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This review is from: imation 700MB 52X CD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 17262
Other Thoughts: The last spindle of Verbatims I bought were so off-balance! Major vibration with almost every disk in the spindle to the point where quite a few coasters were made. So far, these Imations are smooth and quiet when burning, which tells me they are well-balanced.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft 7ZJ-00001 USB Wired Ergonomic Comfort Curve Desktop 3000
Pros: Small footprint, well-made, calculator and audio buttons.
Cons: Takes a lot of getting used to. I'm not sure it will ever be a totally comfortable keyboard for me, but I'll keep using it and hope for the best.
Other Thoughts: If you can test this keyboard before you buy it, please do so. It's definitely off the beaten path if you're used to a regular keyboard or even the regular ergonomic style keyboards that MS makes.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great price for what you get. The Win7Pro license alone costs almost as much as this PC with the license included.
Comes with 4GB of RAM, which is almost unheard of at this price ($150 on a Shell Shocker deal).
It's a perfect low-cost replacement for a basic XP workstation in a small business or home environment, as long as you put in a little elbow grease (eg. replacing the hard drive with a better quality spare).
Comes with Office 2013 preinstall that you must activate with a separately-purchased license.
I received it in 6 days, which is within the 5-7 day promise.
Cons: The case was full of dust bunnies, giving the impression they put minimal effort in the refurbishing process.
A missing slot backplate.
Preinstalled with a legacy version of OpenOffice (3.3).
Preinstalled with an old, insecure version of Java (6.2).
The included 80GB Seagate hard drive had over 20,000 hrs of power-on time and a very loud, high-pitched whine that gave me a headache. I promptly replaced it.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking to replace an old XP machine with something basic for running Office apps and some web browsing, this will fit the bill. Just expect to have to blow the case out and possibly replace the hard drive.READ FULL REVIEW