hardware

 
R.I.P. Early 2008 Macbook Pro: 2008 – 2014

My venerable early 2008 model Macbook Pro, purchased brand new, has chimed its last “bong” for the last time. It served me well for 6 and a half years. The …

 
Some Thoughts on the Retina Macbook Pro

Having lived with my new 13″ Retina Macbook Pro for nearly a week, I wanted to share some quick hardware observations on the new unit as compared to my previous …

 
Some Thoughts on the Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA 2.5″ & 3.5″ Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking Station

“You can never have too much RAM or too much storage space.” Or so the old computing adage goes. I am what you would call a digital data packrat. Every …

 
Review: Tripp-Lite UltraBlok428 Surge Protector

It would be premature to review a surge protector product after only using it for a few days, which is precisely why I am writing this one year after purchasing …

 
Enhancing an early 2008 Mac Pro: The GPU Upgrade

Despite the fact that the “cheese grater” Mac Pro has always been touted as an expandable device, one of my biggest frustrations with it has been the anemic selection of …

 
Using the Yiynova MSP19u tablet monitor: One Year Later

In January 2013, I placed an order and received the Yiynova MSP19u tablet monitor. In the days that followed, I wrote about my first impressions using the device. Having used …