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This review is from: GIGABYTE M6900 Metal Black 7 Tilt Wheel USB Wired Optical 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse
Pros: Feels great in hand, upgraded from a very old logitech mx-1000.
Very fast, has 7 buttons and software makes it easy to bind to keys.
Cons: My only beef is, two of the buttons are used to control the sensitivity or DPI.
And it is hard coded. If want to key bind stuff to it, it will also adjust your mouse DPI, so I set mine to always be 3200 dpi and left it but I could see people wanting to have specific dpi for maybe different games and this could cut down on the number of usable buttons they get.
This review is from: GIGABYTE KM7580 Black 15 Function Keys 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard - Retail
Pros: It's easy to use, good enough range for media needs.
Cons: I don't like how you have to tap the mouse to bring it online.
I also don't like that the mouse and keyboard share the same wireless USB connector.
Pros: The design is great.
This has a removable plate, three screws no issues. Pushes off as easy as an old school cell phone trying to remove a battery. Easy easy easy!
You have direct access to memory, fans, chips, hard drives as soon as you remove it.
This computer has a "novo button" which is used to access things like boot menus and bios. You can use it while hibernating or when powered off.
The bios is painless and it is very easy to get windows 7 on this machine.
You just use the novo button, switch to legacy boot system, and make sure you switch to legacy boot support, and just choose your method.
Cons: The only con I really have, is that Lenovo, has a pretty shoddy support on their site for the drivers for things.
Their download page looks like it has all the things you need, but when you download and install it, it doesn't exactly work.
I had issue with the touch pad driver, audio driver, and the worst, the wireless driver.
I will post how I solved it here, because once the solution was found, it was easy.
These are the drivers for the touchpad and FN keys.
These work with windows 7.
For the audio, I let windows 7 find those online, worked perfect!
For the Wireless, this one I had to open the bottom, see the model number because NONE of the drivers worked. I ended up going directly to INTEL.
*DO NOT USE INTEL'S AUTO FIND APP*
It just fails and doesn't help. Mine had the intel wireless-n 7260. You might not. You might be able to use the default drivers on the Lenovo site.
If you too have this model, the direct link is here:
I used: Wireless_16.10.0_s64.exe on that page.
Other Thoughts: Is actually a CON, but really, so minor it is a nitpick. I don't like FN keys that you turn off and on, I prefer the shift like function where you just hold to use it and release to turn it off.
Roomy enough for a 2nd hard drive bay but doesn't have one, but I knew this going in.
Screen has a pretty poor viewing angle but most laptops do.