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Offline Alfonz

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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2017, 10:50:21 AM »
I can't find the other mircosoft surface thread...

I was doing some research and it seems like the new surface laptop will not be good for gaming. Although it is very pretty. I'm kind of disappointed. I'm thinking perhaps I'll just stick with apple if I'm paying over 1000 anyways?

Are you referring to the newest Surface Book? They're quite expensive but it seems that performance varies greatly by the included hardware options (of course), the i7/16GB RAM model seems to do the trick but again, it's rather pricy.

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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2017, 10:53:40 AM »
Yes they call it the surface laptop and it's comes in 4 different colors. I think it's well over 1200.. and even then I can't get it in the color I like.

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« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2020, 05:59:05 PM »
Welp, my current computer was put together around 2011. It's still going well for most functions but it's getting a little sluggish for gaming (Primarily playing Borderlands 3 right now) so I finally bit the bullet on a new system. I could have either built my own desktop like the current or get a nice gaming laptop. I decided on the later. I wanted something that looked aesthetically pleasing (not like the klunky Alienware or MSI gaming laptops) as well as something that would (should) last me for a while.

I ended up ordering a Razer Blade Pro 17 yesterday from Best Buy (went with them over ordering direct to take advantage of better and local support options). It's more than I would normally spend (and way more then if I had built my own) but Tworking (teleworking for all you uncool kids) has not put a crimp in my hours plus I already got my tax refund and stimulus check (Hey, I didn't ask for it, they just direct deposited it with my tax refund) so said "What the Fsk".

It was supposed to arrive next Wednesday which got adjusted to next Monday. Then when the shipping company got it shipped, they updated the deliver to Saturday (tomorrow!!!). I'm giddy as a kid on Christmas morning.


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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/razer-blade-pro-17-3-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-max-q-512gb-solid-state-drive-matte-black/6377167.p?skuId=6377167
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2020, 11:38:40 PM »
its a sexy beast  8)

Wont show my daughter who desperately needs one as started using during lock down because
A - i would have to buy it  and she works.
B - she turned hers on after a year idling away and imagine the updates on W7  :o :o which she then complained about  ;D ;D.
C - I need a new desktop as mine is literally falling to bits, power supply sits on the floor HDD attached  where works.
 She will get a currys special

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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2020, 06:20:45 AM »
Welp, my current computer was put together around 2011. It's still going well for most functions but it's getting a little sluggish for gaming (Primarily playing Borderlands 3 right now) so I finally bit the bullet on a new system. I could have either built my own desktop like the current or get a nice gaming laptop. I decided on the later. I wanted something that looked aesthetically pleasing (not like the klunky Alienware or MSI gaming laptops) as well as something that would (should) last me for a while.

I ended up ordering a Razer Blade Pro 17 yesterday from Best Buy (went with them over ordering direct to take advantage of better and local support options). It's more than I would normally spend (and way more then if I had built my own) but Tworking (teleworking for all you uncool kids) has not put a crimp in my hours plus I already got my tax refund and stimulus check (Hey, I didn't ask for it, they just direct deposited it with my tax refund) so said "What the Fsk".

It was supposed to arrive next Wednesday which got adjusted to next Monday. Then when the shipping company got it shipped, they updated the deliver to Saturday (tomorrow!!!). I'm giddy as a kid on Christmas morning.


Image credit: https://www.kitguru.net/
[I am not affiliated with this KitGuru site. It just had the first image I liked.]

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/razer-blade-pro-17-3-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-max-q-512gb-solid-state-drive-matte-black/6377167.p?skuId=6377167

Got an elongated "Whooaaa" from the boy so I'm guessing it's the nutz and then some.
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2020, 09:50:02 AM »
Congrats.  There's nothing quite like a shiny new toy that is powerful and fast.  And given none of us knows how long this lockdown will continue, it's a reasonable investment in your continued sanity.

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« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2020, 12:07:54 PM »
Got an elongated "Whooaaa" from the boy so I'm guessing it's the nutz and then some.

High praise indeed, smokester! And thanks 6pairs for helping me fight the buyer’s remorse.

Arrived just a little bit ago and I’m in the setup process now.
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2020, 03:41:30 PM »
PCs still have a set up process? How quaint.

You also have to move furniture around and put on the right clothes before pushing the power button. It's a right sodding ritual, I can tell you.
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« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2020, 03:45:39 PM »
PCs still have a set up process? How quaint.

Well, there is still the initial "Welcome to Windows" phase to configure specific personal configuration settings. Also, it came with Windows Home so I changed the Product Key to Windows Enterprise (work provides me with a license to use) and perform any needed OS updates (an there were quite a few...I believe it was on Win10 1806. Now I'm at 1909). I also needed to get a minimal set of software installed (Upgrade IE to Edge, install Chrome, Everything Search Engine, my password manager) and of course, install Borderlands 3.

In the "waiting" periods for all of this, I mistakenly hopped on Amazon.com and purchased more stuff (keyboard, laptop stand, ssd for more storage) and I still really need to replace my mouse as well.

So, idle hands may be the devil's workshop (but I don't have to tell you christ ;-) ) but it's also the nemesis to my bank account.

You also have to move furniture around and put on the right clothes before pushing the power button. It's a right sodding ritual, I can tell you.

I thought about videoing the whole unboxing process and what not as that also seems to be a ritual nowadays but that would delay me actually getting to play with it so I'm fine with just the one stock image I found from a random Google search. >.<
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2020, 03:49:38 PM »
.... In the "waiting" periods for all of this, I mistakenly hopped on Amazon.com and purchased more stuff (keyboard, laptop stand, ssd for more storage) and I still really need to replace my mouse as well ....

I bought a new mechanical keyboard and a new mouse and I only upgraded my monitor. Lucky Amazon doesn't sell missuses and sprogs.

They don't, do they?
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« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2020, 05:32:28 PM »
I have no idea what those items are but I'm confident Amazon sells them.
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Re: dweez's new toys
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2020, 12:05:06 AM »
I have no idea what those items are but I'm confident Amazon sells them.

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