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Trekstor Xiron 7 Android Tablet -  Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB Flash  IPS 7
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Decent, but not perfect 05/03/2015

This review is from: Trekstor Xiron 7 Android Tablet - Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB Flash IPS 7" Touchscreen

Pros: Decent price, small size, solid construction. It's a pretty well built tablet, and doesn't feel flimsy.

Cons: Touchscreen: Doesn't always respond when pressed. Sometimes I have to tap several times, before it reacts. Swiping works OK, but pressing can be problematic. Though, it could be my big fingers getting in the way. I have not tried using a stylus, yet.

Responsiveness: Sometimes lags when launching programs. While I'm not expecting blazing fast speeds on a sub-$100 tablet, I did expect a bit more responsiveness from a quad-core.

Now, for my big issue. If this hadn't just popped up, I would have given this a 4/5 (in spite of the aforementioned), but as it stands, this is a 3/5 right now. And if it can't be resolved, I'll have to drop it to 2/5.

The WiFi will not enable.

It worked fine for the past week. Then, this morning, it suddenly got stuck on "Turning WiFi on". I have not rooted the device, or tried updating the OS. I have updated the firmware (first thing I did, in fact), with the official firmware from the manufacturer.

I tried several methods, up to and including a complete system reset back to factory defaults. The wireless still will not enable, which is a problem, since it does not use cellular service to connect, only WiFi.

I have contacted the manufacturer (TrekStor), and am awaiting a response. Barring any assistance from them, I may just return it and find a different model to go with, even if it means spending a little more money.

Other Thoughts: I really want to like this. Until the wireless issue arose, it's been a great little tablet overall, in spite of the aforementioned cons. I don't actually use it for much, which is why I was pleased to find this one for the price I did, but it's starting to grow on me.

HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS30003272SN (0S03660) 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: High capacity, low price and a brand that I've had great experiences with. I have two other Hitachi (now HGST) drives in my system, that have been running for years without fail. So far, this drive has met my expectations, and I've had no issues with it.

It serves primarily as my games drive (2.13 TB worth), and I've had no issues with loading any of them from this drive. Definitely recommended.

Cons: It's not 6TB? Just kidding, none so far.

Other Thoughts: Western Digital now owns Hitachi Storage (hence the HGST name brand change), and I have no issue with WD drives (though I do have several of theirs that have died, while my Hitachi's still tick on); but I'm trusting that the quality has remained the same as I'm used to.

MSI Radeon HD 7850 R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Low power consumption
Low heat output
Great performance (at either my TV/monitors native res of 1360x768, or upscaled to 1920x1080)

Cons: Just the ATI Catalyst software, but that can be improved with future updates.

Other Thoughts: While I wasn't have any performance issues with my Radeon 4870, I seized the opportunity to grab this during a sale while it also had a rebate. Picked it up for a song, and couldn't be happier. It's a great replacement for my old card, and I hope to enjoy it for many years to come.


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Display Name: Byron M.

Date Joined: 05/23/03

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  • First Review: 08/30/07
  • Last Review: 05/03/15
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