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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: All the features on this case are very nice. Most often when I build a PC I use just basic ATX cases (office systems). So seeing things like air filters, cable management, a place to mount a liquid cooling, all the drive bays, 4 case fans and many other feature made this a must have case.

Definitely, liked having access to the back of the motherboard after it is installed. I went with liquid cooling (Corsair H100i) and as you have to put part of the bracket on the back I was easily able to do that without having to remove the motherboard from the case.

Cons: With all the cables its a bit difficult to reattach the right side panel. I had to push so hard on the side to hold it in place, while screwing in the thumb screws, that I was worried I might pinch a wire. So even once it was in place I ended up second guessing myself and reopening it.

I am not a fan of having to open both panels to add or remove hard drives. Once the system is built I should not need to access the right side ever, outside of an upgrade.

The upper right screw hole for the power supply (case standing, looking at the back) did not match up, even though I bought the Corsair HX850. Its so bad I had to leave the one screw out. I would think a Corsair power supply would perfectly match a Corsair case.

Had this case now a couple years and wanted to add how irritating it is that the bulge in both panels are now dented in. I move it around and it takes very little effort to cave in those side panels. Also I am not into cable management, its a hassle and no one ever looks at my PC so why would I care if all the cables are (semi) hidden?

Other Thoughts: Over all I am pleased with the case. I had a very nice ATX already, but as I was going to liquid cool the CPU, I needed a case that supported it and this worked.

Would note if your computer is in your bedroom, like mine is, that if windows goes into sleep mode, that the power button flashes and it can be very annoying if is visible while in bed.

Also be careful with the LED button as its close to the reset button. The case sits such that I can't quite see the buttons so while feeling for the LED button I hit the wrong one.

Smart Tab 7.0
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Parent controls
Kid themed (you can choose from multiple Disney themes)

Cons: Does not include nor can you install the Google Play Store
Non-android like interface. The future is android devices, not having an android like feel is bad idea as the child will have to relearn how to use a tablet when they get new one.

Other Thoughts: The fact that you can not use the Google Play Store is the main reason I gave it the low rank. The Play Store is how I get; new themes, install better parent controls, install Kindle (the main reason I bought the tablet), get the best games (learning or otherwise) ect, ect. Really without the Google Play Store this table is an over priced paper weight.

It was so much of hassle using the built in browser that I had to first manually install the Chrome browser app (which is normally included in other tablets) just so I could get the Play Store .apk.

Now the tablet does have its own "AppShop" but the last 2 days it has been having "technical difficulties", yea ... I don't ever remember Google Play Store having "technical difficulties". And even if it was working I'd bet very large sums of money it has less than 10% of the apps on the Play Store.

Seems like a nice product till you actually have to make it useful for a child. I would recommend, just an ordinary tablet. In the same order as with this table I bought a "regular" tablet for a different child and customized it with parent controls and a child theme, and new (vs. refurbished) it cost $10 less. And spent the $10 on a kid themed padded cover. Oh by the way the colored edge is not padded it is is hard plastic like a normal tablet.

Looks like I am going to have to root this table to make it usable and with 2 days till Christmas that concerns me in the event anything should go wrong. Or better yet, may just return it, as yesterday I spotted a normal tablet, for less, at a local retailer.

Would also comment that, while anecdotal, the screen seems to be not as sensitive to touch as the other tablet. And for a child that is an instant fail as a product.

Last note to the manufacture, if I had wanted a restricted OS I would have bought a Windows tablet.


Shane H.'s Profile

Display Name: Shane H.

Date Joined: 03/26/03

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/23/14
  • Last Review: 01/30/17
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