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LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet -  Quad-Core 2GB RAM 16GB Flash 8.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Perfect size for a tablet - 8.3" is my sweet spot
Screen resolution, which is just right for the Snapdragon processor
Very responsive
Colors are excellent, even when compared to the Nexus 7"' screen
I like the LG UI and Qpair, since I have an LG G2 phone

Cons: Screen brightness and tinny speakers.

As a recent review noted the screen brightness will drop to 85% under any real workload, such as running any single game, to prevent overheating. You can't increase the brightness to 100% once that happens, even with auto brightness turned off. Since the brightness is low to begin with, 85% isn't acceptable.

Since my unit came in an unsealed box I sent it back and requested a replacement. Newegg honored the RMA as a defective unit and will be shipping a replacement, so I'm hoping this issue gets resolved.

Sound from the speakers is close to awful. However, the audio is pretty good with ear buds or a headset.

Other Thoughts: Other than the brightness issue, I really love this tablet. I'm hoping the replacement model is sealed and doesn't suffer from the same brightness/heat issue.

The brightness issue would be a deal breaker, because even if I could live with the brightness, it really concerns me that running one program is causing overheating.

I'll update my review once I get the replacement.

MSI Laptop GT Series GT70 0ND-202US Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3610QM (2.30 GHz) 12 GB Memory 750 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Gaming performance is off the scale. I'm getting over 50 fps in GW2, without using the Turbo function. The 675M is a beast.

The audio is quite good for a laptop. I was pleasantly surprised that the fidelity was decent.

The LED screen is very bright and the colors pop. The viewing angels are exceptional compared to a TN panel.

I've seen complaints about the keyboard, but I haven't had any issues. I have large hands and I've been able to speed type without any issues.

Truly, if you're looking for a top of the line desktop, without spending well over $2K, this will do the job.

Cons: The additional manual cooling fan is loud. Doesn't bother me, but it could be a con for some folks.

If you're looking for a light laptop, this ain't it. Also, the overall dimensions are close to max size for some 17" bags.

While the audio is very good, the max volume could be a little bit louder.

XFX PVT88PYDE4 GeForce 8800GT Extreme 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Single slot design, PCI-E 2.0, easily overclocked, near GTX performance, free COH.

Cons: Current higher price due to supply and demand, fan speed control issues with nTune, runs very hot under load.

Other Thoughts: I'm currently OC'ed to 700mhz core clock and 1000mhz memory clock, using RT (a GPU utility - can't put name due to posting rules). I wanted the XXX, but a competitor of newegg's shipped me the Extreme. I hate going anywhere else, but it was the only way to get this GPU. All 8800GT's run very hot, so make sure nTune is actually controlling your fan. It wasn't with my card and I was crashing in any new game in 5-10 minutes. Took me 2 weeks to figure out that nTune doesn't do anything. A lot of folks have the same problem. Switched to RT, set temp/fan thresholds and haven't had a crash since.


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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 02/16/04

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 11/13/07
  • Last Review: 04/26/16
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