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HP EliteBook 8440p 14.0” Notebook Intel Core i5-520M 2.40Ghz 4GB RAM 250GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64bit
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Clean and well-built laptop. Very nice scissor keys on the keyboard, touchpad is high quality too. Powerful enough for the vast majority of tasks. I used this model at work for years and it's always been reliable.

Cons: Came with a Hitachi hard drive. Battery was DOA (wouldn't take a charge), but US Micro customer service was great.

Other Thoughts: I emailed US Micro about the DOA battery and they got back to me as soon as customer service hours started again. They sent a new battery right away, and I got it in two business days. I'd have no problem buying another refurb from them.

Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good quality metal HDD brackets, tasteful design, included fan controller is a nice bonus. Grommets for everything eliminate vibration noises. Fan installation is fast and easy, no self-tapping screws to fuss with. Sound insulation everywhere keeps the case fairly quiet. Nice quality power button, reset button is hidden and difficult to press accidentally.

Cons: Runs hot with default fan configuration (temps went up 5C from my p183). I put two better fans in front, temps are still +3C. Tabs on the side panels are flimsy and tend to bend, which makes fitment difficult. Grommets are cheap and fall out all the time. Matte finish absorbs oils, creates spots from handling. Metal is flimsy, tightening screws past hand tight on the psu mount point or PCI port covers will break paint. Plastic doors over the front fans take some finesse to open. Not much room behind the mobo tray for cable routing, and with the cheap grommets I recommend a fully modular PSU for this case.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case for my media PC, and it's not bad for that application. The more I work in this case, the less I like it. I'm not going to replace it, but if I had to do it over again I would have purchased a competing product. There are better cases in this price range, and -much- better cases for only a little bit more money.

CORSAIR Flash Voyager 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-8GB
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great product, great support 09/18/2009

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-8GB

Pros: Very durable, acceptable write speed, fast and friendly customer support.

Cons: It's a bit oversized, as others have noted. Be careful not to lose the cap!

Other Thoughts: The only time I've had one of these break was when they were plugged in and the flash drive got hit by something. I once lost it, and it sat outside in the rain for a few days in the driveway, where I ran over it with my car a couple times. Plugged it back in and it still worked. I buy Flash Voyagers because they can take the abuse I put them through.


Lee R.'s Profile

Display Name: Lee R.

Date Joined: 12/05/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 05/26/06
  • Last Review: 11/10/14
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