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# 157278 26-Nov-2014 11:44
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Cool my HP stream 7 with 8.1 for $109 delivered via amazon hit my front door this morning
and so far it looks like a pretty nice unit for $109!!!




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  # 1183233 26-Nov-2014 11:53
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What do you plan to use this for? I am tempted just because my 8fu is still weak, but on the hand I just don't like 8. Maybe if I used it more often for something.

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  # 1183240 26-Nov-2014 12:05
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What options do you have for hooking up to an external monitor?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1183245 26-Nov-2014 12:28
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Wade: What options do you have for hooking up to an external monitor?


Miracast wireless display, or a USB displayllink based solution (it has 1 micro-B USB 2.0)

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  # 1183249 26-Nov-2014 12:41
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gzt: What do you plan to use this for? I am tempted just because my 8fu is still weak, but on the hand I just don't like 8. Maybe if I used it more often for something.


with 8 you really want to use a touch machine to get the most out of it

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  # 1183254 26-Nov-2014 12:51
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nathan:
gzt: What do you plan to use this for? I am tempted just because my 8fu is still weak, but on the hand I just don't like 8. Maybe if I used it more often for something.


with 8 you really want to use a touch machine to get the most out of it


not necessarily.

Windows 8 straight to desktop with keyboard shortcuts is great.

Just use the built in search to find stuff.



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  # 1183291 26-Nov-2014 14:13
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By the way the unit has bluetooth!
my Planatronics hooked up staright away
I didnt really have nay plans as to what to use it for
But now I am thinking wether i can use it as a control deck for xbmc.....




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  # 1183292 26-Nov-2014 14:13
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gzt: What do you plan to use this for? I am tempted just because my 8fu is still weak, but on the hand I just don't like 8. Maybe if I used it more often for something.


Toy I love to play!




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  # 1183296 26-Nov-2014 14:18
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One thing that does P*** me off with windows 8 is that stupid login screen I wish there was a quick app for getting rid of it rather the current expedition you have to go on




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  # 1183299 26-Nov-2014 14:25
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SD/card slot type and maximum? [edit: = Micro SD (up to 32GB of expandable storage (amazon)]

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  # 1183302 26-Nov-2014 14:27
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gnfb: One thing that does P*** me off with windows 8 is that stupid login screen I wish there was a quick app for getting rid of it rather the current expedition you have to go on


what do you mean?

You can set a PIN code for logon.

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  # 1183317 26-Nov-2014 14:27
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gzt: SD/card slot type and maximum?


someone is the other thread reported success with a 128gb card - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=154784&page_no=8



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  # 1183320 26-Nov-2014 14:28
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Cool. Wonder if it will address the entire 128.

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  # 1183367 26-Nov-2014 15:03
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My 64gb should arrive today I can test that out

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  # 1183391 26-Nov-2014 15:21
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Are we talking $109 us or nzd?

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  # 1183395 26-Nov-2014 15:26
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USD from amazon.

NZD price looks to be around 200-250 from local sellers. Interested locally if there are any a bit lower.

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