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Pros: Backlit keyboard is nice, mine is evenly lit and easy to type on. Easy transition from my old HP. Numpad good for those who need it.
Discrete graphic card, Batman Arkham Origins was still playable at ~24 fps at high settings, 1080p. Good if you're like me and like to play some old-ish games.
Construction seems solid so far.
Runs pretty cool, temperature-wise, though I haven't pushed it too hard yet. No discomfort watching an entire 2 1/2 hour 1080p movie with it on my lap though.
Cons: Servicability. Replaced the hard drive and RAM when I got it. Lots of tiny screws (all M2 but 2 they decided to throw you off and make M2.5, which are nearly impossible to tell apart visually. You almost have to take the whole laptop apart to replace these components, along with ribbon cables and taking the keyboard off. Essentially, my mechanical engineering degree and experience with small electronics came in handy when taking it apart.
Battery life is about 2 hours out of the box. Also, the battery can't be replaced without taking the whole thing apart.
Screen contrast isn't great. Screen looks dim in bright sunlight and dark scenes get washed out if you're looking up or down at the screen.
Other Thoughts: You can find a repair guide on Lenovo's website for disassembling it. My tips for disassembling it: take all the screws in the bottom out, making sure to keep the two closest to the screen separate (these are the M2.5 ones). There's a hole to push the keyboard out from the other side I think, but I didn't have too much trouble working the keyboard out using a really small flat-head screwdriver. Be gentle but forceful and it's unlikely you'll break it. Any ribbon cables can be just pulled out, or rotate the locking mechanism on the connector up to release the cable. Remove the 3 screws under the keyboard (same size as the other 15 you pulled out of the bottom) and you can pop the bottom off and get to all the components. Pulling the DVD drive out gives you a good fingerhold to get started on getting the bottom off. Same tip as with the keyboard, gentle but forceful. Unplug the battery by pulling out the connector attaching it to the motherboard (and don't forget to replug after you're done or you end up like me wondering why your laptop says it doesn't have a battery).
Update (~3 months of ownership): Still no problems with the laptop, construction still seems solid. I haven't used it for any real intense tasks, but it's a champ with everyday web browsing, watching videos, editing spreadsheets, etc. Couple of annoyances, the touchpad tends to zoom instead of scrolling - not a big deal - and the black finish on the back of the screen casing seems to chip pretty easily, considering I already have 2 small spots that are now silver.
Pros: Small, HDMI input, VGA input, fairly bright, WXGA, much bigger than a flatscreen, fans aren't too loud.
Cons: Not bright enough, but that's to be expected, no audio out, slight focus issue, weak speaker, keystone not exact
Other Thoughts: WXGA looks pretty good even though it's not quite 1080p. Square diamond pixels.
The brightness is pretty good, but the blacks get pretty washed out, though I am projecting onto a light yellow wall. The color correction feature works very well. With the lights on, presentations/cartoons still look nice, but dark colors are pretty awful. This could be because I don't have a screen yet though.
The keystone is slightly off a lot of the time, it's not too noticeable, but the sides are still slightly off most of the time with the auto keystone.
No audio out, so the input has to have audio out if you want good sound, which shouldn't be a problem with a laptop, but the Xbox I have doesn't have any other audio out, so I have to use the projector speaker through HDMI. It's bad quality, but it gets the job done if you're not an audiophile and there's not too much ambient noise.
Had all the lights out, a 96" image looks great on a textured yellow wall. With the light on in my room, which makes the room pretty bright and is shining on the wall space I use as a screen, a 6 foot image is still very good if you don't need lots of dark colors. Cartoons look very nice, as would presentations. With the sun coming in, it doesn't perform very well, but if you get an LED it should be because you want energy efficiency, not for the brightness.
I didn't really notice the fan even with the projector right next to me. One issue I did have, however, was one of the LEDs, I think the red one, powering off at one point. This triggered the unit to shutdown, and it was perfectly fine on restart. :) That's good! I had it with the back near a wall, with the HDMI cable input separating it from the wall, so that might have caused it to overheat, we'll see if it happens again in the future.
AC III LOOKS AMAZING ON A 96" SCREEN!!!!!!!!!
This review is from: JVC HA-RX500 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Full Size Headphone
Pros: Long cord
Cons: Long cord
Other Thoughts: I've had these for almost a year already, and I'm using them to listen to music before I fall asleep. The long cord gets tangled a lot, but it's long, so it doesn't matter anyway. They just get tangled too, not knotted, so that's a plus. A lot of headphones I've owned are cheap and fall apart quickly, but these are good quality and I haven't had any problems.READ FULL REVIEW