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Plantronics M70 vs. M90 — what's the difference between them?

I'd like to buy a Bluetooth headset. I have a long list of criteria, and have done some research. From what I've found, the Plantronics M70 or M90 would be reasonable choices for me. What's the difference between the Plantronics M70 headset and the similar Plantronics M90? Please provide me ....

Everly Everly: 01 February 2022

Hardware

Does Using both SSD & SATA Hard drive impacts Laptop Performance?

I'm planning to buy New Precision 15 3561 Mobile Workstation, it supports dual hard drives. For drive one, I picked 1 TB SSD and opted for 6 cell 97WHr battery For 2nd additional drive, these are the below options I have If I opt for Additional 2.5" 2 TB 5400RPM ....

Anna Anna: 01 February 2022

Hardware

Choosing CPU for general use

We're looking for a notebook for my wife. She will use it for browsing, editing documents (text and spreadsheet) and watching videos. Nothing hard. Based on our requirements HP G4 with 128 GB SSD seems to be a good choice. My only question is now CPU as we can by ....

Harper Harper: 31 January 2022

Hardware

Non-WiFi network router that can handle IP spoofing attacks

I run a small business that handles credit card point of sales transactions over my business internet account. Per some updated regulations with the credit processing company, they now have a requirement that the hardware used at my business be protected against certain attacks. Here is the specific requirement: "Implement ....

Grace Grace: 31 January 2022

Hardware

What's the smallest + cheapest keyboard that has a 1/4 inch jack output and runs on AAs?

I got excited to see the Casio SA-76, which almost fit the description, but it doesn't have a 1/4 inch jack output. I do not care about timbre or sound quality, because I want to run the keyboard through a vocoder while having access to the voices on my other ....

Henry Henry: 30 January 2022

Hardware

Does Dell e6430 have eSATAp?

Does anybody know, if the Dell Latitude e6430 have eSATAp or eSATA (without the p)? Wanted to buy an eSATAp to SATA cable but don't know if my Laptop has eSATAp. ....

Mason Mason: 30 January 2022

Hardware

Picking the right future proof graphics card

I have been researching on entry-level graphics cards for about a month and I have come down to four options, which I'm not sure how to finalize. The following are the cards. Sapphire Nitro Radeon Rx 460 4GB OC (https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01J1M4HDS?m=A1AX89K8G709X5&ref_=v_sp_detail_page) Gigabyte Radeon Rx 460 Windforce OC (https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01K1JVCRE?m=A1AX89K8G709X5&ref_=v_sp_detail_page) ZOTAC GeForce GTX ....

Sebastian Sebastian: 30 January 2022

Hardware

Network connected device to manipulate HDMI-CEC?

I have a relatively new HDTV I'm working with, and I'd like a device to remotely control the TV through HDMI-CEC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#CEC). Ideally, I would be able to sit back and have a web console to control those things. I have WiFi, Ethernet would be a stretch to get to ....

Levi Levi: 30 January 2022

Hardware

Upgrade ram or SSD?

What should I upgrade ram or SSD? I have a MacBook pro mid 2012 with 500gb hdd hard drive and 4gb ram. I am a mobile app developer by profession. My hard drive is mainly free with 400+ gb free space. So Should I upgrade the ram or change to ....

Rylee Rylee: 29 January 2022

Hardware

Motherboard for future extensibility

I'm interested in desktop setup that will last. I've narrowed (thanks to this answer (https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/a/1219/951)) my motherboard choices to MSI z170 gaming pro and MSI X99 SLI plus. As both cards are quite similar (multiple SATA III, USB 3.0, more than 32GB of RAM), the choice boils down to the ....

Isaac Isaac: 29 January 2022