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This review is from: Collection LED CL-G60E-6W (W) 40 Watt Equivalent LED Light Bulb
Pros: -Color temp is nice- I find that the 3000k is a sweet spot between the ugly yellow of incandescent (2300k) and the "so white, it's blue" of 5000k CFLs.
-Bulb appearance is nice because it resembles a real light bulb. This helps with light dispersion and aesthetics in exposed lamp holders (i.e. ceiling fan) where the appearance of the bulb is just as important as the performance.
-Heatsink is substantial enough that it should help with the longevity.
-Inexpensive- got them on sale for and 1/2 the price.
Cons: -There is a lllllllooooooooonnnnnnnnngggggggg delay (only about 1-2 seconds, but it seems like an eternity). I thought the other reviewers might be exaggerating a little- they weren't. Gotta remember that 99% of people expect a light to come on instantaneously when they flip a switch- that's a really hard habit to break. I'm willing to accept it for now since LED bulbs are still on cusp of graduating to "mainstream" status, but there are manufacturers that are making near instant-on LED bulbs. So, it can be done...
-Directional- not really a con, so much as an unfortunate reality when it comes to LED bulbs. Yes, you can get high power, nearly omni-directional bulbs, but you'll also probably pay considerably more for them as well.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm still happy given that I paid 1/2 the price. I wouldn't drop full price on these though- I have a whole bunch of the SunSun bulbs of similar rating and I find them much better (very short delay compared to these).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Lightweight, i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, low power consumption, 320GB HDD, b/g/n WiFi, LED backlit 15.6in panel, stays cool to the touch, numeric keypad, HDMI output, DVD burner, Gigabit ethernet, price, price, price....
Got it for just over $300 after rebate- honestly, the LED display is probably worth that alone. I'm dual booting Ubuntu Studio (x64) and Win 7 Ultimate (x64) and it's fantastic. Don't get me wrong- there are better GPUs, CPUs, and harware out there. But not for this price! Most netbooks are priced in this range.
Don't let the refurb status deter you either- I've had VERY few refurbished products from lots of retailers fail to meet my "like new" expectations.
LED backlight can get quite bright (can never have too much brightness), SD card and Express card slots are nice (though I rarely use them). I'm a big fan of shiny black finishes (cars, laptop cases, pianos) and the cross-hatch pattern on this thing is actually quite nice (matches my $1200 HP Pavillion dv8t). N
Cons: The chicklet keyboard looks nice and has an "upscale" appearance (see "Macbook"), but there is some flex in the middle (very few laptop keyboards don't). The layout is, shall we say, "cramped". They shoehorned in the number pad, pushing the up arrow key directly under and in-line with the Enter key where a full size right-hand Shift key should be. This poses an issue for me- as I'm sure it will for those with basic or higher typing skills.
Port placement is not the best- 2 of the 3 USB ports are on the back. That's a good thing if you use a mouse or have a narrow width workspace, but a USB stick gets knocked around pretty easily when plugged into the right-front port. Left-rear or even right-rear would have been preferable. Right-angle power cord plugs in dead center of the rear- gotta watch it when placing down on a flat surface. Indicator lights are front and center, visible with lid closed- I prefer them above the keyboard or below the screen myself.
Speakers are sub-par.
Other Thoughts: Again- for the price, outstanding value!
Looks more expensive than it is, should last if thoughtfully taken care of.
Large removable access panel on bottom- always a bonus in my book. No battery sticking out of the chassis, large LED screen. Chassis feels surprising stiff for all plastic.
FYI, the ethernet port is 10/100/1000 (gigabit capable) even thought the NewEgg specs say only 10/100.
Overall, I like it- I really do. Money well spent.
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