Daily Giz Wiz 820: Compaq Evo

Episode 820 of the podcast

Compaq Evo
Subject: Review of Compaq Evo
Released:Friday 1 May 2009
Length:about 21 minutes
Download file:dgw0820.mp3 (9.8 MB)

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From the Gadget Warehouse: Compaq Evo

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In the summer of 2002, Compac introduced the Evo D500 Ultra-Slim Desktop computer.  It was one of those towers small enough to be placed either horizontally as a stand for the monitor, or vertically as a mini-tower.  It was compatible with a Celeron or Pentium 4 CPU.  Dick's record of his Evo D500 had a Celeron 1.3 GHz processor, 128MB RAM, and a roomy 20GB hard drive.  It was a budget computer, but still cost $799.  Add a 15" LCD monitor, and it would cost you another $499.  About $1,300 in all.  Now $499 could pay for Dick's HP 24" LCD monitor with HDMI ports.

Air Flight Complaints

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Rick Ankrum also eschews Dick's iFlyz (Episode 783) and Leo's In Your Face Viewbase (Episode 802), and has yet another self-help solution to finding a stand for the iPod Touch (after a listener pointed out that one came with the iPod Touch itself in Episode 808).  It's the Portable Folding Clear Plastic iPod Touch Holder, more commonly known as a cassette tape case.  Leo is now reduced to using his In Your Face Viewbase for holding up his Leo Puppet - the iPuppet.

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