Date Joined: 08/02/07
Pros: It's an average laptop worth the money i paid for it,if it was not for the battery and the exhausted shape!
Cons: I was waiting to receive the rebate check to leave a review as i applied for it the day i received the computer,dumb me!!
I thought all refurbished are like that.i never had a refurbished laptop before.
I received the laptop totally beat up,dents all over,the front of it was like the computer had fallen and it broke but was never put together right as the right and left sides are not even!! one side is sticking up! the other is normal.
The battery died so quick and i started getting messages to get a new battery on the first week!! now it functions using the adapter only.
Overall Review: The refurbishment is to grade F quality and i'm being nice.i took photos of it out of the box i'll show them to whoever has doubts in my review.
the first day we got it we got a pop up to upgrade to WINDOWS 10 if desired..we did that but it never worked, it kept getting corrupted somewhere during the process.
Pros: package and all is just like the original
Cons: The arms on the frame are not "bowed" enough to keep the glasses on the face like the original.they fall off my face when I bend forward,or move my head quick!! therefor they're useless.
I know the difference cause my wife bought the same model from Macy's and they stick to the face,not like these.
Overall Review: I contacted the seller about this issue and i'm still waiting for a reply it's been 2 months.
Pros: nice bright colors. variety of nice color combinations.
Cons: where to keep the switch?inside the case? outside? i bought 2. 1 of them you have to press 2 times for every color to change.
Overall Review: i hooked it up directly to the psu (meaning no speed/noise control) working at full speed,it still quite and awesome looking
Pros: nice red color.looks nice.
Cons: after wasting a few hours mounting 2 of these on my Corsair H110 radiator(replacing the original corsair 140mm which were quieter with more air flow but no led),one occasionally blinks and when stable it's dimmer than the other. can't control the speed/noise with 3pin plugs. you have to purchase a "fan speed control" for that.that's what the industry requires i guess..what a joke
Overall Review: is it worth it paying $16 for the package to send it back for RMA? why don't you test your product before packaging
Pros: keeps CPU between 28-32 degrees no OC.
Cons: 140mm is better but is an issue.Corsair suggests C70 to go along with this! i don't think so. push/pull configurations are impossible with that computer case.and radiator fits in 1 direction only,with tubes coming out of radiator closer to the end of the case,which could be an issue with some motherboards.
i see water on the tubes ends. i really hope it's not going to spill!
Overall Review: i think this coolant needs at least a full tower with top at least 4 inches away from motherboard.
Pros: roomy.solid.enough fans spots.easy/cool sides opening.
Cons: boring look.not a good choice for CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 140mm fans.unless your ram is ONLY on the right side of the motherboard.
Overall Review: i bought this as it's recommended by Corsair to pair with CORSAIR Hydro Series H110.well,with the screws option on top of the case,you can fit it their way only(tubes coming out of the radiator closer to the rear of the case,you CAN NOT INSTALL THE RADIATOR WITH THE TUBES CLOSER TO THE FRONT OF THE CASE AS THE CHASSIS IS IN THE WAY). now,depending on your motherboard,you might suffer.like i did.i got the GA-X79-UD3,radiator's tubes hitting the ram.
Pros: This is my 3rd ASUS monitor.my first 3d.great screen,in 2d.
Asus also make the best motherboards i ever came across.i build computers.i worked with all brands.but let me tell you,i have an old computer with windows 98,i've literately seen pieces falling off of that asus motherboard,diodes and such,and the darn thing still starts and works....
Cons: Like others,i kept delaying setting up the 3d feature for later...and later..but hey,when and how the heck is it gonna work,no game(Battlefield 3,Batman: Arkham City,L.A. Noire) nor bluray_using TotalMedia Theatre 6_(LIFE OF PI 3D,RESIDENT EVIL RETRIBUTION 3D,MEN IN BLACK 3 3D) would work in 3d(using LITE-ON IHBS112-04),while,using the same (playerTotalMedia Theatre 6) i got my 3d panasonic tv hooked up to the same video card,GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) version 311.06,3d works flawlessly.nvidia control panel 3d keeps failing.my system is a 7 ultimate,12 gigs of memory,i7 960,and EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR for motherboard.
Overall Review: With this price i should have gotten a monitor with a Display Port,and forgot about 3d on the computer.i have the ASUS MS236H and it still works great.and the ASUS VH236H which broke after my kid threw a plastic toy towards it it hit the middle of the screen and shattered the pixels on the inside(i'm still hoping it will work again someday,on it's own,lol). and this one here,which is just as good in quality,but where is the 3d?!.
oh..and t he 2d to 3d option,makes a difference,you'll see things double!
Pros: it is fast.computer boots twice as fast now,and i had a western digital velociraptor.
Cons: i already had a running OS.i just wanted to clone it,and keep everything. before purchasing this,i made sure the software included can do that.well, it can't.maybe if they have included a good serial for the software it would have worked,but the serial included is bogus!i had to do a clean install and lost everything,games with steam and without steam and all programs,lost dirt 2 and other games i had set up with windows live over an email i could'nt remember!! and i can't associate the key code to the new windows live i made....it got so messy..now i can't even download a file to my computer i get error 1327 invalid drive letter,invalid parameter......
Overall Review: a decent company stand by their word.this is my second issue with Samsung.they won't mail me the rebate on "Samsung WEP490 Bluetooth Headset" i bought here too,they said they never received the UPC in the envelope,but after i insisted that i sent it,they found it all of a sudden and sent me the rebate!I'm angry i messed up the computer with this step i took,and i would like to say i won't buy Samsung product again,but not,i still believe Samsung is good.
Pros: great item. not too small not too big.just perfect.thank a lot
Pros: worked fine when i received it.
Cons: it worked ok for less then a month,after that..internet kept getting interrupted,i can never download a file larger than 30 mb
Pros: it keeps cpu cool,in the upper 30's C(eventhough i'm running XMP profile). better than the original I7 heatsink.
Cons: not easy to install if you're not building a brand new system.as you need to get to the back of the motherboard if you have a 1366 socket.forget about the instruction booklet.it will actually mislead you!or it's only made for people whom install 3 of these a day!if this is your first time,the instructions enclosed will not tell you how to hang the fan,i had to search on youtube to find out that you hang the rubber on the fins,it won't even tell you which side of the fan should face the outside(and this is important as 1 side is an exhaust).5 or 6 languages for every sentence! you'll get lost,you would'nt know at some point if they are talking about your socket or the other 10 socket models this heat sink can fit!!
Overall Review: i did not worry about the size. it fits perfectly fine in my NZXT. 4 eggs only over the "genius instructions" enclosed.
Windows 7 Ultimate
i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
(RAM) 12.0 GB
XFX HD 5850 card
Cons: it's simply as fast a usb 1.0
Overall Review: RMA'ed it quicly.lost some money,but it's better than paying any money for this product. all drivers up to date,installed on PCI-Express version 2.0.i tried it with various devices,maximum speed around 30kb/sec(with a seagate external hd usb3.0) and it could be as low as 10kb/sec with other non usb 3.0 devices.
Pros: solid look and feel
Cons: too small for my needs.don't make my mistake and buy it for a digital SLR
Pros: this is a good card for the money.
Cons: it might look sharp,like others said...but i don't get it,the green side of the card must be facing down while installed...so all you're seeing is actually the circuits lol..unless you keep your tower ON the desk next to the monitor..
the green cover is not solid,it's not sticking to the circuit you can lift it's end a little bit with your hand...not sure why but they decided not to put screws there!!
Overall Review: i still think it's good for that price if you're not an extreme gamer.ok 3D,HD video rendering....
Pros: it does it's job just like the expensive ones. it erases fast re-writes no problem.have not had a problem with any of the discs yet..
Cons: none so far
Pros: good solid case..i like it..great air flow
Pros: good processor for the money,fast enough for what i do with the computer..
Pros: it's been on since the day i received it..no problems at all
Pros: looks fine.not too loud as some described,it actually has a fan speed control,it does not have to be on "HIGH".
Cons: front panel is cheap.power button went all the way in from DAY 1.i put some crazy glue on it in attempt to fix it but damaged it instead,luckily i had an old case with a similar power button.