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Rosewill RNX-N180UBE - Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b / g / n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: When it functions, its actually a pretty good little adapter.

Cons: Where to start... I built myself a gaming computer in the middle of November. Bought this little adapter cause I was already stretching my budget, and it seemed decent.

First month I owned it, after only a week or 2, it started having constant issues losing connection while I was playing online games. Fought with it, hoping that it'd start working right again, and after 2 to 3 weeks.. maybe a month... of it losing connection, it started working properly. A month or 2 down the road, and its playing up again. Constantly losing connection while I'm in the middle of battle, leading a squad of people. It gets extremely frustrating.

I wouldn't recommend this adapter to anyone. And when I can manage to get enough money to buy an internal wireless adapter, I will.

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Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Gaming Laptop Cooling Pad with 200 mm Blue LED Fan
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Running the latest Tomb Raider on my laptop caused my temps to press 82 degrees centigrade. Bought this cooler hoping it'd bring it down, and indeed it does. Sometimes temps run near 80 still, but overall, while gaming, it tends to border just under 70 (highest fan speed).

As far as noise, even at the highest speed its isn't all that loud. And the pad itself is pretty light weight.

I do have to add, though its effective while the legs are not out, I do recommend using them for the extra air intake when needed.

Cons: Nothing to really complain about. Other than the obvious statement that the LED feature is pretty pointless.

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ASUS Laptop A53SD-ES71 Intel Core i7 2670QM (2.20GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M 15.6
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very nice computer. Quite quick, runs smoothly, feels nice smooth to the touch, lightweight, and the fan is dang near silent. Comes with only the bare essentials, which is always good!

My boyfriend bought this for me as a gaming laptop, and I have to say, though it won't run them on all high settings, it still runs them extremely well!

First time with an Asus laptop, and of course there were the typical "new brand" fumbles. (Took me a bit over an hour to figure out how to turn the wifi capability on by myself. Lol) But I am VERY impressed! *thumbs up*

Cons: Less than a day after unboxing it, having installed all the programs I needed on it, and of course after the Windows 7 updates... I shut it down for the night and turned it back on in the morning.

I then began installing my games onto it, in the meantime I decided I would flip over to Youtube to listen to some music while I wait for them to install. To my great disappointment (and frustration) there was a loud, obnoxious crackle over the speakers. Switched videos and it continued to persist. Restarted the computer and it ceased for a bit, then picked up again (not as loud this time, but still enough to annoy someone who plays multiple instruments and can tell what sounds should/shouldn't be there).

Plugged my headset in, and the crackle was over the headset, meaning a software rather than hardware issue. I unistalled and reinstalled the audio drivers twice. First time didn't appear to work, and the second time still isn't quite fixed. I plan on calling tech support as soon as I c

Other Thoughts: Other than the audio crackling, this is a very nice laptop! I might have gotten a rare bean that has a wee bit of a malfunction, but at least that malfunction doesn't appear to be a hardware issue... and is thus easier to fix (if you know what you are doing).

I'd recommend it to people. Just with the pre-caution that they make sure to keep in mind that there is the chance that there might be an issue. That, even if you have to call tech support because you don't know enough about computers, probably can be fixed without much pain involved.

Enjoy! :)

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Display Name: Hannah M.

Date Joined: 03/08/12

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 03/17/12
  • Last Review: 02/01/14
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