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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread excellent deal

I7 7th gen 8gb ram

add ssd yourself ;D

January 23, 2017, 11:27:20 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
bit the bullet on the miix 700.
Will report back after I take it for a spin. The main reason I chose the miix 700 is because I will either be using it at my desk or walking through a facility while taking notes.
Portability is amazing. It's light as a feather (lighter than any laptop I've ever held), tablet detaches quite easily but keyboard also folds back like other 2 in 1s, either way automatic prompt to enter tablet mode. I find it to be a fully functioning laptop when in laptop mode and a fully functioning tablet in tablet mode.
It's sturdier than I imagined in laptop mode.
Lenovo WritIt is pretty much the only software I kept from Lenovo and it works pretty well.
Light as a feather
Bundled with keyboard and pen
Digital pen (vs. capacitive stylus)
Front and rear cameras
Processing power seems up to par
Windows 10 pro

Trackpad - small, sometimes overly sensitive, other times non responsive
Only 2 USB ports - one is the charger and there other is the  pen holder. ( this helps out )

January 25, 2017, 11:24:48 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread WOW!!!!

Asus - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Silver - Best Buy

$649 (Reg $899)

Windows 10
15.6" Full HD 10-point multitouch
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U with TurboBoost
16GB DDR4 system memory
1TB hard drive and 128GB solid state drive (SSD)
360° flip-and-fold
Intel® HD Graphics 620
1 USB Type-C port
3 USB 3.0 ports
Built-in media reader
AC Wireless
Backlit keyboard
Built-in fingerprint reader
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

January 27, 2017, 12:09:01 PM
Re: Excel Problem
I have a P&L with many line items, I'm creating a projection. The projection is broken into 1 sheet for each month

I need cells h50-af50 copied and pasted into another workbook h50 on sheet 1 in e 50; j50 on sheet 2 e 50, L50 on sheet 3 in e 50and so on.
Select all the sheets and then write your formula in one of them. It will populate them all

January 29, 2017, 04:39:21 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
has anyone ever try a touch screen on a laptop I feel like it might be too shaky
I'd say most DDFr's probably have touchscreen laptops. Welcome to the future
In related news: Palm releases a brand new device called a Treo...

February 19, 2017, 11:21:35 AM
Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only Change the sound output between headset and speakers etc

Desktop Gmail client

February 21, 2017, 09:29:46 AM
Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
How is it security-wise?

I think its basically Chrome with a wrap, you login into Gmail directly

February 21, 2017, 04:26:13 PM
Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) I just created a bookmarklet that will make a DD link from any amazon item page, and format it with the title so you can paste it into a DDF post.

Here's the code:
Code: [Select]

    var pattern = new RegExp("(https:\/\/\/).*([dg]p\/)(?:product\/)?(..........).*", "i");
    var match = location.href.match(pattern);
    var URL = match[1] + "dp/" + match[3] +"/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER";
window.prompt("Press control-c","[url="+URL+"]"+document.title+"[/url]");void(0);


As a reminder, to create a bookmarklet, right click on your bookmarks bar and click "Add page" (if you're in Chrome) or "New bookmark" (Firefox).

For the Name, enter whatever you want (eg: Dan Amazon link), and for the URL/Location enter the code posted above.

Maybe a mod can add it to this thread: When Posting Amazon Deals, Please Make A DD Link

It might need a little tweaking, so let me know if you have a link that it doesn't work on.

March 02, 2017, 12:10:19 PM
Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) Great stuff!

Google search the site you're currently on

Code: [Select]
javascript:q=""+(window.getSelection?window.getSelection():document.getSelection?document.getSelection():document.selection.createRange().text);if(!q)q=prompt("Search terms %5Bleave selection and box blank to list all pages%5D ...").replace(/%5Cs%5C+/g,"%252B");if(q!=null)location=""+q.replace(/%5Cs+/g,"+")+"+site:"+location.hostname;void(0);

March 03, 2017, 05:07:00 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread Dell 15.6" XPS 15 9550 Multi-Touch Notebook for $1,699 shipped from B&H. Sells for $400+ more at other retailers.

2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
SD Media Card Reader
802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
USB 3.0 | HDMI | Thunderbolt 3
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)

March 15, 2017, 07:13:16 AM
Re: Alternatives to Connectify?
Oh, that's very old! (11 is the month and 15 is 2015) this feature arrived in 1607 (anniversary update). You should update to the latest version (1703, creators update). The easiest way is with the Update Assistant tool from Microsoft
thanks. The update now gives me the w10 native Hotspot

April 25, 2017, 10:48:52 AM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread $450 with code LT200
Inspiron 15 5000
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
256 ssd
Windows 10 Pro

April 29, 2017, 10:54:08 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Cheap is always relative... But this HP seems decent and on the cheaper end
Isn't this a much better choice than that for a few dollars more?

May 02, 2017, 06:03:52 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread This is a good deal
$629 with coupon SAVE270 after $270 off

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4
512GB Solid State Drive
15.6-inch HD
Windows 10 pro

May 04, 2017, 09:53:54 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
Any good deals for a laptop that is i5 or i7, like under $500?
Preferably with an SSD HD.
(I already bought one a few weeks ago. Now I'm asking for someone else.)
This should fit what you are looking for.
$469 Deal ends in four hours.
Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7200U (2.50 GHz)
8 GB DDR4 Memory 256 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 620
1920 x 1080
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

May 04, 2017, 10:13:17 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
My wife's MBP of 7 years just died tonight. I'm looking for a basic home laptop than can handle mostly web browsing and streaming but also occasional work from home on adobe creative suite software (photoshop, indesign, etc.). I would consider a Macbook Air but I think a PC with buying another Adobe CS6 still comes out cheaper.
Any good recs? I think she probaly needs an i3 or i5 with 4-8gb ram (not sure). TIA!
How is this?
$399 with code SAVE270MORE

Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
Windows 10

May 10, 2017, 11:33:50 PM
Re: Excel Problem
it's a checkbox on the expanded search box
Oh, I didn't even know that :) I was referring to the REGEXREPLACE formula where you tell it a cell, the regex to look for in there, and the string to replace it with.

May 15, 2017, 05:09:46 PM
Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things) WSJ paywall bypass:
Code: [Select]
Need to do it in Chrome Incognito.

May 17, 2017, 11:12:19 PM
Re: Excel Problem
Oh, I didn't even know that :) I was referring to the REGEXREPLACE formula where you tell it a cell, the regex to look for in there, and the string to replace it with.
would this serve the same purpose as Gdocs?

May 21, 2017, 08:12:19 PM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
@DanH @avromie7 @Yisroel Tech
 I am locked out of my computer, what is this error message about?

May 25, 2017, 02:34:34 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread This looks pretty good

Dell Small Business has their Dell Inspiron 15 5566 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD & Win 10 on sale for $749.99 - $320 Off using coupon code "INS300" = $429.99 with free shipping.

Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
15.6" (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display, Non-touch
Intel HD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
256GB Solid State Drive
4 Cell Battery
Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
5.19 Pounds

June 04, 2017, 10:33:38 AM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
Finding all the drivers alone will be a nightmare!
The older the os the bigger the nightmare to find the drivers. Windows xp was an absolute nightmare, windows 7 usually finds most drivers, windows 10 almost always finds all the drivers.

June 08, 2017, 07:58:55 PM
Re: External hard drive
Enjoy, just remember that like button.

June 19, 2017, 05:52:13 PM
Re: Cell Phones in Israel

2G looks like it would work, if Israeli network still supports 2G.
3G looks OK on 2100 band.

August 13, 2017, 12:06:46 PM
Re: Cell Phones in Israel
Yup agree very helpful around here.
Appreciate his time.
(don't know if it means much to him but hit that like button. ;))
Following @Freddie's example, that is what I use to feed my kids.  ;D

August 13, 2017, 06:05:18 PM
Re: Best way to park a number
I'm going to be out of the country for several months at a time this year. Obviously, I don't want to pay for months I won't be using the phone, but I don't want the hassle of porting myself around when arriving in the States.

I'm part of an AT&T Business Unlimited plan and use an iPhone SE. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

August 23, 2017, 03:09:52 PM
PSA: You Are A Business Owner? Are your Systems Safe? I know this has been posted many times and publicized everywhere still there are people out there who's business is up for a disaster.

A friend of mine who owns a retail store just got hit with the new Nuclear Ransomware they demanded $5000 in bit coin which he paid... Yet he can still not get his system back up.

Do yourself a favor and follow the BBBS rule:


All the best

August 29, 2017, 09:22:37 AM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
Best extension for Chrome to disable ads? Thanks.

September 04, 2017, 09:36:17 AM
Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
better or worse than the DDMS deal?

I was told that I'm much better off with an SSD. Is that correct? Should I wait until a deal on something that has an SSD turns up?

It's dead now anyway but yes if you have the time it would be very worthwhile to wait and see what comes up over the next few weeks

October 25, 2017, 10:49:59 PM
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Cell Phone Deals - 2017 Please add deals that you find to the wiki
November 16, 2017, 01:30:41 PM
Re: Useful Bookmarklets (browser bookmarks that do cool things)

Just install and then you can just click on any/all WSJ and WP links without thinking twice (in Chrome)

For Firefox:

November 17, 2017, 12:22:35 PM
Re: Learn Photography Master Thread almost done reading through this thread- AMAZING! more coming...??

Also, has anyone taken any course on Any of them specifically worthwhile?

December 31, 2017, 10:51:23 AM
Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
Googlemail@gmail.... also works?
Sample email address you can have (using your DDF handle for the example):


Aliases / Masks (without needing to create them individually):

January 02, 2018, 02:07:38 PM
So now I've got some proof positive that the OS is indeed a customized version of Android.

My only problem is that I haven't figured out yet any way to enter developer mode or debug mode or anything of the sort, that will let me install anything, but my hopes are up there that the developer community will figure out something down the road. Adding WhatsApp, Hebrew Input, and some essential jewish software (calendar, various texts, etc.) will really make this phone that much more useful.

To get to the hidden menu that allows developer options and thereby debugging mode among other things dial ##7764726220 and enter 000000 for the service code.
As per attempts to install apps have met with mixed results.

January 09, 2018, 02:56:02 PM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
He definitely has better chances with something like this than with that off-brand poorly-rated one, but it also costs a nice amount more.
This one works great - thanks!

January 13, 2018, 09:04:41 PM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
You can't use this one port for both.

What you need to have is an external graphics card (or USB-to-whatever adapter). Something like this (but it will cost you some pretty penny. You can get cheaper like this, but you need to be willing to find out that it will not work properly...)
Or this USB to HDMI Adapter - External Video Card - USB 3.0 - Slim - 1080p - Multi Monitor Adapter ($49.99)

January 14, 2018, 11:16:50 PM
Re: Whatsapp unveils business accounts Still limited to 256. Lame.
January 18, 2018, 01:26:18 PM
Re: Tribe Tech Review I have mine plugged in to a smart outlet that's scheduled to turn it off over shabbos
February 04, 2018, 02:19:13 PM
Re: Stopping the tech monster they themselves created
Interesting also that Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is willing to lose profits in exchange for creating a more truly valuable experience for its users.

I believe they were going to decrease exposure of sponsored posts.
It's just a way of keeping the Govt off his back and some good old fashion PR

February 05, 2018, 04:31:03 PM
Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
I wish I had more time for this... Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll have an update out anytime soon.

I don't think I've ever eaten my words this quickly :P.

February 07, 2018, 02:14:51 PM
Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
Doesn't seem to work for ifo.
ifo is not a video file, it just contains information

April 12, 2018, 07:02:05 AM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread Lenovo Yoga 720 2-In-1 13.3" Touch Screen Laptop (81C3000LUS) $599.99 from Best Buy
Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core Mobile Processor
13.3" 1920x1080 IPS LED Backlit Display w/ Built-In 720p HD Webcam/2 Microphones
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive SSD
Intel HD Integrated Graphics 620
3x USB 3.0 Ports (2x USB Type-C 1x USB 3.0)
1x DisplayPort

April 25, 2018, 07:43:07 PM
Re: Learn Photography Master Thread

May 31, 2018, 12:36:29 PM
Re: Which unlocked Android phone should I get?
IINM you're under no obligation to activate the Fi.
I'm always wary of refurb phones. Who guarantees it?
No idea. But it's from Amazon and you can put it on here Starwood. Personally I wouldn't be too worried about it. 

June 21, 2018, 10:07:35 PM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
I'm getting a new PC, just wanted to know if anybody has any tips on how to keep it running fast like when I get it.

Just don't install too many programs?
Get a (free) antivirus/malware software?
It's not a matter of installing "too many" programs.  It's a matter of too many running at same time, or too many running at windows startup.
As for antivirus, I highly recommend Kaspersky Free.

July 10, 2018, 01:36:03 PM
Re: Have you switched from Android to iPhone? Zero interest in doing so.

July 12, 2018, 03:59:35 PM
Re: Which unlocked Android phone should I get?
It is a hard judgement, but I would side with the newer G6 Play.
Really? Only reason I can think of to go that way is if you absolutely need the extra screen real estate.

July 16, 2018, 07:57:04 PM
Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread Some dumbphones can transfer contacts via bluetooth, either to another phone or to a computer. Did you check if your phone can do that?
August 19, 2018, 09:24:06 PM
Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
How's this for a basic work desktop? Don't need the micro but prefer it. Need Windows Pro. I also like the 3 year dell warranty.  Could I do better?
You could and should do better.
4gb ram is a little low for these days even for basic office work.

August 29, 2018, 06:40:05 PM
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread Is this good?

Only issue is there is no number pad.....

September 03, 2018, 05:26:41 PM