Blog Articles in Category “Hardware”

    Awhile back I purchased a pretty spiffy laptop. I got it for a good price at Best Buy. It was thin, light, looked nice, and was an all around awesome ultrabook. Except for one thing. One, ridiculously ridiculous thing. How the Lenovo Yoga 910 got out of the design stage with this issue is beyond my comprehension. However, before I tell you about the horror that is the issue, we'll Tarantino this a bit and talk about the good things the laptop has going on.


    First, the screen is beautiful. The model I got came with a 4K screen. No bright spots, no annoying bezel that catches all the dirt, just an all around excellent screen (it even supports touch, but not the kind you need to draw real pretty, such as you can with the Surface series of convertibles). Of course, I wouldn't expect less from a convertible laptop with 4K resolution. It performs more than adequately with anything I do, from gaming to movies to web browsing. No complaints. I'm very happy with the screen. Though, something

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    Over the years I've flip flopped quite a bit between different technologies. Windows versus Mac OSX, laptop versus desktop, Android versus iOS. I've developed quite a number of preferences over the years, but few of them remain unwavering. One such unwavering preference is for mechanical keyboards. Some of my fellow nerds will expound upon the response time, the force actuation, and any number of other things that won't effect people who aren't typing all day, or playing games at an elite level. For me, mechanical keyboards just feel better to type on.


    So, what's the difference between mechanical keyboards and a 'normal' keyboard? It all boils down to what actually causes the keyboard to send the signal to the computer that a key was pressed. With a standard 'rubber dome' keyboard, a contact is made by a collapsing rubber dome. As you press down on the key, the bottom of the key presses down on a dome of rubber which deforms until it eventually collapses downward. As the top of the

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