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Researchers hack iOS 11 at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017

Security researchers competing at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 were able to hack various smartphones, including Apple’s brand new iOS 11.1 software.

Apple released iOS 11.1 on Halloween and the operating system was hacked multiple times at Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) Mobile Pwn2Own on Nov. 1 and 2. Tencent Keen Security Lab did the most damage at the competition with two successful hacks of iOS 11 running on an iPhone 7.

On day one of Mobile Pwn2Own, the Keen Lab team was able to successfully load a rogue application and have it persist through a reboot with a WiFi exploit that used a total of four different vulnerabilities to execute. It is unknown what bugs were used, but Apple had previously confirmed the recently disclosed KRACK WiFi flaw was patched in iOS 11.1, so this would have been a different WiFi issue.

However, one of the bugs used by Keen Lab on day one was also used by Qihoo 360 Security, of China, in a WiFi hack on iOS 11.1 on day two. Dustin Childs, in charge of ZDI communications for Trend Micro, said this was a surprising event.

“After a successful demonstration, things got a bit murky in the disclosure room. 360 Security used three separate bugs to exploit WiFi on the iPhone, but one of the bugs was submitted in a previous attempt in the contest by a different competitor,” Childs wrote in a blog post. “While the intrigue of a bug collision is certainly interesting, let’s not overlook the fact that 360 Security demonstrated an exploit that exfiltrated data from an iPhone just by connecting it to a WiFi network.”

On day one, Keen Lab also separately hacked iOS 11 by exploiting a Safari browser bug and a system service flaw in order to get its rogue application to persist through a reboot. For its efforts at Mobile Pwn2Own, Keen Lab earned a total of $155,000.

Richard Zhu, security researcher also known as fluorescence, successfully exploited a Safari browser flaw and another bug to escape the iOS sandbox and execute code, earning $25,000.

Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 roundup

Itzhak “Zuk” Avraham, founder of Zimperium, Inc., said on Twitter it’s important for users to realize even new and updated phones are at risk.

“If mobile pwn2own this year tells us one thing: phones are totally insecure. Not even speaking about old/outdated phones. This is the golden age for offensive security companies. If you care about your data, prepare accordingly,” Avraham wrote on Twitter. “If multiple groups were able to hack so many different models remotely, including multiple baseband submissions, we, as users, are in trouble. Unfortunately, this is totally aligned with what I’m personally seeing in the wild.”

In total, day one of Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 had five successful hack attempts across various devices and two failed attempts, while day two had six more attempts which were all successful.

ZDI said Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 was its largest mobile contest ever with a total of 32 unique bugs submitted. The 11 successful attacks came against the Samsung Galaxy S8, Huawei Mate9 Pro and Apple iPhone 7.

Lukas Stefanko, malware researcher at ESET, noted one major smartphone was not hacked during the competition.

Microsoft puts a new face on remote server management

Though Microsoft’s focus of late has been on advanced mobile, cloud and application development products, a recent debut of a remote server management tool shows the company has not forgotten to fortify the Windows Server admin’s tool chest.

Microsoft last month released a technical preview of Project Honolulu, a free browser-based utility aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. The utility combines tools that manage and monitor Microsoft systems in one interface.

Project Honolulu offers flexibility to IT pros on the go, as well as IT pros who work on non-Windows devices. An admin on an iPhone or a Linux desktop can log into Project Honolulu running on a gateway server to check on a Windows Server system if an urgent help desk ticket arrives.

Smaller organizations that see Microsoft embrace various open source projects and steer admins to PowerShell command-line management might think the company has moved away from the familiar GUI. Some features in Windows Server 2016, such as Storage Spaces Direct, require an admin with PowerShell expertise to perform certain tasks. But not every IT shop works with PowerShell on a regular basis, and a cmdlet can’t visualize the performance of a VM to help pinpoint a slowdown.

“I think customers were telling Microsoft they needed something to help them and were saying, ‘If you’re going to take away our GUI, then why don’t we just go to Linux anyway?'” said Jim Gaynor, research analyst at Directions on Microsoft in Kirkland, Wash.

Project Honolulu interface
Project Honolulu is a remote server management tool that consolidates a number of applications and runs in a web browser.

Microsoft says Project Honolulu is ideal for managing a single rack of servers that run Windows Server 2012 and newer. Honolulu also connects to Windows Server VMs that run in the cloud, such as Amazon Web Services.

Although Microsoft will support the Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 operating systems until 2020, Honolulu cannot manage these OSes, because its functionality relies on PowerShell cmdlets that came after those releases.

“Anywhere there’s a Windows Server running, you can use Honolulu to manage it,” said Jeff Woolsey, principal program manager for Windows Server at Microsoft. The official release for Honolulu will be sometime in 2018.

Richard Hooper, an IT project analyst with Utilitywise, a U.K.-based energy cost management firm, said Project Honolulu’s unified interface helps him work with his infrastructure of just over 20 physical servers and more than 200 VMs. He uses PowerShell for a number of daily tasks, but appreciates the efficiency of Honolulu’s streamlined layout, which makes it easy to dive into a VM to make a configuration adjustment or troubleshoot a problem.

“You just need one tool instead of the 20-odd tools I used before,” Hooper said. “Before, to manage Hyper-V, you would have to open Hyper-V Manager. But then, to manage the cluster, you needed to open Failover Cluster Manager, as well.”

Why admins need new server management tools today

Windows Server is more than 20 years old and has accumulated new features with each release. Microsoft must provide new snap-ins to its Microsoft Management Console to manage these roles, such as Active Directory, file servers or Hyper-V, which are not enabled by default. Out of this necessity, there are now dozens of tools administrators use to add or change roles, depending on the server’s purpose.

Then, there’s server maintenance. If a machine underperforms, the admin might go into the Task Manager to see the CPU usage or run the Performance Monitor to gather more data. If an issue recurs, the admin checks the logs in the Event Viewer for further insights. This juggle between multiple tools becomes second nature for many administrators, but it’s time-consuming, as well as a distraction. Project Honolulu attempts to bring order to the chaos.

“[With Honolulu,] I can go to the registry. I can add roles. I can add features. I can uninstall things. I can configure services. I can configure storage VMs. All of this is happening within the context of a web browser, so no more switching between 10 different tools,” Microsoft’s Woolsey said.

The groundwork for Project Honolulu came with the release of Windows Server 2012, which included a significant increase in the PowerShell cmdlets used to manage Windows systems. Microsoft added more than 2,000 cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 and another 1,000 cmdlets in 2012 R2, according to Woolsey.

“What that did was make Windows Server a completely automatable, PowerShell-able platform for just about everything you need,” he said.

Project Honolulu first appeared in early 2016, when it was known as Server Management Tools (SMT), a free Azure-based service to manage servers remotely through a web browser. While the tool was appreciated by some, others disliked the need to connect to Microsoft’s cloud to manage on-premises machines.

“When you are troubleshooting, you need some tools where you can actually get on the servers without a network connection,” Gaynor said. “SMT is useless then.”

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Microsoft’s remote server management tool
consolidates a number of admin tools
in a web browser interface.

Microsoft incorporated that feedback and removed the Azure requirement with Project Honolulu, which features new versions of Server Manager, Failover Cluster Manager and Hyper-Converged Cluster Manager. Microsoft plans to publicly release a software development kit, so vendors and users can construct their own plug-ins to extend the tool’s functionality. And because Honolulu uses PowerShell cmdlets to execute tasks, there is the potential for it to manage other platforms, such as Linux, now that Microsoft is developing PowerShell Core — the open source, cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell.

The Honolulu team expects to deliver product updates every four to six weeks and takes feature requests at the product’s user voice forum.

Tracking Project Honolulu

While it covers many important server-based tasks, Project Honolulu does not completely replace Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), the standard suite of utilities admins use for remote server management. One shortcoming of RSAT is, with every new release of the Windows client, RSAT must be updated. As an HTML5-based application, Project Honolulu could mark the beginning of the end for RSAT.

“Microsoft will have to bring Honolulu up to parity with RSAT,” Gaynor said. “Microsoft needs to kill RSAT, because there’s no way that you can have this compiled set of desktop tools that keeps up with the cadence of Windows 10.”

Gaynor said he also sees Honolulu as a catalyst for companies that are interested in the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel releases, which are geared toward organizations that want the latest app development features.

“You’ll see Microsoft prioritize support for any showcase feature that comes out in a future Semi-Annual Channel release. … If it’s something they want to promote to improve adoption, it’s going to be in Honolulu,” Gaynor said.

New Mixer app beta for Android and iOS

When we brought FTL beta to our Mixer mobile app last month, we said it was the first of many exciting things in store for Mixer mobile fans this year. Now, we’re thrilled to share the next step for Mixer on mobile – a completely new app for Android and iOS!

As we listened to the community feedback, it was clear that we needed a new foundation to deliver more timely improvements to our fans. The new app helps us accomplish this with an entirely different codebase, built with agility and rapid development in mind. Our beta update today features significant enhancements around the core user experience, content discoverability, app performance, and personalization — but it’s just the beginning. Look for a faster cadence of updated builds, and we hope to hear from the community directly on what’s important.

Let’s dive in deeper below:
  • Easier to find broadcasts that interest you: We’ve completely redesigned the trending section to focus on finding cool broadcasts. Now you’ll see a familiar carousel at the top of the app that cycles through the featured broadcasts on Mixer. Right below, you’ll see top games and trending streams on Mixer. When you tap into a specific game, like Minecraft, you’ll see a beautiful game hub with all the current broadcasts of that game. We’ve also significantly improved the filtering tool, allowing you to specify game broadcasts with Interactive, Co-Streams, or Faster Than Light (FTL) Technology.

  • Improved performance: Everything in the app is now faster and more reliable than ever before. From FTL playback to simply navigating throughout the app, we’ve sweated every detail to make sure your experience is smoother. Reconstructed from the ground up, the app’s new code base provides better stability and has been optimized for mobile functionality. With these improvements, we’re one step closer to a more consistent Mixer experience across all platforms.
  • Personalization: The new Mixer app has a completely refreshed user interface. With it, we’ve added a Following section so you can see what’s happening with the broadcasters you care about, as well as recommended streamers to check out. In the Profile section, you can manage your Mixer settings and see your channel’s information (followers, VODs, broadcasts).
  • A fresh coat of paint for the features you love: We took our time to ensure that we didn’t lose a feature you love while we rebuilt your Mixer app. Almost all of the top features that are available in the previous Mixer app are now ready for you to test with a refreshed experience in this beta. We couldn’t fit every feature into this initial beta, but we hope to finish the features rapidly with your bug submissions and feedback in the coming weeks. Here is a list of everything you’ll find in the release today and some features that will be coming soon:

    • Top level home carousel shared with Mixer.com with always playing previews
    • Games now on your home page instead of in a filter tab
    • Search with search history
    • Following with LIVE streams ordered first
    • Recommended streams bubbled up to the top
    • Iconography to visually indicate streams with Interactive, Co-streaming and FTL
    • An improved Profile page with links to your channel, your level and your sparks
    • Improved filtering for Trending broadcasts
    • Chat with Viewer list, whispers, and basic mod features
  • And coming soon:
    • Reliable push notifications for Android and iOS
    • Further chat parity features with Mixer.com
    • Co-streaming playback experience improvements
How to get the new Mixer beta app.

We’re committed to building an awesome mobile experience for our fans. Have any feedback or suggestions you think we need to hear? Share through the Feedback Site or via @WatchMixer on Twitter – and most of all – keep the comments coming!

For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

Hi there

I’d like to sell my mini itx build due to moving on mobile. mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

£600 for collection

Recent prices: mini itx ultra gaming – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: CASH, BT or PPG
Location: London N7
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For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

Hi there

I’d like to sell my mini itx build due to moving on mobile. mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

£600 for collection

Recent prices: mini itx ultra gaming – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: CASH, BT or PPG
Location: London N7
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

Hi there

I’d like to sell my mini itx build due to moving on mobile. mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

£600 for collection

Recent prices: mini itx ultra gaming – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: CASH, BT or PPG
Location: London N7
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

Hi there

I’d like to sell my mini itx build due to moving on mobile. mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

£600 for collection

Recent prices: mini itx ultra gaming – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: CASH, BT or PPG
Location: London N7
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

Hi there

I’d like to sell my mini itx build due to moving on mobile. mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

£600 for collection

Recent prices: mini itx ultra gaming – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: CASH, BT or PPG
Location: London N7
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation (17″ screen, AMD FirePro graphics)

Hi everyone

I have for sale my Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation. This is a very large and heavy laptop, with a PSU to match, with a 17″ screen and AMD FirePro graphics (certified drivers for CAD work etc.). When I first moved to London, this was my daily machine but basically sat in my room and never moved; in my new flat I switched fully to an AIO desktop so for the last year or so it’s been sat in a drawer so I figured it was time to move it on.

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Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation
Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2 core, 4 threads, 2.60GHz)
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel [Corsair Vengeance Performance 1600Mhz 1.5V SO-DIMM CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9]
Display: 44cm (17.3in) HD+ (1600×900) LED-backlit LCD Panel
Graphics: AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 [equivalent to AMD Radeon HD 6970M]
Boot drive: Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal SSD CT240M500SSD3
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA
Hard Drive 2: Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
OS License: Windows 7 Pro COA (still visible, under battery)
OS Installed: Windows 10 Pro (free MS upgrade offer – digital license)
Palmrest: Smart Card and Swipe Fingerprint Reader
Wireless : EMEA Intel Pro Wireless 6300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3)
Bluetooth : Dell 375 Bluetooth Card
Camera: Integrated 2.1 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
Power Supply+Power Cord: UK/Irish 240W Slim AC Adapter with UK/Irish Power Cord
Battery: Primary 9-cell 97W/HR [Only 13 charge cycles, 77% battery health]

Left ports: 2x USB2.0, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Memory card slot, expresscard slot, headphone, microphone
Right ports: 2x USB3.0, DisplayPort
Rear ports: VGA, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, eSata/USB 2.0, HDMI

Latest Dell A16 UEFI BIOS (June 2017)

Spec sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/precision-M6600-spec-sheet.pdf

Lots of photos: http://bit.ly/2xK1i7F

Will come in the original Dell box, with various bits of Dell paperwork, and a Dell Windows 7 Pro SP1 disk. There is no warranty left.

For a laptop of this size and power, battery life was never its strong point. I was however conscious that it sat on my desk plugged in, and thus I did occasionally power cycle it (drain the battery then plug it back in to recharge) to try and keep everything in the best condition – hence the 13 cycles or so. Windows suggests it’ll manage 1.5-2.5 hours, but this varies wildly depending on what you are doing; but clearly more than enough to move it around your house, office etc. without having to shut down and restart.

The Dell Diagnostics pass (see photo). Despite passing the tests, the only issue I’m aware of is that the DVDRW drive is “tempermental” – it doesn’t always recognise disks and seems to be slow in reading them if it does pick them up. I’m not sure if that’s loose cable or a faulty drive – I can’t remember the last time I used a disk, and only noticed it today when I went to factory reset the machine and had to switch to a USB stick instead of using the Dell Windows 7 DVD.

I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro onto the msata SSD this morning and added all of the drivers needed – these are all on the laptop hard drive and numbered in the order I installed so you can keep them for future reference if you want to wipe & reinstall or go back to Windows 7. I have upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro – everything works, but two things to note: a) graphics are currently picked up as an AMD Radeon 6900M and b) device manager shows a missing driver. When I was using the laptop myself, I resolved ‘A’ by grabbing the correct drivers from AMD directly rather than Windows update, for ‘B’ I think this is for the hard drive fall sensor and I remember I eventually found a driver that worked; but don’t have a copy to include (sorry!). I’ve not done anything about these as I wanted to leave it ‘clean’ for the new owner, and also conscious you may want to wipe to change the setup / return to Windows 7 etc.

Otherwise, I think the machine is in pretty good condition, but it is a few years old – so there are the usual scuffs etc. on the machine, in particular a couple of marks on the two front corners (see photos). I have looked at the screen and can’t see any obvious bright or dark pixels, however, that’s no guarantee there aren’t any there. The screen hinge is in good condition and still quite stiff, so it’ll sit in the position you want without any problems. The touchpad shows almost no signs of use – I used a mouse nearly all of the time I’ve had the laptop.

This is a very heavy machine and PSU, so will cost a small fortune to post. I would therefore prefer to exchange in person which would also give you an opportunity to look it over and check you are happy with it. I split my time between London (Croydon & Euston/Kings Cross) and Devon (Newton Abbot) and thus happy for you to collect; and I’m also happy to drive most places in London/South East and deliver in-person for any serious buyers.

Price and currency: £350
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / cash on collection
Location: London / Devon
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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