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Silicon Power 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model SP008GLSTU160N22NE
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Pros: All of the stats, specs, and the modules themselves are visible with the current packaging design. The module labels are easily visible and extended specs are listed on the back. Strangely, the full set of standard timings is not listed anywhere but I can say that about the majority of RAM products. All it states is that the CAS Latency is 11.

The most important part is prominently centered on the packaging top and center in large print. It states that it is also compatibly with 1.5V. So, if your laptop's BIOS is fairly old or the board is incapable of supplying 1.35V to the sticks, feeding in 1.5V to them will not damage them.

I tested this RAM in a laptop with a 1333MHz FSB and matching speed on the RAM controller. It was a 2nd generation Intel chipset but the speeds were still pretty impressive. The original 1333 RAM I tested before installing this kit was approximately 28% slower than this kit running downclocked to 1333.

The absolute best feature of this RAM is that the SPD tables apparently include an entry resulting in the laptop running the modules at 1333 instead of 1600 but with 9-9-9-28 timings and a command rate of 1T. That is very impressive and works great. I did test it at both

In testing I got 21,589 MB/s read speed and 7,726 MB/s write speed at 1333. When I forced the RAM to run at 1600 out of sync with the memory controller it actually got 22,218 MB/s read speed and 7,966 write speed. Some motherboards will not run 1600 RAM at 1600, only 1333, so the flexibility and similar speeds at the lower speed is really nice.

Cons: The packaging that this RAM kit came in is sort of flimsy and thin. I don't think the RAM modules would necessarily get damaged during shipping but it seems possible. Also, this isn't a reusable clamshell design. It is heat crimped along the edges and has to be cut to be opened. I really like re-using RAM blister pack clamshell holders so that's a shame.

As far as the timings go, 11-11-11-28 is pretty poor. There are other RAM kits that run at 9-9-9-28 at 1600MHz but I assume the slowdown was to maintain low voltage capabilities.

Other Thoughts: I noticed pretty quickly that the two modules are very noticably two different colors. One is light green and the other is dark green. That's just the hue of the fiberglass and resin but it really makes me think they didn't come off the production line at the same time.

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DigiLand DL718M ARM Cortex-A7 1 GB Memory 8 GB Flash Storage 7
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Pros: I've used this tablet almost daily for about 4 months and it's been very solid with almost no problems. I've had no lock ups, no unexpected reboots, no file corruption, etc. The camera is better than my cheap cell phone's camera but not spectacular. The self-facing camera isn't great for video chatting but it's alright. The touch sensitivity and accuracy is VERY good. Even typing rapidly with the Swype style keyboard is extremely accurate and the microphone is very accurate for voice to text typing and video calls.

Bluetooth worked perfectly with a few devices I tested and on some tablets that can be really glitchy so that was nice.

Cons: The battery life isn't great but you can usually run an intensive game for several hours so I'd say it's about average among cheap tablets.

My biggest complaints would be the color accuracy of the screen and lack of visibility outdoors plus the high glare of the screen coating under any level of light. It's not too detrimental though.

The processor is a little bit slow when web browsing but it's miles ahead of my last table that only had a single core. If you want a web surfing tablet that you use all the time like as a laptop replacement, I'd get a higher end tablet.

I was quite careful with this tablet and somehow it still managed to get a tiny amount of damage to the chassis in 2 places where the top is sealed to the back.

The tablet gets hot near the bottom while running games but most tablets do. I just wish it had a better heat dissipation method.

Other Thoughts: Overall I would recommend this tablet for gaming or just about anything else including light daily use. For the price, I'd say this exceeded my expectations by a lot, thus I give it a 5 egg rating.

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EnGenius EUB9603H Wireless Adapter with 5dBi antenna 600mW High Power USB 2.0
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5 out of 5 eggs Works great for certain purposes 08/01/2016

This review is from: EnGenius EUB9603H Wireless Adapter with 5dBi antenna 600mW High Power USB 2.0

Pros: Right out of the box I was impressed with the overall build quality and design of the adapter. The chassis is sturdy, the antenna is solid and resistant to bending, and the USB cable if sufficiently thick.

While connected to the internet through other means, I connected this adapter to my Windows 7 x64 computer and it automatically downloaded a driver for it that worked great. Otherwise the installation system from the DVD was pretty easy, though it's a bit odd that it ran from the browser as a local HTML file. That can cause a lot of people's antivirus programs to throw a fit.

The clip is sturdy and allows it to hang from just about anything. It was a simple but great addition to the product.

In testing, a wireless signal from 300 feet away with this adapter was steadily picked up at -66dBm. With another high gain adapter I was using that has a 12" antenna, it was onl y -73dBm. Considering that every 10dBm is 10x the signal strength, that's a considerable difference! Overall I could pick up 2-3x the amount of total wireless networks with this EnGenius adapter than I could with any other. I also was able to walk much farther away from my building before dropping connection. Compared to all the other adapters I've ever tested, this is the strongest by far. That's not surprising considering it broadcasts at 2000mW aka 2 watts.

Cons: I can't truly consider this a con as in a "defect" but it is a downside of the product in general. I could barely maintain a stable connection in my commercial area and the ping times were around 1000ms. That's solely because I was now picking up double to triple the amount of wireless networks, all of which were now interfering with crosstalk on the same channel as me. I think anyone complaining about connection quality is suffering from interference from others because I had no problem with ping time or bandwidth throughput when I tested it at a different location with no other wifi around.

The only other con is that the USB cable should have been about 3 feet longer so that this adapter could be mounted on top a desk or wall.

Other Thoughts: If you're having trouble with wifi signal because of all your neighbors' wireless networks, buying a stronger transmitter with a more sensitive antenna like this will make it a lot worse because it will pick up even more interference. If you're trying to pick up wifi between buildings or cross a huge amount of open space like a warehouse or even an outdoor area without competing networks from your neighbors, this is one of the best adapters you can buy for that purpose.

One more noteworthy feature I noticed is that the actual wireless chip is made by Realtek and they make exceptionally nice wireless controllers with great driver support.

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