Joined on 07/17/01
Pros: Got it at a good deal on the shell shocker 3 months ago. 1st thing I did was update the firmware and installed Win7 and my games on it. Windows rates it at a 7.8, HD tach reads 271 AVG, running AsusM5A99X EVO with SATA 3 . No problems so far, its fast, and got my rebate back. :)
Pros: I installed some some computer speakers on these which did not have a universal mounting screw but I was able to drill a hole in the speaker which works fine. I love how it hides the wire through the pole that gives it a nice clean look. One was knocked over and hit the tile floor that didn't cause any damage.
Cons: The Picture here is misleading as it shows 4 stands however the description says one pair. So you will only get 2 stands total.
Awesome laptop. Great for internet browsing and light gaming.
Pros: Have had this laptop for alittle over 3 months and has been working flawless. Was packaged well in shipping, laptop was clean, cosmetics perfect. Came with a battery installed and a new one still in the package which I havent even used yet. Upgraded the hard drive with a 240 GB SSD, Installed Win10 Pro and it plays Diablo 3. Has an display port so I can connect to my TV with a display port to HDMI cable, a light along the top of the screen to light up the keyboard at night.
Cons: I'm not fond of the sound as my previous laptop was much better for listening to music and I have to hit the function key to beable to adjust the sound, brightness ect. maybe I can use software to change it? Unit was shipped with only 4gb of ram instead of 8 and no web cam. I emailed tech support and got a replay within 24 hours that they would send the memory out and this model of laptop did not come with a webcam. The specs on Newegg says it has one and even the box and packing invoice says it has one but its not installed. So I'm out of luck on the webcam :( 2 weeks pass and no ram so I called the provided phone number in my only reponse from them and the automated system would not transfer me to a real person no matter what option I selected, even the extension number the representative gave me was invalid. I re-emailed tech support and 2 more weeks pass with no reponse. I found another email address that actually got me a call back from a different person who actually did send the ram out and it works.
Overall Review: If you do purchase this laptop make sure the specs are correct and hopefully you don't have to contact support. I do enjoy having it and will probably use it for many years.