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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 43752CU 13.3
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs I cannot discourage you enough 01/22/2013

This review is from: Lenovo IdeaPad U310 43752CU 13.3" Ultrabook

Pros: Lower half of the laptop looks great. Touchpad is responsive enough, albeit clunky feeling. Runs WoW and Diablo 3 at low settings very smoothly even at the same time! I don't use it primarily for gaming, but it's nice to have the option if I'm on the go or in bed.

Cons: I got mine on Black Friday 201. I don't have trouble connecting to the wifi at home, but the range is very short-- I can't use it in the kitchen in my house, though there are other computers there on the same wifi. Whenever I take it anywhere, setting up a new wireless connection is a royal pain in the buns. Easily an hour of clicking this and that, rebooting the computer, rebooting the router, messing with misc settings and suddenly it works for no reason.

Viewing angle is just awful. I lean it back as far as it will and look up at the bottom of the screen, I find that to make it look tolerable. I regret buying it.

Not to mention the bezel around the monitor looks like a car ran it over. I resist the urge to take sandpaper to it or remove it completely. What a joke! Cheapest plastic bezel I have ever seen on any laptop, monitor, or TV. It's easily uglier than even the crappiest bezel you've ever seen on any budget brand TV at target or walmart, past or present. Frankly, it's embarrassing to have someone else even look at my computer, which is a shame because the lower half looks pretty great.

Other Thoughts: Like I said in the title, I cannot discourage someone enough to avoid this. I wanted so badly to like it, and I waited too long and missed my return window. Didn't buy it from Newegg, bought it from Lenovo directly.

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Rosewill RHUB-310 USB2.0 7-Port Standing Hub with Power Adapter
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Cool beans! 09/23/2008

This review is from: Rosewill RHUB-310 USB2.0 7-Port Standing Hub with Power Adapter

Pros: I'm not going to use the stand, but it's nice and heavy. A little two sided tape on the bottom and more than a few cables going into this thing probably won't knock it over. A lot of people are saying the stand is worthless- I disagree. I was pleasantly surprised, even though I'm not going to use it. I searched around for different USB hubs for over a month and finally decided on this one. It honestly looks really cool! Considering the price, I really recommend it. Also, from what I see in the negative reviews, Rosewill appears to be very willing regarding helping you out if you get one that's DOA. This is definitely a safe bet.

Cons: Not really a con, but it didn't *seem* to work for me, out of the box. I'm using a Mac Pro with a Razer Deathadder, Everglide DKTBoard, and a Belkin n52te. Plugged it all in, all the lights lit up, but the computer didn't recognize any input. Kept searching for bluetooth peripherals. Tried using one device at a time, with or without the power adapter, to no avail. Lights were on, but "nobodys home." Tried using a different USB port on the Mac Pro and all of a sudden its working as it should. Very strange!

Other Thoughts: Whoever said it was about the size of an iPhone probably doesn't own an iPhone, themselves. It's about the size of an average harmonica, and looks like it could function as such! Wasn't sure if I wanted the black or the red; based on the pictures, the red looks a little nicer, but it's much nicer than what I was expecting to arrive.

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Craig W.'s Profile

Display Name: Craig W.

Date Joined: 08/06/06

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 09/23/08
  • Last Review: 01/22/13
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