Tom_N

Tom_N

Lives in United States Northeast, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Aug 31, 2005

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  • … Good luck with getting a system that includes a 70-200 constant f/2.8 lens for that price.  Here are some current Web-order prices for the lens alone: Sony lens – about $3000 (no stabilization in ...
  • It supports the Minolta auto-focus ones, as that's where the A-mount came from.  (Sony bought out Minolta's DSLR operations and adopted Minolta's auto-focus mount as their own.) It doesn't directly ...
  • You mean like this? CBS News - Belgian Restaurant Tops Pizza With Insects
  • The Retina MacBook Pros have two Thunderbolt ports, so you might be OK with regards to the two DisplayPorts thing.  There would still be the issue that the use of two Thunderbolt ports to connect ...
  • Are you sure that the 13-inch Air used for comparison had the same amount of RAM, and also had the optional Core i7 CPU?  If not, that might explain the difference right there. I'd make a decision ...
  • The thinner keyboard is not about making room for a bigger battery.  It is about allowing a keyboard to fit AT ALL in the 12-inch Retina MacBook chassis.  Same goes for the Force Touch trackpad. It ...
  • The 67% savings (over the 11-inch Air's motherboard) is the result of using a Core-M CPU. Same weight would be easy.  Same weight without some other change (like sacrificing Core i5/i7 for Core-M, ...
  • What I'm saying is that, if "it doesn't work", it's more likely that the monitor DVI input is dual-link and the converter output is single-link than the other way around. Think about it.  The ...
  • The new keyboard and trackpad are not how the 12-inch Retina MacBook kept up its battery life, as you should know if you have been paying attention. Comparing the 12-inch Retina MacBook and the ...
  • If Apple had given the Airs Retina Displays, but had taken away 3 hours of battery life, or added a half pound of batteries and casing (for no increase in battery life - just a holding action), ...
  • The way you use a flash drive can have an effect on the speed.  Sometimes an extreme effect, as in this case cited by Wikipedia: If this was the result with a modern USB 3.0 flash drive, I hate to ...
  • USB 2.0 has a raw transfer rate of 480 Mb/s (60 MB/s).  In practice, it is slower.  30 to 40 MB/s is a more realistic maximum. Since you are only seeing 2 MB/s now, it sounds like your main ...
  • There's no shortage of laptops with 15-inch and 17-inch screens ... sometimes larger, but a large screen often goes hand in hand with increased travel weight. You could probably get away with 4 GB ...
  • DisplayPort-to-DVI adapters are designed to work the other way around: with DisplayPort on the PC/Mac side and DVI on the monitor side. This almost sounds like a "you used single-link DVI" problem ...
  • Although Apple was not the first to ship USB on a personal computer, the introduction of the iMac pretty much jump-started the USB peripheral market. This is because Apple tossed out several ...
  • If your new PC has internal room to install the hard drives (or you can put them into external USB 3.0 enclosures), you could try moving them from the old PC to the new PC. Some caveats: 1. Do not ...
  • That might be a mini-IDE connector, not an adapter that should be removed from the drive. If it is a mini-IDE connector, it would be important to plug in the cable to the drive enclosure or ...
  • AToMs are very common CPUs in netbooks that are able to run Windows.
  • The defining netbook characteristics were as follows: 1. Small 2. Cheap (~$300 or less) 3. Bottom-of-the-barrel specifications in just about everything. It's easy to see where the netbook idea came ...
  • Here are a couple of Lightroom optimization guides from Adobe: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/optimize-performance-lightroom.html https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/performance-hints.html I ...
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