Joined on 12/06/03
what I was waiting for
Pros: Great screen. Zippy performance. Perfect size for me. Quite thin but has a little heft to it. Very good battery life in regular use. Fingerprint reader works very well. VERY reasonable price
Cons: screen is a real finger print magnet, but I guess that's the case with all tablets
Overall Review: I've shopping for a couple of years now for a tablet. But always hesitated to pull the trigger for one reason or another. When I saw this tablet was coming out it seemed to check all of the boxes. I almost bought a Samsung S2 several times but balked at the high price. When Asus announced that this would be out for such a low price I figured it was time. I've been quite pleased so far. Bought the pen too but frankly don't use it much at all. Got a nice cover for a few bucks as well.
Pros: looks purty.
Cons: the annoying pop ups asking you to confirm every little thing just suck. some stability and incompatibility issues with McAfee virus s/w. blocks my MSI live updater on boot up
Overall Review: my computer is a brand new build so I figured I might as well use Vista. For the most part it is OK, but the confirmation pop ups really work my last nerve. It is almost too secure and assumes that you are an imbecile who cannot be trusted to know how to use your own computer.
Pros: works great with my set up. Very good performance clocked at 2.4GHz
Overall Review: Using this RAM in a rebuild of my computer. i5-6500 CPU and Asus Z170A MB. So far no complaints. The MB can clock it at 2.4GHz with the XMP settings. For the price I think this memory is a very good value.
Pros: easy enough to install; quick performance with low power consumption
Overall Review: I decided to rebuild my 5 year old PC with a new MB, CPU and memory. The clock speed is actually slower than my old Sandy Bridge i5 (I think) but I am not doing any super high performance stuff. I think it uses a lot less power though which is nice. I paired it with an Asus Z170A MB which is great and quite sophisticated. It has nice software for automatically tuning the system for best performance.
cheap, silent but a little cramped
Pros: very quiet, the window on the side and black interior look good, inexpensive with rebate
Cons: - 3.5" drive bays could have been located a bit better - fans don't seem to move much air - not a big fan of the red HDD LED coupled with the green power LED and blue fan LED for the front fan
Overall Review: I wanted a mid tower case with a top mounted PSU because it will sit on a carpeted floor. Typhoon would seem to imply great ventilation. While there are 3 fans in this case and lots of open grilles on the rear and front, the fans are silent, probably because they aren't moving a whole lot of air. I will likely replace them with some higher throughput fans. My ATX MB (Asus P8H67-V) fits with almost no space to spare which makes putting the front panel wires on the header tough. The 3.5" bays also seem like they could have moved an inch or so closer to the front of the case to provide some extra space. If you tried to load a HDD into every bay things would be very hard to manage. There are two 2.5" bays though which will make SSD installation easy enough once I decide to do that.
looks good, works well
Pros: looks purty, enough connectors, USB3s, SATA III, well-spaced expansion slots, UEFI is very nice, POST in a flash
Cons: front case connector header is a little tough to reach once its installed in a mid-tower case
Overall Review: Have this working with an i5-2500, 16GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3. It was pretty much plug and play for me. I like the nice looking blue heat sinks. It POSTs and boots extremely fast. The SATA III ports are nice and fast with my WD HDD. So far, so good!