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Pros: Runs Gears of War 4 and Overwatch maxed out @ 1080p smooth as silk
Probably does my other games as well, though I haven't really tested them yet
Fans do not spin when card is not pushed hard.
Only needs a single 8-pin power supply connection.
Cons: No backplate if you care about that sort of thing (I didn't)
Newest version of nvidia experience sucks, wants me to create a nvidia account? nuts to that
Does not support VGA connections, but no one really uses those anymore anyway.
Expensive, as is the case with most nice things
Other Thoughts: Be sure to register your card with EVGA and upload your sales slip to activate the 3-year warrantyREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: HP ProBook 450 G3 (T3L12UT#ABA) Laptop - Intel Core i5 6200U (2.30 GHz) 4 GB DDR3L 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 520 15.6" 1366 x 768 720p HD Webcam Windows 7 Professional 64-bit available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Pros: Very good processor.
Extremely easy to upgrade. The HDD and RAM panel is held on by a single screw and there is another panel held on by a single screw for the M.2 slot and Wi-Fi card. I've not attempted to disassemble it further than that.
Battery life is great, can go 5-6 hours just browsing the web.
Since it came with a Windows 10 license, I immediately did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro without needing a product key and it automatically activated.
Has four USB ports, two of each 2.0 and 3.0 type. Gigabit Ethernet! Almost all consumer laptops have 10/100mbps Ethernet so this being a "business class" laptop it has Gigabit. Wireless-AC as well. DVD burner. HDMI output.
The hard drive in it (mine at least) is a 7200RPM Toshiba. Can't comment on the performance of it since I immediately swapped it out for an SSD
Includes HP System Recovery Media for both Windows 7 Pro (which came preinstalled on the laptop) AND Windows 10 media. I was pleasantly surprised to see this.
Cons: Screen resolution is not great, but it's acceptable.. those used to the crispness of 1080p+ screens on a laptop won't be satisfied though
This has no docking station connector. This is a very strange omission for a business class laptop.
4GB of RAM is barely adequate in 2016, and it's DDR3 at that.. not the newer DDR4. HP lists this model as using DDR4 so I ended up ordering 16GB of DDR4 alongside this and had to return it..
Uses a new style of HP Power supply connector, meaning that my old trusty Universal laptop doesn't have the proper tip and none of the power supplies from all the HP EliteBooks we have at work will fit this
Power supply gets quite warm if you're letting it charge the laptop while using it at the same time. It cools down once the laptop is fully charged.
Trackpad is not great. The Synaptics Drivers are total garbage and many functions like two finger scrolling and tapping don't work without some fiddling.
Other Thoughts: Overall happy with my purchase as I knew of most of the shortcomings before buying, but it would have been nice if HP listed it on their website spec sheet as having DDR3 instead of DDR4..
I do own this laptop, but I didn't buy it from Newegg.
Pros: As fast as 7200RPM drives get... I clocked over 220MB/s write speed to this drive from a 5TB Toshiba when I was moving around lots of data. I have this in a 5-bay IcyDock 5-in-3 5.25" drive backplane thing along with its' 4TB smaller brother among a few other drives.
3 year warranty
Comes in a box with screws (no SATA cable though)
Chunky and heavy. Feels robust. Would really hurt to get hit in the head with this thing (possibly more of a con)
Made in Thailand and NOT China
Cons: Unstable pricing
Other Thoughts: Bought this after owning the 4TB version for about two years and counting and being extremely happy with it. The only physical difference in the two drives that you can see by looking at them side by side is that the 4TB has a blue PCB and this 6TB one has a green PCB. Speed wise they're roughly the same, haven't run any tests or anything but I can't perceive any performance difference between them.READ FULL REVIEW