Joined on 11/20/03
Pretty Good Gaming Mouse
Pros: Very precise, much tighter than the MX500 it replaced. I really didn’t expect it to be noticeable, but the difference in targeting with WOW, BF2, etc. is amazing. Unique USB cord; kind of nylon mesh covered making it hard to tangle, catch, or bind. Nice touch.
Cons: For the love of Pete, can’t Logitech make a mouse whose finish doesn’t rub off in a couple of months?!!! It seems to be a problem with Logitech mice; the groovy orange/silver/black starts to wear off with what I’d consider normal use. And no, I don’t have sweaty palms. Weights are a bit of a pain since you’re going to lose (misplace) the extras within a month.
Overall Review: It’s a fantastic performer. I was skeptical of how much difference there would be between the G5 and the MX500, but you’ll notice how tight the G5 is in the first few minutes use. The non-binding USB cord makes it almost as free-feeling as a cordless. Great for gaming.
Pros: Holds two HDD's, supports both 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 drives. A whole lot more convenient than the separate power supply/USB adapter route. But...
Cons: Just like others reported, it is Not recognized by the computer. Tried and tried, used all the USB ports available on the machine, turned on and off, numerous HDD's, and nothing. Lights on the unit work, HDD's spin up, but as far as the computer is concerned, it's a block of wood. Pity. I would have liked it to work.
Overall Review: The concept is good, but the execution is severely lacking. They need another manufacturer to build these units. I'd recommend taking a pass on this one and go for another brand with demonstrated QA/QC.
Seriously flawed mounting bracket
Pros: Big fan of Enermax cooling systems. Have the previous generation liquid cooler on my older AMD FX-based system. On the Liqfusion: Hoses are pliable enough for different mounting alignments, looks decent, like that it's serviceable with ports for coolant, but...
Cons: The mounting system is truly atrocious. Does not fit some modern motherboards with cooling shields on the back (which are becoming more common). Tried it on a Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7, and the massive back bracket wouldn't fit due to the MB cooling plates. It was also more than a little difficult to align the screws with the padding in place. screws, padding, washers, and align with the holes in the MB... Challenging. The instructions could be better as they leave out mention of the foam pad affixed to the rear mounting plate. With the non-conductive padding, I'm not sure about the necessity of the plastic washers. Belt and suspenders? The radiator itself has some cooling fin issues, as some of them were bent and/or out of alignment. It's all about airflow, and it appears that there is some unneeded restriction in the radiator due to the cooling fins. Perhaps some QC.
Overall Review: So very disappointed. For Revision 2 I'd suggest that perhaps rather than an omnibus mounting bracket that will kind of fit every processor known, Enermax consider a couple of brackets specifically made for particular CPU mounting styles. It may cost a quarter more in manufacturing, but it would be well worth it.
110mm SSD, perfect for Gigabyte Aorus
Pros: One of the few, and bay far the cheapest SSD that will fit the Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 Motherboard. Faster than SATA, but definitely not 960 or 970 speeds. Makes a great nearly 1 TB second SSD drive.
Cons: Took a bit longer to fill the order and ship; about a week. Spoiled, I know.
Overall Review: This is an Enterprise drive and support is limited, but it works just fine.
Pros: The Aero 15 is a niche Laptop. If you want powerful, light, small, and have serious cash on hand, then the Gigabyte is a good choice. If you don’t mind weight, love a 4K screen, and want to keep some cash for a good tote, mouse, VR setup, or a couple of over priced espresso creations, then there are other laptops out there that have similar or better specs for hundreds less. It boils down to how much you want to spend for the small form factor of this laptop. Oh, and how much ORANGE is worth to you. Pros: • I7 Kaby Lake and GTX 1060 6 GB • SIZE!!! • Battery life • Screen is awesome. Not 4K, but none the less, pretty stellar. And there is virtually no bezel to detract from the view. • Thunderbolt port • Expandability: It comes with a single 16 GB memory chip and has an empty slot for a second. Also, there is another M2 slot for a second SDD HD. • It’s Orange! OK, not to everyone’s liking, but I think it sets it apart from every other black or silver laptop I encounter in the board room/chambers. I’ll have to find a matching tie…
Cons: Cons: Yes, there are a few… • VERY(!!!) expensive! For the price you can find similar offerings for hundreds less, some with even better specs. The Lenovo M720 with 4K screen is one that I was seriously considering, but it was coming in at over 7 lbs (the Aero is only 4 and change). • SSD is SATA. Really, at this price point I would have expected better. Thankfully there is another M2 slot that will be occupied by something much more in line with the rest of the laptop’s specs. • Camera Placement: I get it, not much choice here with the ultra-thin bezel. But having the person on the other end of Skype looking up my nose is just uncomfortable. • Software: OK, this is annoying. The Gigabyte updater will identify the latest drivers and recommend updates. Unfortunately, it does not always recognize newer installed drivers and will notify you to “Update” to an older version. They kind of drop the ball on keeping their roll outs up to date. • Other: Some have commented on the track pad, but I have no issues with it. Seems relatively intuitive.
Overall Review: Cut to the chase: I am VERY happy with this Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop. The deciding factor for me in choosing this over competing models (Lenovo M720 4K, Asus ROG, MSI) was its size and battery life. The hardest part to overcome was the price. You do pay a premium for this near zero-bezel laptop, but having a 15.6 inch squeezed into a 14-inch size was worth it for me. Barely. The price premium is very, very hard to overcome. That said, upon receiving it I have no regrets. It fits my needs and I would buy it again.
Decent, quiet fan
Pros: Bought two for my Cooler Master HAF XB case to cool the SATA hard drives. Yes, some people still use those! They are quiet, move a decent amount of air, and provide rubber mounting tabs as well as screws.
Overall Review: Would buy them again. A LOT quieter than the Cooler Master fans they replaced.
Good product, shipping desperately needs work
Pros: The SSD was as advertised with no issues. Very happy with the product and price. Cons: Eleven days to ship the product. Seriously, you are competing with the big A who will ship in two days, or a week on a long haul. At this point it's down to customer service, and eleven days will just not cut it in this cut throat market. It's an SSD that is incredibly small and weighs ounces. Eleven days to deliver will not keep you in business long.