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This review is from: be quiet! DARK ROCK 3 SilentWings CPU Cooler 190W TDP
Pros: - Looks great. I like the brushed metal plate on top and the overall aesthetic of the cooler
- Extremely quiet. When idling the fan is virtually silent.
- Adjustable fan.
Cons: - Mounting was very difficult. Maybe I'm just stupid, but the instructions were not very clear to me and I had to look up an installation video.
- Cut myself on it several times.
- Thermal paste was very runny.
Other Thoughts: I would still recommend this cooler though, as you will only deal with the installation issues when you change motherboards or processors, but you will benefit from the silence and nice design all the time.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: *Easy update to ICS.
*Easy to Root and Install ROMS
*Optional Keyboard is great, though the touch pad can be finicky at times.
*Pretty durable, despite sounding very squeaky. Held up through two long trips and bringing it to school everyday. I did manage to make a small crack on the back though.
*High quality screen. Low resolution, but you wouldn't know by looking at it (unless you look for pixels)
*Excellent battery life. (16+ hours with dock)
*Lightweight (2.8 pounds with dock)
*Very fast on the 4.4 KatKiss ROM. Began to bog down on ICS though.
*Great for watching Netflix, emails, Facebook, notes, etc
Cons: *Sides squeak, just as other's have commented
*Quiet speakers, not high quality, but not terrible either. Just not very loud.
*Screen Glare. Don't even think about using this tablet outside. Even being directly underneath bright lights can be an annoyance.
*Slow down on Android 3.2 and 4.0. Requires flashing 4.4 ROM to speed it up again
Other Thoughts: I have owned this tablet (with the dock) for two years and have been overall very satisfied. I bought it used for about $250 (with dock) and for that price, I can't really complain. It is NOT worth $480 though. If you can find it for $300 or less and know to install ROM's, then this is a great tablet.
If you are looking for a light duty, light weight laptop, and you don't need Microsoft Office (there are many alternatives, I use OfficeSuite on Androud), then this could be a great little laptop/tablet.
Please note that these experiences are based primarily on my experience with the device running Android 4.4 which I flashed onto the device.