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Pros: When working, it s a great value. Easy installation. No additional power connectors required. It's the perfect card for PC gamers who have other financial responsibilities.
Cons: nVidia will put you in the unenviable position where you need to download the latest drivers to play a new game, but those drivers are horribly unstable. You'll install the new drivers without thinking much of it, but then some of your favorite games will stop working. You'll spend hours trying to roll back to an older version, but the games will still freeze. You'll play it safe and clean all the fans in your case and reseat your CPU, but the games will still freeze. You'll mess in nVidia control panel. You'll dig through the Event Viewer. You'll install special Guru3D software for uninstalling video drivers in safe mode. Each time you'll come back to your favorite game with renewed hope that you got it. Each time your game will freeze. You'll eventually come back to Newegg and leave a nasty review, hoping to warn potential buyers of the hell they're welcoming into their lives.
Other Thoughts: AMD next time.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The physical design was solid. Price.
Cons: This is my nightmare with this device. Purchased in early April. Couldn't upgrade to 8.1 because of stupid trackpad drivers interfering. Went to attempt a fresh W8 reinstall, but the BIOS wasn't detecting any devices..not even the hard drive. Sent it into ASUS for repair. After weeks, they finally looked at it and gave me the old canned line "hard drives bad." I argued and said no, the BIOS is the problem. Just make sure the BIOS will boot and send it back, let me worry about the hard drive. A week later I get an e-mail saying that the item is being shipped back to me without any service performed.
Other Thoughts: A nightmare from start to finish. I had an Asus tablet years ago and it was also junk. I think I've learned my lesson. Not only does Asus make shoddy products, but I've learned first-hand that their customer service and repair departments are some of the worst you could possibly encounter.
I've worked in IT for a decade. I have call-center and PC repair background. I don't know everything (if I did, I wouldn't have had to send the laptop in for repair) but I do know that you don't treat clients the way that Asus has treated me. The silver-lining is that I went back to a Chromebook and I absolutely love it. Not an Asus Chromebook, of course. I went with the Acer C720 and it's a fantastic machine for the price.
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (32 & 64-bit)
Pros: Live tiles are great, a few apps are very well designed (Netflix, Plex). I think that's it. I seriously can't believe that that's it.
Cons: Nothing is intuitive, buggy as anything I've ever used, Metro is garbage when you're on a desktop/laptop, Desktop is nerfed because MS expects everyone to use Metro, updates aren't working, wi-fi is buggy, moving/organizing/deleting metro tiles is difficult, homegroups is a mess, 8.1 doesn't get it right....
Other Thoughts: MS needs to have a serious reality check about how long they want to ride the metro train. They look at XPs longevity as a sign that they did something right. The reality is that Vista was a steaming pile, and that scared everyone off upgrading from XP. If they don't want every to stick to W7 for a decade, they need to drop Metro with W9. I won't buy another Windows version with Metro. I'll switch to Mac. I'll use Android devices. I'd rather mess with Linux.READ FULL REVIEW