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Pros: PRICE! The biggest strength of this unit is the current price
Has all the ports that other tablets have
Good performance for its class
Full windows! Not RT
Wifi range and reception/speeds were good
Resolution is good enough for screen size
Comes with detachable keyboard that is a cover
Has Bluetooth so portable keyboard and mouse and head set can be used
Watched a movie with the unit streaming it and Bluetooth head set on, it managed to do well and used about 50% of battery (brightness on lowest)
With proper tweaks to the OS and buying few extra’s this can be a really fun and good tablet to handle your fun needs and some light productivity
Cons: Major flaw no closed lid indication (causing system to wake upon any key press from sleep, solution see below)
Keyboard really awkward for some keys due to compact size and arrangement
Should have had a black color option for the unit
Slow charging rate? Also no usb charging option? (though can purchase adapter cable)
Slower charging rate if using the unit, depending on the load it might discharge even
Not enough ram, 3 or 4gb would be perfect
32gb internal storage very little left after OS
Aside from all of this, the unit performs really well, people would be shocked that a quad core Atom chip is under the hood, the lack of storage and ram is an issue, if having even 1 extra Gb of ram would be perfect for light power user. The unit did show some stuttering on some heavy web pages, lack of storage really a big con for average user that probably will not know how to manage between internal memory and micro SD card. Other major down fall the unit charges slow even when powered off, this is evident by the power supply that even cellphones have moved away with quick charge technology. 5v 2A is now a norm and for the battery size of this unit the 10w of charging rate is slow for the battery capacity, yet unit does get a bit warm. The worst part is the snail charging part when using the tablet, you will find that it will barely charge depending on the usage. If going away from standard usb charging port I would have expected a 9v or 12v at 2A, that would have doubled the charging rate, or at least provide adequate power for unit to run and charge battery at same time.
The keyboard is barely ok, it reminds me of some $10 to $15 cheap Bluetooth keyboards that I got, but they had larger keys then this one, some key arrangement really causes me difficulties in typing passwords with upper case characters with my right hand.
Other Thoughts: First impressions, the unit, seems to be built decent, right out of the bag my unit had one top corner on the back that was not fully glued? I would squeeze and feel it stick then separate. Aside from that it was ok, I believe this package came with the screen protector on, it was not perfect some dust was captured under it.
First thing looking at the keyboard cover and how it closed it seemed to function well, though a little wobbly not a as solid as other tablets and not even close to the surface pro 2 that I have had access to. I was disappointed with the charger option, that small thin connector is just a matter of time before it fails. The good news is that this seems to be some standard and you can search online and buy better cables with a 90 degree angle to aid in strain relief, also they have one that can connect to regular usb chargers! Which I thought that this unit should have came standard with, that way you just need the cable and not the power unit as you can use any phone charger.
This brings me to next point, the micro usb port would have been nice if you could use it to charge the unit, that way your phone or any other charger with 2A would work perfect.
After using the unit for a while, I noticed one major flaw and this is one of those simple things that really might put off users. That is this unit has no closed lid indication that 90% of phones, tablets and laptops have. Why is this important? Simple this unit is set to sleep by default up on power button press. The issue? Big one that any key press will wake the unit up! I lost a whole battery charge thinking that the unit was ready to go in the morning, to find out it had 5% as it had been on, probably due to a key being stuck as the keyboard cover was covered.
This was a deal breaker for me, but then I went to research to try and disable wake calls, to my surprise I could not disable the wake by keyboard in windows with the drivers this unit had. But behold! Going into power settings you can switch the action of the buttons, switching the power button from sleep when pressed to hibernate solved my issue! As now you must press and hold power button to power up the unit, and no other key will wake the unit!
Bottom line, who is this unit for? I still would consider this more of a fun tablet that is not geared for a serious user, spending 2x or 3x you will get higher quality, 2x storage, higher resolution, more ram and all around better components. Now this unit is great for those who already have a primary laptop or desktop or even own a more expensive unit like a Surface Pro.
The strongest point of this unit and what makes me give it a (3.8) 4 out of 5 despite all the shortcomings or negative points is its value. Simply put it to get a full windows OS that runs smooth for basic tasks and does the job of all those “fun” tablets yet lets you run some productivity things was simply not heard of.
Pros: Fully modular
Software to monitor PSU
Fanless under low load
Config multi or single 12v rail
Easy to route flat cables
7 year warranty
improved ripple volage over older RM
Cons: not Platinum?
Other Thoughts: I have reviewed the Corsair HXI HX750i, and that is a great PSU, the RM750i though being Corsair entry level is no different, it is a great PSU with a lot of bells and whistles, there would be only few small differences between this and higher end PSU, reading other reviews who have lab equipment that can monitor the PSU to the minute detail, what was noted about this RM i series is that they have improved greatly the ripple voltage, and that it even rivals or outperforms the older higher tier models. Since this PSU was going into a new rig, I did not have solid data of pre and post test results like in my HXI review.
Bottom line, this is a great PSU, with nice long warranty that will most likely out last all of the other components on your system before they are obsolete. The look of the PSU is nice and sleek with all the cables matching (black) everything is easy to connect. I personally do not use the software but it is nice to have it, what everyone wants is a PSU that works and delivers the power to your components in a manner that does not cause any fluctuations or issues.
Who is this recommended to? The price is not bad, PSU’s are one of those things that get updated due to limits of its ability to deliver the wattage or the age is long and the user does not want the PSU to fail.
With that said if you have an older model RM not the i series then its tough, should you upgrade to this? If yours is not too old and working? Just for the improved voltage ripple? Now if your building a mid to high end, you might want to step up to higher wattage and to a platinum system. Otherwise if this is a build that is moderate power usage, then this is the right PSU, that will give you a peace of mind in quality.
This review is from: BELKIN F9K1122 N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender
Pros: Great package size
Simple to Connect over wifi and setup
Does not take up 2 Wall warts
Cons: Price could be a little lower
Single LED for status might be harder to tell what is going on
Expected to get a little bit better performance on 5Ghz but still good results vs without extender
Other Thoughts: Nothing fancy to write about the packaging, just your basic package, unusual side flaps, is just about all on the packaging. Now onto the device its self, it is similar in size to other range extenders. What I really like is the fact that it is dual band and has external antennas. You can see from users experiences that the external antennas do make a difference in the range and performance.
Setup was pretty easy. I followed the steps that they stated it, connected to the device its self, and was able to find both my 2.4 and 5 ghz bands on my TP-Link AC1750, on the first try. I could go into depth of doing long and boring tests, but what I did was go into the internet aspect, because that’s what the average user will want to know, is the internet working? Can I watch my movie or play the game?
For my test setup I skipped the laptop with the programs for large files etc… to test the max throughout put. Instead I took my Asus Zenfone 2 and installed speedtest.net app, tested with the extender relatively close, and then without extender directly to router. I was not going to see any change in speed on the 2.4ghz as that band works great from the router its self, but due to neighbors and such the 2.4ghz can get really crowded and switching to 5ghz is best. But the 5ghz band does not do too well with walls and objects blocking the direct path.
Reference Lan speed from my pc to AC1750, ping 9ms, DL 60 Mbps upload 7 Mbps (values vary a little of course) (router was setup for auto on channels both on 2.4 and 5 ghz)
Direct to router on 5ghz from phone: Down (16, 22, 19), Up (8), ping 12-15ms
With the Extender on 5ghz to phone: Down (38, 37, 37), Up (8), ping 12-15ms
So as you can see, the Extender does boost the range, and mind you this is on the 5 ghz range, I did a test with the same setup and going through several walls, my phone would not really see the 5 ghz at the router, but the extender it could see, of course the quality was pretty low. The nice thing is that it is dual band, and this is great news the 2.4ghz band will guarantee coverage through the house and outdoors.
In conclusion this is a great device for all the portable devices with the extender placed in an area where the user gets decent connection (otherwise garbage in garbage out). It is nice to see dual band as most routers are dual band, and this is very big plus. I have a relative who cannot get there internet over wifi in some areas of the house due to neighbors, they have best router money can buy and still, the 2.4ghz barley works and 5ghz like most dies after a few walls, so this would be great to boost and maintain their wifi throughout the house. I would almost want to take half a star for the price, as you can find nice dual band routers for the same price as this unit, otherwise this is a 5/5.
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