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Pros: - Very quick start-up
- Windows 8.1 (explained below)
- Battery life excellent
- Shipping also very fast, despite being shipped by Ontrac
- Processor is great for every-day browsing as well as program compilation and execution
Cons: The shift button on the right side is about half the size as the one on the left because of the arrow keys. Because of this, I've had to readjust the way I use it. Not enough of a problem for me to knock an egg--I've adjusted just fine.
Other Thoughts: I've been using the laptop for a week and I haven't had any problems with it thus far. I was looking for a laptop that I could use for work and it runs very smoothly, with absolutely no stuttering whatsoever.
I mentioned above that Windows 8.1 is a pro because it is faster than Windows 7 and its experience is drastically changed if you install a start menu such as StartIsBack or Start8. It's well worth the $3-$5 price tag, and it's basically Windows 7 2.0. Don't let the fact that this laptop comes with Windows 8.1 keep you from buying it!
All-in-all, this is a very solid laptop and perfect for every day use.
This review is from: SteelSeries 64225 Black USB or PS/2 Wired Gaming 6Gv2 Keyboard
Pros: This keyboard is quite heavy and will not move when you type on it. Also, it's a lot quieter than its Cherry MX Blue/Red counterpart. The only sound that is made is the key bottoming out.
Cons: After a little over 1 year of use, my  and  keys experience very frequent chatter. Chatter = one key press registers multiple times. Those are the keys I use frequently in Starcraft 2 (1 for army, 5 for hatcheries), so after 1 year of use, it just goes to show that this keyboard isn't very durable.
Other Thoughts: The fact that the keys began to chatter only after 1 year of use is enough for me to discontinue purchasing SteelSeries products in general. Be wary when purchasing this keyboard--multiple key presses are far from ideal when gaming and it can cause many headaches in the future.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Pros: My CPU idles from 20-25 which is AMAZING. Great CPU cooler and an unbeatable price!
Cons: The fan is a little loud, however for $30 and such good cooling, I can live with a little bit of noise.
Other Thoughts: People say that the installation was a pain and that the directions were terrible--they really aren't that bad. But I do suggest you watch the video to make sure that you don't miss anything. Also, detach the fan when you're seating the heatsink--it will make the retention plate a bit easier to install and screw in.READ FULL REVIEW