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This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router, 300Mbps, IP QoS, WPS Button
Pros: The stock firmware works well, but I installed OpenWrt. Currently running the newest Chaos Calmer 15.05. Works like a charm. For $20 you cannot go wrong.
Other Thoughts: Have 3 in my home. One as a router and two as dumb AP's. Great product.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ARCTIC Freezer 11 LP CPU Cooler for Intel, Support Multiple Sockets, HTPC Ready
Pros: This thing is very quiet. That's why I bought it to replace my stock cpu fan from i3
Cons: It's bigger. But you should expect that. It installed in my Gigabyte H55M-S2H. pretty close to the memory but it's okay.
You will install provided plastic adapter brackets to fasten as it is bigger than you old stock fan. For some reason they provide plastic anchor "nails" to hold them in. I couldn't get them in and was even trying to shave them down. Then I realized you can just use the screws from the old stock fan you are replacing. Much nicer.
Other Thoughts: If you want an nice quiet fan, but this. Arctic Cooling does it again.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a all around good laptop for the price. Laptops are a funny thing in that more so than desktops you might be particular about things like layout, weight & even appearance. I liked: 1. i7 cpu. 2. nVidia GeForce (not sharing system RAM). 3. Fairly quiet keyboard. 4. Power connector in back and not on the side (as some have been lately??). 5. HDMI out. 6. Physical cover for webcam. There is more..
Cons: I like ASUS as a brand in general; generally like their product. However, their consistent weakness IMO, is documentation. For someone buying a iPod or DVD player, a nice elegant and simple manual is appreciated. But for computer systems (I don't care how slick and buzzy it is, it's still a system), and especially to geeks, a good system manual/documentation is valuable. Asus is notorious for this. Generally it's 3 pages of how to power the system on and off, written 8 times in 8 languages. Occasionally there is useful info there, but it's not very obvious. I could decode the book of revelation easier. So to access the ddr3 slots, you need to peel back the (sticky) rubber feet at the bottom to access two screws. I almost pried the thing open with a knife trying to figure it out, then I finally saw the diagram in the electronic (only) manual. Never seen this weird design before.
The AC adapter is a huge brick. Much bigger than my previous laptop.
Other Thoughts: You don't need to but I added 4GB extra DDR3 for only $19. I had to wait until I got the system however to see what the memory configuration (back to the poor documentation) was. It has a single so-dimm: Elpida 4G DDR3 (never heard of em). I found their specs online which was good. I added the Crucial 4GB DDR3 133 (make sure you get the 1.5v not the 1.35) Item#: N82E16820148344.
The numeric keyboard is fine..
I would have liked win7 Professional but it's not a huge deal (this isn't for gaming).
It's a little big but you wanted that big screen didn't you?
My gripes are pretty small and all that's preventing it from 5 stars.