million color shades. The monitor uses FRC (Frame Rate Control) dithering cycles to simulate the intermediate shades. This could cause flickering with darker tones, which I was not able to notice.

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iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey
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Pros: Unboxed the tablet, keyboard, and power cord. The first impression was this looks like a good unit, and I had high hopes, I really wanted to like this. IF you want more than just a tablet, this windows 10 interface is familiar to many. Charged it to full before using. Changing from tablet to Windows 10 mode can be done in several ways, and worked rather well.

Created a user and started using it, the tablet has a weak connection to the keyboard case. On a table or other hard surface, this is not a problem. On any other softer surface, the connection fails too easily. Eventually I logging out, and moved back to a table for a hard surface.

Cons: When using this unit as a Windows 10 interface, the track pad randomly detects phantom movements, and minimizes the current window to the task bar, which I found to be very annoying.

I found using applications, even simple ones like web browsing to be really slow, keystrokes failed react, causing one to enter again, only to find they eventually catch up. I tried to play video on Netflix, but it failed to run. Other video sources looked ok. The speakers are only meh sounding, rather tinny. I had no static like others had.

After logging out, for some strange reason, the password would no longer work. I tried the case keyboard, the screen keyboard and the password prompt keyboard. After a couple dozen attempts, it finally worked. I then tried to change the password, however it would not take the password again.

I ended up making a new user. This time, it would not let me make a normal userid, I had to use an email address for a username. I made a user for my wife, so she can contribute to the review. The need for a email address annoyed her a lot.

The virtual keyboard is not do swipe enabled, like most tablets and phones are. When using unit without the keyboard case, for example clicking the search bar, the virtual keyboard did not come up automatically for text boxes, like tablets do, one needs to click on the keyboard icon to use the virtual keyboard, or choose to use windows 10 tablet mode. This split personality between acting like a laptop and a tablet can be annoying.

When trying to sign in to a popular shopping web site, the virtual keyboard entered password would not work. Switching to use the keyboard case and the same password then worked.

When using the keyboard case, the cover area near the track pad can flip over and cover the keyboard. this needed to be moved under the cover, especially when not on a hard flat surface.

When making a new user it took too many minutes to go through the windows configuration screen, which was annoying.

While using the device it decided to show the message "updating windows your pc will restart several times", the screen image was auto rotated to portrait mode, even tho the tablet has always been in landscape mode.

At this point I starting timing the windows update. It was 51 minutes to the first reboot, which was really a slow boot, resumed at only 30%. At the updating time of 1 hour and 2 minutes was another reboot and it resumed at 75%. There was one more reboot again at one hour and 10 minutes, and which point it was finished. This is horrible for a tablet.

Other Thoughts: If you are a huge fan on Windows 10, or a Microsoft fanboy, you will probably like this. If you want a laptop, you should pass on this and get a real laptop. If you want a tablet, you should pass on this and get a real tablet.

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Corsair Force LE 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Good quality drive and price 03/27/2016

This review is from: Corsair Force LE 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBLEB

Pros: The speed I measured matched the vendors speed. The drive was easy to install. The vendor web site contains a software toolbox to update firmware, check on SMART, and clone drives. I was able to clone my smaller SSD and boot from this.

Cons: This is a bare drive, you need to provide your own screws (or other mounting brackets) and cables.

Other Thoughts: The performance and price of this drive made it a good bang for the buck.

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Display Name: James V.

Date Joined: 07/08/02

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