Gotta check the specials on xbyte. Still not as good as the HP, but it is from a proven vendor.
Posts made by bnrstnr
RE: Samsung magician - Thoughts?
I still install it every time. It's how you get firmware updates for your SSD as well as being able to make some performance tweaks if you wish. I generally use it as a performance benchmark though and look for firmware updates
Have you ever actually seen firmware updates? I ran it for years and never saw a single one.
RE: Why Do Email Readers Always Default to Oldest Email First
Does nobody use search? Not that I really ever need to use it, but when I do, it's instant and works 100% of the time.
After 1 month with a new email account, I have enough sitting around that search starts taking a long time and is nowhere near instant. I'm kinda jealous that you have that little email filtering through.
Same here... and Outlook Sucks at it...
This might not be a ton of emails, but I search all the time and it's always instant in Outlook.
RE: Does Anyone Actually Use Conversation View Intentionally for Email
I use it as well. I do hate focused inbox and turn that off. Like you mentioned, I never have issues finding new emails, they always appear at the top. I think the reason people don't see emails is because they have CV and have a very extensive folder system where they miss a notification there, but not because CV view.
There are a few people I work with that sort all emails into a like a million different folders. It's awful. Every time they need to look something up they're searching through folders like crazy. Just leave it all in one place and use the search bar at the top...
No experience with CV though, and focused was certainly a waste of programming time.
RE: Miscellaneous Tech News
Give me a remote so I don't have to use my phone as one.
Totally agree with that.
I will say that I do love being able to stream certain content from my phone onto my older chromecast without any kind of additional interaction. But this is a super rare scenario for me.
CBS sports is terrible for this. I can stream it on my phone without purchasing a subscription to some crap service, but if I try to watch the same thing on my Fire TV it wants me to sign up for stuff. B1G 10 network is the same way, I think, except without any option for watching on Fire TV, unless you get Hulu or another streaming service that has it. These are the 2 situations in which my ChromeCast comes through for me.
RE: Miscellaneous Tech News
The Prime Video app will add support for Chromecast and Android TV, too.
Feuding tech giants Amazon and Google have come to an agreement on their streaming services.
Too late for Amazon, they already lost their Fire momentum and the product has been left in the dust. Even those of us that had believed in it and invested and unhooked them and replaced them with better devices at this point.
I'm still a fan of Fire TV devices. The entire ChromeCast concept annoys me. Give me a remote so I don't have to use my phone as one.
What did you replace yours with?