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james v.

james v.

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Most Favorable Review

A quality cooler for RGB color lovers

CORSAIR Hydro Series, H115i RGB PLATINUM, 280mm, 2 x ML PRO 140mm RGB PWM Fans, RGB Lighting & Fan Control w/ Software, Liquid CPU Cooler. CW-9060038-WW. Support: Intel 1200, 2066, AMD AM4, TR4.
CORSAIR Hydro Series, H115i RGB PLATINUM, 280mm, 2 x ML PRO 140mm RGB PWM Fans, RGB Lighting & Fan Control w/ Software, Liquid CPU Cooler. CW-9060038-WW. Support: Intel 1200, 2066, AMD AM4, TR4.

Pros: The RGB lights look great, yet i think i would get tired of them rather quickly. Since the software offers so many configuration choices, that may take a long while. The software has great features, and was easy to havigate around the interface. The two fans are really quiet, which is something i value. They look like they may be the best corsair has bundled with coolers and would last a long time. The radiator is a nice 280mm size and has an easy install. There are arrows located on the side of the fans to indicate the direction of the air flow. Not much to say about the installation, it is rather straight forward. Watching some videos before hand did help me know what to do, or at least verify I was doing the correct thing. This comes with Intel mounting bracket pre-installed on the pump for a quick Intel installation, the AMD parts and instructions are included as well. Having multiple mounting bracket choices are nice, and is not difficult to figure out which one to use. Connecting the several cables was easy, the video helped match them up, they do take up space inside.

Cons: I have not found any problems with installation, usage, or the software. Take your time with the install, there is no extra thermal paste supplied. Figuring out where to hide all the wires took more time than i expected it would.

Overall Review: The newegg page for this product has a pdf file of the installation, I found it far easier to read and zoom-in on the diagrams than using the paper manual which cames with the product. I enjoyed watching my computer newb wife spend 15 minutes figuring out how to open the outer box, it is a different design than most boxes. I wonder how much the cost of the updated aesthetics impacts quality of other parts?

11/12/2018
Most Critical Review

Nice idea, annoying to use

iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey
iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey

Pros: Unboxed the tablet, keyboard, and power cord. The first impression was this looks like a good unit, and I had high hopes, I really wanted to like this. IF you want more than just a tablet, this windows 10 interface is familiar to many. Charged it to full before using. Changing from tablet to Windows 10 mode can be done in several ways, and worked rather well. Created a user and started using it, the tablet has a weak connection to the keyboard case. On a table or other hard surface, this is not a problem. On any other softer surface, the connection fails too easily. Eventually I logging out, and moved back to a table for a hard surface.

Cons: When using this unit as a Windows 10 interface, the track pad randomly detects phantom movements, and minimizes the current window to the task bar, which I found to be very annoying. I found using applications, even simple ones like web browsing to be really slow, keystrokes failed react, causing one to enter again, only to find they eventually catch up. I tried to play video on Netflix, but it failed to run. Other video sources looked ok. The speakers are only meh sounding, rather tinny. I had no static like others had. After logging out, for some strange reason, the password would no longer work. I tried the case keyboard, the screen keyboard and the password prompt keyboard. After a couple dozen attempts, it finally worked. I then tried to change the password, however it would not take the password again. I ended up making a new user. This time, it would not let me make a normal userid, I had to use an email address for a username. I made a user for my wife, so she can contribute to the review. The need for a email address annoyed her a lot. The virtual keyboard is not do swipe enabled, like most tablets and phones are. When using unit without the keyboard case, for example clicking the search bar, the virtual keyboard did not come up automatically for text boxes, like tablets do, one needs to click on the keyboard icon to use the virtual keyboard, or choose to use windows 10 tablet mode. This split personality between acting like a laptop and a tablet can be annoying. When trying to sign in to a popular shopping web site, the virtual keyboard entered password would not work. Switching to use the keyboard case and the same password then worked. When using the keyboard case, the cover area near the track pad can flip over and cover the keyboard. this needed to be moved under the cover, especially when not on a hard flat surface. When making a new user it took too many minutes to go through the windows configuration screen, which was annoying. While using the device it decided to show the message "updating windows your pc will restart several times", the screen image was auto rotated to portrait mode, even tho the tablet has always been in landscape mode. At this point I starting timing the windows update. It was 51 minutes to the first reboot, which was really a slow boot, resumed at only 30%. At the updating time of 1 hour and 2 minutes was another reboot and it resumed at 75%. There was one more reboot again at one hour and 10 minutes, and which point it was finished. This is horrible for a tablet.

Overall Review: If you are a huge fan on Windows 10, or a Microsoft fanboy, you will probably like this. If you want a laptop, you should pass on this and get a real laptop. If you want a tablet, you should pass on this and get a real tablet.

Good product with many features.

TACKLIFE T8 Pro 1200A Peak 18000mAh Water-Resistant Car Jump Starter With LCD Screen Orange
TACKLIFE T8 Pro 1200A Peak 18000mAh Water-Resistant Car Jump Starter With LCD Screen Orange

Pros: The Tacklife T8 Pro 1200A Peak 18000 mAh is a good safety device to have in any vehicle. This has many features, and was a reasonable price. It is easy to fit all the parts into the storage bag, which looks like it is decently made and will not fall apart.

Cons: I have not had any issues with it, and did not see any bugs or problems yet.

Overall Review: I recommend this product.

Works as expected, should last a long time.

CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM750x CP-9020199-NA 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM750x CP-9020199-NA 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: This was really easy to install, and was powered up in a very short time. The cables are modular, easy to connect and there were more than enough of them for my needs. I found this to be the quietest power supply I have used and am happy it is 80 plus gold rated. The zero fan mode is not just a marketing gimmick, it does work and is silent. The 100% all Japanese 105C capacitors should be able to handle any heat when the fan turns off.

Cons: I have no complaints, it powered up and works as expected. The plastic around the cables did have a funky smell, until it wore off.

Overall Review: I recommend this power supply, comes from a valued company and is 80 plus gold rated.

German design cooler concept

MYA RBW, CPU cooler with Addressable LED panel, 6*6mm heat-pipe, 12013 PWM fan, Innovation Fin Design for Max. Efficiency and Heat Dissipation, and multiple mounting kits, MYA RBW is your best choice
MYA RBW, CPU cooler with Addressable LED panel, 6*6mm heat-pipe, 12013 PWM fan, Innovation Fin Design for Max. Efficiency and Heat Dissipation, and multiple mounting kits, MYA RBW is your best choice

Pros: The package arrived is great shape, packaged tightly, with no dented fins, or loose parts in the box. Installation is the same as other CPU coolers, there are parts for both Intel and AMD. It was not hard to figure out what parts to use my my situation. They did include thermal paste, of sufficient size, but no label as to what it really is. I ended up using my own, since I new it was of good quality. I liked the attention they have for better heat dissipation, the wave shaped fins, multi blade fan and six heat pipes per side. I suppose this is because of the "latest German design concept". I think this design would be easy to blow dust accumulation out. The size of the 12013 ultra-thin PWM fan should make this fit easily into tight cases or larger memory sticks. Unlike my prism cooler, this one is similar to my Noctua cooler which blows the hot air at the rear case fans. The RBF colors were pleasant, if you enjoy displaying lights in your case. This was not as important to me, yet I found it did look great.

Cons: I wish the instructions used less languages, so the font could be larger, and there was more room for descriptive words. There information was adequate, yet could have been better.

Overall Review: I would recommend this product for the cooling concept, lower size and weight.

Decent drive

Corsair Force MP300 M.2 2280 480GB PCI-Express 3.0 x2, NVME 1.3 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F480GBMP300
Corsair Force MP300 M.2 2280 480GB PCI-Express 3.0 x2, NVME 1.3 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F480GBMP300

Pros: Easy to install and load data to. The benchmarks I ran compared similar to other drives. The drive ran a bit warm, but not too hot. Writing, reading and erasing all performed as expected with no errors.

Cons: I did not find any problems using this drive. I wonder if the size will some day be too small for me, but I can always hand it down to a family member if I need to get a larger one.

Overall Review: There was not a lot of room in my case to install this, I wish there was a cable and another mounting location I could use on the side of the case, near a fan to cool it more.