Joined on 08/02/09
The best 'other' tablet out there.
Pros: - Web OS is very intuitive to use. My wife, who is not tech savvy at all, was able to pick up my Touchpad and figure everything out within half an hour. - The OS is stable and fast. While many have mentioned the old and outdated hardware (especially in early 2012) HP has kept their promises of updates. The experience is 1000x better today than when I first purchased the unit. - It's FUN to use! What else can be said? The OS is just a blast to navigate and use, the card stacking system, swiping up to close a program or sideways to get to the next application is an enjoyment. It makes using my iPhone seem like a really shallow experience. - You get a FULL web experience! I was blown away the first time I loaded up flash heavy sites such as ESPN, The Verge or Engadget. The full power of the internet is at your fingertips and it is wonderful. I can stream 720p football games via ESPN, watch YouTube videos with no issues and use any website in the world. - The speakers sound great too!
Cons: - Lack of apps. Fortunately we live in a digital world where Apple's famous phrase "there's an app for that" rings true. Unfortunately the same can NOT be said for the Touchpad. I have searched high and low for the best apps and I have only found 60 or so worth downloading at all. - Thickness/weight. I know, anybody who complains that the Touchpad is too thick or weighs too much needs to hit the gym. It's not that the Touchpad is either of those thing, but that compared to my wife's iPad 2 the Touchpad feels like a thick brick. I realize this is an unfair comparison but with how technology is evolving HP should have upped the physical quality of a (formerly expensive at $500) device.
Overall Review: - Overall I would give the Touchpad a 9/10. While the lack of apps is a problem, I have been overly impressed with the excellent battery life, internet browsing experience, ability to stream HD content with no issues, etc. - The Touchpad does everything and more that I could have asked for, especially since I was able to purchase mine directly from HP during the $99 fire sale. Is this tablet worth $500? Hell no. Is it worth $250-$300? Definitely YES! - I hope that with the new major update coming for Web OS in September that HP will put more of their muscle behind the product and make it an experience that can rival Android and iOS. Is this possible? Yes. Probable? Not very likely. I would recommend the Touchpad to anybody looking for a tablet that is not named 'iPad'. Android doesn't cut it in the tablet market either.
Poor quality power supply
Pros: - Great looking case - Plenty of room for all components - Lightweight - Ample room for air flow to help cool components
Cons: - Power supply died within a month and a half of basic usage - The power supply should have been more than enough since I was only running a non-overclocked AMD Sempron 140 with 2GB of Crucial ram and a Biostar TA785G3HD motherboard. - I hope it didn't damage any of my components, if so we'll see just how good the newegg return policy really is since I bought everything as a package.
Overall Review: - Around 2 weeks prior to power supply dying completely the my pc would randomly shut off. This became more & more frequent until yesterday just after booting up it shut off completely. - I'll try to RMA the product but I need to investigate the return policy.
Pros: - Lots of room - Looks great - Solid build - Tons of expansion options
Cons: - None so far!
Overall Review: I bought this case as part of an upgrade for my 3 year old HTPC. Granted this isn't the HTPC size but it fits perfectly and blends in nicely beside my home theater set up. The case has plenty of room for my 3 hard drives and I don't have to worry about any cooling problems with this case at all. I would highly recommend this case!
Pros: - Cost per $ the best available - Got it on sale for $65. Thanks Newegg! - This thing is blazing fast! - Easy to overclock - Quick install
Cons: - Heatsink could have been a little bigger
Overall Review: I upgraded to this from a 3 year old single-core Sempron 240. While it runs on the same architecture I feel as if I have a whole new pc. This chip has the best performance per $ even beating out all Intel chips. (when it's on sale)