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iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey
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Pros: - Very cheap

- Receptive touch screen

- Includes cover/keyboard dock

- OK CPU for the price

- Somewhat newer Bluetooth standards

Cons: - Flimsy, I feel like I'm going to snap this in half

- Resolution from 2008

- Very little built in storage for a Windows 10 tablet

- Only 2GB RAM

- Extremely sensitive orientation sensor

- Does NOT use microUSB to charge, proprietary charger only

- MicroSD door broke off the first time I opened it (held on with what appears to be a small filament of rubber)

- Screen is already de-laminating on the corners (arrived that way)

- 2 MP Camera, my Nokia cell phone from 2009 had a better camera

- Sound is atrocious, barely audible even at full volume

- Only support 2.4Ghz wifi

- Magnet on the included keyboard dock holds about 1/4 what it needs to

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure where to start with this thing. I gave it an extra week hoping some bugs would get worked out, but honestly I can not recommend anyone purchase this tablet. It was clearly manufactured to the price point. It's extremely flimsy, I honestly feel like I could easily bend it and snap it in half. I feel like the glass isn't properly secured to... whatever the case is made out of. The glass was already delaminating in the orders as soon as I pulled it out of the box. Aside from the fit and finish (rather, lack thereof) this thing is slow. Starting it up eats about 1.3GB out of the 2GB of memory. I ran Peacekeeper on this and it scores a 577, about on par with a 4 year old Android tablet... which, honestly, it's pretty comparable with.

I've love to recommend this based solely on the price point, but honestly you'd be better off getting a second tablet from a few years ago, or spending a bucks more to get something that will last. I have zero confidence this thing would make it through a single trip on a plane one piece - it's barely lasted 2 weeks on my couch with occasional use. I just don't see the purpose of this thing. It's too slow, it doesn't have enough storage, it's built to break, and honestly the brand just isn't one I'd trust to support the product. All of that leads me to a 2/5 Egg rating - I would give it a 1/5, but it is *technically* a functional computer and the price is pretty good, but other than that - I would avoid this thing.

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OCZ TRION 150 2.5
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4 out of 5 eggs Good SSD, but a step back from the Trion 100 04/11/2016

This review is from: OCZ TRION 150 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TRN150-25SAT3-120G

Pros: - Very inexpensive

- Lots of storage options

- Very good looking design

- Great warranty and support from OCZ

Cons: - Not the fastest SSD

- No mounting hardware included, no height adapter (might be an issue for some laptop users)

- Much slower than the Trion 100 it's replacing

Other Thoughts: I spent a little longer with this SSD because it's a bit of an enigma. I have a Trion 100 240GB as the boot drive in one of my laptops, so I popped the Trion 150 into the 2nd drive bay and expected it to seriously out perform the 100... I was VERY surprised to find the Trion 150 was, on average, 10-15% SLOWER in read/write tests. That said, you'll still see HUGE improvements over a platter drive. The Trion 150 seems like a perfect "upgrade" SSD to a first time buyer looking to not spend what you would on a Samsung EVO but still looking to speed an elderly PC up.

The HUGE advantage of this drive is OCZ's ShieldPlus warranty program. If your SSD ever fails, just send them the serial number and they'll send you out a new drive. It's a really great program and probably one of the best in the industry. So you're getting piece of mind, and saving a lot of money.

Really, the Trion 150 is technically a step back from the 100, but it's also a big step forward for anyone looking to speed up an old PC. It's a great starter SSD, with industry-leading support from OCZ.

Overall, I rated this drive 4/5 eggs - subtracting 1 egg for a lack of performance compared to it's predecessor.

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TP-LINK TL-NC220 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)
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3 out of 5 eggs Acceptable Entry Level INDOOR Camera 01/21/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-NC220 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)

Pros: - Good image quality for only being 640x480

- Automatic night vision is a nice feature

- Included power extension cable is very useful

- Initial setup was very easy, web interface is very easy to navigate

- Very strong wifi, worked where other wireless cameras would not

- Wired connection is built in if wireless isn't an option

Cons: - Shipped with a defection AC adapter, see Other section

- Night vision can NOT be disabled at this time

- Using 3rd party apps (ex: iSpy) is hit to miss, see Other section

- No SD/MicroSD slot for local recording

- Only 640x480

- Indoor ONLY, DO NOT use this camera outside!

- No Power Over Ethernet support

Other Thoughts: I received this camera a few weeks ago and upon setting it up the first time there was a VERY loud whine coming from the AC adapter. It was there with or without the extension cable. I opened a ticket with TP-Link support and after a few days they shipped a new AC adapter out to me - their support was very helpful and there were no issues getting the new adapter sent out. With the second adapter in place I can still hear a bit of a whine, but it's no where near as prominent as it was.

I use iSpy on a home server to monitor and record multiple cameras. It took almost 2 full days to FINALLY get this camera working in iSpy. I've read occasionally firmware updates will break the MJPEG video feed URL and you'll have to start the trial and error all over again. You also have to hash your full text admin password through a base64 converter, which is very annoying. For anyone using iSpy or other similar software, this is what ended up working for me:

VLC Plugin, VLC URL http://admin:<base64 hashed password>@X.X.X.X:8080/stream/video/mjpeg where X.X.X.X is your camera's IP address.

Bottom line is the NC220 is a fine camera for INSIDE use for monitoring kids or pets, but as a security camera this falls well short of many other cameras from other manufacturers. The inability to disable the night vision LED's is completely unacceptable, and I really hope TP-Link addresses that as well as the 3rd party application compatibility in future firmware updates. I subtracted 1 egg for each those, 3 out of 5 eggs.

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Display Name: Lance W.

Date Joined: 04/20/02

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