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ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-DS52T Ultrabook Intel Core i5 5200U (2.20 GHz) 256 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 5500 Shared memory 13.3
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Price
Upgradable SSD
Upgradable Ram (a single slot)

Cons: Screen brightness could be better
Hinge broke after 10 months. Not sure why or how, I closed the thing and heard some crunching and crackling. That was it, one hinge is now broken. It still works though, just threw some duct tape on it to hold it together. I would say after inspecting the hinge mechanisms since they are wide open now, that they look a bit flimsy for my liking.

Other Thoughts: This is a great laptop for the price, however I would be gentle with the hinges if you decide to buy one.

SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon R9 270 100365L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card With BOOST & OC
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I bought 4 of them because the price finally came back down to reality. I put them in my scrypt mining rig and they fired right up at or near the max hashrate for this model. All 4 have been running great at 1100/1500 for just over a week and I couldn't be happier. I've even ordered another identical card to max out my miners PCI-e slots. :D

All the cards came with HDMI cables too, which coincidentally I happened to be running short of in my house so it was a nice bonus! (it seems everything takes HDMI these days.)

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I have pretty good cooling on my mining rig so temps usually stay in the 60c (+/- 2c) range which probably helps them run at 1100/1500.

I'll probably end up getting a 6th to replace the aging HD5850 in my desktop.

Wilson Electronics MobilePro Dual-Band Amplifier (801242)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs A Portable Cellphone Amp that works 01/13/2014

This review is from: Wilson Electronics MobilePro Dual-Band Amplifier (801242)

Pros: Easy Setup and Take Down.
5v power so with the addition of a portable usb charger it's completely portable
All the necessary power connections for use nearly everywhere.
Improves a spotty signal

Cons: Only a 2-3ft usable radius

Other Thoughts: I've been using this amplifier for several weeks now. I've used it in my vehicle during my drive to and from work as well as on my ship while at work
I've tested the signal via my phones included signal information screen and during the test, my phones received signal went from -85dbi with the amplifier unplugged to -60dbi with it plugged in so I know the amplifier works. FYI, phone signal bars tell you nothing. All android phones have an information tab in settings that will give you actual -dbi of signal strength.

One thing many people don't seem to understand is that this will amplify a marginal signal, but will not give you a signal when there is no signal to amplify. I think many of the poor reviews are from people who expect this to boost a non existent signal.

On a couple occasions I had to put my phone in airplane mode and then take it out to get data working. I see this as more of a phone issue though. It seemed to happen when I was on the edge of LTE and the phone would switch back and forth between poor LTE and amplified 3g. Not really a con with the Mobile Pro, just a hassle brought to light because of the amplifier doing it's job. Usually in these locations I wouldn't have had date period.


Keith A.'s Profile

Display Name: Keith A.

Date Joined: 01/21/02

  • Reviews: 27
  • Helpfulness: 18
  • First Review: 10/20/04
  • Last Review: 09/15/15
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