Profile for Dr B > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Dr B
Top Reviewer Ranking: 22,961
Helpful Votes: 84

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Dr B

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Breaking Bad - Season 1 [DVD]
Breaking Bad - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this, 8 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
After being forced to sit through the whole box set of Dexter this is a pleasant surprise. Very good plot, occasionally funny, occasionally sad, believable - hooked from episode 1


SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDXC 64 GB UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card 30 MB/s + SD Adapter + Memory Zone App (SDSDQU-032G-U46A)
SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDXC 64 GB UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card 30 MB/s + SD Adapter + Memory Zone App (SDSDQU-032G-U46A)
Offered by JL Global SGP
Price: £28.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trust Sandisk, 8 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Pay the extra and get a SD that works, its worth it. I've always used SanDisk and never had a failure. This one works as described and functions very well as memory expansion on my Toshiba encore - fast enough to play games from if required and more than capable of running all office and music applications, oh and video playback from this card is plenty fast enough (no stutters)

Don't go for one of the cheaper alternatives, this is about as cheap as you should go to avoid rip-offs

Would recommend seller, note item appears to ship from China but arrived very promptly and is GENUINE Sandisk


Dexter - The Final Season [DVD]
Dexter - The Final Season [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael C. Hall
Price: £13.57

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars disagree with other reviews, 8 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I was made to sit through the other series of Dexter which, tbh, I didn't really enjoy but I felt that this series was actually quiet good and the story line was reasonable. Just got Breaking Bad which is MUCH better so give that a try if you liked Dexter


3x kwmobile® screen protector for Toshiba Encore WT8-A CRYSTAL CLEAR - premium quality
3x kwmobile® screen protector for Toshiba Encore WT8-A CRYSTAL CLEAR - premium quality
Offered by KW-Commerce
Price: £5.90

3.0 out of 5 stars doesnt fit properly, 8 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Camera cut out is in the wrong place, so you either have to put up with it or hole punch your own. Cheap but otherwise good quality but wouldn't buy again as it doesn't fit correctly. Didn't send back as it was so cheap I couldn't be bothered. Looking for an alternative.


Toshiba Stand Case for 8 inch Tablet - Black
Toshiba Stand Case for 8 inch Tablet - Black
Price: £21.91

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice case but..., 8 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The case is of excellent quality and build.

Benefits:
Excellent protection for encore
Quality build
Sturdy in both landscape and portrait
All ports accessible
Looks very professional
Very good as a desktop stand for the tablet, quiet good on the knee as felt on inside, when folded behind, stops slipping.

Down sides:
Very chunky - adds significant size to device
Rear camera obscured in landscape view - there is a MASSIVE cut out but, unless in portrait, the camera still is partly Obscured by the case, annoying!
Fairly heavy
The folding mechanism (folding front cover onto back) is a bit annoying as it is only bearable if you hold it in place with the elastic restraint

How it could be improved (suggestions to Toshiba)
Get rid of the elastic hold and replace with a magnet that would hold it close or open (alternatively a simple clasp would be nicer)
Make the camera hole on the very back section about 2mm bigger

Would I recommend?
Probably, as it offers very good protection and looks very mice but ....
I am still looking for a better case/bag which is slightly smaller/lighter and allows the camera to be used in landscape

It is good value for money


Mens More Mile Black with a blue panel 5 inch baggy running shorts
Mens More Mile Black with a blue panel 5 inch baggy running shorts
Offered by The Sportswear Factory
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars comfy, 15 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Good, cheap, comfy, nice short shorts, good air flow, no resistance to movements, prompt delivery, good value for money, why spend more


WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Titanium
WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Titanium
Price: £52.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, 15 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Working well as a network drive, just plugged into back of BThub4
No problems but casing had a small chip un it on arrival - no packaging damage so much have been from factory - didn't affect function so I'm not bothered.


Toshiba Encore 8-inch Tablet (Intel Atom Quad Core Processor 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 x Cameras, Windows 8.1) - Silver
Toshiba Encore 8-inch Tablet (Intel Atom Quad Core Processor 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 x Cameras, Windows 8.1) - Silver
Offered by Zuberi
Price: £275.98

76 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why buy Apple or Android?, 15 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Okay I've owned apple and android tablets none have been able to fully take on the demands of my job (doctor)

I think windows tablets are the way to go for business users, full windows 8.1. No matter what people say, most businesses (and the NHS) rely on it.

Yes android and apple have more apps, but why???...... because you need two or three apps to do anything on those platforms that you only need one program for on windows (Don't both with straight RT tho' as this is just an app based system, with less apps). Credit where credit is due, apple and android have more game apps - but I nought this for work!

Now the Encore:
GET THE 64GB one, 32GB will disappear v.quickly, - I got 64GB one, best buy I've made for a long time.
Bought it over other 8 inches to get the HDMI out, which works well but needs a driver update to allow display cloning - annoying, but I'm sure will come soon, its a very new processor.

The processor is AMAZING, more than capable of running full office (included minus outlook), very snappy, long battery life - 8+ hers so far, quick charge.

Windows 8.1 is GREAT, I had low expectations from OS reviews, but it works brilliantly with the FULL WINDOWS included on this device. The encore works as a FULL PC, can download drivers for any device, I'd recommend getting a OTG cable as this is not included and is needed to attach most devices.

Buyer be aware tho' this is not a toy - as it runs full windows you can break the software (think laptop), you can get viruses - use antivirus. However you can also run all the RT apps, some of which are very useful and run in a safer ecosystem.

I've not used my apple or android devices since receiving this item, or my pc, or my laptop - don't need to!

Display is very clear and kindle app us very nice to read.

Good Points: Pretty much everything, brilliant value for money
Bad Points:
- The heaviest of the 8 inch PC tablets, but a nice weight, easy to hold for a full battery cycle, nothing n the pockets
- Needs a display driver update to allow HDMI screen cloning
- Camera app occasionally crashes, not often but has also been reported elsewhere
- Not many uk accessories yet

Edit 2 Weeks of Use Later:
Still love this little device. Still very fast. Installed Windows Movie Maker For Free - Runs like a dream. Office is fully functional (including OneNote). Steam (for gaming) works well but you must Install main program on C drive, games can go on SD card - work well but lay attention to system requirements - this is no super computer but 5 year old games mostly run well.

Hooked up to my 24 inch HDMI monitor with MS wedge Bluetooth keyboard and MS wedge Bluetooth mouse, still able to charge using provided USB charger. This acts like a full computer, I should say, this IS a full functional computer - whips my 4 year old near top speck laptop for day-to-day use.

Few crashes - all my own fault, trying to run games made for more powerful machines.

Battery life: At least 8 hours of general (non-gaming) use. About 6 hours for RT (App Store) high demand games (eg Adrenaline)

Screen resolution: You will not notice it's not "retina"

Overall verdict after 2 weeks: still not touched my iPad, laptop, pc, android tablet - surprised to say...... this windows device beats them all... for me

Down sides after 2 weeks: None really, still waiting for MS to re-activate true dual screen mirroring but this is not a fault of this device.

Just ordered official case, will update when arrives. Remember - buy the 64GB version and a 64GB micro SD and a micro USB to USB OTG cable to maximise productivity.

UPDATE 3 MONTHS IN:

Still not used my iPad, older 21inch laptop, desktop

It's now a fully functional computer with my HDMI connected 24inch screen, MS Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Used for projectors at work (with HDMI to dvi adaptor) 100% functional

Mirroring not working still (MS problem not Toshiba - update due soon apparently), but love using extended desktop

Battery easily manages 72h of light doctor work (internet, word, excel etc.) and 7h+ of Website editing (Serif) using Bluetooth accessories.

Every peripheral I've attached has worked instantly: CD/DVD RW drives, printers, projectors, card readers etc

Still not regretting for a moment this purchase

MS Store improving.... slowly but every legacy program I've tried works perfectly.

I still stand by that windows 8.1 is an excellent tablet OS, and having the full MS OS means its a great desktop OS too.

Still recommend this as excellent value for money, and an ideal in the pocket (big pockets) pc
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 18, 2014 10:02 PM BST


Owl Perpetual Calendar : Handcrafted Wood : Size 10.5x7x3.5cm : Top Christmas Gift Idea : Traditional Xmas Present & Novelty Stocking Filler For Children, Kids, Boys, Girls, Him, Her & Fun Loving Adults! : 50+ Garden Bird, Animal & Transport Designs
Owl Perpetual Calendar : Handcrafted Wood : Size 10.5x7x3.5cm : Top Christmas Gift Idea : Traditional Xmas Present & Novelty Stocking Filler For Children, Kids, Boys, Girls, Him, Her & Fun Loving Adults! : 50+ Garden Bird, Animal & Transport Designs

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice, 10 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Cheap and cheerful but a nice little stocking filler. Wife loved it. Worth the money. Quiet small but still nice


Solar Powered Owl
Solar Powered Owl
Offered by Blue Whale Gifts
Price: £7.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love it, 10 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Solar Powered Owl
Nice little stocking filler for my wife. Its solar powered and if its very sunny this little owl swings its head so fast it clicks a bit, other than that its a nice little thing. Only bought as a stocking filler so good enough.


Page: 1