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XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Get what you pay for 01/30/2015

This review is from: XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer

Pros: For it's print size, it's the cheapest by about 4 digits. The prints come out relatively clean on the highest settings and I've had few problems printing everything on the fast setting. Even on lowest quality simple objects come out decent.

Cons: The software is limited, very limited, and takes forever to slice a large object even on a high end computer. Unless you have cash to burn, the cartridges are expensive enough to make you really think about what you print, instead of freely testing as something like this requires to get better, you are almost paranoid that your print will fail and cost you.

Other Thoughts: the "factory calibration" is either poor, or my shipper knocked it out of whack. Verify the calibration when you get it, and adjust until it's between 240 and 260. I accidentally calibrated it around 310, but it "succeeded" so I tried it. Then the extruder was pretty much up against the bed and caused a filament jam. I thought it would calculate automatically that it was that high, but better safe than sorry, keep it around 250.

AMD Athlon X4 740 Trinity Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket FM2 65W AD740XOKHJBOX Desktop Processor
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: um... inexpensive quad core...

Cons: it doesn't list clearly enough that this doesn't allow for integrated graphics, so while trying to build something for someone in a hurry it has not only cost me $30 more for a GPU but it has also cost me 3 days on the build.

Other Thoughts: I take blame for this, my fault for not noticing that a board with a VGA port would not put out video, because for some convoluted reason AMD thought it a good idea to allow a board built for APU to accept a CPU. I still feel the need to write this review.

Avatar Sirius HD Tablet 7
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Much higher resolution and much faster than comparably priced tablet found elsewhere. I watch movies on mine frequently and am always surprised at how clear they are.

Cons: Charging over USB is slow, booting is slow.

Other Thoughts: Once on, the unit is very fast, very responsive, and has a good battery life. Just make sure to turn it on a couple minutes before you want to use it. DO NOT break the charger that comes with it, the USB charging is almost unbearably slow.


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Display Name: David P.

Date Joined: 01/27/08

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  • First Review: 04/12/08
  • Last Review: 01/30/15
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