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Pros: it works
Cons: the installer defaults to install what in my opinion looks like spyware... Some kind of Google toolbar for my browser. Because of course, that's what everyone wants when they are installing a video driver, is for the install program to install potential spyware they don't want and don't need. But you can choose not to install this extra stuff.
One of the extra programs that the installer offers to install is not explained at all. The installer does not give any information about what it is offering to install. So basically, the people who make software for this company are not very good at making software.
My Windows 7 computer ran incredibly slowly using the default VGA driver, so slowly that I was not able to download the newest driver. Therefore, I had to run the driver install program off of the included CD in order to make my computer functional again. That is something they should work on. It would be nice if your computer was not crippled when running on a generic VGA driver.
Other Thoughts: Apparently Gigabyte doesn't understand how to make software that is not terrible, as you can tell from the install program for the driver. And when you visit their web site, wow, all I can say is wow... It's ironic that a company that makes graphics cards would have a web site like they have.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Liebert PSP500MT3-120U 500 VA 300 W UPS
not very heavy
Cons: does not work well.
makes a kind of loud and annoying buzzing sound while it is in standby.
does not work well.
UPS stands for Uninterruptible power supply. Notice the word "Uninterruptible." You would think that when the power goes out, the UPS would kick in right away so that the power supply to your protected devices was not interrupted. It turns out that with this UPS (as with many UPSes,) this is not the case. You can check this yourself by plugging in a CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulb (not an incandescent blub) into the UPS, and then switch off the power to the UPS. You'll notice that the power on the CFL bulb will go out for what seems like a long time. The power coming out of the UPS dips out for maybe half a second or more... It's very noticeable. This is the time it takes your UPS to kick into gear. The longer this time delay is, the worse it is for your computer, because while the power is out, your computer is having to draw power saved up in its own power supply. There is not a lot to draw from in the computer power supply before bad stuff starts happening in your computer. Very quickly, the voltage in your computer power supply will drop out of spec, and the entire computer will shut down. This is bad. This is why you bought a UPS. You want the power to your computer to be uninterrupted. With modern electronics, it would be more than possible for a simple UPS to kick into gear in let's say, a tenth of a second. Unfortunately, when there is a power failure, this Liebert UPS has a delay of many tenths of a second before it kicks into gear and finally starts providing power to your computer.
Other Thoughts: Ok, so, This UPS makes a somewhat loud and very annoying buzzing sound whenever it is plugged in. It's some kind of hum from the electronics in the UPS. It never stops. So if you want to use it in a bedroom in which you will be sleeping, you might find that it disturbs your sleep.
So I've had this UPS for 10 months now. I bought it new from NewEgg. So the worst thing about this UPS is that it simply does not work. I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 desktop computer plugged into it. This computer is the only thing plugged into the UPS. The monitor and everything else is not connected to the UPS. I measured that this computer draws about 30 watts while it is running. It is super energy efficient. If the power goes out, the UPS more or less works and eventually kicks into gear before the Dell computer shuts down, so the Dell desktop does stay running. But there's a catch...
Often when there is an outage, the power does not simply go out. Often, the power goes out, then it comes back on for a second or so, then it goes out again, then it comes back on. This usually causes the computer plugged into my UPS to shut off, because, unfortunately, this Liebert UPS just does such a poor job of maintaining uninterrupted power to my computer. If you play around with switching the power to this UPS on and off randomly in quick on and off bursts, you will probably find that you can repeat what I am describing here. There are a lot of power outages where I live (in the Chicago suburbs) and I often have witnessed this new UPS fail to keep my computer running as I describe here. Meanwhile, a 10 year old heavy as heck UPS that I bought at the thrift store that I keep my NAS plugged into, that UPS just works fine and my NAS hasn't shut off since I moved it from my Liebert UPS over to the thrift store UPS. This Liebert UPS is not what I would call a UPS. I would call it an IPS. It's an Interruptable Power Supply.
Pros: this is a very good case, especially for the price.
flip out kick stand is kind of annoyingly resistant to flipping out, need a good fingernail to pull it out, but on the plus side, I'd rather have it be very secure than loose to where it would pop out by accident.
kick stand seems flimsy, but if you don't drop it from 5 feet while the kick stand is open it should be okay.
I don't like the cutouts because dirt can get in them, but what can you do, it's not a sealed case, it's just for drop-protection.
the ringer switch is hard to get at because the cutout for it is kind of small, but you can reach it unless maybe you had huge fingers.
the volume buttons and power button are easy to press through the case. tactile feedback on the case lets you find them easily.
Cons: kind of hard to get the phone into the case, but once it's in, it's not going anywhere.READ FULL REVIEW
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