Date Joined: 07/19/06
Pros: We've been using the Dell E5540 for a while, and it's been working well.
Cons: This particular refurb is very very slow. Installs, file moves are extremely slow. As if whoever refurbed this used the cheapest, slowest HDD possible.
Pros: None Other than it was fairly straight forward to set up.
Cons: Many. First, Asus' tech support is abysmal. They really aren't interested in helping their customers post sale.
It wouldn't maintain configuration for more than couple of days. I found that I constantly had to reboot it just to get it to work. Sometimes several times in a single session.
Overall Review: This was the beginning of the end of my business relationship with Asus. Luckily Newegg stepped up and refunded my money so that I could get a similar item from another manufacturer that works.
Pros: Price is good, Laptop is in great condition overall. Almost looks new.
Cons: Hard drive cage is missing. So they used some inferior double sided tape to affix them in place. Issue is, this tape isn't temperature stable and the hard drive will eventually disconnect itself rendering the laptop useless. I purchased three and each one had this condition. Apparently, when this company obtained these laptops for refurbishment, the hard drives were removed, cage and all.
Overall Review: This isn't likely going to prevent me from purchasing more as they did come forward and admit the issue and offered to replace the cages as they were made available.
Overall Review: Just look under "features" on the product page for all the information you need to obtain.
Pros: Smallish, fairly fast printing speed. Overall ease of use. Battery powered, BT connectivity as standard.
Cons: No included cable. Cheap feeling construction. Panels are very easily broken. Not as good as the previous model. Missing SD slot. HP no longer includes the USB cable. (COME ON HP! You're paying cents on the dollar for these things) Larger than previous offerings. Top cover can be challenging to open and can break if one isn't careful.
Overall Review: The HP Officejet 100 is an "evolution" of previous portable printers offered in the past (HP 350, 450, 460, H470)
However, it's larger, heavier and appears to have lost some function, at least for the "base" models. For instance, the the built-in SD card reader is missing.
I'm at a loss as to why HP took this route. The name of the game is adding features while at the same time making for a smaller package.
My company has nearly 100 HP 460 & H470 printers. They are fairly robust and are small enough to fit within the confines of a backpack.
The OJ 100 is larger by over 20mm in width and 10mm in length. It's also heavier by almost .5 Kg. This doesn't seem like much, but it does add up.
It also doesn't seem to be any faster than the H470 it is replacing. It uses the same ink cartridges, so print quality isn't any better.
From a business POV, I like that it uses the same ink cartridges as before, but the power cable is different. I miss the H470, I think it was superior.
Pros: So far solid, Not real issues with functionality. Very visible activity light. Rubber shell make it nigh invulnerable to accidental drops.
Cons: That same wonderful external casing, also make it somewhat bulky when inserting the drive into some USB ports. Especially on some notebook computers or USB ports with recessed connectors.
Overall Review: You might want to make sure that it'll work in your particular environment before commuting to this drive.
Pros: I'm not going to repeat what others have said. I'll say that Newegg is amazing when it comes to shipping. I ordered 1/23/09 & got it 1/26/09. I would have had it sooner were it not for the weekend.
I can say from my professional standpoint that WD has the lowest failure rate of all P/SATA drives. I won't mention their SCSI drives ;-)
The innovations that are included in this drive aren't themselves revolutionary, but in the combinations that they are used in this one drive make it brilliant.
Cons: None, see "other comments"
Overall Review: Let's make this clear: OEM drives DO NOT come with mounting hardware or cables. This is not a con nor should that be considered a failing on Newegg or Western Digitals part. Make sure you have your own hardware. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.
This is a high performance drive. IT'S GOING TO BE WARM. you've been warned.
To those who give a rating of one "egg" because the drive was DOA need to re-rate the item when the RMA is resolved. A DOA can be for many reasons & should not reflect the drive series as a whole. Actually this applies to ANYTHING you review. Those 'bad' reviewers need to remember to go back & make a review based on the working units performance.
Hard drives are rated in Millionbytes, not MEGABYTES. Therefore a 750GB drive will format to less than 700GB 750GB/1.073=698GB minus the normal bit loses from formatting. This is NOT misrepresentation of hard drives. Stop complaining.
Finally, do your own homework to ensure compatibility BEFORE you buy.
Pros: Un-cluttered, efficient design. Actually has an AGP slot! (remember those?) Good BIOS configurability. Onboard video. Plenty of USB ports & headers. Decent quality sound. The board is well laid out & labled.
Cons: None in particular, HOWEVER, it'd be better if it had more PATA connectors, (has only one set) For some reason MoBos still have floppy, serial & LPT ports. Those need to go.(IMO) There are only 2 PCI slots, but that may not be an issue for some people.
Overall Review: It's been a long while since I used Biostar products. They have come a LONG way for the better. The manual is pretty good and informative. Also I've never been a big fan of VIA chipsets, however seems they've done some homework as well. I installed this in place of my old AMD (socket-A, & AMD chipset) running Windows 2000 (it works, don't bug me) The transfer went without a hitch asnd the ONLY issue I had was a BIOS incompatibility with a FireWire card I wanted to use. I didn't really need the card so I pulled it. Problem solved.