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This review is from: Accessory Power TRANS4M Universal AC Wall / DC Car Dual USB Travel Charger w/ Micro-USB Charge Cable for Samsung , Motorola , HTC , iPod , iPhone Smartphones and More (CH-TRANS4M)
Pros: I don't know, haven't bought it yet. Thinking about purchasing to replace my roomies car charger that I accidentally burned out while playing Civ 5 on a road trip. Whoops!
Cons: See "Pros"
Other Thoughts: I'm only leaving a 5-egg review to counteract the person who left a 1-egg feedback because they failed to read the item description. If your device came with a micro USB cable, you got exactly what you paid for. If you were disappointed by what you received it's your own fault - the item description is very clear about what is included. It's not fair to punish the manufacturer with a bad review for something that was buyer error.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Quiet as a mouse. Is this thing even on?
- Excellent audio quality.
- Beautiful, bright, hi-res display.
- Keyboard is a dream to use.
- No problems hitting the touchpad when typing, this has been an issue with other notebooks. Touchpad is also very large and responsive.
- One of the easiest laptops to disassemble that I've ever encountered. The Hardware Maintenance Manual does a great job of walking you through replacing just about anything in the unit.
- The dedicated video card is superb for this price range. Plays all my games perfectly. Solid 30 FPS in cities in Guild Wars 2 with auto-detected settings, and it looks great. I can't see any degradation in visual quality from my desktop machine.
Cons: There's really only two that I've found so far.
- The laptop surface picks up prints and oil very easily. It's metal, though, so it's easy to clean.
- The webcam is supposed to be 720p, but I found the image quality to be pretty lackluster.
- The built-in microphone is absolutely terrible.
- There are NO options for noise cancellation, echo control or anything of that nature for the built-in mic in Windows 7. Normally the audio chipset provides these extremely common features, but they don't seem to exist in this model.
Other Thoughts: I had to give this unit 3 stars just for how horrible the microphone and/or its software are.
Everyone I Skype'd with could either barely hear me, or would hear me cut in and out, or would get awful feedback because Skype couldn't seem to figure out when I was talking or not (due to the mic cutting in and out). I have used Ventrilo and other voice chat programs for years, so I knew all the tricks to fix these issues, and none of them were working. The driver provides absolutely zero configuration options for noise/echo cancellation. All you get is line volume and microphone boost. Even with everything maxed out
I tested the audio in Windows sound recorder just to make sure it wasn't a Skype issue. I could barely hear myself, even with mic boost maxed, speaking loud and clearly right in front of the unit. My voice was cutting in and out in the recording and the audio quality was poor.
Since the mic is in the base of the unit, I thought maybe there was some dust or some object obstructing the mic hole, or something loose vibrating under the bezel and distorting the sound. I even broke down the unit, removed the keyboard and front bezel to check - nothing, clean as can be and no visible damage to the mic, nor any loose connections.
I don't know if this is the intended working state of the mic or if my laptop just has a bad mic, but it's not acceptable. One of the main reasons I purchased this was for video chatting, and it can't do it because the mic is so bad. Now I'm going to have to carry around the $60 Logitech webcam I bought for my desktop everywhere I go, because it has a built in mic that is miles better than this. Not cool.
This review is from: FSP Group FSP300-60GHT 300W TFX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Pros: I have no idea. Unable to even hook it up to see if it works.
Cons: Why the hell are these cables so short? The 4-pin CPU power connector won't reach the power connection on the motherboard in most cases. Somehow, the CPU power connector, which is usually one of the longest cables on a PSU because the CPU power connection is usually the farthest connection from the power supply. Not on this PSU. On this PSU, it is THE SHORTEST. Keep in mind this is in a standard mini-ITX case. There's < an inch of space between this PSU and my motherboard and the cable still doesn't reach. If they were any closer they'd be physically touching.
And it doesn't stop there. The only two SATA power connectors the PSU has are on the same line, with only 3 inches of slack between them. This is dumb. What if you have two SATA devices (an optical drive and hard drive, perhaps?) whose power ports are more than 3 inches away from one another? You're fuxx0red, that's what.
Make SURE you have molex-to-SATA power adapters. And an exceedingly tiny mini-ITX motherboard and case.
Other Thoughts: I've been shopping on Newegg.com for over 7 years and this is easily one of the most disappointing purchases I've made. I literally cannot use this PSU for anything because of these simple, short-sighted design flaws.
I was going to grab a Seasonic PSU at first, and I'm kicking myself now because I thought I'd save $10 and grab this comparable unit that had 4 eggs. I'd love to see the cases this PSU is supposed to go in, they'd have to be the size of toasters for this to be of any use.
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