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BRANDON F.

BRANDON F.

Joined on 05/29/07

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Tablet / Netbook Solution

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-A1) NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.00GHz 1GB DDR2 Memory 10.1" 1280 x 800 Tablet Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101-A1) NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.00GHz 1GB DDR2 Memory 10.1" 1280 x 800 Tablet Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

Pros: I work in IT and I often need to log into customer's machines remotely for support and installation. I also happen to be an Android-lover. This device paired with the keyboard/docking station allows me to do my work and play all in one device. When docked, the Transformer is a perfect laptop/netbook replacement. I VPN into my office network, setup a remote desktop session into my work PC and from there I can support our customer base as needed.

Cons: There is a small dust particle (not a dead pixel) behind the glass in the upper-left corner of my screen. Not worth RMAing.

Overall Review: If you were a fan of Freelancer and or/ Wing Commander Privateer then I highly recommend Galaxy on Fire 2 THD from Android Market. Very similar... very addicting :-). Oh and BTW Newegg is the best!

Most Critical Review

Just a Re-branded TF201 Dock

ASUS TF700T-DOCK-GR Tablet Docking Station - Gray
ASUS TF700T-DOCK-GR Tablet Docking Station - Gray

Pros: It works.

Cons: You're paying $20-$50 more for a re-branded Transformer Prime dock. The box says TF201/TF700 dock (on a removable sticker) and the manual included with the product actually clearly states "Eee Pad Transformer Prime". This issue has been confirmed by users at xda-developers including myself. This is probably not Newegg's fault but an attempt by Asus to recoup on Prime docks which will now be tougher than ever to sell. Seems rather shameful to me though.

Fast

SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 95MB/s (SDSDQXP-064G-G46A)
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 95MB/s (SDSDQXP-064G-G46A)

Pros: Very fast. 88 MB/s sequential read in AS/SSD. 82 MB/s sequential write.

Cons: None

Great Board Great Price

ASRock Z87 Extreme3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z87 Extreme3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I upgraded from my ASRock Z68 Extreme3 and a 2500k to this with a 4670k. The boards are nearly one to one. The bios seems updated, there's more USB 3 support, and no eSata. In the end, this is a great board if you don't need any fancy bells n whistles. Overclocks my 4670k to 4.2 Ghz without any special finagling.

Cons: None.

Easy Overclocker

Intel Core i5-4670K - Core i5 4th Gen Haswell Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 84W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80646I54670K
Intel Core i5-4670K - Core i5 4th Gen Haswell Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 84W Intel HD Graphics Desktop Processor - BX80646I54670K

Pros: Upgraded from a 2500k to this 4670k. Overclocks on my ASRock Extreme3 to 4.2GHZ without even touching voltages or any other wacky settings. I was able to use my Xigmatek Gaia heatsink and fan too since mounting points are the same from LGA 1155 to LGA1150. I'm getting idle temps ~30c and load temps ~60-64c.

Cons: Doesn't get hot enough to cook my bacon.

Great Card

GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Pros: Great price. Great performance

Cons: Very long. The heatsink and fan extend an additional half inch past the edge of the board. Be ready for that. It still fits in my Antec 900 case but it wouldn't fit if I had any hard drives in the center mounting frame OR a fan there as the newer Antec 900s have.