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This review is from: Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P (59375624) 15.6" Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700MQ (2.40 GHz) Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT750M Discrete Graphics (SLI) 16 GB Memory 24 GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 8 Gaming Laptop
Pros: Everything. Something I recommend to everyone - read the specs and you can even get the product manual off the Lenovo site. You get what it says you get. The SLi'd 650m's are amazing. 1080p HD screen with matte finish is beautiful. Keyboard feels great, good response, tactile finish is wonderful and the adjustable (3 settings - off, medium brightness, high brightness) backlit keys not only increase functionality in the dark but looks very awesome. The mousepad takes a little getting used to but is not nearly as bad as some have tried to say. I also recommend getting the 24gb SSD drive as this means your laptop will include the connector for an SSD (if you get the hybrid, there is no hookup for a second harddrive unless they're changing it in the future). The longest I've waited for the computer to boot up is 12 seconds since completing the initial bootup.
Cons: Just a small quirk but like many other have said, it's a fingerprint magnet. Just be a clean adult and it'll only be a minor annoyance. Mouse pad did take getting used to but once you understand the little things about it, it's a cinch. If you're going to game or even photo editing things, you'll have a mouse anyways!
Other Thoughts: Something that irks me terribly about so many reviews - people complaining about things they already read about a product in the specs, etc. This laptop comes with Windows 8, that can't be a con since you KNEW it was going to come with it. So again I say, read the specs and product info, everything, and if you see something you don't like, keep looking around. This laptop at it's price point is fairly amazing and Lenovo has produced a machine that has easy access to it's internals!
Also, as with any computer, laptop, piece of hardware, etc, update your drivers. My first 2 steps were to uninstall all included software I didn't want and then updated everything. I have zero problems with SLi thus far and it seems like Lenovo must now include an updated driver for the wireless as I've had zero issues downloading, browsing and playing games online. That said, Lenovo's website was a little difficult to navigate so here is the link to everything software wise (drivers, software, etc) to do with this laptop: http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035829
This includes all drivers and current fixes (Windows 8.1 SLi fix!!)
So for the last time, read! Always. Know what you're buying and do what you can to understand it. For the price, this thing is fairly amazing and while I fought with myself over spending a decent amount of money on a laptop when I built a desktop just last year, I'm 24 hours into feeling quite satisfied about my purchase.
This review is from: Nikon D3000 Black 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Lens
Pros: Everything you need and could want in an entry level DSLR. I went from a point-and-shot to this and the difference goes beyond staggering. Very useful settings and a button that gives you information on whatever menu item you've selected (Ex. If you're adjust the ISO, you can press the ? button and it'll explain what adjusting the ISO does.) It's conviently sized and the weight is very comfortable when held. Takes excellent pictures.
Cons: This is en ENTRY level DSLR. That means if you have already owned a DSLR, this won't that step-up you might be hoping for. That said, if you have a D40 or older, the D3000 offers some newer, much nicer features, imo. The only con I can honestly think of is not knowing how to use all the settings on this camera, aha.
Other Thoughts: My camera arrived and would not focus properly under Autofocus. The focus bracket, as seen through the view finder as [ ] around a focal point, was strictly off to the right. Ended up the focusing centers had become misaligned. I can only imagine it might've taken a little bang here or there during the shipping process, but NewEgg's customer service very, very quickly remedied the situation and I have a new one on the way. Newegg's customer service is, as always, beyond expectation.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Writing a follow-up to my previous review. So far, all my LED's are burning bright and true. My only guess is that possibly people have done things to damage the wiring for the front of the case (if you're not careful and open the front of the case as far as it goes, there are some wires that get a bit pinched. This could lead to breaks in the wiring inside the plastic lines.)
I still recommend this to anyone looking for a sturdy show piece of a case.
Cons: Window support bar thing suddenly has become a little harder to get out because of something that's happened to the plastic click-in piece. Nothing that can't be quick-fixed I'm sure.
Other Thoughts: I still recommend this, especially at the price. I have friends (albeit friends who don't do their own building) asking me if I went out and spent a grand or two on a new computer - just because it's clear-sided and lights up a corner of my room at night.READ FULL REVIEW