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Pros: This is small and out of the way. You can "fire and forget" setting it to awaken when you start the car and shut down when you park. It's small enough it can be mounted out of the way of small fingers or visors.
Cons: The customer service is quite poor. When I called to get a replacement base I thought I was calling a black hole. I didn't reach "Larry" and the call receptionist couldn't help. The menu and setup with the little multi-purpose buttons also can be confusing.
Other Thoughts: It has paid for itself recording an event when someone tapped the side of my car and wouldn't stop. When the police pulled them over finally I was able to give the police a movie of the event. Hard to ask for more, well except for consistent customer service I suppose.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Acronis True Image 2015 - 1 PC (CD Sleeve)
Pros: I guess millions and millions of features
Cons: Impossible to use and very difficult to find help. I purchased this product and did faithful backups. When the SDD died a few weeks ago I slipped in the identical replacement hoping to make short work of the failure.
I have been trying for 2 weeks to use Acronis True Image 2015 or Recovery Backup to rebuild the machine with zero success. No easy to use wizard and thousands of choices. You're expected to go find drivers to build a recovery disk. After trying thousands of driver choices in the host Win 7 HP machine as well as building Win AIK software to build a WinPE disk I gave up. Neither the Linux nor the WinPE offering would build a usable CD or DVD. When I tried using the Windows based True Image 2015 app, it wouldn't see the C drive. When I went online to look for help I found a daunting set of byzantine web pages for thousands of variants of the software and thousand of permutations and applications for each of these. When I finally found a user forum I put in a detailed explanation of my dilemma hoping to get an answer - but I have yet to see an answer. I'm ready to throw in the towel. I have built my own Windows and Linux machines for over 20 years and have a fair idea of how to build and re-build things but after a miserable non-stop 2 weeks trying to rebuild the machine I only have enormous frustration and no success. When you buy the product you get a limited amount of time to get support desk help. I guess I should have backed up and then tried to do a rebuild right then and there so I got the support needed before my window closed. I purchased last June, so as I write this I'm several months out of support with a 5 month old unusable piece of junk. Buy this product very carefully and test all aspects of it before you need it. Take a look at their web pages before trying to use it to see if you can work with it. I can't and I only say that after spending 2 solid weeks trying to use it.
Other Thoughts: Why is there no Wizard or other easy to use tool for those of use not rebuilding a networked VM machine in a RAID array or other such wild complications - just a single workstation with a single disk? Why a 64 digit activation code? Even MS is 1/2 the size.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Inexpensive, lower wattage, easily overclocked, durable
Other Thoughts: Might be nice to build around an i5 but it would cost easily twice as much to get this performance.
A great choice for everyone except hardcore gamers