Awesome PC8/5/2011 9:27:11 PM

Pros: Bright screen, comfortable keyboard for extended periods of typing, the quad-core works great for most everything I've thrown at it.

Cons: I hate how the track pad feels; my fingers simply don't glide across it...Poor customer service.

Overall Review: My laptop is defective. It has some weird, inconsistent, high-pitched sound coming from the speakers (or possibly the hard drive). It's really not THAT big of deal since when I'm actually using the speakers, the obnoxious sound is drowned out. But still, I'm not going to wait for a few months until I'm driven crazy over something that really shouldn't happen...I sent my laptop in to Toshiba to be repaired. I got it back about a week or so later with a new hard drive, but the problem wasn't fixed. I called customer service, waited on hold for about a half an hour, and then finally talked to someone who helped me. I'm sending it in again. Hopefully they'll actually fix the problem this time...I like Toshiba products, but I'm not touching another one after this laptop because of this incident.

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Excellent Notebook7/24/2011 3:58:00 PM

Pros: Great keyboard; it's very easy to type on. The quad-core makes everything better. Works exactly how it's supposed to. Except...(See cons).

Cons: After the first startup, I could hear this high-pitched ringing coming solely from the left speaker. I now have to send it in to Toshiba for repair. A bit of a hassle, but I don't really mind as long as the repaired one doesn't have a ringing coming from the speaker. Battery life is a bit shorter than I wanted/expected. There's SO much pre-installed Toshiba software. But like everyone else said, that's somewhat unavoidable with stock computers these days.

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Excellent Card7/17/2011 12:06:25 PM

Pros: Very fast, easy installation of hardware and software, and it's very easy to use AMD's "Overdrive." I can play all almost all the games I own from 2010-2011 in the highest detail without many complications, whereas when simply using my onboard chipset, I couldn't play half the games I own on medium detail.

Cons: Somewhat loud sometimes.

Overall Review: I'm very, very satisfied with this video card. I highly recommend it.

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Eh...7/17/2011 11:58:59 AM

Pros: Cheap, the left and right shoulder buttons are very convenient and well-placed, the small USB receiver is stored in the bottom of the keyboard, great when used for a remote control for an Xbox 360.

Cons: The keys are sized down to quite an awkward size to type on. The keyboard itself so small I can almost type on it using my thumbs like I would with a full-keyboard phone...The range on it is quite awful if you ask me. I'm not running any other wireless devices on the same frequency and I still have to be point the keyboard at the receiver if I'm further than 3 feet away...The trackball's very, very loose and it makes for uncomfortable mouse control...It seems to be a battery-sucker. When I initially bought it, I thought it'd have an on/off button, but it just turns off after 10-15 minutes of inactivity I think...It always starts without the num. lock off, so the I, O, J, K, L, and M keys are 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, and 3 until you push num. lock. It sounds simple, but it's really obnoxious to me...The receiver is really hard to pull out of the USB ports on my desktop. That could possibly just be the poor design of my case I suppose though.

Overall Review: Despite that the USB receiver is small, I feel like it'd be so much better just to make it slightly bigger. It'd probably have a greater range and it wouldn't be a pain to pull it out of USB ports on some computers...I regret buying this product.

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Manufacturer Response:
First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Several things can affect the range of the GKM681 keyboard. For quick troubleshooting, please either disable the 2.4GHz from your router, only leaving 5GHz and or turn off the router to see if you still receive the same results. Also, another thing to review is if your HTPC is to well hidden and the USB dongle is in the back, try placing the USB dongle in the front for better reception. We offer a variety and styles of keyboard to suite most of our customer’s needs. Please contact our customer service at email: support@iogear.com and let us know in more detail on when and how you’re having this experience. We strive to ensure our customers are serviced with a properly working unit to exceed your satisfaction. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.
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