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This review is from: Lenovo TAB 2 A10 10.1" FHD 2 GB Memory 16 GB Storage Tablet Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Pros: Very good screen! The IPS full HD screen has good viewing angles, good contrast, good sharpness. I haven't checked outdoors - seems awfully bright indoors if necessary, but I vaguely remember this thing not being excellent in bright sun. The screen is NOT as good as the top of the line Samsung S2 series. It does pretty well streaming HD movies. The quad core and 2gb ram can cut through Facebook without lagging too much. Facebook is such a resource hog these days. I'd give it a solid 4.5 stars overall. Battery life seems good as well, perhaps 8-10 hrs on a charge. Dolby sound is decent, but not much bass. Goes loud enough and has a spacious sound, if that matters. The interface seems close to stock Android and the bloatware is low to medium.
Cons: Build quality is $200(ish). What would you expect? Good but not great construction. The back plastic creaks on occasion. I think the overall value of the tablet is very good. A $200 Samsung tablet has a very low res screen and similar power.
Other Thoughts: A very usable and decent tablet for most users, and an excellent value for the price.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel P4304BTLSHCNR 4U Pedestal Server Barebone LGA 1155 Intel C204 DDR3
Pros: Virtually silent. Good drive layout and hot swap design. Solid boards.
Cons: Power Supply reliability not bad but not great. Could use a higher wattage or more reliable unit. Intel should ship with a more recent BIOS package.
Other Thoughts: We are a system builder and have built 50 of these and deployed to customers. There are just a few minor and manageable issues with them. First, the bezel is slightly flimsy and can the tabs can break if mis-handled. We have had two power supplies fail in the field out of 50 over about nine months. The design of the hot swap drives and backplane is solid and has no issues for us and the main boards are solid without any issues in the units we've sent. The overall packaging is good and we haven't seen any shipping damage or issues. They run very cool and virtually silent. If you don't update the BIOS and backplane firmware package and just run it out of the box, you will get a LOUD server like the review below. Follow the instructions on the deployment CD and all will be fine. My personal opinion is that the 365w power supply with these is a little small for most installs. I'd like to see a 550w or so. The deployed servers are all hooked to UPS systems, so I don't think the power supply reliability is linked to storm issues.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel BOXDB75EN LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Solid board. We build these for a customer and have have few if any failures in the field. We flash the BIOS to a newer version. I don't know why Intel can't update the BIOS on shipping units once in a while. Its Intel, so not setup for overclocking. We just use standard Kingston ValueRAM, never have problems with these. Based on our lack of failures so far, long term 4yr+ reliability should be good.
Cons: None that I can see other than BIOS not being very recent. The older and shipping BIOS can be a bit flaky and the board does some weird stuff on first boot only.READ FULL REVIEW