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Amazon Review By michael prince on August 8, 2014

Great solid heavy duty mount… I was impressed with the given hardware as well, You can’t beat the price either… I bought two used one to hang a 55in and another to hang a 70in over our stone fire place. I choose to go to the local hardware store and pick up a little but longer lags, to insure I fastened the mount threw the stone and scurely in to the header board, but for a standard wall mount it comes with everything you need to mount large TVs!

 

 

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Amazon Review By techbuyer on February 19, 2014

- ordered on 17th and received on 19th
- Installed the wall mount and mounted a 47" LED TV by myself. No need for a second person. Very easy to install
- Solid construction except for one issue. See below.
- The steel vertical bar (A) that hangs on to the mount and the curved steel vertical bar (B) that attaches to the TV are connected solely by plastic inserts in the grooves to enable tilting at the desired angle. When one installs the screw that holds tilt in a certain position, that is the only piece of metal that connects A and B transferring the TV load from B to the wall mount via A.
- So, even if you are not using tilt, DO install the screw that holds the TV in a certain position. You don’t want to rely on plastic sliders to hold A & B.
- It seems secure but I would have preferred to see a strong metal pivot connecting A and B. Deducted 1 star for that. My TV weighs only 28 lbs and since the mount is claimed to support up to 165 lbs, it should be OK.
- You may want to use the supplied spacers when attaching the vertical bars to the TV if you want more clearance from the wall. I didn’t use the spacers and there wasn’t enough room to put one’s hand behind the TV for tightening the tilt screw to retain the desired position. Also, connect all cables / wires first before hoisting the TV onto the mount :-)
- Built-in level was useful. Did double check with a longer level.
- Excellent value for the money. Can be improved.

 

 

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Amazon Review By A Trenchfield on October 20, 2010

This is my first review I have done for Amazon although I have been buying at this site for years. This is also in response to other reviews I have seen on this site and others regarding this product.
#1 This is a great sturdy mount and for the price its terrific.
#2 Yes you need 2 people to mount this, what did you think?
#3 Invest in a drill, if you don’t have one buy one or borrow one!
#4 It’s a television,lcd or not it still has weight to it you are not hanging one o a picture frame, I saw a complaint that the television pulled out their drywall and that this product was awful why were you mounting this on a wall w/o anchors and why was your television not mounted onto a stud?
#5 Your television needs to be mounted on a stud if you don’t want to have any unfortunate accidents.
#6 Install is easy, buy some drywall screws from your hardware shop and have a drill and screwdriver handy.

I am happy with this product it is not flimsy and I hope you enjoy it as well. If you enjoy getting ripped off go to your local electronics store, buy one that can easily cost triple the price but keep in mind just because you pay more doesn’t mean that you are getting more. Enjoy!

 

 

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Amazon Review By Joseph on December 18, 2013

I have very weak walls and surprisingly it holds on right & tight. Came a day early or two which was nice. I wasn’t so sure the place would of been legit because of the price but it is and definitely would recommend it to any one!

 

 

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Amazon Review By Williams on February 4, 2015

I bought this computer because my old one was destroyed in the middle of the semester and I could not be without a computer. I went to a local branch of a chain store and spoke to a self-proclaimed geek in a blue shirt who highly recommended this computer. My budget would have afforded a little more money, but I was told this computer was perfect. It worked really well, for the price. The processor was fast enough to handle all of my schoolwork, watch videos, and all of the random things that I need in a normal day. I was happy, because I could not believe I had gotten such a good computer at such a great price ($249.00). That lasted less than two months. Then, the battery stopped charging. I contacted those of the blue shirts, but it was too late. I needed to contact ASUS. So, I did.

ASUS responded through a person whose syntax in the email led me to believe that they did not understand English very well. When I responded to the email, I received the same exact one back. This went on for a couple of weeks, and I could not get anyone on a phone who could help me. I kept being sent to the email system. I finally found out that I could, indeed, have the battery replaced. Apparently, the batteries that ASUS chooses to use have many problems, and for this reason they offer an extended warranty on the battery. The turnaround time was anywhere between two and eight weeks, but it might take longer if they had a heavy volume. I also needed to provide my credit card information before I shipped the computer to them, in case there were any other issues or problems that needed repair or in case they believed the faulty battery to be my fault. They would pre-authorize the amount of a new computer, and promise not to charge me any more than that to make repairs. There were other problems, but you should know enough by now not to expect any personalized or individual customer service. However, if you wish to pay them for repairing a faulty product that they knew was faulty when it was sold, they will eventually pay attention to you.

The computer still works, as long as one does not wish to move it from the desk, where it must stay plugged in at all times. It has a good screen, and I’m still happy with the performance, if the battery worked. I would be happy if they even offered it with a replaceable battery, so that I could buy a new battery and just replace it myself. If I wanted a desktop computer to check emails and such, I suppose it would work just fine. However, I bought a laptop because portability is important to me. I ended up having to replace it with another cheap computer, because I’d blown almost half my computer budget on this one.

I would not recommend this computer, because you are basically rolling the dice with the batteries ASUS uses. If their customer service were any good at all, I would say take the chance. While it worked, I was happy with it. But, if you get one with a bad battery you cannot replace it yourself and they do not understand that customer service is supposed to help customers with problems. There are other good options for budget laptops: find one from a different company.

 

 

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Amazon Review By Bill McLean “My Opinion.” on September 18, 2014

I can use this laptop to do everything that I have ever done with a computer. And the price I paid for it is outrageous – outrageously miraculous. Yes, it is one third slower than my Desktop, and its display is less than 1080, but it’s big while still light t carry, and it has a Full sized Chiclet keyboard with numeric key pad. All my programs and apps run on it’s Windows 8,.1, OS, and it automatically synchs with my desktop and my Amazon Kindle account. through Wi-Fi. It’s encased in black matte and fingerprints are not visible. It runs quiet and on battery for 5 hours between charges. Except for my Kindle Fire, this ASUS 500GB makes tablets look anemic,

Okay, so it doesn’t have a built-in DVD. I don’t care because I have an external DVD that I paid fifteen dollars for a year ago – and it fits right into that great $15.00 Laptop carrier that Amazon sells for this sized Laptop. The Laptop and the optical drive both fit in the carrier. For me this is a small problem solved.

 

 

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Amazon Review By Michael Mirkmann on August 6, 2014

The reason someone would buy this sort of laptop most likely would be for college. The outside and inside really do have a nice aesthetic appearance but doesn’t have the "I spent 800$ vibe to it." And this is exactly the reason I bought it, college, therefore my review is based on me using it for:

-College use
-Browsing web/research
-Microsoft Office related
-Programming
-Light to no gaming usage (that is why I have gaming PC!)

At this price point and my usage let’s see the pros and cons.

PROS:
-Very affordable
-Decently sturdy/nice screen
-Decent specs/plenty of storage/boots up FAST
-Updated 8.1 (also a con to some people)
-Made by ASUS
-Easy to use
-Stays cool and quiet

CONS*:
-Ever so slightly heavy
-Left and Right click is too hard to press (i have a mouse)
-Trackpad is a bit annoying but fine (again i have a mouse)
-Charging cable is too snug of a fit, DONT let people trip over it, might bring the laptop with it
-NOT UPGRADE FRIENDLY. (Doesn’t matter to me for my use of the laptop though, yet it is good to know!)
-No cd drive (Not applicable to me)
-Battery life is okay, not too long of a charge, but charges quickly.
-Does leave smudges on trackpad and base of laptop from fingers.
*(I use it for ONLY light use for college not really anything else, therefore the cons are biased to my use of the laptop)

Some might be wondering why I don’t mention the CPU speed or how it has NO BACK-LIGHT. Because I use it for school and school work I will always be in a bright lit area not doing anything CPU intensive activities like games and rendering. I’ve been searching for laptops for a few months now for light use at college, so far I am sold by this one. I’ve used it for a few days now and have Microsoft Office 365 from my University as it does NOT include Microsoft Office at all.

Overall 7.9/10 Wonderful price for a new and clean laptop to do what I bought it for: school.

 

 

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Amazon Review By Joanne Sinclair on September 11, 2014

I am a student and i need this for school almost every day for bigger programs like Microsoft Office and Visual Studio, and for smaller things like browsing the web. At first i was reluctant on getting this because of the cheap price, big size, and lack of touchscreen capabilities, but I’ve had this thing for about a week now and I must say this supports my every needs in a laptop. It is very fast with a great intel processor and a perfect balance between the 4 GB of RAM included/500 GB Hard Drive and 64 bit Operating System; making multitasking and even some gaming a breeze! I’ve run Minecraft on here with little to no lag, and in the near future i plan on getting games like Titan Fall and The Sims 4 (which if you didn’t know all require a good computer if you don’t want excessive amounts of lag.) Not to mention its attractive design/build with a finish that isn’t prone to fingerprints, has a sturdy feel to it not feeling like cheap plastic, and is very quiet all around generating NO HEAT. If I ever buy another laptop in the future, it will definitely be from ASUS.

If you are looking for a laptop that has a bigger display and keyboard, attractive and durable design, and a fast processor with some gaming capabilities, all for a budget-friendly price then this might be the right computer for you!

 

 

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Amazon Review By the future on July 24, 2014

UPDATED 08/09/14:
Let me start by saying I am a tech guy, love buying and trying new things. The reason I bought this was to see how something so cheap could be any good. I witnessed how terrible chrome $200 laptops are (if you are smart, you know what I mean). But this laptop is by far a great piece of technology for the price tag of $250-280, if you are on a budget I think you should try this out. I know a lot of you may think because this doesn’t have a touchscreen you shouldn’t get it because of Windows 8… But realize it is very useful even without a touchscreen. I have yet to use windows 8 on a touchscreen(Besides a phone) and I am still in love. So like I said before just give it a try.

Pros:
Windows 8.1
Keyboard, spaced out to perfection IMO
NUMPAD included
Price
Very Light
Sleek
Can watch Netflix, and Play some games.
Games I can play smoothly(All on Low-Med Specs): Minecraft, CS:GO, LOL, and GTA:SA. DOTA 2 dies not work on this laptop, I haven’t tried WOW yet either.

Cons:
Touchpad, IMO they could have done better but hey for the price its fine, get another mouse if you want
Difficulty to take out parts/Upgrade parts
I wish the battery life was a tad bit better. But who doesn’t bring their charger ?

Overall: 8/10

 

 

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Amazon Review By Marty F on September 28, 2014

First, let me start by saying this Asus Laptop may very well be the best buy out there for the money. Now, reasons? First, it comes with a dual core Intel Processor. It has a 500gb Hard Drive, and 4GB of ram. Now, set up is very simple, even if you have never used window 8.1 before, which is another factor. You don’t want a laptop with just windows 8, be sure it has the upgraded 8.1 version installed. That has eliminated the nagging little issues that windows 8 originally had. When you first turn the Asus on, it will ask you to verify your Microsoft email account, meaning Hotmail, Outlook, Msn. I would suggest opening up one of these before ordering the laptop, it will just save you time prior. Then, after a few quick clicks to accept the system setting itself up, you are good to go. Honestly, this should take about 15 minutes or so. Now, remember, it will quickly identify your wifi connection, and establish the connection for you. Once that is done, you are ready to go. Don’t be intimidated by the small window panels you see on your screen, they are nothing more than options to select, to move around on the laptop.. It comes with McAfee Virus and Internet protection, which is good for 30 days, then you can decide to either keep it, or simply use any other program. I strongly suggest McAfee or Norton on this laptop. Now, it does not come with a DVD/cd Rom Drive, so if that is a major factor for you, then there is another Asus model, about $15.00 more that does include the optical drive. Most people find very little use for it these days, since almost everything can simply be downloaded these days anyway. The screen is 15.6″, bright clear. The sound is also very nice from this laptop. It has a full size keyboard, 2 USB Ports, one is a 2.0 and one is a 3.0, which is for faster performance. It has a trial version of Microsoft Office also installed. All things being equal, I have nothing negative at all to say about this Asus laptop, and highly recommend it. Feel free to ask me any questions, and I will do my best to answer. I believe you will be very happy with this product. I will also mention there is one other laptop out there I also would suggest, the same price and specs is the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C59V 15.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black) This is also an excellent buy for the money, in case you prefer Acer over Asus. Both great performing laptops.

 

 

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Amazon Review By John B. on July 8, 2014

I’ve just received my LG 39lb5600 tv and I’m more than satisfied with the picture and sound quality, and this is without me playing or getting deep into the av settings yet. This LG comes with 2 hdmi inputs and 1 usb among other input and outputs. The tv’s size I believe is perfect for bedrooms or play rooms. Contrary to what you may read or see this model tv does not support usb movies but does support mp3 and picture files. This did disappoint me somewhat because this is one of the main features I wanted but still I’m satisfied wither everything else it offers for its price.

 

 

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Amazon Review By martin on September 3, 2014

Rarely write reviews, however this tv is worth writing about. Clear sound, perfect picture. Audio could be better but it’s really good. Besides you can adjust the audio to how you want it which I did and now it’s perfect. No complaints here. This tv is amazing and I’m glad I got it.

 

 

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