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    SSD or HDD as my new primary system drive?

    Crucial M500 is significantly cheaper than Samsung 840 Pro. Should I choose it instead? It uses MLC NAND flash.
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    SSD or HDD as my new primary system drive?

    May I ask why you mostly recommend Samsung 840 Pro series? Is it that reliable? And why 256 GB, is 120 not enough? Should I use the drive only for Windows and "permanent" applications while moving all "user data" and "documents" directories and drives to a secondary HDD? Or could I also...
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    Which CPU to choose?

    Thanks. I think I know the site you mean, but they test it for games, not for DTP etc. software :)
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    Which CPU to choose?

    Hi! I'd like to upgrade my ageing Intel Core2duo P8600 (easily overclocked from 3.0 to 3.6 GHz :) ) to something more powerful. I was thinking about a quad-core (or more, does it make sense on W8?) My primary concern is a fast photo RAW processing. I could stay with Intel and go with an i5...
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    SSD or HDD as my new primary system drive?

    OK, I'll consider W8, but I don't like its environment, so I'd probably fine-tune it with some additional applications :) And regarding automatic defragmentation - I hate all these automatic processes (defragementation, cleaning, anti-virus check...), so I'm used to disable the most I can :)
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    SSD or HDD as my new primary system drive?

    Why 8.1? I prefer the look and controls of W7.
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    SSD or HDD as my new primary system drive?

    Thanks for your answers :) Let me add that it is for desktop and I'll keep my HDDs for data storage and backup. p.s.: Please recommend a model/brand.
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    SSD or HDD as my new primary system drive?

    Hi! I plan on getting a new hardware and installing W7 instead of XP. Should I get SSD or stay with HDD? I specifically ask because of reliability issues of SSD. Thanks p.s.: Please recommend a model/brand.
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    Lenovo T400/T410 switchable graphics on all model?

    Hi! Please could you tell me if ALL Lenovo T400/T410 notebooks have switchable onboard graphics? Or only some of them? Thanks
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    Trouble with Acer Aspire V7 Full HD IPS display

    Hi! Recently I'v bought Acer Aspire V7 15,6'' notebook with Full HD LCD IPS matte display. Looks nice, however just after a few minutes of using my eyes are sore and my head hurts. I don''t know if it is because of the resolution, too small pixels? But I have no such problem with my...
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    Current recommended best all-around IPS monitor?

    Thanks for the answers. Well, my question is intended more towards mid and high-range models which are available in Europe. If you speak about specific "good value" korean monitors, better post their model names. And I'd pass on glossy monitors :) Btw, in case my NEC 2690 breaks down I...
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    Current recommended best all-around IPS monitor?

    Hi! There used to be a time when NEC 2490 with H-IPS and A-TW "no-white-glow" filter was the one (I got 2690 because 2490 wasn't sold in Europe). What (or which) is the current most recommended all-around IPS monitor? (Eizo SX2462W, NEC PA241W... ?) Just being curious, not that I plan...
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    Colorblind - IPS still worthwhile?

    Colour precision is not the only benefit of IPS panels. Better models also don't exhibit various brightness and contrast related faults of TN and *VA panels. But the best thing you can do is just simply to try. And XoR is right - go for an wide-gamut model, the over-saturation of colours could...
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    Programmable keyboard?

    Thanks Ruahrc! I managed to change the AutoHotKey, more precisely Portable Keyboard Layout keyboard definition and voilà - I have my layout! Thanks
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    Programmable keyboard?

    Well, thanks. Maybe I could persuade the IT to allow me to install a keyboard driver anyway.
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