Date Joined: 11/17/09
Pros: Large display, long batter life, runs cool, good price.
The software allows you to use a USB flash drive to create a system restore backup. You will need 17 GB free on a flash drive to make the backup.
I ran this on battery for 5 hours under heavy usage with the screen on full bright. I browsed the Internet, installed several programs and even ran disk defrag that took over an hour.
Cons: None that I see.
Overall Review: Another reviewer climes there are sharp edges on this. There is no sharp edges.
This is my second HP laptop and I could not be happier with their laptops and their technical support is always better than I have experienced with other laptop manufacturers.
Pros: Very nice. Super price and easy to install.
Cons: Ron Paul is not President yet.
Overall Review: I have used Netgear wireless products in the past for over 10 years and ~60% of their products are very poor quality, won't work on newer PC slots, or the software does nothing but blue screen windows and you have to disable it. I have used some Linksys early pc cards for pocket PCs many years ago and they were buggy at best. Many people rave about how great D-Link is, so I bought a D-Link wireless router and a network card. They were total junk that made the network run about 2/3 speed. I am always worried about buying wireless products that will give me nightmares because they seemed rushed and put out on the market to have the latest and greatest features in them.
Pros: Works, Price
Overall Review: Why would someone buy an OEM drive and then complain it has no bundled software?
Pros: Visually high quality, works with Windows XP, quiet, low price.
Overall Review: I put this on a Biostar H61MU3 motherboard and it installed easily with latest drivers downloaded from AMD.
Pros: Nice price, visually high quality, works with Windows XP.
Cons: Bios made for trouble and had to be updated, but after that it works very good. Has a nice Biostar splash screen with the new bios. Installing the drivers was a bit of a game. Must download the series 6 Intel chipset drivers from Intel website and then the series 6 Intel Management Engine drivers from Intel website too so that the final yellow question mark would go away in device manager.
Overall Review: You will need a minimum Windows XP SP-2 installation disk or you will get blue screen early in the installation. You can slipstream SP-2 or SP-3 into a Windows XP original/SP1/SP1a CD. Google for instructions how you can so that.
You might need to use F6 installing Windows XP to load the SATA drivers.
This is my second Biostar motherboard and I am happy with the quality so far.
Pros: This is a standard item that is sold by many different brand names. If you look at all the pictures of any brand of these, it has the same embossed logo on it. Some sell for more than this.
Cons: Ron Paul is not President Yet.
Overall Review: Please vote for Ron Paul in 2012 and help save our country. Thank you for your support.
Pros: Works, Good Quality, Good Price, Does not take up a lot of desktop space.
Overall Review: Please vote for Ron Paul in 2012 and save our country. Thank you for your support.
Pros: I did not buy mine here, but I thought I would leave a review. It is a great printer and fast. It is working fine on wireless with no problems setting it up.
Cons: The status icon in the task bar is ugly. :)
Overall Review: Please help save our country and vote for Ron Paul in 2012. Thank you for your support!
Pros: Cost only $15 after rebate. Small and does not take up 2 slots. This is a good video card to pair up with a low cost motherboard and CPU to upgrade old system with and still play your old games.
Overall Review: I popped this in the slot of my Biostar N68S3+ and it booted up fine. Installed the drivers from the CD and running a 24" Sony Trinitron at 1920x1200. This is a huge upgrade from the on-board Geforce 7025 on the Motherboard for only $15. I can run Quake III Arena at 1920x1200 with graphics settings on max at an average of 145 fps with sound and frame sync off. (Athlon II 250 3.0 GHz, Windows XP)
Pros: Only $39.99 and works with Biostar N68S3+.
Overall Review: I am hungry.
Pros: Only $39.99, Free Shipping, 3 Year Warranty, Works with Windows XP and old hardware. It looks and feels of quality. Works with HighPoint RocketRaid 133 controller and old Adaptec PCI SCSI card for my scanner.
Overall Review: I installed a Athlon II X2 250 and 4GB or Ram. I did not reinstalling Windows XP and it booted up fine. I installed drivers for video, chipset, USB, LAN, Audio drivers from CD and it works fine. I can run 1080P videos now. I am a Biostar fan now. :)
Pros: I have had this for about 3-1/2 years and use it in a Canon PowerShot SD850 IS and in my Sony VGN-AR590E Laptop and it works and keeps on working. I have about 7.5 GB of pictures on it now after 3-1/2 years. I have traveled to twice to Asia and once to Northern California by air and it went through the X-Ray machines several times in my computer bag without harm. I guess it is time to clean out the old pictures and make room for new ones.
Overall Review: It is 6x cheaper now than when I bought mine 3-1/2 years ago.
Pros: The price was only $430. It works and is very fast. I can tell the difference with the 7200 RPM HD. It boots and shuts down very quickly. I think it is a very light notebook, much lighter than the Lenovo y510 it replaced. I don't think there is too much pre-installed software on it at all. It has a recovery partition so you can easily restore the HD back to the factory installed image. I removed Norton and Installed ESET NOD32 Security Suite and it works fine.
Cons: It did not come with Ubuntu Linux installed.
Overall Review: If you press the wireless network keyboard key and shut off the wireless network before the initial setup runs, no adapter will be detected and leave you with no networking. If you turn the wireless on, Windows defaults to searching a directory for the drivers that do not have the drivers in them. You must change to the root (C:\) directory and so Windows will search the whole HD for the drivers. A user should not have to think about changing to the right directory for the drivers to be found. Of course Windows has always been this way. It is not exactly plug-n-play when someone has to know how to change to the proper directory for hardware to install.
Pros: Small, works and fast enough. It was automatically formatted NTFS when I installed the drive access tools.
Cons: Did not come with a protective case.
Pros: Low resource usage.
Overall Review: Had it running on Vista for about 3 months with Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware and Firewall running and had no trouble with it. I installed it on a 7 year old laptop with Windows XP and it runs fine and does not slow it down like McAfee did. I also have it installed on Windows 7 and it works fine.