9 posts • joined Friday 18th February 2011 20:47 GMT
Re: Missing - hybrid drive?
I've got the 4GB/500GB Momentus XT hybrid drive in my laptop and it transformed it. Before (500GB, 5400rpm HDD) startup took 2mins 20 secs. Now I can do a full restart in 26 secs... and I've still got 500GB of storage. Very much the best of both worlds.
Vaio S, i5-2410, 4GB RAM.
This sort of thing really annoys me
What's the point of this article?
It's not a review because you don't add anything that I couldn't find in the marketing material for each device.
It's not a comparison because you don't provide any meaningful figures to compare.
How hard would it have been to fully charge each device and then see how long it would power a reference device for?
That would have been a useful article.
I'm going to keep referring to it as Metro just to annoy them.
If I was seriously considering buying one these cameras that shot of the cityscape would put me right off. It's not even the heavy blurring and lack of contrast, it's the sensor's inability to render accurate colours. Look at the full size image and consider the sky and water. The sky seems to change randomly from blue to purple and the water is either green or blue. I can only assume this picture was taken at crazily high ISO but even so it's a poor effort from a device asking 1800 quid.
I'd be disappointed if my phone (Atrix 4G) took pictures that bad let alone 1800 quid's worth of supposedly-pro-grade SLR. Anybody considering one of these should save themselves a load of grief and get the 5D plus 50mm F1.4 or the 7D and the 24-70L. Nikon probably do stuff that would equally blow the SD1 out of the water but I've only used the Canon gear.
And despite what the Sigma marketing department would have you believe the SD1 is a 15MP camera not 46.
Re: Personally tailored adverts are good.
It really is scary how badly you guys have been conditioned.
All I hear is "ads are bad", "I block all ads", "I not only block all ads but I install software that was advertised to me to help me block all ads". Feel free to miss out on the bargains. Also feel free to miss the entire point of the article.
Why not do the right thing and block all ad supported websites as well.
Re: Personally tailored adverts are good.
Of course I'm not talking about responding to random spam. I'm talking about responding to advertising from retailers that I have dealt with before who are telling me about specific offers they have that might interest me.
It is all too easy to become conditioned to respond to all advertising as being bad. Apart from all the very useful services on the web that advertising pays allows to be offered for "free" (including this site) it is also an opportunity for consumers to be made aware of stuff they might like to buy.
The problem at the moment is that the process is far too random and we all end getting inundated with crap. All that I am saying is that it would seem to make sense to support ideas that have the potential to cut down on the crap.
And for the record I have no connection with any advertising or marketing firm in any way, shape or form.
Personally tailored adverts are good.
I love adverts. Adverts more closely tailored to my browsing history can only be a good thing.
In the run up to Christmas I received a brazillion email ads for all sorts of stuff. To be fair the vast majority of them didn't really interest me but in amongst all the chaff were a couple of tasty gems. I picked up one of those Toshiba 1.8inch 120GB drives for 38 quid. That is an absolutely cracking bargain.
I also got a Lexar 32GB C10 micro SDHC card for 22 quid - another cracking bargain.
And I got an external USB powered DVD writer for my netbook for 20 quid. One of the ones that can act as AV connectivity for your telly.
These are things that I wanted but just couldn't find for the price I wanted to pay... until I got the targeted email advertisement.
Getting the stuff you want for the price you want to pay has got to be a good thing.
The real problem is I bought 3 three things from the hundreds of emails I received. If those emails were better targeted to me then I would get more bargains and less chaff to delete.
That has to be a good thing.
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