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Killed me when apple went for the all aluminum bodies. Still think the glass and steel iPhones were the best designed phones. The new ones are too thin and too slippery. 

 

to be fair I don't really care about looks, it's the price to performance/features ratio that got me here


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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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to be fair I don't really care about looks, it's the price to performance/features ratio that got me here

 

I care as much about the feel of a phone as I do the performance. At this point, most phones are "fast enough" for me. It's not like I'm gaming on them or anything, thats why I have my desktop. So the next logical thing to think about is how it feels to actually use. And the naked iPhone 6, 6S and the plus equivalents are too damn slippery and uncomfortable to use naked. First iPhone I've had to use a case on. 

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I care as much about the feel of a phone as I do the performance. At this point, most phones are "fast enough" for me. It's not like I'm gaming on them or anything, thats why I have my desktop. So the next logical thing to think about is how it feels to actually use. And the naked iPhone 6, 6S and the plus equivalents are too damn slippery and uncomfortable to use naked. First iPhone I've had to use a case on. 

 

Or, they could start bringing down prices. Imo, as long as it's comfortable to hold and has easy to use buttons it's as functional as it needs to be. Still, can't hurt that it looks nice. I'm not gonna complain ^^


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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I had older copies I managed to find locally but I wanted fresh copies. Now I just have 243493499045783490349 other books to get from the series. :lol:


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My life for Aiur!!! Waiting overwhelming xD

 

Fallout 4 can wait till the mod kit comes out or after I actually start playing my FO3 Goty and then modding it.

 

Funny thing is that the physical retail version is $6 AUD cheaper than the digital one O_o Gonna play through this one straight on brutal!
 


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Bought a used Aurisonics ASG1+ because I believe I'd like its sig sound, and yes, liked the sound very much indeed! Using my Effects Audio silver cable instead of the stock one which was in relatively poor shape.

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Also bought a HiFiMan 4 pin XLR Balanced cable from Dyson Audio, took just a tad over three weeks to get to me.

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Main reason why I'd gotten it is because I can use it on these badboys....had my Denons modded with HiFiMan sockets. Now I have a great SE cable in the stock HE560 cable (with the Neutrik plug), as well as the 4 pin XLR Balanced cable.

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Enjoying some great sound on my HE500 + OPPO HA1......in Balanced mode.

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Last but not least, not exactly a purchase, these were collected by me a few days back, they were freebies that came with the 17.3" Acer laptop I'd gotten...some Targus laptop bag and a Razer Death Adder. Not bad as freebies go....

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Just got in mail the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua I got second-handed as barely used.

 

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On the right is the Sony Xperia Z1 it will replace. Why? The battery life on my Z1 is horrible (what can one expect from over 2 years old phone? Not even an hour of active use and the battery dies), and getting the battery changed costs more than a new phone... So yeah, this was the end result.

 

 

As for non-tech related purchases, the First Aid Kit that's slightly visible on the left was also a recent purchase.


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Got my new mouse today, a Razer Naga 2014. Usually not a fan of Razer but the mouse pad is 10 years in use now and the variety of MMO mice is not that great.

 

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Just got me one of these bad boys. Man my back feel so much better after replacing my crappy 10 year old Ikea chair.

 

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Just got me one of these bad boys. Man my back feel so much better after replacing my crappy 10 year old Ikea chair.

 

 

Sorry to take the attention away from your purchase but dear god... your cat is beautiful.

I am jealous of your new chair and your cat :wub:


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Sorry to take the attention away from your purchase but dear god... your cat is beautiful.

I am jealous of new your chair and your cat :wub:

 

Haha I wouldn't blame you, he is a cutie.  :lol:


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Just bought myself an early christmas present, Go hard of go home :D

 

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A cheap, but definite upgrade.

 

hp Pavilion 22cw IPS 1080p display. My BenQs keep having issues where portions of the backlight will not come on when powering up the system. Annoyingly, they both started doing it within days of each other. 6 months of being patient, this morning I wanted to play a game and one of them stopped working again, so went out of my way to get to a PC World who had stock and bought it. Cheapest way I was able to get IPS today and I am impressed with the difference - the BenQ on the right being a TN, the difference is quite noticable!!

 

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Not perfect photography, but I'm limited by the room lighting!!


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This guy!!!

 

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I retired my worn Mionix Naos 5000 an purchased the Corsair m65 rgb. So far its feel kinda weird the sniper button will never be used I know that for sure it just fells odd :)

 

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This.

 

Vizio E24-C1 24-Inches 1080p Smart LED TV

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Amazon actually sent me two of them. With the tv purchase, I had also purchased some vitamins and the vitamins never came (tv did though). So I ended up contacting Amazon and they said they would handle it. I made it very clear only the vitamins never arrived. However, four days later a box arrives and I knew what it was. It was a second tv! lol I sent it back, obviously but yea, their customer support should pay more attention to what they are doing. Anyone could BS them and get a second tv for the price of one!

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, and may I ask anyone have good suggestions for desktop speakers around 30-50$ (on Amazon)? I need a replacement for my BOSE speakers. RIP. :(


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