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ICY DOCK MB877SK-B Aluminum Tray-less 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: Would not fit into my Silverstone SST-PS07B case.
The front of this will not go in flush with the case front therefore the screw holes don't line up. Others mentioned grinding off the edges so it will slide back where it is supposed to go or drilling new mounting holes but I decided to send it back.

Other Thoughts: I have a Icy Dock external HD dock that has worked fine for several years.

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ASRock H87M LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Haswell
Two pci slots. One for a legacy Adaptec SCSI card for my legacy HP IIcx scanner. Hey, it still works great.
And a video capture card.

Cons: none yet.

Other Thoughts: This is the board I'm planning to buy. I've got all the components on a wish list.
One thing I don't think people are aware of. If you want to use the remote access (Home Cloud) with Win 7 it uses the Qualcomm chip. Win 8 uses the Intel chip. Look up Home Cloud on ASRock's site. If you are going to use win 8 than look at the ASRock H87M Pro4. The 'M' designates microATX form factor.

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ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143AEU) Notebook Intel Core i3 2350M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 15.6
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I wanted the i5 for the Turbo Boost. I wanted the win7 Premium for the XP virtual machine but after reading about it I'm just going to install Virtual Box for XP and Linux. I like the keyboard. There is space around the keys. Pressing F1-F12 initiates special functions printed on each key. This can be changed back to traditional, temporarily or permanently. I like the touch pad. I especially like the pinch-zoom. It's touchy but very useful. I like the matte screen. The screen size took a little getting used to. It is 16:9. The 34mm Express Card slot will come in handy for expansion if I ever need it, like USB 3. I like the 7200 rpm HDD. The AC adapter stays cool unlike my previous HP (dv6000) that got so hot I thought it was going to melt.

Cons: None so far. Minor (until you wish you had it) - No keyboard light.

Other Thoughts: These comments are 'first impression' as I have only had this a few weeks. I was looking for solid build quality as the two other laptops I have owned (Dell and HP) fell apart after three years. I have read three years is about average for a laptop. Mine never travel, just sit on a table. Unlike the HP and Dell even after it's been on for several hours I don't feel any heat radiating off it. On Lenovo's site the Edge models are listed as meeting 'military specs' whatever that means. I don't think it's bullet proof. First thing I did was buy another 4G of RAM. Find the detailed spec sheet pdf and user manual on Lenovo's site. They show an extra mini PCIe slot under the back cover that will accept an 80 gig mini solid state HDD. This is very exciting but the boss won't let me. Yet. The external SATA will go nicely with my external drive for backups. As usual Newegg's service is a step above the others. I really appreciate that they put the laptop box into another box.

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Display Name: Roger R.

Date Joined: 08/05/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 12/17/11
  • Last Review: 01/19/14
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