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Kill yourself. No one wants your overheating garbage.
Gf wants a new phone, she's coming from a moto g, and I suggested the moto e since it's cheap and on 4G. Apparently the camera is a big deal and she wants to go towards moto x. What's a better option?
She told me she is not getting any texts from her sister, like not delivering at all her sisters on Verizon and she's on straight talk, probably some setting error. But still the phone is slow in general and 3g sucks.
I've got a laptop with a broken audio jack so I need a USB device to route the audio.
I have a creative USB I'm using now but it kills my audio quality.
I was thinking about getting a Fiio e17 or e18.
Anyone have any better suggestions or will those work fine?
Yeah this is a good price.
The problem is I know nothing about Windows phone and can't recommend one, I just found a lumia 925 from 180usd. Think that's good? Also does the phone have lots of case options?
>girl phone buying concerns
A10 7300 kaveri APU
>only 19W of TDP
Well fuck, I never expected AMD to make something this good.
I'm looking for a mic for my PC. But I'm uncertain if I want to go the XLR route since I'll need an audio interface of some sort to be able and work that out.
I've been looking between Rode, Blue and Samson for USB mics and the Rode NT USB is my front runner right now. Anybody have experience with it or the other two?
Anybody feel as if I should avoid USB mics and go for an XLR?
This thing will make really good budget Laptops. I'm not even shilling look online you will find laptops around $500 with this APU.
Looking to upgrade my GPU as my current one (a Nvidia Quadro 2000 I got from a business going bankrupt a few years back) really isn't able to keep up with my video editing, multiple monitors, and the few games I still play.
Debating between the 290, 290x, 970, and 980 but they all seem to not suit my needs well. AMD cards can't use CUDA for Adobe Premiere, the 970's
and the huge price on the 980.
Kind of at a loss for which one to get right now.
I want to get a macbook pro for experience with an apple OS. Browsing the web, graphical editing, and maybe emulators will be in the mix.I don't need it to be powerful because I have a 17" and it's a powerful beast. The only downside is that it feels like I am carring around too much.
For these reasons which Macbook Pro should I get?
None, just get a regular windows laptop and build a hackingtosh out of it. I highly don't recommend people getting macbooks after those exploding batteries thing. macbooks have cheap build quality and their batteries could explode in your face.
Well shit anon I was just noticing the APU on that laptop and thought that made everything else OK. 19w total tdp for an APU is pretty impressive if you ask me. There are many other laptops now fitted with the A10 7300 APU - it might become a meme soon too.
I'm not shilling anything, maybe shilling the APU but that's it.
What the fuck is it with everyone and 768p resolution. It helps lower the price of laptops and has more pixels than 720p.
>You're retarded, what OP posted will outspec this piece of shit.
>Well shit anon I was just noticing the APU on that laptop and thought that made everything else OK.
You gotta be less aggressive then. Or get autismbux.
Just ordered a system76 gazelle professional with 250GB SSD and 8GB RAM for abt $1000. My last laptop was a 2008 MacBook. I am not a programmer and this is my first time ever using linux. Just using for browsing/office suite/media.
How did i do? What am i in for?
Btw, i enjoy shopping at Amazon.
>intel hd graphics
I'm on T- Mobile and have $150 to spend on a new phone. I'm thinking of getting the LG Optimus L90 but I'm sure there's something better and I just don't know what the hell it is.
Any ideas? I personally prefer physical keyboards but since those seem so uncommon I'm willing to go without.
I would like to recommend the ideapad z40 for anyone looking for an ultrabook in the 500-600 dollar range. It runs amazingly cool, the screen is 1920x1080, the graphics card (yes, a dedicated gtx820) is powerful enough to run 1080p 60fps on youtube and run most games on low, and the build quality is thinkpad tier. I took it apart and it has room for msata, a new ssd or harddrive, and the fan to the cpu is easily accessibly to clean or whatnot. I'm very pleased with the quality of this ultrabook.
Is this shit any good? I'm just looking for a half decent mouse with a claw grip for casual stuff like heroes of the storm and lol, and this just happens to be in a store near, so I won't have to order it on amazon or some shit if it's good enough. I also live in hungary so all the shipping is just too much fucking effort. Never heard of Rapoo before, I just want to know if it's notorious for being shit.
I'm sorry for cutting out the price but it's $400. This guy is definitely going to rob me if I go pick it up, right?
How about this, /g/?
The price is $1,700.
Did I do well? I wanted to get a just because machine.
Also I'm swapping the CPUs for 6 core Opterons.
Damn that's pretty cheap for one, at least as far as im concerned.
I'm 100% certain it's stolen, however those vaios are getting rare. Get a friend to come with you and better have at least one of you packing heat.
A buddy of mine just bought the G502, unless you mind it looking slightly edgelord it's pretty darn good. otherwise just upgrade to a G400s is you want same form.
If anyone'd be willing to help me out:
I'm an IT student with a shitty Asus laptop which is literally falling apart, and I'd like to purchase a new laptop, since I have to run multiple VM's at once (Windows Server 2012 R2) I'd like to get a decently powerful PC with enough RAM, atleast 8 gigs, preferably upgradeable to 16.
I don't care about HDD space since I'll just put an SSD in, neither do I care about CD drives.
1920x1080 is a must, decent build quality is too, since I'll be dragging it to class daily, i7 would be nice too.
I'm from the Netherlands and I'd be willing to spend up to 1300 euros, but preferably under 1000 if possible.
I don't mind spending more if I will really get quality stuff.
any thoughts on the how the a10-7300 would handle solidworks compared to something like a 2nd gen i5 with hd 3000 or 3rd gen i5 with the hd 4000?
looking at some used laptops right now for school. was thinking of trying to get an x220 or t420 and upgrading the ram and putting in an ssd. then i saw some deals online at 400-500 that had the a10-7300. i know the old thinkpads are from 2011 and use full voltage chips, and the a10 is kaveri based and low power - but it's much newer.
Sounds like you want a Dell Latitude.
The Latitude E7440 is an "ultrabook", but it is still a Latitude. You can still change the hard drives or add RAM or whatever.
This is coming from a guy with a hugeass beast of a ThinkPad with a quad core i7 and a Quadro K2000M.
If all you cared about was performance, you'd have to get a laptop from 2012, because the third gen Intel Core i-series was the last one where Intel focused on performance.
The newer once are much slimmer, i get your drift. I still have a R40 laying around and weighs about 4.5kg's so portability is a no go, but newer models like the T540 are pretty good.
Otherwise the Latitude series are currently the best price/performance/reliably laptops out there right now, the 7440 is a good example but the processor is a tab bit weak.
*note that all i5s and entry i7s come in dual core varieties
For a quad core i7 you'd have to push into the 15.6" kinda-thick range
I found a couple of Lenovo B and Y PC's that seemed to fit your needs, and between ~$900 - ~$1200. Unfortunately they are only available in Denmark.
But >>46924754 is also right. The Latitude series are pretty good PC's if you don't need to use them for gaming.
I've read some reviews that tell me the build quality is quite bad, got any personal experience with those series?
Are these prices worth it?
In the Dell Outlet, you can get dual core i7 and 1080p for $1200 USD, which works out to $1100 EUR.
I've seen some 7440s and 6500 series around my university, and they tend to look pretty pristine compared to consumer laptops so I'm lead to believe that they have good build quality.
I set up, fix and use Latitudes every day. Their builds seems fine to me, but stay away from the E7440. For some reason, they are fucked when it comes to clean Windows installations and drivers.
have used both
>has magsafe power connector, so good
>tried & true
>yosemite is pretty shitty
>dat palmrest texture holy shit, godlike
>win8 high dpi scaling still a crapshoot
>probably more expensive
wait for the apple keynote in 5 hours and then decide
I'm looking for a cheap laptop, around 200 - 300 with good battery life (around 7 hours). I'm thinking of getting a chromebook but no one sells it here. I also consider getting asus x205 but it stucks with Windows and 2 GB RAM.
UK here. Broke my Note 2 last week. Need a new phone.
LG G3 3gb RAM version can be picked up for about £280.
Oneplus One 64gb version is £269. Bit worried about the Cyanogen partnership ending though, future support likely to be shit.
Wait and see what pricing on Asus Zenfone 2 is like, rumoured to be good value.
Grab a Moto E for a few months until S6, G4 etc all released.
Building a new rig soon, have settled on most of the parts but still not sure on mobo.
AMD 3xx series
I'm mildly concerned about future-proofing, as ugly as that sounds. the 4790 is a great CPU but supposedly 14nms will be coming out next year.
Any recommendations for a mobo with these specs?
How's this for a laptop?
Going to need to upgrade to 16 Gigs of RAM.
Intend to run VMWare for the most part and general college use.
Last mildly interesting Intel arch was Wolfdale and even that was tainted by the fact that it was R&D'd by Jews.
Calling any of the last three refreshes since Sandy Bridge
>a great CPU
is idiotic, since they are nothing a but a quick cash-in.
>Last mildly interesting Intel arch was Wolfdale
Glad I made the right choice.
What was wrong with the R&D?
So i want a HTPC in my bedroom. I have some spare ITX parts and a 300w Silverstone SFX PSU.
Right now i'm trying to decide if i want to build a HTPC or just buy something off the shelf like a NUC or Brix, all content is on a network so i can run off a tiny flash drive with OpenElec.
ML05 or SG06/pentium g3258/4Gb of ram (single stick)/32/64gb SSD at around £130?
Need a laptop cooler 13 inch must be possible to use on uneven surface eg blanket
recommend me best ones price range £40 or $60
Pick related one of these
Best 2-slot NAS? I really like Synology's interface, but are they actually good?
currently making a smartphone purchasing guide to go in this thread and a smartphone general because we 100% need one to keep the shitposting out. should I continue?
Note 4 is okay for a flagship, but overpriced. so i can understand why it's out.
Add the Note 3 to the Honarable mentions, always worth the money. Z1C, Z1,Z2 are also worth adding to the honorable mentions.
I need some pointers here..
Im going for this dell XPS 14 2013 edition.
It comes with a 3rd gen intel core i5 3317u and an nvidia geforce 630m.
Goes for about $500 used.
Im planning on using it for GNU/Linux and maybe some light gaming.