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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Titanium Silver 3G Unlocked GSM Android Smart Phone w/ Android 4.0 / 5 MP Camera / 16GB Internal Memory / NFC (GT-i9250)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great hardware build quality.

Cutting edge Android software.

The 3 pogo pins allow for easy car and desk docking options.

The Nexus line of handsets are among the first to receive future software updates.

This handset, and other multi-core Android handsets, can run GNU/Linux and Android simultaneously when docked to a external display, keyboard, and mouse.

CyanogenMod 9 will be well supported on this device.

Cons: Verizon is currently the only carrier offering subsidized handsets. The international GSM version is very expensive.

Handset accessories utilizing the 3 pogo pins are not yet widely available.

Other Thoughts: I didn't fully appreciate how many tasks are CPU and memory bound. Very nice upgrade coming from a T-Mobile G2.

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Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch Touch - 7.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It works very well for my intended uses:

- digital notepad for studying trigonometry and calculus
- sharing ideas with students, friends, family
- casual art

It also has support for many different gestures on the Mac, although I leave the tablet in pen-only mode in favor of my Apple Magic Trackpad.

The included software meets all of my basic needs.

The aesthetics pair well with my Macbook Pro and it's external wireless aluminum keyboard and trackpad.

Cons: If the unit would be perfect in my eyes if it were bluetooth.

It has a left-handed and right-handed mode, but you cannot rotate 90 or 270 degrees to mimic an 8x11 sheet of paper.

When taking notes, certain character confuse the tablet. I do a lot of math homework with it and the pi symbol often causes it trouble. To get it to reliably draw the pi symbol you have to pull the pen tip a certain distance away from the tablet between strokes.... very annoying, but you can learn to work around this.

Using this unit as a notepad like i do causes more hand fatigue than a normal pen and paper does.

The pen has two buttons on it, and I sometime loose track of where they are or accidentally push them (they can be disable).

Other Thoughts: Good value. I think the HTC Flyer tablet may be a more suitable device for my purposes, since you can draw right on the screen and take it with you to classrooms or meetings. If you plan to use the tablet the way I do, then maybe consider getting an HTC Flyer instead (it's expensive though).

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Intel BXSTS100C Passive/active combination heat sink with removable fan
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs good thermals, bad acoustics 02/19/2011

This review is from: Intel BXSTS100C Passive/active combination heat sink with removable fan

Pros: When these fans run at max speed they keep my dual 2.66 GHz dual Xeon X5550 CPUs running at 98 degrees F. Wow.

Cons: My housemates complained about the noise these coolers generated at idle. They could hear the computer from downstairs. My cat was even upset. Mutiny!

Other Thoughts: I bought these because they inexpensive and were recommended by intel, but have since replaced them with a watercooling system.

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Donald S.'s Profile

Display Name: Donald S.

Date Joined: 10/30/06

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 09/11/09
  • Last Review: 02/27/12
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