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Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: One the plus side, this PSU takes very little power. Typically PSUs are very inefficient if you build a low power system. They are often most efficient at the higher end of the power consumption curve. I build a server that only drew about 35 watts total and the overhead from this PSU was barely noticeable.

Cons: The bearings in the built in fan started going out after only a few months. I could hear it start to get off kilter and vibrate, then it would quite down again. Eventually it mostly stopped spinning. I had extra fans in my rig that actually pushed air through the PSU, so I ran that way, but after about a year my system would just power down with no apparent reason. Changing the power supply for a new one resolved this. I am not sure if it is worth dealing with a warranty return for a $40 part.

Archos - 101 Internet Tablet - 16GB Running Google ANDROID + Wi-Fi (501594)
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Good little tablet 12/11/2010

This review is from: Archos - 101 Internet Tablet - 16GB Running Google ANDROID + Wi-Fi (501594)

Pros: The device comes with 16 GB of storage and will take a micro SD card as well (up to 32GB).
Movie playback is smooth.
Once you hack in the Google Marketplace, you can load most of your favorite Android apps.
Smooth interface compared to Viewsonic G Tablet. I tried the G Tablet for a day and took it back, because the interface on it was very slow to respond to anything.
The tablet is very lightweight.

Cons: Archos is terrible and projecting and fulfilling demand. I had a backorder for this product with another vendor and the promised date kept moving. After about a month I noticed that Archos had announced that they would have it avail on their store. I ended up waiting all day until they released it on their store and happened to order it in the 70 mins that it was available.
As far as the device goes, I only have a few real cons. First is the small memory. This tablet comes with 256Mb of RAM. While this is fine for now, it will probably be the minimum for Android 2.3 and the tablet might not even support 3.0. Another con is the glossy screen (as others have stated), not terrible, but can be annoying in certain situations. Also, as stated by others, the camera blows and is very grainy. Finally, there is a bug in the wifi that it appers many are affected by. If you are connecting to anything above WEP encryption you might experience regular disconnects. Hopefully a software fix will come

Other Thoughts: If you want to be the first kid on the block with a good functional Android tablet, then I think your wait is over. Will there be a huge variety of better devices in 3-6 months...probably. But if you want to drop a few hundred bucks on a good tablet and thumb your nose at Cupertino, then go with the 101.


Justin K.'s Profile

Display Name: Justin K.

Date Joined: 07/03/07

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 12/11/10
  • Last Review: 01/11/14
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