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Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 May 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,188
Posted By smc333
Which Mail Client Suits My Needs

Hi everyone,

Just scored a new HP which will arrive the first week of June, so now I just need to pick a mail client (moving back to PC from a year with Apple), to suit my Hotmail/Live email.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By smc333
But just for clarification, is the 2720QM really...

But just for clarification, is the 2720QM really worth the $120 over the 2630QM?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By smc333
Apple doing something "magical". I'm sure that...

Apple doing something "magical". I'm sure that they will want people to believe it's magical, but at the end of the day, you have to determine whether it really is. Plus, as we all know, an Apple...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By smc333
Also, what do you mean about the 750GB being...

Also, what do you mean about the 750GB being sketchy?

Thanks for all the help, BTW.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By smc333
That upgrade is possible, but its another $120. ...

That upgrade is possible, but its another $120. Besides the 300/400MHz upgrade, does it offer anything else (I know the baseline CPU doesn't offer the AES feature).
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By smc333
Its a brand new dv6t. What I'm thinking is...

Its a brand new dv6t.

What I'm thinking is ordering it, since the sale expires today, and then if Apple does something "magical" monday, I'll still have 14 days from then to return it.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 May 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By smc333
Jump on this deal at HP?

Should I jump on this deal, for $1064

2.0GHz 2630QM (2.0GHz, Quad, Turbo 2.9) Sandy Bridge
8GB DDR 1333
750GB, 7200RPM
1920x1080
ATI Radeon 6770 w/2GB VRAM
Blu-ray reader
Intel Wifi...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
Update: So I went ahead and ordered the...

Update:

So I went ahead and ordered the Studio XPS/Seagate HDD. I will send the Studio 14 back when it comes in, as I feel like I am making the right decision by not compromising.

Any other...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
Yea, the PuTTY part was just mentioning that I...

Yea, the PuTTY part was just mentioning that I needed to do that on the netbook as well.

But for the web, I disagree. a GPU that supports IE9/FF4 GPU acceleration, as well as h264 for Flash would...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
None of that requires any gfx horsepower,...

None of that requires any gfx horsepower, especially PuTTY as it's just a terminal.[/QUOTE]

Yea, the PuTTY part was just mentioning that I needed to do that on the netbook as well.

But for the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
Scratch that. I went to the store and played...

Scratch that. I went to the store and played with some 1366x768 laptops, and... well, I was not thrilled with the resolution.

I ordered a 7200 RPM Seagate Momentous, 500GB/16MB Cache HDD off of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
Wow, you guys are all so helpful! So I...

Wow, you guys are all so helpful!

So I decided I'll stick with the cheaper Dell Studio 14 I ordered, which has more portability, too.

The full specs are, again:
Core i5 460M 2.53 Turbo 2.8...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
I had ordered a Studi 1458, which had i5 460M ...

I had ordered a Studi 1458, which had
i5 460M
4GB DDR3
7200 RPM 500GB HDD
ATI 540v 512MB
for only $599

But.... Crappy 1366x768 display.

So I'm thinking of canceling that and going for the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
Ah, my bad! I meant Computer Science. So...

Ah, my bad! I meant Computer Science.

So is this machine really that much better? I could go either way on OS X.

And the MS Store is $150 cheaper than anywhere else I could find it
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Nov 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By smc333
Studio XPS i5 For CS Student?

Hi everyone,
I have a 13" Macbook Pro, 4GB, 320M, 500GB HDD, etc... Its a little long on the tooth for some things already.

I was planning to get a Studio XPS from the Microsoft store, do you...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 May 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By smc333
Simple. 1. Go into regedit (search or...

Simple.

1. Go into regedit (search or Win+R regedit)
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>MOUNTED DEVICES
3. Delete the key corresponding to the letter you wish to remove
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 May 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By smc333
I'm glad to know that. And hopefully now, too, I...

I'm glad to know that. And hopefully now, too, I can get more than 1:15 battery life.

FWIW: I think this particular i5 is dual core:
Compare Intel® Products...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 May 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By smc333
Thanks for the reply. The Sony has just...

Thanks for the reply.

The Sony has just been problem after problem, and between the disappointing screen and power on battery, I think this is the right move.

I'm going to use it for college,...
Forum: Virtualization 14 May 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 13,279
Posted By smc333
All changing that setting does is point the VM to...

All changing that setting does is point the VM to that networking adapter. VPC still emulates whatever hardware it natively emulates for LAN, just referencing that connection. No devIDs are passed...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 May 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By smc333
Ditch a lemon?

Hi everyone,

So I'm currently the owner of a VPCF115FM, also known as a piece of crap. Aside from the fact I just sent it in for the second round of repairs, the screen sucks, the battery sucks,...
Forum: Virtualization 04 May 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 4,468
Posted By smc333
No. The drivers in Xp mode would only work if...

No. The drivers in Xp mode would only work if the software and the USB device were also running under Xp mode (hint: Slow).

However, that audio controller simply will never work in this...
Forum: Microsoft Office 02 May 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By smc333
I do this. Across my netbook, laptop, and WinMo...

I do this. Across my netbook, laptop, and WinMo phone, for POP servers, I just leave the message on the server until deleted from trash on the laptop.

IMAP pretty much makes this not a problem.
Forum: Virtualization 11 Apr 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,606
Posted By smc333
Well, there ARE quite many other uses for a VM. ...

Well, there ARE quite many other uses for a VM. Its primary use is for running older office software like WordPerfect, older versions of office software, tax software, writeup software, etc...

I...
Forum: Virtualization 10 Apr 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4,941
Posted By smc333
No. You'll run into activation issues as the...

No. You'll run into activation issues as the "hardware" it sees when you go to activate it under VirtualBox will be different from the machine you have it installed natively on.
Forum: Virtualization 10 Apr 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,606
Posted By smc333
Try disabling video acceleration for WMP 10. ...

Try disabling video acceleration for WMP 10.

Video acceleration won't work over RDC.
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