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Pros: - Noticeably faster than the Intel 530 Series and cheaper too.
- Included cable/adapter and cloning software works perfectly
- Included maintenance program works well too
- 3-yr warranty
Cons: None, so far.
Other Thoughts: I also have the 120GB version of this same model. The 250GB is faster for small file writes due to larger capacity. This is to be expected. This is the best upgrade you can give your laptop or desktop since traditional hard drives are the bottleneck in most systems.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Powerful CPU
- Just about top of the line integrated graphics
- Easy to upgrade
- Price! (A powerful laptop for the money.)
- Back panel comes off easily and you can get to just about everything... even the fan, which is good, so you can keep it clean.
Cons: - Poor quality screen. it's a cheap TN panel with very limited viewing angles and light-bleed around the edges.
- Tons of bloatware to uninstall
But I knew these things going in .... I bought it for the pros listed above.
Other Thoughts: I'm using this laptop as a desktop replacement and it's perfect for that (unless you're a gamer... although you can play some games on it).
As soon as I got it I cloned the HDD to a Samsung SSD and put a 4GB stick in the empty RAM slot. Now it really screams.
I use an Acer 22" IPS monitor (1920x1080) with it and the integrated graphics doesn't even break a sweat playing full high-def movies. For a sub-$500 laptop, it's all I could ask for... great deal.
Pros: Inputs, clarity, viewing angles, brightness, lightweight, easy to put together and PRICE!
Best deal anywhere for an IPS monitor.
Full high-def looks really good on this size monitor. If you get much bigger, you can end up with the dreaded "screen door effect" (grainy).
Cons: Can't think of any cons since I'm not a graphic designer or monitor expert. The colors look fine to me.
Actually, I do have one con but it's minor. When you do a cold boot the monitor scans all of it's inputs to find a signal. Since my computer is very fast, it is already at the desktop before I can see anything because I'm using the VGA (D-sub) port and that's the last one it checks. Or it may have something to do with the fact that the monitor is attached to a laptop which is set to display only on the external monitor.
Other Thoughts: This is my 2nd one so I thought I should write a 2nd review to add:
The one I bought 7 months ago still works great. This one arrived quickly and was again perfectly packaged with no damage of any kind. But be waiting for it.... the OnTrac guys don't require a signature and they'll just leave it wherever they can.
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Date Joined: 03/14/12
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