Category: Hardware

The Right Digital Camera

You need to look for certain essential features when shopping for a new digital camerawhether you’re retiring your old film camera or upgrading your outdated 2-megapixel shooter. Here are the vital specs you need to know, plus a few great models to consider. RESOLUTION Measured in megapixels, resolution refers to the number of pixels of

HDTV comparation

After reading the ConsumerReport March issue, i know some difference between the following HDTV. LCD FLAT-PANEL HDTV If you want a thin, light set with a small or midsized screen. Common screen size: 23 to 45 inches. Typical prices: $1,000 to $1,500 for a 26-inch widescreen HD-ready set; $1,200 to $2,000 for a similar 32-inch

Inaccessible_boot_device error

Yesterday, I restart my computer. The closing tasks always ask me to force close the programs. I did not want to wait any more and decided to use the power button. The result is the following blue screen when I start it again. Today, I have to fix it first to post this entry. First

Sipura SPA 2002

Let me introduce this VOIP adapter, which cost me CND88.75 including TAX. I bought it from Voxilla. Its store is located in downtown Vancouver. I pick up it there. It is so compact. When I first look at it, I think it may be cost me too much. After using to make some phone call

Acer 1716B

I bought a LCD monitor, Acer 1716B, last week. The following is its specifications: Display Panel: 17″ color active matrix LCD (TFT) Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Native Contrast Ratio: 700:1 Brightness (Typical): 300 cd/m2 Viewing Angle (H/V): 150/135 Cabinet Color: Black Video Inputs: Analog RGB, DVI-D Environments: PC compatible Warranty: Three Year Covering Parts and

SATA Harddisk

I just bought a Maxtor SATA hard drive from Staples. It is $80. including tax. This is 100GB Diamondmax 10 hard disk. The only thing I don’t like is it is only 1 year warranty. Open the box, there are a SATA interface cable, 4 mounting screws, a MaxBlast CD, a Menu and the hard

Road of TV standard

The road of TV shown as follow: 1) Regular TV / Analog TV 2) SDTV 3) EDTV 4) HDTV SDTV (480i) SDTV shows the digital signal in 480i, which means 480 lines of the video are drawn on the screen using the interlaced method. Interlaced refers to the way the signal is sent and how

Upgrade my wife’s computer

During past month, my wife always use my workstation to play the game, “tetris”, in the ourgames.com. This is a huge online game community. You can choose a person from over 500+ in one game any time. Now it is 10:30am Pacific time, there are over 150,000 gamers online. This site is based on China,

160GB Hard Driver

Today, I bought a new hard driver, WD1600JB-00GVA0, made by Western Digital. Price is good, almost same as 120GB Seagate Hard Driver. I paid $120.00, tax included. This is Western Digital High-Performance level EIDE product. It’s benefits: Fast — WD, the first to introduce an 8 MB buffer, has advanced the caching algorithms of this