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What Is Connected to Your Most Used Computer?

 
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Feb 20, 2007 12:39 |  #61

You ask a tough question - what is my most-used computer? All of them have all of the following available (usually with redundancy)
Some kind of USB mouse
KVM to MS Natural keyboard
Printer's on the LAN
Network cable (or 802.11g, depending on where I (computer doesn't matter; they've all got it available) am)
Wacom tablet (with occasional exception of the Portege M-205 which doesn't need it)
Flashtrax 80 GB
Fotochute 20 GB
Assorted USB flash drives and U3 drives
TV adapter when I feel like it
2x Seagate 300 GB USB2/FireWire HDDs
Laptops usually have an external DVD burner attached.
GPS, although the plot on the tower is kinda dull
Card readers
Tower's got a set of Logitech 5:1 speakers
Spyder II Pro


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Feb 20, 2007 17:58 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #62

PowerMac G5
20" Cinema Display
LaCie d2 DVD±RW FW Drive
Two LaCie d2 FW Hard Drives 320GB
Canon MP 810 Multifunction Printer
Samson C01U USB Microphone
Sennheiser HD-280 Headphones
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Canon GL2 or ZR200
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Feb 20, 2007 18:18 |  #63

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Manny, I really like that! I'm going to have to have you come up here and show me how you do that. :) Norfolk is only a few hours away. How do you feel about Chinese food? :)

2 monitors is a beautiful thing, Suzy. As long as they're both calibrated. Which I need to do again...

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Feb 20, 2007 20:13 |  #64

How cute is that baby? :)

Thanks so much for showing me that. Now I am thinking about spending my money, again!;)


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Feb 20, 2007 20:34 |  #65

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How cute is that baby? :)

That's my boy! ;)

BTW, just picked up the APC Back-UPS XS 900 from Best Buy. That should get Bill off my back. ;)


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Feb 20, 2007 22:09 |  #66

Mouse, keyboard, speakers, network hub, DSL modem, Palm pilot, pocket PC, HP laser printer, Epson photo printer, card reader, flattop scanner, film scanner,10D USB cord, ext. CD burner,2nd monitor,wireless AIM keyboard, and a partridge looking for a pear tree.


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Feb 20, 2007 23:00 |  #67

The obvious stuff, keyboard (logitech G15), Mouse (G5), screens (17" Dells), speakers.
Less obvious would be a wireless gamepad, PDA data.charging cable, and a Wacom tablet.
Other stuff (printers, external hard drives) is plugged into my NAS which is connected wirelessly.


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Feb 21, 2007 07:59 |  #68

I just looked at the one you suggested, LM and it looks like they are sold out. They do have the 650VA for $81. I'm going to look into that one. One hour of back up is pretty basic for my needs.


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Feb 21, 2007 08:44 |  #69

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I just looked at the one you suggested, LM and it looks like they are sold out. They do have the 650VA for $81. I'm going to look into that one. One hour of back up is pretty basic for my needs.

Suzy, you can go down to CompUSA and get one for $79.99 (Regular price $119.99 + $20 in store instant rebate and after $20 mail-in rebate).

http://www.compusa.com …k=All&product_c​ode=343771 (external link)

I'm taking advantage of the $20 mail-in rebate and taking my receipt back to Best Buy to see if they'll price match CompUSA and give me another $20 back. Be sure to check the store availability in your area. I know there's one in Alexandria.

BTW, to qualify for the $20 mail-in rebate, the purchase must be made between 18 Feb 2007 and 24 Feb 2007. Only a small window of opportunity there.


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Feb 23, 2007 22:22 |  #70

And I just got this one too...

APC BX1500LCD

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Fast forward the audio presentation timer to 00:10:25 for the review. ;)

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Feb 24, 2007 01:09 |  #71

My iPod is certainly always connected to my laptop or on the go with me, I don't think I've ever turned it off.


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Feb 24, 2007 19:48 |  #72

Laptop -
Power
Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless mouse dongle

Main Desktop -
Power
2x Gigabit Ethernet
Logitech Mouse
HP printer
Canon scanner
Sandisk CF card reader
17" Veiwsonic LCD via DVI
Logitech 2.1 speakers and cmoy headphone amp for my senns




  
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Feb 24, 2007 21:18 as a reply to  @ Savagebasher's post |  #73

I orginally posted this on [H]ard...

Well, so far so good.

I'll start by saying that I chose this unit over the less expensive CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD simply because it offered 6 surge protected + battery backup and 2 SP only outlets, as opposed to the CyberPower unit offering 4 SP+B and 4 SP only outlets. Right out of the box, I will tell you that this unit is pretty heavy for its size. 30.7 lbs to be exact. It boasts 1500va and supports up to 865 watts. A bit excessive for my needs to say the least.

The red illuminated LCD is bright, easy to read, and displays real-time system status and a plethora of information at the touch of a button. The LCD can be set to turn off automatically or stay on full-time. I keep mine on full-time so that I can visually monitor the performance, and simply because the LCD is just very cool. Matches my red and black themed desktop settings.

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Coolness factor aside, the two display modes, On-Line and Battery, both will display the load capacity and battery charge indicators. In the On-Line mode, the LCD will display input voltage (121v), estimated run time in minutes (currently 25 minutes), load in watts (currently fluctuates between 180w and 195w), load percentage (22%), output voltage (121v), and battery output frequency (60.0 Hz). Similarly, in Battery Mode, you can view the number of events (and reset the counter), output and input voltage, input load, load percentage and estimated run time. The really cool part is that this information is consistent with what is being displayed in the APC PowerChute software that comes with the unit. For example, if the estimated runtime indicator changes, it'll reflect immediately on the software display as well. Additionally, the LCD will also display warning indicators such as power overload, audio warning tones and audio mute, battery replacement, low backup battery and system fault codes. To illustrate how detailed the this unit is, here is a list fault codes that it will show you:

F01 - on-battery overload
F02 - on-battery output short
F03 - on-battery XCap overload
F04 - clamp short
F05 - charger fault
F06 - relay welding
F07 - temperature
F08 - fan fault
F09 - internal fault

Whew! Is there anything the folks at APC didn't think of? In addition to telling you everything that possibly could go wrong with the unit, you still have the ability to run a self test, mute audible alarms, automatic voltage regulation kicks in when needed, and the option to adjust sensativity levels on the display with an AC line input while the UPS off.

For $199, the current price is pretty steep. The convenience of the uber cool and very functional LCD display of course adds to the cost. But I think it's a worthwhile investment, especially if you're a gearhead who likes to monitor all aspects of system performance. And APC offers $150,000 equipment replacement guarantee should anything go terribly wrong. The unit is overkill for my current desktop configuration, but offers a solid piece of mind nonetheless. Not a bad gig at all. Now I guess I'll just have to wait for a black/brownout to occur to see if everything works as advertised in a real world situation. I have no reason to believe it wouldn't. ;)

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Feb 25, 2007 09:47 |  #74

Thats almost as heavy as my desktop. :) 42.2lbs when I last weighed it.




  
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Feb 26, 2007 01:04 |  #75

What is connected to my most used computer?
Me.


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