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Logitech K400 (920-003070) Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Wireless problems limit it 11/01/2014

This review is from: Logitech K400 (920-003070) Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard

Pros: It's a fully functional membrane keyboard. The layout is almost completely standard. Only the right shift key and function keys are slightly different. The trackpad is of good size and tracks well.

It worked right out of the box without having to install a separate application or drivers manually.

Cons: The range is a serious problem. I bought it for an HTPC that sits 10ft from our couch. If there is direct line of sight, the keyboard works as expected. However, if I set the keyboard on my lab or on the couch cushions, the mouse cursor becomes laggy and button inputs don't always register. I have to place the keyboard on the very edge of my legs while sitting upright to get the keyboard to work. This is with the receiver on the front of the HTPC. For $30.00 I'm considering just keeping it, but it's still pretty disappointing.

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GIGABYTE P34G-CF1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M 2GB 14.0
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Stylish professional look. Black and silver accents are understated.
-Port selection is perfect for work setting. VGA and hdmi out makes projector compatibility a non-issue
-Great screen. Matte 1080p screen with great black levels and good view angles.
-Keyboard layout is very normal
-Fast performance. GPU, CPU and SDD all make it perform well.
-Function keys included are perfect selection. The lock keypad is especially useful as I use a mouse.
-Indicator lights aren't blinding.
-Screen balanced to open without holding base
-Stays cool even playing games
-Leather carrying case is nice touch.
-Upgrades to Win8.1 easily
-Minimal bloatware. It only came with utilities from Gigabyte installed. Most people wont need to clean install.
-Backlit keyboard is nice if that's your thing. Fn+space enables easily.

Cons: -Quality control seems low. 1st laptop came with a bent upward trackpad button. RMA from Newegg took exactly 1 month. The time required is understandable. It would be nice if they shipped a replacement immediately. If you do get a damaged laptop (and have spare $$$$) just return it and buy a separate identical replacement so it ships immediately.

-Trackpad button design. It seems that the trackpad buttons will wear/bend over time making them not flush with the laptop body. I use a mouse >95% of the time, so I'm not effected by this. Something to keep in mind if you use the trackpad exclusively. My left button started flush, but is already ~0.75 mm above the surrounding body.
-Battery life is low. Comes with being both thin and powerful.
-Fan is noisy at full speed. Not a big deal if you don't have a completely silent work area.

Other Thoughts: I'm using the laptop at work as a graduate student. It's small enough to take home each night in a backpack. Internals are fast enough to play games at good quality. I'm a bit biased as my old laptop is 5.5 years old HP Pavillion, but I've been VERY happy with this laptop.

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Patriot Supersonic 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PEF32GSUSB
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The drive has a very solid, weighty feel to it. The looks are also very nice, with the black and white styling. The fit and finish is good. Also, the cap has a crisp click to it. When inserting the flash drive into a USB port, it doesn't fit too tight or loose. It only gets ~21 MB/s sequential write. I'm hoping the USB 3.0 speeds match what others have gotten.

Cons: The cap doesn't fit on the back of the drive. The good looks could make someone want to steal the flash drive. It's more expensive than USB 2.0 drives of the same size. Since USB 3.0 isn't widely available, the speed increase might not be worth the price.

Other Thoughts: The drive is much nicer than my previous flash drive, the Patriot Xporter XT Boost.

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Display Name: Joshua W.

Date Joined: 09/30/09

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  • First Review: 07/04/12
  • Last Review: 11/01/14
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