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Team F108 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Golden) Model TG016GF108N3
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Spend A Few $ Elsewhere 12/16/2013

This review is from: Team F108 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Golden) Model TG016GF108N3

Pros: Cheap, reasonable speeds.

Cons: Cheap, failed, "Lifetime Warranty" useless.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this from the Egg for two-thirds more than listed today.. Used it happily for about six weeks. Tried reformatting to NTFS to transfer ISO file. Reformat failed. Drive now refuses to mount let alone format. Chased TEAM for over a year, jumping through hoops to get them to honor their "Lifetime Warranty". Finally received an RMA to find the cost of shipping the thumb drive to TEAM for replacement is significantly more than buying a new one... My lesson: Buy gear manufactured by companies with US headquarters, especially if you want the warranty honored... This is the first TEAM product I've purchased and the first thumb drive (out of 12 or so) that has failed...

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AVERATEC Athlon X2 3250e (1.5GHz) 2GB DDR2 250GB HDD 18.4
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Compact. Light-weight. Reasonably silent but still noticeable since it is designed to sit < 3 feet from your ears in the open. Extremely simple to set up with little bloatware to remove. Vista feels snappy. Took SP2 and latest ATI reference drivers without issue. Plays 1080p h.264 & Flash seamlessly with approximately 45% CPU usage. Office 2007 & Photoshop Elements 9 run great. Plays Java and Flash games beautifully and most games from GoodOldGames. Wouldn't try playing Crysis though ;-). Very nice monitor for cost (no dead/stuck pixels). Included keyboard and mouse are very usable but not awesome. ESATA for back-up/data drive. SDHC reader. DVI available to drive external monitor/projector. Built-in WiFi is solid. Can be VESA mounted. NewEgg had it to me in less than 36 hours!

Cons: Glossy monitor has annoying reflections in certain lighting. Somewhat limited angle of view (it's an inexpensive TN panel, folks). Only brightness settings are available in hardware. Slightly wobbly after adjusting... Built-in speakers adequate for general PC experience, MP3s, video playback, etc. But they won't rock your world... Only very basic upgrade possibilities... Has no provision for multi-channel audio output... No FireWire or USBv3.

Other Thoughts: I've always had good experiences with recertified products. QC seems to be more thorough. I read all the "professional" reviews and decided to give this a try. Essentially, it is a small laptop with a desktop monitor mounted on top. It's perfect for my mom, replacing an 800 MHz Duron. A BIG step up. She loves it! More computer than she'll ever need. It runs circles around ALL of the ATOM based NetTops and includes a decent monitor. (Nvidia ION graphics might have been nice but unnecessary for it's intended purpose.) At originally 5 bills, I would not have purchased this. But at just over 3, it's a bargain. I'm thinking of buying another to mount on a VESA swing arm in my kitchen.

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