Posts Tagged ‘HP’

Laser Printers

16Jun18

My family prints a lot[1] – about 1200 pages/year, which is why I made the decision almost a decade ago to switch from inkjet to laser. Inkjets weren’t just costing me a fortune in ink; they were also costing me a fortune in printers because they kept clogging up and failing in various ways. I […]


After all of the noise surrounding Apple’s special relationship with Intel when it first launched the Macbook Air the IT press have been strangely quiet about it ending[1]. Intel’s 6th generation ‘Skylake‘ Core CPUs have been out for a few weeks now, and it seems like the only machines you can buy them in come […]


I fell into a trap with my new Gen 8 Microservers like this: Install 60 day trial license for iLO Advanced Update BIOS date/time Find that trial license has now expired :( There really should be some sort of warning on the license page (and maybe also the serial/password tag) to say update your clock […]


TL;DR I’ve been a fan of HP Microservers since the original NL36 model. When the newer Gen8 servers came to market they were a bit pricey, but the cost has come down, and cash back deals have returned. Faster CPUs, larger official memory capacity, dual NICs and remote console capabilities makes these ideal for a […]


Since the screen failed on my wife’s Lenovo s10e netbook (and I turned it into a TV attached media player) she’s been using my old s10e, but that’s been on its last legs for a while too. The time had come for something new, with a full sized keyboard and screen. I’ve been looking around […]


After switching to using my tablet PC as my main machine I was missing the local storage and optical drive from my desktop. The solution was to get another HP Microserver to be a sort of sidecar when I want the extra drives. As the HP cashback deal is still on this is a surprisingly […]


This might well be the bargain of the decade, and I must say that I’m quite cross that the news took so long to find me. A couple of days after I bought my NAS a friend tweeted: I asked Leslie how it was so cheap. It turns out that the (ex VAT) price was […]


OK. I very nearly bought a new tablety netbook earlier in the year, and I’d still like an s10-3t (or similar)[1], but I’m in no hurry to buy a new netbook and here’s why. Netbooks are good enough. They’re good enough for web surfing. They’re good enough for watching SD video (maybe even 720p if […]