HHC Digest, Vol 43, Issue 15

Veli-Pekka Nousiainen nousiainen.velipekka at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 14:15:45 PDT 2011

I'm writing these messages using a prehistoric dual core HP laptop
I would buy another one with Intel Haswell architecture

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 00:05, Brian Walsh <bpwalsh at speakeasy.net> wrote:

> Interesting comments. A couple of months ago I bought another HP laptop to
> replace the one I've been using and like it. It wasn't just because
> it's an HP but because the price and performance were excellent. I guess
> I'll see how it turns out.
> On a related note but slightly off topic:
> By around the end of next week I will be receiving a customized HP
> TouchSmart PC, to be dedicated for use as a high performance music server.
> The
> internal hard drive is replaced with a 30 GB SSD, and everything
> unnecessary under Windows 7 for its function is stripped out. An external
> hard drive and/or NAS is used for music storage. Music is played back from
> memory rather than from disc, which is a feature available in J. River
> Media Center, the software used for playback and disc ripping.
> Brian
> >Message: 1
> >Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:07:10 -0700
> >From: "Richard" richard1941 at gmail.com>
> >Subject: RE: HP PC's
> >To: "'Handheld Computing Conference discussion list'"
> >       hhc at lists.brouhaha.com>
> >Message-ID: 07A10248DA004E51B541357A143FF194 at OwnerPC>
> >Content-Type: text/plain;      charset="us-ascii"
> >
> >Thanks for that warning.  I was just about to go to Fry's and buy an HP
> >computer!   I guess I'll get something else now.
> >Message: 2
> >Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:16:58 -0700
> >From: David Ramsey dramsey at neko.com>
> >Subject: Re: HP PC's
> >To: Handheld Computing Conference discussion list
> >       hhc at lists.brouhaha.com>
> >Message-ID: 03071AE6-E4F3-4632-9938-519C88F8D824 at neko.com>
> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >
> >Well, HP PCs are commodities, for the most part, built with the same care
> and attention of a Dell or Gateway. Certainly nothing to write home
> about.
> >
> >HP used to have a nice boutique operation called Voodoo PC, who made the
> wonderful Blackbird computer, but a couple of years after they bought
> Voodoo they closed it down.
> >
> >Their servers (Z800 series) are very nice, but quite expensive.
> >
> >Honestly, unless you go for a customized system (Falcon Northwest,
> Cyberpower, Alienware, etc.) or a Mac you're gonna get the same commodity
> components in the same cheap case. The biggest problem is scrubbing all the
> bloatware off the system.
> >
> >-- David
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