Showing Results: Most Recent
Pros: Solidly built, nice screen. I did not buy mine from Newegg, but rather got one for free. It was not booting, so they gave it away. I flashed the bios to latest and it booted again. XP was having issues so I installed sabayon (version of Gentoo linux) and everything worked quit well. Battery even started working again. But it wasn't very fast. Then just this week I got a black friday deal for a 120GB SSD for $55. Popped it in, installed Linux Mint 15 this time and boy does this thing fly. 34 sec to google page in chromium if your fast at the password stage. 8 sec to shut down. That's after adding more programs and tweaking it a bit. So if you want to rejuvenate one of these I HIGHLY recommend getting a SSD drive. Newegg sells a lot of good ones. I also recommend any flavor of linux for this laptop, as I will wager it works a lot better with that OS then windows.
Other good things about this laptop is the number of accessories you can get. Extra power that slides into the DVD slot easily $35. Double the memory to 4GB for around $40. Its simple to work on as well.
Cons: Its not the lightest laptop. speakers work, but are a bit tinny. Does not come with a built in camera. As with a lot of laptops you have to be careful not to block the air vents for cooling. Screen is great only head on, not great angle viewing. Which might be a bonus on a airplane.
Other Thoughts: If you can get this for around $100 and stuff a SSD in it, well its a winner for sure.
Pros: Light weight, long battery life, good sound, have used 30+feet away direct line of sight and had good connection. Walls give issue. controls easy to work.
Cons: Bought to use with nexus 7 and skype. Issue is with skype not headset. sometimes skype does not go to headset, don't know why. Microphone on skype app is crackly and choppy, also sounds a little weird. But if I use recording app (not skype) microphone works great. Also can't pick up calls on skype with it. Not device's issue, but skype stinks at updating their software. Was hoping not to have to have cell phone anymore. SIGH......
Other Thoughts: I have a big neck, wish the unit was a bit bigger. But would be a issue then for tiny ppl.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Samsung ML-2165W/XAC Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
Pros: Easily connected via both usb and wireless. Was able to connect with Nexus tablet, laptops, linux laptops and desktops. Have had zero printing issues. Purchased for $50 on sale. small footprint, excellent printing quality.
Cons: Have not had a issue with it yet, so none. It's a B/W laser printer that works, hard to find fault with it at such a low price. Wish toner was cheaper, it's the same price as what I paid to purchase the printer.
Other Thoughts: Should it fail in anyway, I will simply be able to purchase another for the same price as the toner alone. So I guess that's both a bonus and sad as it makes it another throw away item.READ FULL REVIEW