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Want an Acer Chromebook? They’re really cheap right now on eBay.

Back in June, I’d picked up an Acer Chromebook CB5-311 from Amazon. At the time, it was $377 for a pretty high-end machine with 12+ hours of battery life, a quad-core nVidia Tegra CPU and Kepler GPU with 4GB of RAM … Continue reading

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Hands On with the new Acer Chromebook 13

I was recently in the market for a new laptop to replace my aging ProBook 4415S. It was a middle of the road HP business laptop from 2009, and over the years I’d upgraded the RAM to 4GB and installed … Continue reading

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A neat discovery to add more storage to a laptop.

I acquired a few HP ProBook 4415s laptops which had been scrapped, and decided to rebuild them into working machines. I’ve been needing a new personal/media laptop for a bit, and these are capable little machines with an HDMI output … Continue reading

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HP ProBook 1415s Salvage Project

I recently came up with 3 mostly-stripped HP ProBook 1415s laptops that were being thrown out. They’re decent little machines – WXGA (720p) screens, dual-core AMD processors with decent onboard graphics and HDMI output. I have compatible laptop memory and … Continue reading

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Fixing a Dumpster Laptop – Dell Inspiron 1545 with Broken LCD Screen [Step by Step Repair]

My apartment has what I like to affectionately call the “free pile”, where neighbors leave things they were throwing out but might have too much value to throw in the compactor outright. I’ve left a few things there myself, and … Continue reading

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Unboxing my Sharp PC-4501 classic Personal Computer

It’s 1987 and I’ve been needing a new laptop. After a careful process of comparison shopping I settled on my Sharp PC-4501 from Montgomery Ward. Let’s open it up and take a look! For only $699.99, it’s a state of … Continue reading

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