HSN’s “Tech Talk” slightly deceptive

Last modified on August 30, 2020

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As I was scrolling through the tell-a-vision guide tonight, I couldn't resist stopping on HSN's "Tech Talk." Namely because I wanted to see what overpriced hardware they were attempting to sell. But I discovered they were overselling the advantages of solid state drives (SSD, or SSDs for plural).

In the video I let you see the original demonstration of opening and closing the HP's laptop lid, then explain why this "fast" piece of action is not happening.

I'm going to assume someone set this up for the host and proceeded to tell them "this is how it really works."

Reasons it doesn't work this way:

  • Opening the lid on a laptop brings it out of standby, thus prompting a login screen (usually with and without a password being set)
  • When the laptop is coming out of standby, it displays the login screen or the operating system's startup image/logo
  • Bringing a laptop directly back to the state it was in without a login prompt is insecure

Please be safe out there!

p.s., I meant to say retails for twelve-hundred dollars.

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