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Pros: See prior review for condition of machine. Fast processor, 7200rpm HD, and 4GB RAM.
Only cost me $219.
Cons: No OS. Removed HD and plugged in a spare that already had an OS on it and it booted fine- therefore, no problem with motherboard as feared. Live OS also ran fine without problems but after mounting HD the thing was completely zeroed out. SMART showed the drive to have over a year of usage, but no bad sectors which is positive. Dropped in a Windows 7 ISO which installed with no problems. OEM license for Win 7 Pro.
For giggles I ran some data recovery tools on the HD before installing Windows and the drive was completely zeroed. So at least nobody's PII was at risk on a shoddy refurb.
Where's the QC Newegg?
1. Charger that doesn't charge battery (actually has corrosion on the plug)
2. Wiped hard drive in machine with no OS installed.
It's not difficult that one can see this causing major problems for someone buying this as a gift for a friend or family member. I have it up and running now but this could be a major headache for anyone who has less than average knowledge of computers.
Other Thoughts: You have to get simple things right. Turning on a computer to see if it boots requires zero knowledge of computers. Checking to see if the charger works probably requires less.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Not bad for a refurb. Some small scratches that one would expect after a few years of use.
Cons: Battery charger will not charge battery but allows computer to run plugged in. Both Windows and Linux give message "plugged in, not charging". Under both OS's, battery charge light does not illuminate.
Tried a charger for a Dell e6410 and it worked, but that charger is not mine so I'm going to have to RMA for a new charger. Also, the charger with this laptop would not work on the e6410. It gave same message of plugged in not charging.
Other Thoughts: I really would hate to send the whole machine back just for a new charger. We'll see what happens....READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 1TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Blue Portable Hard Drive
Pros: - 1tb is more than enough music/photo/video storage for the majority users.
- Comes with backup software that is easy to remove.
Cons: - No encryption
- Would be nice if it came with a protective sleeve of some sort like the old FreeAgent Go once did.
Other Thoughts: Haven't bothered with the backup software that came with drive since Seagate Manager has worked great for me for the past 5 years. Seagate Manager (already installed on the win7 box) picked up the new drive when I plugged it in and began the backup when I clicked start. Nothing crazy. A very simple and organized backup strategy.
I'll save the new software for when I move to Windows 8.