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TP-LINK Archer C8 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 450Mbps+5Ghz 1350Mbps, 1 USB 2.0 Port & 1 USB 3.0 Port, IPv6, Guest Network
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very strong signal everywhere in the house, desktop on the second floor achieved a steady 867 mbps via a gigabyte pci wifi card (only got 300 mbps with our old Linksys E4200). Looks great, similar to Apple products. Cheapest AC1750 router around.

Cons: Had to reboot cable modem everytime we rebooted the router during configuration(not easily done here due to our configuration, the modem cable is in the ceiling in the basement, takes about 15 min). Interface looks like my old early '00s routers. The dealbreaker is that the Archer C8 was unable to wirelessly connect to our Samsung multifunction printer vja wifi. I tried every trick and explored all the options, reloaded every single driver, tried to hook a PC then a Mac to the printer and router, tried a Direct Connection, tried WPS button on both the router and the printer (stays stuck at connecting forever). My wife absolutely needs her printer for work and I cant physically connect it to the router (it is on a small shelf in the basement, the printer is in her office). If I didn't had this particular printer, the Archer would still be in my possession, but I had to return it to save my marriage!! Got a cheaper AC Linksys afterwards, took 5 minutes to set everything up....only a slight loss of speed but no problems. TP-Link tech service is non existent, you will be on your own if you encounter a problem.

Other Thoughts: Be cautious, this is not compatible with some wireless equipments (gave me a Invalid security error, even if everything was properly configured). MAYBE I could have this configured properly, but after 2 days I threw the is short and no time to waste with this kibd of stuff anymore....maybe 15 years ago I would have solved this mess but now it will be returned.

HP Laptop Pavilion dm1-4010us AMD Dual-Core Processor E-450 (1.65 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6320 11.6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This netbook is a huge upgrade from my previous Atom based Acer. It can run videos in HD without a hiccup and can play most recent games at medium settings, thanks to its radeon graphics.

The netbook is quick and snappy, but the CPU is the bottleneck here. AMD should continue with its Vision lineup of processors, but give just a bit more power to the CPU.

The hard drive is quite good at 7200 RPM. You can upgrade it yourself for a SSD but this will push the price well above 500$.

The battery life is also quite good, I can manage 4-5 hours of moderate to heavy use per charge. This is great and proves that this AMD based netbook is very optimised in the power consumption. It runs silent and cool most of the time, only getting louder if I play a game for a long time.

Also it looks good and the Beats audio is a nice extra!

Cons: No USB 3.0
No optical drive (ok with me)
Internal Broadcom WLAN card is really outdated. It is classified as an N-class card but it can only achieve 65 mbps maximum. I ordered an Intel Centrino dual-band advanced-N 6230 card as a repacement. It takes 10 minutes to install and now I have a 300 mbps connection.

Also, prepare to spend an afternoon to fine-tune your new HP (remove bloatware, update drivers and bios, reboots...)

Other Thoughts: Really good machine for the price. It is quite fast, great graphics, can play recent games on the go and won't break the bank. It is highly portable too and has a sleek and clean look.

Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc IV Rechargeable Men's Wet/Dry Shaver w/ Quadruple Multi-Flex Nanotech Blades
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Top of the line Panasonic shaver. It is Made In Japan. Feels and looks great in the hand. Can be used dry or wet (with your favorite lotion/gel/cream) or even under the shower. Gives the closest shave I've ever had with an electric razor. 99% identical to a Gillette Fusion shave. I have an angular face with tough beard, it works great with 14000 rpm motor. Easy to clean, simply rinse under a faucet, takes 30 seconds. So far very satisfied, great product. Inner blades not too expensive to replace (about 20$ once every 2 years or so). Battery life seems good, so far I shaved about 5 times (equals to about 25 minutes of use) and battery stills displays 50% life!

Cons: Neck area is good too, but requires a little more patience and time. The shave is a bit rougher there but I will give it time to adjust. Won't work when plugged in an outlet. This may be a protection by Panasonic for those who would try it in the shower, but my main concern is when the main battery (non-replaceable) will fail after a couple years, I won't be able to use this anymore. The head (4-blade) system is quite large, may not be for everyone. It is a snug fit for the upper lip area because of it's bulk. A bit more noisier than my old Braun (maybe because of the high-frequency motor).

Other Thoughts: I got this shaver as a replacement for my dying old Braun Syncro. It worked okay, but I was always coming back to Mach3 blades because they were faster and gave me a closer shave. I decided to jump back on the electric shave train, because my face is way too dry and abused after these years ( I work in a harsh chemical factory).

I tried both dry and wet/foam shave. Wet is definitely better. It felt weird using shaving gel with an electric shaver, but it definitely was smoother and gave an even closer shave than dry. It was also quite relaxing for the face!!


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Display Name: SEBASTIEN M.

Date Joined: 01/24/09

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  • First Review: 05/01/15
  • Last Review: 05/01/15
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