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This review is from: LINKSYS RE6400 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
Pros: The biggest pro for me is the boost to the 5 ghz bandwidth this product provides. The 2.4 ghz bandwidth in my area is completely over staturated and the 5 ghz range is very limited so the signal is very quick even a couple of rooms away from the router. Well, this product solves this issue brilliantly.
The product is very easy to setup. I personally like the design of the product. The simple elegant white design is very unobtrusive on a white wall. The phones, tablets, laptop and desktops in my households have no issues connected to it with the sole exception of the PS4, see cons.
Cons: Connection issues with the Playstation 4. Ok, normally my PS4 sits in the living room and is connected to the main router. However, I couldn't get it to connect through the access port when I tried it from the bedroom with a weak signal to the the router even though other devices connected just fine and greatly benefited from the extender. This leads me to believe that the issue is with the PS4 software and not the extender.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: The benchmark says it all CrystalDiskMark5.0.2..
Seq Q32T1: Write 2192 MB/S, Read 1254 MB/S
Seq: Write 1619 MB/S, Read 1233 MB/S
4kQ32T1 Write 358.7 MB/S, Read 293.3 MB/S
4K 45.59, Write 148.4
Cons: This is the OEM AHCI version. If you want every bit of speed then NVMe version (if you can find it) or wait for the consumer Samsung 950 Pro PCIex4 NVMe m.2 to arrive. Regardless you wont be disappointed!
Other Thoughts: Installed on Gigabyte Z170Z Gaming 7 motherboard's built in M.2 PCIx4 slot.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Expandable memory with micro sd card.
Cons: At this price point the low resolution is expected but the viewing angle of the device is extremely narrow. I found the only usable viewing angle to be in landscape orientation directly perpendicular to your eyes. Any slight deviation and the color shifts dramatically. I found it very taxing on my eyes to use this device for an extended period of time. I would not recommend this device on the screen alone but unfortunately the cons do not stop here.
Battery life. On a full charge the device did not last 24 hours in stand by with no background app running and less than 2 hours of active use.
The tablet is very slow compared to other andriod device I have experienced. There is noticable lag and delays when opening apps, navigating menus and entering text.
Construction is very poor. The plastic backplate on my unit came with a noticeable gap around the volume switches. You can pry the back cover open with minimal effort.
Other Thoughts: My expectation for this product was low to begin with given its price. I thought this would be great device for light use and for kids. However, the screen alone completely ruins the device for me. But what can you expect at this price point? Well, The 7 inch Kindle Fire is at the same price point but features an IPS display at the same resolution. Granted it runs on Amazons Fire OS (a con to me) but there are options even at this price point!READ FULL REVIEW