Joined on 06/05/06
Could be the last laptop
Pros: Light weight was one of my wife's requirements. This laptop weights 2.4 pounds.
Cons: No problems yet.
Overall Review: The display should have 4K native resolution. A M2 PCIe SSD would be better than the M2 SATA SSD. Laptop looks great. Will be used for mild Internet usage and gaming. Getting close to retirement, so this could be her last laptop. I would recommend this laptop.
Pros: No moving parts.
Cons: Quit working in less than a year. Laptop no longer reckonize the SSD. It was used very lightly. It was installed in my wifes laptop used mostly for internet surfing.
Overall Review: You would expect more from a device with no moving parts. SSD's do not live up to their hype.
Not customization friendly
Pros: 4K UHD native resolution.
Cons: No easy access to upgradeable parts (memory, HDD, etc.). Has a one piece bottom cover that must come off to access memory, HDD, and other parts.
Overall Review: I had a spare SSD, so the first thing I did was to remove the 1TB HDD and replaced it with my SSD. Getting use to the red back lit keyboard, wish the letters and numbers were a little brighter.
Update - Replacement item working
Pros: This is an update to my previous review. I received the replacement item and had zero issues with it so far. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now. I am using it via a USB 2 connection. I don't have a USB 3 port available to test the USB 3 speed.
Cons: Price. After I bought this, I saw the same item new for the same price. The recondition price should be discounted more.
Overall Review: I reformated the drive as exFAT instead of the default NTFS.
USB 1.1 vs USB 2.0
Pros: USB 1.1 is required for older PCs that do not recognize USB 2.0 (later versions of Win95, Win98, Win98 SE, WinMe, Win2000 and early versions of WinXP).
Cons: It's not USB 2.0. USB 1.1 has maximum throughput of 12Mbps (1.5MBps) and USB 2.0 has a maximum throughput of 480Mbps (60MBps).
Overall Review: It's time for USB 3.0 to make its appearance.
Pros: Price. 24 inch. No dead pixels. No humming noise as in other reviews. Plays commercial Blue-Ray movies with the free CyberLink PowerDVD BD version 7.3 software (included).
Cons: If using HDMI, screen dispalys blue screen instead of going into power saver mode.
Overall Review: Replaced 19" widescreen. Using nVidia 8800GTS 320MB video card. Some DVI to HDMI adapters do not fit into the HDMI port. The HDMI port is not mounted flush with the monitor case.