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msgPostNovember 29, 2019, 11:36

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Treated myself this black Friday to a 6TB HDD for £75. Bloody bargain that.

rockshardPhDPostNovember 30, 2019, 07:45
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Saw a Mercari listing for an LG G Pad 8.3 new open box for $37 shipped, so I picked it up. Includes manual and everything, chargers still in plastic. 18 users had liked it, they're all chumps now thanks to me. :mrgreen: When I added to cart it said 5 other people had it in their cart. I'm crying tears for them. That's what ya get for hesitating. :p lol I'm mean.

Such an insane deal. Maybe it's defective or something. I assume that's what stopped those 18 people, they must have felt the price was a little too good.

KlemoibPostNovember 30, 2019, 09:56
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I wonder how it turns out. It atleast has to function right?

rockshardPhDPostDecember 1, 2019, 02:40
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Bought an amazon fire 8 as well for my mum. They go for $50 new this week but this one was $38 and comes with case. Perfect.

As for the laptop I'll choose the higher res one probably. I appreciate your input Klem so thanks.

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I saw a used Aston Martin in a car sales yesterday, it wasn't top spec or anything, but oh my god it was beautiful. For a minute or so I genuinely considered buying it, 25k is just 6 months wages, I'm in a position to have nice things these days.

But then I realised the running costs. Road tax is about a grand a year, insurance a grand and half, on a car like that you need it servicing regularly and properly at Aston Martin itself so add a couple more grand on. I don't know what mpg it gets but my little Citroën does over 60 so I'll probably be paying triple fuel or more.

It's just not worth having no matter how much my balls ached looking at it.

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It's here
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rockshardPhDPostDecember 2, 2019, 10:09
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Just an update on my laptop quest. As I was about to buy the Lenovo like I planned, I got cold feet and suddenly started redeciding what I was looking for in a laptop. Along the way I also decided I am definitely not buying from Newegg. It's gonna be either Amazon or Best Buy because they have customer photos, so I actually feel like I know what to expect.

I may get the more higher end Lenovo Yoga C930 as opposed to any Flex model. But I came across another option as well, the LG gram. Both are 2 in 1s, 1920 x 1080, Windows 10 Home, and even have the same processor I think.

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Let's do the Lenovo first:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-yoga-c930-2-in-1-13-9-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-12gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-iron-gray/6295989.p?skuId=6295989
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That sticker is not coming off. Thankfully it's not too ugly.. or is it.

Lenovo Yoga C930
$899
12 GB ram
256 GB SSD
12.6 x 8.93 x 0.57 inch
3.04 pounds
Pen requires recharging.
USB ports: just one. (Ouch. Meaning I can't use a mouse and plug in an external drive at the same time. That's kind of an issue since I want my files from my old computer. Though I guess I could just find a bluetooth mouse or something)

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Now the LG:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-gram-2-in-1-14-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-solid-state-drive-dark-silver/6318179.p?skuId=6318179
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There's that damn sticker again! Less ugly this time, maybe cause it's closer to the keys.

LG gram
$1,199
16 GB ram
512 GB SSD
12 x 8.3 x 0.7 inch
2.53 pounds
That is a Wacon pen btw. Nice. (Wait.. that would mean it doesn't need battery or recharging. NICE.)
2 USB ports. Just barely enough! They're USB 3.1 but I assume that isn't a problem, otherwise the port would be a different shape from USB 2.0.

The LG is the definite winner. In fact the Yoga has started to look like a pretty terrible choice due to things like the single USB port.

rockshardPhDPostDecember 3, 2019, 04:37
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Ordered the LG for 1349 plus tax. Arrives thursday.

edit: also bought a defective 2DS from ebay for 35. Maybe I'll go back and finish Zelda ALBW.

VladoPostDecember 3, 2019, 10:45
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I don't think I've even seen an LG laptop. But their TVs are fine, so the laptop should be, too.

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KlemoibPostDecember 3, 2019, 10:59
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Oh I thought you didn't care about ports because you wanted to do wireless anyways. I like usbs the more the merrier. USB 3.1 is good. It's faster than 2.0 and backwards compatible with all of the older versions of usb. You just got yourself a little upgrade.

The LG seems nice. It's also in a different price class than the yoga so it should be nicer anyways. :P I didn't know LG made laptops. I only know them from phones. I have an acer. It was around the same price and it still works great except for the batteries (which I killed by having it permanently plugged into the electricity socket). In the beginning though it had problems and it needed to be fixed. Now my laptop is developing screen tearing which is not that bad but it still sucks. I'm never getting acer again they just don't know how to build a laptop properly. They can throw around all the great parts they want but if they are not able to glue them together correctly it just makes me mad. Next time I'll get a laptop from a company who know what they are doing.

rockshardPhDPostDecember 3, 2019, 13:42
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Maybe I should get a junk laptop on the side for the sole purpose of transferring games to the PSP. It's an idea I had long ago, the "laptop as PSP accessory" which in theory sounds fine, but since I had access to a PC, my situation didn't really call for it.

I ought to be able to get an old laptop for about $50-60.. right?

Edit: I may be going a little overboard with these nonstop purchases. Good thing I didn't go through with the junk laptop idea although I was close to, and found a cute little red 10.1 inch just now on ebay for like $52. I was telling myself it might be handy to have in general, not just to transfer PSP games, and I should just go for it. Scary.

PSP has become too complicated at this point. (Even despite how totally non complicated it is for a system hack o.O) I should stick with 2DS. I find myself really wanting to try Mario 3D Land. I kick myself for not paying closer attention to those 2DS listings that have Mario 3D Land bundled with the system. So I might go back and grab one of them.

KlemoibPostDecember 4, 2019, 09:36
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Mmmh mario 3d land. I got that when it came out. I didn't really like it. It didn't feel like mario to me but maybe that's just me.

If you don't really need it don't buy it. And if you have to convince yourself to buy something you don't really need it or want it anyway.

These rules have served me well and I was one of those people who bought 500 euro's worth of souvenirs at a holiday. Now no more.

rockshardPhDPostDecember 4, 2019, 13:53
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3D Land maybe does suck.. but it's like a 3D Mario for casuals. The ramifications of this are huge. I was so confused by Mario 64 back when it came out. I wish Nintendo eased us into it by releasing a more straightforward Mario game at first and gradually adding more exploration in each sequel.

Anyway, I bought a 2DS with 3D Land, DKC, Rayman, two Sonic games and Mega Man Zero Collection. Spent over $100. Why NOT get a Switch Lite at this point. At this point I'm really asking myself what's stopping me because it obviously isn't money. I guess it just feels lame. I find it way more appealing to rescue old stuff and using it in a way that puts it on the Switch's level.

Anyway, I still want something on the side to relax with and not have to keep in good condition. Was going to be the 2DS but it's too serious now. So I'm looking at GBA SP. I can use it to play Pokemon Trading Card Game. That's all I really need anyway so it's perfect. Buuut. I hear GBC carts don't hold save data anymore because their batteries are expiring. You *can* open them up and fix them. But just like that, the idea suddenly become way more complicated than it was supposed to be.
The game is on 3DS eshop too but acquiring it that way seems every bit as convoluted as fixing a GBC cart or buying a laptop to transfer a GBC emulator onto a PSP. In a way it's actually the least appealing option.

KlemoibPostDecember 5, 2019, 09:30
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I'm not sure if Mario 64 was my first Mario. I might have played the NES one first. I remember the camera being hard to control but the rest was perfect. Still my favorite 3D Mario. Most of the newer ones don't feel like the developers dared to try out new things. I liked Mario Galaxy though. It was good. Galaxy 2 though.....Mario Odyssey was total trite to me though even though I know a lot of people liked it. Just so.... soulless and plastic. Hate that game even though the controls are near perfect. The worlds just don't feel alive.

I hear GBC carts don't hold save data anymore

Not necessarily true. My link's awakening still works. Opening them up is pretty simple and you can get the tools for literally 2 euro's off of eBay. But you need a soldering iron too to get the battery loose.

rockshardPhDPostDecember 5, 2019, 11:21
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I think Mario 64 may be my favorite 3D Mario also, I just wish I had a chance to properly enjoy it. I didn't fall for the game until I played the DS version, but I felt that the changes to the DS version were completely asinine. (A game can have a) multiple playable characters, or b) powerups that turn you into other characters. Choose one, not both) I was disappointed to find out Mario 64 isn't even on the Switch. At least not yet. Their VC program is still only up to SNES after all.

Remember hearing about that retro GB device recently? Analogue Pocket. Literally all it does is play GB carts. (No emulators or roms) It's strange to release a device like that while the batteries inside those carts are in the process of expiring. But maybe it offers some sort of workaround.

It's only $200! Gee whiz. :?

KlemoibPostDecember 5, 2019, 17:41
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Yeah VC is still not up to par. I actually want to own the games too but the VC just lets you stream the games. I want n64, GC and Wii-u games. They should just give me windwaker and pikmin 3 for buying all their consoles at launch the lazy bums.

The Gameboy thing seems weird. Why up the resolution. The whole charm of those games is that they are blocky. They are supposed to look like shit. Don't change what is perfectly bad.

rockshardPhDPostDecember 6, 2019, 08:07
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Bought a second PS3 for $66 after shipping and tax, this one's a super slim and comes with two controllers and a charging dock. The system is untested but powers on, seller says. But worst case scenario I still get the controllers. I assume the controllers are authentic because they look very used. (It's the only strategy I could come up with for determining if PS3 controllers on ebay are knockoffs or not)

Getting the 2DS may have been a mistake and I'm willing to accept that. But I could try to find time to beat Mario 3D and a few of the other games I'm getting. (Mario first then either DKC Returns or Sonic Generations)

I'm really hung up on two games specifically. Pokemon Trading Card Game and the original Doom / Doom II. I can use the PS3 to play Doom on the couch. I thought about getting a Switch Lite and playing Doom that way, but I really want more than anything to play it with a PS3 controller. What's interesting is I get a streaming device in the process so it saves me from having to buy that, for a little extra money I got a streaming device that plays PS3 games!

KlemoibPostDecember 6, 2019, 09:08
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You are on a roll rock.

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