Category Archives: Vista

Thumbs Up on HP HDX18 18.4 inch 1080p high def laptop

The big news (literally) this year is 16:9 widescreen notebooks. Several vendors have introduced models, including HP. The HDX18 1099UX Premium (give this link time to load, it’s worth it) 18.4 inch notebook is a stunningly designed computer and builds … Continue reading

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Something BIG is Happening

“Tis the season to be sharing, and yours truly and 49 other sites are preparing for the HP Magic Giveaway. It’s the biggest giveaway and contest I’ve ever seen. Make it a point to check HERE December 8th for contest … Continue reading

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HP TouchSmart IQ 5xx/8xx All In One Awesomeness

As a registered geek, I never thought I’d see the day when I didn’t want to build myself an impossible screaming desktop for personal use. My real world personal desktop was getting long in the tooth (i.e., it was Circa … Continue reading

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Sony VAIO AW125J/H, Longing for Vista x64 Ultimate

I was looking for a machine to use to process my digital photos that had more working space (pixels), more hard drive space and good color rendition and spent a couple of hours playing with this amazing laptop in (of … Continue reading

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HP MediaSmart Connect x280n

HP was kind enough to send me an early near production version of their soon to be released (July 31) MediaSmart Connect Home Theater component. I’ve had a few minutes to take a VERY quick look and the first impression … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Photography, Home Networking, HP, Media Center, Media Center Extender, Technology, Vista, Wi-Fi | 4 Comments

Traveling with the TX2000

I’ve recently returned from a week in Seattle and the HP TX2000 behaved like a champion.  It is certainly the right size for economy class air travel. I have a chronically bad back. A heavy notebook in a large size … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Photography, Technology, TX2000, Vista

Do you have a non working DSM-750 Media Center Extender?

Here’s some info from Mark Espenschied, a Marketing Communications Manager for D-Link Systems, Inc. in Fountain Valley, California. ” A small number of early production DSM-750 Wireless N HD Media Center Extenders have an issue with a corrupted security certificate, … Continue reading

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HP’s TX2000 Entertainment PC: A perfect all around notebook/tablet?

Do I now have the perfect “home, multimedia, on the road and around town” mobile notebook/tablet pc? Last year I had a chance to be one of the first to get a look at HP’s TX1000. I liked it a … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Media, Digital Photography, Media Center, Technology, TX2000, Vista | 6 Comments

D-Link DSM-750 Media Center Extender (FAR better than Linksys!)

I’ve just setup a production DSM-750 Medialounge Media Center Extender. This new extender streams everything over Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 (using a DGL-4500 in 5GHz mode) including High Definition Live and Recorded TV from a Vista Ultimate x64 box with … Continue reading

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Updating Acer Ferrari x64 Ultimate with new BIOS

Acer refuses to provide a 64 bit winphlash. I finally figured out a quick and easy solution (not wanting to buy a USB floppy). Acer adamantly refuses to acknowledge that 64 bit users want to update their BIOS. And the … Continue reading

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