Date Joined: 07/16/14
Pros: - The touchscreen works ok
- Fast enough for maybe 1 chrome tab or something like that
Cons: - Too slow to have pretty much any sort of multitasking
- Battery doesn't last very long
- I bought this laptop for my mom, but it was just too slow and small for her. Bought a chromebook instead and she loves it.
Pros: - Beautiful aluminum body
- Super fast (it is a chromebook after all), and the 4GB of ram really helps it stay fast for whatever my mom has to do on it
- ChromeOS is easy to use for a laywoman like my mom who doesn't know a whole lot about computers
- It is nearly impossible for this machine to get a virus, which is great
Cons: - The lid dents easily as my mom found out, but it didn't crack the screen because of the sturdy construction
Pros: - Performs great. Over 144 fps in lighter titles like league of legends and overwatch, and over 60fps in games like witcher 3.
- Looks awesome with the huge 3 fan design and extra heatsink.
- Cools very well despite my case having awful airflow.
- Still kicking a year later and runs like the day I got it.
Cons: - Draws a ton of power
- 4GB Vram makes it so that I cannot reliably run lighter games with supersampling turned on, but this isn't that big of a deal
Pros: - Cheap. At the time of purchasing, for $50 you couldn't find a much better case
- Looks pretty nice, despite not having a tempered glass sidepanel
- Cable routing is easy enough with the locations of the holes for cables
- Plenty of space for my extra long Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury gpu
Cons: - Airflow is quite bad, as there is not a proper mount for a 120mm fan on the front and there are very minimal vents to let air in on that side
- Fan controller built into case is almost always lame because you have no software control. I don't use this feature because of it and use different fans instead
- Only one usb 3.0 port on the front panel
Pros: - Built in wifi is actually quite good and is more stable than a lot of laptop wifi I have used in the same location in my house
- Has a very nice black and white color scheme with nothing too ugly on the board
- Plenty of connectors for my storage and future proof with m.2 slots and rgb header for future upgrades
- No blue screens or system errors that I can tell were caused by mobo on both windows 10 and ubuntu 18.04
Cons: - Memory support slightly dissapointing, as I am using a 2x8 3000mhz kit from corsair that I can only get to 2800mhz stable
- ASrock RGB software is a little lackluster and the LEDs aren't quite the same color that you pick in the software
Pros: - At the time of purchasing, $100 for a 480GB ssd was a pretty good deal
- Fast enough for loading games and occasionally copying large files to external storage (haven't measured)
- Doesn't have an egregiously ugly design if that is something you care about
Cons: - Bought 2 of this ssd, one for my laptop and one for my desktop. The one I put in my desktop got corrupt sectors after about 1-2 months of use, so I rmaed it
- RMA process was EXTREMELY slow. Took over 1 month to receive replacement ssd, this may have been a one time thing, but it was frustrating nonetheless.