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GIGABYTE P15FV2-CF2 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4810MQ (2.80GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 2GB GDDR3 15.6
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: A very nice laptop - so far relatively fast, lots of storage - definitely the best bang for the buck which is why I chose it.

Cons: Windows 8 is having update problems...I really wish there was a downgrade option to Win 7 on this laptop. I am going to try to get this fixed over the weekend otherwise I may have to return it...

I hate Windows 8 - in fact, if I return this laptop it will be exclusively due to Win 8. It may be the worst example of monopoly power being exerted over the development of a product I can cite in modern times.

Fortunately there are other laptops with Win 7 installed or with a downgrade option.

Unfortunately I did not see any of these sold by Gigabyte. So if I can't make this work by Monday I will return it and buy another brand.

Other Thoughts: Kudos to Newegg for their Premier program. It is worth every penny.

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D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) Wireless N900, Dual-Band, HD Fuel QoS, Gigabit, USB SharePort Mobile, SD Card Slot
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Wired throughput is fast. When it works, wireless is pretty fast also.

Cons: I must reboot this approx. every other day to connect Apple devices to it wirelessly. I have tried every combination of WPA/WPA2 on this and it craps out on my iPhones and iPads. It also happens on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

I am at the latest firmware v1.4.I have researched everything from Apple boards I can to fix this.

I get that it must be something to do with Apple, but a router should connect to devices. I can't have multiple bad iPhones AND a bad iPad Mini AND a bad iPad. I don't have the same problem with either of my Samsung Tabs.

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D-Link Wireless-N Home Router (DIR-601), N150
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Horrible 01/10/2013

This review is from: D-Link Wireless-N Home Router (DIR-601), N150

Pros: None.

Cons: Where do I start?
1.The FW version is 2.00NA - it is not upgradeable from the D-Link site - there are only older versions of the F/W.
2.I am using the router as a AP. Configuring the router appears to work fine until it decides to hang in the setup process. Different pages each time, different order each time. I have even tried doing each change on each page individually then "saving changes" but no use. My guess is bad FW but I have no way of testing this due to #1 above.
3. When I skip most of the setup steps and try running it without any security I get almost no coverage. I have an DIR-857 and a DIR-2553 running - those get most of the house (I am trying to target a particular room that has several walls in the way).
4. The antenna cannot be replaced. Pitiful.

Other Thoughts: I got this on sale from Newegg a while back and had it "up" for a while but was experiencing drop issues and poor coverage so I decided to try to tweak the settings and this happened. I want to toss it. I may have to quit with the D-Link and go to a brand that offers better tech support - their website is worthless.

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Display Name: emile h.

Date Joined: 05/22/02

  • Reviews: 23
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/10/09
  • Last Review: 08/22/14
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