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ASUS Transformer Book T100TA 10.1” MultiTouch 2-in-1 Notebook / Tablet with Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core Z3740 1.33Ghz (1.86Ghz Burst), 2GB Memory, 32GB SSD Storage, Detachable Keyboard, Windows 8.1
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Lightweight, great price, easy transformation to tablet, Windows 8.1 works well. SkyDrive a must! Also, take advantage of Asus WebStorage. Glad you can add a micro SD card too. USB is on keyboard. Great battery life.

Cons: Windows Update failures, also DO NOT run the Windows Update for the Imaging / Camera (or you will need to roll back the driver). Update failures take up limited storage.

Other Thoughts: Each time the Windows Update fails to load, files are copied to your very small storage space.
You will notice that almost all your space will be taken up quickly (which can lead to boot failures).
To clear your failed updated system files follow these steps:
1. Reboot your computer
2. Go to "Desktop"
3. Right Click on Windows Icon in lower right corner of Desktop.
4. Select "Control Panel"
5. Select "Administrative Tools"
6. Select "Disk Cleanup" (double click, you will see an icon on your taskbar)
7. Select "Clean up system files"
8. A pop-up window will display indicating "Disk Cleanup" with a green bar scanning and calculating "Windows Update Cleanup", wait for it to finish (will take about 5 minutes or so).
9. Another Window will display titled "Disk Cleanup for OS (C: ); make sure all items are selected then click "OK" (a total amount of disk space you gain is indicated)
10. You will get another window indicating "Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files?", click "Delete Files"
11. After you click "Delete Flies" you will get a window indicating the status with a green bar, saying "The Disk Cleanup utility is clearing up unnecessary files on your machine."

I'm still trying to sort out why the updates keep failing, and even uncheck all the options selecting just one, and it still fails. I'll post an update once sorted out.

One other note on the "Optional Updates" (DO NOT Accept the Camera Update offered via Microsoft Update, or you will need to reload the original Asus Drivers).
I also used Advance System Care's free "Driver Update" which worked perfectly updating all the outdated drivers.

Brother MFC-J450DW Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great all around printer 08/03/2014

This review is from: Brother MFC-J450DW Wireless Color Multifunction Inkjet Printer

Pros: Easy setup, works with IOS, Android and Windows XP up to Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit). Cheap aftermarket ink available from many sources. Wi-Fi at 3 bars. Duplex printing is a big plus. Print quality is better than expected from such a low cost printer.

Cons: Doesn't have NFC, which Brother IPrint&Scan app defaults to. Easy to switch to Wi-Fi print however. Starter ink isn't great. Brother Ink is VERY costly, but many aftermarket options. The 103 XL ink is the way to go.

Other Thoughts: Set up as "Fast Print" by default to conserve ink, Black ink is 50% larger than colour. Ink loads from front of machine, which makes this easy to install when in a kitchen cabinet. Wi-Fi set up fast, found the network quickly.

RCA ANT1450BR Indoor Digital Flat Amplified Antenna
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works great, when positioning properly 01/19/2014

This review is from: RCA ANT1450BR Indoor Digital Flat Amplified Antenna

Pros: This antenna was able to pull in signals from a lower level inside structure location fairly well. It doesn't take up much space, and can be placed anywhere close to the TV, without being visible.

Cons: Positioning the antenna is still necessary to optimize the signal depending on station.

Other Thoughts: Our local PBS provides 3 channels in Detroit, 56-1, 56-2, 56-3. This is BETTER than what I get on Cable with Comcast or UVerse. In addition, I now get NBC, plus and extra channel, and ABC plus 2 extra channels. All this without Cable. I'm thinking of ditching Cable all together and getting a strong external HD Antenna for my entire home TV Network. If I add a HDTVHomeRun unit, I can then use my PC as a DVR. I'll save $100 per month this way, and not miss much.


Jack R.'s Profile

Display Name: Jack R.

Date Joined: 06/18/02

  • Reviews: 50
  • Helpfulness: 24
  • First Review: 04/29/05
  • Last Review: 12/30/14
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