Dell makes some of the best bang for the buck laptops, especially if you buy refurbished or used. Whereas a 2013 Apple laptop will still be very highly priced for the specs, Dell laptops depreciate rapidly. Thus, for $400-$800 you can get a very nice Dell. Likewise, Dell maintenance and upgradeability is also very good. SSD, RAM and WiFi upgrades are generally a piece of cake. I understand that Apple makes a premium product and that they have very high
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Here are some disassembly photos from a Dell M2010 upgrade. Two upgrades were performed: #1 SSD installation #2 “Always on” fan mod (this alleviates the NVIDIA GPU death issue) Enjoy 🙂
You are viewing the bought and sold portion of my website. This is where I keep an archive of items that I bought and sold on eBay or other venues. For auction: Dell E5450. You are bidding on the exact laptop pictured in the photos. Condition: perfect refurbished condition, unit has been fully tested and is in excellent condition. Detailed specifications of this unit: Dell Latitude E5450 Core i7-5600U 2.6GHz-3.20GHz CPU 16GB DDR3 RAM 1TB HDD NVIDIA 840M 2GB dedicated
Upgrading from a HDD to a SSD (or from slow SSD to fast SSD) is one of the most effective options for increasing PC/laptop/Mac performance. However, one of the most common questions I hear is how to preserve the existing OS and data from the old drive, or how to make sure a new OS install goes well. Here are some options: Windows cloning/restore options: Clone from the existing drive to the new drive I really like True Image 2016, but
Looking for unboxing photos for the Eero wifi system? Look no further! Overall the unboxing impression is quite good. I’ll get into actual setup and performance in the full review. I’ll also caption the photos soon 😉 Photos taken with an Olympus OMD E-M10, kit lens and FL-600R.
The Dell XPS 13 with infinity edge display is one of my favorite hardware designs from 2015. The software side, not so much… You can read my brief review here. 🙂
Here is a photo guide to upgrading the RAM and installing an SSD on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1. This is a very nice laptop for the price and you can read a brief review here. For the upgrade steps, start and the bottom of the page and work your way up… 🙂 These simple upgrades take a nice basic machine and make it much more capable! 🙂
I have cloned a few hundred PC Windows/Linux drives, but today marked the first time that I cloned a Max OSX drive. On a 2011 era 21.5″ iMac I was cloning from an external Firewire boot SSD to a newly installed SSD. It was a success 🙂 Here are screenshots of the process.