Summary: I like the equipment but instructions has room for improvements. Takes a week to get an email response from care center. This is about a 5 minute battery. If you install Power Chute software choose option A with lowest selection of 1 min instead of misleading default option B with lowest 5 min. That default selection almost makes the UPS useless and will almost shut down immediately after power loss.
Summary: Where I live, fairly frequent power outages are a fact of life; so are voltage spikes on the utility lines during our summer thunderstorm season. I've used APC battery backups for years now and have been very happy with them--no electrical damage to connected loads, plenty of runtime to preserve whatever I'm working on with the computer.
Summary: I picked mine up to go along with my new 47 inch HDTV. The short 8 minute run time for the load I have on it being TV, cable box, and AV receiver. isn't a problem for me I mainly wanted it to smooth out the power flickers we get here which can be harder on stuff than just a full out power drop. It dose get the job done and already has kicked in on power disturbances.
Summary: Very happy with this product. Have had several others; this one exceeds expectations. Sturdy and durable item. Good battery back up. Tested and it lasts quite well. All things considered, a very good buy. Top quality product and a great price.