Intmed.ro Review:Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine - Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine
Country: Europe, RO, Romania
City: Bucharest, Bucuresti
- Ken and Sheri - Surprised to find that it actually works!I was very suspicious that this machine would not work. I was afraid that reviews were planted. I was concerned that FDA "cleared" instead of FDA "approved" was a trick.
Well I am thrilled with the results. You have to look at it as hair reduction, not elimination. It significantly stuns and halts the growth of hair. No system is permanent. I used to have to shave my legs everyday. I found it very frustrating to have stubble the day after I shaved my legs. Now I don't see any hair for at least 5-7 days and that is after only 3 treatments.
The hair is in various growth cycles, so you have to expect some areas to be uneven. But with each treatment, I found more uniformity.
I bought my sister one. You just can't beat being able to do this in the privacy of your own home. And the replacement lights are cheap.
Love, love, love it.
- Abdul - Excellent bookIt is an essential book for medical students, residents and practicing physician.
short and uptodate
I have been using it since last several years.
- One Armed Scissor - Outstanding.You definitely need one, or 15 of these, no matter who you are. Forget the fact that the instructions are scribbled unintelligibly on the flap of a Popeye's box in what appears to be some form of Burmese. Also forget the fact that it comes with a draft of the "Fargo" script, a pair of jumper cables, and an ounce of crystal meth right in the box. All the more reason to buy. Buy. Buy.
- christopher hayes - What problems with the exhaust fan and bare floors?I've had the NV22L for about three weeks now, so I can't comment on the longevity at all, but I will update the review if anything happens. I've never used a Dyson so I can't comment on that either.
I'll keep this relatively short, as a lot has been said thus far, but I do want to address two issues that people seem to have with the vacuum and offer my perspective in an attempt to help prospective buyers.
1. Claim - the exhaust on the front of the vacuum is inappropriately placed and blows things away before you can suck them up. What I have found - it is inconceivable to me how anyone can be having this problem while vacuuming. The exhaust is pretty powerful and blows hard, but it blows straight out. The only way I have been able to recreate this issue in my home is if the vacuum is completely upright. Of course, it is absolutely impossible to vacuum like that, with the upright portion at a total right angle to the floor module. So when you vacuum the only way that you can vacuum, with the upright portion at about 45 degrees, then there is no problem, as it's blowing fully up into the air and away from the floor.
2. Claim - this vacuum does not work well on bare floors. What I have found - my entire house is bare floors, save for some area rugs here and there and a runner in the hall. This vacuum works GREAT around my house and has yet to meet anything it cannot pick up, including cat litter, dirt, clumps of dirt, grass, cat hair, crumbs, and whatever else you commonly find on a bare floor in the suburbs with a cat around. The only way I can understand people having this problem is if they are trying to use the beater bar on bare floors, which of course will just scatter everything, if their vacuum is incorrectly assembled, or they got a dud.
I am upgrading (not even the appropriate term) from a Dirt Devil MVP Swivel Guide upright. I figured there would be some improvement, but wow. The amount of nastiness I picked up on the first vacuuming was incredible, including an area rug that I thought was basically a lost cause. The NV22L made it look new again with no special effort. Very impressed with this vacuum. It's smaller, lighter and way more powerful. I don't sweep anymore, just vacuum. It's way better and more satisfying. There's nothing I've found that I don't like yet.
Also, the power cord is totally long enough. If you only have one power outlet in the house or you are really lazy, then I could see you having problems. Other than that, it's more than adequate. Oh, and one more thing - as for not having a headlight, are you vacuuming in a cave?
- Reges Vobis - A brilliant little device...as long as you know what you're getting.Let's get the obvious out of the way first: This laptop/tablet hybrid does not run Windows 8.1. Instead, it runs the ARM variant of Windows which is called Windows RT. Windows RT cannot run traditional Windows apps such as Photoshop, iTunes, or VLC. Instead, it can only run apps that are downloaded from the built-in Windows Store. If you need to use apps that extend beyond the basics of web browsing, casual gaming, or Microsoft Office, this is not the device for you. You would be better served by purchasing the Ideapad Yoga 11S, which retains basically the same look/feel of this model but runs full Windows 8.
All that being said, if you are a student or someone who is a light computer user that doesn't need all of the bells and whistles of a full-fledged operating system, the Yoga 11 is a brilliant device that you'll be exceedingly happy with. The recent Windows 8.1 RT update breathes new life into this device by improving boot time and making it feel "zippy" with none of the lag that plagued the original Windows RT release. While many reviewers pan this device for running Windows RT, they constantly neglect to mention all of the BENEFITS that the Yoga 11 offers to the end user:
1. Super long battery life. I easily get 10-13 hours on a single charge on my Yoga 11 depending on what I'm using it for. More importantly, this thing can charge to about 90% full battery in as little as one hour. This alone makes it the perfect travel companion. The included AC charger is small and compact, but knowing that you won't have to frantically pull it out every few hours gives you peace of mind. If you're on a long flight, you'll be able to get at least 2 full movies in before worrying about your battery.
2. Thin, silent, and fanless. By the definition of an "ultrabook," this device fits the bill. At 2.8 lbs. it is only slightly heavier than the Samsung Chromebook, but it can do twice as much as that device (more on that later) making this a great value. It's extremely well-built and has a nice soft touch finish, and it feels very sturdy when you're holding it. You won't hear any creaks from cheap plastic here; this is meant to be a high-quality product. Furthermore, because it uses an ARM chip, it is fanless and completely silent when it's running, and it doesn't get hot! You can place it on your lap (or stomach if you're laying down) for extended periods without searing your flesh off.
3. Sandboxed desktop environment. Sure, lots of people will complain that Windows RT can't run legacy Windows apps and doesn't have as many apps as Android or iOS (although I'd argue that that's a GOOD thing), but THIS is the future. I'll say it again: Windows RT is the future of where Windows is headed. While that seems like crazy talk, think about this: It's a Windows that doesn't get viruses. It's a Windows where if one app crashes, it doesn't bring down your whole system with it. It's a Windows fully committed to touch without the need for a traditional desktop, even though it has one anyway. With the recent news that Microsoft plans to merge Windows RT with the Windows Phone OS, these benefits will be even more realized on mobile devices. In fact, I predict that Windows RT will eventually do away with the traditional desktop altogether. It might not be with the next update, but mark my words...it'll be sooner rather than later.
4. Microsoft Office INCLUDED. How's that for value? Full disclaimer: The RT version of Office is missing some features that the full desktop version includes, but once again, students and casual users won't miss those features at all, much less realize they were missing in the first place. You can still do about 95% of everything that you'd be able to do on the regular version of Office, meaning that the Yoga 11 can be as much of a productivity device as a casual one. Need to edit that Powerpoint presentation while you rent and watch a movie at the same time? Done. Even better: With the Windows RT 8.1 update, Outlook is now included in the RT Office Suite!
So I've told you all the reasons why this device is awesome, but no single product is perfect. The Yoga 11 does have a few minor flaws, none of them being dealbreakers, but just some things you should be aware of:
1. No USB 3.0. Bummer, I know. Still, if you're buying this device, you probably don't care how fast your USB is anyway, and 2.0 is sufficient enough. It also comes with HDMI and an SD card slot to make up for the absence of USB 3.0.
2. Not so great as a tablet. Lying in bed with the Yoga propped on your stomach or using it in tablet mode while sitting at a table is fine, but it's a little on the heavy side to use as a tablet on a regular basis. Also, while in tablet mode, you can feel the keyboard keys on on the back, which is a little weird. Not uncomfortable...just weird. If it bothers you that much, Lenovo does sell a case for $29.99 that covers either just the keyboard or the entire tablet.
3. Not likely to receive another update. The Tegra 3 chip powering the Yoga 11 is going on 3 years old, so we'll be lucky if the Yoga 11 is able to upgrade to the next iteration of Windows RT. As I mentioned earlier, the Windows RT 8.1 upgrade really does give the laptop a new lease on life, so time will tell if Microsoft and Lenovo continue to support it. At this point, I'm not feeling optimistic.
You really owe it to yourself to give this nifty hybrid device a try, especially if you're a member of the intended target audience which I mentioned earlier. Don't listen to the naysayers; try it out yourself. If you're like me and only need a small, light device for basic computing and travel use, I think you'll genuinely love the Yoga 11.