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DELL Pro 11 Ultrabook / Tablet PC (2in1) -  Intel Z3770 2GB RAM 64GB 10.8
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Bought the Venue 11 Pro after good experience with Acer W700 Pro tablet and a poor experience with another name-brand unit (too many bugs and glitches.) So far the Dell has been superb!!! Tablet is as described on line -- good solid unit with full size USB 3.0 plug built-in and a drawer for a mini-USB flash card (up to 64Gigs, so the 64 Gig tablet effectively is a 128 Gig.) Basic unit has more user space than most and includes software to make recovery USB key and to remove recovery partition for extra space if desired. Display is HD and clear, but best if you turn off the light sensor and fine tune it yourself to your taste. The Atom Z3770 seems to perform just fine. I added the Mobile keyboard with battery and have no idea how long it will all run, but I'm sure 15-18 hours wouldn't be out of line.
Runs Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and come with Office Home and Student 2013. NOT -- can you believe it -- loaded up with junk!! And you can take off the back and change our the battery if needed on the tab itself.

Cons: Don't have any real complaints though I don't have the stylus advertised. Heard they had problems with the stylus (with the earlier Venue 8 tablets) and are working on a fix now. Not a big issue with me since I can't draw anyhow!! Using a capacitive stylus as desired in the meantime. A personal thought would be that I really wish the price had been about $100 less or that the keyboard/aux battery (which is pricey at $150 or so) had been included in the basic package.

Other Thoughts: Best thing about the whole package is that Dell has provided driver downloads, manuals, forum discussion sites and all the other stuff needed to support a new product. We all know these tablets are going to have a few glitches and owner happiness is related to being able to find out how to deal with the glitches. And Dell obviously has tried to provide all the "wishes" most of us have for our systems!

I have had -- and still have -- a bunch of tablets. Most of them are the best of the best.

I think the Dell Venue 11 Pro has the chance for me of being the "best of the best."

Logitech T650 910-003057 USB RF Wireless Touchpad
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great for Windows 8 Desktop 01/19/2013

This review is from: Logitech T650 910-003057 USB RF Wireless Touchpad

Pros: This Windows 8 touch pad works great for desktops that have monitors which are not touch sensitive. Putting the touch pad next to the keyboard like a mouse, it can be used in conjection with a regular monitor to make Windows 8 touch function. I have found it easy to use and everything I have done has worked reasonably well.

Cons: Only real gripe I have is the price -- $80 +-!!! The pad is a nice piece of work and the software is good, but I still think it is overpriced.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to someone who really wants to use Windows 8 with a desktop computer. Note that with it installed my Razer gaming mouse still works, so I leave it sitting at the other end of the keyboard "just in case!!!"

Rosewill RDEE-12002 Aluminum 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Screwless case does have four screws for holding SSD to bottom of case after plugging it in. But screwless outer shell works as advertised with perhaps a little looseness in slide together mechanism. After installing a 240-gig SSD in it, I wiped, rebuilt and reloaded it and it seemed properly fast. Cable could be longer and users a plug I don't recognize on the case end.

Cons: I started to make the loose sliding parts a con, but then realized it they were tighter it would have been hard to disassemble and assemble to put in drive.

Other Thoughts: Just wanted to get a review up that IMO this is a good USB 3.0 2.5" drive enclosure (without power brick though there is a 5V plug on the end.)


Sidney C.'s Profile

Display Name: Sidney C.

Date Joined: 09/16/07

  • Reviews: 26
  • Helpfulness: 15
  • First Review: 11/16/08
  • Last Review: 01/08/14
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