HP will slap my hands for the title, but it looks like a Netbook, is the same size as a traditional Netbook, is low powered by comparison to a regular notebook, and in my world, that constitutes a NETBOOK. The HP Stream 11 is not a Netbook (yeah right). Officially, it is a Happy Place,… Continue reading Return of the Netbook..
My Toshiba Netbook is back within the Windows Network, the new hard drive has been wiped clean of Linux Mint 17, and is now free for use in its intended role. Its full title is WD5000LPVX 500gb S3 2.5” 5400 7M, and one thing I noticed about the new drive is that it is thinner… Continue reading Thin is not necessarily cool..
There is a laptop in this household which is only used to get onto Facebook and occasionally, it prints online ‘money off’ coupons for use in local grocery stores. Personally, I think that it is a waste of a good machine, but I am not the main user and it is not up to me… Continue reading The PC scene..
Two more for the heap. Sony have dumped their PC range and Samsung have stopped Euro production and sales. I am trying to feel sad about them, but I honestly can’t. Sony’s Vaio priced itself out, placing style above value, and Samsung tried to make a go of Chromebooks. Boo-hoo.. In the meantime, Lenovo are… Continue reading Sony Vaio and Samsung..
I will start by saying that, in my opinion, any machine running Vista should be pensioned off. I don’t say this necessarily because Vista is or was bad. Vista installation media is hard to get. OEM ISO’s have no value if the COA label which could be anything up to 7 years old is NOT… Continue reading Repairing a Vista computer..
.. going and soon to be gone, it would seem..I am not too saddened by this news. There was a time when Toshiba made some very good products, and their notebook screens were second only to IBM ThinkPads but that was then and this is now. Certainly, the Toshiba L500 that I had was a… Continue reading Toshiba consumer products going?
.. if you believe the hype that a cheap tablet can replace a full PC.. A full PC specification will include an AMD dual core or Intel i3 processor, 4gb RAM, a decent sized 500gb to 1Tb hard drive, a 14.1” or larger screen, a decent sized keyboard, multiple ports for USB, HDMI etc., and… Continue reading You are conning yourself..
It is easily done. Tip a fizzy drink or coffee over it, use compressed air with too much gusto, and you can find that the keyboard no longer plays ball with you. Another scenario where you might want another keyboard is if you buy online or maybe a business trip and you end up with… Continue reading A broken ‘notebook’ keyboard?
I am getting around 225 hits per day on this blog according to WordPress statistics. That isn’t too bad for the blog of an old guy who rambles a little and admits to mistakes now and again. What is more interesting is this one.. If the reported 40% ownership of tablets is a true figure,… Continue reading Some blog stats..
.. is what I do because I work on machines of all ages but, every now and again, I have to look at what I have and say ‘enough is enough’. For instance, I no longer support Windows XP or the machines on which XP ran, so 20 pin power supplies, DDR memory, hard drives… Continue reading Storing parts..
Apple had a ball with Microsoft’s Vista, one TV ad after another kicking Vista while it was down. Well, now it is payback time. I have never seen a Surface Pro 3 and as a consequence, have not been able to try one, but I do know that Microsoft hardware is good stuff. Ask anybody… Continue reading Surface vs. Air..
Remember me telling you about my misgivings re the power supply? Well, I was right. The SATA drive tested ok when hooked up to the SATA X-Port on my main machine, so I replaced the MIOS power supply with an older one of equally vague parentage except for the fact that it works. The power… Continue reading Another freebie – Update..