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Business & Technical Writing: Technical writer, society for technical communications, writing a script
society for technical communications, writing a script, professional writer: Fitz, I do not normally make recommendations of this kind. There is a technical writing professional organization who you can contact. Society for Technical Communications stc.org. The writer s rates vary from region to region and topic to topic, so...

Business & Technical Writing: THANK YOU NOTES, fundraising campaigns, cash donations
fundraising campaigns, cash donations, exemplary job: Hi, Paula: Given the length restrictions here, I would be unable to actually WRITE the letter/note for you. However, I would suggest you to visit this link: http://ezinearticles.com/?Donation-Thank-You-Letters,-Cards-And-Notes-Should-Never-Ask-For-A-Gift&id=155465...

Business & Technical Writing: Thank you note for nonprofit organization, memorandum of agreement, official organization
memorandum of agreement, official organization, horse rescue: Good morning, Beth, Your letter can be quite simple. The band needs to have something to show the IRS, and the IRS is not fussy. What I would do in your place is after the concert, write a thank you note to the band. Be sure to use the official band...

Business & Technical Writing: Thanks a Million, kind hearted woman, university of british columbia
kind hearted woman, university of british columbia, city of vancouver: Porya, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You will do well, I m sure. The greatest part of success is in one s attitude, and you have the right one. Your kind letter is all that we experts want to get. While I would love to see your beautiful city of Vancouver,...

Business & Technical Writing: Thanks very much for your previous help.Can you assist me with sentence construction and punctuation of this second essay please?, african colonies, world war ii
african colonies, world war ii, electoral successes: World War II drained the resources of many European countries, most notably Britain, thus encouraging independence movements in what had been colonial possessions. During and after World War II, the West had become increasingly industrialized. Most colonies...

Business & Technical Writing: Three English expressions, english expressions, parenthetical material
english expressions, parenthetical material, conventional construction: You re welcome. All three are correct grammatically, but the parenthetical material is less clear, I think. I marginally prefer sentence 1 because it is a more conventional construction in conversational English. But it is not a strong preference. Hope...

Business & Technical Writing: Trademark Symbol Use, international trademark association, trademark section
international trademark association, trademark section, tmhotline: Steve, The Gregg Manual states, If you refer to other organizations trademarks in material of a commercial nature that will be publically distributed, use a raised symbol after each trademark. In all other documents, the symbols are not necessary,...

Business & Technical Writing: technical english, friends and neighbors, legal language
friends and neighbors, legal language, business english: Salman, In truth, the language is the same, but the vocabulary and the forms of the letters and documents differs. Sometimes in business English, there is technical language or legal language related to the industry in which the correspondence is written....

Business & Technical Writing: technical marketing brochures, technical marketing, reputations
technical marketing, reputations, product features: Mr. Rew, I do not know of any template for a brochure, but the brochure s purpose is to sell your product. Generally, brochures are used to provide the benefits of the product, so the person receiving the brochure will want to contact the provider. The...

Business & Technical Writing: technical writing, edward tufte, desires of your heart
edward tufte, desires of your heart, adobe framemaker: Dear Voodi, Thank you for your specificity. 1. Adobe FrameMaker. (Without a doubt, this is important!) 2. Know MS Word like the back of your hand. 3. Use PowerPoint. There s no need for the fanciful stuff, though. Use PPT for displaying information,...

Business & Technical Writing: in text citing, guide apa, times roman
guide apa, times roman, parenthesis: Jeremy, Is your style guide APA? If it is, then your quote has to be longer than 40 words. If your style guide is MLA, I am not sure any longer how long the quote must be. Three lines is not the best measurement. In all APA papers, the font must be in...

Business & Technical Writing: thank you letter, welcome leslie, lateness
welcome leslie, lateness, embarassment: Sorry, Shannon, for the delay in replying. Holidays have a way of interfering with my daily schedule... By all means send the thank you letter! There are a few things you can do that may ease the embarassment of the late reply. 1) Hand write the note...

Business & Technical Writing: How do I type a business letter?, type a business letter, san diego california
type a business letter, san diego california, block style: Hi Michelle, I m sorry your teacher didn t take the time to tell you exactly what was wrong with your letter. I don t know what your assignment was or what your letter looked like, so I will give you some basic information on business letter writing....

Business & Technical Writing: University Application, educational path, career students
educational path, career students, university application: Porya, Sorry for the slow response. I teach school myself, and in January, I am unavailable for the first three days of the week. ...I gained in meeting and close contact with youngsters. Try saying ...I gained working with children. It s simpler...

Business & Technical Writing: Use of Brackets [ ] and [SIC], editor writer, writer editor
editor writer, writer editor, technical manuals: Jerry, The [sic] is an editor s symbol that means what was just written had a grammtical error, and the editor cannot change the error because the item was quoted. Example: She said, That ain t [sic] true. The [text...] is used by the editor for...

Business & Technical Writing: Use of the term "applicable", design capability, common phrase
design capability, common phrase, perameters: Your customer is correct, and it s not even a close call. The standard is being applied to the product, not the product to the standard. Whether either changes is neither here nor there. I have a couple of observations as well. Your use of which is the...

Business & Technical Writing: Using too., comma
comma: I would not normally set it off with a comma. I don t know that I ve noticed it done very often, and I m having trouble thinking of an example of when the comma should be used. Me too. is correct, as is, I like it too. Used in this sense, it is identical...

Business & Technical Writing: the usage of the verb "store", merriam webster, college dictionary
merriam webster, college dictionary, collegiate dictionary: Dear Mineko, It s a pleasure for me to answer your question about the meaning and use of the word store in the example you give. You write that you used a dictionary that says the verb store means a person who stocks or saves a thing in preparation...

Business & Technical Writing: use of quotation marks, nike slogan, use of quotation marks
nike slogan, use of quotation marks, grammar rule: Dear Ganelle, The grammar rule that applies in this case is that material that is quoted or emphasized is enclosed in quotation marks. Just do it is a Nike slogan/icon. The context in which you are using it is in an essay about a Nike ad, so, in essence,...

Business & Technical Writing: useful links, systematic instructional design, design curriculum
systematic instructional design, design curriculum, audience analysis: Richa, Sorry for the delay in responding. The holiday weeks are particularly busy. The list of internet sites for instructional design are limited. Have you checked out ASTD (American Society of Training and Development) http://www.astd.org/astd/Conferences/ICE/ICE04_Home.htm...

Business & Technical Writing: Voc:Coordination, english as a second language, english documents
english as a second language, english documents, bogert: Hi DS Lee, The English language is difficult even for those of us who use it as a first language. One of the basic rules of good writing is to keep it simple, and a good way to do that is to be specific. One way to accomplish specificity is to avoid...

Business & Technical Writing: vehicle, caterpillar d9, cement trucks
caterpillar d9, cement trucks, wheel tractor: First of all, the words heavy and light are relative, so different speakers might put different vehicles into one or the other of the first two categories. In other words, there is no clear cut-off at, say 5 tons. Even so, most native speakers would have...

Business & Technical Writing: those vs. them, types of pronouns, relative adjective
types of pronouns, relative adjective, adjective clause: Dear Jim, I sorry for the delay; I had a house full of unexpected company over the weekend. I m a bit surprised at this query since you expressed dissatisfaction with a prior response and opined it was suggestive of plagiarism. At any rate, I will field...

Business & Technical Writing: Want to develop, spoken english, habit
spoken english, habit, good luck: Sai, You already know the answer. Reading more and practicing your English language writing is the best method of improving your written English skills. Think of your English skills as a muscle. You could not get a strong muscle if you do not exercise...

Business & Technical Writing: Word Hunt, penultimate resource, online dictionaries
penultimate resource, online dictionaries, word hunt: Carl, Where did you look? Have you tried some on the online dictionaries or thesauruses? Try cogent or cogence. Others would be influential, authoritative, weighty, consequential. Penultimate resource. Valued, rated highly, weighty, distinguished, helpful....

Business & Technical Writing: Word meaning, protective covenants, applicable definitions
protective covenants, applicable definitions, correct phrase: Well, then, there would be no other way to amend the document. It very clearly says that unless it is amended by a method specified elsewhere in the document, this is how it is to be done. Making that qualification does not mean another methods must be specified....

Business & Technical Writing: Word Style Guides or Templates, headers and footers, open source software
headers and footers, open source software, word style: I m glad this is helping, Gregory. As I mentioned in the previous message, it takes a bit of getting used to, so be patient with yourself! Once everything clicks, it will be much easier! To answer your last question first, Word is not the application...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing a, writing friends, authoritative answer
writing friends, authoritative answer, tight budget: Randy, I have not published, but from what I have gathered from my book writing friends, writing the book is the easy part. Getting published is difficult. To learn what your market may be, I would suggest you check with Amazon.com to see what other...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing a, professional reviewers, prestigious publisher
professional reviewers, prestigious publisher, professional book: People who publish to make money typically do not get far. Publishing under this quest does not make you an author. Authors publish from their heart and that s what they put into their work, not their experience. Experience comes later the more they write...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing, light refreshments, staff meeting
light refreshments, staff meeting, time place: Hi Milkah, The most efficient way of notifying folks of a meeting is to send a memo letting folks know the purpose of the meeting, date, time, place, length of meeting, who s expected to attend, what, if anything, folks should bring to the meeting and whom...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing Effective Product Descriptions, freelance copywriter, ss index
freelance copywriter, ss index, catalog copy: Hi, Jared: My apologies for taking so long to get back to you. I ve been deep in the middle of several projects and just didn t have the time until tonight. As I m sure you know, what you re looking for is copywriting help--specifically what s commonly...

Business & Technical Writing: Writing, technical writing course, junior colleges
technical writing course, junior colleges, technical documents: Hello, Terri. There are a couple of ways that you can do this. You can contact your local community and junior colleges and talk to them about offering this class as a noncredit course. You ll have to locate the right department to talk to at each institution,...

Business & Technical Writing: Wrting in English, japanese student, term governor
japanese student, term governor, consecutive terms: I think you are correct. But if the speaker is really talking about the present ( now ), I don t think the phrase, until now, adds meaning. The sentence should simply be, No governor has ever been elected for more than two.... If the discussion is...

Business & Technical Writing: I want to get data about " it is always easy to quit", internet search engines, addictions
internet search engines, addictions, tobacco: To quit what? If you need information about addictions in general, look up that topic using any of the standard Internet search engines. There should be a wealth of information. If you want to look up a particular addiction, tobacco, for instance, look...

Business & Technical Writing: want to develop, conversational manner, native speakers
conversational manner, native speakers, spoken english: As I said, write in a conversational manner. No one would say the things you have said. Your object should not be to learn all the big words you can. It should be to communicate. Beyond that, I cannot become your free English tutor. I f you d like to...

Business & Technical Writing: The word "data", u s census data, mass noun
u s census data, mass noun, singular verb: You can t win on this one. Here is what the Dictionary of Modern American Usage (Garner, 2000)has to say on the subject: Data is a skunked term: whether you write data are or data is, you re likely to make some readers raise their eyebrows. Technically...

Business & Technical Writing: The word "data", merriam webster dictionary, singular pronoun
merriam webster dictionary, singular pronoun, plural pronouns: Fernando, Your question has been contemplated and debated by minds much greater than ours, and recently has been answered. This entry is from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Main Entry: da·ta Pronunciation: dA-t&, da- also dä- Function: noun...

Business & Technical Writing: The word "inspire ... to", grammatical aspect, good sentence
grammatical aspect, good sentence, infinitive: This is actually not a very good sentence, and that is why you re struggling with it. But in this sentence, better is an adjective. It would be a better sentence if it read in one of the following ways: He inspired millions of people to live better...

Business & Technical Writing: word meanings, preparing a proposal, free writer
preparing a proposal, free writer, benchmarking studies: Patti, A benchmark is a standard by which other things are measured. A milestone is a point where we can say something is done. Your proposal should include some comparison to other similar or identical projects, a benchmark. It should also include...

Business & Technical Writing: wording on a title of a patent abstract, speed change, language preferences
speed change, language preferences, vehicle speed: I would phrase this as follows: Vehicle speed-change control device and speed-change control method These are the natural-language preferences for such, however. It really doesn t have anything to do with the specifics of technical writing. I...

Business & Technical Writing: how can I write an application, letter of application, sales experience
letter of application, sales experience, relevant experience: Hi, Sara -- Basically, you write it as you write any other letter. As you are writing, imagine you are talking to the person to whom you are sending the letter. Start out with telling the person that you are interested in the job. If you are responding...

Business & Technical Writing: how to write a letter of resignation, letter of resignation, how to write a letter of resignation
letter of resignation, how to write a letter of resignation, employment relationship: Generally, it is a good idea to express some regret at terminating the employment relationship and appreciation for your experiences while there. Say simply that you have decided to accept opportunities elsewhere and give an ending date. Usually two weeks...

Business & Technical Writing: writing, computer software system, feasibility reports
computer software system, feasibility reports, executive information system: I have given you a head start. But to go a bit further, I would either take an example of an existing company or make one up. Whichever, describe it briefly and establish that greater efficiency in some areas would be a good thing. That would be your introduction....

Business & Technical Writing: writing, country billions, work buddies
country billions, work buddies, fitness regimen: Sue - My mistake. I did not write a revised version. I inserted paragraphs in the message I sent back to you. If I had written a revised version, that would have been my writing, not yours. So I inserted some advice. Sorry about that mistake in...

Business & Technical Writing: writing, management softwares, analytical report
management softwares, analytical report, mileposts: Sue, I m all played out in the help category. I m a full-time newspaper reporter and very busy. I think you d get a good start by using what you ve said in your message as an outline. Experienced writers and reporters will tell you that the best...

Business & Technical Writing: writing instruments, officemaxx, office depot
officemaxx, office depot, account transaction: The selection of writing instruments at Office Depot or OfficeMaxx is extensive. I m sure you ll be able to find what you need there. I have Pilot Rolling Ball extra fine that seems likely to work. I don t use it for checkbooks, but I do have a pretty heavy...

Business & Technical Writing: writing, computer software system, feasibility reports
computer software system, feasibility reports, executive information system: Sue, Like any analytical report, you must describe the problem, explain the potential solutions, and explain the best solution. You need to find the products. First, you need a problem to resolve... You need to put some thought into what you want to...

Business Travel: Expense Management Systems, expense management systems, yadda yadda
expense management systems, yadda yadda, small business applications: Cynthia, I am in a similar situation as an independent consultant. There are a number of enterprise level expense management systems such as Concur or Necho, but there is a bit of a void concerning small business applications. The most appropriate small...

Business Travel: travel, travel agent office, hotel industries
travel agent office, hotel industries, business options: I really cannot advise on this question -- only because I have no experience in the travel industry business options. However, I do know that you will need some sort of global accreditation that will allow you to contact and deal with the airline and hotel...

Business Travel: travel agent, international airlines, activity providers
international airlines, activity providers, local travel: Travel agencies make money on commissions, back end overrides (also a form of commissions) and service fees. Back in the late 1990s U.S. airlines eliminated upfront commissions. Hotels, some car rental companies (for leisure travel only) and activity providers...

Business Travel: Business Travel - State Residency Status, state residency, texas michigan
state residency, texas michigan, travel state: Naomi, I afraid all I can give you is an opinion. I would check with a CPA to verify this, but as long as the employee still has a residence in Washington state I believe their state of residence status does not change no matter the frequency of travel...

Business Travel: Looking for Finance Central!, grand gesture, finance central
grand gesture, finance central, finance classes: Andreas Tough question ..... only because your chosen career is way out of my understanding .... but will go as far as suggesting that Chicago, London or Hong Kong would classify as Finance Central Cities. There are probably others, like Zurich or Geneva...

Business Travel: Curious, working visas, airlines delta
working visas, airlines delta, united airlines: The first option that comes to my mind is to suggest that you seek employment with an airline -- to the best of my knowledge, airline employees get travel perks (heavily discounted tickets) no matter what job/department or level. You need to check that out...

Business Travel: Curious, green zone, travel agency
Business Travel: Curious, green zone, travel agency, state department

Business Travel: Average meal per diem, per diems
per diems: The best resource for meal per diem rates is Runzheimer International http://travel-management.runzheimer.com/ Also you can check the Federal Government per diem rates as a benchmark as well: http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=17943&contentType=GSA_BASIC...

Business Travel: Travel between Amsterdam and Berlin, tegal airport, bahncard 50
tegal airport, bahncard 50, bahncard 100: I think you are heading in the right direction. Look for a small airport running local airlines. They tend to be pretty cheap. The drawback is that the airports tend to be further away from major cities and therefore transportation (pickup, taxi, train,...

Business Travel: Debit Memos, airline reporting corporation, debit memo
airline reporting corporation, debit memo, aggressive stance: I have heard from many sources that the airlines have increased their collection efforts as a way to raise additional funds. (more aggressive stance on debit memos) If the customer cancels you should not be liable for the charge provided you have the...

Business Travel: promotion, international flights, otas
international flights, otas, strong hold: To promote your site you need to: 1) Optimize your site for search by Google and Yahoo!. Given the strong hold on search created by the OTAs and suppliers, I would suggest you target a specific niche such as international flights to a specific destination...

Business Travel: Travel Reimbursement Policy, customer material, us federal government
customer material, us federal government, mile radius: This is completely up to your company s culture. If you worked for the US Federal Government your employees would be reimbursed at $.585 per mile. Most companies I am aware of would not reimburse employees for a trip to another office that is within a 10...

Business Travel: Hotel and resorts discounts for a new travel agency, new travel agency, host agency
new travel agency, host agency, licensed travel: Unless you are booking airline tickets (which is a WHOLE new ball of wax--and NOT very profitable), you really don t need an IATA number. As a new agency, you might actually have trouble qualifying for one. Really what you want to do is open up a tour operation...

Business Travel: New travel agency., new travel agency, travelsavers
new travel agency, travelsavers, licensed travel: As a licensed travel agent you simply need to contact Disney and other suppliers to negotiate a discount or net rate that you can mark-up. There are many independent agents who work as an outside agent for an established agency. If you are obtaining the IATA/IATAN...

Business Travel: Technology Trends in Travel Distribution, corproate travel, IT
corproate travel, IT: IT in the business travel industry generally resides at the travel management company (TMC) or licensed directly by the corporation. From the TMC viewpoint IT investment centers around technology to increase the efficiency of the agent, manage mid-office...

Business Travel: meal allowance, irs guide, irs gov
irs guide, irs gov, volunteer capacity: Ryan, I just received the BTN Corporate Travel Index 2010 which lists per diems per top US cities. An electronic version can be found here http://www.btnonline.com/businesstravelnews/headlines/frontpage_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004077723 Best Regards,...

Business Travel: Travl Agency, home based travel agency, home based travel agencies
home based travel agency, home based travel agencies, arccorp: Not sure where you are writing from. In the US you need to contact ARC: http://www.arccorp.com/index.jsp For outside the US you need to contact IATAN: http://www.iatan.org/Pages/default.aspx Here is a good page devoted to home based travel agencies:...

Business Travel: Updated Study?
1) The client (corporation) generally pays fees to the agency (TMC). If you mean by setup - creating traveler profiles and setting policies that is usually part of the overall fee arrangement. 2) For larger companies the corporation negotiates with airlines....

Business Travel: American average meal allowance, corporate travel executives, business travel association
corporate travel executives, business travel association, national business travel: Colleen, I don t have per diem information but I believe if you contact Runzheimer International at http://www.runzheimer.com/web/home.aspx they will be able to help. Additional resources are: The National Business Travel Association http://www.nbta.org...

Business Travel: American average meal allowances, gsa per diem, government gsa
gsa per diem, government gsa, meal allowances: Jack, The best resource for per diem amounts is Runzheimer International http://www.runzheimer.com/web/home.aspx who publishes per diem. They do charge for this listing. You can also look at the US Federal government (GSA) per diem amounts at http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?programId=9704&channelId=-15943&ooid=16365&contentId=17943&pageTypeId=8203&contentType=GSA_BASIC&programPage=%2Fep%2Fprogram%2FgsaBasic.jsp&P=MTT...

Business Travel: average american meal allowance by large companies, typical employee, perdiem
typical employee, perdiem, meal allowance: There is no average across the United States. It varies from city to city, state to state. Typical employee and US government employee per diem rates are established by the US government. They are published annually and can be found, among other places,...

Business Travel: Briefcase with wheels, safe travels, size dimensions
safe travels, size dimensions, day travel: Dear Lisette I am on my second briefcase with wheels ! (the first one was a Samsonite and current one is a Swiss Army from Costco). I went with wheels because I was tired of lugging over my shoulder, and I tend to take a lot of stuff with me ... (I would...

Business Travel: Business Travel, professional definition, government tourism
professional definition, government tourism, tourism agency: Viviane, That is a broad category but basically means anything involved with the delivery of tourism services. That may be suppliers airlines, hotels, car rental or tour services or even government tourism agency. Can you clarify the context. You may...

Business Travel: business travel, train to venice, venice italy
train to venice, venice italy, stuttgart germany: Train travel is far more convenient and comfortable in Europe. I suggest that you investigate a route that you might have to change trains to get to Venice (probably in Milan or Turin). You do not want to go by bus ... too far and too long. You might have...

Business Travel: Columnist, small business owners, writing about business
small business owners, writing about business, business profit: Thank you for contacting me with this opportunity. In addition to writing about business travel, I have written and published extensively on the subject of quality (management, process, improvement, lean). I also wrote and published a book on the subject...

Business Travel: Curriers....., currier services, good resources
currier services, good resources, soren: Hello Again Mario, I cant find the article but here are some good resources: http://www.courier.org/ http://www.websciences.org/dvhpub/COURIER.HTM http://www.aircouriertravel.com/ http://www.aircourier.org/ http://www.adventure1.com/chplist.htm...

Business Travel: US college degree/ UK employers, college degree from, degree in psychology
college degree from, degree in psychology, degree uk: Please explain to me what NEA means ? You should be careful with this situation only because the cultural divide of a US education to a UK job situation can be a challenge -- it all depends on field of study and job description .... tell me more and I could...

Business Travel: costing, bottle wine, taxi fare
bottle wine, taxi fare, lunch dinner: I live in Chicago (and by coincidence -- I was born in Bloemfontein !!! -- have lived in the USA since 1992. $75.00 per day for NYC to cover what you list is not a bad amount at all (accommodation is very expensive at the moment). My company allocates about...

Business Travel: Frequent Flyer re-imbursement, frequent flier miles, time musician
frequent flier miles, time musician, ticket value: Sounds like they are using the $1400 to cover their time or at least his time (musician). Why not approach him directly and ask how come the $1400 (airline ticket) but miles were used ? sounds weird. Did the musician expect to be paid ? Is he going to...

Business Travel: first business trip, foremost consideration, dear jennifer
foremost consideration, dear jennifer, renting a car: Dear Jennifer The first consideration is that you should make sure you are staying in a safe area and in a decent hotel. Not knowing your company policy (do they make the reservations or do they allocate a budget for you to make the reservation?) that is...

Business Travel: frequent flyer miles, frequent flyer programs, frequent flyer miles
frequent flyer programs, frequent flyer miles, laptop cell phone: Russ The airline frequent flyer programs are pretty much the same -- there is no one that is better than the others. I am locked into American only becuase of the convenience of using O Hare as my main departure airport. Your decision could be influenced...

Business Travel: Generating Business via Hotels, destination management companies, corporate teambuilding
destination management companies, corporate teambuilding, new best friend: Hi John! Actually that IS a very common practice, and many corporate groups look for teambuilding options while holding meetings in hotels (particularly if you are in a resort area). You should not PAY a hotel to offer your services, although it can be...

Business Travel: golf business, golf coures, business in thailand
golf coures, business in thailand, golf in thailand: Yes. There are a number of sites that specialize in specific activities such as golf, adventure travel, kayaking etc. Check out http://www.travelgolf.com/ as an example. Of course to start a new business involves a number of issues including funding, competitive...

Business Travel: Hotel costs per major US City, hotel costs, individual hotel
hotel costs, individual hotel, delayed response: Very difficult to locate one site with all the information -- most of the online sites (Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com etc) seem to list the same properties/same prices. I would advise starting with individual hotel chain websites (Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton,...

Business Travel: Incentive Travel, consumer incentive promotion, mail steve
consumer incentive promotion, mail steve, blackout dates: Hi Blair! I need to do a little research on this before I can give you a good answer--because there are SOOO many rates out there, I am not sure if it is possible to buy a ticket that would be valid anywhere. I am definitely willing to check with some...

Business Travel: -------------------------..., italy vacations, french answer
italy vacations, french answer, afraid your question: Sorry for the delay. I didn t see your additonal question. The wholesale usually contracts with suppliers for either block rooms (hotels) or discounted price for serices (e.g. snorkerling, or other activities). The wholesaler then may markup the hotel price...

Business Travel: What language?, different dialects, life business
different dialects, life business, countries of the world: From my experiences I would assist your planning by suggesting that Spanish is a good option to consider -- spoken in one form or another in many countries of the world (in different dialects). The other languages listed are not too worldly -- except French....

Business Travel: Meal Allowance, meal allowance, breakfast lunch
meal allowance, breakfast lunch, gsa: The best place to find out this information is at Runzheimer International http://www.runzheimer.com/web/home.aspx In addition the GSA publishes annual per diem rates as a point of comparison http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/channelView.do?pageTypeId=820...

Business Travel: marv alpert, marv alpert, travel impressions
marv alpert, travel impressions, vacation cruises: I have only bought travel insurance for my december family vacation cruises. I have never bought insurance for the flights (both international and domestic) that I have taken. Tell me more -- what are you seeking to cover ? your luggage or your life, or...

Business Travel: I need a well-known government travel consultant, keynote speakers, government travelers
keynote speakers, government travelers, content offerings: Hello Michael, I was responsible for government travel for Global Travel (all federal travel in Idaho) for several years. During that time noone really jumped out to me as The expert on this topic. However a good start would be to contact GSA (responsible...

Business Travel: Passenger profile, corporate travel policy, corporate travel programs
corporate travel policy, corporate travel programs, corporate travel agency: Hello Raluca, This is an interesting question and unfortunatly not one that is easily answered. Most business travel at larger companies is done by a corporate travel agency. In this scenario, each individual traveler has a profile which is maintained...

Business Travel: Temporary cell phone for India trip, food in india, safe travels
food in india, safe travels, sim cards: You will need a GSM phone -- that accomodates a SIM card. Lately I have heard that AT&T sell a phone in the USA that will work overseas (but at very expensive rates). There are a few options to consider (and will need internet research) that will assist...

Business Travel: Travel Agency, sophisticated computer software, phone computer
sophisticated computer software, phone computer, strict regulations: Hi Mike This is an interesting question, and something that I have thought about doing myself actually !! You definitely need some sort of accreditation because of the strict regulations in the industry (commissions from service providers like hotels,...

Business Travel: Travel, flights from frankfurt, restaurants in madrid
flights from frankfurt, restaurants in madrid, international chains: I assume that you have investigated the travel details of the routing that you intend taking (trains and flight schedules). The train from Spain will probably be an overnight trip and there will be various classes of travel (from a private cabin to a general...

Business Travel: Traveling to China, program exchange, time in shanghai
program exchange, time in shanghai, good experience: I have not spent much time in Shanghai -- but like all cities there are good and bad areas. I am sure that you will find out information about the city soon after arrival. I forget the details of your venture, and cannot remember if you are going there alone...

Business Travel: traveling cheap, renting a car, own car
renting a car, own car, amtrak: The answer to your question is based on where you are going, at what time of the year, how quickly you need to get where you need to be, and how much money you have to spend to get you there !!!! So, until I know more about where you live and what your destination...

Business Travel: Visa, bible study group, immigration official
bible study group, immigration official, visa application: I am not a legal expert but venture to offer you a response that all most visitors to the USA need visas and passports of their home countries. There are some passports/countries of the world that do not need visas but those are few and far between. Travellers...

Business Travel: Writing, travelling and how to live off of it., teaching english in asia, journalism background
teaching english in asia, journalism background, set ups: KG, Guide book publishers have traditionally hired free lance writers for input into specific destinations. I would start with them (Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers, Rough Guides) With the growth of Blogs, many frequent travelers are creating their own...

Business Travel: Writing, travelling and how to live off of it., teaching english in asia, worldwide freelance writer
teaching english in asia, worldwide freelance writer, journalism background: There are numerous net opportunities for writing p/t. A simple Google will yield lots of sites to choose from. Many travel magazines also have an online version. Contact them too. With your background you should already know the ins and outs of getting...

Business Travel: wireless options, wireless fax, printer solution
wireless fax, printer solution, wireless options: I do not know of any such accessory -- sounds like a great idea. Search the internet and see what you find ... and then please let me know the details because I would consider buying such an item (in fact today I was in Atlanta and thought about a portable...

Busy Cooks: over ripe bananas, banana bars, ripe bananas
banana bars, ripe bananas, plain yogurt: Hi Pam. For buttermilk, try adding a teaspoon of vinegar to a cup of regular milk. You can also use plain yogurt to replace sour cream. I hope that helps some. I know what you mean about not having things on hand but sometimes some fun recipes can be discovered...

Busy Cooks: a Flower question, flour bag, storage place
flour bag, storage place, pilsbury: I have never tried it but on the Pilsbury website they give us the go ahead so it must be alright. Store flour in an airtight container in a cool place (75° F. or cooler). For longer storage, place flour bag in a resealable plastic freezer bag and refrigerate...

Busy Cooks: Cooking Lasagna that is Frozen, frozen lasagna, cooking times
frozen lasagna, cooking times: I would cook it at 350 degrees for between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours. However, since all ovens are slightly different your best bet for a perfect lasagna is to use your meat thermometer. Aim for 165 degrees in the center of the lasagna. Leave the lasagna...

Busy Cooks: Freezing Veggies, freezing vegetables, freezing veggies
freezing vegetables, freezing veggies, freezing carrots: Hello Alex, thanks for the question. Your answer is a resounding sort of. Most vegetables freeze acceptably well, with exceptions being leafy greens like lettuce. But all food will lose some quality after freezing, so whether or not you choose to freeze...

Busy Cooks: Freezing Macaroni salad with Miracle Whip on it., freezing macaroni salad, freezer cooking
freezing macaroni salad, freezer cooking: Dear Connie, Thanks for your question. Anything is safe to eat after freezing, as long as it is kept at 0° F and is put in the freezer when fresh. In theory, you can keep food indefinitely in a freezer without having to worry about safety. Bacteria can...

Busy Cooks: premade casserole, OAMC, freezing casseroles
OAMC, freezing casseroles, pregnancy freezer meal plan: Casseroles can be frozen before or after baking, though I prefer to bake them on the day I serve them. I do, however, cook many of the ingredients before freezing, which hastens the baking time. I will generally take casseroles out of the freezer and put them...

Busy Cooks: Freezing Ham Salad
Mayo doesn t typically freeze well, but the less of it there is, the less you ll notice any quality issues. If you make a ham salad with light mayo you may not notice a difference between the flavor of the thawed version and the original, but you may notice...

Busy Cooks: Freezing smoothies in mason jar
Hi Aylesha, technically you could freeze a smoothie, but I don t think I would do it because the texture after it s been in the freezer wouldn t be quite right. It would probably get kind of frosty and the ice crystals would be upleasantly large, so although...

Busy Cooks: Brown Rice, cold rice salad, vinegarette dressing
cold rice salad, vinegarette dressing, egg dishes: Hello Doris: Wow.......several cups of cooked brown rice. Well first of all, you could add an assornment of chopped, fresh vegetables and peas, etc. and a nice vinegarette dressing and serve it as a cold rice salad. Or, you could make a fried rice, or add...

Busy Cooks: boiling water, room temp, boiling water
room temp, boiling water, roommates: Hello Brooke: I sincerely hope that you are not one of the two roommates who believe that cooler water boils faster than warmer water. Come on Brooke........logistics will tell you that hot water will take a shorted period of time to reach the temperature...

Busy Cooks: busy cooks, chicken kabobs, 11p
chicken kabobs, 11p, frig: It is NEVER safe to defrost food at room temperature. Food should always be defrosted in the refrigerator, in the microwave or under cold running water. http://www.foodreference.com/html/art-defrosting-safely.html is a website that explains safe defrosting...

Busy Cooks: Cheddar cheese soup (canned), cheddar cheese soup, milk solids
cheddar cheese soup, milk solids, double boiler: Hello Verena: Here in the USA we have a product which is made by a few commercial soup companies like Campbell s, and sold in cans. They are condensed (most of the water is removed) and are meant to be rehydrated with milk. For soup, it is equal parts...

Busy Cooks: Cooking a filet mignon, filet mignon roast, beef wellington
filet mignon roast, beef wellington, generous portions: Hello Jayne: Yes, you can roast the entire filet mignon roast in the oven or you may grill it on your bar-b-que. And, yes 10lbs. would be enough for generous portions (since there is very little waste). However, please beware of the pit-falls. Namely:...

Busy Cooks: Creme Fraiche (?), gourmet snack, culinary heritage
gourmet snack, culinary heritage, cheese products: Thank you Harry! It s always nice to hear back from a person (like you) who wants to know about something.....and thinks enough to share the information as it s obtained. It is very interesting that Alouette has gotten into the production of this product....

Busy Cooks: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker, electric cookers, slow cookers
electric cookers, slow cookers, food service industry: Hello Lynn: Actually, your question is an interesting one. The reason I say this is because there is a difference, and there isn t a difference. If that sounds completely convoluted to you, please read on and perhaps it will make some sense. The generic...

Busy Cooks: cooking appliances, pork chop, cooking appliances
pork chop, cooking appliances, chicken meal: Hello Kerry: I can t resist watching those infomercials either. And yes, I saw the one one that you are referring to. The design of the appliance leads me to think that the steam method that they talk about makes sence. Whether you can cook a chicken...

Busy Cooks: cooking a filet mignon whole roast, roasting oven, medium roast
roasting oven, medium roast, salt and pepper: To cook tenderloin, thaw it in the fridge for a couple days, season with salt and pepper and/or garlic and oil and roast in roasting pan in oven at 425 degrees to ensure browning. Make sure you trim any fat or silverskin before roasting. If you tie it up into...

Busy Cooks: corn syrup & light corn syrup, light corn syrup, what is corn syrup
light corn syrup, what is corn syrup, american vocabulary: Hello Umbra: Corn syrup is a very thick, sweet product that is commercially made from corn. It contains glucose, dextrin and maltose. Most bakers and cooks use it to create body in pastries and sweet sauces. Frankly, there is no substitute for this product....

Busy Cooks: dinner for two, long distance relationship, rice pilaf
long distance relationship, rice pilaf, ground sage: Hi Jessica, There are several different meals you can make that are affordable (and filling) that are still delicious. One of my client favourites is a marinated pork tenderloin dish. One pork tenderloin will make two very generous servings. The marinade...

Busy Cooks: Extra virgin olive oil?, extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, corn oil: Hello Beth: I sincerely apologize for getting this back to you today. I would assume that your dinner party is over. However, to answer your question, vegetable oil would work just fine. In fact, since vegetable or corn oil has a higher flash point...

Busy Cooks: Two Frozen premade lasagna casseroles, lasagnas, exact time
lasagnas, exact time, casseroles: Hi there, You will need to increase the baking time - but not twice the amount. I can t give you an exact time, but it will probably take about 1/2 hour longer. Check the center of the lasagna for doneness to be sure. Also, I would rotate the lasagnas half...

Busy Cooks: busy cooks, bad idea, room temperature
Busy Cooks: busy cooks, bad idea, room temperature, mom

Busy Cooks: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker, facial tissues, rival company
Busy Cooks: Crock Pot / Slow Cooker, facial tissues, rival company, slow cooker

Busy Cooks: corn syrup & light corn syrup, pecan pie recipes, brown rice syrup
Busy Cooks: corn syrup & light corn syrup, pecan pie recipes, brown rice syrup, black strap molasses

Busy Cooks: how long do things keep, iron stomachs, shepherds pie
Busy Cooks: how long do things keep, iron stomachs, shepherds pie, roast meat

Busy Cooks: Substitute for eggs, apple sauce, baking soda
Busy Cooks: Substitute for eggs, apple sauce, baking soda, baked goods

Busy Cooks: White wine vinegar, red pepper jelly, red wine vinegar
Busy Cooks: White wine vinegar, red pepper jelly, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar

Busy Cooks: five-spice powder, rice wine vinegar, white wine vinegar
rice wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, spare rib recipe: Hmmm... five spice powder, while not essential, will definitely be adding a lot of flavour to your spare rib recipe. If you can t find it at your local grocery and you re not anywhere near an Asian market, you could use equal parts cinnamon, cloves, fennel...

Busy Cooks: freezing baked goods, baked brownies, graduation party
baked brownies, graduation party, baked goods: Hi Jackie: You certainly may. Brownies freeze very well. There is no special instruction. Just make sure that the baked brownies are completely cooled before you cover them, and pop them into the freezer. Congratulations to the graduate(s! And, have...

Busy Cooks: freezing Macaroni or potato salad dressing without the mayo, dry herb mixture, congratulations on your marriage
dry herb mixture, congratulations on your marriage, macaroni salad: Congratulations on your marriage! What you might want to consider doing is make up a dry herb mixture that will be an addition to the mayonnaise for the dressing and then you wouldn t need to freeze it at all. I m not sure what the other ingredients are, but...

Busy Cooks: freezing yoghurt, smooth texture, plain yoghurt
smooth texture, plain yoghurt, liquid portion: Hello Tracey: Yes, you may freeze yogurt. The fact that it is plain yogurt is good, in that there are no other ingredients that can be effected by the freezing (and thawing) process. Remember, however, whenever you freeze anything (especially something...

Busy Cooks: freezing, clam chowder, consistency
clam chowder, consistency, potatoes: I have a client who requests clam chowder and does freeze it, but I don t really think it s the best soup to freeze. Potatoes have a different consistency when frozen and the texture is not really as nice after freezing. The client who does freeze the...

Busy Cooks: Heating water in a microwave oven?, coffee soup, microwave oven
coffee soup, microwave oven, heating water: Hello Jay: Believe me, this questions is far from silly. The reason that I say this is because whenever you use your microwave oven for boiling water you are literally courting potential disaster . If you do not take special precautions, the end result...

Busy Cooks: Lasagna, lazagna, quality oven
lazagna, quality oven, oven time: Hello Tillie: I can think of two possible reasons for your problem. The first being: 1)You may be adding too much sauce to the layers. Some cooks do this, as they especially like a rich and flavorful finished product. Unfortunately, they do not realize...

Busy Cooks: how long do things keep, refregerator, microwave oven
refregerator, microwave oven, frozen meat: Hello Louise: Your question is very complex. First of all, every refrigerator (just like every oven) is different. Also, everyone seems to keep the temperature a little bit different, as well. In addition, the length of time that the meat was cooked; ie.,...

Busy Cooks: Meatballs, ground turkey meatballs, sausage balls
ground turkey meatballs, sausage balls, turkey sausage: Hello Sue: Sure, I ll be happy to provide you with the following recipe for ground turkey meatballs: For every pound of the ground turkey (that you can purchase in any supermarket, buy the way) add the following ingredients: 3/4 cup of bread crumbs 1 tsp...

Busy Cooks: Olive Oil?, olive producers, wine temperature
olive producers, wine temperature, virgin oil: Hello Ryan: Your question transends that of mear trivia, I can assure you. By olive oil afficionados standards, cold pressed is far superior to any other method of crushing and bottling in that a constant, low temperature is maintained throughout this process....

Busy Cooks: Potato and macaroni salad, optimum freshness, macaroni salad
optimum freshness, macaroni salad, store shelf: Hello Marilyn: If your salads have mayonaise in them, I would not freeze them. They tend to separate, and break-down and generally don t take to freezing well. As for the time that you might be able to keep the salads in the refrigerator, well that depends....

Busy Cooks: plum jam, plum jam, couple recipes
plum jam, couple recipes, plums: To be honest I m not experienced with making plum jam, but since you re in a hurry I found a couple recipes for you. The plum butter sounds better to me. If you re making jam from canned plums I d definitely use less sugar because of the syrup. Plum Butter:...

Busy Cooks: Recipe, mexican flair, city chicken
mexican flair, city chicken, spicy city: Hello Carrie: Your question is a perplexing one for me. I do not know of any City Chicken recipe that originates from Indiana. However, I do know of a Spicy City Chicken , that has a Mexican flair and I know of a Mai Fun City Chicken with an Asian...

Busy Cooks: receipt wanted, hog casings, cayenne pepper
hog casings, cayenne pepper, anise seed: Sandy: First of all, I d like to preface this by saying two things. 1) You had better be committed to this project because it is not intended to be a Sunday afternoon activity that you will be able to enjoy the same night. 2) Your daughter had better enjoy...

Busy Cooks: how to roast a 6lb. 45oz. filet mignon?, roast beef tenderloin, google
roast beef tenderloin, google, oven temperature: Hi Sherri, When I do a beef tenderloin like the one you re mentioning, I normally sear the outside of the roast on all sides and then roast in a 350 - 375 oven until the roast reaches an internal temperature of about 125 - 130 (which will give you a medium...

Busy Cooks: Shrimp, butterfly shrimp, restaurant supply house
butterfly shrimp, restaurant supply house, wire grids: Hi Jeanne: Those butterflied shrimp are done by applying pressure to keep them from curling. This is usually achieved by weighing the little critters down while they are quickly cookied (sauteed, pan fried or even deep fried, grilled or high-heat baked)....

Busy Cooks: Slow cooker, slow cookers, conversion charts
slow cookers, conversion charts, chicken breasts: Hi Teresa, I ve actually never prepared Corned Beef before so I can t help you with that. You might try a recipe search at a site like Epicurious. Many of these sites have user comments so you might find some tips that way. As for adjusting recipes for the...

Busy Cooks: Substitute for eggs, baking soda, baking powder
baking soda, baking powder, muffins: Marcie: The type of product that you are attempting to bake (muffins), I m afraid, would be too oily if you used all the mayo that you would need. Some recipes would be okay. However, not for muffins. Try to find an egg, or use a different levening, like...

Busy Cooks: simple soups, beef stock, family recipes
beef stock, family recipes, chicken stock: Hello again, Nats: And thank you so very much for your family recipes. I definitely plan to try them. Also, forgive me for not remembering to provide you with a substitute for the beef stock that I had included in the Minstrone Soup recipe. You certainly...

Busy Cooks: strawberries, freezing strawberries, abundant fruits
freezing strawberries, abundant fruits, domestic kitchen: Hello JJ: Your question is a very, very good one....one that food processors, throughout the ages, have been asking. Unfortunately, there is no method available to the domestic kitchen that will prevent the delicate, plump, juicy strawberry from becoming...

Busy Cooks: substitutions??, vanilla, custard
vanilla, custard, pastry: Hi Tammy: It depends on the recipe. For example, if you are baking pastry, you may often time use almond extract instead of vanilla. If you are making a custard, you may wish to use lemon, or orange extract, or a liqiuor. And, the recipe may not demand...

Busy Cooks: Thickening Liquids- "The Sequel", slurry mixture, whole caboodle
slurry mixture, whole caboodle, creamy chowder: Hello again yourself Gene Michael: Yes, you are correct. The proportions are correct (for your preference) with the 4Tbl per 1/2 cup method. And, yes, you may heat all of the remaining 5 quarts up at once. However, I would suggest that you slowly heat...

Busy Cooks: Thickening liquids, custom taylored, recipe for fish chowder
custom taylored, recipe for fish chowder, potato flour: Hello Gene Michael: Your question may seem very straight forward and simple. However, get ready for a long protracted, and somewhat vague answer. Have you ever heard the saying how high is up? ........well, that s what this is all about. Firstly, there...

Busy Cooks: can u tell me more about your..., personal chefs, brent evans
personal chefs, brent evans, several different kinds: Hi Jeremy, The answer to this question can be many things as there are several different kinds of personal chefs. Because we run our own businesses, some personal chefs cook strictly regular meals for families, some do dinner parties/special occasions and...

Busy Cooks: Vinegar, vinegar mother, vinegars
vinegar mother, vinegars, nutritional value: Hi there, Most of the plain white vinegars you buy have been heat pasteurized to eliminate an appearance of a vinegar mother. If one starts to form and you don t want it, you can simply filter it out and the vinegar is still fine to use. Many people like...

Busy Cooks: Vita-mix vs Ordinary Blender, vita mix blender, holistic health center
vita mix blender, holistic health center, fruit smoothies: Hi Michael, I ve use the Vita-Mix blender in the past and loved it s super-powerful motor but I ve not put out the $$ for one myself. I too have read the literature which I first saw when I worked in a holistic health center. I m not sure if it s true but...

Busy Cooks: White wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar
red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, garlic onion: Hello Myla: White wine vinegar is a vinegar that is simply made out of white wine; ie., chardonay, chabis, etc. The end result is so similar in taste that one would have to have a very finite taster to detect a noticable difference in the type of recipe...

Busy Cooks: Do you ever..., lol thanks, hundred times
lol thanks, hundred times, lacey: Hi Lacey, There have certainly been times when a dish has not come out exactly as it has in the past. I can t comment on whether or not your audience is a factor but I can suggest doing a mis en place (getting all of your ingredients in order) before you...

Buying Coastal Properties: buying now or wait, hoa fee, droping
hoa fee, droping, townhome: Hello Jason. If we were able to time the market better, it would be a better place for all of us. The only thing you can really do is evaluate the area you are looking at and make sure you are happy with the deal you are getting. Sometime you can wait to...

Buying Coastal Properties: Complicated question re property on Italian Riviera, railway authorities, fruit and veg
railway authorities, fruit and veg, italian riviera: Geoff, Thank you for writing such a well informed question, but I regret not being able to help you. I have no experience out of the country, as my speciality it Pawleys Island, South Carolina. I will comment that real estate is in terrible shape here...

Buying Coastal Properties: Beachfront condo as investment property, gulf shores al, beachfront condos
gulf shores al, beachfront condos, condo fees: I am not aware of any programs available to help you purchase and I am in South Carolina, so I cannot even recommend anyone. The most important issue would be to look at the past performance of these units and make sure that the entire property is not going...

Buying Coastal Properties: condo, bedroom condo, hilton head
bedroom condo, hilton head, top management: Hello John, I would be happy to help and urge you to visit me through my website at http://www.premierpropertiesofsouthcarolina.com. Property Management is a specialization of mine, so I would be happy to help and guide you through the process. Rental...

Buying Coastal Properties: PLEASE HELP, paragraph 5, breach of contract
paragraph 5, breach of contract, commitment letter: Let me first start by saying that I am not an lawyer and basically got booted off another answering subject because I gave advice (that was correct by the way.) They wouldn t even answer me when they gave me the boot - so anyway here I go. You are most certainly...

Buying Coastal Properties: I want my own bussiness, any advise please, free college money, downward spiral
free college money, downward spiral, ged completion: Hello Daniel, Be sure to check the market in the area that you will be working in, as it may be in a downward spiral (affecting the income that you could possibly make). You really don t need college money to be a real estate agent - just a GED, completion...

Buying Consumer Goods: Activating a telephone jack, telephone jack, spencer
telephone jack, spencer, phone number: Mark, go to your outside network connection box, find the line that was your second number, and swith it over to the line that the others all connect to. Then inside, test that jack, if you hear dial tone you re done. if not, try switching the wires on that...

Buying Consumer Goods: big screens, atsc digital, sdtv hdtv
atsc digital, sdtv hdtv, dual tuner pip: N. Dave, OK, here s the lowdown. Mom and Dad can get away with a very good unit without all the hottest rarely used features for between $2400 and $3500. So you ll impress them when you tell them you saved them $4000. Sets with 4:3 aspect ratio (non-widescreen)...

Buying Consumer Goods: dv camcorders, progressive scan ccd, sony pc110
progressive scan ccd, sony pc110, luck mike: Ronen, You ve presented an interesting challenge. The Sony has a 1 megapixel (I assume progressive scan) CCD, but 10x optical zoom. The JVC has a 680k progressive scan CCD, with 20x optical zoom. They both have digital image stabilizers, which I don...

Buying Consumer Goods: long distant carriers and offerings, better business bureau, carier
better business bureau, carier, american telephone: Charles, ask yourself these questions: Have you heard of them before? Ever see a national TV ad for them? Know anyone who has them? Ever see an office or even a building with their name on it? Know of ANYONE that is employed by them? That should give you a...

Buying Consumer Goods: Overseas phone, communication devices, compatability
communication devices, compatability, african countries: Hi Aysha, Hmm, something tells me you know a little about traveling! You ve covered the electric part of your answering machine/telephone, however, most African countries use a british standard for communication devices. It would be best to contact the manufacturer...

Buying Consumer Goods: T.V. options, buying a new tv, picture tubes
buying a new tv, picture tubes, projection tvs: Tim, Projection TVs use three CRTs (Red, Green, Blue) to project the image on the screen, whereas the direct-view tube we ve all been used to is a single CRT that does it all. The direct-view set has a durable, glass, curved surface that is easily viewable...

Buying Consumer Goods: Telephone jacks, telephone jacks, network interface
telephone jacks, network interface, telephone box: Hello pam, I d like to say yes, it s a simple thing but, I can t. If you re lucky, this will take about ten minutes, on the other hand you could be in for a week of work. Let s start with the jacks themselves. Are they standard or business telephone jacks...

Buying Consumer Goods: wiring a jack, number thanks, aprtment
number thanks, aprtment, network interface: Stan, locate the network interface serving that jack and the one serving the others.(it may be the same interface) just switch the wires from that jack to the interface serving your other two and you should have your third extension. An easier way might be...

Buying a computer system: Adding Ram, mb memory card, minimum functionality
mb memory card, minimum functionality, minimal ram: Hi David, The minimum ram for XP Professional is officially 64 MB. For minimum functionality, however, it is 128 MB. However, I would reccomend at least 512 MB. You told me that you have 4 memory ports. Since two of them are full, you can add one 128...

Buying a computer system: Best Laptop?, educator discount, macbook
educator discount, macbook, best laptop: Well, best is a fairly subjective term, best in terms of what? Whats your application load look like? Lots of video and audio work? CAD/CAM? Photo/graphics work? or lighter workloads like word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint, etc What kind of budget...

Buying a computer system: Buying computer, mail attachments, mail internet
mail attachments, mail internet, microsoft documents: If you have Microsoft Office it should let you open it. The only exception is that you cannot open Office 2007 stuff in an older version of Office, but there is a converter you can download from Microsoft s website for free. Microsoft documents are generally...

Buying a computer system: Buying a Dell desktop, 56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem
56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem, intel core2 duo: All the coupons out there are still for laptops. I haven t seen any desktop ones come around. Here s an idea. If you ever went to college, log into www.dell.com/delluniversity. You don t need a username - just click the link below. You can get a little...

Buying a computer system: computer speed, front side buss, front side bus
front side buss, front side bus, traffic jams: Front Side Bus or FSB for short, is the speed at which add on cards can operate up to. Its not unlike saying the speed on the highway is 800 Mph, that said, its still possible for 800MHZ FSB to develop traffic jams. This was a problem until they broke...

Buying a computer system: Dell vs HP config, 56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem
56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem, intel core2 duo: It depends on how long you plan on keeping the computer for and how long of a warranty you get. I always buy a 3-4 year warranty on a laptop without a doubt. Most problems start to happen after about a year. You can do almost anything with a warranty. ...

Buying a computer system: external hardrives, external hardrives, external hardrive
external hardrives, external hardrive, disk defragmenter: You could do an external or an internal hard drive. It wouldn t really matter either way. The external hard drive would probably be the easiest to set up. You could just keep most of the stuff on the external hard drive, therefore leaving your normal hard...

Buying a computer system: HP or Dell Support?, intel core 2 duo e6550, dell inspiron 530
intel core 2 duo e6550, dell inspiron 530, dell support: Yes, I d give the nod to Dell, in my experience (mostly IT industry related), Dell outshines HP in terms of support, and general build quality. One thing to note, ensure you purchase the upgrade option on your support package, to ensure you get decent support,...

Buying a computer system: Laptop ram vs emac ram, background tasks, laptop ram
background tasks, laptop ram, unfortunatley: Hello Victoria, I like in the U.S., so I wouldn t know a lot about pricing information in Britain. I do agree that you need at least 2gb ram for a PC. The reason the Mac may have been running faster was because Mac s are much more efficient than PCs because...

Buying a computer system: Laptop for video editing, lojack for laptops, genuine windows vista home premium
lojack for laptops, genuine windows vista home premium, trend micro internet security: I m not a fan of the current 15 Inspiron line that Dell has but they have a brand new XPS 15 notebook that is fantastic. I own the identical 13 version and I love it. They are having a great sale on it now so we can get it within your budget. Start...

Buying a computer system: laptop, dell inspiron 1501, dell support
dell inspiron 1501, dell support, mobile type: Hi Nick, Without a lot of discussion about technical stuff, I will just say that that best noteboog deals, at the moment, cost $599. After checking my favorite spots, I found a DEll Inspiron 1501 for thar price. It has an excellent processor in it, 1GB...

Buying a computer system: looking for a used laptop, proper capitalization, dell latitude
proper capitalization, dell latitude, cheap laptop: First off, when the seller cannot spell the name of the device, or use proper capitalization in their post, I m somewhat turned off, the actual name is Dell Latitude. Secondly, that laptop is in no way worth $175, the screen likely does 800x600 max, if...

Buying a computer system: Memory, scratch pad, heavy graphics
scratch pad, heavy graphics, math problems: One thing I d like to interject, is that your hard drive isn t memory, its storage. Meaning you have 160GB of data storage (just as your iPod has 8GB of data storage). The actual RAM ammount of your system (think about it like this: if your computer was a...

Buying a computer system: need laptop, mobile type, compaq presario
mobile type, compaq presario, internet wirelessly: The Compaq Presario C700T is around $450 starting with the academic purchase program. The Dell Inspiron 1525 starts at $490 with the academic discount. Otherwise, I would advise checking out eBay, craigslist and the Sunday ads for good deals. You can...

Buying a computer system: new computer, dell inspiron 531, illon
dell inspiron 531, illon, dell inspiron: I personally use McAfee, but there really isn t going to be much of a difference between them. I only use it because my university gives it to students free. As long as you are careful, you shouldn t have a problem to begin with. I have used Norton and Trend...

Buying a computer system: Printers, printing capabilites, envelope feeder
printing capabilites, envelope feeder, value segment: Most MFPs or business class printers will feed envelopes through the normal paper track, and most basic printers are targetted at a value segment (if the ink or USB cable costs more than the printer, don t buy the printer) or photo printing (devices which...

Buying a computer system: Purchase recommendation, bookkeeping software, cpa accounting
bookkeeping software, cpa accounting, dell vostro 200: The Vostro series is a decent choice, it comes with Dell s business warranties, so thats a benefit for small business owners (saves you on hiring IT personel, as long as you can do most of the minimal stuff on your own), as well as provides a security blanket...

Buying a computer system: printer, canon pixma printer, power curve
canon pixma printer, power curve, printer combo: Hi Bud, If you have a 4 year old printer, I would say you are WAY behind the power curve. Not only are the new ones faster and better, but they are also CHEAPER. You can buy a photo-quality Epson 7400 scanner/printer combo for $60 and order ink cartridges...

Buying a computer system: printer, canon pixma printer, printer problem
canon pixma printer, printer problem, life span: I would download the most recent drivers from the company website, If that does not work either call customer service or maybe check the companies forums. As far as the lifespan goes, I couldn t tell you, as it has to many variables. Sorry I couldn t be more...

Buying a computer system: software, bit operating system, computer magazines
bit operating system, computer magazines, thanks john: Unless you are doing some hardcore things with the computer... like beyond gaming, programming, video editing type stuff, you won t have any benefits from the 64-bit. However, there are a lot of downfalls to them. A vast majority of software does not work...

Buying a computer system: still looking for a laptop, intel pentium m, cheap laptop
intel pentium m, cheap laptop, pentium 3: I wouldn t even pay that much for it. If you browse places like eBay you can find laptops much better than that for like $300. Plus - the person can t even spell the type of name of the computer :). That computer is around 9 years old - no joke. Laptops...

Buying a computer system: Video editing machine..., dual core processors, quad core processors
dual core processors, quad core processors, mac g5: I have never owned a Mac in my life because they are impossible to work on and repair yourself. Additionally, I am yet to find something that a Mac can do that my PC can t. I do plenty of video editing on my custom built PC. For a Mac desktop new, you...

Buying a computer system: video editing, regina saskatchewan canada, pinnacle studio 10
regina saskatchewan canada, pinnacle studio 10, video editing software: I would reccomend you build your own PC. Laptops can be very convenient, however they are still not, and most likely never will be, up to snuff as far as power goes. It sounds to me that you are planning to spend alot of money. If this is true then please,...

Buying a computer system: wirless networking, electronic smog, news bbc co uk
electronic smog, news bbc co uk, health and wellbeing: Hi Keith, and sorry for the tardiness, I was researching your question and found out that there actually are some concerns about health risks to children. Here are some articles I found (sorry that its not helping your cause much). However, I also read...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, fallout 3, store photographs
fallout 3, store photographs, crysis: Honestly for $5000 you can buy above and beyond the top of the line available in 2008. To accomplish everything you d like, is around $750-$1500, to be quite honest. If you could specify which games it needs the ability to play (such as Crysis, Fallout 3,...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, slow as molasses, flat monitor
slow as molasses, flat monitor, buying a computer: Well, all of the tasks you ve described are basically child s play for a modern system, so more or less anything would work. If you have some more tasks to narrow it a bit, although, if your goal is general office work, email, browsing the web, and so on,...

Buying a computer system: buying used computers, intel pentium 4, model types
intel pentium 4, model types, usage scenario: At $250, you should be able to find a decent used system, however in terms of basic model types , thats going to be somewhat exhaustive to do (consider that in a given year, the industry as a whole probably releases a thousand different variations on a...

Buying a computer system: Laptop - Sony, Toshiba, Dell, wireless networking technology, laptop sony
wireless networking technology, laptop sony, change computers: Ah, a great many questions, which get a great many answers. I m not sure what you mean by the line I m looking at a good processor in the 8000 , although to answer everything else in a list: 1. 4GB of RAM is a good move, especially with Windows Vista...

Buying a computer system: Media center pc, media center pc, video connection
media center pc, video connection, good options: Yes, that will work just fine, don t let the sales people bully you into buying something you don t need. If you have an HDTV it will connect with no problems, preferably over HDMI, although DVI and Component video are both good options too. As far as...

Buying a computer system: Regarding opteron processors, opteron processors, graphical works
opteron processors, graphical works, phonom: The dual core Opterons are likely based on the older K8 design, not the newer Phenom architecture, they are still quite capable though. I would go with the quad-core, based on your needs. As far as differences between the two, I could list naming convention,...

Buying a computer system: Computer Price, hp desktop computer, xp sp2
hp desktop computer, xp sp2, circuit city: Well, first of all, they should be including in the Windows CD (the manufacturer), and second of all, uninstalling a few applications and downloading some freeware apps isn t enough to justify $200 in my book. Anti-virus: http://free.avg.com/ Anti-spyware:...

Buying a computer system: Computers!! Help me, hardware damage, irrelevant questions
hardware damage, irrelevant questions, real reason: These both seem to be irrelevant questions, either method of calling an exe will do the same thing, its just a different view for the user depending on which route you want to take through the UI. In other words, its going to reference the same data, there...

Buying a computer system: Emachines, dual core processor, intel dual core processor
dual core processor, intel dual core processor, intel dual core: eMachines is an Acer subsidiary, so QC is relatively good, before the purchase they were known for decent QC as well, in addition to providing (usually) the lowest cost systems in a given segment. Not exactly the best/most fancy thing on the block, however...

Buying a computer system: Flight Simulator X, new computer system, power graphics
new computer system, power graphics, flight simulator x: Well, for the tasks you ve described, a dual core could be considered overkill by some, however I d say it fits the bill just right (why waste your money on a quad core, when you aren t really doing anything to utilize the extra processing power?). Graphics...

Buying a computer system: Mother board compatible, abit an7, amd athlon 3200
abit an7, amd athlon 3200, nforce 2: Assuming you can still find Socket A motherboards, the Abit AN7 and NF7-S were quite well regarded in their day, as well as a few nVidia based Gigabyte boards. I would suggest looking for nForce 2 or nForce 2 Ultra based motherboards firstly, VIA KT400/600...

Buying a computer system: I need help buying a computer...already tricked twice., toshiba satellite laptop, rj 45 connector
toshiba satellite laptop, rj 45 connector, warranty terms: Honestly without knowing what specific applications you need to run, I can t advise you very well, however for a conventional class load that doesn t require advanced engineering or DCC software, anything on the market would work quite nicely for your needs....

Buying a computer system: notebook comparison, warranty terms, notebook comparison
warranty terms, notebook comparison, dell inspiron: It really depends on the hardware being included with the system, what kind of warranty you get, etc. Reliability is a very sketchy term to apply to a computer, so I won t even get into discussing it (because 99% of people who talk about reliability usually...

Buying a computer system: PURCHASE, amd dual core, good customer service
amd dual core, good customer service, intel pentium dual core: I would take the Acer hands down, better hardware and Acer has a very good reputation for both good QC and good customer service, while Compaq is more or less a joke in today s world (its the bottom rung value line of HP, while Acer is the middle and high...

Buying a computer system: vista vs mac, dell xps, dell xps m1330
dell xps, dell xps m1330, knee jerk reaction: I would suggest Windows XP if you ve used it and prefer it, if you haven t installed Vista SP1, you may wish to try that as well. Can you elaborate more on corrupt though? (It may be a simple issue to fix, as reformatting is quite extreme for most software...

Buying a computer system: ONE WAY PROCESSOR AND TWO WAY PROCESSORS, series processors, physical processors
series processors, physical processors, phenom: No, that is incorrect, Phenom is a consumer targetted part, it is also AMD s triple/quad-core product, while most Opteron s are dual-core products (honestly I m not entirely 100% on which Opteron badged models are based on the same silicon used in the Phenom...

Buying a computer system: Buying a Notebook or labtop, cad cam design, target applications
cad cam design, target applications, command and conquer 3: Well, more or less anything in the $1000 or less category will do your target applications, C&C 3 will require some graphics processing hardware, so take a look at something with a discrete graphics module, like GeForce 9600 or something similar. -bob...

Buying a computer system: Help buying laptop for Graphics/Video work, adobe creative suite, slide scanner
adobe creative suite, slide scanner, video work: I would suggest a desktop, especially when it comes to SCSI compatability, as SCSI is more or less impossible on a laptop. As far as Adobe Creative Suite and DVD authoring, you will want quite a bit of processing power, which is very expensive in a laptop,...

Buying a computer system: laptops, internet coffee shop, home internet service
internet coffee shop, home internet service, isp internet service: Well, you ll need home internet service if you d like to use the internet at home, and for wireless you d need some form of access point, such as a wireless router (I would suggest Netgear or Linksys). Generally, prices can range from $25-$50/month, depending...

Buying a computer system: Acer desktop computers, acer desktop computers, sun workstation
acer desktop computers, sun workstation, oem equipment: Honestly there isn t anything wrong with Acer, or eMachines, or Gateway, all are reputable companies, that sell more or less the same OEM equipment. Trying to compare them off against each other is like trying to compare McDonalds off against Wendy s off against...

Buying a computer system: Acer desktop computers, hp pavilion 8756c, intel core2 duo
hp pavilion 8756c, intel core2 duo, genuine windows vista home premium: If you need cheap - stores like Staples are good places to look. I personally don t like them because I can t customize. I am stuck with whatever they give me. I buy direct because I feel safer doing so and I get what I want. You won t need a 500GB...

Buying a computer system: Brands to purchase, drives intel, computer compaq
drives intel, computer compaq, intel computer: Hi CC, In my experience, the computers with the highest failure rates are eMachine, Compaq, and HP - in that order. As far as performance, it all depends on what components were used to build them (motherboard, processor, RAM, hard drive, etc.) and those...

Buying a computer system: best computer to buy, compaq presario notebook, mb l2 cache
compaq presario notebook, mb l2 cache, hp hp: Ah wow this website never e-mailed me and said you had responded. Sorry about that. In laptops vs desktops - it depends. If you need mobility then by all means get a laptop. They have some great ones out there. If you do not need the mobility option,...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, dual core processor, dell inspiron desktop
dual core processor, dell inspiron desktop, gateway 830gm: I have a coupon I can give you to get $300 off any Dell Inspiron desktop of $999 or more. I get them cheaper because Dell and HP give discounts to students enrolled in a university as a student or those that are faculty members at universities. Anyways...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, gateway 830gm, tv tuner card
gateway 830gm, tv tuner card, adobe photo: I d say such a system is worth around $200-$400 depending on your locale, and how good the monitor is, given the actual box s hardware configuration to be below average, and the fact that its an OEM box (which lowers its upgradability and decreases its potential...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, gateway 830gm, tv tuner card
gateway 830gm, tv tuner card, intense gaming: Hello, and sorry for the long wait. Today, the main contributor to the cost of a computer is the processor, which in your case is not very advanced. All the other qualities (like ram, hard drive, dvd burner, tv tuner etc) are great, but the processor and...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, gateway 830gm, tv tuner card
gateway 830gm, tv tuner card, ebay: looks like a nice used system, your best bet would be to hit craigslist and ebay and do a comparison shop. $550 in my mind seems a bit high considering you can get brand new for about the same, or a bit more. The fact it comes with the tv tuner card, monitor,...

Buying a computer system: More on computer purchasing, zero graphics, circuit city
zero graphics, circuit city, best buy: Vista runs a lot better when you have some graphics memory. The Intel GMA graphics card is integrated into the motherboard. This means that you have ZERO graphics memory and if you ever wanted to upgrade and have a graphics card you would have to buy a...

Buying a computer system: Eee pc, external cd rom drive, cd rom drive
external cd rom drive, cd rom drive, asus eee pc: Yes you should be able to do this, however you ll need some form of installation medium (such as an external CD-ROM drive) and would likely benefit from more disk space and more memory, in order to maintain performance with a solution like the Eee. -bob...

Buying a computer system: important hardware for 3D drawing, graphics workstation, workstation graphics
Buying a computer system: important hardware for 3D drawing, graphics workstation, workstation graphics, accurate calculations

Buying a computer system: important hardware for 3D drawing, finite element analysis, dad works
finite element analysis, dad works, stress analysis: Well my dad works for a big company that does a lot of top secret work for the government and armed forces so I really have no idea what he actually does at work and he isn t allowed to talk about it :). I m not sure what the system requirements are for...

Buying a computer system: Laptops & Modems, laptop installation, internal cable
laptop installation, internal cable, cable modems: Internal cable modems are all but impossible to find on the open market, especially in a laptop installation, so don t worry about that feature. Dell is telling you that the system has both a 100 Mbit/s ethernet adapter (which you can use to connect to any...

Buying a computer system: new computer needed, microsoft works, floppy disks
microsoft works, floppy disks, new computer: How much money were you looking to spend on this new computer? Would you like a warranty with it so that if anything happens to it you have somebody to talk to 24/7 and if a part needs replaced they will come to your house and do it? Will you also be needing...

Buying a computer system: PC Configuration fro Graphic Designer, dell xps, intel dual core
dell xps, intel dual core, hp desktops: I personally have and love Vista. The first service pack is coming out soon which should fix all the major bugs. I d check out the Dell XPS M1550 (I own and love the 13 version). It is a fantastic computer and will get you US Based tech support 24/7...

Buying a computer system: The purchase has been made., bonus points, shadow copy
bonus points, shadow copy, best buy: Yes, I d recommend transferring things over via a flash drive. Start looking at the Sunday ads, www.newegg.com, and www.buy.com to get the best deal. You probably won t need over 4 GB because you can transfer, then erase the flash drive, transfer again,...

Buying a computer system: Buying refurbished computer, core amd, crysis
core amd, crysis, end games: You should be fine with 2GB of memory. That is enough to run Vista well. The 2.3 GHz processor should be fine as well assuming it is the dual core. What graphics card is in the laptop? You will want at least a 256MB graphics card to do gaming and at least...

Buying a computer system: Cheapest gaming computer, 512mb graphics card, dell piii
512mb graphics card, dell piii, kc computers: Crysis will require a 512MB graphics card. I know the case says 256MB minimum but I played it on a high end new machine with a 256MB graphics card and it didn t run very well. I have a 512MB graphics card in my system and Crysis runs wonderfully. To build...

Buying a computer system: Computer, formating c, format option
formating c, format option, drive windows: If your C drive is the main drive of your computer, that has windows installed on it, then the only way you can do this is to reinstall windows. Boot up with your windows disk in the drive follow the prompts. if your C: is not the place where you have windows...

Buying a computer system: Dell Desktop coupons, dell desktop, xps coupons
dell desktop, xps coupons: Not right now - I only have coupons for XPS computers and Inspiron desktops. The XPS coupons are really good - you might be able to upgrade and get the XPS desktops for a great deal. $200 off a $1,300 computers or $350 off a $1,600 computer. They expire...

Buying a computer system: Processors, amd processors, speed reliability
amd processors, speed reliability, amd processor: Hey Chris. Just to give you a general idea, there are two main companies making processors right now, Intel and AMD. Regarding your question, the Athlon 64 was an AMD processor which has been discontinued, the Pentium Dual core is a low tier Intel processor....

Buying a computer system: Re: Outdated computer?, buying a new computer, minimal purchase
buying a new computer, minimal purchase, outdated computer: Yes, the average operation life cycle of a desktop computer is 2 to 3 years, 4 years is EXCEPTIONALLY old for a desktop. Consider that most major hardware is redesigned entirely from the ground up, every 12 to 18 months, and every 3 to 6 months, that hardware...

Buying a computer system: saving data from a computer, usb jump drive, external hard drive
usb jump drive, external hard drive, 8gb flash drive: It really depends on how much you have. I ve seen people with over 20GB of music... but that is a lot. Copy all your stuff into one folder on your PC and see how much space it takes up and go from there. If she s just going to be doing basic word processing,...

Buying a computer system: Windows startup, fatal system error, stop c 000021a fatal system error
fatal system error, stop c 000021a fatal system error, windows 2000 cd: First make sure that while resetting the bios, you didnt remove the cd, or remove it from being bootable. Second, your most likely looking at a re-install from scratch. You might be able to save your data by installing over the old OS without formatting,...

Buying a computer system: Coupon for 1/3 off?, highest quality computers, dell inspiron desktop
highest quality computers, dell inspiron desktop, dell inspiron laptop: If you are wanting a very very high end system, you ll save a ton of money by doing a custom build. I custom build all my desktops because it is MUCH cheaper to do so. You can get an Inspiron desktop for $300 from Dell, but a high end one will cost you way...

Buying a computer system: I'm buying a computer..., dell xps, dell laptop
dell xps, dell laptop, ca dell: Well if you re going with base configurations, the Dell XPS is more capable due to having a faster processor and better graphics card, however the Alienware offers more options to enhance its performance to, and far above, the capabilities of the Dell. Honestly...

Buying a computer system: Getting New Computers, old laptop, networking questions
old laptop, networking questions, building a computer: Everything goes down in price eventually, as for how soon, I cannot predict. As for whether or not to get 4 gigs of ram, 32 bit OS will not recognize more than 2.7gigs I believe, so to fully utilize it you will need 64bit OS. For your 64 bit windows, I do...

Buying a computer system: Getting New Computers, old laptop, networking questions
old laptop, networking questions, building a computer: 1. The webserver Depending on what you intend to host and what you are figuring on getting in the way of hits. You can run a web server on a 486 with 16MB with Linux... HOWEVER, you need to give more information about the webserver for me to give...

Buying a computer system: Getting New Computers, old laptop, networking questions
old laptop, networking questions, building a computer: Hello Gabriel, here are the answers to your questions. I do not know much about solaris and server stuff, I cannot help you with that. 1. Regarding overheating, I think your best choice is a trusted brand like HP or Dell. I bought an Averatec laptop a while...

Buying a computer system: os's, microsoft virtual pc, better computing
microsoft virtual pc, better computing, virtual computer: Without knowing the make and model and general hardware configuration of your laptop it is hard to determine your best course of action. Unless your laptop is new, within the last 6 months, I would have a hard time advising you upgrade to Vista (again,...

Buying a computer system: Recommended hardware specs for graphic design, dual core processor, 500gb hard drive
dual core processor, 500gb hard drive, kc computer: Apple computers come standard with software programs for graphic design such as iPhoto and other such things. In terms of the hardware components, Apples are no different. You would be fine with a 2.4 GHz dual core processor. I have a 3.0 GHz processor...

Buying a computer system: Is AMD processor fine?, amd turion processor, amd processors
amd turion processor, amd processors, intel components: I m not sure where you re getting your information, but AMD processors have no issues with performance, granted some newer Intel components can nudge past AMD hardware, however in direct comparisons the difference is generally negligble, I d go for it, Acer...

Buying a computer system: AMD processor and motherboard, intel core processor, amd cpu
intel core processor, amd cpu, music watch: AMD CPUs can run Vista and other software just fine, assuming you re purchasing a modern AMD CPU, something like Phenom X3 or Phenom X4 will do quite nicely, if you re purchasing an older part, such as Athlon X2, go for something with a model number 5000 or...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop, dell dimension 4600, buying a laptop
dell dimension 4600, buying a laptop, mobile pentium: I would look at Dell, Gateway, and HP, all should have something within your price range, most any processor in the $500-$800 segment will handle that work load (Core 2 Duo, Turion 64 X2, Athlon 64 X2 Mobile, Pentium E Dual Core), I d try to go for 2GB of...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop, intel celeron cpu, amd 64 bit
intel celeron cpu, amd 64 bit, dell notebooks: Hi Vinny, I would just save myself a lot of trouble and order a name brand notebook with a good support reputation. Not that Lenovo isn t a good box, but it is based in China and Raleigh NC and I m not real sure what is going on behind the green door in...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop, turion vs core 2 duo, pc oem
turion vs core 2 duo, pc oem, macbook: Alright, the first thing I d do is see if your university has a recomended product to purchase, most do, as that will get you the hardware that your instructors have approved (not that other solutions won t work, it just makes the whole ordeal a lot more simplistic)....

Buying a computer system: computer for gaming, quality gaming experience, computer motherboard
quality gaming experience, computer motherboard, lcd screen: Hi John, Are you in a place where you can order on-line or are you stuck with what you can buy locally? Also, a CPU is a small microchip on the computer motherboard - but I assume you are talking about the whole computer (minus your monitor). Yes? ...

Buying a computer system: computer for gaming, quality gaming experience, pro vista
quality gaming experience, pro vista, directx 10: CPU I will translate as Computer. You dont hook up a CPU to a LCD Screen.. you hook a CPU up to a motherboard, which you have mounted in a computer case, onto which you mount various other components.. such as... Ram, you will want lots of this to have...

Buying a computer system: Dell Laptops, gaming video card, dell laptops
gaming video card, dell laptops, dell laptop: I would not buy a Dell laptop if I were you. Toshiba is a much better brand. As far as the differences between the two, It looks like there is a better gaming video card offered with the XPS,while the D630 only offers integrated graphics. Integrated graphics...

Buying a computer system: dell laptops, dell laptops, dell laptop
dell laptops, dell laptop, speed processor: At first glance the XPS is more a performance unit and the D630 is a business machine. The D630 points out these points NVIDIA® Quadro NVS 135M1 The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M offers all the latest graphics technology to produce extraordinary visual effects,...

Buying a computer system: dell laptops, dell laptops, dell laptop
dell laptops, dell laptop, multiple monitors: The XPS is looking like more of an entry gamer laptop, while the D630 is looking like more of a road-warrior/corporate product. With the available graphics upgrades, the XPS can ship with GeForce graphics, which means some baseline DirectX gaming, while the...

Buying a computer system: dell xps m1530 direct x10, nvidia geforce 8600m, dell truemobile
nvidia geforce 8600m, dell truemobile, dell xps: GeForce 8600 is a DirectX 10 certified chipset, so on that basis, yes, the system is capable of running DirectX 10, however you may need to disable some settings depending on the game (for example Bioshock will likely let you have more eye candy than Crysis,...

Buying a computer system: Laptop buying, dell xps, buying a laptop
dell xps, buying a laptop, toshiba website: Well, since you don t really seem to know what you want, I would say go to best buy and have them match you up with a laptop that matches your needs. Its a little difficult for me to pick one out for you when on the one hand you say you want one that will...

Buying a computer system: Laptop buying, dell xps, buying a laptop
dell xps, buying a laptop, toshiba website: Some things for you if you are looking at a current new laptop. 1. Go for power saving modes, this will do you well as a student and keep you mobile. Try to opt for more cells in the battery vs less cells. 6 cell has less running time then a 8 or 10...

Buying a computer system: laptop, dell xps, buying a laptop
dell xps, buying a laptop, toshiba website: If you re a matriculated college student, check with your university bookstore first, and then online stores such as Dell s online webstore or the Apple store will usually offer you a discount on hardware/software (the software discount is the bigger benefit)....

Buying a computer system: New Laptop, discount incentives, laptop hardware
discount incentives, laptop hardware, storage storage: Honestly you won t see much difference between starting with a lower end part and adding on the options you d like, compared to getting a package that comes configured with everything you wanted in the first place (there isn t really that much difference...

Buying a computer system: new laptop, centrino, laptop
centrino, laptop, buy a laptop: While I have no specific suggestions for laptop or brand, do consider these points carefully What will you be using it for. Do you desire to use it for gaming to compliment your downtime in classes? If you are using it mainly, and or solely for projects,...

Buying a computer system: os's, delivery service, search the web
delivery service, search the web, operating system: Toshiba - hands down! While you are shopping though, Dell has a pretty good box also and their delivery service and support is hard to beat. Your subject, OS s means Operating System and has nothing to do with the brand of the computer. Whatever your...

Buying a computer system: Printer, home inspection business, inkjet printer
home inspection business, inkjet printer, multi function printer: Hey again Ed, To continue our Epson discussion for a minute, seems the company has finally caught onto the equivalent cartridge business and have set up their software to quit working when it sees a cartridge that is not a Genuine Epson . I have run...

Buying a computer system: pc, pci express video card, socket motherboards
pci express video card, socket motherboards, am2 socket: Hi Rid, Stick with the Athlon 64 X2 - it is a great CPU and AM2 socket motherboards are the thing these days. Speed wise, you will not be able to tell much difference between a 4400 and a 5000 so buy the one that has the best price. As far as motherboards,...

Buying a computer system: saving personal info/files, hardware reliability, pc brands
hardware reliability, pc brands, external enclosure: Well, if the disk drive is still working, you can mount it in an empty external enclosure and save your data, if not, you might want to consider a data recovery service. As far as new PC brands, I d look at Dell, excellent customer service and proven hardware...

Buying a computer system: Acer Computer System, element analysis software, finite element analysis
element analysis software, finite element analysis, finite element analysis software: 3GB should be fine, can you go with Windows XP Professional? And 667 MHZ vs 800MHZ isn t going to be a massive difference, 800 is faster, but it isn t like you ll miss the entire experience without it (scale of 1 to 10, 10 being most important, I d rate it...

Buying a computer system: AMD vs Intel duo core and heat issues in laptops, bells and whistles, amd vs intel
bells and whistles, amd vs intel, pentium 3: Not really sure what the touchpad issue is, but as far as Vista, it isn t a terrible operating system, it all depends on which applications you need to use. Core 2 Duo and Turion X2 are both fairly low TDP processors, and I believe either would be suitable,...

Buying a computer system: Best Computer Patent for Video Editing, apple mac computers, avid media composer
apple mac computers, avid media composer, apple machintosh: Generally Windows XP Professional and OS X provide good platforms for video editing, there are a number of professional applications that will run on either, Apple s killer ap for video editing is Final Cut, which is unique to the Apple platform, Windows...

Buying a computer system: Computer For Dad, newbie users, desktop models
newbie users, desktop models, consumer reports: Honestly, I d go with what you know, and get an iMac, my reasons for this: A) its the best reviewed all-in-one in terms of price, performance, longetivity, upgradability, etc (hardware wise basically) B) OS X is generally considered a better operating...

Buying a computer system: Computer processors, dual core processor, smp kernel
dual core processor, smp kernel, speed intel: You re likely referring to operational clock in terms of the processing power , which is a common mistake. Processing power is measured in units of FLOPS (Floating Point Operations Per Second), which is a reflection of how much data the processor can actually...

Buying a computer system: cad computer, ati radeon xpress 200, hp pavilion a1230n
ati radeon xpress 200, hp pavilion a1230n, photo backgrounds: Even still, the available memory on the specs you ve listed, paired with the relatively outdated processor, and fairly dinky graphics processor will cause a lot of performance hits, running LT would improve performance, but its still going to be kind of dinky....

Buying a computer system: Hp Toshiba, product variations, prons
product variations, prons, rockstars: Like I said, there isn t going to be much of a difference between the two, at least generally speaking, both are big OEM brands that produce tons of different product variations, each brand has its own duds, each brand has its own rockstars, honestly if the...

Buying a computer system: Intel E8400 vs. Quad Q660, application load, sheer power
application load, sheer power, maximum benefits: Depends on the application load, the E8400 has a higher operational clock which means applications which don t benefit, or don t benefit as much, from multi-threaded execution will benefit from the higher operational clock. While the Q6600 is quad-core, which...

Buying a computer system: PC Purchase, beyond3d, information model
beyond3d, information model, hexus: Personally I m all for building, as long as you know what you re doing. If you don t mind learning how to do it right, you ll end up with a better system, if you want to just half-way it, you ll wish you d purchased something from a store. I d suggest looking...

Buying a computer system: PDA, electronic organizer, asus eee pc
electronic organizer, asus eee pc, processing power: Most all of them rely on touchscreens, you can usually use your fingers, but it isn t quite as precise as the stylus will be. There are a number of UMPC devices (at a much higher price than PDAs) which run without a stylus to a degree, but expect 2-3x the...

Buying a computer system: Purchasing a laptop, dialup internet connection, modem technology
dialup internet connection, modem technology, limiting factor: Well, honestly any hardware from about 2002 and on will give you that, because the limiting factor is the internet connection itself, modem technology hasn t really changed since the 1990 s, and the processing power has gone from where it was in the 1990 s,...

Buying a computer system: purchasing a new computer for high school/college, software development model, playing computer games
software development model, playing computer games, support directx: No, 5-8 years is impossible for a system to last , the hardware may physically survive, however in terms of keeping up or even staying semi-current, 5-8 years is a pipe dream, standard effective life of a system is 2-3 years, with an Apple (due to their software...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer for college student, amd sempron processor, intel celeron
amd sempron processor, intel celeron, acer notebook: Hi Sandy, Stay away from HP s, Compaq s, and eMachines. They are unstable and all have a high failure rate. Dell makes a reliable laptop and their support is good. If you get a Dell order it on line and do not talk to a sales person (they will try...

Buying a computer system: buying computer for some photo, CAD and GIS, business workstations, dell desktop
business workstations, dell desktop, better core: Core 2 Quad will very likely accel at what you re putting to the computer, much better than Core 2 Duo would (as Quad offers more cores, and more processing power, Core 2 Duo just tends to clock higher so it performs better in games). Honestly for your...

Buying a computer system: Comparing same make Monitors, contrast ratios, color animation
contrast ratios, color animation, personal preference: Very tough question, we re comparing a CRT to an LCD, so its hard to actually compare them, because they don t rely on the same technologies to provide a display. It is generally held that a CRT, regardless of brand, model, etc will have better black balance...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer for college student, amd sempron, intel celeron
Buying a computer system: Buying a computer for college student, amd sempron, intel celeron, pr numbers

Buying a computer system: hard drive, laptop hard drives, laptop hard drive
laptop hard drives, laptop hard drive, external usb hard drive: Hey Evrim, Changing the RAM boards may help. Make sure they are the same type of RAM sticks though. If one is DDR and the other DDR2 they will not interchange. You will know when you try to install it because they are a different size. Just for your...

Buying a computer system: New Computer, intel celeron processor, conan game
intel celeron processor, conan game, age of conan: Hi Dan, The term computer upgrade has numerous meanings - and you need to explain to me your understanding of the word for me to give you an intelligent answer to your question. I kind of doubt you are ready to do that though. Speaking about computer...

Buying a computer system: New Dell vs HP laptop, hp laptops, dell computers
hp laptops, dell computers, new dell: You asked a simple question and I gave you a simple answer. In general, Dell computers are a lot more reliable than HP s. If you would provided the model number and specs I could tell you which one had the most stuff - but that wouldn t change the fact...

Buying a computer system: new computer purchase, digital photo editing, microsoft office programs
digital photo editing, microsoft office programs, buying a new computer: From what I m seeing for the A6430f, its a 2.1GHZ Triplecore, with 3GB of RAM and a 640GB HD as described, while the Dell 530s is showing a 2.4GHZ Core 2 Duo, and 1GB of RAM alongside a 500GB HD. Generally either would be a suitable choice, especially...

Buying a computer system: Processor speed, speed changes, processor speed
speed changes, processor speed, system stability: Personally I wouldn t disable this feature, it s called Cool N Quiet, and it serves to enhance battery life, and prevent the system from overheating. Disabling it can drastically impact system stability, and reduce battery life, especially if you aren t doing...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, home schooling program, real horror stories
home schooling program, real horror stories, buying a new computer: Well, there isn t a huge issue with Windows Vista, its more a combination of people being unwilling to adapt to something new (it isn t the same as XP, therefore a lot of people view it as new and scary), and there are some applications which will not work,...

Buying a computer system: Computer for a 4 yr old, old laptop, dell desktop
old laptop, dell desktop, little games: I d suggest looking at used computers, in the sub $100 range, honestly a child so small doesn t have much use for a computer, especially something as powerful as is available new today. Check garage sales and similar, as long as it can run WindowsXP or Windows...

Buying a computer system: Hp vs dell computer, vaio desktop, sony vaio
vaio desktop, sony vaio, buying a new pc: Honestly any of the three brands (Sony, Dell, or HP) is suitable for what you re doing, the hard-drive isn t something Sony themselves manufacture, and getting 3 years of use out of a disk (while not quite to manufacturer specs) is pretty good. -bob ...

Buying a computer system: looking for new desktop PC for casual gamer, intel graphics media accelerator, casual gamer
intel graphics media accelerator, casual gamer, video editing programs: I would go with the 800mhz RAM, personally, either will be suitable though. As far as the graphics, yes, the HD 2400 is nothing special, so upgrading later might be a better choice, however for a casual gamer, something like the 8600GT or 9500GT might be a...

Buying a computer system: PC Purchase for specific tasks, real time data, macro automation
real time data, macro automation, automation program: Processor power and memory capacity, would be the most important for speed and stability. Assuming you ve got your data security dealt with, you shouldn t have to worry much about that. I d look at a powerful dual or quad core CPU, such as the Intel Q6600,...

Buying a computer system: Setting up new laptop, desk top pc, apple laptop
desk top pc, apple laptop, toshiba laptop: Unless she bought a different system than you re used to using, like a Sun or Apple laptop, there will be nothing diferent. Now, as far as the internet connection, there will be some wires, and thats required, and theres nothing you can do about that (and...

Buying a computer system: Is ebay software a good idea?, legal copies, purchasing software
legal copies, purchasing software, ebay: I wouldn t be worried so much about viruses or safety in that aspect, but in terms of actually getting legal copies of the software, that could be a very big problem (as piracy of things like Windows Vista is fairly big). I d suggest looking at resellers like...

Buying a computer system: Laptop buying, sony vgn, usage scenario
sony vgn, usage scenario, s center: I m not sure what you mean explain what those numbers mean, although depending on what applications you need to run, that system should be more than capable. I would suggest looking at something smaller and more portable, however, if travel is to be the primary...

Buying a computer system: Laptop buying, sony vaio vgn, sd memory card reader
sony vaio vgn, sd memory card reader, memory card reader: SURE, not a problem. Sony VAIO VGN-AR760U/B 17-inch Digital Studio Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 400 GB Hard Drive, Vista Ultimate) * Multimedia studio notebook with 17-inch XBRITE-HiColor LCD and 1.3-megapixel webcam ...

Buying a computer system: Need Advice, animation environment, intel celeron
animation environment, intel celeron, asus eee: Asus, Acer, and HP also offer mini sized notebooks, I would look into those, such as the Asus Eee series, which offer larger harddrives than the Dell does. As far as Celeron vs Pentium vs Core 2, and so on, generally Celeron is slower than Pentium, and Pentium...

Buying a computer system: PC for animation, scientific visualization, nvidia quadro
scientific visualization, nvidia quadro, collaborative engineering: Well, to be quite honest, how s all of the above strike you? Animation is right up there with CAD and Collaborative Engineering/Scientific Visualization in terms of the load it places on the system. So I d be looking at a system with a lot of memory (3-4GB...

Buying a computer system: A Review of My Dream PC, dsl network connections, x48 chipset
dsl network connections, x48 chipset, pci express slot: I d hold off on the soundcard, is what I d do, get the MOTU, see how you like it, if it works, you ve saved $200, if not, come back to the drawing board, and find something that works for monitoring. As far as the FireWire 410 having pops and garble, I ve...

Buying a computer system: Buying a Computer System, microsoft office word, office word excel
microsoft office word, office word excel, personal preference: My point is, there is no difference in skillset between the two, if you re able to operate a word processor, you re able to operate a word processor, be it Corel WordPerfect, OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Word, or Sun StarWriter. Hence, why spend the extra money?...

Buying a computer system: computers, hp pavilion desktop, 56k modem
hp pavilion desktop, 56k modem, free hardware: Honestly your list of tasks benefits more from the internet connection existing than from the hardware invovled in the system, I would go with whichever machine offers you any extras , such as free software, or free hardware upgrades. Ensure that a 56k modem...

Buying a computer system: laptop, apple os x, mac laptop
apple os x, mac laptop, best laptop: I don t see any distinct advantage to Apple hardware over that from HP or Dell, in terms of quality or components. The operating system might be a selling point for some users, however with good browsing choices and proper anti-virus software, you can ensure...

Buying a computer system: Restore Disk, option costs, costs money
option costs, costs money, windows cd: This is a very vague question, can you elaborate more on the option you re being presented which is prompting this question? Generally a restore disk is some form of manufacturer preload environment, which includes basic drivers and other applications, however...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, duty graphics, brand loyalty
duty graphics, brand loyalty, personal preference: A virus cannot (generally) damage a hard-disk, physically, so you could reformat if that is within your abilities. As far as buying a new system, if you like Apple, why not grab a new iMac or Mac Mini? Otherwise, I d look at whatever fits within your budget...

Buying a computer system: dell support, dell support, synoposis
dell support, synoposis, hardware specifications: I would need to know more about the issue you re having in order to provide technical support, if you can give me a more detailed synoposis of the issue, for example what symptoms the system is experiencing, hardware specifications, and any changes or actions...

Buying a computer system: New Computer System, new computer system, dell dimension e510
new computer system, dell dimension e510, buying a new computer: I m not famliar with Velocity as a brand, perhaps he s referencing Velocity Micro, in which case I would consider the system complete overkill for your needs. Regarding other brands, Gateway isn t a bad choice, Acer is part of the same corporate group and...

Buying a computer system: purchase quandry, parallels desktop for mac, directx applications
parallels desktop for mac, directx applications, scanner fax: Generally there are a number of freeware applications for both Windows and Apple, such as OpenOffice for OS X, although a few applications are going to require repurchase, or will be unavailable for the OS X platform, HOWEVER, with an Apple machine, you have...

Buying a computer system: wanna upgrade my pc, catche, gaming fan
catche, gaming fan, duo 2: What games are you playing on your system, and whats driving the upgrade need? A lack of performance? If the goal is better performance in games, I would probably keep the CPU as is, and upgrade the graphics adapter, something like the newer nVidia GTS...

Buying a computer system: Alienware m17x, intel core2 duo, crysis
intel core2 duo, crysis, genuine windows: Well, what do you intend to run on the system? If games, which titles? GTX 260M SLI does offer considerable power for a mobile solution (At the expense of weight, battery life, and heat (I cannot stress this last point enough)), however it does not translate...

Buying a computer system: New Laptop, suitable warranty, storage capabilities
suitable warranty, storage capabilities, sony vaio: Honestly my best advice to university students is to check with your department, see if there are any requirements or suggestions for a purchase, if they re suggesting a very high end machine (such as a Macbook Pro), ask why this is the suggestion. If there...

Buying a computer system: New Laptop, sony vaio, toshiba satellite
sony vaio, toshiba satellite, uni work: Hi Lucy. I ve translated £350 to be about 520USD, probably in all honesty you re not going to get a very high rate of reliability for that price, but it should still be up there. If you are worried about losing work I might suggest a backup site with unlimited...

Buying a computer system: new desktop purchase, resource hog, intel brand
resource hog, intel brand, budget brand: 1 You don t really have to assume, if a new computer doesn t have room for a second drive then the company is either ripping you off or it s not really new. 2 Newer computers may have an IDE and sata, but may only have sata, you can get a converter for sata...

Buying a computer system: purchasing new desktop, warranty repair, older software
warranty repair, older software, directx 9: NAS stands for Network Attached Storage - you can purchase a number of inexpensive devices from manufacturers such as Netgear, D-Link, and Buffalo that will connect to your home network and provide storage for your network (basically a simplified server ...

Buying a computer system: refurbished laptop or netbook, simple computer, desktop solutions
simple computer, desktop solutions, portability: Honestly, I wouldn t suggest buying a used or refurbished laptop from anywhere but a manufacturer, as you risk not having an honored warranty, and the system is likely massively overpriced. If your budget doesn t allow for a portable system, a number of desktop...

Buying a computer system: Updating computer system, computer, cpu
computer, cpu, hard drive: If you prefer gaming I d choose setup 2, if you just like to browse the web then choice 1. You don t have to buy from the provided manufacturer but I do recommend them. Setup 1: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive(if you don t have one you can just...

Buying a computer system: Upgrading computer system, windows xp home addition, upgrading computer
windows xp home addition, upgrading computer, hp pavilion: It really depends on what you re doing with the hardware, as to what kind of equipment you should purchase. As far as transferring files, yes, that will work, you can either network the systems together and copy the files that way, or use any number of...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, hp pavilion a250n, nvidia 9800gtx
hp pavilion a250n, nvidia 9800gtx, buying a new computer: Hello again. In all honesty you can t get a very bad monitor, but you can easily get one with bad quality. Right now I m using a HP w2007 and I love it, but that s just me. The top brands that I can think of are Samsung, HP, ASUS, and ViewSonic. Of course...

Buying a computer system: Buying the right desktop, dual core processors, storage and memory
dual core processors, storage and memory, acer laptop: Hi Rita, My favorite desktop computers at the moment are Lenovo s by IBM. If you check the Newegg and Geeks web sites from time to time, they run really good specials. The two hardware features to look for in any computer are dual-core processors and...

Buying a computer system: Computer Won't Boot Up*, boot disk failure, failure message
boot disk failure, failure message, intermittent problem: Hi John, The boot disk failure message means your computer is looking for your system start-up files on your hard drive and cannot find them. Apparently, something has happened to either your hard drive or the files - or both. The fact that you are...

Buying a computer system: Computer Won't Boot Up*, boot disk failure, fixmbr
boot disk failure, fixmbr, recovery disc: I believe I know what the problem is, I had this a few times on my computer myself. You need to find your windows CD (if you have a major brand PC like HP or DELL it s usually called recovery disc). Once you do press any key when it asks and allow it to load(don...

Buying a computer system: Config for Graphics work., asus mother board, seagate barracuda
asus mother board, seagate barracuda, pc power and cooling: If you are talking $10,000-15,000 in USD, then really there s nothing you couldn t buy. If you want the absolute best for that the best setup I can imagine would be as follows: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer Ultimate Gamer...

Buying a computer system: HELP DO I NEED A NEW COMPUTER, hive of busy bees, dell dimension 4100
hive of busy bees, dell dimension 4100, dual core processor: Hi Don, The hard drive chatter you hear could probably be eliminated by adding some more RAM to your PC. RAM boards are cheap and easy to install and if you decide to upgrade just take the side off of your PC, pop out one of the RAM boards on your motherboard,...

Buying a computer system: I am looking for a great laptop computer within my $700 budget., warranty software, product warranty
warranty software, product warranty, keyboard mouse: Well for one MSI is one of the top selling companies of laptops, motherboards, and video cards. But don t take my advice, please don t ask me questions if you re going to get snooty. If you really want help, MSI is great with support and most of their products...

Buying a computer system: Mac or other brand Laptop, mac laptop, apple product
mac laptop, apple product, legacy applications: Yes, you can install Windows on an Apple product, such as Windows 7, or Windows Vista, you can also run the operating system via emulation, using Parallels Desktop from Apple (I would suggest this if you re merely running Windows for compatibility with legacy...

Buying a computer system: Need to purchase a new laptop (SOON?!?), ati radeon x850, dell xps gen 5
ati radeon x850, dell xps gen 5, laptop manufacturers: While $800 is a somewhat low limit for a gaming PC, I know just the laptop for you. The ASUS X83VP-X1, it s exactly $800, and even less with the $100 rebate. It has an ATi Radeon HD 4650 and 2.2GHz core 2 duo processor. If you need any more advice please feel...

Buying a computer system: do I need a new computer?, hive of busy bees, dell dimension 4100
hive of busy bees, dell dimension 4100, virus utilities: I generally don t suggest online anti-virus/utilities, mostly for performance and security concerns. As it is now, it sounds like your system could likely use a re-format and re-install of Windows (make sure you back up your important data first, to something...

Buying a computer system: Will a new computer help?, hive of busy bees, dell dimension 4100
hive of busy bees, dell dimension 4100, dell dimension: Hi, Don. It would likely make somewhat of a difference, but it would be best to save up and just get a nice HP or if you think you re up to it you could custom order one from a site such as www.cyberpowerpc.com and that would definitely be a bit cheaper than...

Buying a computer system: new laptop, dell laptop, email script
dell laptop, email script, word docs: Hello. There is no proven connection between operating systems and number of crashes of hard drives. To be honest you re only going to spend more on a MAC than you would on a PC with the same features. If you really want to go MAC then I can t help that much...

Buying a computer system: new laptop, dell laptop, email script
dell laptop, email script, word docs: Honestly the life-cycle you re getting from these systems is relatively normal, although I m somewhat skeptical that your current system is actually dead . If you re up to it, you may just try replacing the hard-drive (a relatively simple procedure, all you...

Buying a computer system: new laptop old connect, notebook sager, pc modem
notebook sager, pc modem, analog connection: Hello. If you can find a good toshiba laptop for about $400 you can get a PC Modem which uses USB to connect your phone line to your computer, a couple are listed here http://www.zoom.com/products/dial_up_pc_card.html. Once you connect that all should be fine....

Buying a computer system: Printer Won't Print*, brother mfc 3240c, generic cartridges
brother mfc 3240c, generic cartridges, printer maintenance: Hi John, You have probably already found your problem. Lots of printer manufacturers have fixed their hardware so they either will not print with generic cartridges or the generics damage the print heads. Have you tried a genuine Brother cartridge to...

Buying a computer system: portable hard drive question, canon eos 20d, canon eos
canon eos 20d, canon eos, drive question: There are a number of devices designed to connect to a camera, or more directly, the camera s media card, and copy/store the contained information. A decently stocked photo or electronics shop should have such a device, Sony and Archos tend to produce decent...

Buying a computer system: Using laptops or netbooks outdoors, polaroid sunglasses, laptop manufacturers
polaroid sunglasses, laptop manufacturers, electricity power: Honestly I can t really say how the 1005 will perform for you in sunlight, although I m doubting it will be an issue. As far as the battery goes, in normal usage, there is no reason to remove the battery, if you re going to be on mains primarily, and never...

Buying a computer system: Using laptops or netbooks outdoors, polaroid sunglasses, laptop manufacturers
polaroid sunglasses, laptop manufacturers, electricity power: The laptop I use is a Toshiba Satellite l305-s5944 which is in the low end of the mid-priced range ($400 USD)and it might be a little more than you re looking for but it would be good if you want to use it long into the future. For the low end price range...

Buying a computer system: 32 or 64 bit?, compatability issues, licence microsoft
compatability issues, licence microsoft, legacy software: Generally, I would say yes, the 64-bit switch is pretty painful for legacy software/hardware support. As far as 32-bit systems, they have been more or less done away with by now, hardware wise, although software has yet to approach catching up (while we...

Buying a computer system: audio to CD equipment, cd equipment, usb turntable
cd equipment, usb turntable, quality solution: Doubtful such a device would be of very good quality, and doubtful you ll find more than that specific device with the functionality you ve chosen. At least from a single device. You could go the route of a decent turntable, casette deck, and CD recorder,...

Buying a computer system: Which laptop is right for me?, cray supercomputer, suitable option
cray supercomputer, suitable option, pentium ii: Well, most notebooks in the $500-$600 range will more than satisfy your requirements, excepting the bit on slow internet , as this is not at all influenced by the laptop (or the computer being used in general), it is influenced by the available connection,...

Buying a computer system: New computer, holiday sales, day trader
holiday sales, day trader, late spring: Well, what kind of budget are you working with? And how intensive is your small business on the system? (more of what the system is going to be doing, for example if you re a day trader, thats going to have different requirements than if you re a mechanic...

Buying a computer system: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 3625, fujitsu siemens amilo, sim city
fujitsu siemens amilo, sim city, game support: I would contact Fujitsu-Siemens themselves to find a retailer in your area. Regarding game support, the graphic booster should be quite capable with all of those titles, with the possible exception of FarCry 2 (you may need to lower settings, although it will...

Buying a computer system: Graphics based pc, amd sempron processor, dual core processor
amd sempron processor, dual core processor, intel dual core: Hi Valerie, In today s computer world, I would not call any IBM computer graphics based . The very serious graphics professionals use Mac computers - but I doubt you want to go there yet because of the price. Any good IBM machine should run any graphics...

Buying a computer system: Helping me decide what computer to buy, 3dstudio max, dual layer burner
3dstudio max, dual layer burner, nvidia geforce: Hi Richard, Sounds like you have done your homework if you want to stick with a PC. The quad-core i7 is off the charts on performance ratings. However, the really serious graphics pro s still stick with the Mac. You might try investigating them before...

Buying a computer system: Helping me decide what computer to buy, 3dstudio max, dual layer burner
3dstudio max, dual layer burner, nvidia geforce: $6500 is quite a bit ofr that system, and rendering performance isn t going to be at all in-line with what $6500 could grab you either self assembled, or if you bought a proper workstation. However, it would be killer for gaming (although none of the games...

Buying a computer system: help with purchasing decision, introductory computer science, computer science courses
introductory computer science, computer science courses, comparing processors: I would and wouldn t be worried about specifications, none of your application needs are intensive , aside from needing a suitable amount of strage (whatever is lots to you, some users this can mean in excess of 10,000 GB, others it can mean a single 120GB...

Buying a computer system: laptop, initial purchase price, hp unit
initial purchase price, hp unit, emailing photos: You seem to be on the right path, I would suggest WindowsXP, Windows Vista for 32-bit Systems, or a non-Microsoft product (depending on what you re comfortable with). As far as good technical support, Dell and HP consistently rank among the best, and offer...

Buying a computer system: laptop versus notebook, barns nobel, netbooks
barns nobel, netbooks, small computers: Hi Nancy, They are exactly the same thing. The word laptop has been around longer and was used to describe the smaller computers in the 80 s that could be held in your lap - as opposed to the huge towers that had to sit on the floor. The word notebook...

Buying a computer system: lenovo x61, lenovo x61, internal cd
lenovo x61, internal cd, practical sense: My main machine is a loaded Lenovo AMD powerhouse and I cannot imagine having a better computer. The best news is I only paid $300 for it. Also, I just bought the Lenovo 10 netbook for another $300 and it is awesome. Hence, I endorse Lenovo (or the new...

Buying a computer system: Maximizing computer life/need new monitor, average life span, canister vacuum
average life span, canister vacuum, dusty environment: Cleaning the dust out of your computer should be done relative to how often it needs doing , in other words, if the system is in a high traffic/dusty environment (or if you have pets with fur) it will need cleaning more often than if its located in a very...

Buying a computer system: Modem/wireless, home entertainment system, router modem
home entertainment system, router modem, speed internet service: That device looks to be a basic cable modem with wireless router capabilities, I wouldn t advise such a device if you have a choice, as it only offers WEP security for its wireless networking (which is VERY insecure, and can generally be compromised in 10...

Buying a computer system: Plz help me choose a system, pc buyer guide, fallout 3
pc buyer guide, fallout 3, time bob: I would point you to the TechRepublic and Guru3D system build guides for advice: http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/16438 http://www.guru3d.com/article/pc-buyer-guide-december-2008/ TechReport s guide is updated almost monthly, while Guru3D updates...

Buying a computer system: Wireless, proper keyboard, laptop notebook
proper keyboard, laptop notebook, wireless laptop: 1. If you are on the transmit end of wireless (which you would be connected to any wireless provider) it is totally secure. 2. Laptops are like any other computer (or mechanical device) - they have things inside them that wear out. Their lifespan, like...

Buying a computer system: Wireless, proper keyboard, desktop keyboard
proper keyboard, desktop keyboard, wireless router: Definitions of completely secure vary wildly, conventionally modern WiFi implementations could be argued as secure enough . I m not really sure what lifecycle you re talking about with the short life comment? Generally a laptop is replaced every 12-18...

Buying a computer system: AMDvsIntel cont'd, processor intel, amd x2 processors
processor intel, amd x2 processors, capable pc: I would suggest building the system yourself, as it will save you money on labor (meaning more performance/features for your dollar), and allow you to choose better quality components as desired. I would give this a quick read: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_Assemble_A_Desktop_PC,...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, microsoft directx 9, 3d graphics card
microsoft directx 9, 3d graphics card, faster internet connection: The requirements you ve listed look to be about 10-15 years behind the times, so I wouldn t worry at all about that software running on a new system. I would suggest Dell or HP, you can probably get at least free input devices, if not a free monitor (or massively...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop computer, photo explosion, graphics workstation
photo explosion, graphics workstation, buying a laptop computer: Based on your requirements, and with no thought to budget, I would say that more or less anything is suitable for your needs, as Photoshop Elements (or even the professional Creative Suite 4) will run on most any modern hardware, with relative ease (obviously...

Buying a computer system: Gaming Computer, empire total war, how to assemble a desktop pc
empire total war, how to assemble a desktop pc, pixel shader 2: http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/16438 Give this a read through, as well as finding similar articles (for example performance comparison charts like this: http://www.guru3d.com/category/vga_charts/ or here http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/16681). ...

Buying a computer system: intel vs amd, drive windows xp, amd processors
drive windows xp, amd processors, mass hystria: The GeForce 6100 is a pretty dated integrated adapter, it wasn t anything special when it was new (which was roughly two to three years ago), and will have quite a bit of trouble with the most modern titles. I would suggest an upgrade to a proper discrete...

Buying a computer system: LAPTOP with HDMI slot, intel celeron processor, hdmi interface
intel celeron processor, hdmi interface, compaq: Hi Bonnie, All I can say is that some do and some don t and you will just have to shop around. While you are shopping however, stay away from Compaq s, HP s, and eMachines. Also stay away from any laptop with an Intel Celeron processor in it. Suggest...

Buying a computer system: The laptop for me, last legs, style mouse
last legs, style mouse, processor selection: Honestly, anything would likely be a suitable replacement for your existing system (with respect to processor selection and memory), modern computers are much faster than anything available in 2004-2005. I would suggest looking at Dell, if you ve been satisfied,...

Buying a computer system: netbook, scan fax, computer desk
scan fax, computer desk, powerpoint presentations: I m thinking theres some misunderstanding on the capabilities of wifi here, the general range limit will be around 100 ft from the base station , in other words if you purchased a wireless router for home use, you could connect to your home network (and...

Buying a computer system: printer choice, dot matrix printer, large format printer
dot matrix printer, large format printer, bottom margins: There are printers capable of this, they are specialized for what you are trying to do (which is indeed banner printing), you re looking for a Large Format printer, such as Hewlett Packard s DesignJet line, more information here: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF02a/18972-18972-3328061.html?jumpid=re_R295_prodexp/busproducts/printing/largeformat&psn=printing_and_multifunction/printers/large_format...

Buying a computer system: Basic No Frills Computer, web tv device, ebay
web tv device, ebay, amazon: You might look into the new nVidia Ion/nettop style computers that are currently popular. They should offer a decent upgrade from a web TV device, maintain the small footprint, and keep noise and power consumption to a minimum. http://www.guru3d.com/article/nvidia-ion-platform-review-preview/...

Buying a computer system: Best bang for the buck, norton internet security, genuine windows vista home premium
norton internet security, genuine windows vista home premium, slot pci express: Without knowing about the power supply in either system, and based purely on the specifications provided, and my own definition of light gaming (being 2D or old 3D games, or a light load for the system), I would take the first offering. I would also...

Buying a computer system: Buying a Laptop, mini laptop, buying a laptop
mini laptop, buying a laptop, gb ram: Support for XP is outlined in this article from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&C2=1173&x=13&y=13 I wouldn t hold them to those dates, as they ve made a few adjustments over the last year regarding XP and Vista support dates,...

Buying a computer system: Which Computer Case is the best?, personal computer market, thermaltake soprano
personal computer market, thermaltake soprano, thermaltake xaser: Generally there is no worry about physical compatability, as all motherboards have been (for the better part of two decades) and will continue to be (For the forseeable future) ATX standard, nothing is truly getting smaller in the personal computer market....

Buying a computer system: What Computer to start my life with, software design concepts, paper planners
software design concepts, paper planners, biz plans: I would go with the Windows PC route, over the Apple PC route, given the widespread usage of Windows in the workplace and more generally, the world at large. Learning either system shouldn t be greatly challenging, depending on what you d like to learn, advanced...

Buying a computer system: Dell power cord, dell power cord, ac dc converter
dell power cord, ac dc converter, power brick: I m assuming by power cord you mean the AC/DC converter, or power brick . Honestly I ve not heard much regarding the reliability of such a mundane component (generally they work, and when they fail, they are replaced, and the issue is solved). So I can...

Buying a computer system: laptops from Amazon, mac os x, car warranty
mac os x, car warranty, wont answer: I ll go ahead and answer your questions in a list, if thats alright. 1. Used compared to reconditioned, used means it was returned and is being resold, much like a used car, warranty and support conditions vary wildly, so be clear on what kind of return...

Buying a computer system: Is a Netbook for me?, spreadsheet work, netbook
spreadsheet work, netbook, compatability: Honestly, I would not suggest a netbook for spreadsheet usage, as the screen s low resolution and small size will likely make the work more tedious and time consuming than it is already. Processing power and compatability would not be an issue, so if the screen...

Buying a computer system: Notebook Purchase, free open source software, open source software
free open source software, open source software, notebook purchase: In the $500 range, there aren t many options, so you re going to be limited by the budget, more than by specification requirements. However, given your usage requirements, I would generally say that anything would be suitable, as nothing stands out as requiring...

Buying a computer system: new computer, aol client software, occasional word
aol client software, occasional word, 56k modem: Well, aside from ensuring your new purchase features a 56k modem, I see no other solid requirements for specialized hardware or software (perhaps Windows only , due to the AOL client software s requirements). Something like this should meet your requirements:...

Buying a computer system: Best brand of computer, toshiba satellites, hewlet packard
toshiba satellites, hewlet packard, amd sempron: Hi again Marie, First, an ACER isn t typically a bad computer - but all brands have their lemons. Also, if you don t maintain them properly, all computers will start to act up eventually. Next, the first thing to check on ANY computer is the type of...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, lenovo ibm, apple macs
lenovo ibm, apple macs, notebook arena: Hi Rachel, First, I will admit they MAC builds a great box and is slightly better than a PC in the graphics arena. However, they are much more expensive, the software availability for a MAC is in the mud compared to a PC, and if they break, you will have...

Buying a computer system: Buying gaming computer on a budget, fallout 3, speed internet service
fallout 3, speed internet service, high speed internet service: It would really depend on what titles we re talking about, specifically, as older titles, such as World of Warcraft, will not require anywhere near the processing power as more modern games, such as Fallout 3 or Crysis. Generally I would suggest looking to...

Buying a computer system: Need Help Buying A Used Laptop, amd processors, performance intel
amd processors, performance intel, celeron processors: Hi Ash, First, I would never buy a used laptop of any brand. You are purchasing another persons cast-off and if you get a lemon, they are VERY expensive to repair. Second, you can purchase a new hi-end laptop for under $400 these days, so why mess around...

Buying a computer system: Netbooks, wireless internet service, google search
wireless internet service, google search, laptop works: Hi Angie, Netbooks (or any new laptop) will communicate with any wireless internet service (including your home wireless router). WIFI is only one of many services available and many hotels and internet cafe s provide free service from their internet provider....

Buying a computer system: I need a new computer and need a place to start..., intel celeron processor, doing internet research
intel celeron processor, doing internet research, google search: Hi Katie, When shopping, stay away from Compaq, HP, and eMachines. Gateway owns eMachines now so I would add them to the list. Also, no matter what brand you buy, DO NOT buy one with an Intel Celeron processor in it. That said, my favorite brand of...

Buying a computer system: netbooks, google search, external dvd player
google search, external dvd player, internet capability: Hi Darlene, If you do a Google search on netbook reviews , the most popular (ACER, MSI, and Lenovo) will pop up. The one I checked put ACER first. All of them have the same Intel Atom processor and 1 GB of RAM (which you can upgrade), and full wireless...

Buying a computer system: purchase a ASUS netbook, series model, best buy
series model, best buy, asus: There is a 1002 series model which I believe is newer, however I ve no issues finding either the 1000HE or 1000HA for purchase: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220534 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220504...

Buying a computer system: Region codes?, standalone unit, blu ray player
standalone unit, blu ray player, modern computers: The Blu-ray player may or may not be region free, and the included software may or may not be region free additionally, this would be somewhat complicated to circumvent, as HDCP is enforced on modern computers. My suggestion would be to purchase whichever...

Buying a computer system: VGA, video graphics adapter, directx 10
video graphics adapter, directx 10, monitot: VGA stands for video graphics adapter. Most people use the term to refer to a vga monitor. If you are interested in a PCI or PCIE card, go to http://3btech.net/videocards-atipcie.html and check out the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB DirectX 10.1 PCI Express...

Buying a computer system: Virtual memory, disk storage systems, virtual memory
disk storage systems, virtual memory, working memory: Virtual memory is a computer system technique which gives an application program the impression that it has contiguous working memory (an address space), while in fact it may be physically fragmented and may even overflow on to disk storage. Systems that use...

Buying a computer system: buying dell laptop in india!!, amd sempron processor, dell laptops
amd sempron processor, dell laptops, lenovo ibm: Hi Rajul, My favorite laptops for the money are Lenovo (IBM) and Toshiba. I have seen them on sale at Newegg.com for as little as $370 - but I do not know how they work shipping to India or support there. The trick, of course, is to buy a computer that...

Buying a computer system: internet speeds, wireless usb adapters, toshiba satelite
wireless usb adapters, toshiba satelite, bandwidth tests: Hi James, The speed of your processor has very little to do with your download speed on a bandwidth test. The difference comes in the time it takes to open web pages and navigate from site to site. I m guessing it is the built-in wireless connector...

Buying a computer system: Notebook suggestion, toshiba satellites, lenovo ibm
toshiba satellites, lenovo ibm, fujitsu siemens: Hi again Alex, Sorry, I missed the fact that you live in Latvia. Guess you ARE limited to your selection. Are the girls there as pretty as in your neighboring country Sweden ? Once you get past the brand, the most important features on ANY computer...

Buying a computer system: Online access with a Dell Inspiron 13 Laptop, toshiba satellites, dell support
toshiba satellites, dell support, buying a laptop: Hi Laurie, If you use Google and search for a usb dial-up modem it will take you to lots of places that sell them. Amazon has what looks like a pretty good one for $25 and it should get you on-line with a laptop. If you are shopping for a laptop,...

Buying a computer system: Question about Dell Laptops, amd sempron processor, dual core processor
amd sempron processor, dual core processor, dell laptops: Hi Ash, Glad you asked me the question. I haven t checked Dell s inventory of notebooks lately and it looks like some people in the company have totally lost their minds. No wonder you are confused! Picking out a computer is hard enough without throwing...

Buying a computer system: speeds, wireless usb adapters, toshiba satelite
wireless usb adapters, toshiba satelite, bandwidth tests: Generally there should be no dramatic difference, there is no laptops are slower kind of generalization. However, the wireless adapter in your laptop may be less efficient than the matched Linksys equipment (for example, no Speed Boost functionality)....

Buying a computer system: 3d gis computer, areials, high end graphics
areials, high end graphics, video wall: Could you provide some more information about your software requirements, which operating system is preferred, and more information about the existing hardware? How about display needs? Is the goal a video wall, or simply a number of high resolution flatpanels...

Buying a computer system: Buying computer systems for Senior Citizens, new computer system, word processing program
new computer system, word processing program, computer difficulties: With a Windows system, at least mature/released platforms (Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista to a degree (more on this later)), almost continual maintinence is required to keep the system at the top of its game , for the tasks you ve listed, even...

Buying a computer system: HP Pavilion with xp home edition., cracked case, windows 2000 pro
cracked case, windows 2000 pro, hp pavilion: I wouldn t buy such a system, at least not unless I was able to pay wholesale pricing. Based on your described condition, the system is more or less worthless as-is (generally unimpressive specs to start with (by modern standards), and extensive physical damage),...

Buying a computer system: intel atom!!! is it suficient?, microsoft visual studio, practice job
microsoft visual studio, practice job, crysis: Assuming you re working with an IDE like the Eclipse Platform or Microsoft Visual Studio, and aren t trying to do anything too intensive (like playing Crysis), it should be no problem for your needs. As far as comparison to the Pentium 4, features wise everything...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop, laptop, dell
laptop, dell, inexpensive: Personally I recommend Dell to all of my customers, due to their reliability and affordability. The first one I found is a Dell Inspiron 15 for $399. The second is a Compaq Presario CQ60Z series for $379.99. HP now owns Compaq, so I trust them as...

Buying a computer system: Laptop questions, toshiba laptops, zoo tycoon
toshiba laptops, zoo tycoon, s5933: Amanda, I would be happy to assist you. Unfortunately, I don t think I ll be much help in advising your purchase of a MacBook Air, but I have heard good things from those who own Macs. I would also agree that they are more robust and secure than their...

Buying a computer system: Mac vs PC, clone pc, compatibility concerns
clone pc, compatibility concerns, apple product: I honestly won t get too invested in the debate between Mac and PC, although I can say that a properly built and maintained PC will be just as capable as a modern Apple product (especially since we re talking about essentially identical hardware). The claims...

Buying a computer system: Printer, epson cx6000 printer, pc printers
epson cx6000 printer, pc printers, comparable units: Honestly, Epson is likely to give you the best picture quality, although for general economy, I would look at HP s new OfficeJet series, which are advertising exceptional page yields (somewhere in the 400-1600 pages per cartridge, depending on model) and relatively...

Buying a computer system: advise on buying a new laptop, sony lcd tv, mid range systems
sony lcd tv, mid range systems, buying a laptop: If you have a laptop with an HDMI output (or any other form of compatible video output), you don t need special software beyond the graphics drivers (Which are included with the system, and updates are free from the chipset manufacturer (be it Intel, nVidia,...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop - internet use, dual core processor, notebooks laptops
dual core processor, notebooks laptops, nvidia geforce: Core 2 Duo is a market name for one of Intel s Dual Core products, it is a variety of dual-core processor available from Intel (other marketed names include Pentium Dual-Core and Xeon Dual-Core, AMD s equivalent offerings are the Athlon II and Phenom II)....

Buying a computer system: What is the difference between space-saving PC and all-in-one PC?, modern parlance, available memory
modern parlance, available memory, hardware specifications: More or less the terms could be viewed as inter-changeable, I would say. However, in modern parlance, there really isn t a difference between an all-in-one, a portable, a desktop, and a microcomputer, at least in terms of the hardware installed, aside from...

Buying a computer system: What is the difference between space-saving PC and all-in-one PC?, mouse keyboard, small apartment
mouse keyboard, small apartment, dorm: A space saving PC is generally for people who live in a small apartment or college student in a dorm. An all in one comes with a mouse, keyboard, sometimes a monitor, and some other things. If you don t need it to fit in a small space you would likely want...

Buying a computer system: netbook questions, titanium powerbook, lightweight computer
titanium powerbook, lightweight computer, mac person: I would see no real justification for a netbook for mobile computing, if you already have a mobile solution, however if the size is appealing, that could very well be a deciding factor for you. Regarding a few misconceptions I noted in your query: - Anti-virus...

Buying a computer system: new laptop, dell inspiron 1300 b130, dell inspiron 1300
dell inspiron 1300 b130, dell inspiron 1300, 3d titles: The video gaming is the primary thing that I m interested in, it really depends what games the system needs to run (This dictates whether or not you need a system with a dedicated graphics processor or not), everything else will be more or less a trivial matter...

Buying a computer system: buying new laptop, Gaming, Acer
Gaming, Acer, battery: Hi Rohit Though reluctant to advise on particular brand names , your choice of the Acer 574G is the all round favourite in the above group you have selected. It is pretty well specced with NVidia mobile graphics card which draws less power than some of...

Buying a computer system: computer, video editing
video editing: Hello Nestor, I see you are using Avid as your editor and that is a top-rated free program, definitely one of the five best, as for Final Cut Pro, yes it was built specifically for Apple Macs. This software is the best of the best with impressive features...

Buying a computer system: First Timer PC Maker., timer pc, tiger direct
timer pc, tiger direct, gigabyte mother: One last thing (I think). Don t forget the CPU fan and some heat transfer paste to rub on the processor. You don t want to fry your CPU. I like the dual-core for $84. Just make sure your motherboard is for Intel CPU s and has a 774 socket...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, small business bookkeeping, western digital hard drives
small business bookkeeping, western digital hard drives, seagate hard drives: For hard drive you d want at least 640GB to keep all the movies and stuff, 1TB would be good too. You d probably want 4GB of RAM. For a graphics card I d get something like an Nvidia GTS250. You don t need anything more than that really. For brands to...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new system, internet stock trading, amd phenom
internet stock trading, amd phenom, dual monitors: 1. I wouldn t buy much more than a 320GB 7,200RPM hard drive if you don t save much. For a CPU I d get a newer dual core (like intel i5 or i3) or an older quad core (like an intel q9550 or AMD phenom ii 965), the clock speed doesn t matter much past 2.5GHz....

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop, mini laptop, buying a laptop
mini laptop, buying a laptop, unbeatable blend: Hello payas I am glad to respond to your question, usually I do not recommend a specific laptop, as everyone has their own personal taste and requirements. I DO recommend that you buy direct from a manufacturer for several reasons, firstly if it arrives...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop, buying laptop for surfing
buying laptop for surfing: Hi Greg Hope you are still there, as I fished your question out of the question pool and it appears that no expert had responded due to no-one being a specialist in this area. I am pleased to give you some thoughts and guidance on buying. From what you...

Buying a computer system: Least expensive mac laptop with wireless?, macintosh laptop, wireless internet access
macintosh laptop, wireless internet access, credit card details: Hi Green Glad to repond,although I am in the UK. In my experience buying direct from the manufacturer itself is better for two reasons 1. Although higher priced than some suppliers, you know you are getting a new pc direct from the manufacturer. You...

Buying a computer system: solid state hard drive, solid state hard drive, solid state hard drives
solid state hard drive, solid state hard drives, solid state drive: Hello Mark Glad to respond to your question which I fished out of the question pool. The difference is that a Solid State drive is an integral part of the PC. It has no moving parts, information is retrieved much quicker than a hard drive and is less prone...

Buying a computer system: suitable scanner, a3 scanner
a3 scanner: Hello Fiona Thanks for your reply, here is a link that might give you more of a choice for the scanner you want. In regard to the Mustek reviewers do not be disheartened, remember some people just love to complain about everything, and not realise that...

Buying a computer system: Buy a second hand computer, second hand computer, laptop
second hand computer, laptop, budget: Hello Shravan, I would be very happy to help you,however please let me know if it is a desktop or laptop, how much money you have in your purchase budget and what do you intend to use your PC for ? I cannot help you with a choice unless you give me this...

Buying a computer system: Buying new laptop-is this good deal, dell desktop dimension, dell laptop
dell desktop dimension, dell laptop, dell desktop: While the machine may be somewhat faster, you could likely solve your performance issues by reformatting and re-installing Windows on your existing hardware. That said, I doubt Staples will accept both machines, but you could always ask. Honestly I would take...

Buying a computer system: buying a new laptop, computational perspective, mail web
computational perspective, mail web, grad studies: Well, it depends upon what you re going to be using it for - graduate studies is quite vague, and could encompass anything from a relatively simple (from a computational perspective) task as composition, to something relatively complex (again, from a computational...

Buying a computer system: HP Pavilion dv7 question, kensington microsaver lock slot, lithium ion battery
kensington microsaver lock slot, lithium ion battery, secure digital cards: The truth is, all laptops run hot sometimes, just some of them more than others and at different times than others. But I ve had good experiences with HP laptops, I ve used many of them and not one has ever had an overheating problem. Please ask a follow...

Buying a computer system: Laptop buy:, animation programs, report assignment
animation programs, report assignment, netbooks: Given that you mention being part of an academic program which likely uses computers, contact your school or department and see what their suggested equipment (if any) looks like, many CS, ECE, and animation programs have suggested configurations that are...

Buying a computer system: New System, microsoft office xp, dell xps
microsoft office xp, dell xps, least five years: Well, The Sims 3 is a relatively demanding game, so you may have to compromise on video quality settings in-game to meet your budget, but overall you shouldn t have much trouble. Are there any specific systems (you mentioned post-holiday sales) that you were...

Buying a computer system: pc suggestions building, physical processors, dual processors
physical processors, dual processors, waterblocks: If you could clarify your questions and provide some more background to your question, that would be helpful. Regarding parallel or series - I m not sure what you re asking - are you trying to ask if a multi-core processor is better than a single-core...

Buying a computer system: purchasing a new mb, gaming rig, dual processors
gaming rig, dual processors, computer building: Hello Ritchie Dual core has the edge over a double up of cpu s simply the way the information is processed by simultaneous multi-threading (SMT), it has the edge but not significantly in this area. For gaming rigs and building gaming set-ups, no-one is...

Buying a computer system: laptop display, lcd screens, new dell
lcd screens, new dell, dell vostro: It can damage LCD screens, but it is very unlikely to be permanent even if it does damage it, it goes away after a few minutes. The damage could be anything from one stuck pixel to a big part of the screen being darkened. What you should worry about with the...

Buying a computer system: shopping for laptop!!!, toshiba qosmio, graphics memory
toshiba qosmio, graphics memory, x505: If the following items are out of your price range please tell me. The lenovo IdeaPad Y550P is a great laptop for it s price. If you have no concern of price, the best bet is the TOSHIBA Qosmio X505-Q875, it s a little expensive but would have amazing performance...

Buying a computer system: warranty agreements, warranty agreements, laptop purchase
warranty agreements, laptop purchase, best buy: In reality 60% of laptop failures will happen within the 30 day or longer return period stores have for all their products for free, and 90% in the first year. So it would be cheaper to see if it works and if it does don t worry about warranties or repairs...

Buying a computer system: Processing speed, buying a new computer, intel amd
buying a new computer, intel amd, core processors: Hello. The easiest way to tell is to look for key words such as phenom, intel, amd, core i7, core i5, athlon, atom and see the numbers that follow them. Example- HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110F Phenom II X4 925(2.8GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 4350 Windows...

Buying a computer system: video card, geforce 4 mx 440, agp 4x 8x
geforce 4 mx 440, agp 4x 8x, geforce 4 mx: Just as a matter of clarification, do you wish to view television on your PC, or use your television as an output display alongside your computer s monitor? (either as a secondary display, or as a mirror image of the computer s monitor) If the aforesaid,...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop, inexpensive models, buying a laptop
inexpensive models, buying a laptop, system preference: What kind of connectivity features do you need? (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc) What size range are you hoping to stay in? (netbook, compact, DTR, etc) What about operating system preference? What is your rough budget? Generally any model you find will be suitable...

Buying a computer system: machine for video streaming, 720p or 1080p, speed internet connection
720p or 1080p, speed internet connection, 100base tx: I don t see why a netbook would have any issues with any of those functions unless your goal is 720p or 1080p HD video decoding. As long as your network can handle the bandwidth requirements of such streaming (in other words, you have a high speed Internet...

Buying a computer system: Wite keyboard, compaq keyboard, dell keyboard
compaq keyboard, dell keyboard, poor eyesight: Hi Al, Keyboards these days are pretty generic and any brand will work with any PC as long as the ports match up (PS2 or USB). I found one I think would work well for you by just using Google and searching for large key keyboards. Try http://www.maxiaids.com/store/ProdView.asp?idProduct=5812&product=Keys-U-See-Keyboard---Ivory-Keys-with-Black-Print....

Buying a computer system: Desktop PC Purchase., instant messengers, pretty crap
instant messengers, pretty crap, gaming programs: First off I d get an intel processor because they are more for non-gaming programs like photoshop and any programming applications. Get at least a 4 core, if you could afford it get a 6 core(they get up to $1200 for the CPU only so only if you really need...

Buying a computer system: Laptop for Uni, buying a laptop, ati mobility
buying a laptop, ati mobility, mobility radeon: It should be good, but don t expect it to be like high or even mid-high end desktop cards. It should work but it won t be 100%, if I were to go with a card it would have to be an NVidia 330m or 360M simply because of all the features they have over ATi...

Buying a computer system: Need field pc notebook, pc notebook, data acquisition
pc notebook, data acquisition, cd program: I m thinking you mean DVD? CD s are limited to around 750MB of capacity. Otherwise I m not sure what you re referencing for your data acquisition - do you work in a situation where you could just copy the data onto a hard-drive to carry around? (I m just...

Buying a computer system: purchasing new desktop, warranty repair, older software
warranty repair, older software, directx 9: 1. Generally I don t suggest external hard drives - they pose zero advantage for back-ups, and the marketing that indicates they re the standard for back-ups is just that: a way to sell more units. If you decide to purchase an external drive, yes, you could...

Buying a computer system: Can you rate my computer out of 10?, motherboard gigabyte, p55
motherboard gigabyte, p55, gtx: I m sorry you didn t get the answer earlier, I sent it but it must not have got through. Anyway, I would give it an 8/10, you could raise it to a 9 by getting a GTX 470 and a 10 by getting a GTX 480 and 6 GB of RAM. But 8/10 is still very good. Don t forget...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, vga combo, buying a new computer
vga combo, buying a new computer, david answer: A CPU is the small chip, about 1.5 x1.5 , that processes all the information and sends back instructions on how to do things. They can be expensive or cheap depending on the performance you want. If you have any more questions about this you can ask me. I...

Buying a computer system: CPU, real time strategy, amd phenom
real time strategy, amd phenom, media playback: As you are purchasing an LCD - that will determine the operational resolution you ll be using. A 22-24 monitor can mean many things, from 1600x900 to 1920x1200 - all of which are below the 2048x1536 line. Are there any current, or released, games which you...

Buying a computer system: New Laptop for Animation., firepro, apple products
firepro, apple products, enough memory: Only one of those applications will explicitly support any form of 3D acceleration end to end, and officially it is only supported by professional level graphics hardware (Quadro FX by nVidia or FirePro by AMD) - you ll either need to roughly double your budget,...

Buying a computer system: Wiping my harddrive???, seagate western digital, disk utilities
seagate western digital, disk utilities, harddrive: You can use disk utilities from your hard-drive s manufacturer (so you ll need to know if the disk is a Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, etc and then locate the appropriate download on their service page) to write 0 s to the drive s surface (effectively...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop., tv tuner card, toshiba satellite
tv tuner card, toshiba satellite, l500: Hi again Richard, I cannot recommend ACER computers. I have had some very bad experiences with their hardware and their tech support is the worst I have ever dealt with. I repeat what I said about Lenovo s and Toshiba s. They both come with the 64...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop., tv tuner card, toshiba satellite
tv tuner card, toshiba satellite, l500: Those both look reasonable but I wouldn t trust ebay just because if something goes wrong it s next to impossible sometimes, to get a refund or a replacement. You can use ebay if you like it s just my opinion. If you can find the Acer Aspire AS5741G-5062 on...

Buying a computer system: buying new computer, desk top, world of warcraft
desk top, world of warcraft, new computer: If you want to build one ask a follow up, but I ll assume you want a pre-built computer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227243 that is a good system for far less than you specified and it will run games for a few years to come on...

Buying a computer system: Computer Hardware / Autocad, quadro fx, autocad software
quadro fx, autocad software, level applications: No, that system would not be appropriate for AutoCAD or similar pro-level applications, you not only want a better version of Windows, but you would also benefit from a more powerful processor, and professionally geared graphics adapter (I would suggest a...

Buying a computer system: cloud storage - ?, 512 mb ram, isp package
512 mb ram, isp package, latter route: What is wrong with the machine that prompts re-installing the OS? (You should not need to re-install your anti-virus application unless something is wrong with the existing install - it updates itself automatically (at least it should) and the system should...

Buying a computer system: help with new computer purchase., small claims court, horror story
small claims court, horror story, computer purchase: Again, I m not the person to be asking regarding legal advice - unfortunately it s been my experience that this kind of business practice is all too common among self employed system builder types - selling hardware at relatively (bluntly: ridiculously)...

Buying a computer system: Laptop, lenovo ibm, best laptops
lenovo ibm, best laptops, gateway notebook: Hi James, I ve had a Gateway notebook for a couple years and I wish I hadn t bought it. Hard to put my finger on why - other than it is slow, etc. Best laptops out there now for the money are Lenovo (IBM) and Toshiba. Watch the specials on Newegg.com...

Buying a computer system: Optimizing a new laptop, optional updates, optimization service
optional updates, optimization service, best buy: Well, quite simply put, you made the right decision in this Expert s opinion. Best Buy may not pay their people on commission, directly, however they still strongly encourage them to up-sell you service packages and other accessories that you may or may not...

Buying a computer system: PC system for audiophile music, top of the line models, dac chip
top of the line models, dac chip, audiophile speakers: Well, generally speaking there isn t going to be much difference between any two soundcards you can purchase for your computer in terms of sound quality - DtoA converters are only so good and even the least expensive soundcards (again, generally speaking)...

Buying a computer system: Processor differences?, oldie but goodie, intel pentium
oldie but goodie, intel pentium, mail client: Depending upon what you intend to do with the machine - no there really won t be much difference between the two. The Core i3 will have a performance advantage with very CPU intensive tasks like data compression or video encoding however aside from that you...

Buying a computer system: Processor Speeds, intel celeron processor, intel pentium processor
intel celeron processor, intel pentium processor, serial ata hard drive: I ll start with the intel as a baseline at 100% performance since it s best. The neo system has about 80% of that performance. The Sempron system has 90% the performance of the intel. I d just go for intel all the time, they have always been the best performance,...

Buying a computer system: How to select a new PC?, dell dimension 4550, pci nic card
dell dimension 4550, pci nic card, microsoft office xp: If you simply save a file to the drive, can you then access it later? Regarding the second query - if the Toshiba is somewhat old that could very well explain the problem - it may just not be up to handling all of the anti-virus/anti-spyware software you have...

Buying a computer system: Buying a gaming pc, card memory, ati card
card memory, ati card, amd phenom: Dual cores are still good for most games, but they probably won t be for long so you ll probably want to get a cheap quad core such as the AMD Phenom II 940. The clock (GHz) doesn t matter that much if you have enough cores. For a video card I d recommend...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, intel graphics media accelerator, buying a new computer
intel graphics media accelerator, buying a new computer, nvidia geforce: Copying of discs with a computer isn t quite the same as copying a diskette or using a disc duplicator - your best bet is to use a commercial software application like PowerISO or Nero and actually capture what is called a disc image of the disc you d like...

Buying a computer system: Buying a notebook., sized keyboard, music storage
sized keyboard, music storage, disk storage: For under $300 you have very few options, if you re willing to purchase a desktop computer you may be able to get away with that budget, otherwise you re likely going to be looking at netbooks or similar ultra-portable devices - which will lack a full sized...

Buying a computer system: To build or to buy computer for photos/video editing, decent machine, sure what kind
decent machine, sure what kind, sp c: Hi Dan, I looked up your Gateway page on the Costco site and read the reviews. About half of them said their Gateway was either DOA out of the box or a piece of junk - or something equally as bad. I used to like Gateway until they got in over their head...

Buying a computer system: To buy or to build a computer for photo and video editing, decent machine, sure what kind
decent machine, sure what kind, diy project: Generally speaking not all of the components will fail, and the vast majority of problems will occur within the first 30 days (when you re still covered by the reseller s return process, in most cases) - beyond that yes, you will have to take up warranty claims...

Buying a computer system: To buy or to build a computer?, decent machine, sure what kind
decent machine, sure what kind, computer question: I ve never really had a computer I haven t built myself so I don t know too much about gateway or any other company, but I haven t heard anything bad about them so they should be fine. And yes a 5450 should be good or you can upgrade to a cheap 5770 (or GTX...

Buying a computer system: buying a cheap net book, internet connection speed, browser flash
internet connection speed, browser flash, face book: Wal-Mart is accurate in this case - Facebook games are simple flash products and will run on more or less any machine you can find to purchase today - if you re having performance issues I would look at your browser/flash settings, background bloat or malware/spyware,...

Buying a computer system: Gaming Laptop, how to build my own computer, dual core cpu
how to build my own computer, dual core cpu, crysis: That s a great budget for something like that. What I d suggest you look at first is the ASUS N61 Series N61JQ-X1 notebook, it has all that and more for only $1000 which I think is great in case you decide you want to play better games in the future. Or even...

Buying a computer system: laptop, wireless broadband service, wireless access point
wireless broadband service, wireless access point, buying a laptop: More or less anything Dell is going to sell you will be suitable, and that goes for the wireless card as well (unless you want an actual wireless broadband service, in which case you ll need to pick a provider - I believe your options are limited to Verizon,...

Buying a computer system: laptop, lenovo ibm, buying a laptop
lenovo ibm, buying a laptop, best laptop: Hi Sandy, My favorite bangs for the buck are Lenovo #IBM# and Toshiba - and you can get either for $399 or less at Amazon or Newegg.com #watch the specials#. All laptops come with built-in wireless Internet these days so don t worry about a card.....

Buying a computer system: laptop, buying a laptop, networking card
buying a laptop, networking card, dgc: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/deals/popular_laptops?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&dgc=IR&cid=17495&lid=405690 if you like dell any of those should be fine. Any built in wireless card in a laptop these days should be fine and fast enough for everything...

Buying a computer system: ANOTHER PC, external peripherals, usb ports
external peripherals, usb ports, usb hub: Yes, you can connect external peripherals to a notebook assuming it has the available connectors - generally speaking keyboards and mice available today will connect via USB, and most modern laptops have at least two USB ports. If you need more USB connections,...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, buying a new computer, lenovo ibm
buying a new computer, lenovo ibm, tigerdirect: Hi Mike, In terms of quality and price, I would look at Sony first, then Lenovo (IBM) and finally, Dell. You should look at their home sites first to get an idea of features and price and then go shopping at places like Amazon, Newegg, and TigerDirect...

Buying a computer system: computer upgrade, eizo nanao, oem boxes
eizo nanao, oem boxes, hdd samsung: If you re purchasing a new system, the best choice would be towards something with a dual or quad core processor (or a pair of such processors), as that will handle the heavier compute loads levied by modern DCC applications - without knowing more about your...

Buying a computer system: new computer, external hard drive, personal files
external hard drive, personal files, solutions software: What I do is use my ide/sata-to-usb converter (about $20 from Newegg.com) to connect my old hard drive to my new computer and then use Windows Explorer to selectively copy my personal files over. This works great with everything but email and depending on...

Buying a computer system: processors, speech recognition software, initial purchase price
speech recognition software, initial purchase price, usage scenarios: The majority of your adjectival descriptors are unrelated to any specific tasks, terms such as good sound system , 64 bits , and good RAM are more or less undirected marketing-speak. That said, for the very basic tasks you have outlined (such as browsing...

Buying a computer system: running many periphreals, external dvd drive, 3dvision
external dvd drive, 3dvision, dual core: It shouldn t that much. But it really depends on what they are. If you have 2+ peripherals that need software to run(excluding a driver) say something like NVidia 3DVision and an external DVD drive it might be wise to get a quad core or 2.4+GHz dual core....

Buying a computer system: buying a new cpu, amd phenom, central processing unit
amd phenom, central processing unit, microsoft office suite: I m thinking that I understand your question, but just to clarify, when you say CPU are you specifically referring to the Central Processing Unit, the primary microprocessor within a computer system (brand names would include Intel Pentium, VIA C7, and AMD...

Buying a computer system: Computer Creativity, optical character recognition, computer creativity
optical character recognition, computer creativity, personal creativity: I m not entirely sure that I m the best suited expert for this question (this seems like something a systems engineer or business intelligence/development expert may know more about, since you re asking about workflow (or what my industry would call wetware...

Buying a computer system: all in one computer, intensive application, application base
intensive application, application base, apple imac: By All-In-One I assume you mean something that roughly resembles an Apple iMac - and that would be my first suggestion (for general home use, like browsing the Internet, there is nothing that makes OS X problematic - its only if you have a specific application...

Buying a computer system: Dial-up alternatives, cell phone technology, dell desktop
cell phone technology, dell desktop, satellite connection: Sounds like you ve got a handle on the situation - unfortunately you ve done more or less everything you can do from your end; everything else is on the telco. Your Dell and its modem should not be causing you trouble at all, in terms of speeds - Pentium 3...

Buying a computer system: New CPU, new computer system, storage capability
new computer system, storage capability, anti virus software: Hello Susan Thanks for your question, and I am glad to help. Firstly I would need to find out is it a new computer system that you are purchasing to replace an older one ? or is it that you are just replacing the drive inside your existing PC ? You have...

Buying a computer system: getting a new printer, hp office jet, epson printers
hp office jet, epson printers, mac notebook: The Pixma will cost more in general, simply as a result of its inking configuration - the multi-ink systems have very little (if any) advantage over the more traditional systems, its simply a difference in design. I wouldn t base considerations solely on that...

Buying a computer system: new system and printer?, dell dimension 3000, printer request
dell dimension 3000, printer request, hp system: Hello Michelle Glad to help you with your question. Firstly dial-up is slow compared to the alternatives, however with a better laptop with better hardware installed, CPU, RAM etc etc, you will notice a difference in download speeds because of the way more...

Buying a computer system: Printer Advice Needed!, hp psc 1315, shopping hp
hp psc 1315, shopping hp, inkjet solutions: The best inkjet solutions that I can think of that won t have you spending the purchase price of the unit in ink every month are HP s new OfficeJet Pro solutions, but I don t know of any AIOs from that line that will be less than $70. The closest model that...

Buying a computer system: building a slightly altered ASU laptop, mobile computing solution, dual core processor
mobile computing solution, dual core processor, hd tag: I m going to assume you meant 8 GB of RAM (8MB was top of the line in the 1980s). I m very skeptical of this requirement for modern systems (for various technical reasons, 8GB of memory makes no sense for normal users and is generally only applicable in...

Buying a computer system: Business Computer, accounting softwares, dual monitors
accounting softwares, dual monitors, 1000gb hard drive: More or less any system will be suitable for your needs; you don t have demanding processing requirements and unless we re dealing with tens of thousands of files the average 500-1000GB hard-drive should be cavernous for your needs. Look at Dell or HP s Business...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new PC, photo editing software, web design software
photo editing software, web design software, buying a new pc: Years ago Dell made their PC s with a DVD PLAYER and a CD PLAYER/BURNER. At the time DVD burners were too expensive to add to a standard PC. About 5 years ago DVD burner technology became simple and the first CD/DVD burners/players hit the market for around...

Buying a computer system: Computer build, socket am3, seagate barracuda
socket am3, seagate barracuda, solid state drive: Hi Luke, I like your build 1 because of the Gigabyte motherboard. I ve never had one fail - and I cannot say that for ASUS. One important thing you messed up on though is the CPU. You cannot put an Intel CPU on an AMD motherboard. I suggest you stick...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new pc, microsoft office programs, dellstore
microsoft office programs, dellstore, buying a new pc: Hi Bryan, I like Dell also, but order it yourself on-line and do not call one of their sales people or you will wind up with a bunch of stuff you don t need. Also do not order their basic model with a Celeron or Sempron CPU in it {they are slow and unstable}....

Buying a computer system: What computer would be the best for my needs, intel celeron cpu, emachine computer
intel celeron cpu, emachine computer, 200gb hard drive: Hi again Frank, The converter boxes you are looking at are intended to take a new cable (or satellite) digital signal from your cable company and convert it to an analog output that will play on old TV sets. Don t think that would help you much. The...

Buying a computer system: Dell DIED, fatal system error, anti virus software
fatal system error, anti virus software, initial suggestion: Without install discs, you likely cannot do any sort of troubleshooting. My initial suggestion in this situation would be to try a repair installation of the operating system, and if that fails, reformat and re-install the operating system entirely. Without...

Buying a computer system: Dell or Samsung?, laptop keyboard, dell inspirion
laptop keyboard, dell inspirion, best laptop: Hello Marc Thanks for your very interesting question to AllExperts. Hmm this is a difficult one , as both are really the same spec machines in their own logo d cases. So what would be the difference between them. Dell Best laptop keyboard feel relatively...

Buying a computer system: new LAPTOP, best laptops, buying a new car
best laptops, buying a new car, processor minimum: Hello There Thanks for your question posted to me. I will be brief and to the point with my advice to you, however a purchase of a PC is very similar to buying a new car, its purely a matter of aesthetics , general feel and reliability. All the listed...

Buying a computer system: right recommended system for 'trading', computational perspective, technology loop
computational perspective, technology loop, reply thanks: The performance limitations you re describing are not relative to hardware; they re a function of your connection to the Internet and that speed. Without a quality ISP, you can have the best hardware possible and see no benefits with respect to outbound/inbound...

Buying a computer system: Computers, netbook, laptop notebook
netbook, laptop notebook, external cd: Hi again Ken, Yes it can. You can get a very nice slimline external CD/DVD player/burner for about $40 that hooks into a USB port. Toshiba makes a very nice one and you do not need a separate power adapter {power is provided from the USB port}. If...

Buying a computer system: Increase RAM*, notebook amd, hp notebook
notebook amd, hp notebook, memory finder: It s hard to say without knowing more about your system - given the age I m guessing finding modules will be somewhat challenging, and I will guarantee you that 3GB is impossible (it likely uses SDRAM and can take a maximum of 512MB to 1024MB of memory - it...

Buying a computer system: New Computer*, pdf capability, free reader software
pdf capability, free reader software, desktop compaq: Overall you can get what you want for the price you want, shouldn t be overly complicated. The only problem I d forsee is the price of Office 2010 itself; the full version can run you $300. Look at OpenOffice.org if you re on a tight budget - it s compatible...

Buying a computer system: New Computer*, pdf capability, lenovo ibm
pdf capability, lenovo ibm, desktop compaq: Hi John, I just checked Fry s and they have a nice Lenovo (IBM) for $429 {http://www.frys.com/product/6831856?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG). That would be my first choice. Next, Dell has a nice Inspiron 370 for $339 {http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=ddcwbx1&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-570}...

Buying a computer system: BUYING WIRELESS DESKTOP FOR VIDEO EDITING, tv tunner, front side bus
tv tunner, front side bus, cpu storage: http://email.about.com/od/netiquettetips/qt/Writing-In-All-Caps-Is-Like-Shouting.htm When you mention video editing, can you tell me more about the software application you re using to do this editing? Generally the systems you re looking at, especially...

Buying a computer system: buy a new computer, reputable manufacturer, custom gaming
reputable manufacturer, custom gaming, gaming computer: Unfortunately I can t suggest the manufacturer, as they have a terrible track record in terms of build quality and customer service. If you re interested in a custom gaming computer, you may want to consider building the machine yourself, or look at a more...

Buying a computer system: looking for a laptop, music production programs, gpu system
music production programs, gpu system, mobile workstation: Your existing Dell is going to be equivalent or faster than any of the Toshiba systems you ve mentioned (The first model features a passable processor, and wholly inadequate integrated graphics. The second model actually reduces overall performance to switch...

Buying a computer system: Pentium 3 or Pentium 4?, hardware need, central processor
hardware need, central processor, hardware specifications: Speaking in terms of technology, no you could never upgrade the Pentium 3 based system to a Pentium 4. In terms of hardware need though, depending on what you re doing with games and videos, the Pentium 3 system may or may not work for you - the savings is...

Buying a computer system: Stuck on choices, lenovo ibm, sony vaio
lenovo ibm, sony vaio, best buy: Hi Geoff, You are right - the processors are practically identical. As far as brand, Sony is top of the line and ACER is somewhere in the middle. Also, speaking from personal experience, ACER probably has the worst customer support of any manufacturer...

Buying a computer system: Stuck on choices, reliability record, sony vaio
reliability record, sony vaio, support bob: Generally speaking you won t see a difference between those two processors, so I wouldn t be concerned there. That said, Sony has a much better reliability record than Acer, as well as much better customer service on average. I would pick Sony based on that....

Buying a computer system: College computer project, quality customer service, external peripherals
quality customer service, external peripherals, small medium business: Primarily the first thing you would need to know in this situation is the company s usage scenario - if we re simply doing bookkeeping or e-mail you can essentially purchase anything you like (and you should be able to come in under budget by around $7000)....

Buying a computer system: computer system to tv, pci express video card, word procesor
pci express video card, word procesor, gb memory: The PlayStation 3 will be very similar to the LG in terms of features, aside from the gaming functionality of the PlayStation 3 itself. One thing to consider about the PlayStation 3 is that Sony has demonstrated the platform s ability to update as the Blu-ray...

Buying a computer system: desktop pc, home video editing, free component
home video editing, free component, pc question: Generally you don t have exceptionally high performance demands, based on the tasks you ve described; which means you can purchase more or less anything modern and be well served. I would look at what kind of promotions Dell and HP are currently running...

Buying a computer system: desktop pc, desktop pc, videos music
desktop pc, videos music, call of duty: It really depends on what you use it for, intel is generally better for programs like photoshop, videos, music. But AMD is better for games. They re both great and neither of them are bad or really great at anything compared to the other, but if you like watching...

Buying a computer system: New laptop, dual core processor, screen glare
dual core processor, screen glare, lenovo ibm: Hi Jill, If I were shopping for a new laptop, I would buy either a Sony, a Lenovo (IBM), or a Toshiba - and I would order it from Amazon. I just checked and they have a good supply of each starting at under $400. I am partial to the 14 inch models because...

Buying a computer system: Computer PUrchase, internet explorer 7, dual monitors
internet explorer 7, dual monitors, word screen: Generally I suggest Dell and HP, as their customer service is generally top notch. In terms of actual hardware, the requirements you ve listed for your application are incredibly low; so anything off the shelf (new) will meet your requirements and beyond....

Buying a computer system: Computer purchase, internet explorer 7, western digital hard drive
internet explorer 7, western digital hard drive, word screen: What I would recommend is buying a cheap HP desktop such as the HP 505b, and buying a 2TB Western Digital hard drive separate, and either have a friend install it, or if you know how to of course you can. For sure buy a computer with at least 1GB of RAM. There...

Buying a computer system: Computer purchase, internet explorer 7, larger power supply
internet explorer 7, larger power supply, 500gb hard drive: Hi Rae, If I were you I would buy a Lenovo Ideacentre H405. Amazon has them for $350 and the reviews are great. Also, Lenovo is an IBM product and has excellent support. By memory, if you are talking about RAM, the PC comes with 2GB which should run...

Buying a computer system: Computers --Connecting a 2nd computer, step mom, dsl connection
step mom, dsl connection, dial up connection: You need a home network, based around a router. Look at products from D-Link, Netgear, or Linksys/Cisco. You ll need to ensure that your computers have available Ethernet ports, or WiFi capabilities (and if you do go WiFi, that your router supports it). This...

Buying a computer system: computer buying -- minimum, senior citizen, computer buying
senior citizen, computer buying, minimum hardware: Well as long as it s sold from a good retail store or online store then it s going to be impossible to get a laptop that can t handle everything on the internet. So I wouldn t worry about the specifications, but for brands I recommend Toshiba, ASUS, HP, Samsung,...

Buying a computer system: buying home use computer, adobe files, business desktops
adobe files, business desktops, buying a computer: I m not sure what you re comparing those devices to in order to say better components for less money ; so I m not sure if that s an accurate assertion or if there may be some confusion over specifications. That said, I would entirely avoid Cyberpower...

Buying a computer system: Upgrade a Computer, fallout 3, expansion ports
fallout 3, expansion ports, intel p4: I would need to know more about the applications you d like to run. The i3 540 would be a substantial upgrade over your Pentium 4 (many times faster, at least four), as well as the newer and faster memory that such a chip and board would bring. Regarding gaming,...

Buying a computer system: Alienware specs, usb ports, schoolwork
usb ports, schoolwork, alienware: For gaming, if you plan to keep the laptop for a long time, of course just buy the best you can get for your money at the time. The main thing to ignore would be any amount of RAM above 6GB, there s just nothing that uses that much, rarely does anyone do anything...