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Bluetooth dongle


#1
Please advise me what to look in a dongle to get the right/best one for my laptop.

HP ENVY dv7-7230us
W8 64bit
Quad-core AMD
6GB HDDR3 Memory
750 GB SATA Hard drive

Sorry folks, until just moments ago I never heard of Bluetooth dongle, didn't know Bluetooth can be external device. Nice to know they are so cheap on eBay.

BTW...is that all I need to make this bluetoothless notebook Bluetooth capable ? .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

znod

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#2
Mainly, be sure it will work with Win8. Here is one. Google on "windows 8 bluetooth dongle."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner
#3
Aaah...so its OS specific. Thanks for the heads-up. Any number or specifics to look for that equate with better performance?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

znod

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#4
You are very welcome. It is likely that some not claiming to be consistent with Win8 would work for you. On the other hand, I have heard of some of these not working with Win8. So, yes, I would be happy to see at least the claim of working with Win8.

I really have no idea about which dongle claiming to be consistent with Win8 might be best. In general, I feel good about brands I know--like ASUS, D-Link, Linksys (at least used to be Linksys), etc. But, honestly, I don't know if a brand I know would be better than one I don't know (don't even use a dongle). Maybe others will chime in with what is working for them. Generally speaking, given a reputable vendor, you should have no problem returning something that doesn't work for you. Might be easier/better to just buy from brick and mortar like Frys and Best Buy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner
#5
OK...thanks. They are just ridiculously so cheap in eBay that I wonder if they do work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM
#6
It's possible W8 is a difficult fussy OS with compatibility stuffs. By chance, do you happen to know if OS compatibility is the same with USB TV tuners? And do you know exactly what they do? Do they enable watching live TV shows?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

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