Category: machines

SURFACE PRO 4 PATCH

surface pro 4

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

surface pro 4

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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GIGABYTE AERO 15X

Gigabyte Aero 15X

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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LENOVO X220 MEMORY UPGRADE

lenovo x220

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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MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO

The Microsoft Surface Studio is a whole new platform for Microsoft that takes aim at Apple. The Surface Studio launched at $2999 for the i5, 8GB machine. 28″ 4500×3000 IPS Adobe sRGB 10 point multi touch pen capable front and rear camera full HD 8GB,m 16GB and 32GB memory i5 and i7 CPU GTX 965M …

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HP PAVILION 510-P101NP DESKTOP COMPUTER

HP Pavilion 510-p101np

The HP Pavilion 510-P101NP (Y1D30EA) desktop computer is a basic AMD based platform for general purpose use. This machine was originally sold in Portugal. HP Willow motherboard AMD A10-9700 8GB DDR4-2133 Radeon R5 435 2048MB Bluetooth 4.1 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 1000BASE-T 1TB hard disk Windows 10 home DVD slim model 3-in-1 memory card reader USB 2.0 front …

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OUR CORSAIR 300R PLATFORM REFURBISHED

CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R with side window

We use a gaming grade desktop PC in the shop. During the day we use productivity tools. On the weekend we like to play games. The flexibility of the PC makes this possible. The old Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ha developed several faults due to a bad design. We installed the MSI 970A-G43 which is …

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OUR ICUTE PLATFORM REFURBISHED 2016

ICUTE 640 CHASSIS

This 2016 machine was assembled with parts of the junk box. The old Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 65W CPU was not powerful enough to cope with extreme video cards very well. With a card like the GT 640 however it can play many games easily. Socket AM2 and higher have very low idle power levels …

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GAMING ON OUR MOBILE MACHINES

We have long been users of mobile machines. We have use laptop machines galore but we also have tablet machines. Many of our machines are Lenovo mostly as they are better made and supported. LAPTOP MACHINES MAKE/MODEL CPU GPU GFLOPS RAM LCD Lenovo X230 2320 Intel i5-3320m Intel HD 4000 332 4 GB 1366×768 Lenovo …

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