Summary: I was disappointed that this UPS had no software support for an iMac. The unit works great but I was use to the software telling me if I had a problem when I had a PC. Shipping was very slow also, that needs improvement.
Summary: We have dozens of these, and no plans to move away from APC for our battery backups. They're good, reliable battery backup units.
Pros: We have these throughout our office areas to give employees a chance to save their work in the event of an outage. APC has been solidly reliable for years now on several different models of UPS, including these. Like the extra outlet that is offset for large AC adapters.
Cons: We had an issue where a desktop was plugged into a new BE650G1 and it kept shutting down when a copier on the same circuit (but different outlet) started printing. The backup was audibly cutting in appropriately, but the computer still shut down. It was eventually determined that unplugging the USB connection between the backup and the PC stopped the shutdowns.
Cons: The APC UPS model I purchased has 8 power plugs. Of these an entire row of 4 power plugs do not function at all under battery power. Since the top row of 4 worked, I did not discover this until losing power 2 months after installing the unit, where my systems were unfortunately plugged into the non-functioning plugs and I experienced data loss.
Summary: I have used APC products for 20 years and find this one like the rest- well made. I have only had it in operation for a week so I can't attest to the long-term aspects. I use this to power and protect the satellite dish power supply and receiver-recorder and protect the TV. The TV is only protected and is not connected to the battery-backed portion.
Summary: Received the order right on time and in perfect condition. Unplugged the old unit (12 yrs old) and original battery. Moved all the equpiment to the new unit and have not touched a thing since. APC is the product of choice.
Summary: This unit was doing a great job until a power surge in a bad thunderstorm took it out. I had only had it for about six weeks. The good news is that it saved a laser printer and other computer equipment.
Summary: To complete the addition of another computer in our tech corral we needed a new Back-UPS. We ordered the Back-UPS 650 because our other Back-UPS 650s have been tested and proven winners for our company. Rather than spending time researching other products we opt to order the proven product and not chance it with something untested.