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Eugene C.

Eugene C.

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SAMSUNG Laptop RF Series Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M w/ NVIDIA Optimus 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RF711-S01
SAMSUNG Laptop RF Series Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M w/ NVIDIA Optimus 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RF711-S01

Pros: Nice weight for a 17" model Awesome specs (wanted an i7 but this is good too!) Comes with drive kit (for adding 2nd HD; wish I could run them in a raid 0 config; oh well) nVidia's Optimus *does* make the battery run longer Blu-ray drive

Cons: 5400 rpm drive (seriously couldn't pay the 35 cents to upgrade to a 7200 rpm drive??) No boot menu/nor bios menu when rebooting (does not effect a cold start); maybe fixed in a bios update? Chiclet-style KB (not a problem since I have a usb one.

Overall Review: All-in-all a good purchase

Most Critical Review

I'm not getting the clicks, but...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint M Series HM250JI 250GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint M Series HM250JI 250GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good size & price (if not for the cons).

Cons: My first sign of trouble was I was not able to perform a full (non-quick) format of the drive (it would get to about 30% twice before it would just quit). I wanted to run GRC.com Spinrite on it but it would just freeze upon start. Just ran a HD Tune and it's already getting a yellow on "Reallocated Sector Count" so my hopes aren't getting too high now that it'll probably be dead soon.

Overall Review: Never bought a Samsung drive before but none of the other manufacturers had 250gB drives out a few months ago. Probably get a WD now.

11/24/2007
MSI GS Series - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700HQ (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 128 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 - Gaming Laptop (GS60 Ghost-003 )
MSI GS Series - 15.6" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700HQ (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD 128 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 - Gaming Laptop (GS60 Ghost-003 )

Pros: Fast! Lightweight; nice specs, not a lot of bloatware

Cons: Win 8 (guess I'll be using an alternate shell), no optical (no biggie; saves weight)

Overall Review: Great bang for the buck!

KINGWIN KWCR-331 All-in-one USB 2.0 Micro Memory Card Reader& Writer
KINGWIN KWCR-331 All-in-one USB 2.0 Micro Memory Card Reader& Writer

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: None

Overall Review: Running on a win7 laptop; sometime you'll get the error of the driver not installing. Just unplug it and replug it in; should work then.

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SAMSUNG Laptop RF Series Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M w/ NVIDIA Optimus 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RF711-S01
SAMSUNG Laptop RF Series Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M w/ NVIDIA Optimus 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RF711-S01

Pros: n/a

Cons: n/a

Overall Review: For those looking for a back-pack, this works nicely for this machine. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834997362

Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (2.10GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M 15.6" Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Y550 (41865BU)
Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (2.10GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M 15.6" Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Y550 (41865BU)

Pros: Memory Nvidia GT130 Runs very cool Weight Price

Cons: Swapping of Fn/Ctrl keys Speakers a bit tinny

Overall Review: Replace the hdd with a 7200 rpm or ssd and install Win7

10/16/2009