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Taylor J.

Taylor J.

Joined on 09/06/07

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Most Favorable Review

Overall great laptop

Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Y570 (08622KU)
Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Y570 (08622KU)

Pros: This laptop sports the 2nd gen i7 along with 6gb of ram, Geforce GT555 mobile gpu, and great onboard audio. The looks of the laptop are very appealing and the keyboard layout is superb. Best of all, Windows did not come with an excessive amount of bloatware and the included software is actually useful. Also comes with a separate small partition with the drivers and apps if the user wishes to install a different version of Windows over the factory home premium without having to resort to a CD or downloading the drivers.

Cons: Didn't go with the higher priced fully loaded option :). Honestly though, cons are almost non-existent because of the research I did prior and the task I use the laptop for match the hardware great. The screen may not be the best resolution compared to other models (that offer 1080P at 15.6), but it still offers a very crisp image and really isn't a con at all.

Overall Review: Overall, this laptop was a great purchase. Has great set of a features and technology. The 555 does surprisingly well with modern games, just don't expect lots of extra eye candy. The ability to switch between the GPU modes (active and passive depending on your use) is a cool feature. I recommend anyone looking for a sub $1000 loaded with features. Has plenty of CPU power and RAM to hold you over for a long while, and the GPU offers you great versatility for movies, gaming, and produces a great image on my 42" TV.

Nice and Fast

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Pros: +Fast fast fast +Fast fast +Fast +Great price for 128gb

Cons: -No extra's in packaging (for those needing mounting brackets)

Overall Review: Great drive, nice and snappy.

G.Skill top notch

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Pros: +G.Skill lifetime warranty +Runs at rated speed +Well priced

Cons: -Cost money...?

Overall Review: Love G.Skill ram, only ram i've used last 6 or so years. XMP loaded right up and runs at the rated speed. Haven't tried OC'ing yet.

W7 installer

Kingston DataTraveler G3 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Grey) Model DTIG3/4GBZ
Kingston DataTraveler G3 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Grey) Model DTIG3/4GBZ

Pros: +Cheap

Cons: -None

Overall Review: Put W7 pro on it, since I have a computer with no dvd drive. Plus it gets windows loaded up and installed faster than a DVD and easier to keep handy.

Great buy

ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: +Great bios +Not DoA

Cons: -Nothing

Overall Review: Very nice motherboard from ASRock. Used them once is a smaller build a few years back and decided to go with them again. Very glad I did, excellent board with great features, bios, and price point.

Great bang for the buck

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: Does what I need it to do, cheap, comes with a decent burning software (Nero).

Cons: Doesn't play blu-ray?

Overall Review: Great for price, only thing better is a blu-ray reader/burner drive, but have no need for those so the Asus works out great.

12/25/2010