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John R.

John R.

Joined on 06/14/02

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Perfect for yoga 11s

Patriot Signature Line 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model PSD38G1600L2S
Patriot Signature Line 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model PSD38G1600L2S

Pros: Works exactly like it should in a Lenovo yoga 11s.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: 1) Need to see if rebate will work but I've been lucky for the most part with that. 2) For those trying to upgrade an 11s it is not the same as a 13. There are 4 screws holding in the keyboard. 2 are tiny Phillips hidden under the rear rubber feet. 2 others are torx head (size 5). Once those 4 are removed it takes minutes to change the memory but the keyboard cannot be simply snapped out like the online videos of yoga 13's show.

Quick good coffee

Keurig Vue V500 Single Serve Brewing System with 8 Keurig Vue Capsules
Keurig Vue V500 Single Serve Brewing System with 8 Keurig Vue Capsules

Pros: Quick, can use k cups with adapter as well as loose coffee.

Cons: Pump died in less than a month on the first one (not common but not uncommon on the vue series per my reading). Consider getting one with a larger water reservoir, despite it's size, once it's about 2/3 empty you'll be told to refill which means you can make 3 tumblers or so.

Overall Review: Hopefully they improve the pump. Otherwise no real complaints. Has programmable on off alarm and off timer which are nice, but can't be customized for day of week (i.e. no later turn on option for weekends vs weekdays).

Great

Rosewill RDRD-11004 2.5" SSD / HDD Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay
Rosewill RDRD-11004 2.5" SSD / HDD Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: Made out of metal (I hate plastic). Holds 2 drives. Comes with all the screws that you would need (meaning 8 total for HD's and 4 total for mounting in the drive tray).

Cons: None.

12/18/2013

Works well

Dual-Purpose Micro-Knit Technology Capacitive Stylus and Retractable Ballpoint Pen
Dual-Purpose Micro-Knit Technology Capacitive Stylus and Retractable Ballpoint Pen

Pros: Works very well with an iPad air. Haven't really tried it on anything else. Able to write/draw thin lines despite the tip looking rather blunt.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Overall Review: Don't be a dummy like me and try to unscrew the pen portion. It's a twist mechanism to push the tip in and out, if you twist too hard it breaks. If you need to change the ink, the ends just pull apart. Had to frankenstein it back together with a portion of another pen and some tape since the sizes weren't quite right.

12/18/2013

Greatness

BFG Tech GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card BFGR76256GTOCE
BFG Tech GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card BFGR76256GTOCE

Pros: This card is fast, uses little power, and runs cool.

Cons: Despite what others try to say, the fan is loud when it spins up in 3d.

Overall Review: Under 2d conditions the fan is pretty quiet, however when doing 3d and it spins up, it does get noisy, loud enough that I can hear it through the door. Other than that it's a great card. Also, to those complaining about the tv connection: Mine also came with a dongle that only has the hdtv outs on it, however, if you plug an s-video cable into the back of the card directly, that will work too. So you'll have hdtv component out by dongle or s-video straight from the card, but no regular rca video out as far as i can tell.

Decent Drive

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner
LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner

Pros: It burns well, no coasters and no problems reading discs, and it came with nero and powerdvd.

Cons: It's a little on the loud side when burning at 8x or higher, definitely louder than my old 4x which was silent.

Overall Review: Perhaps I don't know what I'm doing, but this thing takes forever to start burning. The blank will spin up and spin down 3 times before it will begin to write the leadin on the 4th try, this takes about a minute total. An 8x burn takes me about 8m30s and a 16x burn still took over 7m b/c of this spinup/spindown.