I am thinking about getting a new Dell XPS to replace an older XPS.
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...
I have been nursing an old Gateway Boston 2.1 speaker system.
I like to upgrade to a simple stereo desktop speaker set.
- wired input (no Bluetooth necessary - realize most will come with it)
- above average sound
- auto standby - or low standby power when no sound detected.
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?
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...
I need to upgrade my 8 port switch to power two POE AP's. I don't wnat to use the injectors.
POE (I think my AP's have 7.5W max; might want to plug-in a camera down to road)
I like the clean installation of not needing a power supply.
I always like to ground...
I have a Dell 660S mini tower that I had to move outside of a wired range. It's internal WiFi is not very fast at new location.
I am thinking about getting an external USB WiFi adapter. Can anyone recommend a good USB adapter?
I need a keyboard that is a bit shorter for a keyboard tray application that I obtained for ergonomics.
I found that a regular keyboard is too wide. There is a lot of dead space that I never use (number block).
Ideally, I prefer wired keyboards.
Doing a search on Amazon I found a couple of...
I convinced myself that I want to try out an under desk mounted keyboard tray.
Just wondering if anyone here is using one and researched the different models.
One main difference appears to whether the keyboard and mouse pad rest on the same surface or the mouse is a separate (attached) pad...
I just got a HP ZBook 15 G4. Realizing there are no more docking stations for this laptop I am looking at ta port replicator dock.
I believe this document describes the options:
Am I concluding correctly that that I could use either...
I would like to update my email.
Currently, I am using mostly comcast.net.
I also have a domain forwarder that forwards to comcast. This forwarder is good for a lifetime address.
What email providers are known for good privacy, availability, and possibly security?
My company has purchasing agreements, and therefore, if I want a 15" laptop I have the two choices:
HP 650G4 (i5-7300U - 8GB)
ZBook 15 G4 (i7-7820HQ - 16GB)
Ok, I realize that this is somewhat a strange question as I am comparing tow different types of laptops. The ZBook appears to be better...
I believe the answer to my other thread is going to be no:
The other solution might be to find a 27" monitor with DVI. Of course DVI ports are rare. I think Dell stopped offering...
I want to upgrade my monitor form 24" to 27". Therefore, my resolution will change form 1920 x 1080 to 2560x 1440 pixels. Newer monitors do not (or rarely) have a DVI connector.
I am using a KVM setup that I woudl like to keep if at all possible. My KVM and cables are capable 2560 × 1600 (all...
I am currently using an older projector in the office to display content (mostly presentations). I want to change to a TV display. At least 49", probably a bit larger.
What brands/models work good for this use case? I imagine I don't need to buy the most expensive model?
I am looking for some advice for a good wireless headset for a home office setup.
At work I am using a Jabra which is really good, but pricey.
I like dual ear, obviously a mic. Prefer "classic: style, don't like in ear options.
I am using a Samsung 2443 as my main display. I would like to upgrade to something better an also larger.
Looking for some experiences to see what is practical. Size, format, and also whether or not curved works
I use my display for work, research, browsing, ... no gaming. I like good quality
I have a setup with one PC and one laptop (docking station). KVM uses DVI.
I changed my laptop from a Lenovo to HP. The new HP docking station has only VGA output.
Can I convert the VGA out to DVI? I believe the monitor can do both.
The current DVI plug is a DVI-D Single link. Out of luck?
I have a 1TB drive and got a 120GB Samsung SSD. I woudl like to clone the OS+Programs onto the SSD and keep the other drive for data. The Samsung data migration tool doesn't seem to like this use case. How can I go about this?
I am using my hotmail account for several years to allow a home automation software to send alerts.
I have configured outbound emails for smtp.live.com on port 587. This has been working great for years.
It has stopped working since June. Nothing else has changed. I double checked...
I have a AMD 6570 1GB (HIS brand silent). I need to replace it due to h.264 encoding issues with Comcast on my MCE. Probably a driver issue. But AMD does not longer update the drivers for 6570.
It seems that folks have generally more success with nVidia.
What would be an equivalent (or...
I am using an AMD graphics card in a MS MediaCenter setup. A projector connected through HDMI and a secondary control display to a VGA monitor. Generally, everything is working well for years. That includes watching TV with Ceton tuners and watching blueray. However, here and there I have some...
I am migrating from an older server setup to a Lenovo TS140.
The TS140 has 5 SATA ports. I have used 4 so far (optical disc, SSD, HDD1, HDD2).
As part of my migration I also want to port two drive bays for removable drives. Therefore, I need 2 more SATA connectors.
My old setup did not support...
In addition to the SSD for my OS I will need a 2.5" regular drive for CCTV recording. Since I record only by exception, 250GB is enough. However, I realize bigger might be cheaper. Low noise is a plus.
Can anyone recommend a model. WDC blue, black, red?
I am building a new server for CCTV recording and some file server/backup duty.
I would like to load the OS on a SSD and use a second 2.5" drive as the recording drive.
What capacity do I need for an OS? I am thinking Win 2012 server or WIn 10.
I am considering getting a Lenovo Thinkserver Ts140 as I want to keep hotswap bays in the front. THe TS140 is one of the last remaining mini servers that still has expand-ability in the front bezel (5 1/4 and 3 1/2).
However, I am not sure whether the TS140 supports hotswap...
For a CCTV application I am told that I need a i5 4590 CPU. However, I prefer the Dell Poweredge design, which comes mostly with Xeon's.
The Dell Online Store: Build Your System
What would be an equivalent CPU in the server/Xeon line?
I got some OKGEAR OK10A3RK12 to replace my long flat SATA cable. My objective was to get rounded cable in 12" length.
Unfortunately, the Okgear plug is too wide and is hard to push in next to the power plug. Can someone recommend a different brand/product?
I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P mobo witth WIn7 64.
I am trying to figure out the best SATA driver with AHCI support for this Mobo. Currently, I have an Intel driver from 2009. I downloaded it from Gigabyte's web site. There is no newer driver from Gigabyte.
Should I rather use the Win7...
I believe that the main drive (OS/programs) in a Media Center PC is about to fail. There is a second drive for recordings.
I would like to take the opportunity to upgrade to SSD. My current drive is 300GB. Frankly, 250GB probably would be enough.
What kind of brands/product lines are viewed to...
I have a PC used as a MS Media Center. I would like to upgrade from 4GB to 8GB to reduce disc caching. Currently, about 65% of physical memory is used.
The motherboard, Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P:
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
Currently, I have 2 x...
I ma setting up my new ZyXEL UTM. I thought it would be a good time to review the DNS source. I believe so far I used my Comcast DNS. I using Comcast generally a good idea?
What is generally viewed as a fast and secure DNS?
I am looking for some help selecting a standalone wired router appliance. I would like a device that offers above average security, that is not easily hijacked, and offers support such as updates when needed. I like not to exceed $400.
Initially, I thought that like the idea of...
I am looking for some help selecting a 24" display upgrade. My requirements:
- Samsung or Dell
- 16:10 format
- DVI plug
- Vesa mountable
- non-shiny display screen
- mostly office work, no gaming. However, I do like an above average display quality.
Any input is welcome.