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Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Bronze) - (Intel Core i32328M 2.2GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)
Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Bronze) - (Intel Core i32328M 2.2GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)
Offered by CSC Distribution

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3.0 out of 5 stars device issue or OS issue?, 24 Sep 2013
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I am only giving this 3 stars for what i know is partly an OS issue.

firstly, I am not a fan of windows anyway .. however Windows 8 isn't too bad once you get used to it
I dont want this to become a review of windows 8, BUT one of the features of the new OS is the gestures, so swipe from right to left across your mousepad and the charm bar appears, swipe from top down and something else appears.. maybe its just me, but the position of the mousepad slightly left of centre on this laptop makes what should be a little movement from right to left generally end up being a swipe so up pops the charm bar getting in the way, then before you know it the tiles are back on screen and whatever application you were using is hidden again - VERY frustrating

Looking all over the internet this appears to be something that the Lenovo trackpad drivers wont let you disable, yet other versions do. there are registry hacks which are supposed to be able to reduce the zone for swiping, but it is still very possible.

that aside, the laptop is very nice, good sound, sweet display, but the keyboard takes a little getting used to. I am very used to typing on a variety of PC, Mac, Laptop keyboards but for some reason on this keyboard some keys don't feel like they are in the right place - they are obviously, but there is just something about the layout that doesn't seem right - or maybe i am just a bad typer


Poetic Dura Book Multi Angle Folio Cover Case for The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Black/Red (Landscape / Portrait View)(Included 2 Micro SD Card Slots) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
Poetic Dura Book Multi Angle Folio Cover Case for The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Black/Red (Landscape / Portrait View)(Included 2 Micro SD Card Slots) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
Offered by Smart Shop Online
Price: £29.95

4.0 out of 5 stars nice looking cover, 24 Sep 2013
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my only gripe about this cover is that you cant comfortably use the tablet stood in landscape mode whilst charging.
that aside, it is great looking, strong, practical, it has holes for every port, even to access the stylus - and also comes with an elasticated loop to carry the stylus if you wish.
it has kept my tablet safe and makes for a neat little stand on several international trips, twisting to portrait mode for reading (and charging) is a neat little bonus too


Hazard 4 Tonto Concealed Carry Mini-Messenger - Coyote Tan
Hazard 4 Tonto Concealed Carry Mini-Messenger - Coyote Tan
Offered by Military 1st
Price: £59.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome bag, 24 Sep 2013
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This bag is awesome!
bought it for my wife who is a dog walker, and she uses it every day to carry all her dog pits and pieces... keys, spare lead, poop bags, balls, treats etc.

i want one myself to use as a geocaching kit bag - there is loads of room in there for things like GPS, mobile phone, pens, notepad, swag, maps, notes etc

not cheap by any means, but once you have one, you wonder how you coped without it.


Scot-Petshop Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags (Dog Poo Bag/Dog Waste Bags) x 1000, Eco Friendly, Bulk Buy
Scot-Petshop Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags (Dog Poo Bag/Dog Waste Bags) x 1000, Eco Friendly, Bulk Buy
Offered by Scot-Petshop Ltd
Price: £24.40

5.0 out of 5 stars best poop bags ever?, 24 Sep 2013
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as a dog walker I use a lot of these bags. i used to use nappy bags as they are so cheap, but some of the bigger dogs create a bit too much mess to get in a nappy bag, and even the expensive are see through which isn't too pleasant when walking 4 dogs.
i saw that one of my clients had some of these and was impressed by how big and strong they looked so i ordered 1000 of them.
much more expensive than nappy bags at 30p for 300 but oh so worth it!
no more fingers poking through cheap plastic - eugh!
no more bags full of visible poop
and actually use fewer bags as these are so big


Black + Blum Bento Box, Black
Black + Blum Bento Box, Black
Price: £13.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for lunch, 24 Sep 2013
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this is a brilliant little lunch box.
so far not suffered from any of the clasps breaking as some reviewers have cited.
it looks good, the little divider allows to keep two different snack types without cross contamination.
The fork is a great touch, almost full size and strong plastic, not like the cheap throwaway forks you can get.
There is also a little container for holding dips or sauces in so your food doesn't get all messed up until you want it to.
A nice size too, looked a little small at first, but is actually a good size for a midday snack - you wont get a three course meal in it - but why would you want to.


Gardman Feeding Station Tree
Gardman Feeding Station Tree

5.0 out of 5 stars cant fault it, 24 Sep 2013
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The birds seem to love it, plenty of space to hang a variety of treats, very sturdy, well made and looks good in the garden.


Go Snowboard
Go Snowboard
by Neil McNab
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars great for beginners, 24 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Go Snowboard (Paperback)
as a complete novice taking lessons at the local snow dome I wanted a but of something to help give a bit extra guidance. It has been good to read, and more importantly see, different advice on the basic things like stance, posture, and simple turns.
each instructor at the snow dome has their own style of explaining things, some of which are better than others; so to come home to another view, but one which I can play back over and over has really helped.
Not sure advanced boarders would get much from this book, but they may - i'll know more when I become 'advanced'


UK-Gardens Large 2.7m Grey Crank And Tilt Garden Parasol Umbrella - 270cm Wide x H243cm - Aluminium Pole Width 38mm
UK-Gardens Large 2.7m Grey Crank And Tilt Garden Parasol Umbrella - 270cm Wide x H243cm - Aluminium Pole Width 38mm

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for keeping the sun off, 24 Sep 2013
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This is a nice and sturdy parasol ideal for the patio.
it is easy to raise and lower with the crank handle and the tilt option is great for blocking the low evening sun when it is just at that awkward height in the sky so it hits your eyes as you are trying to enjoy a nice evening drink :)

my only slight complaint is that with the size of the parasol the slightest breeze causes it to twist around, especially if used tilted, if my parasol base could tighten any further on it, it may not spin so it isn't really a fault of the parasol but something to be aware of if your base cant be adjusted to really grip it tight.

overall excellent purchase!


2014 Organised Mum Family Life Book
2014 Organised Mum Family Life Book

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the busy family, 24 Sep 2013
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We have used these and the wall hanging version for several years now and they are ideal for planning a busy family routine - plenty of space for notes, well put together, and this is a nice size to carry around too


Anker® 1900mAh Li-ion Battery For HTC Sensation, Sensation XE, EVO 3D
Anker® 1900mAh Li-ion Battery For HTC Sensation, Sensation XE, EVO 3D
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars lots more power, 17 Feb 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I ordered this battery after my original battery couldn't even get me through a full days work without getting critically low.
This did what it said it would.
The HTC is terrible on battery life even with custom Rom designed to save battery life.


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