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HP EliteDesk 800 Review 2016 #business #startup #loans


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HP EliteDesk 800 Review

PROS / It has a quad-core processor.

CONS / It only comes with 4 GB of memory.

VERDICT / The HP EliteDesk 800 has a powerful high-end processor, but it comes with below-average storage.

Many office PC brands are marketed to both consumers and businesses, but the HP EliteDesk 800 series is designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses. The cost-effective design makes it a great option if you need multiple computers for your business. However, while the processor is adequate for multitasking with a lot of business-oriented software, it lacks the power you’d find in the best business computers .

For our review of business computers, we looked primarily at the processor for performance. To do this, we used the PassMark score of the processor, which is a user-submitted score based on industry benchmarking tests. Then we analyzed the RAM and the storage. The best business computers should provide excellent performance with sufficient storage. Finally, we evaluated the chassis’ connectivity and expansion potential, as you should get an office PC that can expand with the needs of your business.

8011.40 PassMark Score

The HP EliteDesk 800’s processor is the Intel i5-6500, which is a quad-core processor with a 6MB cache and 3.6GHz speed. In the PassMark benchmark tests, this processer has a score of 7,035, which is well-above the passable mark of 6,000. This means this desktop has sufficient processing power to multitask with most business apps. However, the highest PassMark score in our review is 11,000. A difference of 3,000 in a PassMark score is generally considered to be exponential, meaning that the best processor in our review is more than twice as good as this processor at multitasking and processing data.

The EliteDesk also lacks a dedicated graphics card, which means that the graphics are integrated with the i5-6500 processor. This computer will struggle to handle data-intensive graphics programs like AutoCAD. However, you can upgrade the processor and add a dedicated graphics card prior to purchase, though at a significant cost.

You get 4GB of memory and a 500-GB hard drive, which is disappointing. While 4GB of RAM is plenty for most business apps like Microsoft Office and Excel, 8GB of memory is the preferred standard. Also, the best office PC has at least 1TB of storage. The best business computer in our review, the Dell XPS 8900, comes with 16GB of RAM. However, you can upgrade the memory to 8GB, and you can upgrade the storage to 4TB. In addition, the motherboard can support up to 64GB of RAM, though you have to manually install the memory yourself.

The motherboard has four expansion slots, which is standard. This allows you to add hard drives or other devices, like upgraded audio or video cards. In addition, eight USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports give you plenty of ways to connect external devices like card scanners and printers. These features make the EliteDesk an office PC that can grow with your business. When you need more out of your business computer, you can add the necessary hardware.

Another downside to the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 is the lack of some important support services with HP. While you get a three-year warranty that covers labor and parts, HP doesn’t have asset-recovery services, online backup or remote diagnostic services. These are important services, because your business computer is a critical aspect of your business. If it fails or you’re having trouble with some components, it affects your business.

Summary

The HP EliteDesk 800 has the quad-core processor and memory necessary to make sure that your computer doesn’t slow down while multitasking with basic software, but the Intel Core i5-6500 processor has a middling PassMark score of 7,035. The 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive is disappointing, but you can easily add more hard drives as needed to fit your business needs. The lack of support services means you may not be able to retrieve vital information if you encounter a problem though.



Windows reinstallation #install, #ssd #optimization, #windows, #ssd #/ #hdd, #optimize #for #windows

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Windows 7: SSD / HDD. Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Optimize an SSD / HDD When You’re Ready to Reinstall the Operating System

This will show how to remove / over-write all existing data from a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a Hard Disk Drive (HDD), it’ll work for both, then how to create a partition and then format that partition before install begins so you have a clean drive to start the installation with.

Before you start this, in the Windows start menu search box type diskmgmt.msc right click the entry and click Run as Administrator if you get a User Account Control (UAC) prompt enter your user credentials and click Yes; make very sure you know the correct drive number of the drive you want to do this to if you have more than one SSD / HDD in the machine, you don’t want to do the wrong one.

Do not do this to any SSD or HDD that has data on it you don’t want to lose, the first thing this does is to mark the drive as Unallocated Space and then writes zeroes ( 0’s ) to the entire drive, it’s known as a Secure Erase and it will make data un-recoverable, it cannot be done to just a single partition on a drive, it will do the whole drive.
You have been warned !

It may be a help to over-write the HDD Master Boot Record (MBR) before you start any other procedure using the diskpart clean command, rather than the clean all; it takes just seconds to complete so you will have unallocated space to use either the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) or use diskpart for that, however you choose.

Let’s get started!

Boot To DISKPART

If need be, view this tutorial at the link below for an out-line of the process.
How to Boot to DISKPART at PC Startup

1 ) In the command window that opens type diskpart then hit the enter key then type list disk enter if you have more than one SSD / HDD in the machine it’ll list them all.

Create a Partition

1 ) Create a single partition of the entire HDD / SSD

Still in the same command window, to create a partition of the entire HDD / SSD, it is suggested if you are using one of the larger, 1 – 2TB HDDs that you use the outline in #2 below to create a single 100GB partition to do the installation to or #3 below if you would like to include the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition, as we’re now seeing serious issues with some trying to install to such large partitions.

Do not format the created partition(s) with the installer if you create them using this process as the installer will delete all this info, the second snip shows how to select where to install during the installation process, click to highlight/select the Windows 7 partition and click next.

If you wanted to create a specific size partition, say 100GB you would add the size you want to create in MBs like in the command below. create partition primary size=102400 enter
1024MB = 1GB – 1024×100 = 102400, you can use/create any size you like.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

Do not format the created partition(s) with the installer if you create them using this process as the installer will delete all this info, the second snip shows how to select where to install during the installation process, click to highlight/select the Windows 7 partition and click next.

If you should want to add the System Reserved partition back after the clean all, see this snip; of course you would have to select to install Windows 7 to the partition labeled as Windows 7 during the install and do not format either partition with the installer.

The reason for suggesting to create the System Reserved at 200MB instead of the new default of 100MB is an attempt to curb some of the issues we’re now seeing with the partition being too small when dual/multi booting and it also being needed for use with the Windows 7 Backup and Restore and BitLocker programs.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

Align a Solid State Drive for Windows Installation
5 ) That’s it, you’re now done with the command window, type exit enter to leave diskpart and exit enter again to close the command window; if you’re using a Windows 7 full installer it will go to the Select Language screen to continue the installation process as usual.

Optimize Windows 7
How to Optimize Windows 7 This is a list of suggestions that will help show you how to optimize Windows 7 by speeding up and improving it’s performance. You can pick and choose which ones you would like to do, or feel comfortable doing. If you do not notice an increase in performance or.

regarding SSD / HDD. Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
When using diskpart, I’m noticing it never wants you to format when I go back in to the installer. Am I correct in assuming diskpart will format the drives with NTFS? Do I need to realign the SSD on the reinstall? Thank you 🙂

Installation Setup

How do I optimize the page file for an SSD? Windows 7 x64
Hi there. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to optimize my page file on my SSD for the last few days. I keep ending up with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT errors or PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA. I’m running an OCZ Vertex 3 128gb with only the OS and Adobe Web Design Premium suite installed on it and.

Performance Maintenance

optimize hd before windows 7 reinstall
does anyone have any pointers for optimizing a hard drive before a windows 7 reinstall?

Optimize Windows 7 for gaming
How do you guys optimize/tweak your own computer? I was surfing the internet yesterday and came across few software I’m not sure about. First is the game booster claiming to boost gaming performance and then I found cacheman and cleanmem. I don’t know about cachman but I’ve heard recommendation.

Performance Maintenance

Optimize Your Windows 7 PC
More at: Optimize Your Windows 7 PC – PC World

Performance Maintenance



Toyota Tundra #toyota #tundra #hp


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Toyota Tundra

a’s favor were a refined V8 engine and Toyota’s reputation for reliability and durability. This Tundra, however, ultimately found more of an audience with recreational pickup buyers than with hard-core users.

Second-generation Tundras, however, are significantly bigger and more capable. As an American-built truck with true full-size proportions, the second-generation Tundra features three cab sizes, three bed lengths and a choice of two V8 engines. In pretty much every measure, the Toyota Tundra stands equal to competing light-duty pickups.

Current Toyota Tundra

Toyota offers the Tundra in six trim levels SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition though not all cab/bed combinations are available with all trim levels. The entry-level SR is a fairly basic truck, though it includes features like air-conditioning, power accessories and an integrated trailer brake controller. A Work Truck package replaces the cloth upholstery and carpets with vinyl and deletes the power locks and windows. Non-commercial buyers will want to start with the SR5, which gets more chrome trim, intermittent wipers and an upgraded stereo. The TRD Pro adds power-adjustable bucket seats and a tilt-and-telescope wheel (both part of an upgrade package for the SR5), along with an off-road suspension, rugged tires, an upgraded stereo with navigation and TRD-trimmed leather upholstery. Limited models dispense with the TRD’s off-road hardware and model-specific trim, but add dual-zone climate control and an upgraded stereo. The Platinum provides 20-inch wheels, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, heated and cooled seats, and a premium audio system. The 1794 Edition gets unique interior trim along with the Limited’s creature comforts. The TRD Pro’s beefed-up suspension, tow hooks and skid plates can be added to SR5, Limited and 1974 Edition models as part of a TRD Off-Road package. Other options include towing mirrors and running boards.

The full-size Toyota Tundra comes in regular-cab, Double Cab and CrewMax body styles. The Double Cab is essentially a large extended cab with four forward-hinged doors, while the CrewMax is an extra-large crew cab. Available bed lengths for the regular cab and Double Cabs include both a 6.5-foot and an 8-foot bed, while the CrewMax comes with only a 5.5-foot bed.

The base Tundra engine is a 4.6-liter V8 that puts out 310 horses and 327 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7-liter V8 cranking out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft is standard on regular-cab models as well as the TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition and optional on the SR5. Both V8s feature six-speed automatic transmissions and are offered with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

In addition to its strong engines, the Toyota Tundra stands out thanks to its passenger-friendly cabins. The extended Double Cab features traditional front-hinged doors, making day-to-day usability easier than Chevy and Ford trucks with the more traditional reverse-opening access doors. The Tundra CrewMax, meanwhile, is truly enormous, featuring excellent legroom and a rear seat that not only slides but reclines as well. Feature highlights include a standard rearview camera and available smartphone integration.

There are some downsides, however, including a sometimes jiggly ride quality, below-average fuel economy and driving characteristics than can make it feel bigger than it really is. But the latest Tundra continues to be one tough truck that certainly meets the needs of today’s buyers.

Used Toyota Tundra Models

The current Toyota Tundra represents the second generation, which debuted for the 2007 model year. There have been several changes to note if you’re looking for a used Tundra. Models from 2007 to 2009 with the smaller V8 had a 4.7-liter engine good for 271 hp; it was replaced by the 310-hp 4.6-liter V8 in 2010. That year also brought new trim levels as well as minor cosmetic tweaks and the addition of front-seat knee airbags. Tundras from 2007 to 2014 were offered with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that made 236 hp initially and was upgraded to 270 hp for the 2011 model year.

Toyota made the first major update to the Tundra in 2014, with refreshed styling inside and out and new safety equipment including a standard rearview camera and optional blind-spot monitoring. This was also the year the high-end 1794 Edition was introduced. 2015 brought the TRD Pro model as well as an optional trailer brake controller, which became standard in 2016, the same year that saw mildly updated styling for SR5 and 1794 Edition models and a larger gas tank for higher trim levels. There were no significant changes for 2017.

The previous-generation full-size Toyota Tundra replaced the smaller T100 pickup when it debuted for 2000. Production ran through the 2006 model year. Although it was available with an optional V8 and several configurations, it wasn’t large or tough enough to compete with its more traditional rivals when it came time for serious work-site tasks.

Originally, the Tundra was available in regular and extended-cab versions. Regular-cab versions came only in long-bed form, while the extended-cab models (Access Cab) was only equipped with the short bed. The latter did include two rearward-opening doors for easier rear-seat access, but the backseat was cramped for a full-size pickup truck.

There were three trim levels: a sparsely equipped base trim, the midlevel SR5 and the top-line Limited. The base trim was available on two-wheel-drive regular cabs only. A 3.4-liter V6, making 190 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque, was standard on regular-cab Tundras and could be mated to either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.

Topping the lineup was an available 4.7-liter V8 engine. This smooth-revving powerplant made 245 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque and was available with a four-speed automatic transmission only.

Toyota expanded the Tundra’s lineup in 2003 to include an available sporty new StepSide cargo bed for V8-powered Access Cabs. All Tundras received freshened front-end styling that year, as well as standard antilock brakes and an upgraded center console. A power sliding rear window was also added to Limited models.

The big news for 2004 was the arrival of the Double Cab, a crew-cab version of the Tundra. Riding on an extended wheelbase and featuring a roomier cabin and a cargo bed equal in length to the Access Cab’s, the Double Cab added some much-needed variety to the Tundra’s lineup, providing a viable option for family-minded truck buyers.

Prospective used Toyota Tundra buyers who plan on doing a lot of hauling or towing should probably focus on 2005 or newer models, as Toyota enhanced the powertrains that year. A new 245-hp, 4.0-liter V6 coupled with either a six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission became standard, and the available 4.7-liter V8 was good for 282 horses and used the new five-speed automatic exclusively.

In reviews of the time, we commented favorably on the Toyota Tundra’s smooth and refined V8, easy maneuverability in urban areas and roomy Double Cab configuration. Downsides included a lack of brawn for serious towing and hauling, uncomfortable front seats, a cramped rear seat in Access Cab models and chintzy interior trimmings.



HP EliteDesk 800 Review 2016 #business #simulation #games


#business computers

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HP EliteDesk 800 Review

PROS / It has a quad-core processor.

CONS / It only comes with 4 GB of memory.

VERDICT / The HP EliteDesk 800 has a powerful high-end processor, but it comes with below-average storage.

Many office PC brands are marketed to both consumers and businesses, but the HP EliteDesk 800 series is designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses. The cost-effective design makes it a great option if you need multiple computers for your business. However, while the processor is adequate for multitasking with a lot of business-oriented software, it lacks the power you’d find in the best business computers .

For our review of business computers, we looked primarily at the processor for performance. To do this, we used the PassMark score of the processor, which is a user-submitted score based on industry benchmarking tests. Then we analyzed the RAM and the storage. The best business computers should provide excellent performance with sufficient storage. Finally, we evaluated the chassis’ connectivity and expansion potential, as you should get an office PC that can expand with the needs of your business.

8011.40 PassMark Score

The HP EliteDesk 800’s processor is the Intel i5-6500, which is a quad-core processor with a 6MB cache and 3.6GHz speed. In the PassMark benchmark tests, this processer has a score of 7,035, which is well-above the passable mark of 6,000. This means this desktop has sufficient processing power to multitask with most business apps. However, the highest PassMark score in our review is 11,000. A difference of 3,000 in a PassMark score is generally considered to be exponential, meaning that the best processor in our review is more than twice as good as this processor at multitasking and processing data.

The EliteDesk also lacks a dedicated graphics card, which means that the graphics are integrated with the i5-6500 processor. This computer will struggle to handle data-intensive graphics programs like AutoCAD. However, you can upgrade the processor and add a dedicated graphics card prior to purchase, though at a significant cost.

You get 4GB of memory and a 500-GB hard drive, which is disappointing. While 4GB of RAM is plenty for most business apps like Microsoft Office and Excel, 8GB of memory is the preferred standard. Also, the best office PC has at least 1TB of storage. The best business computer in our review, the Dell XPS 8900, comes with 16GB of RAM. However, you can upgrade the memory to 8GB, and you can upgrade the storage to 4TB. In addition, the motherboard can support up to 64GB of RAM, though you have to manually install the memory yourself.

The motherboard has four expansion slots, which is standard. This allows you to add hard drives or other devices, like upgraded audio or video cards. In addition, eight USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports give you plenty of ways to connect external devices like card scanners and printers. These features make the EliteDesk an office PC that can grow with your business. When you need more out of your business computer, you can add the necessary hardware.

Another downside to the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 is the lack of some important support services with HP. While you get a three-year warranty that covers labor and parts, HP doesn’t have asset-recovery services, online backup or remote diagnostic services. These are important services, because your business computer is a critical aspect of your business. If it fails or you’re having trouble with some components, it affects your business.

Summary

The HP EliteDesk 800 has the quad-core processor and memory necessary to make sure that your computer doesn’t slow down while multitasking with basic software, but the Intel Core i5-6500 processor has a middling PassMark score of 7,035. The 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive is disappointing, but you can easily add more hard drives as needed to fit your business needs. The lack of support services means you may not be able to retrieve vital information if you encounter a problem though.