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GIGABYTE P35Wv2-SP1 Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4710HQ (2.50 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3 GB GDDR5 15.6
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Price: $1,099 is a great price for this gaming laptop
870M: Crushes games on high settings

Cons: 870M: It's hot, very hot. The 15" frame just doesn't dissipate enough heat. The heat blows out the back nicely, but the keyboard towards the upper row will literally get hot to the touch. I've had a few thermal shutdowns.

Power: Uses a lot of power under load - comes with a 190W Power Supply

Other Thoughts: I love my laptop, especially for the price.

If you have a little more money to spend I would move up to a 960. If you don't need to CRUSH games, just play them nicely @ 1080p I'd move down to a 860.

Also buy a laptop cooler :)

Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound (981-000257)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice Sound, Nice Feel

Cons: Probably flawed in some way. Battery won't hold a charge - or worse in my case micro usb connection damaged so you can't charge battery.

I could have sent them back, but I planned on repairing them. Got out the soldering iron, small chisel tip. T6 star bit (had to buy) and went to town. with some effort and luck I fixed the, but not sure if worth the effort.

Other Thoughts: I've had a few quirky refurbished items from Newegg (a couple great deals too!) It seems that quality control does a minor overview. In my case they turn on - but don't charge (so they don't look that close) Bought a computer same issued, turned on - but some MB problem caused it to shut down every 1 to 10 mins.

In this case I'd recommend just spending the extra $40-$50 and getting a new set. They are quite nice

Gateway Desktop PC DX4870-UB2C Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Windows 8
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cost
3rd Gen i5
8GB 1600 Memory (4GB x 2)
1TB HD 7200
4 Memory Slots
HDMI, Blue-tooth, Wi-Fi

Cons: Getting acclimated to Win 8 and the time taken to update (free) to Win 8.1

300W Power supply needs to be replaced to properly install a GPU. But most 'factory' towers have stock PSU that are not ideal for Gaming.

It's out of Stock - If you are think about buying a computer - Buy this one if it comes back in stock

Other Thoughts: You can't build a Tower with equivalent or better parts for less then about $600. (As of 4Q 2013)
Besides the multitasking capabilities of and i7 - this processor has top tier speed. Most programs only take advantage of 4 Cores, so you don't gain much more then multitasking abilities going to 6-8 core AMD or i7 with hyper-threading. Search for the CPU-Benchmark for this processor you'll see.


Don T.'s Profile

Display Name: Don T.

Date Joined: 02/17/11

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 03/27/12
  • Last Review: 06/12/15
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