September 01, 2013
Nori is a HP ENVY 700-074. She's loaded with a 4th Generation quad-core i5 chip from Intel, running at 3.0GHz. There's 12GB of RAM, a 2TB hard drive, built-in wireless networking (which I'm not using), and a pretty case that attracts fingerprints like nobody's business. It also came with a wireless keyboard that I'm honestly not fond of (it's essentially a laptop keyboard) but I don't own any USB keyboards, a wireless mouse that I'm not using because the one from Logitech that I own is a lot better, and built-in graphics that... well, they aren't great. I've discovered that I am in love with USB 3.0, and am very glad that my external hard drive came equipped with it. The only problem is that two of the four USB3 ports are top-mounted behind a fairing, while all the USB2 ports are front-mounted, behind a drop-down panel that doesn't leave enough space to insert a wireless mouse thingy and still be able to close the panel. As a result, I've got the Logitech mouse thingy plugged into one of the USB3 on top, which is silly. I think I'll be able to survive, however.
It also comes with Windows 8. Fortunately, it also comes with HP's "Quick Start" program, which does most of what the missing START button does.
But that's dwelling on the negative. So far, I'm pleased as punch with Nori, and suspect she'll be with me for a good long time!
What's the genesis of the name?
Posted by: Mauser at September 01, 2013 07:58 PM (TJ7ih)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 01, 2013 08:28 PM (ifb6Y)
I have a Gigabyte motherboard with sockets for 8 or 10 USB ports (a mix of 3 and 2) on the motherboard. I doubt your board's got any extra sockets but if it does you could attach a cable internally and put the mouse adapter completely inside the case.
Posted by: RickC at September 01, 2013 11:40 PM (swpgw)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 02, 2013 12:47 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 02, 2013 01:02 AM (ifb6Y)
Same thing happened with Chiyo-chan, so it's not a Nori problem, but a Logitech one.
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 02, 2013 01:05 AM (ifb6Y)
There also turned out to be a update available to one of them so that it worked with the newer mouse so I didn't need both of them any more.
Posted by: Mauser at September 02, 2013 08:10 AM (TJ7ih)
I've seen the extension cables Mauser's talking about; you could probably get one at Fry's or the equivalent, or a short regular cable & a hub.
Posted by: RickC at September 02, 2013 09:11 AM (swpgw)
Posted by: Brickmuppet at September 02, 2013 10:30 AM (F7DdT)
Posted by: Dreamshadow at September 03, 2013 01:32 PM (T5fuR)
What? So what if I'm the only one? It's a shadowy flight into the world of a computer, which does not exist...
Posted by: Tom at September 03, 2013 06:36 PM (B3++G)
@ Tom, that's the German version of the machine you're thinking of.
@ Mauser, my first Logitech wireless moose came with one of those... I might have to see if I still have it around here somewhere.
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 03, 2013 09:22 PM (ifb6Y)
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