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Pros: Yeah, I got nothing.
Cons: - SLOW.
- Tiny battery life.
- Poor connection between keyboard and tablet.
- Did I mention SLOW?
- What the heck is wrong with the speakers? They crackle even when the system is muted.
- There's no system power to run things, but the back gets hot anyway.
Other Thoughts: Look, I'm not sure what this thing is supposed to be for.
Web browsing? It's too slow. Pages take forever to load and there is crazy lag when scrolling.
Word processing? It's so slow Word has to catch up to my typing. Besides that, the keyboard seems to miss about 20% of my keystrokes.
Forget playing games. Windows 10 came with Candy Crush Soda Saga installed. I laughed so hard at this system when it kept freezing on a game my phone can crush. Forget trying to install Hearthstone or anything similar.
Honestly, this reminds me of those $30 Android tablets they sold in drugstores. Yup, it's cheaper than a Surface. Nope, you're not saving money, because you won't be able to do anything you want to do with this, and you'll end up having to buy something more expensive anyway. If zero eggs was a choice, I would have picked it.
Pros: It's an SSD for a good price.
Cons: It could be bigger.
Other Thoughts: I cloned one of my gaming SSD drives to this drive and ran it for two weeks. Not noticeable difference in load speeds, no issues.
It looks cool, but let's face it; You will never see this again once you plug it in unless it fails.
Diskmark 64 results:
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 565.467 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 505.850 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 375.514 MB/s [ 91678.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 368.853 MB/s [ 90052.0 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 520.526 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 484.261 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 33.227 MB/s [ 8112.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 103.919 MB/s [ 25370.8 IOPS]
Test : 1024 MiB [H: 0.1% (0.1/111.7 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2016/03/30 18:40:29
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 10586] (x64)
The IOPS actually exceeds what is advertised, and the rest of the test falls in line with the advertised speeds.
Pros: Good concept…
Cons: …poor execution.
- I could not get this to setup on a PC without first setting it up through the phone app. Even then you have to jump through hoops to get to it. Completely ridiculous for 2015 technology.
- WiFi video was choppy, audio looped and clicked and was mostly garbled.
- Works better on an Ethernet connection…
- …except it disconnects frequently and could only be viewed after unplugging it and plugging it back in.
- Often (and by often I mean mostly) gets stuck in night vision mode and you will only be able to view black and white video even in strong light.
- Motion activated! Sure, please walk someone through that. There is NO mention of this feature in the instructions, and it’s not in the phone app. Good luck finding it, it’s a hidden Easter Egg feature!
Other Thoughts: - You have to set this up using the phone app, but the phone app does not have access to all features. To get to the rest of the features, you have to look up the IP on your router and log into the camera through a PC program. Have I mentioned that the PC program mention in the included instructions does not exist or even work similarly?
- This is pretty much a ridiculously inept try at a wifi security camera. It either wasn’t ready for release, in which case you are paying to beta test it, or they thought it was ready for release which means you are giving money to a hugely incompetent technology company. Having reviewed a few TP link products, well, you can search my reviews and decide for yourself which option I believe.