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This review is from: XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad
Pros: -Large (mouse doesn't wander off the mouse pad during large motions)
-Very uniformly smooth
-Grippy on the bottom (doesn't slide)
Cons: I can usually think of something negative even when I really like a product, but I can't think of anything bad about this. It does its one job very well.
Other Thoughts: I went from a regular, small mousepad (or even sometimes using no mousepad). The difference in smoothness is absolutely worth it; there's absolutely no hanging or catching on this pad; very uniform feel. Aiming with precision in games is easier now.
This is a very nice upgrade for a small price.
It's not even a question if you don't already have a nice mouse pad; get this mouse pad!
This review is from: ThinkPad Laptop T420 Intel Core i5 2520M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 14.0" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (Windows Activation Code can be found in the battery compartment)
Pros: I bought this laptop eight months ago. As others have said, it showed no signs of wear at all. The only issue mine had was what looked like a smudge on the screen. I could never get it out and determined it is actually something wrong with the pixels. That said, it's only noticeable when the screen is dark. No other problems with it.
It comes with a Windows license and Thinkpad software (some of it is necessary for operating the trackpoint and such). Nice plus.
The T420 is the last Thinkpad (really laptop in general) with a good keyboard. It retains the navigation key cluster (delete, home, end, pg up, pg down) which is very important to me since all modern laptops have weird, inconsistent layouts. It also has dedicated media keys for volume and mute - a very nice touch.
Cons: The screen is really the only drawback to this laptop. It is small and a somewhat low resolution. Mine did come with an imperfection, but I'm assuming this is just my particular unit. It is a TN panel, so the viewing angles are not great. It is a matte finish, so glare is not much of an issue.
The trackpoint is very nice; however, I have noticed it has a tendency to stick in one directly slightly a drift the cursor sometimes.
Other Thoughts: At $200, you really can't go wrong with this. It's about as cheap as a chromebook, and you're getting a lot more computer out of it, despite the fact that it's a 5 year old model. I upgraded mine with an SSD and 16 GB of RAM. The product spec sheet says it only supports 8 GB, but that's because 8 GB DIMMS were not available when this laptop was released. It definitely supports 16 GB of RAM.
Just a warning: since upgrading it to Windows 10, I have noticed some issues that were not present with Windows 7. Sometimes, the trackpad will stop working for a few seconds randomly in the middle of use. When closing the lid and putting it to sleep, sometimes it will never wake up and requires a full hard reboot, making me lose any work I had open. Much of the Lenovo software is not compatible with Windows 10 and does not have an equivalent for the T420 on the Lenovo website; some of it really wasn't necessary anyway, so it's not a big deal.
This review is from: 4G (2*2GB) DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-4200 200-Pin Memory for Dell Inspiron 1501
Pros: -The RAM was in perfect condition and came in anti-static wrapping.
-SaveMart's customer service was excellent. I can't leave a vendor rating because it's been over 60 days, but I had a very good experience with SaveMart. My laptop would not post with this RAM. Granted, I don't have an Inspiron; I have a Gateway MX6959, but the RAM is the same type. Maybe my motherboard or CPU just didn't support 4 GB, or maybe it doesn't like high density RAM. Anyway, I requested a return with SaveMart, and it was granted. I then waited 7 weeks to mail it back (I was busy and lazy). SaveMart then granted me a full refund, despite having a restocking fee policy. Very impressed.
Cons: -Ultimately, my laptop would not post with this RAM, but that is a compatibility issue. It has nothing to do with the quality of the RAM. It's very hard to find reliable part information on nine year old laptops. This is my fault.READ FULL REVIEW