Category: machines

LOW COST HD LAPTOPS $340 IN CANADA

There are a lot of machines with 1366×768 out there but more recent models now have 1920×1080 which is much easier to work with. The HD models are now slowly replacing the o9lder 1366×768 models. This model that is reviewed is Full HD resolution which makes Windows look good. The new model unbranded generic Huashe …

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XBOX SERIES X

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Xbox Series X is the new console from Microsoft to replace the aging Xbox One X which was the last model released. MSRP is $499. $599 in Canada, ¥3899 in China. Zen 2 CPU 8 cores 16 threads, 3.8 GHz RDNA 2 GPU 52CU 1.825 GHz 12TFLOPS 16GB GDDR6 with 320-bit bus, 560 GB/s bandwidth …

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MEDIATEK 10.1″ TABLET

The MediaTek 10.1″ Tablet is a low cost Android tablet. MSRP $79.99. Mediatek 10.1″ form factor 1280×800 IPS screen MT6582 10-core CPU Mali-400 GPU Android 10 8GB DDR4L RAM 512GB QLC flash memory WiFi 802.11abgnac Bluetooth 4.1 FM tuner UBC-C charger When using wired headphones the FM radio can be used for entertainment however most …

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SURFACE PRO 4 PATCH

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We have noticed Microsoft has released a BIOS for the Surface Pro 4. Immediately more reports are coming in that it did not fix the touch screen problems. Recall we reported the problems earlier and the forum posts have since become flooded with hundreds of posts. We are speculating again that a corrupt Windows installation …

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SURFACE PRO 4 WOES

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We noticed a few posts on forums and it has become a serious problem almost overnight. With the loss of the stylus and touchscreen the Surface Pro 4 has become nothing more than overpriced laptop. Users are understandably upset. Somebody from Microsoft posted that they are aware of the issues and promised they would work …

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LENOVO IDEAPAD 330

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The Lenovo Ideapad 330 and 330S are the new laptops that features the Intel Cannon Lake 10nm i3 processor. As we have reported earlier, Intel has had yield problems with 10nm devices This machine sells for $400 and up depending on the options. The best model is well over $1200. The 330 is available with …

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SEAGATE 5U84 SERVER

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The Seagate 5U84 is a new storage server designed for high density storage systems. The 5U84 with hard disks installed sells for about $52,000. Expand a data center seamlessly with single enclosures that host up to 1.5 PB of data Leverage industry-leading CPU technology with dual Intel Xeon E5 v4 Family CPUs on each controller …

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GIGABYTE AERO 15X

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The Gigabyte Aero 15X  packs a powerful GeForce GTX 1070 w/Max-Q design & a slim bezel display in a laptop 20mm thin . i7-7700HQ 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS LCD, Pantone certified 8/16GB DDR4-2400, max 32GB HM175 mobile express chipset Windows 10 x64 Intel HD 630 graphics NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB 2x M.2 slots, type 2280 for SSD …

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NINTENDO SWITCH

The Nintendo Switch was revealed on October 20, 2016. The Switch came about as Nintendo’s reaction to several quarters of financial losses into 2014, attributed to poor sales of its previous console, the Wii U, and market competition from mobile games. Nintendo’s then-president Satoru Iwata pushed the company towards mobile gaming and novel hardware. The …

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LENOVO X220 MEMORY UPGRADE

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We recently upgraded the memory on our Lenovo X220 to be better able to run 64-bit Windows 10. The machine originally came with Elpida EBJ21UE8BFU0-DJ-F DDR3-1333 2048MB memory. This memory has 8 chips on each side of the SO-DIMM, The upgrade memory is Elpida EBJ40UG8EFU0-GN-F  DDR3L-1600 4096MB. This memory has 4 chips on each side of …

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