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This review is from: LG 34UC79G-B 34" 21:9 UltraWide IPS Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080 (2K) Resolution, AMD FreeSync, 144Hz Refresh Rate, Dynamic Action Sync & Black Stabilize, DisplayPort/HDMI/USB 3.0
Pros: The monitor feels very well built. I Really like the feel of the physical quality. I have been using this for both gaming and for work so it sees at least 9 hours of use per day on average. The color quality has been better than I expected.
Menu options are easy to access from the bottom nub and are quick to go through. I prefer the circular numb to fishing around between 4 buttons on other style monitors. There are USB 3.0 ports on the monitor which is a nice touch.
The response time is I think listed at 4ms but I haven't been able to tell. It looks beautiful in games and playing some Gears of War 4 and Forza 3 has been brilliant looking. It's really hard to describe how well they are producing the colors but I have used a variety of 16:9 gaming monitors both TN and IPS and this monitor visually looks stunning.
I'm surprised the price is as low as it is. Being a 34" UltraWide while playing an FPS really just fills your field of view. Playing Doom with the FoV expanded looks gorgeous. After using this I won't want to use another monitor anymore.
Cons: There really are no cons to this monitor.
Other Thoughts: Given it has great colors the blue light is also higher which is less good for longer durations on your eyes. While not necessarily a con it's just something to think about.
It shows in the menus though my phone hasn't picked it up yet that you can enable Fast Charging. It could be my phone as that's what I was hoping it'd be able to do.
This review is from: TP-Link TL-PA8010 KIT AV1200 Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit
Pros: I set this device up with my router wired to a NAS on one side and a system on the other for almost 2 weeks now to test latency as well as speed. Configuration is a snap, I was able to get it going in under a minute just holding down the button.
It has been very stable with no disconnects. I haven’t noticed any hard latency either in response time.
I use a TriBand Beamforming AC3200 and on 5Ghz with optimal band I still only have a 2x2 NIC which gets at best range 75MBps. If I move to an area with poor connectivity I easily drop to roughly 22MBps. This device is able to pull consistently at roughly 36MBps. The reliability here is what I really liked from it. It’s not going to break the bank in throughput but with decent latency and ‘okay’ speeds it is great to add to a place with spotty WiFi.
Cons: It’s a bit larger so it’d have been nice if they’d given a power pass through so I could use more of my outlet.
Other Thoughts: Normally I get the full 1Gbps over Ethernet. The NAS can easily handle 1Gbps file transfers at full speed read/write. A copy using Robocopy gave me 34MBps upload (vs 120MBps over Ethernet) and 39MBps download from the NAS. This was an average over 20 pulls and pushes to the NAS in testing performance. This is about 25% what you’d expect from Ethernet. I don’t necessarily think this to be a con as this is more an alternative to Wireless range than Ethernet.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I installed this on a Windows 10 system and install of this USB card was extremely simple with Windows immediately finding the card.
It uses USB3.0 which given it's a 2x2 isn't necessary but that's nice to have I guess.
I first went into the Advanced Configuration of this device and see that while it supports BEAM forming it is set to Disable at the start. I would recommend users enable this if you have a router which supports Beamforming.
I also set the Preferred Band to 5Ghz first where the default is No Preference to ensure I have it quickly attach to a faster network frequency.
I started running some tests by plugging this into a laptop so I could check the performance to my router. The router I use is a Linksys EA9200 Triband and in my space can easily blanket with signal. The adatper showed just that with retaining a signal strength of -31 to -44 even while roaming which is spectacular over channel 153.
Cons: Over the 4 days running this card I haven't yet found an issue other than it's a bit large when using with a laptop to poke out. This isn't your tiny nub style NIC but it is a 2x2 AC that has been rock solid.
I do see the 2.4 Ghz signal is usually -46 to -55 which is definitely worse given the proximity. If you're looking to use this and only have 2.4 it may not be the best card for you as I've seen faster with others.
Other Thoughts: There is a provided CD for those that may not have internet connectivity on the system for which you're using this.READ FULL REVIEW