Category Archives: Videos

Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: An Update on Making The Gateway MX6453 Useful Again

Last night I posted about how the boss asked if I could make this old Gateway MX6453 useful as a PC for work. I was sort of thinking, oh my god, this thing is a dinosaur,  but I set to work to figure out how to rescue this beast and make it functional for our work environment.

This morning I got to work early and attacked the problem head on, first checking to see if we could even boot to a USB flash drive and was surprised to find that yes, it was possible.

However…yeah there is always one of those, it did not like my first test trying to boot up with a Windows 7 iso on a bootable flash. Probably because as I vaguely remember there was some sort of 4 GB limitation. So that left me no choice but to go with a 64 bit operating system, that has an ISO file that is much smaller and, yeah, you guessed it, Linux!

I went with Linux Lite 4.0, which is a distro I have tested on all my devices here, usually in a Virtual Machine, but in this case we went full install onto the hard drive, using about 60 or so GB of the free space.

The install worked, all the hardware was detected, the Wifi, the trackpad, the display, the keyboard and all the function keys, the sound and even one of our WiFi based printers.

So was this a success? Oh hell yes! Is it the fastest PC on earth, nope, but can it get the job done, yep!

Below you will find the video…

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Tonight We Have One More Video! This one On Attempting to Resurrect a Gateway MX6453 Notebook

Howdy folks! This one is from our channel and it is just a bit of insanity…or perhaps genius!? We will not know the answers to that until 24-48 hrs have passed, because this is something I don’t even want to deal with, but…yeah it is a challenge and I must try!

The boss brought in an ancient Gateway notebook/laptop late this afternoon and asked of I could get it running as a second PC in our front office. After finally getting it to boot and checking a few specs I did determine that maybe….just maybe we could get some 64 bit software on board and perhaps use it in a minimal role.

Obviously at some point many laptops are simply good as boat anchors, but I am thinking this one might surprise us all!

So watch the video below for details and make sure to subscribe to see what will happen over the next few days!

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Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: The HP Spectre X360 15t Full Unboxing And Review

This one comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and covers the pros and cons of this convertible laptop/tablet. The specs are impressive and  the price is far less than some notable competitors such as Dell.

It does have some downsides, but overall if you are looking for a great convertible  device this one might be the one for you.

Below are the basic specs as tested, for all the specs check Andrew’s video and subscribe to his channel!

  • CPU Intel Core i7-8705G
  • Operating System Windows 10 Home
  • RAM 16GB RAM Upgradable
  • Hard Drive Size 512GB
  • Hard Drive Type M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Type Display Size 15.6 Highest Available Resolution 3840 x 2160
  • Native Resolution 3840 x 2160
  • Graphics Card AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac

So let us proceed at once to that video!

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Tim

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It is Subscriber Sunday Here at HiBook Labs! Check Out The Video, Subscribe and Win a Prize! (maybe)

Okay, nothing too fabulous prize wise, but hopefully you will get the humor! Think of it like all the hype we hear about the latest smartphone, only to hear from the very same reviewer a week later that maybe it is not the perfect phone after all. That adapter or that microphone might be useful, the spoon, uh, no.

You are going to need to send an email to the following address:
hiendcheaptech@gmail.com
Of course you must include the answers to the following questions…
1. What was the prizes available portion shot on? Yeah, watch the whole video!
2. What is my current choice for my next phone? Yeah, you may have to actually peruse the channel for that.
3. What type of desktop PC do I use and what is the processor it uses? ie: N3450 Apollo Lake, N4200, Core i7,etc. (hint, not one of those listed)

So let us proceed right to the video and perhaps you can be a winner. You might be subscriber 11 or 13, who knows, but you have to answer those questions listed on the video description, or just read above since I did copy and paste the description into this article!

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Tim

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If Your New Smartphone Or Tablet Is Missing a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack, The World Is Still Okay (Video)

This evening we have a new video from our YouTube channel here concerning a nice way to get around the missing headphone jack on new devices such as smartphones.

The cure of course is pictured above. A nice set of Bluetooth headphones, which in this particular case happen to include a set of speakers as well! Yes, you can also use them as wired!

Yeah, that is 2 problems cured with a single purchase! The product is the Archeer AH45 BT headset/speakers combo which is priced very reasonably at $45 on Amazon.

So watch the video below and learn and then thank me by subscribing to our channel!

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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