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Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad 100 80QQ00E6US Intel Core i5 5th Gen 5200U (2.20 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 5500 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great specs for the price.

Cons: Frame uses what appears to be plastic bolts to prevent dissasembly.
No access to upgrade memory, HDD, and can't even remove BATTERY! I've never seen anything like it.
Power cord takes a long time to charge tiny battery that dies quickly.
Cheapest plastic frame I have ever seen.
Keyboard is held in place with double-sided tape.
I disliked the touchpad texture as well as other people.

Other Thoughts: If you don't care about upgrades or diagnostics if something breaks, this laptop is fine. If you would like to double or quadruple your memory and/or add an SSD like myself, this is NOT the laptop for you. If you plan on using it mobile for any length of time, this is possibly the worst laptop ever for portability since it has a tiny battery that cannot be replaced and it takes forever to charge.

Lenovo really decided to drop quality on the low end laptops. Their more expensive stuff is still really good, but shame on them for this abomination.

One egg for the value of the specs, minus 4 eggs because this is a piece of junk.

SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 1U Intel Atom D525 Dual Gigabit LAN w/ IPMI Server Barebone
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Little Firewall/Server 04/30/2014

This review is from: SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-EHF-D525 1U Intel Atom D525 Dual Gigabit LAN w/ IPMI Server Barebone

Pros: Light, small, Linux compatible RAID, IPMI.

Cons: It's touchy with memory, so if you turn it on and it screeches at you, just try different memory and you should be OK. Getting the Adaptec RAID to work with Linux is slightly less intuitive than you might think simply because it actually shows the RAID and it shows each individual drive. Lastly, the case NEEDS this part in order to mount hard drives: I have no idea why they wouldn't simply include this part but as long as you know that it is required, you won't be as frustrated.

Other Thoughts: Don't forget that it needs this part in order to mount hard drives:

Depending upon your deployment, it may also need a fan to blow on the drives and/or CPU. You will likely end up gluing fans in place if you have to mount them.

OEM Production 2550L2D-MxPC Intel NM10 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel GMA 3650 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Priced right and comes with dual 1gb NICs, HDMI, lots of internal USB headers, PCI-E 1x slot, and even a SATA cable the right length to hook up a hard drive. The build quality is 10/10 for the metal case and simple design.

The computer, the BIOS, and the cardboard box that it comes in are all unbranded and are ready to accept your specific company branding. The cardboard box that it comes in also has a nice plastic handle that makes it look smart when carrying.

Cons: Although the CPU supports 64bit, and technically the motherboard does as well, the drivers are a significant issue. We couldn't even see enough to install a 64bit version of Linux due to some odd issue that caused output to get lost on the screen. Using 32bit versions get rid of most of the issues, however there were some smaller graphical issues we experienced which, although might have been fixed with compiling a different video driver into the kernel, wasn't enough for us to deal with. Frankly, we don't ever use the console once they are built, so no reason why that would ever bother us.

Other Thoughts: Don't know how you would ever actually use the PCI-E 1x slot, but perhaps some sort of small card? Would have been better to include a micro-pci-e slot so you could attach a laptop wireless card or SSD. Also, not sure what you would ever do with that many internal USB headers, but maybe someone will find a use for them. If you plan on deploying this in a hot environment (90+ Degrees F), plan on installing a second small fan on the case to push air from one side out the other. The case comes with several additional mounting points just for a scenario like this.

If the drivers for this box were 64bit, this would have gotten the 5th egg. Either way, it's the right price for what you get. We purchased 4 of these and we plan to buy 10 more before the end of next year if they are still for sale.


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Display Name: David P.

Date Joined: 05/04/05

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 06/07/11
  • Last Review: 01/22/16
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