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Pros: There was some cosmetic wear and tear, but the seller had spruced the case up to the point that it looked pretty much like new. There wasn't too much bloatware, mostly HP carp that would have come on a new unit. It actually came with an extra battery, which was a nice surprise. If that was stated in the specs I evidently overlooked it.
Cons: So far no cons or complaints.
Other Thoughts: Unlike many refurbished items I have purchased, this laptop was very clean and had obviously been given a good going-over. It was also nice that it included both Windows 7 and Drivers/Applications DVDs. I feel like I really got my money's worth on this purchase.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It works (quietly) and was reasonably priced.
Cons: None yet.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very nice price when on sale and the performance has been okay. I have done a few stand-alone clones, the last of which copied 753 GB consisting of relatively large files (mp4 and m4v movie files). I didn't time it precisely, but I believe the throughput for the data transfer was in the neighborhood of 350 mbit/s, which I thought was acceptable considering the drives are 5400 rpm.
Cons: The Hiccup: When copying the above 753 GB from an on-line drive to the Source drive used for cloning, the docking station went off-line before getting through the first 100 GB. After cycling the power on the unit and resuming the copy process, it completed the remainder of the 753 GB without issue.
Other Thoughts: Probably not very well suited for "mission critical" applications, but should be fine for off-line and home use. Considering using these for external USB drives on a HTPC, but I won't do that until I am satisfied that the dropping off-line behavior is not a common occurrence.READ FULL REVIEW