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This review is from: LG USB 2.0 Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Model GP50NB40
Pros: Windows 7 SP 1 recognized the drive and installed it -- plug-n-play. Burned manufacturers system installation discs, and Windows 7 rescue and system image discs, from a new thin and light laptop with no problem at all. It was not extremely fast, but it was very quiet and never a problem.
Cons: I did not need the included software -- can't speak to that.
Other Thoughts: The tiny 11.6" laptop (newegg: N82E16834215924) did not come with a DVD burner. This external drive, plugged into the laptop's USB 3.0 port, worked perfectly for my purpose.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Tripp Lite SPIKECUBE 1 Outlet 600 Joules Direct Plug-In Protect It! Surge Suppressor
Pros: This is still my go-to recommendation for a small, one plug, surge protector. It's nice for a laptop or other small electronic appliance.
No surge related failures in any connected equipment indicates that they're working.
Lifetime warranty with $5000 connected equipment insurance.
Cons: This model was completely redesigned several years ago and no longer claims any RF noise attenuation. It's also physically larger now and partly obstructs the other outlet on a normal duplex wall outlet.
It provides no cable, ethernet or DSL surge protection.
Other Thoughts: Over the years I think I've purchased dozens of these. I push these on all my friends and family for their laptops, wireless printers, cordless phone base stations, and anywhere a "power strip" surge protector isn't a good fit.
I wrote the first review five years ago. It's a different design now and no longer shaped like a cube, but I still recommend it.
All from the 'egg.
Pros: Nice machine. Fast low TDP CPU, HD 4000 graphics. Brilliant matt finish 720p screen. Nice, if tiny, stereo speakers. Wonderful Wi-Fi. Nice track-pad.
Keyboard is surprisingly nice, except that the space bar needs a firm hit.
With free shipping, received on Wednesday when ordered on the weekend.
Cons: Bloatware, of course. No installation discs. Both of these will waste a lot of your time.
Precious little documentation about the Windows 8 Pro vs Windows 7 Pro recovery. Universal User Guide does not mention the downgrade, which this is.
Acer pulled this product from it's site ~Oct 1. I assume it's discontinued. Too bad, nice product.
Delta model "ADP-40TH A" 40W Power Supply is an ugly universal wall-wart with a locking US adapter. I would prefer a brick with a cord.
The Hitachi 500GB 5400 rpm HDD is partitioned into two user halves, C and
D. D is empty.
Other Thoughts: The older user needed a small Windows 7 laptop to eliminate the learning curve. This machine was manufactured in November 2012.
The included battery is a six-cell version that has plenty of reserve power at 5000 mAhr, but sticks out of the bottom, lifting the back end up on the battery's own rubber feet. I like it, and a compact three-cell is available.
The BIOS v2.06 is not listed at Acer. The BIOS has UEFI option, but is set to "legacy" boot for Win7.
The RAM is a 4GB DDR3 1600 cas 11 1.5v SO-DIMM, operating in single channel. The second slot is empty.
I like this machine quite a bit. The user is going to love it.
All from the Egg.