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This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD500BW
Pros: Worked fast and flawlessly while it lasted.
Cons: This drive died after almost 2 months of use. I'm just glad I didn't have anything important on it. I was using it for game installations.
Other Thoughts: I didn't see any signs of failure. One day I just turned on my computer and the drive appeared to be missing. Windows could see the drive in disk management, but said it wasn't initialized. Any attempts to get it working just resulted in I/O errors.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Ok, I've tried everything. I've tried running games in ultra. I've tried adjusting the settings to go beyond what the in-game menus would normally allow. I've tried yelling at the case while the card was under load. This card cannot be stopped or even shaken. Even the newest games fail to give this thing anything to even think about, and I think it is becoming self aware.
It's surprisingly quiet, too. It has 3 fans on a custom cooler - you'd think it would wail like a banshee. It doesn't. The fans just hum like everything is ok. This Geforce idles at about 39 degrees C and tops out at 79 degrees C under full load. I think it wants to go unnoticed. It wants me to think that it isn't there. But I know it's there - crunching pixels as though it were child's play. I know it's there.
Cons: There is nothing wrong with this product. And I'm not just saying that out of quaking fear. The price of admission is high, but you get a lot in return.
Other Thoughts: The beast must feed. It requires two 8-pin connectors. Make sure your power supply is adequate, or the card may decide that YOU are inadequate.
Don't upset the card.
Pros: Display: I thought I would miss my old super amoled display, but the IPS display on this unit is very attractive. It doesn't disappoint.
Speed: It's an over-used term, but buttery smooth performance is probably the best description. As you navigate and open and close apps, there is never any stutter and the animations remain fluid.
OS: It came with Jelly Bean right out of the box. As with any Nexus device, it should receive updates first.
Phone: Call quality is great. Voices are crystal clear.
Build: Very solid. But the reflective back is both a pro and a con. It looks beautiful, but it's glass and be easily scratched.
Cons: So much glass! It is a beautiful phone, but you must be careful. A good protective case is a must.
Most people may not hear this, but the audio quality is a slight step down from my previous phone (Galaxy S2). I'm using Klipsch Image X10 earphones which are well above standard quality, so that may be the only reason I'm noticing. Don't get me wrong, it still sounds great. It's just a mild downgrade.
You cannot replace the battery (not a deal breaker, but it's a con).
There is no SD card slot, so you cannot expand on local storage.
Other Thoughts: If you don't have a micro sim, you will need one. I went to T-Mobile, and they gave me one for free.READ FULL REVIEW