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ASUS Laptop S550CA-SS51T Intel Core i5 3317U (1.70GHz) 6GB Memory 1TB HDD 24GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Two HDD's
USB 3.0, HDMI and 10-Key NumPad
Low Price
Well built
Small AC Adapter and low overall weight
12 second boot up time when OS installed on SSD

Cons: Website does not provide any drivers if you want to downgrade from Win 8/8.1 to Win 7
Fingerprint magnet
No room to add memory all slots are full
No expansion card slot
Ethernet slot is a slim port which makes it slightly difficult to plug-in/unplug

Other Thoughts: All in all the laptop is built well for a good price (even at full price) and provides all the feature a good portable laptop needs. I would definitely suggest getting this for school and just about everything else short of high end gaming, a/v editing, etc
If you downgrade to Win 7 simply look up the Hardware ID for each device in your search engine to figure what drivers you are missing.
If you make a custom slimmed down version of Win 7 you can fit it along with Office and an Antivirus on the SSD. Take out hibernation and page file from the SSD to save space.

CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-16GB
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs It's a thumbdrive buy it... 10/31/2011

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFUSB2.0-16GB

Pros: It's a thumbdrive covered in works good and it's cheap. 10 years ago we paid 200$ for 1GB the size of slices of bread and about 2.5lbs, today 20$ for 16gb and it weighs 3 oz...we got it made now :)

Cons: Nobody should have issues with thumb drives...

Vantec NexStar CX 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Dropped a 300gb sata laptop hdd in it. It does what it's supposed to. Have not had any issues so far though. The price is unbeatable

Cons: It gets a bit hot after a while, this thing was not exactly meant for breathing...mainly absorption of heat.


Alexandru T.'s Profile

Display Name: Alexandru T.

Date Joined: 12/21/06

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 12/10/09
  • Last Review: 04/11/14
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