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    howto: viewing images on ipad from a Win10 computer ons mae local network

    I like to view images I have stored on my Win10 computer. Both or on the same home network.
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    Dell XPS sale & software configuration question

    I think I can answer 1.) myself. For the options where Dell offers Office Professional 2019 as an option it is $439, same as on Microsoft.com For 2.) Dell sells pro at $60 more. On Microsoft.com $99. Assuming I can upgrade Dell version.... Also, I just tried CYBER10 on a i9 XPS and told me...
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    Dell XPS sale & software configuration question

    I am thinking about getting a new Dell XPS to replace an older XPS. Sale question: There is a Dell sale this weekend. However, I am not 100% sure if this only applies to certain models or whether 10% applies to all? Software config question: It appears that for certain models, especially the...
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    Looking for good stereo desktop PC speakers

    I have been nursing an old Gateway Boston 2.1 speaker system. I like to upgrade to a simple stereo desktop speaker set. My requirements: - wired input (no Bluetooth necessary - realize most will come with it) - above average sound - auto standby - or low standby power when no sound detected. -...
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    Opinion on Dell XPS Desktops

    I am trying to get a build with an i9, with 16GB RAM. 512GB SSD + 1T drive. Integrated video only at this point as I will not use for gaming. With WinPro and office home & business
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    Opinion on Dell XPS Desktops

    Also, are the core components such as motherboard the same for all XPS desktop? i.e. if I choose Intel UHD Graphics rather than a card will it be the same PC? Just wondering as I can to my desired configuration different ways.
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    Opinion on Dell XPS Desktops

    I like to upgrade my Dell XPS 9100 to a new one. My desktop is not used for gaming, just a general home PC for editing, office work. However, I like to get a currnet high-end PC as I keep the PC's for a long time. Does anyone have some insights on the current XPS desktop line and configurations?
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    Upgrading Radeon HD6570 in older system

    Is there a huge difference between different OEM brands: MSI, ASUS, Zotac, Gigabyte,...?
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    Upgrading Radeon HD6570 in older system

    btw. do I understand this benchmark correctly, the 710 woudl be slightly slower than the AMD 6570? https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710-vs-AMD-Radeon-HD-6570/m77649vsm8207 730 slightly faster...
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    Upgrading Radeon HD6570 in older system

    No 4k. I have the Ceton tuner which is HD. 4k discs woudl be great, but seems like hard to rent. My purpose is simply to extend life of box for another year before cable as we know will likely end. Just want to fix the skip issue.
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    Upgrading Radeon HD6570 in older system

    Would a 730 provide some more noticeable performance? i.e...
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    Upgrading Radeon HD6570 in older system

    I have a Windows Media Center PC that Like to nurse along a bit longer. I am using a Radeon HS6570. There is a know problem with ATI when fast forwarding TV that it can lock up. Apparently, nvidia doesn't have the issue. I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard...
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    Looking for 8-port POE switch with integrated power supply

    I might go with the NG8POE. Can't really think of an use case that requires a managed switch in my home setup.
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    Looking for 8-port POE switch with integrated power supply

    I assuming I don't need Nebula enabled on Zyxel?
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    Looking for 8-port POE switch with integrated power supply

    Thanks for your suggestions. I don't need rackmount. Managed is a nice to have. The Zyxel appears to be a good choice. I do have a USG40... I do understand that switch with integrated PSU will run hotter. But I don't understand why the Unifi is reported running that hot even at idle. I am...
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