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Pros: Fast APU, great looking design, upgraded keyboard, brilliant screen, excellent speakers
Cons: A10 CPU doesn't have the compute power of Intel, RAM speed dependent, short battery life, BLOATWARE
Other Thoughts: Lenovo quality at it's finest. A great looking laptop matched with AMD's fastest (at the time) mobile APU and really good speakers on a budget. I purchased this for $333 (including taxes) and I love every minute on it. Swap out the 6gb of 1666 DDR3 for an 8gb kit of 1866 or 2100 (as fast as your BIOS allows) and the APU will really shine.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 120mm, moves quite a bit of air, does what it's supposed to do.
Cons: Loud, it's in the "pull" configuration on my Hyper 212 Plus and I can hear it over all my other hardware.
Other Thoughts: One is OK for the noise, if you don't like hearing your fans go for a Cooler Master Sickle Flow ($4 more) or something similar.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: All black, from the outside down to the very last screw and included zip ties.
Tons of screws and zip ties, 20+ screws and 15 zip ties.
Spacious for a budget case, if you need more size you need to pay extra (more on this).
Tool less drive bays (more on this). The chassis is sturdy, doesn't wobble or twist (more on this).
Space for 8 120mm fans or 4 120mm fans and 4 140mm fans (no fans included).
Case ventilation is very good for the price, I'm only running 2 120mm case fans and my temps are the same as my Antec Gaming One
Cons: It's longer than my Antec Gaming One but not nearly as wide. I mounted a CM Hyper 212 Plus and there is 1/8 inch between the top of the heatsink and the side panel. Unfortunately it blocks off one of the 120/140mm side fan mounts.
One of the USB 2.0 (Case does not have front panel USB 3.0, has two USB 2.0) was rusted (a problem in other reviews) but after I cleaned it with some alcohol and a Q Tip it was pretty clean and did not effect the functionality.
More space between the motherboard tray and side panel would be nice for cable management but it's not too bad.
Only one 5.25" and two 3.5" drive bays come with the tool less clips. If you need more than that, get ready to break out the screwdriver.
No SSD mounting support.
Other Thoughts: For 34.99 buy it if you don't need more room. It's larger than a Micro ATX case but not nearly as wide as others in its class. Room for 8 fans but doesn't come with any fans. All black exterior and interior, even all the screws are black.
If you need a budget (<$50) then this is a great case. Not much room for expansion unless you buy more tool less clips.
Display Name: Dante S.
Date Joined: 09/09/12
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