Excerpt: We have been having an abnormal number of power failures recently. Have an expensive printer that does not like to be cut off in mid function. Using for orderly shut down of computer and system. Have only had for a few weeks; good so far.
Summary: I would give NEWEGG 5 stars for price, shipping and RMA service. 1 star for APC. APC needs to get these boxes out of the moisture. Every APC smartups battery backup that I order has warped boxes.
Summary: When I buy a product such as a UPS, I'm basically deciding whether a higher price is worth it based on the company's reputation and my prior experience. That was the choice I faced when my over 10 year old UPS finally died recently.
Summary: If I had to do it over I'd still have gotten this product. I'm very happy with it aside from the software disappointment.
Pros: Battery life is amazing. I have a powerful server running on it and when it's the only thing connected the battery life goes up to about 80-90 minutes without the screen plugged in. With my powerful laptop and another desktop plugged in the battery life is still over half an hour.
Cons: While I'm sure the software is great for Windows systems, my server runs on Centos 64 bit Linux. Most of the software is made to work only on linux and I tried loading the linux version of powerchute but it absolutely will not detect the UPS.
Summary: I am using this for a notebook and monitor for remote work and don't want to install any software on it. I was going to install PowerChute just to get an idea how much of a load I have, but didn't want to have to set up a PowerChute server. Having the display with a menu gave me exactly what I need.
Pros: This comes with PowerChute and a cable included. It has a display on the front so you can view the load, estimated runtime, state of the battery, etc. The runtime is reasonable for the cost.
Cons: This wasn't a con for me, but the software has a server component and a client or agent component - iirc.
Excerpt: Great machine. We are currently using one connected to terminal and file servers with another protecting the DC and network rack. B&H had the best price we could find and it arrived long before expected. Couldnt be happier with this purchase.
Pros: Adequate Power, Easy To Set Up, Long Lasting Power, Quiet Operation, Reliable Performance