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This review is from: On Networks N300 Wireless Router N300R
Pros: Works as described.
Cons: Issue: No longer supported; no open source firmware support and no firmware patches forthcoming. On Networks customers abandoned by Netgear. Our unit will be replaced very soon - probably through Newegg.
Other Thoughts: Typical of cheaper hardware sold by off-brand companies. On Networks as actually a Netgear brand.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Solid hardware with good build quality(it is an HP professional laptop after all). Very gently used by the look of the case and plastic frame. Hinge of the cover is solid and in good shape.
Cons: Lots more than expected:
1. Installed 2 GB RAM modules in BOTH slots as part of the refurbishment. OEM 4 GB module replaced in slot without access with 2GB module and another in bottom slot. Max upgrade without tearing the thing apart is 6 GB. I will eventually take the unit to a shop and have them install the correct modules to max load-out.
2. Not the original BIOS. Not sure why this is. May have to do with the fact that it is loaded with 1.5 volt RAM modules rather than the specified 1.35 volt modules. I hope it doesn't do long term damage to this unit. It's pretty peppy for the vintage. May have the shop restore the original firmware and load Windows 8.1 for longevity's sake.
3. Came with the usual 5400 RPM drive. Will replace with better hardware shortly.
Other Thoughts: Even if the price of all parts to return to spec runs the price up to $330, the unit is really good hardware. The BIOS seems to indicate I received a laptop with an i7 CPU - which I doubt very much due to the non-standard BIOS. Why would they bother with this sort of deception? It's an OK laptop but above board dealings would have resulted in a much higher rated review. Be aware that this is not a Newegg product. JoySystems - whoever they are - did the refurbishment of the unit I received.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: GDDR5, Fast enough or most games, easy installation. No driver issues.
Cons: I GB RAM rather than 2.
Other Thoughts: Daughters first experience with an actual game capable card rather than a sort-of fast "business" video card. Very fast in comparisson. Stable. It is easier to stick with NVIDIA rather than try ATI/AMD.READ FULL REVIEW