Poll 2014-07-28 My next big purchase will be:
My next big purchase will be:
External storage
2 votes (6%)
Networked storage
0 votes (0%)
IPv6 Networking equipment
2 votes (6%)
Desktop computer
9 votes (25%)
Laptop computer
7 votes (19%)
2 votes (6%)
5 votes (14%)
1 vote (3%)
Lawnmower (get the hell off my lawn!)
0 votes (0%)
Other (explain in comments)
8 votes (22%)
Reply 10 comments

tricycle wheel (Score: 1)

by hapnstance@pipedot.org on 2014-07-28 13:22 (#2P4)

A new rear wheel for my tricycle.... now if the poll had said "my next big *technology* purchase will be..." then I might have chosen External Storage.

Re: tricycle wheel (Score: 1)

by fishybell@pipedot.org on 2014-07-28 17:41 (#2P8)

Agreed; technology purchases end up not being "big," so I'd say a new (to me) car, some time in the next 6 months (probably before next summer, two summers in a row without A/C is too much).

No idea (Score: 2, Interesting)

by kwerle@pipedot.org on 2014-07-28 16:37 (#2P7)

I have no pressing tech needs that are not fulfilled.

Re: No idea (Score: 2, Insightful)

by axsdenied@pipedot.org on 2014-07-29 12:08 (#2PP)

Same so I'll probably buy/replace whatever breaks first.

High Res Monitor (Score: 2, Interesting)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-07-28 18:07 (#2P9)

I'm looking forward to getting a 4k computer monitor. My phone and tablet both have sexy screens, why does my monitor have fewerpixels than it did 10 years ago? (was 1920x1200 now 1920x1080)

Both ASUS and Samsung now have reasonably priced models (under $600), but they are still TN and 27". The nice IPS 30" models are still in the thousands, so I'm eagerly waiting for their prices to drop a bit more.

Re: High Res Monitor (Score: 1)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2014-07-29 01:39 (#2PH)

This. I have a very nice 24" HP IPS 1920x1200 monitor right now, but my next purchase will be a 4k IPS monitor. Next year, maybe.

Re: High Res Monitor (Score: 1)

by spacebar@pipedot.org on 2014-07-29 13:03 (#2PR)

Less pixels is the wave of the future! It's like the big crunch of tech--we're going back to CRTs baby! Everybody's doing it!

Other - upgrading (Score: 1)

by eliphas@pipedot.org on 2014-07-28 22:43 (#2PC)

I have more storage that I can think of using, if I stay focused and delete already-seen (rented ripped DVD-to-x264-HQ that I return same day or later) movies that are not-so-great -- I tend to keep the good ones for watching again. Yes, no porn (stored) here...
My todo shopping list:
1-More memory for all pcs
2-More memory for all pcs
4-Another motherboard/cpu if it can't cope with items above
8-Another notebook if items above can't fit
64-Another screen - the ones I have are good enough, but...
128-New networking AP - my current one is 802.11g and 100mbps, not so slow to my needs, but 1gpbs and N would be nice.
256-A smartphone that is not the budget-oriented dual-sim that I have and is good enough.

- yes, there is a gap for other things I can't think of now :)

My Thinkpad could use an upgrade... (Score: 1)

by elijah@pipedot.org on 2014-07-29 06:20 (#2PJ)

I know my T400 is going to die, and I've taken great care of it. I just wish I could compile on a Core 2 Duo like I could on an i7.

Motherboard (Score: 1)

by slash2phar@pipedot.org on 2014-07-29 22:13 (#2PX)

A motherboard that properly implements VT-d