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Other Thoughts: The first thing I noticed was that this card reader was deceptively heavy. The last card reader I had installed was maybe half the weight of this one. It certainly gives the appearance of quality. Installation was a breeze and no drivers needed to be installed.
USB 3.0 and 2.0 work great, no problems to report. Overall, very pleased.
This review is from: ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model AUE700-32G-CBK
-Heavy for a flash drive. Gives the appearance of quality.
-Blue LED is nice, not too bright.
-Great speeds as advertised.
Cons: The mechanism to retract the USB connector is a bit stiff. I suspect it'll loosen up over time as I've only had the flash drive for a few hours now.
Other Thoughts: Looks - The first thing you notice when you open the box is it's nice aesthetics. Engraved plastic gives the appearance of black painted brushed aluminum and it catches the light with great results. Looks very nice while staying simple and professional looking.
Feel - This may sound silly, but the drive is a bit heavier than the cheapo flash drives you get for $10 at retailers. Feel good in the hands and won't slip out. Although it's plastic, it feels robust enough that I can be confident the drive will still work, even after a few nasty falls. I don't plan on dropping this thing, but the problem I always have with flash drives is I always seem to forget them at home or something. Having a drive that's constructed with such quality gives me the confidence required for me to put it on my key chain and sit in my pocket all day without worrying that it'll be crushed or ruined.
Performance - What we all really want to hear about, right?
Real World Test: 386 Folder Transfer
Write Speeds - ~50 MB/s, Max of 52.2 MB/s.
Read Speeds - Instant, couldn't even get a reading it was that fast. Very impressive.
Benchmark using Samsung Magician:
Sequential Read - 184 MB/s
Sequential Write - 56 MB/s
Random Read - 1895 IOPS
Random Write - 97 IOPS
For a comparison, this thing reads 3x as fast as my Seagate Mechanical drive and writes just as fast.
Overall: Very pleased, I look forward to using this in the future and for many years to come.
This review is from: LG 22MP55HQ-P Black 22" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS panel
-Solid Stand, doesn't wobble much.
-Bezel isn't offensive, not too large or too glossy.
-Solid Response Time for gaming
-Great Color Reproduction
Cons: -No DVI input.
Honestly, who uses VGA still? The only reason I can think of is for older laptops without an HDMI output or something. I would have preferred an HDMI and DVI input but seeing as most computers, as well as my rig, have HDMI out, it's not a problem.
-Viewing Angle. The angle at which you can see the picture is excellent, but it gets a bit washed out, especially with darker images, the more extreme the angle becomes.
Other Thoughts: Preface:
There's a reason why this monitor was going to get 5 Stars anyways. The monitor I'm comparing this too (and replaced it with) is an 8 Year old Sceptre / DCLCD TN Panel. Still has the "Vista Compatible" sticker on it. I never really thought it'd be necessary to get a new monitor but I had some extra cash so I thought I'd treat myself to something nice. So basically, anything is a step up from what I had before.
I have to be honest, I was a little skeptical buying an IPS panel. You see, I use my computer for a lot of different tasks. Surfing the web, Facebook, watching HD movies, writing code, doing lots of homework, and in my spare time I like to get a few rounds of Battlefield 4 in. I've read over and over that IPS panels were not the best for gaming, so that was my main concern. This monitor was recommended to me by someone on another website, and now, I'd buy them a beer if I could.
LG makes great TVs and expect the same quality when purchasing one of their monitors. I currently have my old monitor next to it (dual displays) and I cringe every time I look at it. My thoughts are "Why didn't I do this sooner?". Everything is much more crisp and rich. I now see colors I've never seen before. The whites are excellent and vibrant, the blacks deep and they contrast extremely well. The display is large enough to multitask on, writing reports or programs is a pleasure to do. I found myself searching tirelessly for new wallpapers to show off the capabilities of this monitor. It seriously is beautiful.
A major concern of mine was gaming performance, but the 5ms response time is more then enough to keep my worries at bay. Battlefield 4 looks terrific with eye popping color and everything seems to have a bit more depth or definition. Thermal vision is extremely vibrant now, targets in white really stand out from the rest of the greys and blacks. It's really a night and day difference. I have not noticed any blurring, ghosting or input lag in-game.
Overall, I got this monitor for a hell of a deal and it was worth every penny. It's truly a pleasure every time I login to Windows now. Couldn't be happier.
Display Name: Tyler D.
Date Joined: 08/21/05
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