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Review of the iRULU Walknbook 2 10.1in Windows 10 Tablet PC – A fantastic tablet PC experience!

Pros: Runs on Windows 10, portability, price, USB port and Windows compatibility
Cons: Camera quality, keyboard build quality, non-UK layout keyboard

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 6/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Performance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Review Date: February 2016
Review Price: £140

iRULU Walknbook 2 - Keyboard Stand with Tablet

First of all I would like to thank iRULU for reaching out and sending me the Walknbook 2 10.1in Tablet PC for review. It can be found for £140 on AmazonUK and $155 on AmazonUSA. Furthermore, iRULU were kind enough to send me a protective case for the tablet PC, which can be bought separately for £7 on AmazonUK (I’ll briefly mention the case within my packaging and accessories section).

Here’s my video review of the Tablet PC:

Let’s get on with this written review!

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MSI 24GE 2QE GTX960M All-In-One Gaming PC Review – Below-par performance for a hefty price-tag

Pros: Display, build quality, connectivity & functionality, boot-up time, Nahimic audio software
Cons: Price, overall performance, big bezels, audio jack placement, in-built speakers

Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Looks: 8/10
Display Quality: 10/10
Performance in relation to its price: 4.5/10
Sound Quality: 3/10
Sound Quality with Nahimic audio software: 7/10
Value: 4/10
My final Rating: 5/10

Review Date: May 2015
Review Price: £1300

MSI 24GE 2QE - Design

First of all I would like to thank MSI for sending me out the MSI 24GE 2QE for a trial review. I got to keep the all-in-one (AIO) PC for a set time, where I put it through its paces and tested it on a daily basis to see how it compared to my actual desktop PC.
The MSI 24GE 2QE can be bought for near £1300 or around $1300 for the basic version and $1600 for the version with a few more features.
The AIO comes in different shapes and forms, where the GPU, screen and even the additional extras can differ.

Before going into my written review here’s my video review:

 

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SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Review – A flawed headset that had great potential

Pros: Sound quality for a headset, build quality, comfort, software, looks and design
Cons: Recording problems, physical size, price

Build quality: 10/10
Comfort: 10/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 9/10
Isolation: 8.5/10
Microphone quality: 2/10
Software: 10/10
Review price: £180
Value: 7.5/10 (at £180 price tag)
Overall rating: 5/10

First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me their headset for review. After having previously reviewed the Siberia Elite, I was interested to see how the newer version would compare, both in terms of sound and overall value.

I however had a problem with the recording quality of the headset, where the microphone would pick up a sort of “clipping” sound. I complained to SteelSeries and they sent me two additional pairs, one of which was from a newer non-pre sample batch. Unfortunately the issue persisted throughout my test.
After looking on Google, it was funny to see that several months ago SteelSeries also identified the issue as a known problem on Reddit.
SteelSeries explained the issue on Reddit: “The issue is 100% the soundcard and we have implemented a fix that has been in production for some time now.”
Despite their best efforts and my patience of 3 months (as I held out publishing the review, until I was sent a newer revision of the headset) – the issue is still present.

SteelSeries might have fix it after this review goes live, however for the time being all I can say is that I was sent a brand-new headset, after having 2 sets that had the problem, which came from a brand-new batch.
If my headset comes from a brand-new batch, I can’t being to think what batches resellers across the world have. Of course you can always return the headset after purchasing it, but I’m sure that’s not what you would have in mind for a gift or a headset you wish to buy – so let this introduction to the headset serve as a warning.

In terms of purchasing information, it can be bought from AmazonUK for around £180 and on AmazonUSA for around $200 (prices do fluctuate, but those are the unit prices that I had back in February and will be basing my review on).
As there’s a lot of similarities with the original Siberia Elite, there might be a few sections that are identical to the previous review.

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism - Colours

 

For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on SteelSeries’ website.

Here’s my video review:

Now let’s get into the written review!

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card Review – The best and most expensive sound card on the market!

Pros: Overall sound quality, recording options, inputs/outputs, design and look, software
Cons: Price, full compatibility with certain games, no included tools to swap op-amps

Accessories: 9.5/10
Design & Looks: 10/10
Sound Quality: 10/10
Recording Quality: 8/10
Software: 9/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Purchase Date: March 2015
Purchase Price: £185

Creative ZxR - Standing view

First of all I would like to thank Creative for sending me out the Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card for review. It is yet again a great honour to have received the product to review.
The sound card can be bought from:
AmazonUK for around £185
AmazonUSA for around $235

Full specifications of the ZxR can be found on Creative’s website.

Here’s my video review on YouTube to complement the written review:

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Logitech X-540 Review – The best budget PC sound system

Pros: Brilliant price, 5.1 sound system, multi connections, control pad
Cons: Lacks mids and highs, but for the price, you can put that aside.

Audio Quality: 8.5/10
Design: 10/10
Quality: 10/10
Value: 10/10
My overall rating: 10/10

Purchase Date: January 2009
Purchase Price: £45

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Logitech Z-5500 Review – The Budget PC best sound system to date

Pros: Control pad, Bass quantity and quality, 5.1 sound system, good quality/durable, many inputs, Logitech Customer Service
Cons: Wire Length little short, no stands available to buy

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Audio Quality: 9/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 10/10

Purchase Date: December 2009
Purchase Price: £230

Wow – I’ve owned these from 2009, and putting in my first review of these (written) for the first time.
I feel like I’ve cheated them out by not putting a review.

I don’t even know where to start…and how to be really negative about these. I shall try my best!

First of all here are some pictures:

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