Where is this 4K content from?
Most cinema is processed at 2K.
4K just strikes me as a way to sell new TVs to idiots.
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Where is this 4K content from?
Most cinema is processed at 2K.
4K just strikes me as a way to sell new TVs to idiots.
Information on battery life is in the quickspecs
HP EliteBook 840 G1
hard drive/intel 13 hours 15 minutes
hard drive/AMD 13 hours 15 minutes
SSD/intel 15 hours 15 minutes
SSD/AMD 14 hours 30 minutes
SSD/intel + slice 33 hours 45 minutes
These figures sound somewhat fanciful to me as they don't tie in with the results found in this review. The slice battery adds an extra 780g to the weight.
The price is steep, yes it has 1080p screen and 8GB of RAM but the SSD should really be included in a laptop costing this much money.
Smallest patch Tuesday I can remember for ages.
1 patch for XP/2003/7/2008R2
2 patches for 7/2008R2
1 for office 2007
1 for word 2003/2007
Should make for easy testing
The vaio pro has 1080p screen, weighs less than this, currently is selling for £950 with a pci-e SSD, no vents on the bottom so it won't overheat sitting on your lap or the bed.
The toshiba has better battery life and that's about it, if you want more battery life on the Sony you can get the battery slice and I think it will still only weigh slightly more than the Toshiba. Toshiba should get points for providing upgradeable memory. This shows it is possible on a lightweight machine.
Also as Graham has mentioned above, not just Sony but Toshiba themselves were producing a machine R500/R600 that is lighter than this but included a DVD drive.
This is a 13.3" laptop with a screen that folds back into a tablet form factor. When it's in laptop mode you're going to want to use Windows. When it's in tablet mode it is a pretty big tablet I'm not sure what you're going to use it for that you can't do in Windows. Media players and web browsing are pretty well catered for in Windows 8. That basically leaves games and to me the screen size is too big to be useful on most games. Couple that with the fact that because this is an intel chip running Android, native code has to be emulated.
It's not like you're going to have access to your windows files from Android.
For me my tablet has become redundant, my phone has grown and my laptop has shrunk and that seems to cover everything I used my tablet for.
And how much noise do the fans make keeping it cool?
48KHz is fine, that's the sample frequency. It's the 64Kbps that is the concern
I had windows mobiles that booted 6.5 and an early Android
When any "new" feature is touted for mobile you generally find that either Nokia or Windows mobile had it years ago
Pretty sure they're wrong here.
You wanted next day delivery, but you didn't get it. The cost for next day delivery is the total cost for delivery as it's not broken down into e.g. £1 for delivery + £1 for next day it's just £1 for delivery or £2 for next day. Ebuyer cannot substitute an alternative service and then expect you to pay for it.
This said in my experience I've always found ebuyer easy to deal with, everything delivered within agreed timescales, the one return I had to make (faulty SSD) was no problem. I've also had a firmware warning from them to tell me I needed to flash my SSD or risk data loss.
Quite often after the warrant on a server has expired I will re-purpose that server, either for lab work or for some non critical task. Does this change me I know have to make sure I've got a copy of all the drivers for the server whilst it was still in support and saved them? Currently I would just download the latest DVD from the HP site as required.
A nokia 520 costs £80 and comes with Nokia Here Drive. Why would anyone pay for a tom tom?
because you would need cables the thickness of your fingers to be able to transfer the power required at such a low voltage.
You'd be better off putting the PSUs into the wall sockets.
The case doesn't need to massive to cool passively I have my media PC in a streacom case which claims to be able to cool 95W. Worth noting that the PSU is external on this case which helps get rid of a lot of the heat.
also this TP-Link doesn't do 802.11ac it's dual band but N only
Why is the battery built in when the rear cover is removable?
Also the 8GB version should be ignored, for almost anyone that is going to be too little storage.
I've been using filesender https://www.assembla.com/spaces/file_sender/wiki for a while works well for me my users find it easy enough to use. Has some limitations at the moment, like only being able to send a single file at a time so folders have to be zipped before sending.
Played codemasters Brian Lara cricket (I think also called Graham Gooch cricket) for years on megadrive, playstation and xbox. I was looking forward to this game coming out but it's been clear for a while it wasn't going to happen. Everyone though it would be released in time for the England 2013 Ashes, then it was put back to the Australian series and now it's dead.
There is one more waiting in the wings, Don Bradman cricket lets hope that resolves to a playable cricket game, otherwise I'm going to be breaking out the megadrive emulator.
4GB of RAM is simply not good enough in a laptop costing around or, in a few cases, way above £1000. I know the Sony can be configured with 8GB (I have one) so I don't know about the others but really this should be a standard feature.
Keyboard backlight is on or off in windows so you aren't losing anything in there.
There is a risk of attack for people using server 2003 terminal services or XenApp on server 2003.
NTSC differs from PAL in two main ways.
1. The way the colour is modulated on to the composite video signal. This means that you can't just feed a PAL TV with an NTSC signal and expect it to work. The TV has to specifically support NTSC or you will get black and white.
2. 50 vs 60Hz. Again the TV has to be able to specifically cope with 60Hz to be able to play NTSC. Also in the case of VHS the image is recorded on to the tape in diagonal stripes by a rotating head. With NTSC VHS the head moves faster so again the VHS player has to specifically support NTSC otherwise the playback head won't synchronise with the recording on the tape.
With modern TVs the situation is very different, modern LCD TVs will quite happily cope with all kinds of input signals. The problem here is that there is most likely that the TV signal is 50Hz and the xbox then converts this up to 60Hz for playback on the TV. Some TVs will cope with this better than others depending on there motion processing software but the fact remains that 10 extra frames have to be inserted each second so it's never going to be perfect.
have a look at E-Metrotel they do Asterisk based devices that support all the old Nortel Norstar/BCM phones, both IP (unitstim) and the digital stuff.
After a further reading of the Amazon literature my guess is that they are not offering Windows 7. They advertise it as a "Windows 7 Experience". The assumption therefore is that they are using Server 2008R2 with desktop experience enabled so that it behaves like Windows 7. That way Amazon can purchase per user RDS CALs together with processor licensing for 2008R2 and they don't have to worry about the stupid way Microsoft have licensed desktop VDI
No mention of how they are dealing with the Windows licenses. A quote from the Microsoft VDI and VDA FAQ
"Currently, there is no SPLA model for Windows VDA. Hence, customers who subscribe to desktops from a third-party hoster will need to pay Microsoft for a Windows VDA license for each device accessing Windows client virtual machines in the datacenter. Additionally, hosters need to ensure they isolate the hardware and other resources for each company. Any hardware running an instance of Microsoft software (OS or application) must be dedicated to a single customer. For example, a SAN device that is not running any Microsoft software may be shared by more than one customer; whereas, a server or SAN device that runs Microsoft software may only be used by one customer."
So unless Amazon have some kind of special deal with Microsoft, there is no way that this can work running Windows 7.
1. Legislation to make it mandatory for all new cars to be sold with multiformat (DAB, DAB+, DRM+) radios
2. Wait 10 years for new cars to become common
3. During that time develop new DAB radios that use as little power as an FM radio and are as cheap so people can replace all their portable radios and radios in phones.
4. Make DAB radio signal stronger so it can be picked up properly.
People don't need DAB radios in their houses. In your house an Internet radio is better. People need portable DAB in their cars and their hands, but until the above happens you can't turn off FM.
gibi, mibi, kibi, pibi
It's the first letter of the decimal form plus ibi
megi, kili, peti would be confusing because they sound too much like the 10th power equivialants
IE6 is the default web browser with server 2003, server 2003 has support until July 2015 so IE6 will live on.
IE6 is also the default browser in XP embedded which has support until January 2016
Fortunately Embedded 2009 which is XP based uses IE7
I totally agree it's stupid not to include USB 3 ports. Fortunately Apple seem to have included all 4 ports that are available on the Intel chipset.
Long before the Motorola in 2011 there was an HTC P6500 I have one in a drawer at work.
I also remember some kind of slider phone around the same time that had a fingerprint scanner on the rear. The scanner could be used to launch different apps depending on what finger you scanned.
A quick look and it's a Toshiba http://www.gsmarena.com/toshiba_g500-1904.php
I appreciate your sentiment but why do you think that's going to happen?
Most TVs sold now are 1080p but laptops are sold with "HD" screens that are 1366x768
Shooting on 35mm is a waste of time and money. We have digital cameras that can easily compete with 35mm.
Shooting on 70mm is a different matter, especially horizontal 70mm like imax.
It's worth noting that a lot of the Phantom Menace was shot on 35mm and it didn't help that film at all. The reason for the digital stuff in the prequels looking so bad was not a fault of it being digital, just that at the time the digital process wasn't as good as film.
The mistake with this film will be the same as with the last star trek film, shoot the film on film, in this case a mixture of 35mm and imax, then let the studio dimensionalise it so that you can charge more for tickets on the basis that 3D costs more because the equipment costs more even though everything is now projected using the same digital projectors.
popular peoples front - splitters
Windows 8 has one perceived issue that is the lack of a traditional start menu. 8.1 essentially solves that problem by giving you.
1. Boot direct to desktop
2. Show applications on start screen rather than tiles
3. Show desktop background behind start screen.
Unfortunately this isn't enough for the masses because it's 3 options to change rather than one and, perhaps more importantly, it doesn't get you back to where you were. Microsoft could easily have chosen to bring back the windows 7 style start menu as an option. In the same way that XP offered the 95 style start menu. The start screen on windows 8 is probably better than the start menu but it needs refinement and time for people to come to that conclusion by themselves. When XP came out everyone changed the start menu to look like 2000, but over time people realised that actually the XP start menu was better. The jury is still out on the Windows 8 start screen but without the option to use the old system people aren't even going to try windows 8.
The other thing here that is interesting is that 8.1 is essentially windows 8 sp1, a free upgrade for all windows 8 users.. However server 2012 is moving to R2 which is a new version of Windows server
Why by a fake Apple charger? Why not just buy some other USB charger that was neither fake nor expensive?
presumably if your TV has a usb socket you could use that to power the device rather than actually using a USB cable.
The iOS/Android requirement kind of makes it useless to me. If I have to find my tablet to watch TV then I might as well just plug my tablet into my TV.
Microsoft should be releasing this as a full email client to try and encourage iPhone users onto windows phone. I guess if they gave it full support Apple wouldn't allow it in the store, but full exchange support would be good.
Microsoft are hoping that people will subscribe to 365 so they can get the app but it just won't work this way. You need to give people the app first and then if it's good enough some people will want to try windows phone or 365 off the back of that.
I agree with you up to a point here.
For a single person you get very little benefit once you go over 50Mb/s. However there is plenty of need if you have a lot of people who all want to stream video at the same time.
The other thing that needs to be addressed is the poor upload speeds. Instead of offering 300/20 they need to be offering 50/50. What's the point in running a fibre all the way to someone's house and then only giving the same upload speed they can get over copper?
DSLR Digtal Single Lens Reflex
1. The NEX-5R is not a DSLR
2. The NEX-5R is not a phone
3. The NEX-5R requires gigantic lenses to cover its sensor
4. The NEX-5R weighs 275g without a lens
5. The NEX-5R has no built in flash
Do you need any more?
I'm not saying this is the phone/camera for you but for a lot of people this is all the camera they will ever need, it will be way better than any camera they have ever owned before and it's a smartphone at the same time.
That said, no upgradeable storage is just idiocy.
Windows key + S is the shortcut for snapshot in onenote. Joined up thinking?
What he says is all well and good for OEMs building new machines but for someone wanting a replacement drive for an existing laptop the hybrid design offers a drop in upgrade. Most laptops don't have a spare SATA or PCI-E slot for a flash drive to plug in.
I can conclude that the worst thing you can do as far as reaction times are concerned is to drive an actual car. What you need to do is drive only in a driving simulator.
This test seems to ignore the most important difference between hands free and hands on systems. That being that in one system, one or all of your hands is tied up controlling the device whereas with hands free, both hands are available to control the car. This is particularly important in countries like the UK where the majority of cars have manual gear boxes. I don't think anyone is arguing that your reaction times for talking on a hands free phone or directly into the handset are going to be similar, that's just common sense.
I don't use the speech to text on my phone, it only works properly when the car is stationary so there is no background noise. I do, however make use of the text to speech a lot.
Why isn't the MFN itself considered price fixing?
I'm worried by the scope of this new drive. I think it's important to differentiate between material that is offensive and material that is illegal. I don't like the fact that the two seem to be being treated with the same brush.
"Another expected change is the much-anticipated move to Intel's Haswell processors, which offer lower power use and could allow Apple designers to shrink the size of batteries."
There's nothing wrong with the size of the current batteries, how about using the power saving to give people longer running times? Not that I use a Mac but since all other high end computers are copied from the mac design I need Apple to release computers that I would like so that I can then by them with a proper OS from someone else.
You do know that, after being taken to court over it in Europe, Microsoft published all their specs? If you want to access exchange you just use EWS and that gets you access to everything. Anybody can write an alternative email or calendar program and they've got the choice of joining it up to exchange using EWS or activesync.
Nobody bothers doing this because Outlook is a pretty decent email client when you're using it with exchange and if you're running a platform that doesn't support it then you can always use OWA which these days gives you a very good web client in all browsers.
I guess Microsoft are annoyed because they were compelled to document their protocols and interfaces as a result of being the dominant player in the OS market. Google are the dominant player in the online video market but they are free to do as they like.
Personally I don't understand what a youtube app is for. I have the Microsoft one on my phone but youtube videos played fine on my phone in the browser before I installed it.
I'd imagine a well positioned 8mm hole will disable the functionality nicely. Assuming that is that the NFC chip is in a different location to the payment chip.
Shortcuts are still there on the new versions of office.
If you are used to the old shortcuts from 2003 you can use those OR you can use the new shortcuts which are displayed on the screen.
you even get shortcuts for you Add-ins e.g. on my Outlook the sequence alt, X, Y2 sends an SMS with my SMS Add-in.
which one is it?
IP55 implies it's not safe to submerge where as 58 suggests it is
My HTC Mozart had a xenon flash, I thought it would be good, being a bit of a photographer and knowing that a proper flash helps freeze motion as well as providing lighting. Turns out that the phone still took pictures that look like they were taken on a phone and the xenon flash couldn't double as a torch. My current phone has an LED flash and whilst it's not a particularly great flash, it's a very useful torch.
Office 365 is not a Google Docs copy, describing it as such just displays your ignorance and casts doubt on any other observations you make.
Google Docs is a web based suite of office apps that run in a browser. Office 365 is a locally installed office suite that is paid for by subscription with server backend for email, storage etc. provided in the cloud.
Microsoft do have a web based version of Office that you could call a Google Docs copy but it's not Office 365.