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Rosewill ARC-650, ARC Series 650W Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & CrossFire Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: 80 Plus Bronze, reliable after a year, and all around good performance-per-dollar.

Cons: None whatsoever

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace my old Rosewill that fried after only a year. This time around, I bought the 80 Plus Certified PSU in an attempt to ensure longevity, and this bad boy hasn't dissapointed!

Rosewill RMBP-11001 - Notebook Computer Backpack - 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs It was nice for 3 months 01/15/2016

This review is from: Rosewill RMBP-11001 - Notebook Computer Backpack - 15.6" Laptop

Pros: Backpack has an awesome design. Lots of nifty compartments and pockets where I can store all my college books and supplies, plus my laptop.

Cons: After 3 months the straps started to come apart. Granted, I only paid $25 during Newegg's holiday sale, but seeing it's $40 now, I would have to warn someone to NOT buy this backpack at any price.

Other Thoughts: Other than the straps starting to come apart, the rest of the backpack is solid, but, you know, the straps are kind of important. O_o

Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C40S Notebook Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16GHz) 2GB Memory 32GB Internal Storage Intel HD Graphics 11.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's a cheap laptop that runs Office, Chrome, Netlfix, and Spotify. Does exactly what I need it to do right now. The keyboard feels nice and the screen isn't glossy, which helps in brighter areas. The screen is decently lit on its highest setting. Rather unexpectedly, the trackpad supports multitouch, which is nice. Battery life is decent and the standby time is good as well. I can get about 5-7 hours of battery while doing basic tasks (browsing, office, etc.) with the screen at just above half brightness and the "balanced" power mode. The laptop can actually play some very, very old games alright. I have RCT3 and Star Wars EaW installed to an external USB drive.

Cons: Storage does not come as advertised. The machine does have 32GB, yes, however, what the manufacturer fails to tell you is that about 12GB of that is reserved for the OS and heaven knows what else on an unchangeable partition that can only be accessed through diskpart. Even then, about 12GB of space total is open when you first get it with all the bloatware installed. Also, the thing literally runs out of space for no reason. After installing office, Netflix, and Spotify, I was completely out of space. I can't even use Windows Update because I'm out of space. Thankfully, I was able to get it up to 600MB, but that's it.
The trackpad... the trackpad is just awful. I will be using the laptop and at completely random times, the whole trackpad will just die. When it does die, it literally will not fix unless I close the lid to put the laptop in sleep mode. When I open the lid, the trackpad is just fine. As the trackpad is one of the most basic but important functions of a laptop, this is extremely disappointing. In fact, it died four times in a matter of 30 minutes while I was writing this review. I don't know if this is a driver issue or what, but it's extremely frustrating. Bloatware is another thing, I knew it was going to be there buying a laptop that was so inexpensive, but it took up so much space.

Other Thoughts: So, in review, overall the laptop does what it needs to. It runs office and can browse the web. However, due to the lack of consistency of basic features such as the trackpad and the inexplicable loss of space, I personally could not recommend this product to anyone. I know it's cheap, but the HP Envy is too, and it's much more solid than this. Personally, I don't think I will buy another PC from Acer. They have other great products (such as the monitor I bought), but this laptop has turned me off from their other PCs. I hope you found this review helpful and thanks for reading!


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Display Name: Brandon R.

Date Joined: 01/09/11

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 10/05/13
  • Last Review: 05/01/16
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