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  1. #111


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'd prefer tons of local storage for things like video files,
    For many of us, it's the only practical location anyway. I only have 2Mbps for my upload at home, I cannot efficiently upload hundreds of GB's of data.

    However, I don't think many are consuming that much storage space any more these days. People use their cell phones for video anymore. And many don't even use a real camera, just the one built into the cell phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Cloud storage for sensitive data like documents, pictures, and MAYBE music depending on how large the Cloud drive is.
    All of my digital music for the past year has been purchased from Amazon MP3. They store whatever I buy from them for free. I honestly haven't ripped 95% of my music collection, as I don't spend much time listening to the old stuff anyway. It just sits collecting dust in my basement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Backup, backup, backup, backup!!!
    Absolutely. I image my desktop regularly. I have my video files on my secondary internal hard drive of my desktop and it's replicated to an external eSATA dock and kept offsite. My server has a secondary physical drive for backups. I run a robocopy sync job daily at 1:00am which replicates my data directory from the 1st drive to the 2nd drive and it keeps 7 days worth of backups. In addition, I have a pair of external hard drives that I bring home about once per month and replicate my data onto and then store offsite. And now I am starting to utilize the nearly 100GB of free storage space i have with dropbox, skydrive, google drive, Amazon cloud drive, and SugarSync to ensure my pictures and documents are in more than 1 location. And every now and I again, I fire up Acronis True Image and just make a copy of my servers data directory somewhere else for good measure.

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  2. #112


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'd prefer tons of local storage for things like video files,
    For many of us, it's the only practical location anyway. I only have 2Mbps for my upload at home, I cannot efficiently upload hundreds of GB's of data.

    However, I don't think many are consuming that much storage space any more these days. People use their cell phones for video anymore. And many don't even use a real camera, just the one built into the cell phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Cloud storage for sensitive data like documents, pictures, and MAYBE music depending on how large the Cloud drive is.
    All of my digital music for the past year has been purchased from Amazon MP3. They store whatever I buy from them for free. I honestly haven't ripped 95% of my music collection, as I don't spend much time listening to the old stuff anyway. It just sits collecting dust in my basement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Backup, backup, backup, backup!!!
    Absolutely. I image my desktop regularly. I have my video files on my secondary internal hard drive of my desktop and it's replicated to an external eSATA dock and kept offsite. My server has a secondary physical drive for backups. I run a robocopy sync job daily at 1:00am which replicates my data directory from the 1st drive to the 2nd drive and it keeps 7 days worth of backups. In addition, I have a pair of external hard drives that I bring home about once per month and replicate my data onto and then store offsite. And now I am starting to utilize the nearly 100GB of free storage space i have with dropbox, skydrive, google drive, Amazon cloud drive, and SugarSync to ensure my pictures and documents are in more than 1 location. And every now and I again, I fire up Acronis True Image and just make a copy of my servers data directory somewhere else for good measure.
    Uploading takes forever for me as well, it's generally a few nights worth of uploading for about 12 or so gigs of data. But on Windows Phone, I have SkyDrive uploading set for every picture I take, literally EVERY picture. I have to go through my SkyDrive uploads and delete the crap shots. The most I think I'll ever have uploaded is maybe 90 gigs, possibly 120 over a span of a year or so.

    I think it's very strange how computing usage has become. Back in the days of the PC up to around mid-2000, faster processors, better speeds, better resolutions, and larger hard drives were ALL the rage. Just wow! It used to be that people used PCs with 10 inch screens at 640x480 and maybe five gigs of hard drive space. Nowadays, people use 10 inch touchscreens with 16 gigs of flash storage along with some cloud storage. Very odd. Most people I come across that ask me to find them a laptop with a large hard drive capacity seem to do so in vain as when I work on those exact PCs, the hard drives aren't even close to being used. Maybe 50 gigs at the most out of a 320 or 500 gig hard drive. I usually will use most of that space for a system image and backup on a partition.

    Music is something I roll around in and if I don't have that and have good quality sounds, I will quite literally die! I'll listen to mostly anything except death metal, speed metal, reggae (sometimes), and the latest autotuned crap that gets pumped out every few months. So basically, I can go from Frank Sinatra to Deadmau5 to Depeche Mode to Ozzy Osbourne to Oomph! to Rammstein and then to all my worldly artists. It's intense. Ever since I lost most of my music in my recent hard drive death, I've had to rely on what was on my Windows Phone and that ain't enough. If I had all that saved to SkyDrive, I'd be fine.

    Part of my desktop rebuild is going to be used for Storage Spaces, as that seems to be the best route to take (as you once really well explained it in a different thread) over the other options. Lots and lots of hard drives are in the future.... Speaking of such, those prices need to come down some more! It's a tad annoying to see two terabyte external drives that cost less than internal drives. I'm tempted to buy the external drives and rip out the hard drives for internal use...
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  3. #113


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

    A screen resolution of 2560x1700 is pretty outstanding. And although I am personally not a fan of touch, tons of people are...so it has that going for it.
    This high of a resolution is a waste on this type of device. This device is browser based, the web is optimized for speed which means that overall it is low resolution graphics that you are working with. Also for media the most you would need is 1080P, so really what's purpose does this display provide? It doesn't run any actual applications like Photoshop that would take advantage of such a display.

    As far as the article, it may not say it's better but the fact they are even comparing it to actual laptops is a joke. People criticize that Mac products are expensive and here comes this "dumb terminal" that costs more and they are giving it a positive review. It's not only this article, there plenty of others giving it a thumbs up.
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  4. #114


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    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    It may not have a very high resolution or anything but its built for web unless it has struggles with watching HD video then there's no problem. It looked pretty decent on a camera recording. But I don't really know if you can download to a flash drive. The key performance of this laptop is the web. So like I would use it for web time an etc. I would use it for forums,youtube,etc. But if it can run photoshop cs5. Then thats impressive for something so cheap. The closest i've heard about it was using unbunto on it. They ran minecraft on max fps on it and it was just smooth. Its a nice buy for the price Im a mainly web person so I would open up the browser and let it rip.
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  5. #115


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Chromebook Pixel allows for custom bootloaders, is Linux-friendly

    Not only have kernel patches been submitted for the hardware, but Google's Bill Richardson has now laid out exactly how to load up the devices with Linux Mint.
    Chromebook Pixel allows for custom bootloaders, is Linux-friendly

    Maybe there is some method to their madness.
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  6. #116


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'd just install Windows 8 as it'd be senseless to install a non-touch optimized system on a touch screen.
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