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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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    Programmable keyboard?

    I'll take a look on the AutoHotKey scripts, if that can server the purpouse. As for the keyboards, for example http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Lycosa-Programmable-Backlit-Keyboard/dp/B000YDIA78 , isn't this fully programmable?
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    Programmable keyboard?

    Hi! I`m used to my custom keyboard layout, however in my new job we can`t temper with system files (ie installing a custom keyboard DLL), so I consider a programmable keyboard. But what I need is fully programmable keayboard with on-board memory, so I can set it up at home and just plug in...
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    Need headphones for open-office with excellent passive isolation

    Hi! I need comfortable headphones with good passive sound isolation for use in open office to minimize voice distractions. Combination with active noise-cancelling can be also useful, but I know this type of technology is not intended to filter human voice. The sound quality is not that...
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    best monitor to minimize eye strain - text based work

    Luckily I have 2690 and I have one spare 2090, these old NEC beauties are awesome :-)
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    Compact camera with USB charging?

    Hi! My DSLR is too large to carry around every day and my mobile does not make good enough photos, so I'd like a new compact camera with there features: Need: Good low-light photos Good white-balance auto-detection (lightbulbs...) micro/miniUSB or HDMI connection (nothing...
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    Just ordered the Dell UltraSharp 2209WA

    eBay. Just being lucky :) They are all sold by now. (Btw, seller offers sending only to Europe anyway.)
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    Glass front?

    What about a glossy HDTV? If you want to use it as a public display anyway. Otherwise glossy screen for public displaying? :-/
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    Hazro HZ30Wi, HZ27Wa & HZ27Wb

    Glossy or matte? I recall Hazro offering also glossy screens. Not that I'd be interested in a glossy screen, but some people may be :) And do you still offer smaller displays? Your webpage actually shows only HZ30Wi :-/
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    Stuck pixel when i touch the screen..

    Try this: http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Stuck-Pixel-on-an-LCD-Monitor Or this: http://www.lancelhoff.com/how-to-fix-a-stuck-pixel/ (They are probably the same.) No success guaranteed,
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    x-xVA panel based LCD with no gamma shift?? (and what causes the shift?)

    Oh, oh, the infinite PVA vs IPS discussion. For some time, the choice had been clear - IPS with A-TW filter (not taking the price and speed into counting, there TN always wins). But no, stupid marketing departments could not sell this feature to people, so bye, bye NEC 2690/2490/2090 with great...
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    do you rather have 2* 20inch or 1*24inch monitor?

    Depends. In work 2x20" (development applications, documents), at home 1x24" (also for games, films).
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    Sigh. Why can't somebody make a 24" LCD for me?

    FragMagnet si right, you have to adjust monitor to you lightning conditions and your preferences, no need for professional calibration. Just consider spending an hour setting the monitor you are going to use for many hours a day. (Note: Standard gamut or good sRGB emulation saves you a big...
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    New NEC LED monitor - MultiSync EX231W

    WoW! "Future-ready" Time to dump my "future-not-ready" NEC 2690 into the history.
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    Best Test for Dead/Stuck Pixels ?

    If you are on Mac, just open a paint application and create white, black, green, red and blue colour filled images with your monitor current resolution and open them full screen. Or use this application, it's HTA, so maybe you will be able to open it in a web browser...
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    Anti-Glare coatings, discussion/Poll.

    Whoa, that's something :)
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    24" IPS recommedation

    So you assume that LaCie Blue Eye Pro calibration/measurement software does not include such corrections? The same software that LaCie supplies with their professional monitors. Even "generic" correction in iColor worked well for prad.de: "The generic "Wide-Gamut S-IPS" correction in...
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    BenQ new VW2420/EW2420 VA panel with LED backlight.

    Nice to see BenQ returning to the mid-range segment. They have been always offering excellent price/performance ratio.
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    24" IPS recommedation

    That's a pretty strong accusation. Do you have a proof?
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    24" IPS recommedation

    I think you better read it yourself: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_zr24w.htm http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2410.htm ZR24W should be a less headache achieving normal sRGB colours and it has less grainy anti-glare coating. On the other hadn u2410 is able to achieve...
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    Just ordered the Dell UltraSharp 2209WA

    Both refurbished costed nearly the same. And as the discussion went towards discussing refub 2209WAs, I gave my input. But well, it is unfair to compare any monitor to an IPS with A-TW filter :)
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    Just ordered the Dell UltraSharp 2209WA

    I got a chance to compare refurbished Dell 2209WA and NEC 2090UXi and the difference was striking. 2090 having A-TW filter is much better, no silver shimmering, 2209WA had a lot on the other side. I think it would serve 2209WA to has a less grainy coating. The only plus for 2209WA are larger...
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    Anti-Glare coatings, discussion/Poll.

    I think people can clearly distinguish between glossy and matte screens and buy whatever they like. (As for me I get headache form glossy screens.) But the difference between various AG coating strength may not be that clear. What about an index, that would rate the AG coating strength? :)...
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    NEC 2090UXi not properly going into standby

    Well, it is annoyance at least. My 2090UXi, manufactured... I can't find, but it is revision 1-E. It certainly has A-TW filter, so its viewing angles are perfect. I could check it side-by-side with my 2690 (also has A-TW) and Dell 2209WA (no A-TW, massive white glow). But what you describe...
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    NEC 2090UXi not properly going into standby

    Thanks for the reply, but that's not it. Maybe I didn't describe it properly. After moving mouse or pressing a key the monitor returns from sleep normally. But when the video card is going into sleep mode, the monitor instead of "No signal" shows "Signal out of range".
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    NEC 2090UXi not properly going into standby

    I noticed the screen displays "Out of range" information in the described case, not "no signal detected".
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