Joined on 11/01/02
Simple Setup, Better Signal Strength
Pros: Quick setup, Great Control through App, Single Device Priority, Good signal strength.
Cons: It only comes with one ethernet cable about six feet long, thin cable though. The wave control is way to simplified, basically you can only set one device through the app and then when you wave something slowly over the base unit, it gets priority for the time you have set, and each subsequent wave resets that timer (1, 2, 4 hours). That by itself is not worth the additional money so hopefully the ASUS quality will make the cost difference worth it.
Overall Review: It's smaller than it looks. I don't like how the cables are so high in the back, would be better to have them as low to the bottom of the unit as possible horizontally instead. The glowing teal light at the base intensity is configurable. Yes, it only has one output but you can buy simple 8 port Gig E switches for $20. The setup actually can pair using sounds for first time setup, took two tries so I had to flip my phone over and hold it directly above the unit (there was minor background sounds). Why can't I find any reviews of this anywhere yet? and why can't we find information about how wave control for prioritization works before we buy it. Hopefully this helps a little.
Truth about SSDs
Pros: Brings back a true ability to multi-task - With the hard drive if I was installing a program or if anti-virus was running I was effectively dead in the water. Now it is barely noticeable. SSDs and Intel X25-M Gen 2 especially shines when you are a power user. It boggles my mind how much this should be a no brainer to increase productivity for your employees yet companies have not figured it out. Quiet (because it makes no sound and the fan comes on less or runs at typically lower speeds) Years ago I was studying NAND Flash in grad school and as I was evaluating all the SSDs I was so disappointed in their designs. When I saw what Intel was doing with their X25-M I felt they were among the first that truly understood how to implement the design in an optimal way. Of course there are trade-offs between what they can do and time to market. Over time, they are working this roadmap of continual improvement given the resources they have. Bravo Intel, Bravo!
Cons: Of course it is higher price and lower capacity. I feel as if an 80 GB $200 price point is the sweet spot for jumping in now.