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Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:31 pm
by Pew-Pew
How's the camera on your new Mate 20, Mantis? That phone does seem pretty cool. I'm on an S8 from a year or so ago, but I keep getting a horrible itch to upgrade (I don't even know to what) despite having no real problems with it. >_<

I recently decided to purchase a Gigabyte Aero 15x laptop. I would normally not be one to spend lots of money on a thin and light gaming laptop, but I can't really bring my rig over to Spain from the UK, and don't really want to build a new one here. Instead I thought I'd replace my 4 year old laptop (Gigabyte P34g V2), which is still fine for everything except demanding modern games.

The market for thin and light 15.6" gaming laptops with decent battery life is a very small one, and every one I've seen has some sort of issue. It's basically between the Aero 15x, the Razer Blade 15, and the MSI GS65. The Aero 15x has some issues with unstable software and QC, the Razer Blade is more expensive and doesn't have a second slot for an SSD (and people always raise concerns about its longevity due to a poor track record from Razer), and the MSI GS65 has cheaper build quality and is difficult to upgrade (as well as looking too gamery for my tastes). Decided to risk the Aero 15x. I ended up getting one with bad screen bleed in the corners, so I'm sending it back. Not sure if I will try and get another - it's Amazon at least, so it's easy, and my parents have offered to pay for the laptop as a Christmas/birthday gift. I wish there was a perfect one. :x


The picture makes it look slightly worse than real life, but it is still very obvious at high brightness in a dark room. Not good enough for £1800.

Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:21 pm
by Snowy
So kinda tech - I bought a new seat for my PC desk.

My back is fucked, or to use the medical terminology I have Pars Interarticularis, where the part of one of my vertebra that limits movement didn't form when I was in the womb, which has led to a prolapsed lower back disc and much pain.

This is why I don't feel bad about spending nearly £300 on a chair. I have always bought decent, but this one is just fucking looooovely.

Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:39 am
by Rusty
Gah, why are chairs so expensive? Does look pretty good though, not sure it actually looks comfortable though, it looks the part for a pro gamer :)

And that back problem sounds awful, being tall I constantly tweak my back and it's a nightmare but to have something permamently there... jeez.

Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:09 am
by Snowy
I have been fixed surgically after the disc prolapse, although that did give me a year of pain and I still get really bad cramps and occasional twinges. The risk is that I can do it all again so I tend to be very careful when choosing pastimes - go-karting etc is out. Also have to be very careful in the gym.

It is a lot more comfy than it looks, but the main thing is how it gently cups your back in place when you sit in it - it is comfortable but firm at the same time. The lumbar pillow is great and I can almost hear my lower spine saying "Oh...yes...that's perfect" as I sit down. I work from home a couple of days minimum each week (that's before gaming time), so this is a necessity not a frivolous splash-out.

Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:53 pm
by Drarok
I'm hoping to be working from home 4 days a week in the near future, I hadn't considered the fact that my home chair is fucking shit. Not keen on the looks of that one, though. Some sort of throne is probably a sensible investment…