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Pros: Light Wintel tablet with just enough processing power to handle most daily-tasks. This tablet easily handles HD movies (MKV containers and MP4 files) and using standard Windows applications. Couch surfing is a breeze and quite enjoyable.
The battery life is excellent and unlike larger tablets it can be charged via USB (note that it requires 2 Amps of current, which many older - read airline - chargers don't provide).
The touchscreen is excellent and responsive, even when using the more classic Windows interface (i.e. not Metro).
Cons: Windows 8.1 while a huge step in the right direction compared to 8 is the biggest detractor for this tablet. Given this isn't Toshiba's fault, I can't subtract any eggs.
There is some minor flex in the screen and casing where the two meet at the edges of the device. Nothing major, but noticeable.
Other Thoughts: The fact that this has HDMI out was perhaps the single most important feature for me as I plan to use for traveling and can hook the tablet up to TVs.
Additionally I suggest anyone getting this tablet to also invest in a USB OTG cable adapter, as this will allow the use of full-size USB drives and other USB peripherals with their tablet.
Pros: The 2 year warranty, large (64 MB) cache and low power requirements make this drive a good fit for a NAS system.
Cons: Despite the low-power requirements, these drives do heat up quickly (likely due to the large number of platters spinning). In a two-bay NAS, one drive idled at 99 F and the other at 104 F (the higher temperature of the second drive was due to the construction of the enclosure). When copying large amounts of data over the wired network to the NAS (10-100 GBs) the drives would each heat up considerably (+10 degrees F).
Additionally, of the two drives I received one died within 48 hours of use (and began giving S,M.A.R.T. errors within 24 hours) and any price-benefit between this drive and others (and other retailers as well) were erased by the RMA shipping cost and time.
Other Thoughts: WD seems to be having consistency issues regarding their quality assurance. I'd think that my situation was an outlier, but in hindsight there are quite a few reviews indicating that these drives may not be of the highest quality.
While unlikely for most, I'd suggest using these in non-critical situations or where you can rely on mirroring or other backup solutions to ameliorate the risks of these drives going bad.
I'm also disappointed by the high-cost to ship a drive back to Newegg through their own RMA process.
Cons: Most are toasters: buy a different brand or make 100% sure your burner supports these things.READ FULL REVIEW