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Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad G780 (59347664) Intel Core i5 3210M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 17.3
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Third gen Intel core i5, Nvidia graphics (be it discrete though with Optimus) , 17" screen (nice screen for the price) and USB 3 inputs.

This is a really nice base system or first gaming laptop, the specs are decent and for the price (I bought it on sale for $550 from Newegg) and it's a great starter.

Cons: Decent laptop, but...

4GBs is bad for gaming, I installed a second 4GB G-Skill RAM Module and this thing came alive! Discrete graphics (switchable) are bad and do almost nothing for battery life on this thing, you'll still get only 2 hours maybe 3 if your lucky when doing casual web surfing and word processing. The CD tray is flimsy and I wouldn't trust being to loose with how you install disks. The VGA port needs locking screws so you don't loose connections.

For other cons see Other Thoughts.

Other Thoughts: My impressions of the G780 is that it's a nice laptop for the price, but don't expect this thing to be a beast, it's an introductory system.

However, the HDD, RAM and Lenovo's pre-loaded Windows 8 install are all bad. I had to replace each of these after a year or operation with the exception of Windows 8, had to replace that due to I don't like, nor wanted Windows. The Hard drive almost failed after six months and I had read/write errors in the thousands. The RAM Module that came with the system failed after a year and I have to replace that now too. Overall, it's decent system, but be warned and wary of these issues on every buy.

G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-12800CL11S-4GBSQ
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Sleek, fast, superb! Need I say more? G. Skill is an awesome company and I trust thier products with all my modern systems, even one old Toshiba laptop. Installed this product in a new Lenovo G780 with an i5 and GeForce 635M and never looked back. Adding dual-channel to any system tends to do that.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: I always trust G. Skill!

Logitech MK320 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Black
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Decent set. 03/28/2012

This review is from: Logitech MK320 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Black

Pros: I feel the products strength is in the fact that its wireless. You can't deny that fact. The product overall is really handy. The key's are nicely spaced so no stretching to reach during typing, no real strain in any sense. Nice products, really comfortable to use both the mouse and the board.

Cons: I found really only two issues with this product and they aren't really that bad. First the issue of using "Hot keys" in place of a physical key, for instance the context menu key is replaced with using the FN + Print Screen keys. I find this to be rather annoying, because one must use two keys and it takes more time and can be rather distracting as well. Though this isn't a huge deal, as one would become accustom to this manner after awhile of using the product.

The second issue I found to be just as annoying. The non-use of lights to indicate if the "num-lock, Caps-lock or scroll-lock" is active or not. I feel this lack of this feature will cause some to become frustrated when using the product. Though, I think as with the Hot-key function, people will adapt.

None of these concerns I found, have caused me to become any less effective at the desk, I just feel they are concerns that one might take in when purchasing.

Other Thoughts: Decent overall, I would recommend this product in the future to others.


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Display Name: AARON P.

Date Joined: 03/03/11

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  • First Review: 06/05/11
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