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HP's Tiny Windows 8.1 PC Is $180

HP has unveiled a Windows 8.1 mini desktop computer that's only two inches tall and costs under $200. It's part of an ongoing campaign to battle Google by producing cheap Windows computers. The Stream Mini Desktop is just under six inches square and ... weighs only 1.6 pounds. It's a small, self-contained box with two USB ports, video outputs for HDMI and DisplayPort, an audio socket, an SD card reader, and an Ethernet port for connecting to a network. At the time of writing, it does not appear to have a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection, though one could easily add a USB Wi-Fi dongle to ... (view more)

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Windows 8 Laptops Drop Below $200

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is selling two Windows 8 laptops that are both priced at $199 . It's seen by some analysts as a way to counter the low-cost Google Chromebook range . The two models are the HP Stream 11 and Stream 13 , which model numbers are ... respective of their screen sizes. The Stream 11 has a permanent price of $199; the Stream 13 is normally $229 but will have $30 off for a limited period as part of the Black Friday sales season. To sweeten the deal, devices purchased directly from Microsoft will also receive a year's subscription to Office 365 Personal (the online edition of ... (view more)

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'Stream Explorer', and 'Run Scanner'

Stream Explorer Stream Explorer is a utility that reveals file streams with Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista. Stream Explorer will show you the number of streams in each file as they are listed per folder. When you select a directory entry, ... Stream Explorer will list all the streams in that entry, and you can see their type, their size and contents. Run Scanner RunScanner is a freeware windows system utility which scans your system for all configured running programs and autostart locations. You can use Runscanner to detect autostart programs, spyware, adware ... (view more)

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