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USGLOBALSAT USG-BU353 Waterproof USB GPS Receiver
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Works well under Linux and good price 11/07/2013

This review is from: USGLOBALSAT USG-BU353 Waterproof USB GPS Receiver

Pros: Works well with, and supported under, Linux (at least with recent distro like Debian or Knoppix 7.2). Attractive price. Shipped quickly and arrived as expected.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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ASUS 1015E-DS03 Notebook Intel Celeron 847 (1.1GHz) 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fairly solid linux operation. Attractive price. Decent battery life. Decent performance (for a 1.1GHZ cpu, albiet two true cores). Form factor met needs. Has both HDMI and VGA outputs, and multi-screen (internal / external screen) video, work without issues under linux fairly well (basic video stuff, have not tried 3D foo). Decent HDD (lots of room for booting to various versions of Linux or other OS).

Cons: Combined headphone/microphone (smart phone type) jack a negative for me/some but works; had to use 1/8" 4-Pole Plug to 2 1/8" Stereo Jack Adapter (google for options) to use regular uncombined inputs. WiFi seems to work under pre-installed ubuntu but not working under other Linux versions but have tried hard to get it going. Knoppix 7.2 did not boot successfully although Debian Wheezy LXDE booted / installed OK and preloaded Ubuntu seems OK. Case design/surface is not great (but not that bad). No indicator lights (for caps-lock/etc; does have power/hdd/wireless lights). Seems not to be bootable from USB3.0 slot (but other side/slot OK) and USB3.0 writes seems too slow (but could be stick).

Other Thoughts: Decent little Linux laptop. Probably hard to find / beat if the small form-factor and cpu/memory speed/size are good enough for one's needs. Seems to be working well as highly portable field debug laptop (serial over USB port access, GPS measure/map-display, etc).

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Multi Brands Compatiable 90W UNIVERSAL Laptop/Notebook AC Wall Charger Power Adapter Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Works and Inexpensive but they shipped wrong unit 07/17/2013

This review is from: Multi Brands Compatiable 90W UNIVERSAL Laptop/Notebook AC Wall Charger Power Adapter Supply

Pros: Good price and was shipped and arrived on time. The 70W unit they shipped seems to work OK with the Acer laptop it has been used with so far.

Cons: Wrong unit was shipped, this 90W unit was ordered but the 70W unit was shipped. Fortunately, this has been sufficient so far but was disappointing and it's not worth the time/hassle to resolve. Seems to run a little warm but not excessively hot. Only has 18.5 and 19.5V (and other, but no 19.0V) settings so had to use the 19.5V setting to support a 19V laptop input, but seems OK with the Acer laptop so far. No info on which tips are for which models and got two tips of same type (and others tips also but presumably one missing).

Other Thoughts: Typical mixed results for gambling on lowest cost option.

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Display Name: Jonathan E.

Date Joined: 05/14/13

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  • First Review: 07/17/13
  • Last Review: 11/07/13
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