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Accessory Power TRANS4M Universal AC Wall / DC Car Dual USB Travel Charger w/ Micro-USB Charge Cable for Samsung , Motorola , HTC , iPod , iPhone Smartphones and More (CH-TRANS4M)
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I don't know, haven't bought it yet. Thinking about purchasing to replace my roomies car charger that I accidentally burned out while playing Civ 5 on a road trip. Whoops!

Cons: See "Pros"

Other Thoughts: I'm only leaving a 5-egg review to counteract the person who left a 1-egg feedback because they failed to read the item description. If your device came with a micro USB cable, you got exactly what you paid for. If you were disappointed by what you received it's your own fault - the item description is very clear about what is included. It's not fair to punish the manufacturer with a bad review for something that was buyer error.

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Accessory Power TRANS4M Universal AC Wall / DC Car Dual USB Travel Charger w/ Micro-USB Charge Cable for Samsung , Motorola , HTC , iPod , iPhone Smartphones and More (CH-TRANS4M)
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I don't know, haven't bought it yet. Thinking about purchasing to replace my roomies car charger that I accidentally burned out while playing Civ 5 on a road trip. Whoops!

Cons: See "Pros"

Other Thoughts: I'm only leaving a 5-egg review to counteract the person who left a 1-egg feedback because they failed to read the item description. If your device came with a micro USB cable, you got exactly what you paid for. If you were disappointed by what you received it's your own fault - the item description is very clear about what is included. It's not fair to punish the manufacturer with a bad review for something that was buyer error.

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Lenovo Laptop G780 (21823LU) Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3210M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Quiet as a mouse. Is this thing even on?
- Excellent audio quality.
- Beautiful, bright, hi-res display.
- Keyboard is a dream to use.
- No problems hitting the touchpad when typing, this has been an issue with other notebooks. Touchpad is also very large and responsive.
- One of the easiest laptops to disassemble that I've ever encountered. The Hardware Maintenance Manual does a great job of walking you through replacing just about anything in the unit.
- The dedicated video card is superb for this price range. Plays all my games perfectly. Solid 30 FPS in cities in Guild Wars 2 with auto-detected settings, and it looks great. I can't see any degradation in visual quality from my desktop machine.

Cons: There's really only two that I've found so far.

- The laptop surface picks up prints and oil very easily. It's metal, though, so it's easy to clean.
- The webcam is supposed to be 720p, but I found the image quality to be pretty lackluster.
- The built-in microphone is absolutely terrible.
- There are NO options for noise cancellation, echo control or anything of that nature for the built-in mic in Windows 7. Normally the audio chipset provides these extremely common features, but they don't seem to exist in this model.

Other Thoughts: I had to give this unit 3 stars just for how horrible the microphone and/or its software are.

Everyone I Skype'd with could either barely hear me, or would hear me cut in and out, or would get awful feedback because Skype couldn't seem to figure out when I was talking or not (due to the mic cutting in and out). I have used Ventrilo and other voice chat programs for years, so I knew all the tricks to fix these issues, and none of them were working. The driver provides absolutely zero configuration options for noise/echo cancellation. All you get is line volume and microphone boost. Even with everything maxed out

I tested the audio in Windows sound recorder just to make sure it wasn't a Skype issue. I could barely hear myself, even with mic boost maxed, speaking loud and clearly right in front of the unit. My voice was cutting in and out in the recording and the audio quality was poor.

Since the mic is in the base of the unit, I thought maybe there was some dust or some object obstructing the mic hole, or something loose vibrating under the bezel and distorting the sound. I even broke down the unit, removed the keyboard and front bezel to check - nothing, clean as can be and no visible damage to the mic, nor any loose connections.

I don't know if this is the intended working state of the mic or if my laptop just has a bad mic, but it's not acceptable. One of the main reasons I purchased this was for video chatting, and it can't do it because the mic is so bad. Now I'm going to have to carry around the $60 Logitech webcam I bought for my desktop everywhere I go, because it has a built in mic that is miles better than this. Not cool.

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Display Name: Michael D.

Date Joined: 02/19/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 09/21/10
  • Last Review: 02/27/13
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