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Manufacturer Recertified Corsair Force CSSD-F115GB2-A/RF2 2.5
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Pros: I could max out 270MB/s write and read on Linux

Cons: 2 Eggs. Because nothing was notified and seemed like AMD issue was known when I searched through Corsair forum after the fact.

Other Thoughts: Some compatibility problem with AMD APU equipped laptops when trying to install/use Windows 8.
[It takes like 2minutes just to format the SSD, which takes like 5seconds on 5400rpm HDD]

Not sure which to blame Microsoft? AMD? Lenovo? Corsair?, but since linux worked fine on the same machine, so probably mostly on Microsoft (and that's why this is not in cons), but I am still very disappointed by the fact that Corsair did not notify it to potential customers - especially when this refurbished product is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Lenovo Ultra-thin Notebook IdeaPad S405 (59351953) AMD A6-Series A6-4455M (2.10 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 7500G 14.0
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Pros: pretty light, no fingerprint magnet material outside

CPU: For other usual computing except high-def video playback, A6 seemed enough.

NOISE: Not much noise. Stay fairly quiet.

POWER CABLE: It is pretty light, close to netbook size. Somewhat make up for the below-par battery life.

Cons: CPU: A6-4455M is NOT capable of running 1080p videos easily. It often struggles and jitters here and there making the whole experience sub-par to i3 2nd generation and even to Core 2 Duo.

SCREEN: The screen is absolutely horrible. Blue-tinted. And colors are lacking in general. AND VGA port is not available to make it up for the lacking colors in general (although I was aware of this so it's a wash for me).

BIOS: Simply NOT possible to use Windows 7 because of dim screen bug. Found out that Lenovo has NO plan to fix the issue, making you stuck with Windows 8.

HEAT/NOISE: Not much noise, but the vent definitely gets hot.

BATTERY: just sucks.


Minsoo K.'s Profile

Display Name: Minsoo K.

Date Joined: 08/08/12

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/15/13
  • Last Review: 05/16/13
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