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This review is from: IOGEAR GUC2025H USB 2.0 to HDMI External Video Card
Pros: It seems well built, lightweight and it has the option to connect an external power source. Design it's sleek.
Cons: The device somehow can't seem to work well on a Minix D2700 (Intel GMA 3600) and running Windows 7 64bit. After installing the drivers and connecting the device, I get an error that the display adapter is not compatible with the system. I tried version 7.2 and 7.3 of the drivers to no avail. There seems to be some discrepancies between the drivers versions. IOGear web site has a version different from the ones at the hardware manufacturer, DisplayLink.
Other Thoughts: I was hoping to have an HDMI display with minimal effort, in the end I wasted hours trying to make this work without any result. Just as a reference, I tried several displays and HDMI cables, drivers from the original disc and from the vendors web site. All of this failed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Velocity Micro Cruz Reader R102 7” Tablet w/ Android OS
Pros: Cheap is probably the bigger plus. The size factor actually is plus, the table is compact enough to take it anywhere. I am able to play Youtube videos, read my Yahoo email and surf the web.
Cons: Slow, but that is to be expected. Cruz Velocity Marketplace has very limited selection of apps. Even for a 7" tablet, this puppy it's kind of heavy. My hands get tired after holding it for a little while. The rotation only works 90 degrees and only in a limited angle. Screen is responsive, but there are some areas along the edges where is almost impossible to get any touch action to work. The Wifi needs to be turned off/on if the tablet comes back from sleep mode. In sleep mode the tablet will still drain the battery, wouldn't it be nice to really sleep and save some battery power? The navigation buttons are oddly placed on the top, forcing you to constantly move your left hand from the bottom the lower part of the table to the upper left corner if you want to go back. Kind of annoying if you are browsing a web site and need to back and forth. This might be an issue, but keep in mind, this sucker is kind of heavy and you need to keep a two-hands grip on it.
Other Thoughts: The cons I listed doesn't surprise me. I had very low expectations with this unit. I just wanted to get the cheapest android-enabled device I could find just to experiment and to get the feeling for the operating system. I was not planning to use this as a replacement for my laptop. For now it doesn't just what I wanted: A simple device to get online, read web emails and to watch a few Youtube videos while awaiting for my next flight to take off. I would be nice if Google releases Chrome for Android and if somehow they implement some Java Runtime. I still do support some websites that use Java Applets and I cannot not view then from Android-based machines.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The price it's probably among the biggest pros. Not necessarily cheap, but more affordable than other products in the same category. USB 3.
Cons: Disconnection is the name of the game. I tried this drive on several computers, USB 2, USB 3. No matter the interface, it will always disconnect after a period of time.
Sometimes it would disconnect in the middle of a file transfer or disc burn. Regardless of where I connected the drive, it was always losing connectivity. One big con, all the money lost in RMA process.
Other Thoughts: Main config:
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H Mobo
AMD Phenom II X 6 1090T
Kingston Memory (8GB)
I also tested on my laptop and netbook
500 GB HD
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ
Acer Revo 1600
Atom 330 1.6Ghz