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Pros: Over the years Core i7 processors have proven themselves to be a solid longterm investment for gamers as well as for productivity work. You might change your graphics card every couple of years, but your Core i7 doesn't need changing. It will support upgraded graphics for three or even four generations.

Also, this latest bunch of i7's excellent for video editing and transcoding. The Intel Quick-sync feature is absolutely great compared to almost anything else out there including CUDA.

Cons: Price! But, if it lasts for years with top notch performance then who cares?

Other Thoughts: n/a

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Pros: Why run separate power lines to your home security cameras? Get yourself one of these network switches that provides power to several cameras at once over the network cable itself. Thus, you only have to run one wire to each camera.

Cons: None at the price.

Other Thoughts: Home security cameras are all the rage these days. Whether it's a nanny-cam indoors or yard and driveway monitoring outdoors this Netgear switch will power them and also prioritize video streams. Netgear switches are solidly made and they back it up with a lifetime warranty.

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Pros: Fairly easy setup. Download and install the free app from Apple or Google app store. Be sure to get the English-language version (there's also Chinese and Euro versions).

Connect the camera's cord to a power outlet or available USB port. Follow steps to connect camera to your home wi-fi. After that you can view on your phone whatever the camera sees, day or night. You can move it to another room and it will reconnect to your wi-fi and phone within about one minute.

Placed near corner of room, the field of view covers the entire room. Camera tilts forward or back to adjust viewing angle, and can be wall-mounted if desired.

Daytime images and video have good color even in low-ish light.

Night vision works well and provides clear black & white images and video. Night vision works automatically.

Insert a microSD card into slot on side of camera to enable video recording and snapshots. Audio is also recorded.

Clever circuit buffers a few seconds of video so that motion-activated recording will include a couple of seconds BEFORE movement in room begins. Brief activity generates video clip about 1 minute long. Continued motion generates longer recording.

Motion sensor sends an alert to your phone so you can observe activity in real time or view the recorded video clip.

Scheduling feature lets you set a time period for motion-activated recording and alerts; for example, when you're at work or out for the evening, etc.

Cons: Couldn't get the two-way audio feature to work. This may be my fault by not understanding exactly how it works.

Lens is not super high quality. General field of view looks nice and clear, but if you use the digital zoom to zoom in on something across the room it will look rather fuzzy. This is a limitation of all these "affordable" indoor security cameras. If you want 1080P and/or a superior quality lens be prepared to spend a lot more.

Tiny blinking light is visible to anyone in the room. You can cover it with a bit of tape, i suppose.

Other Thoughts: We bought ours elsewhere online a few months ago. It turned out to be the Chinese language version which was tricky to set up. Presumably, the model here on Newegg is the English language version!

Overall, this camera is good value as a nanny-cam, pet-cam or basic home security device for indoor use.

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