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LINKSYS RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Mu-Mimo W-Fi Range Extender
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Pros: Latest in wireless technology for a range extender. This unit has 4x4 or quad stream MU-MIMO for simultaneous multiple client connections. This means it is implementing wave 2 which can be faster than more expensive and higher bandwidth wireless implementations.
Very flexible placement due to the high range of the wireless connection. Wireless n range is also significantly boosted by new wave 2 implementation. Signal can be good up to two floors below you such as in the basement.
An Ethernet port is included as with all wireless range extenders starting with the wireless-ac standard.
The design needed to implement this is much more involved as there is more hardware and antennas needed. Therefore, this unit is much heavier and bulkier than others.
You might run into problems using wireless-ac routers with older wireless-n range extenders. This unit would be the best replacement for that.
LED's used on the unit is simple but yet intuitive. The parent company is Belkin which is also American. This unit is made in Taiwan.
You simply press the WPS button on both the router and extender after you plug this in. There is no CD or bulky user manual included nor needed, which is the norm nowadays with many other types of products. Firmware updates are available on the easy-to-use Linksys website.

Cons: I could not think of any cons other than reminding you about the WPS vulnerability if used outside of your living space. Anyone would be able to use your connection otherwise.

Other Thoughts: Recommended to use with latest wave 2 standard wireless router. Wave 2 is more about wireless range beamforming and MU-MIMO than brute force closer range bandwidth. This wireless range extender is definitely on the expensive side but is very well worth its price tag. With the acquisition by Belkin, Linksys is now much more innovative than before and had become a leader in the industry instead of only a follower. Wireless range extenders are finally worth to consider as an alternative to landline range extenders which has no wireless. You can access the settings wirelessly at as expected with all wireless ac range extenders.

ZTE AXON Unlocked Smartphone, 32GB Storage 2GB RAM, 5.5
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Pros: Rom is capped at 32Gb with 24Gb usable, this meets the expectation of almost all users.
Has a useful and hardware based FM radio built-in. You would most likely find only software based only radios in Google Play.
high fidelity audio compared to other low-end audio solutions that came with its appropriate self-contained Harman earphones with custom earbud support. The audio with or without earphones can be very loud and has deep bass and sounds very rich.
A quick user guide with many topics is included, negating the need for a clunky user manual, similar to what Apple does to its iPod.
The top four world languages are supported, even including traditional Chinese.
Software is not bloated, but very practical.
spellchecker support is present.
came with ZTE's own charger and USB cable.
Top end battery capacity.
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen instead of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

Cons: camera auto focus is not the best as it feels slightly sluggish.
battery fast charge 1.0 is not really true, it still charges at normal speed.
CPU and RAM is comparable to Galaxy S5, with Snapdragon 801 and only 2Gb.
Lack of general software support on ZTE website; There is also no Android updates available for this version of Axon.
User interface needs some refinement, theme options and settings navigations feel clunky.
general lack of higher-end specs in the areas of GPS, sensors/infrared, display resolution, video capture, Bluetooth, OS version, etc.
The phone is not very slim.

Other Thoughts: I don't mind that the battery is non-removable and that there is no external storage card, because they shouldn’t be required in this day and age. Choosing the right network carrier is just as important as choosing a phone. This phone is GSM not CDMA. GSM is slightly lower in tech (interference, speed) but maybe better in aerial coverage (taller towers). GSM works with most major carriers except Sprint, Verizon, and their virtual network partners. GSM carriers could also be slightly more expensive, in my opinion. The price is placed according for this phone. This phone is a practical choice in terms of usage and software development, due to its interface and specifications.

iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch 32GB 2-in-1 Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Quad Core, IPS Display, Metal Cover, 1280*800 Resolution, Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Dark Gray
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Pros: Support info is present in the operating system and irulu website with two drivers for this model.
came with a paper coupon for use at irulu website that offers a small discount.
full-blown uefi bios that still uses the old bios visual interface, which is absolutely fine.
There is only one slot for RAM that was 2Gb with dynamic frequency up to at least 1333Mhz.
Microsoft Office and Windows were installed and ready to use; they are fully activated and with all drivers installed. This is expected.
The 22nm quad core CPU can turbo well above the 1.33Ghz base frequency and uses fairly modern architecture.
Windows 10.1 is 32bit and installed on GPT simple storage. This is expected.
The tablet and keyboard are not very slim as you would expect, and they do not fold all the way to the back.
No driver nor operating system install media were included nor needed, which simplifies the setup.
All other physical functionalities are fairly simple and expected.
This product also came with a USB cable and fairly compact and simple retail packaging.

Cons: back of the tablet itself is a little squeeshy. Therefore the plastic build quality is not very good.
should have came with Ncard ROM of 64Gb instead of 32Gb for uninterrupted and seemless user experience, even though over 20Gb of storage is leftover for personal use.
The Ncard ROM is roughly three times slower than a typical modern SSD, and does not show up in typical simple diagnostic utilities.
The integrated GPU is bare minimum and is still comparable to older Intel ones, but the lack of display resolution compensates it.

Other Thoughts: This tablet-pc hybrid uses similar technologies and is comparable to other models like it. The price is slightly on the high side but is acceptable given good company and software support.


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