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This review is from: DELL Latitude D630 14.1” Notebook Intel Core Duo 1.80GHz, 2GB Memory, 60GB HDD, DVD-CDRW, Firewire Port, Smart Card Slot, Type 1 / 2 PC Card Slot, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit 18 Months Warranty
Pros: Screen is perfect no flaws. No issue of overheating of the chipset yet. But I always use a power adaptor. So not much heat developed by the battery. In fact the battery delivered was obviously stored in the previous owners inventory stacks. It would go low warning in a matter of 3 or 4 minutes if a heavy graphics load is applied.
Cons: Near pristine, only battery does not hold a charge well. Originally had a Windows Vista SP2 install but was shipped with WIN7 SP1. WIFI works well with network adaptor. But no Bluetooth network adaptor shipped. And now manuals. Just a copy of Windows7 and power adaptor.
Other Thoughts: LAN Connector not used or tested. For the current price I recommend buying and will buy another soon. I paid $215 for mine just 4 months ago. So price is coming down. Well pleased with this machine. I lug this around 5 days a week on average and it is still working well after months of use.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Room, both perpenducular and parallel drive bays in case. Upper fan case mounts, if needed. Plenty of mounting hardware, including brass standoffs. printed front panel, power, hd led, reset connectors for ease of installation with tricky header placement on MBs.
Love the neoprene padding (4 circular pads) for the bottom mount PSU and the dust vent below the PSU cage, a nice touch.
Great features for the current price of the case. This is a real value.
Cons: The rounded top overhang, above the topmost optical drive bay (as other reviewers have noted) is a design flaw that needs to be redone, squaring off this feature would give many assemblers more flexibility in installing a variety of optical drives. The mesh front panel inserts are only held in place by thin plastic tabs and those could be thickened to make this front panel design that much better, it would eliminate a 'pop in' of those inserts when one is handeling the case. Otherwise I'm pleased with the front panel design.
Other Thoughts: Drilled standoff holes are a drilled little off plumb but managable, based on my form-fitting both a mATX and ATX board prior to installation.
The 2 1/2 inch perpendicular drive mount insert could be thicker especially the mounting tabs. These will be so brittle as to break easily in the future. Beefing up the tabs here would be a plus.
Dear NZXT designers please consider a model similar to the M59 w/o the smokey plastic panel, it would be a great value for small/medium office uses as some need a full or nearly full Faraday cage requirement on their cases for FCC emissions.
NZXT I like your cases have purchased two different models now and I think I have received good value for the money spent.
This review is from: BIOSTAR TP45E XE LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Am running a E6300 in an Anteck 200 case at 18C idle and 29C with a full load while I have it overclocked at 3.4Ghz. Stable board and lots of features for the price.
Bios is full featured. And you can store up to 10 CMOS settings. Nice.
This board is a surprise.
Cons: The Biostar utilities, esp Hardware Monitor and Overclock III should be revamped to show up on the screen at higher resolutions, esp 1080i without the screen panels being truncated.
Other Thoughts: I recommend this board. However I have not tested the AHCP portion of the Bios settings as yet. Perhaps someone could test and report, I'm curious as to whether or not settings work as advertised.READ FULL REVIEW