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dweez's new toys
« on: May 24, 2012, 09:47:22 PM »
I finally replaced the computer speakers I've been using for about 15 years.  I found a very small pic of the actual speakers, as well as a larger pic of a similar set.

Actual set:


Similar set:


I replaced the old set with the following:


I also got a new keyboard.  Didn't need it as I have a Logitech G15 it was replacing but now I'll probably take the G15 to work.

New keyboard (Logitech G19):
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 02:35:26 AM »
I want that keyboard.

Everytime you post something Dweez, it costs me money.  Can't you post something crap that I won't salivate over and end up de-padlocking my wallet for.
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 02:51:00 PM »
the smaller pictures look similar to a set i have in the garage.
I use a pair of Bose.

keyboard looks sic  :D is that a small screen at the top.
holly sugar at the price of that keyboard in the UK  :o
mine cost £20. ($35) and i thought that was expensive.

can it cook you breakfast as well  ;D ;D

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 02:41:10 AM »
Those look sweet.

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 11:21:29 PM »
Yeah, it's a little color LCD screen.  I really didn't need it but I've wanted it for a while so I said "eff it".
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 08:45:02 PM »
Resurrecting this thread to show my latest new toy.

Microsoft Surface Pro:



I haven't played with it much but I did use it to take the snow pic I posted in the "Dismal Weather" thread.  It runs full Windows 8 (the non-Pro runs the RT version of Win8) and so far I'm very happy.
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 01:07:29 AM »
A tablet ? with add on keyboard.
depending on memory that is expensive.
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 01:19:33 AM »
The asymmetry of the live tiles (or whatever they are) bothers me.

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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 03:18:47 AM »
In the middle ages, asymmetry was a sign of folly.  Here, it's just a modern design trait.

dweez, you must be in gear heaven.  Is that central gauge in the keyboard a speedometer?

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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 07:14:48 AM »
In the middle ages, asymmetry was a sign of folly....

Sigh.. the good old days.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 08:52:20 AM »
Nice ! Did you get a black key board or one of the other colors they have?

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 09:09:49 AM »
I went with exactly how it looks in the picture, black Touch Cover keyboard (actual keys, not just the rubber buttons).
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2013, 05:58:30 PM »
What do you actually use the MS Surface for? 

The new laptop I am planning to buy this week is intended to pull together all the software I use on my desktop, the mobile stuff I do on my tablet, and the stuff in the middle like invoicing and static email that I do on my existing laptop.  In other words I want an all-in-one rather than more superfluous kit, which is the temptation these days with all the new machines that come onto the market.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2013, 09:20:44 PM »
I use it for e-mail, browsing, and normal tablet type stuff (e-books, comics, etc).  I don't do much photo/video editing so I haven't even tried but based on the hardware, I'd assume it wouldn't work well with those.  Regular apps it runs fine.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 07:39:11 AM »
That is why I just bought a 13" MacBookPro with Retina display. Screams (3 GHz i7), loads of RAM, light to carry, but high resolution (2560 x 1600) when needed. (Truth be told things are a bit small at that resolution, but I have found that I can still work with it).

May not be suitable for you, though, as it hasn't got a separate graphics card (uses Intel HD Graphics 4000) - I don't really use graphics for anything other than to see stuff.

... oh, and it was 2 grand, but I can charge the company.
show off, must be a uni thing as my college tutor has a apple charged to his company