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Pros: The fit and finish on the hardware is good, as is the overall layout with few exceptions. No trouble removing the cpu backplate to install water cooling. No problems with POST on first attempt & found everything fine.
Cons: The bottom two usb 3.0 ports on the backplane won't install and are therefore non-functional. (Windows sees as usb hub but can't find any drivers on disk or from internet)
Remains to be seen if the heatsinks for the NB & SB will be adequate under load, but gut says if they are it will be only barely so.
Supplied utilities/drivers software is mediocre and the auto-updater practically useless. Had to update all that directly from Asrock site. OTOH the motherboard did immediately make use of the LAN port and flashed the bios from the internet before Windows was even installed.
The 4-pin Molex connector on the mobo for gfx cards is an odd/bad choice and is in a most unfavorable position for a clean cabling job. Count on buying an extension cable thats at least 15 - 20 + inches long to route around the case to reach the typical daisy-chained psu leads.
The Windows Experience rating on this platform (not the motherboard's fault) will be relatively low if using only the on-chip AMD graphics that are currently available. Scores for every other parameter are hitting 7.6 - 7.9 stock, but the graphics bring the total down to a 4.4 on my initial configuration. (Discreet gfx card should easily bring that up to a very respectable overall.) Consider using bios to dedicate more of the system RAM to the graphics than the default setting.
Other Thoughts: Generally, I am pleased enough with the platform and the hardware, with the notable exception of the two skizzed-out usb 3.0 ports mentioned above. Am hoping there is or will soon be a fix/workaround for that. Other than that issue, it has mostly met expectations.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EVGA TEGRA NOTE 7 Tablet – 16GB Flash, 1GB RAM Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra 4
Pros: Unboxed and have been playing with most of the evening.
Very snappy. Connected right up to wi-fi, bluetooth and all the things I wanted it to on my network & such without any problems. Nice screen and nice sound for a tablet this size. Stylus works well and it runs the Mobile CAD programs I need for work easily. Games I have checked out play smoothly and look great. Comfortable to hold, for me. Came fully charged.
Cons: Someday, there will be a better one available....
Not really any fitted, (or ruggedized) aftermarket cases etc out yet for it. Wish it was Gorilla Glass... Not rated for 64G SDHC. It's usb 2.0
Other Thoughts: Newegg Rocks, of course. Kudos for the shipping upgrade on the first batch of pre-orders. Nice job on this from evga and nvidia.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Denon AH-D400 Urban Raver Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
Pros: Fewer than I was led to believe....
Cons: Initial impressions in prior review under that Title
Decided to try and test out the noise canceling prowess of this unit, as that is part of what made me choose these over several other options. (See the Specifications tab right on here as of the time I am writing this and take note of the Type that is clearly listed) With the info provided here, I assumed the onboard re-chargeable battery and circuitry was part of that...
After a bit of fruitless fiddling with them, on further investigation I now not only find that they possess no such capability, they aren't even spec'd for noise isolating, according to the innocuous looking pdf I happened across several levels deep in to Denon's support site.
I can now also add that they are very hot on the ears, but I will take into account how hot i am under the collar at the moment.
Other Thoughts: Double Plus Caveat Emptor, I guess.READ FULL REVIEW