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Pros: -It's fast. Very fast.
-It runs games well
-The battery lasts forever
-Windows 8.1 really shines on this device if you're willing to relearn how to use a computer.
-It comes with MS Office preinstalled and it a product key so it's not preinstalled trialware, which makes this thing PERFECT for my business trips.
Cons: None that I can think of yet. I will update this if I come across anything.
Not a con of the device, but Windows 8.1: You can't Ctrl+Alt+Del or other multi-key hotkeys with the touch keyboard. I have a Bluetooth keyboard now, so it's a nonissue.
Other Thoughts: I was hesitant to spend $500 on a tablet when there are much cheaper options out there, such as the Asus Transformer T100, but the 1080P screen changed my mind. After using it for a few days I feel that this is faster than a similarly priced laptop that may or may not have a touchscreen- a necessity for windows 8.
At first Windows 8 was frustrating because the UI is so considerably different. The lack of a Start menu doesn't bother me since you can just use the search charm on the right to search for whatever you need.
I didn't want to spend the money on the keyboard and opted for a Kensington Keyfolio Expert case which has a keyboard built in and works great. It's designed for 10" tablets but it fits snug, but well.
I don't think the Dell keyboard with a battery is necessary since I've not killed the battery yet. After 5-6 hours of browsing and downloading/installing programs the battery percentage was still in the 60s.
The only real bloat that I felt the need to uninstall was McAffee.
Atom chips have come a long way! I can play Stick of Truth and Borderlands 2 smoothly and the only setting I dropped below default was the resolution.
The contrast ratio could be better but I think I'm just spoiled by my other devices with better displays.
I am more happy with this computer than I have ever been with a new computer. Even rigs that I built myself.
This review is from: BenQ W710ST 1280 x 720 2500 Lumens DLP HD Short-Throw Projector
Pros: Short throw makes it great for playing Wii/Kinect games without casting a shadow on the screen.
The display looks great sitting about 12' back
Cons: There are only 3 mount holes for ceiling mounts.
The keystone adjustment leaves you wanting more.
If the projector is mounted upside-down 8" from the ceiling, then there is about a 1'6" gap between the ceiling and the top of the screen. This isn't really much of a con, but it makes it difficult to have a large screen without cutting into my center speaker and the electrical outlets. This also makes it feel like you have to point your Wiimotes at the ground for them to work properly.
In a dark room with a fairly dark screen I notice a slight rainbow effect with motion or if I move my eyes too quickly.
At 144" 720p looks pixelated. I can see each individual pixel pretty clearly.
Standard 640 x 480 composite video looks absolutely terrible at 144"
None of these cons are worth losing an egg, they're more of an inconvenience than actual problems.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am very happy with this projector.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great price,
No Micro$oft tax,
Great build quality,
Display looks amazing,
AMD NEO is very fast,
Comes with driver CD
Comes with Express Gate
Cons: ION is better than the HD 4250,
Multiple drivers on the disc are a mess,
Touchpad is EXTREMELY sensitive.
Other Thoughts: I have to disable the touchpad while I type in MS Word, or else the cursor jumps around because it's so sensitive.
I had a hard time getting the touchpad drivers to work properly.
Display Name: steven m.
Date Joined: 02/19/09
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