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Pros: Well rounded and affordable 512GB SSD. Price/Performance winner...
Cloning process from 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 was fast and painless thanks to the Acronis 2014 software included.
The MX100 feels much smoother in Windows being random read/write iops are much better vs the Sandforce 2281 based OCZ drive.
Previously with the Vertex 3 @ 40% full it scored 710 in AS SSD vs the 1036 of the MX100. Much of the difference is 4K. People need to ignore sequential R/W's and pay more attention to 4K incompressible scores... this is what makes the Windows environment much smoother and responsive.
Cons: Crucial still has yet to release software for their drives esp. for reading their proprietary SMART attributes.
Other Thoughts: Software isn't that big of a deal as long as TRIM is enabled and hibernation is off in Windows. Good idea to disable Superfetch in Services as well. Pagefile, Indexing and Search are all preference and I opt to keep them running...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very capable gamer/multimedia laptop. I added a 120GB Intel 525 mSATA and was gonna add in some ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB 1.35v 1600MHz RAM AXDS1600GC4G9-2 but never got around to it being I traded it away.
The speakers put out the sound!
The GT 650m's had an ASIC of 84/86%. This is good = faster speeds, lower voltage = cooler and quieter.
Cons: Touchpad had tracking issues sometimes.
Other Thoughts: Note to adding RAM to laptops. Most laptops come with proprietary bios so there are no settings for DRAM, just note if you want to run 1600MHz + speeds be sure to get memory that is tested at stated speeds @ 1.35v. Or the bios will default to 1333MHz.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Excellent for cable management. I really like the way the PSU is hidden...
Cons: Plasticky... (is that even a word?)
Other Thoughts: Needs more 3.5" bays. Seriously...READ FULL REVIEW