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ThinkPad Laptop Edge E531 (68852BU) Intel Core i5 3230M (2.60 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I was not happy with the touchpad on the first unit I ordered. It seemed flimsy but I was living with it though I ended up returning it because it died after delivery to a client in San Diego. (I wonder if the Border Patrol scanned/zapped it at a checkpoint on I-8 as I was driving to SD on I-8.)

Cons: I got a second E531 a few days later (Win7 is important to me) and the 2nd touch pad was much better. Seemed the first one had a sizeable gap between the touch pad and the recess the touchpad sat in which seemed to be a bit sloppy. The second one seemed different with much tighter tolerances. The whole touch pad is still on springs or whatever, but the replacement unit seems much better.

Other Thoughts: I do not prefer the springy touchpad for myself but it can be gotten used to, or one could use a mouse.

All in All, Lenovo does a good job

ThinkPad Laptop Edge E531 (68852BU) Intel Core i5 3230M (2.60 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice looking, nice quality.. Lenovo, HP and Dell offer Windows 7 through late 2014!
That's how I ended up with this computer.
but I am familiar with Lenovo quality and like it.

Cons: This laptop has a very strange touchpad. The whole touch pad moves when I right or left click.. Seems to be on springs or something. To me, it is hard to right click, etc.. Seems sloppy and often have to do it several times to get it right.. often it bumps the cursor attempting to right click

As elegant as Lenovo is, this touch pad seems sloppy to work with.. The latest Lenovo tech guy says all E531 Thinkpads use this touch pad.

Other Thoughts: I have a very attractive Lenovo Ideapad.. beautiful quality computer. And a desktop with an early Lenovo flat screen.
All very nice

SYBA USB 3.0 External 2-port, 19-pin Header PCI-e Card,IDE Power Feed, Low Profile Bracket Bundled       Model SY-PEX20140
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: showed up sooner than I expected it. Kudos to Newegg!

Cons: terrible documentation/instructions. Had to go out and buy an extension power cable after finally figuring out what will plug into what.. PS the card worked but only put out about 20mb/s. Turns out the PCI slot it plugs into is a 1.1 and thus my ancient motherboard is incapable of generating even 2.0 much less 3.0 usb speed out of this card. Thanks for forums. In this case, Dell forums were very helpful. This computer is an ancient Dell Dimension 510 running Win7 w/ 8gbs of memory, dual core Athalon processor, etc.

Other Thoughts: Glad I did not buy a more expensive card because these inexpensive items are not worth the trouble to return them. On the bright side, I have two additional USB ports, all of which, though rated 2.0 transfer at a rate of about 20mb/sec


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Display Name: Jim H.

Date Joined: 09/21/05

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 10/24/05
  • Last Review: 12/26/13
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