Smart-UPS 1500VA Tower UPS, trusted to protect critical data and equipment from power problems by supplying clean and reliable network-grade power. In addition to legendary reliability and manageability, Smart-UPS 1500VA Tower UPS have extremely high efficiency at low, medium and high load levels making it an ideal for today's multi-core or virtualized servers that have varying load consumption.
Best but expensive9/15/2012
...nobody takes electricity protection seriously until a storm causes bad electricity and ruins your 60 inch TV. Smart-Ups back up batteries are the only line of batteries that work with back up generators because they can handle the voltage fluctuation.
The fan noise problem has been solved.1/10/2011
I was hesitant to purchase this product because of reports that its fan is loud. That problem has been solved, I'm happy to report--I work right next to the UPS and I can't hear the fan.
Great if you need it, overkill if you don't9/3/2010
I purchased the APC Smart-UPS 1500 because I needed a pure sine wave power output. My computer power supply is Active PFC and requires that for the UPS to work properly. Using an approximated-step or simulated sine wave would not work for my computer. If you have an Active PFC power supply (recent Dell OptiPlex and Precision workstations use these), you'll want a pure sine wave UPS such as the Smart UPS. (although you may want to test a cheaper, approximated or simulated sine wave UPS). The fan is a little louder than I prefer (and I actually unplug it at night since this is in my bedroom).