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    Never used Google OS, what chromebooks are right for me?

    I'd like to purchase a chromebook in near future as my old Win7 laptop is shit. This is what I'm interested in and will be using the device for: - I believe I would like a 2 in 1, that is either (a) Detachable or (b) very lightweight and comrfortable to hold in tablet mode - Some "mobile"...
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    Help decide between 3 Dell Laptops

    I'm not doing any crazy graphics games. Mostly shit like diablo, etc. and that machine would be another 200 dollars out of my budget, on top of the 150 I already went over. I think the G7 will do everything I need it to. Thanks for your input though
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    Noob @ networking, how do I accomplish this

    So is a NAS always on? Or is it wake on connection? I don't want to have a desktop PC on 24/7 as that would use a lot of electricity
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    Noob @ networking, how do I accomplish this

    Thats why I bought an external HDD that can connect to my router, so it's always accessible
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    Noob @ networking, how do I accomplish this

    I want to have all this set up so that I may access/share files between the following: Win 7 Desktop, Win 7 Laptop, Win 10 Laptop (ordered today Dell G7!), WD Mypassport Ultra 2TB External Drive attached via USB to my router TP-Link Archer C2300. I was thinking of setting up the computers in a...
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    Help decide between 3 Dell Laptops

    Configuration Details Dell G7 15” Gaming (7590) Dell Outlet G7 15 - 7590 Laptop Intel Core 8th Generation I5-8300H Processor (Quad Core, Up To 4.00GHz, 8MB Cache, 45W) 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS 300-Nits Display 128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive; 1TB 2.5inch SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) 8...
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    Help decide between 3 Dell Laptops

    I think I will get the G7 (7590)
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    Help decide between 3 Dell Laptops

    I can get the 5587 for $575 or either of the other two for about $725 If you had to choose between the G5 (5590) or the Inspirion (7577) for $725, which would you choose and why? Seems to me the GTX 1060 GPU that comes with the Inspirion is superior to the GTX 1650 on the G5. According to...
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    Help decide between 3 Dell Laptops

    One question, is the 8th gen i5 CPU enough power to play modern games with?
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    Help decide between 3 Dell Laptops

    My intentions with the laptop are: record keeping (spreadsheets), surfing, some light video editing, and the potential to play modern games if I decide I have time for that again in my life. Here are the 3 I'm looking at: 1. G5 15" Gaming (5590) w/ GTX 1650 4GB -...
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    Is $700 a good price for these specs?

    Most of those are refurbished. Are Dell refurbished reliably safe buys? I always worry when someone else has owned it and you have no idea what might be wrong with it
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    Is $700 a good price for these specs?

    I would upgrade the RAM to 16 GB myself. Budget is like 600 haha
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    Is $700 a good price for these specs?

    HP Pavilion 15 series
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    Is $700 a good price for these specs?

    I've never purchased a laptop, always been given hand me downs, but now its time I need a new one. These are the specs of one I found on sale: CPU - Core i7 8565U GPU - GeForce MX250 (2 GB GDDR5) RAM - 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM HDD - 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA; 16 GB Intel® Optane™ memory Display - Full HD...
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    Best Laptop on $500 Budget during "Back to School" sales

    Those are all core i3 CPU's... Must have at least an 8th Gen i5
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    Best Laptop on $500 Budget during "Back to School" sales

    Or if I can convince the wife to increase budget a bit, I can get an HP with these specs for $670 Intel® Core™ i7 8565U (1.8 GHz, up to 4.6 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)+NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 (2 GB GDDR5) 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB) 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView WLED-backlit touch screen...
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    Best Laptop on $500 Budget during "Back to School" sales

    In the market for a new laptop since this is a good time to buy from what I read. Performance is the name of the game. I want to be able to game (would like an Nvidia chipset) but I'm not pushing the limits with crazy graphics settings on high demand next gen games. Just basic settings, for...
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    Noob Home Net - Help with Permissions

    Fixed once I joined the homegroup with the laptop :)
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    Noob Home Net - Help with Permissions

    I just don't understand this, I don't get prompted for the logon when trying to access the drive from the laptop, even though I have the drive shared to all, just read only for the visitor account
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    Noob Home Net - Help with Permissions

    So I have 2 Win 7 machines. A laptop (wireless) and Desktop (wired) I have a TP Link Archer C2300 router with a WD Passport Ultra 3 TB External USB HDD connected via the USB 3.0 port on the router. I configured the USB Sharing in the router settings, and when logged onto the desktop, can...
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    Ditching my Wireless G! What's your take?

    criccio Yeah, I've noticed all the suggestions in other threads for enterprise type stuff. Granted, once my kids get older (still years to go) I'm sure I'll need more bandwidth, but for now. It's pretty much the wife and I, in a small ass house (1000 sq. ft.) jmilcher I'm still curious on your...
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    Ditching my Wireless G! What's your take?

    Budget is $50-100, would prefer on the lower end considering people only seem to get a couple years out of these things. I'm not sure if my TV utilizes AC, I will have to look into that, but I'm assuming my phone does (LG V30+). Those are the major devices I use, also have an HP laptop, not...
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    Ditching my Wireless G! What's your take?

    So it's time to finally get rid of my Wireless G router haha! I know these consumer grade routers are frowned upon, but I am not very savvy when it comes to networking, and I don't have the time to devote to learning how to setup the "pro-sumer" stuff. So I'm looking for a low cost solution to...
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    Anyone have experience with this Phicomm router?

    Phicomm K3C (AC1900) Here is a link to the router: https://www.amazon.com/PHICOMM-K3C-MU-MIMO-Gigabit-Router/dp/B075TJ8VNH/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1533493093&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=phicomm+k3c&psc=1 It scored very well in multiple tests on the smallnetbuilder site. The only drawback I see...
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    Asus Rampage III and Intel X-25M SSD, which controller!?

    I'm a fool I guess. I found what I think might be the driver I want on intel's site. Drivers & Software I'm assuming I want the RST and AHCI Driver and GUI for Win 7? Version 11.6.0.103 .... So confused
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    Asus Rampage III and Intel X-25M SSD, which controller!?

    I decided to do a clean Win 7 install and I was following Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs as a guide. He recommends to use the "native" intel controller for an SSD, as opposed to the 3rd party, in my case Marvell controller. I'm not using any type of raid array...
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    New smartphone owner, some general advice please

    Thank you for your input! I appreciate it
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    New smartphone owner, some general advice please

    So I'm finally going to be owning my first smartphone, at age 36, go ahead and mock me young ones haha. I am being given a friends iPhone 5c. I guess my request here is for some suggestions on "ease of living/use" type of apps that will enhance my experiences on my new phone. Things such as...
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    Buying 1st smartphone, advice please

    Not so much expecting long-term, future support, as I am for up to date (now) current software. Since you did mention the Nexus 5X, what would this phone offer over say an iPhone 5S? Or maybe I should ask, what the highpoints of the 5X are? Thank you both for your input
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    Buying 1st smartphone, advice please

    Finally biting the bullet and want to purchase my first smartphone. 1. I plan on purchasing used from swappa. I want one for under $200. 2. I want one that has a good camera, not necessarily the best, but good quality. 3. I want a phone that has good multitasking capabilities, such as being...
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    My first ever smartphone, please advise

    I don't do contracts
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    My first ever smartphone, please advise

    Wow, who shit in your cheerios this morning man? Nobody is holding a gun to your head to reply to my thread man. No I'm not "scared off" I don't want a "world beater" whatever the fuck that is. There is a reason I'm looking to buy used, it's so I can get older models that can perform to my sub...
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    My first ever smartphone, please advise

    Yeah see, now you're speaking greek to me. What do you mean by root it? I know what a rom is, I'm assuming you are talking about some kind of bios flashing?
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    My first ever smartphone, please advise

    Maybe I'll wait a while longer. I'm trying to save for a down payment on a home and I really don't NEED a smartphone. When do the new models generally release? Maybe I'll buy an older model then when everyone sells their old phones to get the new ones.
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    My first ever smartphone, please advise

    Damn I was really leaning towards the Moto G. As it seems like a front runner for budget phones. Well I guess maybe I will look at getting a 1 or 2 year old flagship from swappa if I can find one for 150 or so. Which flagships have the best cameras? and low light does matter to me since my...
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    My first ever smartphone, please advise

    HI, my name is John, I'm 36 years old and I have a dumb phone. "Hi john" Ok seriously though, I've never owned a smartphone, although I do have a samsung tablet and have owned ipods touches, etc. So it isn't like I'm completely in the dark of todays technology. I just have been...
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    Budget Printer

    I'm looking to buy a USED printer, cause my old HP inkjet is a peice of crap and runs through ink way too fast. I'm looking for ideas for a quality printer on a budget. I'm hoping to only spend about 50 bucks or so. I'd like a laser printer An all in one with fax and scanner would be a...
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    Noob home network question about bandwidth

    If I have a 25 Mbps connection from comcast, and am using a doc sys 3.0 cable modem, is my Linksys WRT45G ver. 6 router bottle necking my bandwidth to wired devices? I run my PC and my Playstation 3 wired from this router, and I just want to make sure the router isn't restricting my bandwidth...
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    Cheap PS3 Recommendations

    Pretty much anything that is less than a year old...
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    Cheap PS3 Recommendations

    Dant'es Inferno looks like a fun game, especially considering I haven't played the God of War games, so it won't seem so copycatted to me. Keep them coming guys! I've got about 5 titles on my ebay watchlist now :)
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