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HP Stream 7 review

Picked up a HP Stream 7 at Amazon and have been loving it: +IPS display +Nice size and build quality +128GB MicroSDXC support +USB OTG support +Free MS Office +Free 25GB of Dropbox space +Runs Chrome and uTorrent quite well +Respectable battery life +Very nice hardware for a great price* *Amazon currently has it for $99 with free shipping! HP Stream 7 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet (Includes Office 365)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NSHLVD2/Lightning-fast performance: Get the speed and responsiveness of the powerful Intel quad

HP 23xi review (long term review w/reliablity & warranty info)

For the past two years we have been using a number of HP 23xi displays at home and the office. Overall these are some of my favorite monitors. Here are the pros: IPS Reasonable price (~$130 USD when on sale) Energy efficient External power supply (this is nice b/c if the power supply fails, you just replace it… not the entire monitor) Power supplies are readily available (I had two spare laptop/HTPC power supplies that worked fine) Nice looking and

OSD Lockout message on HP LCD [SOLVED]

If you have a newer HP LCD monitor like the HP Pavilion 23xi you may encounter the on screen display “OSD Lockout” message when trying to access the OSD (on-screen display). This message locks you out of any adjustments to brightness, contrast, color, etc. and only displays OSD Lockout: Thankfully, to disable the lockout, you only have to press the OSD button for approximately 10-12 seconds and then the normal OSD will appear! 🙂 If you are struggling with the

Dual monitors on HP Pro 3500 desktop PC? [SOLVED]

Today I received the following PC question: Yo JD, Can you suggest a video card for us to order? We hired an individual at our office, and we purchased two monitors for his computer, but I don’t think the video card it came with will push two monitors. The computer is a “HP Pro” – stock off the shelf – purchased at a Office Depot type store. The existing video card is a Intel(R) HD Graphics Card. Can you suggest

What is O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver? [answered]

Q. On my laptop I have a program listed in my add/remove programs page as O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver, do you know what this is? Is it a virus? Should I uninstall it? A. That is the driver for an O2Micro Memory Card Reader and you should have corresponding hardware listed in the device manager ‘Disk drives’ section as O2Micro SD SCSI Disk Drive. I would not recommend uninstalling it, since that would effectively disabled you SD card reader. Also, if

BCM20702A0 HP drivers for Windows 7 & 8

Q.I have a new HP laptop that I did a clean install of Windows on but now it has an ‘Unknown Device’ BCM20702A0 🙁 I saw you have similar drivers listed for other brands, do you know what driver I should use to fix it for my HP laptop? A. Here is the HP driver that should solve your BCM20702A0 Unknown Device issue: [local mirror in progress], HP dl page Win 7 [or direct], HP dl page Win 8 [or direct] Supports both  32-bit and 64-bit Windows 🙂 HP BCM20702A0

HP Folio 13 Review

Model: Folio 13-1029wm Notebook PC Pros: Very reasonable price at $498 Very nice size and weight Good looks Solid build quality Fairly good display quality Bright backlit keyboard Excellent battery life (6-7 hours) Cons: Difficult to upgrade the RAM or replace the SSD Up/down arrow keys are combined with Page up / Page down and are MUCH too small The cooling fan is on quite often and is rather noisy when you have the laptop on your lap Glossy ‘glare’

Tip: shock protection unnecessary if you have a SSD!

The Lenovo X220 ThinkPad, as well as many Dell & HP laptops, ship with a form of anti-shock protection enabled by default. This is great if your laptop has a conventional hard drive that can be easily damaged by a fall or drop. The laptop is smart enough to pause disk activity and ‘park’ the head (or other similar techniques) to prevent disk damage. However, if your laptop is exclusively using a SSD (solid state drive) then that protection is

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