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For Sale – Alienware M17x R4 Red

Selling this beast of a gaming laptop. I bought this machine from Dell about 4 years ago and it has spent its entire life sat on a desk in my office and therefore is in excellent condition. The only sign of wear is on the under-side where the bottom got a bit scratched. Besides this, the screen does not have any dead pixels and the laptop is in perfect working order.

I also have the original box and accessories that the laptop came with from Dell UK

Specs:
Intel Core I7-3740QM
Nvidia GTX 680m
16 GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
512gb Samsung 840 Evo SSD
500gb HDD
1080p screen

Price and currency: (650) NOW 575
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or Paypal
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – I7 3770k – GTX 980 gaming rig

High end gaming rig capable of running anything on ultra.
Very well balanced machine with premium components at every stage.
Performance test 9 ranks most of the components in the mid to high 80s apart from the graphics which score 95%. This gives a combined system score of 88% meaning this rig sits in the top 12% of all PCs ever tested, worldwide.

Price has been carefully considered and based on the current going rate for the seperate components on ebay and forums.

If you want to see how much of an upgrade this is to your current rig, download performance test 9 and compare your scores to these.

MSI mpower z77 mobo
I7 3770k cpu
Corsair h80 cooler
4 x 4gb 1600 hyper X beast ram
GTX 980
240GB hyper X fury ssd
Fresh install of windows 10 (with product key)
Thermaltake, 875W modular psu
Antec 900 case
Bluray drive.

Im also happy to add in some led lighting strips as per buyers request.

Advertised elsewhere but priority given to AV forums members.

Also available:
Ducky shine, backlit, cherry mx mechancal keyboard – £SOLD
1TB WD black HDD – £25
1TB Toshiba laptop HDD – £25
2TB WD green HDD – £35
3TB external USB3 drive – £60
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Price and currency: 700
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Wolverhampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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CIOs should lean on AI ‘giants’ for machine learning strategy

NEW YORK — Machine learning and deep learning will be part of every data science organization, according to Edd Wilder-James, former vice president of technology strategy at Silicon Valley Data Science and now an open source strategist at Google’s TensorFlow.

Wilder-James, who spoke at the Strata Data Conference, pointed to recent advancements in image and speech recognition algorithms as examples of why machine learning and deep learning are going mainstream. He believes image and speech recognition software has evolved to the point where it can see and understand some things as well as — and in some use cases better than — humans. That makes it ripe to become part of the internal workings of applications and the driver of new and better services to internal and external customers, he said.

But what investments in AI should CIOs make to provide these capabilities to their companies? When building a machine learning strategy, choice abounds, Wilder-James said.

Machine learning vs. deep learning

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning, but it’s different enough to be discussed separately, according to Wilder-James. Examples of machine learning models include optimization, fraud detection and preventive maintenance. “We use machine learning to identify patterns,” Wilder-James said. “Here’s a pattern. Now, what do we know? What can we do as a result of identifying this pattern? Can we take action?”

Deep learning models perform tasks that more closely resemble human intelligence such as image processing and recognition. “With a massive amount of compute power, we’re able to look at a massively large number of input signals,” Wilder-James said. “And, so what a computer is able to do starts to look like human cognitive abilities.”

Some of the terrain for machine learning will look familiar to CIOs. Statistical programming languages such as SAS, SPSS and Matlab are known territory for IT departments. Open source counterparts such as R, Python and Spark are also machine-learning ready. “Open source is probably a better guarantee of stability and a good choice to make in terms of avoiding lock-in and ensuring you have support,” Wilder-James said.

Unlike other tech rollouts

The rollout of machine learning and deep learning models, however, is a different process than most technology rollouts. After getting a handle on the problem, CIOs will need to investigate if machine learning is even an appropriate solution.

“It may not be true that you can solve it with machine learning,” Wilder-James said. “This is one important difference from other technical rollouts. You don’t know if you’ll be successful or not. You have to enter into this on the pilot, proof-of-concept ladder.”

The most time-consuming step in deploying a machine learning model is feature engineering, or finding features in the data that will help the algorithms self-tune. Deep learning models skip the tedious feature engineering step and go right to the training step. To tune a deep learning model correctly requires immense data sets, graphic processing units or tensor processing units, and time. Wilder-James said it could take weeks and even months to train a deep learning model.

One more thing to note: Building deep learning models is hard and won’t be a part of most companies’ machine learning strategy.

“You have to be aware that a lot of what’s coming out is the closest to research IT has ever been,” he said. “These things are being published in papers and deployed in production in very short cycles.”

CIOs whose companies are not inclined to invest heavily in AI research and development should instead rely on prebuilt, reusable machine and deep learning models rather than reinvent the wheel. Image recognition models, such as Inception, and natural language models, such as SyntaxNet and Parsey McParseface, are examples of models that are ready and available for use.

“You can stand on the shoulders of giants, I guess that’s what I’m trying to say,” Wilder-James said. “It doesn’t have to be from scratch.”

Machine learning tech

The good news for CIOs is that vendors have set the stage to start building a machine learning strategy now. TensorFlow, a machine learning software library, is one of the best known toolkits out there. “It’s got the buzz because it’s an open source project out of Google,” Wilder-James said. “It runs fast and is ubiquitous.”

While not terribly developer-friendly, a simplified interface called Keras eases the burden and can handle the majority of use cases. And TensorFlow isn’t the only deep learning library or framework option, either. Others include MXNet, PyTorch, CNTK, and Deeplearning4j.

For CIOs who want AI to live on premises, technologies such as Nvidia’s DGX-1 box, which retails for $129,000, are available.

But CIOs can also utilize cloud as a computing resource, which would cost anywhere between $5 and $15 an hour, according to Wilder-James. “I worked it out, and the cloud cost is roughly the same as running the physical machine continuously for about a year,” he said.

Or they can choose to go the hosted platform route, where a service provider will run trained models for a company. And other tools, such as domain-specific proprietary tools like the personalization platform from Nara Logics, can fill out the AI infrastructure.

“It’s the same kind of range we have with plenty of other services out there,” he said. “Do you rent an EC2 instance to run a database or do you subscribe to Amazon Redshift? You can pick the level of abstraction that you want for these services.”

Still, before investments in technology and talent are made, a machine learning strategy should start with the basics: “The single best thing you can do to prepare with AI in the future is to develop a competency with your own data, whether it’s getting access to data, integrating data out of silos, providing data results readily to employees,” Wilder-James said. “Understanding how to get at your data is going to be the thing to prepare you best.”

For Sale – Dell 7140 Pro Convertible Laptop+Keyboard+Dock

Selling the above machine in my tech clearcut thread. All details there:

For Sale – Tech Clearout! Apple TV 4, Apple KB, Dell Venue Pro 7140+Keyboard+Dock, B&W P7 Wireless

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT
Location: High Wycombe
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Dell 7140 Pro Convertible Laptop+Keyboard+Dock

Selling the above machine in my tech clearcut thread. All details there:

For Sale – Tech Clearout! Apple TV 4, Apple KB, Dell Venue Pro 7140+Keyboard+Dock, B&W P7 Wireless

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT
Location: High Wycombe
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – I7 3770k – GTX 980 gaming rig

High end gaming rig capable of running anything on ultra.
Very well balanced machine with premium components at every stage.
Performance test 9 ranks most of the components in the mid to high 80s apart from the graphics which score 95%. This gives a combined system score of 88% meaning this rig sits in the top 12% of all PCs ever tested, worldwide.

Price has been carefully considered and based on the current going rate for the seperate components on ebay and forums.

If you want to see how much of an upgrade this is to your current rig, download performance test 9 and compare your scores to these.

MSI mpower z77 mobo
I7 3770k cpu
Corsair h80 cooler
4 x 4gb 1600 hyper X beast ram
GTX 980
240GB hyper X fury ssd
Fresh install of windows 10 (with product key)
Thermaltake, high power modular psu
Antec 900 case
Bluray drive.

Im also happy to add in some led lighting strips as per buyers request.

Advertised elsewhere but priority given to AV forums members.

Also available:
Ducky shine, backlit, cherry mx mechancal keyboard – £50
1TB WD black HDD – £25
1TB Toshiba laptop HDD – £25
2TB WD green HDD – £35
3TB external USB3 drive – £60
20170929_071744.jpg

20170927_220253.jpg

system.PNG

Price and currency: 700
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Wolverhampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell XPS 9360

As new Dell XPS 9360 Laptop.

Bought in August as a Dell Outlet machine from ecomputers (ebay store) for £1169, machine RRP is £1499.99

Phenomenal laptop and hugely powerful machine with a fantastic screen. It has been used on approx 10 occasions since purchase and I am only selling as I prefer the Mac operating system over Windows. Comes with remainder of Dell 1 year warranty.

Specs as below:
3.50ghz i7 7th Gen processor, 16 GIG DDR Ram, 512GB SSD PCIe HDD, Windows 10, Touch screen, 13.3-inch UltraSharp™ QHD+ (3200 x 1800) infinity touch display

Price and currency: £1050
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or cash on collection
Location: Newcastle
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Alienware M17x R4 Red

Selling this beast of a gaming laptop. I bought this machine from Dell about 4 years ago and it has spent its entire life sat on a desk in my office and therefore is in excellent condition. The only sign of wear is on the under-side where the bottom got a bit scratched. Besides this, the screen does not have any dead pixels and the laptop is in perfect working order.

I also have the original box and accessories that the laptop came with from Dell UK

Specs:
Intel Core I7-3740QM
Nvidia GTX 680m
16 GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
512gb Samsung 840 Evo SSD
500gb HDD
1080p screen

Price and currency: (650) NOW 575
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or Paypal
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Dell 7140 Pro Convertible Laptop+Keyboard+Dock

Selling the above machine in my tech clearcut thread. All details there:

For Sale – Tech Clearout! Apple TV 4, Apple KB, Dell Venue Pro 7140+Keyboard+Dock, B&W P7 Wireless

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT
Location: High Wycombe
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Scan 3XS 4K Gaming Laptop with 6GB GTX1060

Struggling to find time to use. 9 months old. Fantastic machine. Cost £1479 new.

15.6″ Scan 3XS LG15 Vengeance G-Sync, 6GB GTX 1060, 4K screen, Core i7 6700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Win 10

The machine is as new.

Price and currency: £850
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Bolton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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