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New Black DVI-D male to HDMI female adapter 24+1 LCD DVD HDTV
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It does what it says it does.

Cons: None

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ASUS N56JR-EH71 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M 2GB 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Extremely good build quality
- It is certainly not overpriced (build quality factors into the price)
- Awesome Screen (1920x1080, vibrant colors, wide horizontal viewing angle.
- Great Keyboard (it's also backlit)
- Touchpad is as good as I've ever seen. I still prefer the touchpads with two separate buttons for l and r click.
- Thin enough. It's about as thin as your average laptop
- Runs almost any game on high 40 - 50 fps
- Speakers are awesome, even without the mini subwoofer.

Cons: - Vertical viewing angle isn't great, but the screen can tilt so. . .
- A bit heavy (as expected due to hardware)
- Bigger-than-average power adapter but not worth docking an egg for
- Battery life is below average (4-4.5 hours light use) Don't even try gaming on battery (1-1.5 hours)

Other Thoughts: I just want to say that this notebook is awesome. I understand that this was originally dubbed a multimedia laptop, and now they call it a gaming laptop, but this is the perfect design for a gaming laptop. It's not obnoxiously large or colorful. Asus, I don't know if this is possible, but if you can put a gtx 780m in here, a second spot for a storage drive, and a blu ray drive, it would be the perfect laptop. Personally, I removed the optical drive and replaced it with an HDD caddy, and bought an SSD, to which I cloned the OS.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 (2-in-1) Ultrabook - Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 8GB Memory 128GB SSD 14
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Fast processor
- 8 GB of RAM
- SSD
- Solid Design
- Thin
- Long Battery life (7+ hours of normal use)
- Surprisingly Loud speakers
- Touch Screen- works very well for a touch screen.

Cons: - Touchpad and keyboard are average, but you can't do much with a laptop this thin anyway
- Screen has small viewing angle
- SSD is not the fastest
- SSD is only 128 GB, which is more like 100 GB after formatting and OS. This is fine for a smaller music library and work/school documents.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a workbook, this is a steal at $600. If the price returns to $800, I would expect to see at least a faster, 256 GB SSD. It is highly portable, and the battery life is excellent. 8 GB of RAM is more than enough for this notebook. Although the body is plastic, it feels solid. Also I recommend buying an external HDD, due to the small storage space. I never use the touch screen, but if you are into that, this one works well. The "flex" part is innovative, but not very useful.

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Steve W.'s Profile

Display Name: Steve W.

Date Joined: 02/28/13

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/26/13
  • Last Review: 06/22/14
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