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TLS2000
Crazy Canuck
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Mississauga, ON
reply to elwoodblues

Re: Dell Days of Deals is back

The computer I ordered last week is still "In production", but that's to be expected at this point.
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Anav
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reply to elwoodblues

Interesting Guspaz im tempted to throw in an ssd drive into our netbook now. Problem is the thing lasts like 1.5hrs max on battery after full charge.


NefCanuck

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said by Anav:

Interesting Guspaz im tempted to throw in an ssd drive into our netbook now. Problem is the thing lasts like 1.5hrs max on battery after full charge.

Actually the SSD would help that too as the SSD power consumption is much lower than the mechanical HDD.

NefCanuck


CanadianRip

join:2009-07-15
Oakville, ON

said by NefCanuck:

Actually the SSD would help that too as the SSD power consumption is much lower than the mechanical HDD.

It would be an unnoticed change.


Wolfie00
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reply to NefCanuck

I'm really happy with the SSD I put in my old Inspiron laptop. It's way faster now and I can knock it around without worrying about a delicate HDD. Except for the fan it really has no moving parts now.



milnoc

join:2001-03-05
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Same here with my Asus netbook. Disc access, boot-up, suspend and resume are blazing fast. It doesn't help with the processing power of course, but it does make the whole system more tolerable.
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Gone
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Yeah I've got an SSD in my TimelineX. Improved overall system performance considerably.



donoreo
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join:2002-05-30
North York, ON
reply to elwoodblues

U2410 on at $379. On the business deals there is a dual U2212H with arms deal for $529. Also on the business deals there is this:

Dell Interactive Tower UPS - 1000W
Dell UPS, Tower, 1000W, 120V,with 5-15P to C13, 3m input cord

Reg $807 (?!) on for $399.

Vostro 3560 for $399:

Core i3, 500GB, 4 GB RAM Win 7
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Wolfie00
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reply to elwoodblues

Two things of interest today. Inspiron 15R with i5 processor with Windows 7 (or 8, if so inclined) for $450. Nice to have the Win 7 option. Trendnet 500-class powerline adapters for $50. I have a pair of 200-class Belkins now.



donoreo
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North York, ON

said by Wolfie00:

Trendnet 500-class powerline adapters for $50. I have a pair of 200-class Belkins now.

I just ordered. I was thinking of getting some anyway.


Anav
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reply to elwoodblues

»www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/l···?start=1

Not particulary impressed by a 10-100 ethernet connection or performance. Reg price on these units is around $52 in the US anyway.



Guspaz
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reply to elwoodblues

They can potentially be a better solution for somebody who needs to connect a device that doesn't support 802.11n (like a PS3) to their network for media streaming in an oversaturated wireless environment.
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milnoc

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reply to Wolfie00

said by Wolfie00:

Two things of interest today. Inspiron 15R with i5 processor with Windows 7 (or 8, if so inclined)...

Win 8 would be okay if the computer had a touchscreen. Without it, Windows 8 is complicated for nothing.
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donoreo
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reply to Guspaz

said by Guspaz:

They can potentially be a better solution for somebody who needs to connect a device that doesn't support 802.11n (like a PS3) to their network for media streaming in an oversaturated wireless environment.

I use them to connect from where my model and router are to where I put my wifi access point.

Dunlop

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reply to Guspaz

said by Guspaz:

They can potentially be a better solution for somebody who needs to connect a device that doesn't support 802.11n (like a PS3) to their network for media streaming in an oversaturated wireless environment.

They will also work with a FibeTV STB. Use the $30 pair I purchased off of Newegg to install a unit in my kitchen.

Of course from what I read there are wireless STB's coming out to make this moot


TLS2000
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reply to elwoodblues

Does anyone know where Dell ships computers from?

My Inspiron 17R laptop I ordered back in August took 4 days to ship and then a week to arrive after it shipped, but the tracking showed that it was picked up by Purolator in the US.

The messenger satchel case that I just got for the laptop shipped on Monday and arrived on Tuesday.

The XPS 8500 I ordered a week ago shipped today, showed a US pickup but already seems to be at the Toronto sorting centre for Purolator.
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Gone
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Texas if I remember correctly.



Gone
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reply to Anav

said by Anav:

Not particulary impressed by a 10-100 ethernet connection or performance. Reg price on these units is around $52 in the US anyway.

Actually based on the link you provided they perform pretty decently for what they are. You'll never get anywhere close to 500 out of these things, but they're competitive with 20MHz wide wifi.

Bummer they have 10/100 Ethernet though. The ZyXEL units I run at the shop all have Gigabit ports. When the fluorescent lights are off we can pull 150-180Mbit/s across them which is pretty good for a 500-rated adapter.


TLS2000
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reply to Gone

I thought so, but this XPS 8500 looks like it's going to be delivered tomorrow after shipping today. They don't do overnight unless you pay for it or have a premier account AFAIK.
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Gone
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They might have had stock in Toronto. The stuff that comes from Texas takes 2-3 days.



Anav
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Dell gets their stuff to me in two days normally in NS. Friggen fast.



Gone
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Yeah, usually production time is the thing that holds stuff up, not the actual shipping itself.



donoreo
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North York, ON
reply to elwoodblues

My powerline adapters are on the truck for delivery. The wifi extender still shows in production.



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»accessories.dell.com/sna/product···225-4201

Jesus, 21:9
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Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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Yeah 21:9 stuff is going to become a lot more popular over the next few years.



elwoodblues
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reply to donoreo

There is nothing to "produce' they are just buying it from a distributor and having it dropped shipped.



donoreo
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North York, ON

My adapters were just delivered.



TLS2000
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Mississauga, ON
reply to elwoodblues

I think he was talking about the computer that I ordered. That said, most of their stuff is kept in stock.
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Wolfie00
My dog is an elitist
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reply to donoreo

said by donoreo:

My adapters were just delivered.

Let us know what you think of them.

My concerns are over things like this:
said by Gone:

The ZyXEL units I run at the shop all have Gigabit ports. When the fluorescent lights are off we can pull 150-180Mbit/s across them which is pretty good for a 500-rated adapter.

My Belkin-200's work well enough, but there are several things that can predictably kill the data rate by introducing noise into the lines, and sometimes those things are surprising -- like certain little power adapters in any nearby circuit. I've noticed that some of the adapters in my latest gadgets are switched-mode power supplies, which are designed to be very efficient but generate line noise. I have to be careful where I plug them in if I want the Belkins to work at reasonable speeds. I think that where the environment permits, a wireless-N router-bridge combo is generally the best performance you can get short of wired Ethernet. Or possibly MoCA.
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donoreo
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North York, ON

So far they work great. I tested streaming from my NAS to my laptop upstairs. My old ones are dLink DHP-300's which are apparently 200s. I have not done any file transfer tests.