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This review is from: Arctic Cooling S111 USB Powered Portable Speaker-Gray
Pros: Given the tiny size and low cost of these speakers the sound level and quality they deliver is fantastic! There's actually a little BASS in there! Build quality and finish is also great for the price. Impressed that they actually even placed little rubber feet on the them. Large easy to use volume control is also a plus. USB powered so you don't have to dive under the wire tangled mess under the desk to plug in an AC cord.
Cons: In the end you do get what you pay for so I would not expect these to last a long time but then again, who know. If you are an audiophile and demand excellent sound quality then you'll want to look elsewhere because you'll likely be disappointed in the Bass output.
Other Thoughts: You CAN'T beat these things for the price!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Symantec Norton Security Premium - 10 Devices
Pros: Very low impact on system performance.
Great protection, detection and threat removal characteristics.
Cons: Limited protection from PUP's (Potentially unwanted programs) so recommend running alongside with Malwarebytes AntiMalware licensed or at least run occasional scans with the free version.
Other Thoughts: 10 seats for $43 for a product with a sophisticated firewall providing excellent web browsing protection. Norton does a great job protecting against traditional virus,trojan and worm threats but fails at protecting against new PUP type malware such as toolbars, fake registry cleaners, etc. For those it is best to have Malwarebytes on hand to protect from those threats. However, intelligent internet browsing habits will protect a user from these threats. Research and learn how to safely browse the internet.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast thanks to the high frequency 3rd gen core I5 cpu, 8 GB of memory and SSD. Boots very fast and nothing I throw at it slows it down.
Very solid feeling without being too heavy but then you Mac Boys would probably find it too heavy.
Love the clean and strong industrial look.
Cons: No Web camera or Bluetooth on mine but not a big deal. I was mostly looking for durable mostly metal construction and fast performance.
Other Thoughts: I had to finish the refurbishing as Service Pack 1 was not yet installed and then after it was installed there were hours worth of additional updates to install. There were also still 2 unknown hardware devices but I had no real issues finding the appropriate drivers on the Dell support site. Working in the IT field these are not bothersome to me, but these issues may not be easy for the casual user to address.
For the same price I could have bought a new laptop but it would have been MUCH slower and frail compared to this beast.
The laptop itself is in almost mint condition and works beautifully! I consider this a great purchase and solid value.