Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Home
Home > 
Paul A.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

Acer ICONIA W4-820-Z3742G06aii 64 GB Net-tablet PC - 8
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Best all-around Windows tablet, with associated quirks... 07/05/2015

This review is from: Acer ICONIA W4-820-Z3742G06aii 64 GB Net-tablet PC - 8" - In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology - Intel Atom Z3740 1.33 GHz

Pros: - Best power-for-buck in a Windows tablet under $300, better than average performance
- Features most sub-$300 Windows tablets do not have (higher quality memory)
- No major issues working with external attachments yet
- Decent battery life, though you have to be a bit diligent about screen brightness and leaving wifi on when tablet isn't in use
- Screen quality issue from the W3 is totally fixed
- More RAM than pretty much any tablet in this end of the market

Cons: - The same as any small capacity tablet sporting an OS that occupies half its available storage space
- Designed for geeks, not as a techie fashion accessory
- Build quality is enough to pass muster; a bit better than early Samsung Galaxy tablets
- Windows-based quirks and frustrations, especially with OEMs that don't fully test their component selections before putting out these devices

Other Thoughts: In truth this really is a great tablet. It can do a ton of stuff and has surprising horsepower for something south of $300. That said, as an owner of this tablet for nearly a year, I can tell you that something in the componentry, when mixed with Windows 8.1 and its innumerable updates, inevitably results in this thing crashing itself, or hanging, or something. At least once a week I have to do a hard shutdown using external buttons, and then restart it because it hangs for reasons like I didn't update Windows, or let Windows update itself (by accident), or let the lock screen shutoff time expire, or some other simple act that causes this thing to lock up and become unusable until you restart it. This isn't every time, but it happens often (I mostly blame Windows and/or whomever wrote bad drivers). I've only had it crash during use once or twice, but guaranteed at some point after you've set the thing down after a period of use, you will come back and be unable to wake the thing.

It works quite well outside of this one issue, though. Even the HDMI out works quite well (make sure you have a mouse plugged in too), and it's amazing what you can do with it. I just wish it would reliably wake any time, every time, like my iPad, which is a few years the W4's elder.

READ FULL REVIEW
Acer ICONIA W4-820-Z3742G06aii 64 GB Net-tablet PC - 8
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Best all-around Windows tablet, with associated quirks... 07/05/2015

This review is from: Acer ICONIA W4-820-Z3742G06aii 64 GB Net-tablet PC - 8" - In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology - Intel Atom Z3740 1.33 GHz

Pros: - Best power-for-buck in a Windows tablet under $300, better than average performance
- Features most sub-$300 Windows tablets do not have (higher quality memory)
- No major issues working with external attachments yet
- Decent battery life, though you have to be a bit diligent about screen brightness and leaving wifi on when tablet isn't in use
- Screen quality issue from the W3 is totally fixed
- More RAM than pretty much any tablet in this end of the market

Cons: - The same as any small capacity tablet sporting an OS that occupies half its available storage space
- Designed for geeks, not as a techie fashion accessory
- Build quality is enough to pass muster; a bit better than early Samsung Galaxy tablets
- Windows-based quirks and frustrations, especially with OEMs that don't fully test their component selections before putting out these devices

Other Thoughts: In truth this really is a great tablet. It can do a ton of stuff and has surprising horsepower for something south of $300. That said, as an owner of this tablet for nearly a year, I can tell you that something in the componentry, when mixed with Windows 8.1 and its innumerable updates, inevitably results in this thing crashing itself, or hanging, or something. At least once a week I have to do a hard shutdown using external buttons, and then restart it because it hangs for reasons like I didn't update Windows, or let Windows update itself (by accident), or let the lock screen shutoff time expire, or some other simple act that causes this thing to lock up and become unusable until you restart it. This isn't every time, but it happens often (I mostly blame Windows and/or whomever wrote bad drivers). I've only had it crash during use once or twice, but guaranteed at some point after you've set the thing down after a period of use, you will come back and be unable to wake the thing.

It works quite well outside of this one issue, though. Even the HDMI out works quite well (make sure you have a mouse plugged in too), and it's amazing what you can do with it. I just wish it would reliably wake any time, every time, like my iPad, which is a few years the W4's elder.

READ FULL REVIEW
PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD128TBOP-GE)
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Not sure how this thing even gets 2 stars let alone 4 05/01/2015

This review is from: PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD128TBOP-GE)

Pros: - Got it for free with my order, somehow
- Huge size

Cons: - IT worked long enough to be formatted successfully on a Mac; now it doesn't work. No matter what I plug it into, the red LED flashes once for half a second, then nothing. Tried it on a Windows 8.1 machine, a different Mac, a different port, a USB 3 port, a powered USB hub, zero luck.
- It's clearly a budget device, as the plastic used for its body is worthy of toddler toys.

Other Thoughts: I don't know if someone at NewEgg was throwing me a bone by including this thing in my order for free, but what looked like a happy surprise has turned into a MEH letdown. I must have been gifted it because so many others have posted bad reviews of this thing, many of them stating theirs doesn't work anymore, either. Since it was a welcome freebie, I was planning on using this thing as a catastrophe boot device for both my Macbook Pro, and for my Windows tablet. This thing has enough space to store the tablet's entire installed+microSD storage capacity and then some. But, it doesn't even work. I popped it into my laptop once, and now I have a veritable paperweight. I've gotten free USB sticks before, but at least they lasted more than an hour in a computer. Sorry to those that paid for this thing only to have it break so soon.

READ FULL REVIEW

Paul A.'s Profile

Display Name: Paul A.

Date Joined: 11/08/10

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/07/13
  • Last Review: 07/05/15
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.