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This review is from: TOSHIBA Laptop Portege R30-A Intel Core i5 4th Gen 4200M (2.50 GHz) 2 GB Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4600 13.3" Windows 7 Professional Preinstalled with Windows 8.1 Pro License
Pros: I recommended this laptop to a client and set it up for her. The one item I missed when specifying this laptop was it only comes with 2GB RAM ... which makes it a very slow laptop. So we spent $52 for 8GB RAM and removed the original memory and then installed 2 - 4GB RAM modules. Now it is an extremely fast laptop!
NOTES: We purchased 2 Kingston Technology 4GB 1600MHz PC3-12800 Memory Modules (Kingston p/n KTT-S3CL/4G) at $25 each.
Now the laptop is a very fast!
Cons: Only comes with 2GB RAM and it runs very poorly. Come on Toshiba! Get with it!!! Shoulda had at least 4GB RAM!!!
Other Thoughts: Do not buy this laptop unless you order at least 1 - 4GB RAM module (we ordered 2). The memory upgrade only takes about 1 to 2 minutes to perform. On a scale of 1 to 10 for difficulty (10 being harder) this was a 1 or 2. You will need a jewelers phillips head screw driver to remove the rear cover. If you do not have one you can get it from Walgreen's, CVS (or even a grocery store for that matter). Once we installed the RAM upgrade this thing is amazingly fast!!!! There is a YouTube video for this exact model Toshiba showing how to remove and replace the memory. Easy peasey! Good luck!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter
Pros: I have installed quite a few of these around town and have had no issues to my knowledge with any of them
Other Thoughts: I have not tested throughput vs range so I do not know how well they perform distance-wise.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: None. Died relatively fast.
Cons: This is my experience: I have purchased 2 - OCZ refurbished SSD's in the past 8 months and both have died. I would be extremely cautious purchasing their refurbished products as it appears to me they have NOT resolved the problem(s) that caused the failures in the first place. In other words, if one of their devices fails and OCZ takes it back - "refurbishes" it - and then puts it back into the marketplace for sale - and it dies again - they very likely did NOT understand what caused the failure to begin with and have yet to address it. Just my two cents.
Other Thoughts: I have not had any issues with new OCZ products. Let the reviews here and at other places on the Internet guide your buying decision.
Also know that ALL electronics, independent of brand and model, have failures. Product reviews can help you discriminate between good and bad but not always. Sometimes it is just a roll of the dice.