When was the last time a consumer product genuinely impressed you?
feels like nobody gives a shit anymore, personal computers have been garbage since the mid 2000s and everything's just a half-assed money grabbing orgy of planned obsolescence and apple clone styling, pandering to consumers who don't give a shit about anything but mindlessly consuming media and shitposting on the internet
Apple turned smartphones into dumbed down toys for soccer moms and facebook teens who use their phones as time wasting devices rather than the powerful productivity tools they used to be
the future of hardware looks bleak and even more uninteresting as monopolies start to form and everyone is trying their damnedest to turn everything into locked down social media telescreen appliances
My new phone.
It feel that Samsung made genuine effort and succeeded to make a great smart phone. There's literally nothing lacklustre about it, personally.
Before that my old ipod classic and itunes's massive range of podcasts.
went from a standard monitor to an ips and what a fucking difference.. I still set the brightness to 15 and the colors to very warm because Im not used to them being this bright and vibrant
this bad boy, Thinkpad t40
I could play quake 2 on it at full settings, shit was cash
Honestly? My G5 iMac. Just a more polished presentation. I mean I like programming Windows but it's distracting how post-XP every program has a different UI and a mismash of new dialogs and old dialogs. It looks unfinished. But then most software these days feels like they did just enough to get it kindof sortof working and quit.
>Apple turned smartphones into dumbed down toys for soccer moms and facebook teens who use their phones as time wasting devices rather than the powerful productivity tools they used to be
I've still got my Q6700, such a great CPU.
Going to do a new (old) build with it soon. It was only replaced because the mobo died, and all the LGA775 boards you can buy new suck (fuck off ASRock).
Subpac S2. I can feel like I'm installing Gentoo in da club at 2am without disrupting anyone.
Yeah I've been using a 10 year old 720 Dell TN panel, and whatever basic 1080 tn is in my 6 year old thinkpad, and a few days ago I hooked up my new 1440 AH-IPS.
27" + 1440 = stupid screen real estate. So much fucking room, the colors are crazy vibrant, and the clarity is amazing. I haven't even OC'ed it yet and I love it.
I bought The Witcher 3 on PS4 last spring. I was impressed by all of the things that were included in the case.
They went so far as to include a full paper manual, booklet with a description of each character, a soundtrack disc, a thank you note, and stickers.
It really had me in awe. I ended up buying it on PC later on but still.
mfw I'm gaming on an old Dell Ultrasharp 22" from 2004 and an old BenQ 24" from 2007 with a 5820K and 980Ti...
HAHA holy shit I was just about to say this
I moved my pic upstairs and I turned the wrt into a wireless bridge, saved $60. It works like a charm, strongest wifi I've ever had
Don't throw yours away
Will I shit my pants when I upgrade, anon?
It's coming soon. The battery doesn't hold a charge for long anymore and buttons take an eternity to register.
The ili translator, honestly the fact that the language barrier may be smashed is enough to get me excited as fuck.
So if I understand correctly. There is no sound coming from this device, other than the sound of it vibrating, to simulate bass in your stomach like at the club. Never knew such a thing existed. Thanks for posting anon.
>VAIO Fit 15 - 2GB GTX735 - 8GB RAM - i5 3337U
>Battery lost 50% capacity after 1 year of use
>WiFi reception is lowest tier and the chip is shit
>Screws fall out
>Palmrest is so thin after 2 years of use there are pieces of aluminum missing
>Bad design on the nvidia optimus chip
>CS:GO max FPS 80
Damn these things are marketed well.
>smooth as fuck
>responsive touchscreen (coming from a vertical samsung slider)
Cowon D2+ musicplayer
>built like a tank
>52h battery lifetime while listening to music
>decent enough menu
>cool design (basically just a brick)
When I saw the hololens presentation at MS. Too bad it will never make the leap.
The Dell Inspiron 570
Got my grandmother's old one for free, and though I'm building a much better machine once Pascal comes out, this baby takes almost everything I throw at it like a champ. For a 4GB 2009-ish family PC that came with speakers, KB/M, and a decent monitor, it's pretty impressive.
I know this is going to rustle some jimmies but...
Went from Diamondtron CRT to Dell u2311h monitor. I was stuck believing my CRT was superior to LCDs until I got one when the CRT died (flyback transformer died). Not only did the Dell have better colors, it also had greater effective contrast and the lack of geometry issues, whine and the 1920x1080 crisp text were amazing.
I bought my first TV in 15 years. From an analog that weighed 130 lbs and had a tendency to electrocute you for touching it, to a 6 lbs 32 inch screen in 1080 for less than 100 dollars..... it was awesome for me.