Showing Results: Most Recent
Pros: High speed SO-DIMMs, black PCB, Auto configured (most cases), high capacity, Kingston quality.
Cons: Could have had even higher speed ;)
Other Thoughts: This was used in Intel's Skull Canyon NUC. The NUC recognized the RAM timings automatically and ran without incident. Having used Corsair SO-DIMMs in the past and trying to get them to run at their advertised timings has been difficult. Even in situations where the XMP profiles were turned on, the machine would produce the dreaded failed to boot error on startup. Not so with the Kingstons. This is the third set of Kingstons purchased (the others included the full sized desktop varietal), and all have had the same characteristic - plug and play. No fuss, no muss. Naturally your mileage may vary, but having used Corsair Platinum Pros, Vengeance Pros etc. with "issues", this is a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
Pros: The mouse has great shape and feel to it. The two scroll wheels work really well. Scrolling is smooth and predictable. Hyperscrolling is fantastic for those long spreadsheets or documents. You can turn the hyperscroll feature off with just a click of a button. The fact it has both BT and the unifying dongle are really helpful. Setup is easy and no longer uses the dreaded Set Point software. It's turn on, set up and forget. Battery life is decent; much better than the MX Revolution it replaces. It's a large and heavy mouse compared to regular mice which gives it a quality feel to it. The side scrolling wheel works amazingly well except that Windows 10 now uses mostly vertical scrolling screens thereby reducing the overall usefulness of the wheel. Regardless it works well in Excel with many columns.
Cons: The mouse I had, despite being in a sealed box, was scratched. Moreover, the more I used it the more the surface became marred. One has to question the friction material used on the mouse. Hard plastic would have been preferred. The forward/backward buttons are small and triangular, and placed on top of each other. The activation is also heavy, making these two buttons difficult to use. In fact, it's easy using the mouse pointer and selecting the back button.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is an excellent mouse to use. It feels and looks great. The pointer is precise and it has great versatility. The only serious complaint is the material quality. Mine is extremely poorly made. The soft material surface is heavily scratched from just the palms of my hand. This is unacceptable for the price they are commanding for this product. Hopefully the next revision chooses simple hard plastic that does not scratch.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 750Ti 2GB LOW PROFILE OC EDITION
Pros: This card is the first Generation Maxwell architecture after Kepler. The card runs extremely quietly and fits into small form-factor cases. Several of these are being used for HTPC use in small-cases. I needed to be able to run above 1920x1200 resolution so DP or Dual Link DVI was a must. This card has both. As for gaming, it's not a high-end card by any stretch, but holds its own due to the more efficient architecture. It also has the new NVENC engine which has its own pros and cons. If you need a small, up-to-date, powerful low profile card that can drive high resolutions,this is the one to get. It's not written on the box, but the dual-link DVI does support HDCP.
Cons: The card is expensive compared to similar 750 Ti's, however, it fits into small form factor cases and has the bonus of having dual-link DVI, Display Port and two HDMI ports - all support high resolution. The other con is driver and software support. As of now, 344.75 is not supported by Nero15 nor PowerDVD 14 Ultra for Blu-Ray playback or UltraHD encoding. This is not the card's fault. It is clearly a driver issue as rolling back to 340's fixes the problem - although NVENC (new generation is not supported in those drivers). Cannot SLi these cards.
Other Thoughts: If you need a quiet small form factor card for casual gaming and have the ability to drive 2560x1600 and above monitors, this is the card to get.READ FULL REVIEW