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Travis B.

Travis B.

Joined on 12/14/08

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Most Critical Review

Don't Bother

ThinkPad W510 Laptop Intel Core i7 1.70GHz 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, 18 Month Warranty, Dock Included
ThinkPad W510 Laptop Intel Core i7 1.70GHz 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, 18 Month Warranty, Dock Included

Pros: Nice looking laptop. However, since I couldn't boot the machine, this is the only Pro

Cons: Yup, it's the power adapter again. Despite the three other reviewers *all* mentioning improper power adapters, Newegg continues to ship these with the same problem. In fact, this time I got a 65W power adapter, not even the insufficient 90W the others received. This wasn't even enough to properly boot the machine. And I don't know what magic the other reviewer pulled off, but Newegg told me they didn't care about my satisfaction and that I needed to RMA the whole thing. Oh, and since it's a refurb, I can't return it for a refund. Have a nice day.

Overall Review: So, don't bother unless you really need an expensive paperweight.

Do not buy refurbished

EVGA 02G-P4-3651-RX GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Manufactured Recertified
EVGA 02G-P4-3651-RX GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Manufactured Recertified

Pros: Well, when the first one was working, before it caused my system to lock up, the graphics quality was great.

Cons: Two lemons. The first one would cause my system to lock up after about an hour. This was difficult to diagnose because I also installed a new hard drive and I blamed my problems on it. However, after the interval worsened to about 10 minutes I tried throwing my old GTX 280 in and the problem went away. Put the 650 back in and problem came back. Returned it for a replacement, a 12% markup on my original purchase. The new one didn't even get that far. Only on the initial boot screen did it work. Next, the bootloader had bad pixel scattering. Finally, the display was completely garbled and unusable once it booted to the os. I'm pretty certain that this isn't a driver issue like one reviewer had because the display was fine (for awhile anyway) with the first card and the same drivers are installed. I also don't believe it's an issue with the power supply like another reviewer had because I'm using an 850w psu and I'm not running that much on it.

Overall Review: The next replacement might be fine and run with no problems. However, I'm not willing to take that risk because every time I do, it's another shipping charge (and sorry, I'm not paying $50 a year to get service I get for free elsewhere).