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Pros: Works adequately
Cons: 6GB (gray) SATA ports work; 3GB BLUE SATA ports do not. Unfortunately only found out about this when I eventually wanted to add a DVD drive to my system
Other Thoughts: spent 3 hours trying different solutions to address what should have been a 5 minute install of a DVD drive. There is reference to SATA 3GB ports being non-functional. ASUS website is worse than appalling...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very responsive, good touch screen, free 200MB per month of T-Mobile wireless is brilliant for checking emails etc when out of Wi-Fi hot spots - a very good idea. All the features you would expect in a laptop of this calibre
Cons: I needed a Windows 8.1 implementation for a very specific business environment. The 8.1 upgrade was an absolute nightmare - see below..
Other Thoughts: This laptop would have received an excellent rating however it came with Windows 8.0...
No problem, so I thought - download the automatic upgrade to 8.1. Seven hours later, after 11 further attempts and having accessed literally hundreds of websites researching the problem (HP support is non-existent - and one of the websites referencing the error generated by this upgrade showed that it had been accessed over 10,000 times!).
Eventually resolved it by going back to basics and reinstalling the Windows 8 operating system - at which stage, it identified the Intel Bluetooth adapter as being an issue. After disabling the adapter, the install went smoothly and the upgrade to 8.1 completed without any issue.
If it was not over a weekend when I had some time to spare, I would have packed the system back into its box and returned it.
Message to HP - this is not a cheap, bottom of the range laptop; Windows 8.1 is not rocket science. It would be really, really appreciated if you could maybe have one of your engineers go through the process that I experienced, identify the issue and post the resolution procedure on your website. This would have saved me hours of frustration, probably save your support staff many hours of resolving issues such as this on a one-on-one basis. It would have also then received a 5 egg rating
Were not for the fact that the Microsoft 8.1 upgrade may be partly to blame in this regard, the rating would have been a single egg...
Please get your act together
This review is from: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 and New iPad Model 920-004013
Pros: Keyboard works like a charm; connects without any problem. Keys are well laid out within the constraints of the size. The cover attaches magnetically and automatically turns the iPad on or off when opened and closed as designed and the entire unit when closed looks elegant.
Cons: With the keyboard cover attached, I CANNOT USE IT AS A TABLET! I am used to the Apple magnetic cover; open it, flip it over to the underside of the device and use the iPad. Trying that with the Logitech cover, I nearly dropped my iPad when the cover came off...! Let me repeat that: to use the iPad as a tablet you have to pull the keypad cover off..
Other Thoughts: It would appear to be a trivial design excercise to have a double hinged cover like the Apple one.... I will be keeping this unit, but I am extraordinarily unhappy that I will have to carry it around separately - or rip it off every time I need to use my iPad...READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Richard P.
Date Joined: 01/20/03
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