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This review is from: Raspberry Pi 8GB Preloaded (NOOBS OS) Micro SD Memory Card - 6 Operating Systems
Pros: It works.
Cons: Shipping speed was fine but the packaging could have been better. The card was enclosed in the standard plastic micro SD card case and was shipped in a flat cardboard envelope. It was apparent that the envelope had went through some kind of roller due to the condition of the package.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Awesome design
-Easy to grip due to rubber coating
-4 USB 3.0 ports
-Back-lit keyboard(one of the main reason I bought it)
-Its an Asus
-Surprisingly long battery(despite the con listed below)
-Nice compact battery. Can pack extras if I need to without it taking up to much space.
-Full length keyboard. I missed the number pad on my other laptop.
-Boots up under 10sec. 6sec without the BIOS and encryption password enabled.
-Good size SSD drive
Cons: Sometimes lags while playing Thief. Have not tried any other games yet.
-5400 rpm HDD(you would think that paying $1800 would get you a faster hard drive)
-For some reason Asus decided to not only partition the 2nd 1TB HDD into 2 500GB(460 and some change after formatting) but also partitioned the primary 256 SSD. Not a big deal just had to delete the partitions and extend the two main volumes with a little set aside for backups.
-Batter does not fully charge. For some reason it dose not charge over 86%. This is not much of an issue because it lasts around 4-6 hours depending on what Im doing.(gaming vs checking emails and surfing the web)
-Windows 8. I much rather stick to Windows 7 but decided to stick it out with Win 8. Who knows it might grow on me.
-No driver/Windows 8 disk. So if something were to happen (like a drive failure) and you dont have a backup(shame on you) you would have to load Win 7.
-Its not as speedy as would have thought. Maybe this is due to me having the OS on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. Will have to test this out when I replace the HDD with a SSD or at least 7200 rpm drive.
-The CD drive arm feels really cheap when open.
Other Thoughts: I am an Asus fanboy and wanted a gaming laptop so I went strait for the G750 series. I weighed the pros and cons for the JX and the JH and decided that an additional $500 for 8GB of ram, 1GB of video ram and two raided 128GB SSD was not worth it. I rated this 3 stars do to the lag of the game play. Some might think that this is a harsh rating but this should not be an issue for a gaming machine that I spent $1800 on. Overall I am vary happy with this machine, I would buy it again and would defiantly recommend to a friend despite the cons.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Carl C.
Date Joined: 07/03/08
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