HP Unleashes Thunderbolt for ZBook Line



The new HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation should make a lot of mobile video editors happy. Finally, Thunderbolt alone will have a profound effect on the entire production workflow. The ability to drive a 4k display when necessary is also a nice perk. Nvidia's latest GPUs are also featured. We're looking forward to getting our hands on this one.

Visit HP for more information and all the specs.

How to Install an SSD Drive in a Desktop Computer



If you've been thinking about upgrading your system to an SSD there's never been a better time.  We recommend OS and APPs on the SSD and data and renders on two seperate drives.  If you're working with lots of HD data you may need a RAID array to provide enough throughput to your processors.

For everyday computing tasks you will notice a huge improvement.  Your PC will boot faster, launch applicatons faster and generally feel more snappy. 

We recommend leaving at least 25% overhead of blank space so the SSD can optimize the read writes and prolong the life of the drive.

How to Install an SSD Drive in a Notebook Computer



Here's a short video that shows you how to install a solid state drive in your notebook computer.

More Articles ...

  1. 7200RPM Hard Drive Versus an SSD Windows Boot Time Race
  2. LED versus Plasma versus LCD: LED is winning
  3. How To Choose A Memory Card For Your Camera
  4. First Android OS Watch: Sneak Peek
  5. ASUS ZENBOOK™ Ultrabook Introduction With Intel
  6. Join Me - The Fastest and Simplest Way to Share What You See On Your Computer Screen
  7. Reverb Controls on Lexicon 224
  8. Google Music Review
  9. Rebirth on the iPad
  10. 2D of the Gorillaz Demos the New iELECTRIBE
  11. Can't Play an Instrument? Check out The Mouth
  12. GroupMe is a Free and Seamless Way to do Conference Calls and Group Messaging
  13. How To Activate God Mode or GodMode in Windows 7
  14. SanDisk Memory Cards Frozen and Thawed In ICE
  15. Prince Declares "The Internet is over"
  16. funkyfresh Christmas Hot List 2009
  17. Install a Bunch of Great Apps with 1 Click and go Ninite
  18. Amazon Remembers Automatic Product Finder
  19. Google Fast Flip News Hound Fun
  20. Keep New Apps in the Sandbox
  21. IK Multimedia GrooveMaker for iPhone
  22. Cool iPhone Synth App
  23. A Cable Any Guitar Player Would Love
  24. Casio Edifice 3D Chronograph Review
  25. Phones and Music
  26. Apple Announces Macbook Wheel at Macworld :)
  27. 3G iPhone Real Life Test
  28. Firefox 3.0: The Best Browser on the Planet
  29. PreFound: It Takes a Village to Search an Internet
  30. Have Grease Will Travel
  31. Building a Quiet but Powerful PC
  32. Cable Cards, Set-top Boxes and a Whole Lot of Noise
  33. The Mac mini Media Server
  34. The Great American Roadtrip with WiFi
  35. Good Directions are Hard to Find
  36. ICE Your Cell Phone
  37. Robots on the Mound
  38. Intel Inside Cupertino
  39. Cell Phones Helping Alleviate Traffic Problems
  40. Gmail cool but a little spooky
  41. NAB Builds High Def Excitement
  42. How to convert your records to CDs
  43. The Big the Fast and the SCSI
  44. LCD Hum and Noise
  45. Sometimes First Gets Forgotten
  46. How to Choose A Video Camera

Fresh Reviews

Lynx E22 Versus RME Audio…

Sep 06, 2017 Production
When it comes to audio cards that go inside your workstation the options are getting more…

Amazing A-Frame in LA

Nov 06, 2016 House Stuff
Default Image
yes, at one time, this was a kit you could buy from Sears.

How to Make a Candy Corn…

Oct 27, 2016 House Stuff
Default Image
A good one for the season and fun for the kids.

How to Install a Rain Barrel

Oct 01, 2016 House Stuff
Default Image
Get ready for the rainy season.

A Couple’s Garage Becomes…

Sep 14, 2016 House Stuff
Default Image
This is a pretty cool zen lifestyle

Edius 8.22 Review - Powerful…

Sep 13, 2016 Production
EDIUS 8
Edius 8.22 from Grass Valley is the latest update that adds LUT and tracking support.…

See a Funky Beach Home Made…

Jul 08, 2015 House Stuff
Default Image

Ultimate Man Cave: Missile…

Apr 08, 2015 House Stuff
Default Image
This is awesome!

NVIDIA Quadro K4200 Review

Jan 09, 2015 Production
We've been doing an extended review of the Quadro K4200 and it's been rock solid. It's…

JBL EON206P Portable PA Review

Jan 08, 2015 Production
The JBL EON206P portable PA system surprised us with how much sonic punch it packs into a…

Panasonic AJ-PX270…

Jan 06, 2015 Production
Default Image
The PX270 is an amazing HD camera for ENG, corporate and documentary work. Over the years…

Boris FX BCC 9 Review 2014

Nov 26, 2014 Production
If you buy only 1 VFX package for your NLE this year we highly recommend Boris Continuum…

HP Z230 Workstation Review

Jul 15, 2014 Computers and Stuff
The HP Z230 is a single CPU workstation that looks similar to other workstations in the Z…

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote…

Jul 05, 2014 Electronics
The Logitech Harmony 650 Universal remote is super easy to program and works great but is…

Sony Vegas Pro 13 Review

Jun 24, 2014 Production
Sony Vegas Pro 13 feels a lot like Vegas Pro 12 with some minor updates to the UI. It…

Samsung 1TB 840 EVO SSD Review

Jun 11, 2014 Computers and Stuff
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD is one of the best values in a high performance SSD. We used it…

Convergent Design Odyssey7Q…

Jun 09, 2014 Production
The Odyssey7Q combines a high quality 7.7 OLED monitor with an SSD based recorder to…

Pixelan DissolveMaster Review

Feb 13, 2014 Production
Default Image
Pixelan Software’s DissolveMaster provides endless options for creating compelling…

Beautiful Holiday Tabletops…

Dec 13, 2013 House Stuff
Default Image
Check out the hurricanes. Super cool.This design is moderm but still warm and welcoming,…

Houzz - Home Remodeling and…

Nov 22, 2013 House Stuff
Default Image
If you're doing any work on your home you have to check out houzz.

iZotope RX3 Advanced Review

Oct 23, 2013 Production
Izotope RX3 Advanced is an elegantly designed suite of audio restoration tools with a…

Grass Valley Edius Pro 7…

Sep 20, 2013 Production
The good news is Edius 7 should benefit from a more open platform going forward. The bad…

The Akai MPX8 Portable Sample…

Aug 29, 2013 Production
The Akai MPX8 is a portable sample player with decent playability and sound for a hundred…

Atomos Samurai Blade Review

Aug 28, 2013 Production
The Atomos Samurai Blade is an excellent addition to a DSLR video workflow. We recently…

Sorenson Squeeze 9 Review…

Aug 16, 2013 Production
The Squeeze 9 pro bundle with Sorenson 360 is a powerful solution for encoding, sharing,…

Hot and Funky

The Fall Colors of New…

Sep 22, 2016 Art and Expression
Default Image
Another reason to love the fall.

Take the Mesmerizing Tour of…

Sep 09, 2015 Art and Expression
Default Image

Incredible Bodypaint Art -…

Apr 02, 2015 Art and Expression
Default Image
This is awesome.

Excuse me, Do you have the…

Jan 02, 2015 Art and Expression
Default Image
http://whatcolourisit.scn9a.org/This is so cool. A website that translates the current…

Man Turns His House Into…

Dec 21, 2014 Art and Expression
Default Image
This is one house you have to see in action to believe. Amazing!!!

Danny Macaskill...Always…

Oct 06, 2014 Art and Expression
Default Image

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote…

Jul 05, 2014 Electronics
The Logitech Harmony 650 Universal remote is super easy to program and works great but is…

Brian Williams Snoop Dog Mix

Apr 23, 2014 Art and Expression
Default Image
So, so good. Brilliant editing.

2014 BRING IT ON!

Jan 02, 2014 Art and Expression
Default Image

24 Hours of Happy - Just…

Dec 18, 2013 Art and Expression
This is one of our favorite creative projects we've seen in 2013. Great song and steady…

HP Unleashes Thunderbolt for…

Sep 12, 2013 Technology
The new HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation should make a lot of mobile video editors happy.…

Bose SoundLink II Mobile…

Feb 21, 2013 Electronics
The Bose SoundLink II mobile Bluetooth speaker sounds very good, is extremely easy to use…

Sanyo eneloop Rechargeable AA…

Feb 02, 2013 Electronics
Sanyo eneloop AA rechargeable batteries are good a place to start when investing in…

iPad mini Versus Kindle Fire…

Dec 27, 2012 Electronics
The Kindle Fire HD is an appealing product and a great choice if you consider it a media…

The Roku 2 XS Review

Dec 18, 2012 Electronics
The Roku 2 XS is a great gift for anyone with a high speed Internet connection that wants…

Fuji XP50 Waterproof Camera…

Jul 24, 2012 Electronics
The Fuji XP50 waterproof camera is an affordable option that takes pretty good photos…

How to Install an SSD Drive…

Jul 07, 2012 Technology
Default Image
If you've been thinking about upgrading your system to an SSD there's never been a better…

How to Install an SSD Drive…

Jun 08, 2012 Technology
Default Image
Here's a short video that shows you how to install a solid state drive in your notebook…

7200RPM Hard Drive Versus an…

Jun 02, 2012 Technology
Default Image
Another reason to love SSDs. Those faster boot times really add up over time. And wih OS…

LED versus Plasma versus LCD:…

Apr 12, 2012 Technology
Samsung is cranking out some amazing smart televisions with Internet apps and menu…

How To Choose A Memory Card…

Mar 05, 2012 Technology
Default Image
There are lots of suppliers of memory cards out there. SanDisk breaks it down in under 2…

First Android OS Watch: Sneak…

Mar 01, 2012 Technology
Default Image
Synch this to your smart phone using Bluetooth and you can do quite a bi with this watch…

ASUS ZENBOOK™ Ultrabook…

Jan 13, 2012 Technology
Default Image
One of our favorite new products from CES is the new ASUS ZENBOOK. This is going to be a…

Sonos Play:3 Review

Jul 25, 2011 Electronics
The Sonos Play:3 sounds great for background music but is slightly underpowered and lacks…

Join Me - The Fastest and…

Jul 15, 2011 Technology
If you’re looking for the fastest and simplest way to share what you see on your computer…