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DELL Laptop Inspiron 17R-N7110 Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2430M (2.40 GHz) 8 GB Memory 640GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great display, sleek exterior, good amount of RAM. 2 USB 3.0 Ports, full size HDMI port.

Replacing the hard drive with an SSD increased battery life, and made it MUCH faster

Cons: Slow out of the box, could have included full software disk. Ridiculous how much a pain it is to replace the hard drive. almost a complete dissasemnbly of the laptop, including removing the keyboard, then the entire palm rest. However, I will say, it's a very simple process, just leaves a lot of room for scratches removing the keyboard until you understand how they are snapped in. Highly recommend finding a youtube demo how to do this.

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a machine to just track my cameras, and display on a 47 inch TV (4 security cameras). I was poking around for a desktop and saw the price on this. I figured for a hundred bucks more I could have a laptop, which I don't have right now, but I have owned a Dell Inspiron before.

I knew it wasn't going to be lightning fast, but I just replaced my hard drive (vertex 3) with a new Vertex 4 RAID0. So I had an extra SSD, and a very fast one at that, laying around.

I could have survived with the slow 5400 RPM drive, but I had the extra SSD laying around. I put it in and as expected it was exceptionally faster, and very responsive.

Now I'm very happy with it, and take the laptop with me. When plugged in at home it connects to my tv and displays my security system as an extended desktop.

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DELL Laptop Inspiron 17R-N7110 Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2430M (2.40 GHz) 8 GB Memory 640GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 17.3
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great display, sleek exterior, good amount of RAM. 2 USB 3.0 Ports, full size HDMI port.

Replacing the hard drive with an SSD increased battery life, and made it MUCH faster

Cons: Slow out of the box, could have included full software disk. Ridiculous how much a pain it is to replace the hard drive. almost a complete dissasemnbly of the laptop, including removing the keyboard, then the entire palm rest. However, I will say, it's a very simple process, just leaves a lot of room for scratches removing the keyboard until you understand how they are snapped in. Highly recommend finding a youtube demo how to do this.

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a machine to just track my cameras, and display on a 47 inch TV (4 security cameras). I was poking around for a desktop and saw the price on this. I figured for a hundred bucks more I could have a laptop, which I don't have right now, but I have owned a Dell Inspiron before.

I knew it wasn't going to be lightning fast, but I just replaced my hard drive (vertex 3) with a new Vertex 4 RAID0. So I had an extra SSD, and a very fast one at that, laying around.

I could have survived with the slow 5400 RPM drive, but I had the extra SSD laying around. I put it in and as expected it was exceptionally faster, and very responsive.

Now I'm very happy with it, and take the laptop with me. When plugged in at home it connects to my tv and displays my security system as an extended desktop.

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Cisco Small Business RVS4000 Gigabit Security Router with VPN 1 x RJ45 WAN Ports 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good options for cheap routers. Best i could find for residential. even though it's a small business router it's priced as a residential

Cons: underpowered badly. It losese 3 eggs for me simply because it's not capable of the throughput i have. I have 50mbps down and 2 up. I get the up fine, but this router capps right at 26mbps. I thought it was my cable service, but after much research it's definitely the router that's bottlenecked.

The sad part is there hasn't been firmware updates for years, so there's simply no way to determine the real problem that I can see. All I can assume is it's just simply not powerful enough. Who knows.

Other Thoughts: If you don't have a big download cap this is a good router. it delivers all of the features it promises.

If you DO have a high cap, forget it. you'll be very dissapointed.

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Display Name: John T.

Date Joined: 08/14/03

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 04/26/08
  • Last Review: 10/12/12
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