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Pros: Fast with the included RAM and SSD drive. There is a 2nd SATA 2.5" bay and caddy, you just need your own drive screws. 5 USB ports (one is an eSATA/USB combo port on the back), 2 are 3.0 on the right side, 2 2.0 on the left side. Backlit keyboard. Touchpad and keyboard pointing device. Full size keyboard with numpad. Configurable (in BIOS) H/W switch for wlan/bluetooth/wan on/off.
Cons: The seller's warranty support. This laptop was NOT provided by Newegg, rather joysystems. Mine arrived dented on the top cover (acceptable), barely cleaned (shrug), a power supply that the BIOS is reporting is not compatible with the Express Charge feature (acceptable). It looks like two of the rubber feet on the bottom are missing, the other two are wore down severely, making the entire unit way to easy to slide around - it's annoying! However, the show stopper is the optical drive is not functional - it won't do anything besides make a little bit of noise when powered on, and when attempting to eject from the O/S, insert a disk, etc. It was very simple and inexpensive to replace - ONCE I BOUGHT ONE FROM another vendor. It's been well past 48 hours now, and joysystems has not returned my phone call or email regarding this. It took one hour on the phone to generate a support ticket and a promise to have a tech call back within 5 hours. They tout their warranty, but it's useless if you cannot get anything serviced.
It's heavy! I've used plenty of other laptops of similar specs that are much lighter.
The "1 egg" cons (all very minor): Lit keyboard, but it quickly goes out even when plugged in to A/C. You have to press a key to illuminate it again. That's kind dumb, the whole point for me is to navigate to the correct key in the dark, especially the first one.
the 3.0 USB ports are both on the right, 2.0's are on the left. I'm right handed like the majority, so would prefer to use the left side ports first, and 3.0 ports preferred. A plug in mouse can go in the back so that's good.
Other Thoughts: it's a refurbished unit, so no eggs were deducted for usual wear and tear. I've received generally ones in better condition (laptops and desktops), but you always take your chances in this category.
The seller's warranty support is thus far nonexistent. I ended up buying my own replacement part since I don't have DAYS to wait to even get STARTED getting this resolved. Unacceptable. I will eventually get the warrantied part, either Newegg or Google (Trusted Stores) will probably have to step in and intervene. Joysystems has already blown it.
There was no way to know in advance who was actually providing the system.
This review is from: Tripp Lite SMART1000RMXL2U 1000VA 900W UPS Smart LCD Rackmount AVR 120V USB DB9 2URM
Pros: Rack mountable (4 post). There is a 2 post kit available. Best / most useful display of the Tripplite UPS's I've used. Resonable size and weight for its rating.
Cons: Documentation is poor. I.E. there is a USB and COM monitoring ports each, but not clear whether you can use both or just one at a time. Software is horrible - confusing UI, and I've yet been able to make it work on the network as cited (I downloaded the latest version from the TrippLite website). Don't try to learn it while powering a critical server, there are times when it isn't clear it's going to shutdown the O/S and UPS.
Other Thoughts: I've been buying TrippLite UPSs for a while now, after getting fed up with another very popular vendor. After a growing pile of failed units (not just the batteries), enough is enough. I've had various TrippLite UPSs for years, and not one has been delegated to the to-be-recycled pile so far.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I wanted this to raise my laptop, and be able to nudge it closer by being over my plug in keyboard about 1/2 way. This does it perfectly! The built in USB hub is a nice perk, as I now have a convenient place to plug in my keyboard and mouse. The height is great, After a couple of weeks I've never bumped the item while reaching for my keyboard. It's a vision and posture saver, exactly as I needed!
Cons: The sides are about 3/8" above the glass, so with a 17" laptop it blocks the CD drawer ejecting fully from the side of the LT. Minor con for sure, I just raise the laptop a bit to access it, hardly ever use the CD drive anyway. It's a monitor stand as well, which would not be an issue. Also, I COULD place the laptop all the way left and it would probably accommodate the CD drawer. This, or anything else would prevent my purchase of this item!
Other Thoughts: Fully recommended. Assembly is easy. Included are small rubber feet, a necessity to prevent it sliding around the desktop. The glass seems solid, I'm not worried it will break in normal use. It's attractive, and doesn't look like a cheap addition to a workspace. I should have purchased this a long time ago!READ FULL REVIEW