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Pros: -- very fast w/ SSD
-- open memory slot
-- DVD burner
-- NO bloatware
Cons: -- heavy
-- cheap aftermarket AC adapter
Other Thoughts: Windows 10 Pro 64bit immediately got new edition (about 2hours), but then it ran even faster than originally. It took several reboots for Windows to fully install the Synaptics touchpad. The "dot" in upper left is great; double tap turns off touchpad. There is a trackpoint too. The "internet" button along top opens browser IMMEDIATELY! Software is not installed for the fingerprint sensor, nor available in Windows 10 Pro or from HP; try the Win 8.1 driver. Windows installed the webcam. if you need it. With LibreOffice, antivirus and cleanup old Windows installs, there are about 75Gb available.
Not the best "portable," as it's rather heavy. The one I received is in A--B+ shape; it only had minor-moderate scuff marks. Joy Systems cleaned it very well. The top has a protective cover added. It takes a dock. The adapter is NOT an original HP. If you get odd mousing, replace the adapter with the right one.
After optimization it has a lot of life left in it.
Pros: -- awesome look
-- ability to configure
-- unique keyslider
Cons: -- might be a bit "grippier" on the finger end
-- large install
Other Thoughts: Once you open the complicated packaging, the Scimitar works great with just Win 10's plug-and-play. Of course to use all the “fancier” customizations, you should download and run the Corsair Utility Software (http://www.corsair.com/en-us/support/downloads). New software and firmware was just released in January 2017. Unlike the earlier version which had an installer issue, it installed fine. But why a mouse driver/configurator requires “at least 282 MB” is beyond my comprehension! (It takes 167M on my install.) Some machines with smaller SSDs should beware. Even without Corsair software, you can use the first button behind the mouse wheel to change to 4 colors. The one closer to your palm changes the dpi on the fly. The mouse will slowly rotate through the rainbow on mouse wheel and Corsair “sail” icon.
Once the software initially ran, the firmware was checked and suggested to update. It took only 60sec or so. Then the mouse switched to full rotating RGB mode. It looks really wicked. Not only does it look great, it is very comfortable. The shell “roughness” near the mouse wheel could be a touch rougher to grip a bit better, but the palm side feels good. The keyslider feature is more than a gimmick; it will customize the mouse further to your hand size. My hand is average sized and I slid the keypad farther toward the front. Although configurable, the full thumb keypad is for right handed mousers only! There is a long, braided cord, much like Corsair power supplies. The new software is greatly improved and more than just designing colors. For example, you can do a calibration on any surface. Operation is smooth and top-notch as expected.
The two buttons behind the mouse wheel instantly raise or lower the DPI in 4 increments, which changes the keypad illumination color. The keypad shows DPI changes by rotating through 5 colors.
The software is very intuitive and super flexible. Each button can be programmed with macros, delays, etc. and full profiles saved, of course. Click on button, click on action or record to it. All in all 17 buttons can be programmed.
In summary, Corsair has done a lot of thinking in their design of this mouse. It is very well executed.
This review is from: 4GB (2GB X 2) PC2-6400 DDR2-800MHZ 240PIN Dual Channel DESKTOP Memory
Pros: -- value
-- ease of install (like all . . .)
Cons: -- none noted
Other Thoughts: I was hesitant as this wasn't a well -known brand, but it's working great. No problems.READ FULL REVIEW