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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-8GRSL
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Allowed me to put into 1 of 2 slots of a Lenovo G50 I also got here at Newegg. Runs great, no issues.
I've used G.Skill before on many occasion, and seems like they are high quality like Corsair. I recommend this memory, it's high quality stuff.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: A great way to upgrade the performance in your laptop computer, and it also seems like G.Skill gets a lot of good reviews here. Well it is good memory, IMO.

Kaspersky Internet Security 1 Device 1 Year - Download
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great comprehensive AV/Firewall Solution or, "The Reviews of the Davids" 03/25/2016

This review is from: Kaspersky Internet Security 1 Device 1 Year - Download

Pros: *Comprehensiveness
*One of the most intuitive interfaces I've seen in this category. Far better IMHO than competitors. You click and get right to where you need to go to change settings.
*Easy and quick installation and activation process! Very convenient to download the product from their website and activate it through their server!
*Performance: Medium-to-light on resources! Really! "AVP" and "Kaspersky" components use around 60 to 100MB idling in the background of my PC. During a scan, resource usage may vary greatly. I haven't seen an issue on PCs with at least 4GB of RAM, but on some slower PCs, you may want to check that Advanced Disinfection Technology is not enabled, under Settings>>Additional>>Threats and Exclusions. Kaspersky even tells you (when checked) that it uses considerable PC resources. Leaving it enabled will result in Kaspersky prompting you in the lower right-hand corner of your screen, when a virus or malware is detected, if you want to apply the special disinfection procedure which also requires a reboot. This is so the software can better isolate and quarantine or delete the threat outside of the running OS. On systems with multiple infections, simply click yes to apply the disinfection (requires reboot) and let Kaspersky finish doing it's job scanning. It will eventually reboot and take care of the specified malware.

It will not slow down a fast PC. Even so, for example if you're gaming & don't want the program affecting you, if you wish you can just right-click the notification area icon, and "Exit"; then start it back up later.

On slower PCs like those with 2GB RAM, you can tweak one of many settings to adjust Kaspersky for better performance.

Cons: I've had versions that occasionally had issues such as the Kaspersky / Internet Explorer certificate not allowing you to reach certain websites. This is much less an issue now; I think they've addressed it in their recent builds. There is a workaround though, (I don't recommend) but if you are having problems with web browsing you can go to Settings>>Additional>>Network and click "Do Not Scan Encrypted Connections".

A long standing gripe I've had with Kaspersky is the "Mandatory" registration. If you don't register, it'll keep reminding you to do so, although it's not a bad idea nor does it take long to create a free MyKaspersky account which helps you keep track of your product activation keys. The only options everytime you start your PC, if you haven't registered, are: Register Now, and Remind Me Later. They just should give you an option like: don't remind me again; to turn off the reminder. Registering is not the same as activating. It should always be optional.

Other Thoughts: I've been using Kaspersky since I purchased it along with my 1st laptop in 2006. I've been self-employed in hardware/software/networking PC repair since around then.

(Runs great on 64-bit systems with 4 or more GB of RAM! Make sure you allow room for this important software to run. Requirements say "1GB for 32-bit; 2GB for x64 Windows" but if you're running 64-bit, you need at least 4GB if you want your computer not to slow down.)

Also runs very well on 32-bit systems with 2 or 3GB of RAM but not very well on 1GB unless you have XP :) !

Other notes: Will detect incompatible software upon installing. Latest versions are effective at removing other interfering programs such as Security Essentials, rebooting, and finishing the install wizard. Please also make sure to remove manually, any previous or old Antivirus programs before you install the latest version from Kaspersky's download section of their website.

I've used this program about 100 times so far as my recommended Internet Security solution when my customers desire great, confident protection from threats and I've received like 1% concerns/questions regarding its effectiveness so it must be a well-designed program.

Lenovo Laptop G50 (80E301Y6US) AMD A8-Series A8-6410 (2.00 GHz) 4 GB Memory 1 TB HDD AMD Radeon R5 Series 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I like the features and performance you get for the $$. Nice brushed black finish. Was easy to upgrade by just removing the underside panel. I liked the 1st one I setup for a customer...HDD and RAM were easily upgradeable and there are two slots, and each slot accepted an 8GB stick of G.Skill DDR3L-1600MHz RAM.

I also bought this again because it was readily downgradeable to Windows 7 (bought separately), with official drivers from Lenovo's website for all devices in the laptop & device manager. Also works fast w/ a SSD drive! I mounted in a Samsung 850 Pro 128GB and it works great! This Lenovo G50 comes with a SATA III (6.0 GBps) connector. The HDD included is not bad either: it's 1TB, 5400 rpm, SATA III, Seagate Inc.

The AMD cpu has CPB (Core Performance Boost) up to 2.4GHz, while the stock operating frequency is 2.0GHz, and it also runs at about half that during low usage. Idles between 36 and 40 C. Under load it gets in the upper 50's.

The touchpad works well and the buttons are nice, you can touch them anywhere horizontally and feel the button click. Unlike these seemingly "Unibutton" touchpads that some of the other laptops are coming with, where you try to click on the left or right and it seems like you're pressing the whole thing down LOL.

Cons: Keyboard could be more solid, but works decently. It's nice actually; just gives a little around the middle, or ERTY, DFGH, & CVB keys area while typing. Don't mistake this for meaning it is cheap. I'm just trying to let someone know this so they can know more or less what to expect when they get their laptop.

Other Thoughts: I would buy two more of these at this price. I would recommend highly as a "bang for your budget" laptop. It's actually an awesome deal, and a surprising value. Like this very much.

Another reviewer commented on the display. I loaded Win 7 on this laptop and the default wallpaper that is mostly blue with the large windows logo colors in the center, appeared more "graded" than a couple other laptops I had on my bench which appeared much smoother on this wallpaper. I'm not sure of the significance of this appearance, but it's probably minor, as this is the only place I noticed any gradient. Going into the AMD Catalyst Control Center, and checking the box for "Use EDID" (Extended Display Identification Data) actually reduces this gradient and the whole picture looks richer in color, almost like the difference between a TN panel and an IPS panel. The colors are richer and look better. Youtube & web browsing and pretty much everything else looked pretty darn good to me. Maybe not the richest panel but still it looks great, especially for the $$.

Would love to have seen a reinforcement post/screw underneath this area or similar to secure the keyboard and make it more firm. This to me would have been icing on the cake. But by no means does it feel cheap. Just a minor issue I noticed.

I guess a $269 laptop won't be perfect but I'm giving it 5 eggs.


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