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Pros: Good netbook and tablet combo. It's fast and has a good big 10" screen can be used both as a laptop and a regular tablet. It came with Win8 but I was able to force an upgrade to Win10 even after the upgrade fiasco is now over.
Cons: The main storage is limited to 32GBs means I want to expand it with a USB thumb drive or a fast big micro SD card. Problem 1 is that the main fullsized USB 3.0 port is only located on the keyboard base and not on the screen. Problem 2 is that a 200GB Sandisk microSD does NOT work in the thing and won't even register as hardware. Thus using the screen on it's own to carry around a good sized storage is limited to a slow micro USB 2.0 port, and there are no large capacity micro USB thumb drive above 128GB at present. Also the connector to the screen is always open meaning dust dirt etc...
Other Thoughts: Great idea able to pull the screen off a keyboard to make it work as a tablet. Bad idea not to have a USB 3.0 port on the screen. Will I do it again? I'll think of buying a new one once they change this or give the micro SD slot a firmware upgrade.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS USB-BT400 USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter
Pros: It's an ASUS product means it'll work as it should. Gets a good signal about 2 feet away with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard which is the main use for this. Driver install was a single file double click wait a few minutes and you've got BT 4.0 and 2.1 and 3.0 all in a single tiny USB stick.
Cons: Would be the driver which is huge 240mb's. Seems awfully large just get it registered with the default Win7 BT profiles. I'm also having trouble pairing a Sony DR-BT21G headset which probably has something to do with the Win7 drivers. Still searching for a solution.
Other Thoughts: This is a replacement to an old BT 2.1 stick I've had in there for years. It works much better and gets a better signal with an old BT keyboard and mouse. However am still not exactly sure if BT 4.0 'll fully work with Win7 as I'm thinking of buying a Logitech MX master.
Also the driver install process was simple and straight forward. However after all these years dealing with BT I'm still not sure why the Broadcom install file needs to be a huge 240mbs.
The Headset issue isn't that important as I just paired if for testing, but is probably a drive problem and can't seem to get it working. I've also tested it with a Dualshock 4 and haven't done a full test (where I'll need to remap my existing games) but Win7 does register it as a BT controller and tests are working fine.
This review is from: Silicon Power SP000HSPHDA30S3K 2.5" Black / White SATA USB 3.0 HDD Accessory
Pros: It's a good case tough build with hard plastic sandwiching a silicone inner layer making it shock resistant and relatively rugged. The silicone is relatively thick roughly 1 or 2mms, and the corneres are protected.
Cons: A few minor detalis.
1. The sandwitched silicon is a single sheet meaning it's directly on the inner drive. Corners hits are fine they're protected by the poles, but a side impact will probably result in indirect shock to the drive itself.
2. The USB port on the drive is a full 3.0 female not the mini type making it tougher, but a cable with full male USB 3.0 ports on both ends is almost proprietary.
3. It's built for a 2.5" drive @ 9.5mm height, meaning if you intend to put a 7mm SSD in there you should add a spacer.
Other Thoughts: Overall I'm pretty happy with this case, but there's always a room for improvement. Would've been better if it were weather resistant.READ FULL REVIEW