Joined on 07/19/06
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: Works.(ish) The seller is trying o bribe me into changing this review.
Cons: Using a 90watt USB-C adapter I can't get more than one video output to work. Also, I needed to disconnect and reconnect it to the laptop in order to charge. Though that may be an issue with Dell and not this unit. The seller is trying o bribe me into changing this review.
Overall Review: The seller is trying o bribe me into changing this review. For the money, I was hoping that I could get dual monitor support. The seller is trying o bribe me into changing this review.
7 weeks on, working quite well.
Pros: Works as advertised. Seriously, that's a major pro for me. There were (mostly, see below) no surprises here. The fans are quiet. Though I can take the color-shifting LEDs or leave them, they are interesting to watch. Though I think it'd be cool if they could be set to act as a drive activity lamp. The hardware seems to be well matched. It's running well within a safe temperature and the PSU seems to be adequate.
Cons: Just a few observations. 1: The case "seems" cheap. The last ATX case I purchased was in 2003. This seems less than sturdy. But that's not really a con, just an observation. 2: The 1TB spindle drive it came with works but was a serious bottleneck when compared to the rest of the system. I removed it as a have a USB 3.2 enclosure with 4 drives. 3: The LED cables weren't connected correctly on receipt. Once connected, everything worked fine. 4: I think cases like this should always come with extra screws and expansion covers. Sometimes things get lost. 5: The cabling wasn't routed and tied to my liking. I don't think bread twist ties should ever be used in a case where there are much better solutions available. I worked my personal magic on the cabling so it wasn't so congested. 6: The RAM is also something of a bottleneck. Though it was done for cost reasons which I understand.
Overall Review: I would 100% purchase this again if it were available. MSI did a good job with the board, CPU, and GPU. Not so much with the RAM and HDD. The case is attractive enough and well thought out if just a little cheap feeling. The GPU is a real selling point here and is very well suited for all but the most extreme gamer type. I've been building systems since the early 1990's. I've seen everything from 2/386 systems/servers right through the current batch of heavy-hitting AMD and Intel CPUs. The individual components for this case purchased separately would be close to if not over $1,500.00.
Horrible. Ordered 1, failed on delivery, ordered a second, same issue.
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.
Looks good, Hard Drive not attached.
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.
Hard drive failure. there were no screws connecting the HDD to the chassis and was disconnected. The field person needed to ship this back to me at a cost of over $100. This is the second time something like this has happened. Most recently, a screw located under HDD loose and lodged into chassis. For the most part, these arrive okay, but a 45w charger isn't adequate to charge these laptops. I don't have time to contact them for every niggly issue as I often need to deploy these into the field.