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Old 04-16-2013, 03:20 AM   #106
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On printers and Win 7.

When my wife got Win 7, her HP 656c wouldn't work so I networked her to my old HP 932c in the next room, and then I found a driver called 660c and so the HP 656c is now working again under an alias.

I believe those numbers are right, but I am not at the house right now.

Point is HP Printers never, never die at least in my experience. A driver will come along, and as I recall it wasn't obvious how to get it.

There is always the desire to sell new things.

Now don't get me started on scanners.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:47 AM   #107
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #109
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Maybe they couldn't find a reasonable quantity of smaller drives.
Wow. If so, we've come a long way. I remember paying $300+ for my first 1GB drive not all that long ago, in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #110
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I got a few minutes hands on time with the Acer Chromebook yesterday. At $199.00 it's tempting. Very tempting.
Acer has now changed the specifications of it's $199 Chromebook replacing the 320GB HDD with a 16GB SSD for the same $199 price. Everything else the same.

Model C710-2856

I wonder if the fan was removed?
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #111
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Acer has now changed the specifications of it's $199 Chromebook replacing the 320GB HDD with a 16GB SSD for the same $199 price. Everything else the same.

Model C710-2856
Yeah, I just saw this. I Am SOO tempted to get one of these and use it as my second machine.
(Actually, I'd likely get the new one for my wife, and take hers with the 320GB hard drive so I'd have more room for the Linux system.)

But when I was offered one as a 'Fathers Day present' from my family last week, I said no, because I really need a Windows system.
But for the life of me, now I can not remember how I came to that decision.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #112
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(Actually, I'd likely get the new one for my wife, and take hers with the 320GB hard drive so I'd have more room for the Linux system.)
I ended up doing exactly this, and until I get a windfall and can afford a new MacBook Pro, I think it was the right decision.
That SSD model starts up in like 8 seconds. Amazing.

Dual booting back and forth to ChrUbuntu on the HDD machine is also remarkably fast, but truthfully, as this is a just a secondary machine, and has an RDP client, I will probably stay in ChromeOS most of the time.

Now, if anyone wants to unload a cheap Macintosh of some kind so I can do iOS development, drop me a line....

Note to any one else shopping, Best Buy has a different model number for the $199 SSD model:
C710-2833
I've not been able to determine any other difference.

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:01 PM   #113
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I ended up doing exactly this, and until I get a windfall and can afford a new MacBook Pro, I think it was the right decision.
That SSD model starts up in like 8 seconds. Amazing.

Dual booting back and forth to ChrUbuntu on the HDD machine is also remarkably fast, but truthfully, as this is a just a secondary machine, and has an RDP client, I will probably stay in ChromeOS most of the time.

Now, if anyone wants to unload a cheap Macintosh of some kind so I can do iOS development, drop me a line....

Note to any one else shopping, Best Buy has a different model number for the $199 SSD model:
C710-2833
I've not been able to determine any other difference.
I saw some different models too.
At least briefly Acer offered 4GB, and a bigger battery for the C7 for $279. (or maybe $289)
Then I saw the 4GB with no mention of a bigger battery at Amazon for $259.

Crucial battery says you can add 2GB to make a total of 4GB for $16.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #114
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Crucial battery says you can add 2GB to make a total of 4GB for $16.
That's cheap enough, and might be useful if I start compiling code or running VMs on it.
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