Joined on 12/21/06
Bought Many & Very Happy
Pros: Very Stable, easy to use, good price. I've used these for running windows servers 2003 & 2008 as well as for a powerfull Desktop. Overall I've purchased close to 7 of these boards and have not had 1 problem.
Cons: Asus website needs lots of help as it is often too busy, slow, or errors out. When needing to update the drivers you have to deal with this.
Cons: 2 ordered both DOA. RMA 1 and same DOA. All these vid cards are posting with lines and blocks.
Overall Review: How can a manufacturer sell such junk and send me a DOA RMA replacement? I am without my 2 video cards, out my $70 plus now all the shipping I am racking up. You can bet I am calling my Credit Card Company to dispute these charges. - BTW I tried another brand Vid card in the same systems and it worked great.
Refurbished - Grade C
Pros: It's a great Ultrabook! I have 1 of these myself and we have another one for our techs.
Cons: They are sending out C Grade but hoping they can pass them off as B grade. We bought two of these. #1 had hinges that were definitely needing replacement as the screen would fall backwards on it's own. #2 had 2 big cracks on the screen bezel showing it was obviously a broken bezel.
Overall Review: Grade B are minor scratches and blemishes and normal signs of wear and tear. Grade C is obvious damage, heavier than normal wear and tear. These are definitely Grade C. I recommend buying excess of what you want and then parting out to make a good one and send the excess back if you really want these for a good price (just under four hundred).
Worked Good For 2 weeks
Pros: I was very pleased with the quality of the speakers for the price i paid $50.
Cons: a low humming noise out of the box started beeping every 5 minutes or so and making strange noises would connect and disconnect constantly to my iphone 6 Even when not connected to any device it was acting strange.
Overall Review: If it works I will be extremely happy with this product. It doesn't have a stand though if you lean the wall mount back far enough it can become a tilted stand. The volume and power are in an awkward position if you have this mounted on the wall as it is behind the speakers.
OK Backup Software
Pros: Bought for a customer who needed the encrypted backup. My first choice backup software is BackupAssist but the price tag is $250. This was a quick choice only based on the product advertised encryption which was there (though difficult to find how to use).
Cons: To clunky of an interface. Made for people who don't know much about computers but don't mind graphically trying to figure out how to backup properly.
Overall Review: I think this software is designed by computer nerds who are trying to make it user friendly and for home users but they are not able to get it right.