Date Joined: 01/04/05
Pros: Easy to install if you have the right type of card with an SMA connector. Looks nice.
Cons: So far no performance increase over the supplied antenna from the two manufacture cards I have tried it on. It is basically a wash, still get signal drop. I was hoping for more
Pros: Used this to power dual AMD FX-72 chip mobo with RAID and backup system. This powersupply is great and has help keep the box cooler since it has second fan and modular connects which improved air flow over old psu that quit after only 9 months. Quiet. Clean, no spikes
Cons: None yet
Pros: This is a great board and really the only choice with AMD FX-74 dual chips. With two cpu it works great as a workstation for graphics and video editing and to serve files to my work group. It runs Ubuntu and Suse Linux flawlessly and I VM Windows XP with little loss of speed (other than the normal slugo nature of Win XP). it is fast and I can run 4-5 programs, rip music and serve files with very little loss in speed or hang.
Cons: Because of dual CPU placement the right case is hard to find. Also the Socket L (1207) is not the easiest to find good cpu cooling units, but these are minor and really reflect more on AMD
Pros: Once I got third-party cpu fans, it runs great, cool and quiet. It is rock solid and has had uptime for months without a single problem. It runs linux well, have had SUSE and Ubuntu on the box and it runs visualization fast and flawlessly. Lots of USB and SATA ports. Works well with a well cooled case (recommend one with a side fan as well as front and back.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I would buy this board again and again. Highly recommended.
Pros: While some have complained that it is not the same quality as it was under IBM, this ThinkPad is still built strong with top-notch components. Keyboard is great. It is fast and reliable. It runs XP Pro and Ubuntu Linux well. Best linux support for laptop I've seen save the lousy ATI support (not Lenovo's fault).
Cons: No firewire. Would be nice if there were better ATI drivers for linux.
Overall Review: I've owned, macs (too hot, too expensive), MicroPC (nice but too heavy), Dell (too much installed junkware, pricey), Toshiba and Sony (both have lousy HD, crash), Fujitsu (nice but fragile) and this Lenovo is the best of them all. Best overall quality to price to Linux support.