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steve b.

steve b.

Joined on 01/11/04

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Most Favorable Review

Very Pleased

Nextbook 7" Android Tablet - Dual Core 1.50Ghz 1GB RAM 8GB Flash, Android 4.1 GMS (M7000NBD)
Nextbook 7" Android Tablet - Dual Core 1.50Ghz 1GB RAM 8GB Flash, Android 4.1 GMS (M7000NBD)

Pros: Bought three of these for myself and family members as introductions to tablets. Realized there would probably be issues with them since they were only $60. Have been pleasantly surprised at the performance and build of these things. Was expecting some slow or balky performance issues, but none have materialized. Display is bright and crisp and unit has never failed to load or run any apps I have attempted to download. Battery can get a little toasty but so far has not caused any problems. Was using as a reader last night and used Kill App to shut down unused apps. Read for about two hours and the area over the battery was barely warm. Having a lot of fun with it so far. For $60 it is an outstanding value. For $100 I would suggest you survey the marketplace to see what else is available. I doubt that you will find many (or any) tablets with better specs and at $100 it still represents good value. I would feel pretty good endorsing it at either price.

Cons: Cameras are not great, but I didn’t buy it for the cameras.

Overall Review: May want to get a better tablet at some point in the future, but this one will be fine for a while and will allow me to identify the features that are most important to me when I go shopping again.

Most Critical Review

Disappointed

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Average performance.

Cons: Started acting a little flakey after 3 months. Got SMART error after 4 months. Had to run out and buy a new hard drive to transfer data to.

Overall Review: Only drive available to purchase locally was a 500GB Western Digital. Swore I'd never buy another WD drive after having experienced three previous failures of their drives. Had to bite the bullet and do it because I didn't know how long I would have before a complete failure of the Seagate. Got the data transferred to the WD in a couple of hours then got an RMA from Seagate. Seagate was very prompt and replaced my drive with a rebuilt one. It shouldn't have happened though. I'm out a couple of hours of time and $65 for the WD I shouldn't have had to spend.

Great Watch

Amazfit Bip Smartwatch with All-day Heart Rate and Activity Tracking, Sleep Monitoring, GPS, Ultra-Long Battery Life, Bluetooth, US Version
Amazfit Bip Smartwatch with All-day Heart Rate and Activity Tracking, Sleep Monitoring, GPS, Ultra-Long Battery Life, Bluetooth, US Version

Pros: Battery life Versatility Rapid GPS signal acquisition

Cons: Afraid to wear in pool

Overall Review: Bought to replace a GPS watch I was wearing for cycling. Works great! I used to wait 5 minutes or more for my watch to acquire a signal, and I've had several GPS watches, but this thing is ready to go in 20 seconds or less. Battery life is beyond amazing. Used to charge my GPS watch after every use (or every second use) but this watch keeps on going and going. Tracked several rides of 2+ hours each and charged the watch after about 2 weeks - still had 38% charge remaining. Sleep tracking is fun and interesting. I have a smart phone with no service --internet only-- that I have loaded the software on and it works just fine. It doesn't come with a detailed manual, but the watch is easy to figure out and there is information available online. It's light weight and looks good and, at least for the time being, it has replaced my regular watch. I took one egg away because while water resistant it is not recommended to wear in a pool. I have a pool so it is a real pain to remember to take it off before I go in. If I was at the beach I'd have to put it in my shoe and risk it being stolen if I wanted to go in the water. If you don't plan on wearing it in the water, the watch should be just fine. Buy it!