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Jon W.

Jon W.

Joined on 01/10/09

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Really Happy

ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra-Slim Laptop 14" Full HD 4-Way NanoEdge Bezel, AMD R7 3700U CPU, 16 GB DDR4, 1 TB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro - UM433DA-NH74, Icicle Silver
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra-Slim Laptop 14" Full HD 4-Way NanoEdge Bezel, AMD R7 3700U CPU, 16 GB DDR4, 1 TB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro - UM433DA-NH74, Icicle Silver

Pros: Smaller than expected, super slim screen bezels, nice camera, more memory than most, giant SSD, lightweight, backlit keyboard, reliable bluetooth and wifi

Cons: Backlit keyboard is kind of frustrating. Not a great variety of USB ports

Overall Review: I shopped for a laptop for far too long, ruminating over specs, ports, processor family, form factor and battery life. I finally stopped that nonsense and made the leap. I couldn't be much happier. My only minor gripe is with the backlit keyboard. it's just OK. The light bleeds around the edges of the keys, so if you're not looking directly down, you really can't see the keys very well. The typing experience is wonderful, though! I also wish there were better port options, but honestly, it hasn't been an issue yet. Finally, my boss saw this on my desk and bought one for himself. Apparently Consumer Reports gave it a good review. So there's that.

10/14/2020

Full Height Card

PNY Quadro 2000 VCQ2000-PB 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
PNY Quadro 2000 VCQ2000-PB 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

Pros: Supported by our software vendor, but...

Cons: I made a bonehead move...

Overall Review: This is a full height card and I was unable to use it in my compact case. The specs don't mention that, but my bad for not thinking this through--I should have realized that. I'm sure it would have been fine for my application, as our software vendor listed this as a supported card. Bummer.

Whisper Quiet

Scythe S-FLEX SFF80A 80mm Case cooler
Scythe S-FLEX SFF80A 80mm Case cooler

Pros: This fan is super quiet. Replaced a variable speed fan in my HTPC and it was so much quieter, my wife first turned it on, she thought she missed the power button! Very impressed.

Cons: It is a little pricey, but so worth it for a very high quality product.