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    • HTC Flyer / Tablet PC / eBook Reader / 11 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      24.12.2011 19:43

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      Its only OK

      As far as the weight goes, the Flyer is definitely a bit on the heavy side when I compare it to my brother's touchpad. However it's not like you really notice how much it weighs when you use this device. The Flyer's screen is also a lot smaller so it is less awkward to hold with one hand. The heftiness of this devices makes it feel more sturdy than the iPad. It's sort of a rugged device. The word manly comes to mind. Since it's only about 7 inches, I can actually fit it in some of my pockets, something that you can't do with a touchpad or iPad, so I think on that front it is more of a portable device. The Flyer also comes with a really nice case.

      Like I said, the screen is smaller than that of the touchpad, but larger than that of a phone. I consider it a bit closer to the small side. Web browsing on it is fantastic and it has flash support, unlike one of its competitors(one of the reasons I didn't buy the Ipad).Unlike the cramped keyboard on my phone, typing on the Flyer is nice and easy with plenty of room as long as you have smaller fingers like me. The tablet's autocorrect also seems to be smarter than on my epic 4g, but I could be making that up. The Flyer is almost small enough that you can use it like you would a smartphone, but not quite. It's just a little too bulky.

      The screen is really nice at 1024x600 resolution and great for watching movies. It's a lot brighter than my toshiba screen and it's even pretty usable outside! That actually surprised me. The battery life is definitely great. One day my whole family was using it (HEAVY usage) and it easily lasted the whole day. Most weeks I can go about two or three days of regular use before I need to recharge it. You can even schedule it to sleep at set hours of the day to conserve even more battery life (which is a great feature), so I have it set up to turn off the WiFi and stuff while I'm sleeping.

      Altogether, I'm like my Flyer, but there are a couple downside. The speakers, for example, are not very good, so you should definitely invest in a good pair of speakers or headphones. The screen is small,which is ok for me, but might be issues for some folks.. Also, the Android app store is pretty lacking when it comes to apps for tablets, and some apps don't use the entire screen, which is kind of annoying considering the tablet is only 7 inches. The camera is also pretty bad(I don't even bother using it), but the UI is definitely better than the other devices that I compared it to at Best Buy. The magic pen thing is also kind of cool, but I don't really use it that much.

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    • Samsung RV511 / Laptop / 18 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      23.12.2011 04:08
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      overall a good laptop

      Great specs for the price.It even has a hdmi port though its not listed. I asked around and but no one was sure. Great surprise to an even greater laptop.

      My last laptop was a toshiba satalite which at the time of purchase was great but it over heated and powered off alot Fortunetly for me, the rv511 runs sooo much cooler! (My old laptop burned out)

      only thing that is not so good are the speakers, but no laptop speakers are they sound a bit tinney (but i suppose i am used to the harman kardon speakers on the toshiba). if you like to have your pc muted like i do 90% of the time, then i wouldnt let it bother you

      size wise its pretty good, its not light like the mac book air, but as a desktop replacement its superb and the battery life is great about 4hrs of normal use (about 20tabs open, 4/5 word docs).I haven't tested movies/music/gaming yet. it does look a wider than a normal laptop when open, because of the black strip across the keyboard, and plain styling. the styling is quite which makes it feel classy. if you want a high gloss colour or patterns youll probably have to go for a lower spec dell or hp.

      for better info i suggest you watch the cnet rv511-so1 review, its probably why i decided to purchase! if Overall a great laptop for the money.

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