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SAMSUNG XE303C12-A01US Chromebook Samsung Exynos 1.70 GHz 2 GB Memory 16 GB SSD 11.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast, Small (or slim I should say) does exactly what I need it to do. I pondered what kind of laptop to get myself for the longest and with so many on the market that are only appealing for the bells and whistles; I had to narrow down exactly what I wanted the laptop for and how much I would be willing to spend on it. All i really wanted was something that could get me on any wifi network I have access to, could handle all my internet based tasks as well as office/offline work, had storage for any other data I needed to transfer and allowed me to have basic productivity at my fingertips on the go. Didn't want a full-blown laptop with power that wouldn't be necessary seeing as how if I need anything intense I can just use the desktops I build. Just wanted to access spreadsheets and emails and autotask with a nice sized screen and a bit of mobile pc power.

So to sum this up, the Chromebook was just a no-brainer buy for me (once my brain wrapped around it's usefulness). I've always loved the chrome browser and I use it on my main PC, my iphone, and both my galaxy tablet and LG phone. So having a laptop that runs strictly off the Chrome OS was really nothing new to me but I did have to explore the actual OS to understand certain features/tricks that chrome had to offer.

Key Qualities: Fast boot, no real lengthy software installs, plenty of apps (although they could be a lot better) no nonsens, works right out the box. All you need is a gmail account. battery life is great on a single charge I can go a full work day with minimal usage. Oh yeah and it has a memory card reader. Definitely a great purcase. Chromebook for the basic usage WIN!!!

Cons: As I mentioned the apps or great but they have the potential to be 100x better but it's a baby OS so we'll see how far google can take it and hopefully the devs (google or otherwise) will create apps with more kick. As far as the design goes, this complaint goes to samsung for their port layout. Having everything in the back kind of sucks I have to move the notebook around to access my USB's or plug in the power cable. As opposed to just having everything accessible on the sides, glad at least the Memory card reader got a side slot. That's my only con, as I said I knew what I wanted and this was exactly what I was looking for at a price that just makes sense.

Other Thoughts: Next I'll be getting a touchscreen one and I'll probably give this one away to someone who needs it just because. Don't misunderstand this though, I love it and will use it until I get the touch one, it absolutely does what's advertised.

Team Color Turn 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Purple) Model TG008GE902V3
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: It's 3.0...oh and it works.

Cons: It's not a TB...???

Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs YAY!! No wires 11/20/2013

This review is from: Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows

Pros: Just smashed a 3 HR session of Assasins Creed Black Flag and yes...I love this controller. Already owned a madcatz 360 controller but it was pretty old and of course wired. So I thought I'd just go wireless for a change. Setup was instant, no drivers needed since the other controller used the same ones. Didn't need the cd it came with just plug in the adapter, put batteries into the controller and hold the home button.

Cons: no clear way of knowing your controller is off nor how to turn it off until you here the disconnect first I thought a device/drive failed but I noticed the light was off on the controller indicating that. I think that's something you should put in the guide...just sayin. Scared me half to death.

Other Thoughts: My madcatz controller is a little more comfortable but no biggie, I love the wirelessness I got going on now. Once my tv gets in I can play my PC games from bed, lol.


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Display Name: Marcus W.

Date Joined: 04/21/08

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 05/01/08
  • Last Review: 04/10/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
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