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Pros: It's FAST. I get to the Metro UI in 3 seconds from the time I turn it on.
It's FLEXIBLE. In laptop mode, it's a 15" beast with a touch screen. In Stand Mode, it's like a small LCD TV.
It's LIGHTWEIGHT. For a 15" machine, it weighs 5 pounds while most machines in it's class weigh over 6.
It LASTS. The battery life from the Core i5 Haswell CPU is just amazing.
It's LOUD. Dolby v4 audio fills the living room, truck or whatever I am in with high-quality sound even at high volume.
Cons: Low-resolution (1366x768) screen. But that's my only con for this. It still beats all other machines in it's class (15" 2 in 1 Ultrabook).
Other Thoughts: I received mine as a prize from Lenovo with clementine orange trim instead of silver. You will likely have to turn off "tap to click" when you first set up this computer, because the touch pad will be very jumpy if you don't.
The touch screen supports 10-point (2-hand) multi-touch, which is great for photo and video editing.
Overall, this machine needs much higher reviews than it is getting... I believe some of the reviewers at C|NET and Laptop Magazine are being really nit-picky about this machine... they might just be biased towards the smaller, 4-mode IdeaPad Yoga, the 3-pound brother of this machine.
This review is from: IOGEAR GCS22u 2-Port USB KVM Switch w/built-in cables
Pros: Works as advertised
No wall wart
Allows 2 computers to be on the same desk using the same keyboard, mouse and monitor
Cons: Again, what cons?
Other Thoughts: I bought this so I could test the machine I have started rebuilding (an old Gateway V733 Pro that I found in the trash) and use my regular desktop (one I built myself in 2008) at the same time. It just works well for this purpose! I'm glad I bought this!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SYBA SD-ADA50016 SATA to IDE (IDE to SATA) Bi-Directional Adapter
Pros: Ease of installation
Cons: What cons?
Other Thoughts: Much like the Antec Basiq 350 power supply, this was an easy upgrade for the old Gateway machine that I rebuilt last night. I can now connect a SATA drive to the old IDE channels on the motherboard (though the performance won't be the same as a new motherboard with dedicated SATA ports). It worked as advertised.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Zachary B.
Date Joined: 01/27/06
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