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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: -Quad Core CPU
-Windows 10
-RAM 2GB ROM 32GB
-USB port useful for charging and R/W to a USB flash storage
-HDMI port good for 720p
-Keyboard/mouse included

After unboxing read the instruction on the thin film cover, charged for over 10hrs, then Windows started process, good fast neough. There is no bloatware but after installing updates and finalizing everything half storage was gone, including my own anti-free-virus program, along with "classic shell". With the CS program, I was able to get Win10 looking like Win7 with the stat pograms and everything else from there was really ease.

The screen is not as reflective as I thought it was going to be, despite being a touch screen it was very good (unlike my touch screen laptop which it's annoying to watch under a lot of light around due to the high reflective screen), and the image quality was also better than my monitor on my PC and my laptop, it wasn't ultra bright but the colors were very accurate, no dead pixel on the screen.

On the keyboard/mouse/cover: Yes, the keyboard takes a little bit to get use to it since that I'm used to a full size keyboard layout but this has very good and responsive keys although the combination of typing and putting down the palm of my hands got in the way of shrinking the webpage many times while web surfing, nevertheless I found a way to quit doing that.

Surfing the net is also good, my connection is 75/75 up and down, although for hbogo had many issues, it couldn't keep up, the image was slower than the sound pretty much at all times and no matter how much I waited it was not good. For Netflix it was great, load up times were good and image quality was also good.
Other sites, such as youtube was the same thing, one clip wasn't great but the rest were perfectly fine. And taking this tablet/pc to other places that offered free Wi-Fi was no exception, but I was always able to connect and surf the web w/o any issues, my local hardware store, retail store (bb) and the mall, always good reception as long as it was close enough, like any other device.

The USB port (micro) serves as dual function, one for charging the unit anytime (even during Windows) with the wall charger included or though a USB wall charger which is not included but you can easily use your phone charger as well and the 2nd function is for reading or writing to any USB flash media or any SD or MicroSD with a reader connected to the USB micro port, and in my case I have a MicroUSB (male plug) to a USB cable (female) and did use it and tried it and it worked fantastic.

Storage is plenty, you can also add a MicroUSB flash memory card, up to 128GB, I have a 64GB Kingston which when I installed the two programs that are very essential for me to have, I change the path from the C drive to the D drive and the programs never had a glitch, during or after the installation.

The "turn" on button? Well, takes about 5-7 to press down to turn the table/pc on and the volume control is right on top of the tablet/pc which is where I like the most (unlike to the side and I don't like the control on the side), on top.

The table is a great choice, you get a lot for the price, and leaves you still with money in your pocket to buy a 128GB or 64GB microSD USB flash storage, and unlike Android laptops, you can easily install anything in the microSD and still find it there even if there's an update, can't do that with an Android if you "move" a program to the microSD and updates occur? Gotta "move" again.
My microSD card as any other "micro" cards was a bit tricky to install, the cover being so big but the usual, having to push in the microSD card with a plastic knife helped or a CC.

The sound is also great, even though there are no extra settings in the volume control, pretty basic but it's very loud when using a pair of headphones, as for the speakers? Well, mounted in the back, it doesn't really help that much.

Cons: The only CON which is a very tiny, almost unimportant, the lack of a full size manual for those that see this as a challenge or can't figure out if this would have the functionality of a laptop or a table, when in fact it's both.

Other Thoughts: I cannot contribute in this review as if I am comparing this tablet/pc to a full size desktop (which to me it seems as if this the case in most reviews/reviewers so far) but I will compare it to my Samsung Galaxy NOTE 10.1 tablet.
I gave up on the tablet, Android is really not that helpful, can't install most useful full size programs and apps cannot even compare to a "program".
Windows is way better and with Classic Shell, you would have the ability to transform Win10 to like Win7, with the start up programs rather than the "tile" board. Connectivity is just as good as my table, the IRULU never disappointed, I was very pleased with this unit, movie watching was 9/10, Office installed w/o any issues.

Responsiveness is a bit slow at a times but let's remember, this is not a full fize PC, an Atom CPU is not a i5 or i7 and the NAND flash couldn't possibly be 560MB read and 550MB write, so compare this to a smartphone or tablet as they both equally have the same hardware specs, except the IRULU Walknbook is more versatile. Way more versatile than a handheld android device.

And did I mention you can charge this via the wall charger included while have a USB flash storage or USB portable SSD/HDD connected to it? Try that with any Android or Apple product.

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OCZ TRION 150 2.5
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Pros: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 563.732 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 510.691 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 374.695 MB/s [ 91478.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 370.618 MB/s [ 90482.9 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 521.295 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 480.366 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 30.389 MB/s [ 7419.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 109.608 MB/s [ 26759.8 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [H: 0.2% (0.2/111.8 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2016/03/30 8:52:39
OS : Windows 8.1 [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)


As you can see, the write speeds are above the 450MB/s in the specs given by OCZ. This test was done on a Z97 chipset.

Now, on a USB 3.0 enclosure the results were pretty impressive as well:

CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 402.115 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 376.457 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 240.316 MB/s [ 58670.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 170.880 MB/s [ 41718.8 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 376.215 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 354.423 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 28.143 MB/s [ 6870.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 64.460 MB/s [ 15737.3 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [H: 0.2% (0.2/111.8 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2016/03/30 8:15:32
OS : Windows 8.1 [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

The same results I had when using a third party chipset and no the one on the motherboard.

The drive is very fast, faster than in the sepcs, I used it for 5 straight days in my desktop and no issues while using it another 5 days in my laptop which the speeds were the same as in the USB3.0 enclosure. In both case scenarios I cloned the drive, in one using Windows 8.1 and Win10 in the laptop, start up and shutting down times were very fast.

Cons: -I didn't find any Cons.

Other Thoughts: You're not going to get cloning software with this drive nor a bracket if you intend to install it in a 3.5" bay. Fortunately I have Acronis True Image and so far is the best cloning software in my opinion and also in my Corsair case there's a bay for 2.5" drives so I didn't need a bracket and in my laptop it fit perfectly.

This is my 2nd OCZ drive and so far it's proven to be very reliable, my first OCZ is a bit slow but it's been in use for over a year and I'm sure this TRION drive will last longer than the warranty.

Based on the price and speed, the 480GB seems a great choice as well, considering now that 120GB isn't really that much, 240GB is fine but 480GB is the perfect sweet spot.

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Wintec Professional PLUS 128GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model 3FMSD128GU1PI-R
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5 out of 5 eggs Fast and Reliable with no files lost or corrupted 03/01/2016

This review is from: Wintec Professional PLUS 128GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model 3FMSD128GU1PI-R

Pros: I've been using this card now on a daily basis for more than two months and I've written, copies files to, removed from and move to.....everything that there's to do with this kind of cards. Even on a digital camera and so far no issues.

This is the 2nd Wintec flash memory card that I buy (first one was a 32GB Elite) and both have proven to be very fast and reliable. For the price, it's a great buy.

Speeds are pretty much accurate but I've noticed that in one of my 3 machines, it's a bit slower than on the other two, my guess the controller on that slow machine is not on par with the speed of this card, in terms of read/write.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This card will be in my laptop and I will be using on my Canon camera, as of right now I've been using this daily and no issues, and likely I will from now on, unless I find a great sale of a 256GB card to replace this one but so far, it's been a great flash memory card.

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