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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:57 pm

Those are some fucking nice specs, and that is quite a decent price too. Plenty of Solitaire and word processing for Roofus!
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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Roofus » Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:43 am

ian wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Those are some fucking nice specs, and that is quite a decent price too. Plenty of Solitaire and word processing for Roofus!
The price was even better. I got an open box one!

And screw solitaire! I'm finally trying Minesweeper!

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Roofus » Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:46 am

ian wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Those are some fucking nice specs, and that is quite a decent price too. Plenty of Solitaire and word processing for Roofus!
The price was even better. I got an open box one!

And screw solitaire! I'm finally trying Minesweeper!

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:31 am

2 copies of Minesweeper at the same time?

you're crazy, but the computer SHOULD be able to handle it.
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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:25 pm

I like my new phone enough to give it a name:
Tommy Mottorola.

I also picked up a HDMI to component adapter which worked well for all of 3 hours before it shat itself.
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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by 2dr » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:51 am

Was it made in China?

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:45 am

2dr wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:51 am
Was it made in China?
What are you talking about doc? All the best stuff is made in... China.
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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by 2dr » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:59 am

ian wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:45 am
2dr wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:51 am
Was it made in China?
What are you talking about doc? All the best stuff is made in... China.
Great Scott!

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:47 pm

Preemptive post! New monitor.
A single Dead pixel in the far top right corner is enough for me to ditch a 14 month old $3000 4K TV...
I tolerate no imperfections on my displays. Even when a bug lands on my screen in the middle of the night and I squash it, I have to clean the screen perfect before I keep using it.

My current Asus PB278Q has been a simply fantastic monitor. At 1440P it doesn't need $96,000 of video cards to run it like 4K does. And has edged out monitors costing multitudes more than it did and many years newer on refresh, colour accuracy, viewing angle, inputs, and displaying lower resolutions.

But today, for the first time I've noticed some ghosting. If I leave a white background displayed for about 5 minutes, it burns in, and stays there for a long while.
NOPE!

So the long hunt for a replacement Monitor for daily use begins. Makes it really hard that all the shops are closed at the moment so I can't go in and check out other models. A monitor is LITERALLY the only technology I will never buy online.
Never have, and never will. Happy to spend 3 grand, but not taking manufacturers claims, reviewers, salespeople or any of that shit as gospel.

I liked this monitor, only 8 years old, but I doubt there's any single thing under $650 that will come close to what it could do before the ghosting.
If I should Die Hard Arcade before I Alan Wake.
PREY the Lords of Lore my Soul Calibur to Take
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