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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (2 x 8G) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model F4-2133C15D-16GRS
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Installed in my lenovo y700-15ISK and it passed memtest86. came with a nifty sticker that i added to the others i moved to the bottom of the laptop. 16gb!

Cons: 0

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 (80NV0029US) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz) 8 GB Memory 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB GDDR5 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: So, this is a wonderful machine with some quirks. First, a previous reviewer indicated their inability to extend the screen to a second monitor; ignore them. This DOES only have one video output for said task, in the form of HDMI 1.4 (Booooo. Need. 120hz. Gaming.). The M.2 SSD is not terrible, certainly much better than a spinning disk. I have not opened my laptop yet, but I expect I will find that i am missing the HDD bracket and cable for the HDD bay. On arrival, I immediately reinstalled Win10 using the MS Win 10 Media Creation Tool, nuking the preloaded junk and freeing up about 40gb of partitioned space for Lenovo's 'One Key Recovery'. Be sure to get the drivers for this variant, the Y700-15ISK from Lenovo. If you ever wish to use the One Key Recovery feature, do not ever repartition the boot drive under any circumstance or it will be lost, requiring sending the laptop back to Lenovo for repair to get back. As I am in the tech industry, this was about the least critical feature for me. This machine comes with 2x 4GB sticks of DDR4 2133 and the specs suggest the max supported memory is 16gb.

Overall, I love this machine. It blows my mind that the most powerful machine i've personally owned is a laptop. This thing eats up BF4 and is currently the most demanding game I am interested in playing, but I am confident it will play plenty of future games well enough for me. The entire shell of the laptop feels like quality and sturdy. The speakers are decent, the screen is very nice, the finish on the keyboard bezel is amazing. I have nVidia global settings to nVidia performance preferred and get ~4.5 hours of battery with the screen brightness maxed. I was in fact able to play BF4 on the battery; it is not required to be plugged into the wall to make use of the dedicated GPU, though I have not measured the battery life in that situation. :p

This is also my first AC wireless device (2x2) and get a linkrate of 867 mbit connected to my Asus AC56R (2x2), which is very neat. And I think that's about all there is to say.

Cons: I have finally opened the laptop and can confirm the lack of the SATA cable adapter and HDD bracket. Quite disappointing.

Other Thoughts: If it weren't for the fact that i can play BF4 all night without a laptop cooling pad, I would have knocked an egg off.

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ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast, highly customizable and wallmountable lol.

asuswrt-merlin

flawless for 150mbit internet connections and will NAT like 700mbit if you are willing to sacrifice some advanced features by enabling Hardware Acceleration. it is of course gigabit/450+450 N when used as an AP.

Cons: not the latest model? faster routers than this all seem much bigger than this, though.

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Display Name: Myrtle W.

Date Joined: 07/14/05

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 01/07/10
  • Last Review: 12/17/15
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