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  1. Nedd Ludd

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Split screen on Recoil 17"

    Has anyone else ever had a split screen on a Recoil 17"? It's not a software issue as it is split even in the BIOS screen. PCS are arranging for an RMA under warranty but it would be interesting to know if this was a one off fault (they think it is a faulty screen) or has happened before...
  2. Nedd Ludd

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST How to save money buying a Laptop

    I have what is known as a negative investment gene. When I invest in anything, the next day it crashes. Same with buying anything. I recently purchased a top end Recoil and two days later the price came down. So if anyone wants to save money, just wait for me to purchase it and I guarantee...
  3. Nedd Ludd


    My grandson's Recoi arrived today and he had it set up within minutes. He has loaded his coding apps but has one very good question.... What is the black cube on the left for. Is it anything to do with the collective? We honestly have no idea and I know we could ask PC Specialists but that...
  4. Nedd Ludd

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Does anyone use a laptop other than for gaming?

    OK, it's a tongue in cheek remark. It would seem that the majority of members are most interested in gaming. When laptops first took off (early 90s) they were used almost exclusively for business. The telecoms company I worked for used the Compaq range with docking ports for when you were in the...
  5. Nedd Ludd

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST An old man and his grandson final spec for his computer for his Uni Computer course

    I just made a comment about how far we have come since I started computing and the following is the order we have placed for his laptop. It took a few weeks to go through every item and compare specs as well as read most of the forum comments on laptops but at the end of the day it was his...
  6. Nedd Ludd

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST We have come a long way since 1974

    I started my computing at a certain government communications centre just as Zilog Z80s and 8080s were appearing. I learnt low level languages first then having mastered the dark art of machine code, hex and assembly moved onto high level languages. My first computer was a Research Machines 380Z...