My Sony Vaio laptop was pronounced dead two days ago. It was replaced with a HP laptop. Thus the title of this blog post.
If you have been following Lingua Franca on a daily basis, you have surely noticed that no photographs were posted. In order to keep my daily blog posts, I used my Apple iPad. It was not the best tool to do the work, but it got the job done. However, tried as I did, I just couldn’t upload photographs to WordPress. That being the case, I was able to write about subjects that were important to me and that I had wanted to share for quite a while. I’m glad I was able to that. One was the connection between Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam war, as well as the “Trial of the Century” regarding the murder case of O.J. Simpson.
Last night I tried to work with my new laptop and the SD cards of my cameras. After struggling for several hours, I gave up and went to bed. Since I’m using Windows 10 newest version 1607, there are several software changes which are not familiar to me. Windows 10 version is not the Home Edition version which was more intuitive. Instead, I’m using Windows 10 Professional version which is more oriented to business practices. I’m now condemn to read the operation manual. And that my dear readers, is a pain in the neck.
Sometime today, I will study how to work with photos, and if everything goes well, there should be photographs in tomorrow’s post. You know how much I like this hobby. Oh, by the way, my former wireless mouse also died so I had to buy a new one. I prefer to use a wireless keyboard, a wireless mouse and a mirror monitor instead of using the same accessories of my laptop. It is easier me to do my computer stuff. The laptop is mainly used as a CPU.
In case you like computers, below are the main specs of my new HP laptop.
- HP Pro Book 450 G3 laptop
- Windows 10 Pro 64 bits in English
- 15.6-inch display (1,366 x 768 HD resolution)
- Intel Core i5 processor (6th generation), 6200U 2.3 GHz
- SSD 128 GB hard disk drive
- CD/RW optical drive
- 2 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0, a VGA port for the external monitor, and a HDMI port
- 8GB of RAM DDR4
- Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Logitec model M560 wireless mouse – Black
Laptop has a very sober and conservative look. Black and gray in color. Back-lit keyboard. Extremely fast. Booting takes about five seconds. Unbelievable! Took several photos of the new electronic gear which should be posted tomorrow if I learn how to work with photographs this afternoon. Fingers crossed.