Excellent Refurb Desktop PC8/25/2019 7:06:16 AM

Pros: Delivery was fast. PC was spotlessly clean on the inside. It started right up. The only change that I made was to replace the mechanical HDD with a new SSD which makes this a speed demon.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Go for it at this price.

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Great Monitor and it came with a Data Port connection but no VGA12/10/2016 11:50:37 AM

Pros: Beautiful clear display of text and or graphics. Splitting screen to do side by side comparison of tax returns for current year and past year works very well with either Windows 10 software or the LG software. Sound from the built in speakers is reasonable. Video Connections on the one that I received are HDMI1, HDMI2, Data Port and DVI-D. Running in 2560 X 1080 on a Lenovo Laptop using Intel video chip. Base is very stable. Monitor is almost infinitely adjustable for height and tilt.

Cons: The LG "Joystick" controller takes a bit of getting used to. Download the drivers from the LG website for Windows 10. It works well once you spend some time with it. For my purposes, I'm sticking with a HDMI switch that I used previously into HDMI1 in order to avoid using the LG joystick.

Overall Review: Got tired of two monitors on my desk and reclaimed some desktop space. Also cut down on the heat from 2 monitors being on.

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Very good reconditioned Corporate Class i55/12/2016 12:04:54 PM

Pros: Windows 10 Pro pre-installed. Thoroughly cleaned insides (no dust bunnies). Lots of USB 2.0 (10). Started right up and worked well.

Cons: It was a royal pain to open the case to upgrade Memory from 2 sticks of 2 Gigs to 2 sticks of 4 Gigs. It should have been very easy as illustrated at HP website for this PC. Once I got it open, subsequent reopenings were very easy as expected.

Overall Review: I upgraded memory and used Crucial Ballistix DDR3- 1600 1.5v 2 sticks @ 4 GIGs each for 8 total. Also took an old Sandisk SSD and cloned the disk with Acronis TI. Machine now starts to desktop in under 20 seconds and is ready to and does fly! Yes, it's a 5 or 6 year PC but it has an early I5 and some upgrade ability. Be forewarned that while there may be some PCI slots that the power supply has no extra connections. It's a great PC for surfing, office work, etc.

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It's a great upgrade from the Logitech 7006/15/2014 12:10:11 PM

Pros: Very easy setup using Android app on Lg-G2 phone and network in house. Their software copied over the settings in my old Logi Harmony 700 that was showing signs of age and brain damage from too many drops on the tile floor. The whole job took less than 15 minutes.

Cons: They could include in the package a bit more detail - explanation of what the buttons on the included remote and in the Android app are meant to be for. I've figured most of them out but at first, it was "take a guess". Also, I didn't immediately realize that some of the activities have more than 1 screen of data - icons to display

Overall Review: I have a Denon AVR-e300; 3 HDMI In, 1 out to TV Samsung HD TV and Bluray Comcast - Motorola HDMI DVR box Roku3 and Nintendo. Everything worked on first try. It's a pleasure to not have to reach for the Roku controller anymore. I have all of my components in a wall unit and was skeptical as to whether the IR would get to the Cable box, TV and bluray without use of the included external IR blaster. To my very pleasant surprise, everything worked right and continues to work and switch nicely between the "activities"

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Great laptop for business or home5/22/2014 11:23:50 AM

Pros: Great Processor, fast boot to Windows 7, easy access to add memory and minimal bloatware. It comes with Win 7 Pro preinstalled. If you want Windows 8, the DVDs (4 of them) are in the box. You may also need a BIOS update and make changes in the BIOS for UEFI boot for Windows 8. You can't have both installed. It's either one or the other.

Cons: No backup media for Windows 7. I used a 16 GIG USB stick to create the Win 7 Pro in case of a hard disk failure. Minor bloatware. Norton AV (30 day). Nitro PDF which is a great program but expensive and some Lenovo cloud based backup items.

Overall Review: I buy about 10 laptops a year for clients, friends and family. Lenovo is my "go to" brand. This Lenovo is with an insurance salesman (neighbor) and he loves it as do I. This is a new model (4/2014) and came with Windows 7 Pro Service Pack 1. It needed considerable updates but with a Comcast 50MBS service this was done in about 3 hours. It starts, runs and shuts down fine. It's secure for a business (Pro version). At time of purchase (local retailer) I also picked up one stick of 4 GIG DDR3 to put in the 2nd slot that I knew would be empty. Install of memory required undoing 3 screws and using a credit card to pry the cover off. Start to finish was 5 minutes. The battery is good for anywhere from 3 - 5 hours depending on what you are doing. Please don't lose the charger. For about a year now Lenovo has been using a unique rectangular plug which may be hard to replace. Finally, from a quick look at Lenovo.com there may be a better battery available if you really need it.

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Looks Good but where's the manual12/10/2013 12:01:30 PM

Pros: USB 3.0 as well as power and reset button on top. Easy to use no tool 5" drive bay. Great mount for SSD on top of 3.5" cage. Motherboard standoffs pre-installed and it came with cardboard washers.

Cons: No manual in the box or as of today online. The hard drive (3.5") tool less isn't explained and I had a number of pieces of rails marked "R" but no corresponding "L" . The fan wires as shipped without instructions as to what to do with them was perplexing. I got it right on the first try once I spotted the molex which powers them. There still are a number of unused wires for the "front" which I didn't see what they were for or how to eventually make use of them.

Overall Review: I've been building pcs for over 10 years. This was my first gaming case vs the conventional business AT cases including Antec that I've used in the past. Build quality of the case is good. Weight is very light compared to anything else of this mid tower size. Sides come off easily and went back on easily. The one back expansion slot that I needed to remove came off with minimal effort with the pre-scoring that Antec had already done.

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Great Value - AHCI Note9/10/2010 1:36:25 PM

Pros: It has every modern connection you can think of! Be aware that when you first start it up it asks you to choose IDE vs AHCI mode. If you select the AHCI your boot time is a little faster to Win 7 and you gain hot plug and play ability with eSata drives which is handy to have. What do you lose? You lose the ability to boot from a CD without first resetting your CMOS via a jumper on the motherboard. I use Norton Ghost 2003 on a bootable CD (I partition all of my drives) and make an image of the full activated install so that if a virus or a teen hits it, I can restore it in 20 minutes or less vs. the 5 hours that it takes to install all of the various pieces of software and then have to do all of the activations and telephone calls. This board has the ability to save up to 10 different CMOS configuration settings. I solved this problem by saving two CMOS files. The first is the "IDE mode" file the second is the SATA-AHCI file. (Cont'd in Cons)

Cons: NOT A CON. The IDE mode is the mode that the system will start in if you do not answer the AHCI inquiry with a Y for YES. All you need to do is enter the BIOS via the DEL button and restore the IDE file when the need arises to be able to boot a CD/DVD. If you go this route, you avoid taking the side cover off your case and jumping the CMOS pins. When would you want to boot a DVD/CD? How about a Windows 7 Repair, Norton Ghost 2010 or any other bootable DVD.

Overall Review: This is my 10th Gigabyte board this year and the greatest yet! This build has: 1) GA-880GMA-UD2H 2) AMD/ATH II X4 635 3) Two sticks of GSkill F3-10600CL9D 4) WD 1TB SATAIII WD1002FAEX 5) Win 7 HP 64 Bit 6) Antec NSK 4482 7) OCZ550FTY psu 8) All from NewEgg Works great, runs fast and performs well and my friends/customers love them!!

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Great Board - be careful about the AHCI9/10/2010 1:27:55 PM

Pros: It has every modern connection you can think of! Be aware that when you first start it up it asks about IDE vs AHCI mode. If you select the AHCI your boot time is a little faster to Win 7 and you gain hot plug and play ability with eSata drives which is handy to have. What do you lose? You lose the ability to boot from a CD without first resetting your CMOS via a jumper on the motherboard. If you want to Norton Ghost Image your installation (I partition all of my drives) and make an image of the full activated install so that if a virus or a teen hits it, I can restore it in 20 minutes or less vs. the 5 hours that it takes to install all of the various pieces of software and to do all of the activations. This board has the ability to save up to 10 different CMOS configuration settings. I solved this problem by saving two CMOS files. The first is the "IDE mode" file the second is the SATA-AHCI file. (Cont'd in Cons)

Cons: NOT A CON. The IDE mode is the mode that the system will start in if you do not answer the AHCI inquiry with a Y for YES. All you need to do is enter the BIOS via the DEL button and restore the IDE file when the need arises to be able to boot a CD/DVD. If you go this route, you avoid taking the side cover off your case and jumping the CMOS pins. When would you want to boot a DVD/CD? How about a Windows 7 Repair, Norton Ghost 2010 or any other bootable DVD.

Overall Review: This is my 10th Gigabyte board this year and the greatest yet! This build has: 1) GA-880GMA-UD2H 2) AMD/ATH II X4 635 3) Two sticks of GSkill F3-10600CL9D 4) WD 1TB SATAIII WD1002FAEX 5) Win 7 HP 64 Bit 6) Antec NSK 4482 7) OCZ550FTY psu Works great, runs fast!! and performs well.

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Great replacement board for Dell XPS7/16/2010 6:26:36 AM

Pros: Great layout, excellent manual, plenty of cables and it worked perfectly from the first try. In addition, it took my HD which was setup for a Dell XPS710 (LGA775 Board with an Intel c2d 7600) that was dying with Windows 7 Pro74 Bit and immediately loaded the applicable drivers on the first startup. I only had to do a reactivation which took five minutes. For roughly $90, plus the cost of a case and Power Supply, I've got a great computer again!

Cons: None

Overall Review: I wish that one of the fan connections was closer to the front of the case so that I wouldn't have to have a wire extended clear across the board.

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might be picky on memory4/29/2010 6:49:49 PM

Pros: Easy install of Win 7/64 bit or XP 32 bit. Nice layout and solid performance thus far. Great price for an AM3 board! New Bios supports 6 core AMD processor.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I first tried 2 sticks (4 Gigs) of Corsair 2 Gigs each DDR2 (6400). Machine posted but wouldn't install Win 7. It kept blue screening at different spots. Did some research on web & decided to try different memory. Went with 2 Gigs total of Patriot DDR2 (6400) and Win 7 installed start to finish in 20 minutes. Then tried it with XP which is what my friend wants on this pc and all is fine. XP drivers install easily with two or three automatic reboots. Seems solid & stable so far. This is my 5th Gigabyte board in the last year and all have worked well. This one has an extremely low price for the features and quality.

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Tomato Firmware - Fast & Easy12/9/2009 2:36:00 PM

Pros: Great Router once you flash it to Tomato 1.25! I’ve had mine for 4 months and its absolutely solid. Here's a quick & easy way to do which builds on Foodnut's 8/31/09 review notes. 1. Go to ASUS website & download firmware version (WL520gu_2.0.0.8_EN.trx. 2. Download Tomato with USB support (ver 1.25 with USB). You will most likely need to get/use a RAR unzip program to open the file. After decompressing go to File Manager and rename the uncompressed Tomato file to: WL520gu_2.0.0.9_EN.trx. 3. Plug in the router's A/C adapter and an ethernet wire from port 1 of the router to your computer. If using a laptop or wireless pc turn off the wireless before doing this. 4. Start IE and go 192.168.1.1.1. Login and passwords are admin. 5. Once you are in the ASUS firmware click on ADMIN, FIRMWARE UPGRADE, BROWSE and then browse to where you downloaded and uncompressed the file in step 1. Then click on UPGRADE FIRMWARE. (Yes, you are going back in time firmware wise but it’s only for 6 mi

Cons: It's too bad that ASUS doesn't ship it with the Tomato firmware.

Overall Review: Don't be afraid to try it. The first time I did this back in July without benefit of Foodnut's review I did the whole 9 years with DD_WT first and spent an afternoon getting one router to where I wanted it. This afternoon with these instructions I did two routers in 15 minutes a piece!

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WD2500BEKT12/27/2008 6:28:33 PM

Pros: Excellent replacement drive for the 120 gig Hitachi that Dell included in my Vostro laptop. No problem in going from SATA 1.5 to SATA 3.0. No discernable difference in the battery life in going from a 5400 RPM to the 7200 RPM in this drive. The extra memory in the cache seems to make everything load faster. Very quiet and vibration free.

Cons: Can NewEgg knock the price further down?

Overall Review: As a A+ COMPTIA tech, I can definitely recommend this drive as a great upgrade for your laptop! Yes, it's OEM, but you'll have the mounting screws from your old drive to reuse and XP and your ghosting software will take care of the rest.

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Great little box10/4/2003 7:24:05 PM

Comments: This is my first small form factor but not my first build. The build went well took just about an hour and it runs great. Temps are about 50c under load. Noise is minimal. System built with 2500XP; 2 sticks crucial micron 256 each @ 2700, Asus CDRW and Maxtor 7200 Diamonmax 9. The only problem I had was a conflct between NERO INCD and the NVIDIA IDE Drivers. I've had this with other Nvidia boards. Just SAY NO, to the Nvidea IDE driver install, and you'll save yourself a lot of grief. Biostar manual which is in several languages could use a little clearer instructions on how to release hard disk cage. After removing thumb screw on right, you need to lift release lever which faces the back of the machine. CPU retention clips work well and were a breeze to install. Hopefully it will hold the CPU in place. This box has to travel UPS to its final destination. As usual NewEgg is great for price and service. Finally, BioStar tech does take orders for printer cable if you need it. It's still not here at NewEgg. Hopefully, it will be for the next time I build one.

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