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  1. See this thread (special thanks to @dogc_kyle, who helped out a lot) for clarity, but basically we're trying to upgrade a notebook that has an m.2 base storage that we would like to expand with an hdd or ssd since there is a free 2.5" bay. We were wondering wether the above chipset (pentium 4415u) would support such expansion or not. Thank you very much in advance for your help.
  2. Buying an expansion for sister laptop

    Thank you very much for the help! I'm actually buying an ssd anyway (building a pc myself this time around) so i might be able to use mine, see if it detects it and plan accordingly. I'm trying to find the rubber sleeve on amazon but nothing useful shows up. Maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, but I'm only finding 2.5" to 3.5" adapters.
  3. Buying an expansion for sister laptop

    first of all thank you so much for the explanation, but just to be clear, you're saying to open up the laptop and see wether there is a 2.5 sata slot and if there is to put an ssd or a hdd (having the same connector both should work, right?) and then plan accordingly? Only certain way to know is opening it up and looking i guess, but if there is none, could i buy one? it ships with a gold intel Pentium 4415U, hope it's not bad news but why would they put an empty 2.5" slot with a sata cable if it is not supported? Either they put it or they don't (right?) Thank you again very much for your time
  4. Hi guys, my sister's 18th birthday is coming up and we've decided to buy her a laptop (HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba000nl) it's not the gratest but it is ok for what she needs. Anyway, the problem is storage: it only has a 128 m.2 ssd, great for speed, not so much for quantity, So, given that we have a little spare budget, I thought of buying her a 64 or 128 gb sd (the laptop comes with a card reader in the IO). Would you reccomend that over a external HDD? I'm asking because a friend told me that SDs are more prone to failing and reccomended an hd instead. Thank you so much
  5. Deciding on a new monitor

    Thank you all very much, I've learnt something new!
  6. Deciding on a new monitor

    So i'm still planning on my build and now i am looking for a monitor. I found an AOC, lcd fhd, 1ms response time (though I seem to understand this doesn't count much), 75 Hz and freesync. It costs 10€ more than a samsung led with fhd, 1ms response and 60 hz, no freesync. Based on the specs alone, I would go for the AOC, I just don't know if I trust them since I never heard anyone using their monitors. Can you experience help me out?
  7. Hi guys, I have been scavenging through the internet to find a decent gpu for my first build. What I have noticed -apart from the fact that in europe pricing is a lot higher than the equivalent of euros from usd- is that certain brand of non reference cards, even with similar clock speeds, have very different pricing. A simple question rose: Why? I'll bring an example just to make myself clearer: gtx 1060 6 gb, pricing ranges from 300€ (by gigabye) to 395 € (Asus). Is there any difference amongst the cards other than aesthetics?
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    Phone Compasses, how do they work.
  9. Hi guys, newbie here. There's something I've been wondering about for a while. Lately I got a magnetic air vent holder in order to use my phone as a navigator. I also recently bought a new phone and this one, unlike the former, has a built-in compass. I'm really unsure whether using the phone holder could possibly affect the performance of the compass to the point of damaging it permanently. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think there's any way of shielding the magnetic field? Thank you p.s. now I'm temporarily using my old phone for navigation but being old both in software and hardware makes it very annnoying