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WANT. i would love one of those. if that's the laptop that i think it is (latitude d30orsomethingsimilar), there is a spare mpci-e slot, supposed to be used for a mobile data card that you could possibly put a SSD into. also if it is the version i'm thinking of the model with nvidia quardo graphics is unreliable, the gpu fails quite a lot.

Thank you, learned something new.

It does have an extra mpcie slot but idk if the bios supports that. Also the one i have is the integrated graphics so overheating is not a problem. Its the d630

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Long time reader, time to contribute something to the topic.

 

So i was chatting with the brother of a buddy of mine. In the last 2-3 years, i know for a fact that he has owned several Android phones, varying from mid range models to flagships.

 

I own an LG G2, his latest buy was a G3 so since he knows i like tech stuff and have the previous model, he gives it to me to take a look and play with. I unlock the screen and face a home screen setup that the only term i would use to describe it, was iphone-like.

He had the default number of home screens side by side, and almost all of them just filled with the icons of all the apps he had downloaded. Let me mention here that he has never owned an iphone, so it was not a matter of wanting a familiar interface.

 

So after seeing this cluttered mess of home screens i ask him why doesn't he use widgets for his most frequent used apps, since they can provide useful info at a glance and also give you access to the app if needed.

 

So the owner of several past and current Androids asks me with total ignorance in his eyes: "What is widgets?"

 

I proceeded to a HUGE inner /facepalm, trying not to show any emotion, and then actually took the time to show him widgets on my phone and how he could use them himself on his own device.

 

His home screens look way better now and less cluttered, but man....

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I have a new one.

 

My mother has just recently got a new laptop and needed office 2013 with it. She called me today and asked me where the cd was. She wasn't aware that most stuff is digital now and handled with keys.

 

Also, this blew up.

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I have a new one.

 

My mother has just recently got a new laptop and needed office 2013 with it. She called me today and asked me where the cd was. She wasn't aware that most stuff is digital now and handled with keys.

 

Also, this blew up.

Well, you're back!

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Well, sorta. Still mostly just lurking :)

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we'll all come back here and laugh when 3d printing gets perfected...

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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we'll all come back here and laugh when 3d printing gets perfected...

 

I think 3D printing material that's conductive is already a thing (We can print metals so yea) so now we just need a printer that can go 12nm :D

The year is 20XX. Everyone plays Fox at TAS levels of perfection. Because of this, the winner of a match depends solely on port priority. The RPS metagame has evolved to ridiculous levels due to it being the only remaining factor to decide matches.

Only Abate, Axe, and Wobbles can save us.

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I think 3D printing material that's conductive is already a thing (We can print metals so yea) so now we just need a printer that can go 12nm :D

 

*starts salivating greedily*

Don't ask to ask, just ask... please 🤨

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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Ironically resetting things does usually fix them.

Says every apple user....ever.

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Well, sorta. Still mostly just lurking :)

He's only had 125 posts and the stock profile pic, but has created one of the most popular threads.....

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*starts salivating greedily*

 

Here have some 3D printed chocolate ;)

 

(yes that's a thing if you remember CES 2014)

The year is 20XX. Everyone plays Fox at TAS levels of perfection. Because of this, the winner of a match depends solely on port priority. The RPS metagame has evolved to ridiculous levels due to it being the only remaining factor to decide matches.

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He's only had 125 posts and the stock profile pic, but has created one of the most popular threads.....

He's the most interesting user on the forum,  :lol:

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I have four Dell Latitude e6410/e6400 Mobile workstations. They are absolutely rock solid. The 2 e6410's have i5s and Intel HD. The other 2 e6400s have C2d's, One with Chipset graphics and another with a Quadro. I have had no problems with the Quadro, seems to work fine. But best of all,, they all have standard DP and eSATA ports. Absolute workstations.

Also, quick question, what would have more power driving a 1080p display with WMC. I am currently using the Core i5, but it struggles to run WMC. Would the 2c/2t C2d with a Quadro (I think NVS 130) beat a 2c/4t Core i5 with Intel HD graphics?

The quadro would probably win on GPU, but the i5 probably on CPU. you could probably buy an upgrade for the CPU on the Quadro machine, which would put them closer on cpu horses.

 

It does have an extra mpcie slot but idk if the bios supports that. Also the one i have is the integrated graphics so overheating is not a problem. Its the d630

Thanks, that is the one that my family had and the quardo GPU died. the BIOS should as I'm pretty sure there was a 3g version. you should be able to get a bios that supports the extra slot.

 

I have a new one.

 

My mother has just recently got a new laptop and needed office 2013 with it. She called me today and asked me where the cd was. She wasn't aware that most stuff is digital now and handled with keys.

 

Also, this blew up.

Good to see you. Have you read all the posts in the thread?

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Good to see you. Have you read all the posts in the thread?

Not at all :) There is just so much to read./

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Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e540: CPU: i7 4702mq | GPU: Nvidia Geforce gt740 | RAM: 8 gig of some brand | Storage: 1 TB of some brand 5400 rpm | OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

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This is a whole new level of non-techie (and one of my favourite sketches by one of my favourite comedians):
 

 

Edit: Apparently embedding a video is easier than you think. As in too easy and 'idiotproof' that a person expecting and experienced with more complicated and sophisticated methods would struggle through 4+ edits to get it right

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Been a bit constant.

-Dad complains that computer is slow because HD is full because of my games, partially true because it's a 320GB prolly SATA 2 with 1/2 of it's partition gone. Really it's a 20' iMac from early 2008 with 2GB of RAM DDR2. The intake most likely dusty.

-Complains downloading something off the internet is slow because of the computer, doesn't check internet speed.

 

I guess the older generations aren't willing to learn or want to switch from Analog to Digital since they're used to simplicity or what they're used to.

 

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Been a bit constant.

-Dad complains that computer is slow because HD is full because of my games, partially true because it's a 320GB prolly SATA 2 with 1/2 of it's partition gone. Really it's a 20' iMac from early 2008 with 2GB of RAM DDR2. The intake most likely dusty.

-Complains downloading something off the internet is slow because of the computer, doesn't check internet speed.

 

I guess the older generations aren't willing to learn or want to switch from Analog to Digital since they're used to simplicity or what they're used to.

 

Ironically a lot of analogue-based stuff is less simple than certain digital things we have today. And no I'm not thinking Rube Goldberg. Ok, a computer is a lot more complex than most things, but in terms of how stuff actually works and how the user interacts with it in order for it to work there's more simplicity now.

 

A graphical interface that's mouse-driven and applications that use nice labelled buttons is easier than punched card or early text-based systems (especially ones that didn't feature 'help' commands). Some things have become more complicated (or at least more sophisticated - well-designed devices should never be complicated) but the user interaction is generally easier and there's normally dedicated buttons for function X rather than having to convince your technology to do what you want it to do.

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Been a bit constant.

-Dad complains that computer is slow because HD is full because of my games, partially true because it's a 320GB prolly SATA 2 with 1/2 of it's partition gone. Really it's a 20' iMac from early 2008 with 2GB of RAM DDR2. The intake most likely dusty.

-Complains downloading something off the internet is slow because of the computer, doesn't check internet speed.

 

I guess the older generations aren't willing to learn or want to switch from Analog to Digital since they're used to simplicity or what they're used to.

Exact same as my dad...

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So I had my first practical computer class last week. We were supposed to learn the various parts and learn how to dismantle and reassemble it back.

They were still using floppy drives with IDE cables.

And there was this annoying girl who won't stop asking stupid questions, I pulled out a stick of RAM to show my group and told them not to touch the gold contacts. And she immediately asks why and proceeds to molest the stick of RAM, imagine the horror. And I should say that we are all 18 this year.

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So I had my first practical computer class last week. We were supposed to learn the various parts and learn how to dismantle and reassemble it back.

They were still using floppy drives with IDE cables.

And there was this annoying girl who won't stop asking stupid questions, I pulled out a stick of RAM to show my group and told them not to touch the gold contacts. And she immediately asks why and proceeds to molest the stick of RAM, imagine the horror. And I should say that we are all 18 this year.

Sounds like my own hardware class, we were using Gateways from 2003, with Pentium 4s, 1GB DDR RAM and SCSI storage devices. Even ran Windows XP. Seriously, if you want to teach a class like that in the 2010s, use modern PCs with SATA, 4+GB DDR3 RAM and at least Windows 7, not old clunkers with XP, DDR1 RAM and IDE or SCSI :|

 

Oh yeah, one of my classmates, who isn't as hardware-inclined as I am, broke one. Wouldn't POST after he reassembled it and the teacher couldn't figure out what was wrong, and there was this loose cable that looked important. So there's my experiences with non-techies story, although he definitely is a techie (he claims to have programmed a joke program that opened the optical drive whenever a randomly-picked key was pressed in the second grade and used it to troll his teacher.)

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Yeah I keep on telling my teacher this. It's 2015 already. We need new hardware and new textbooks with up to date content. It's sucks that I won't be able to use any, don't know about future batches :/

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