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Gerald L.

Gerald L.

Joined on 09/18/05

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noisy, but great

Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS Hard Drive 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s CMR 3.5" Internal HDD for RAID Network Attached Storage ST10000VN0008
Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS Hard Drive 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s CMR 3.5" Internal HDD for RAID Network Attached Storage ST10000VN0008

Pros: - works well

Cons: - in a quiet room, the drive is quite audible

Overall Review: NAS drives are great for long duration use. This one is no exception.

Nice chromebook with convertible screen

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 2-in-1 Laptop 14" Touchscreen Full HD 4-Way NanoEdge, Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC Storage, All-Metal Body, Backlit KB, Silver, Chrome OS, C434TA-DSM4T
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 2-in-1 Laptop 14" Touchscreen Full HD 4-Way NanoEdge, Intel Core m3-8100Y Processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC Storage, All-Metal Body, Backlit KB, Silver, Chrome OS, C434TA-DSM4T

Pros: - comfortable keyboard - nice screen - long battery life (6+ hours with video playing the whole time)

Cons: - keyboard light is bright, but hard to see on keys except straight down. - only 5 years left on support by Google (check the chromebook support lifetime when buying one to get best value). My previous chromebook is still going strong after 7+ years and I just upgraded to get newer software.

Overall Review: - not sure how often I'll use the tablet mode, but it works well

So far so good, slightly slow

fenvi FV-AX3000 Wifi6 3000Mbps PCIe Wireless Wifi Adapter Intel AX200 Network Wlan Card Bluetooth 5.0 For PC, 802.11ax/ac, Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band 2.4G/5Ghz,MU-MIMO, Windows 10/11,PCI Express Magnet Antenna
fenvi FV-AX3000 Wifi6 3000Mbps PCIe Wireless Wifi Adapter Intel AX200 Network Wlan Card Bluetooth 5.0 For PC, 802.11ax/ac, Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band 2.4G/5Ghz,MU-MIMO, Windows 10/11,PCI Express Magnet Antenna

Overall Review: works well. It seem slightly slower than my old adapter that kept overheating. So far so good on this one.

Awesome casual computer

Acer Aspire Chromebook Intel Celeron 2955U (1.40GHz) 4GB Memory 32 GB SSD 11.6" Touchscreen Chrome OS C720P-2457
Acer Aspire Chromebook Intel Celeron 2955U (1.40GHz) 4GB Memory 32 GB SSD 11.6" Touchscreen Chrome OS C720P-2457

Pros: We needed a computer to use while we play games or sit in front of the tv. We had an old netbook, but the boot time, updates, and security scans made it barely usable. This machine solves all of those issues with a bigger (touch!) screen. I had updates the other day I needed to reboot to install. At first I was depressed that it would be 10 minutes before I was fully back at a stable state again. Then I remembered the fast boot and it was just 10 seconds when I was back. Match that with the fast performance and this machine is a pleasure to use. Pick it up and you are working in 10 seconds at desktop-like speeds. Multiple accounts work great. Syncing with Chrome browsers on other platforms is a mixed blessing. It can be nice to get my links bar, but search history I usually don't want to share. Netflix streaming works fine. With the SSH plug-in for Chrome, I can also remotely log in and do work-related things as well. Haven't had a chance to really use the camera setup yet.

Cons: It isn't too obvious how to do a right click (get a context menu). The keyboard is also a little odd, but not the slightest bit hard to use. Some of the key placements for unusual things are different than I have grown accustomed to on other machines. I'd also like a higher resolution screen. Both of these are very minor and would take a great machine and make it perfect.

Average Keyboard/Mouse

Kensington 64379 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys 22 function keys 1 wheel Function Keys RF Wireless Standard Keyboard
Kensington 64379 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys 22 function keys 1 wheel Function Keys RF Wireless Standard Keyboard

Pros: Comfortable mouse and keyboard

Cons: only works at 6 feet with fresh batteries. I haven't run down the batteries enough to see how the range reduces. I had selected due to the reputed 10 feet. This is an error. The internal documentation says 6 feet. This product is USB only in spite of the picture.

AMC CUS2-15AB White White AM/BM USB2.0 Cable
AMC CUS2-15AB White White AM/BM USB2.0 Cable

Pros: Works great. color blends nicely with baseboards.

Cons: none