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Lucien D.

Lucien D.

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Fast Stable And Pretty

WINTEC FileMate 16GB Professional Class 10 Secure Digital SDHC Card - Retail
WINTEC FileMate 16GB Professional Class 10 Secure Digital SDHC Card - Retail

Pros: I usually don't rate or review SDHC cards, because if they work they work, if not... well you send them back. This one worked, and I LOVE it. I needed a faster media card than the Class 4 8 Gig that I had in my new Toshiba Thrive tablet. The class 4 was soooo slow in being recognized, and file transfers were tedious. This bad oscar is fast and stable. I was leary of getting this brand (never heard of them before), but the price was right, so I decided to give them a shot; I am glad that I did. It was 16.99 when I got it, but even at the 25 dollar price, it's a good deal.

Cons: I need a 32 Gig version now.

Overall Review: Used with the Toshiba Thrive 16 Gigabyte Tablet

11/22/2011
Most Critical Review

Still In The Box

SHARP Sidekick LX 2009 Unlocked GSM Smart Phone w/ Full QWERTY Keyboard / 3.2" Screen 3.2" Orchid
SHARP Sidekick LX 2009 Unlocked GSM Smart Phone w/ Full QWERTY Keyboard / 3.2" Screen 3.2" Orchid

Pros: Great Price, it works well with my T-Mobile account (I did test it).

Cons: Slow JAVA based phone. I purchased this for my son for XMAS, but his grades were so bad, I decided not to give it to him,(in hindsight, I should have, this phones slow clunky UI would had been perfect punishment for him).

Good Performance and Great Feature Set

GIGABYTE G5 MD - 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare 144Hz, Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Win10 Home, Gaming Laptop (G5 MD-51US121SH)
GIGABYTE G5 MD - 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare 144Hz, Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Win10 Home, Gaming Laptop (G5 MD-51US121SH)

Pros: Internet downloads are GREAT. Laptop overall speed is phenomenal. Great for Virtual Dj. Included RTX 3050 TI helps with the sound separation algorithm. RTX 3050 TI makes my games look great ! I play older titles like Fallout 4, Skyrim and Saints Row The Third, and the performance bump, and game fidelity just seems amazing to me.

Cons: UEFI screen is VERY basic. I contacted Gigabyte, and there will no further updates to the BIOS (as of 4/23/22). Software suite is really lacking, and the GUI seems to be rendered in Windows 3.1. Wished it had a fingerprint reader. Chassis built by Clevo, and uses their Insyde2 BIOS. Plastic case is a fingerprint magnet. Wished there was some HDD cloning Software.

Overall Review: My previous gaming laptop died without warning. I was rushed to get something comparable. My dead laptop was a ASUS FX505DT. I purchased my ASUS TUF gaming laptop back in 2020, and it was a GREAT deal. It had a Ryzen 5 3550H, with a GTX 1650. It did well in games and music/video production, but It had a major flaw, so I ran it overclocked to the hilt for two years. The day I thought it was time to change the thermal paste... it died. So I was rushed to find a replacement. I did some research, and the Gigabyte G5 MD kept popping up. The price was more than I was expecting to pay, but the feature set was far better than my previous ASUS. The ASUS allowed for a SATA SSD and a nVME SSD. The G5 allows for 2 nVME drives plus a SATA SSD. It also has a SD card reader. I do a lot of content creation, and I have a LOT of SD cards with media, which I could only use with a extra card reader on the old laptop. I took my old nVME drive and Sata SSD from the old laptop, and installed them in the G5. I also added another 1 TB nVME drive, for a total of 5 terabytes. The port selection was great. It has two USB 3.1 ports, and one USB 2.0 port and it has a USB Type C port, which I really needed, since I have a lot of USB type C external drives now.

If YOU want your kids to get leave your Dj Controller alone

ION AUDIO iCUE3 DISCOVER DJ USB Turntable Computer System
ION AUDIO iCUE3 DISCOVER DJ USB Turntable Computer System

Pros: Actually my kids bought me this 2 XMAS' ago. I thought they were "messing" with me, but this lil controller that could has come in handy. It's quick and easy to set up, and the platter feel is very "tactile". On one occassion, I had a gig, and this unit was an excellent backup, when my main controller was "out of commission". The software that is bundled with this is far more responsive (IMHO), than the $300 professional DJ software I use.

Cons: Great, if you want to teach your kids to DJ. Must get an external sound card (to cue second track).

You will see a DIFFERENCE !

Nippon Labs SATA3-0.5M 1.64 ft. SATA III Flat Cable 1.64ft with Latch 1.64 feet
Nippon Labs SATA3-0.5M 1.64 ft. SATA III Flat Cable 1.64ft with Latch 1.64 feet

Pros: Did a Benchmark video highlighting my performance 'boost' using these new upgrade from my SATA II cables. Please forgive first half of Video. I combined two reviews into one. In some cases I got up to a 62% performance increase by just changing the cables. (Cables, Hard drives and Motherboard all purchased from NewEgg).

Cons: Wished I knew to have done this earlier. Windows Index did not change a bit, Hard drive Score still 5.9. But system is snappier.

Overall Review: ASRock Z68 Pro3 MoBo. Intel i5 2500K CPU nVidia GTX 460 Video Card 16 Gigs of Corsair Vengence RAM (from NewEgg)

It Is What it Is

i-Work OTI-1503 42PC SCREWDRIVER SET
i-Work OTI-1503 42PC SCREWDRIVER SET

Pros: I got it to work on my XBOX 360 and GameCube.

Cons: Not magnetic tipped. VERY "inexpensive" feel to it.