kajat

kajat

Lives in United Kingdom Staffs, United Kingdom
Joined on May 27, 2008

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  • Wow, assuming a few ££ for the rubber grips, then worst case that's around £450 inc VAT.  Does that include the labour, or is that just for the parts? Ken
  • Oh, sorry about the link. So you know the score with Dell Outlet anyway (I also picked up a bargain last week), but here's the spec for a little over GBP 200, although I'm sure you can get even ...
  • Kerry, An old expression springs to mind: "You can't polish a turd". In this kind of situation, I would ask: How much is your time worth? i.e. The time you may spend trying to get this old machine ...
  • I struck lucky and a colleague passed on an unused 128GB M550 mSata drive to me GRATIS, so I replaced the 32GB card and installed the OS and all programs onto the new drive leaving the 2TB spinner ...
  • Exactly Yeah, something like that, I think.. for enhanced performance retrieving frequently used files etc. Ken
  • Created discussions New XPS 8700 - mSata setup?
    Well my 'scratch n dent' XPS 8700 finally arrived from Dell Outlet. Thanks to all who advised and pointed me in the right direction.  Honestly, the only thing I can see wrong with it is a tiny ...
  • Oh Jim!!! You've overwhelmed me with information and made my head hurt! (which I agree is partially my own fault for confusing things with 'bits' etc). By the way, how do you have so much knowledge ...
  • Hi all - Apologies if this has been asked before, but I am looking for an upgrade to my 20" Samsung monitor. It's to match up with a PC I just ordered from Dell Outlet, which has a GeForce GTX750 ...
  • Sky, Thanks for your insight into monitor options, but it doesn't really do anything to answer my question about colour depth. We do have some 27" monitors at work, and they feel a bit big to site ...
  • Wow Jim, I'll try to absorb some of what you said in your last post, but I may need to read through 2-3 times. :-) I'm amazed at your knowledge on these things and also your willingness to share so ...
  • Replied in Nice deal...
    Thanks Jim.  Yeah, I'm quite pleased with the deal, and to be honest I don't care too much if it's not cosmetically perfect as my current base unit has sat under a desk for the last 5 years and is ...
  • OK, so I spotted an XPS 8700 (yes, just one) come up on Dell Outlet UK.  It's a 'scratch and dent' and appears to be the same spec as this one , but for £569 inc vat. I grabbed it quick.  Just ...
  • Well, the Dell Outlet UK site may not have any XPS8700 available now, but I found a reseller on EBAY selling this system for example. I'm sure it's way over my requirements, but does this sound ...
  • So anyway... back to me! ;-) I guess by all the replies, these are considered decent machines, but the VFM comes from buying via Dell outlet rather than buying new & direct. The only 'Outlet Home' ...
  • Do they do these 25% off deals in the UK? I assume you mean a refurb at 25% discount from the price of a new one?
  • Hi.  I am ready to buy a new pc, as photoshop grinds to a halt on my current 32-bit system. I am considering one of these Dell systems, but are they any good / value for money? Main usage will be ...
  • Thank you for the comments on the image.  I am only just learning a few bits on Photoshop, and never even considered adjusting the opacity on the orton layer.  Thanks for the tip. Ken.
  • Thanks for the various comment.  Interesting that there's such a love/hate thing with the Orton filter.  I tried it as an experiment, but now think of it as a bit of a Frankenstein's monster. I ...
  • OK, I agree - it's a bit of a monstrosity.  I had applied an 'Orton' mask to it as an experiment. Here's a version without the mask:
  • Created discussions C&C - Three Shires Head - PS'd
    This is a place called 3 Shires Head.  I took a few shots here on a recent overcast day and thought I would have a play around with this one in photoshop: C&C welcome
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