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This review is from: CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1350AVRLCD UPS
Pros: These have been good UPSes. I've bought 20 of them over the past year.
Cons: One of them did come DOA (the battery side didn't work without shutting off, but the surge only side did). CyberPower was quick to replace it for me and paid for shipping after having me do some quick tests for them on the unit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 Product Key Card - 1 PC
Pros: It auto updates?
Cons: * Even with the OPK for Microsoft Partners (or whatever they call it now) it still seems to download/stream quite a bit on installation.
* It requires you to link the product key that you get in this package to a Windows Live account. It can then never be transferred to another Windows Live account. Think about that very hard if you are a building a system for others.
* They completely rewrote the IMAP support in Outlook 2013. While this allows it to refresh the mailboxes or move mail between folders without it completely locking up the UI, it has a lot of bugs. Missing emails. Emails that look like they've moved in Outlook, but on the server (if you have a webmail view) has not actually moved. You can do a quick search if you want for Gmail and Outlook 2013, or Outlook 2013 and Dovecot, or any major IMAP server.
* Since they are pushing their cloud thing, now to open a file takes more clicks. It's not just a File > Open anymore. It's a File > Open > On My Computer. They've done a lot of little things like that which just add complexity to what you used to do very simply.
Pros: Cost seems reasonable, none were DOA.
Cons: I purchased 3 of these for computers I was putting together. One of them worked just fine. The other two were extremely noisy -- not fan noise (the large fan is quiet) but the capacitors whine. Putting it under more or less load changes the noises it makes. I am not anywhere near the limits either.
I replaced one of them through Newegg (thus trying a fourth unit) and the replacement also makes noise -- but it is quiet enough that I don't hear it over the video card fan so I will probably just keep it. I just worry if it will only be a matter of time before it goes super loud on me like the others.
Other Thoughts: Even the noisy ones seem to power the system properly, but where it plugs directly into to all the critical (i.e., expensive) components of my systems I don't think I would risk it.READ FULL REVIEW