: What electronics do you browse on?



BlackCadillac91
05-09-11, 09:19 AM
Always been curious about what people use nowadays to get on forums or on the internet. Since I got my iPhone I find myself using my desktop PC and my laptop less and less. I also know alot of people that use their Android devices more than anything. SO, what do you use?

RippyPartsDept
05-09-11, 09:51 AM
maybe sal can get us the pie chart (or bar graph) from his server stats that will give us a much better idea of the answer to your question

BlackCadillac91
05-09-11, 10:04 AM
Yeah that would be neat!

OffThaHorseCEO
05-09-11, 10:36 AM
MOST i would say the desktop PC at work, second most would have been my android dell phone/tablet until i bought my gf and myself Blackberry playbooks, now I browse from that at home

vincentm
05-09-11, 12:04 PM
HTC Glacier android device, i root my phones before i use them, stock software ftl!

ThumperPup
05-09-11, 12:14 PM
I-Phone 4
I-Pad 3g
Alienware M15x Note Book

gothicaleigh
05-09-11, 12:31 PM
In this order:
Asus W90vP "notebook"
HTC Desire
Kindle (when my phone is almost dead; free 3G ftw!)

Aron9000
05-09-11, 01:20 PM
Asus laptop. I've tried using my Iphone with crappy AT&T service, with the tap talk app. Its just way too slow for an already slow site IMO.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-09-11, 01:22 PM
Asus laptop. I've tried using my Iphone with crappy AT&T service, with the tap talk app. Its just way too slow for an already slow site IMO.

must be the iphone/at&t. i used to browse using tapatalk on my dell streak and honestly prefer that way when im not at work. no ads, no clutter, just content. Its alot faster too

ryannel2003
05-09-11, 01:30 PM
MacBook - main
HTC Droid Incredible - other

drewsdeville
05-09-11, 02:16 PM
Generally use the laptop. Using the funds generated selling the gaming desktop that I built and rarely used, I built a dedicated home theater pc and I'll occasionally browse on that.

gothicaleigh
05-09-11, 03:21 PM
must be the iphone/at&t. i used to browse using tapatalk on my dell streak and honestly prefer that way when im not at work. no ads, no clutter, just content. Its alot faster too

No problems using Tapatalk on my Android either.

RippyPartsDept
05-09-11, 03:33 PM
i don't have any problems on tapatalk on my iphone (unless i've got no service... which has happened a couple times)

Sevillian273
05-09-11, 03:35 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/100_0872.jpg

I'm surprised to see more desktops than portables. Desktops seem to be going extinct...

My '97 Gateway tube monitor eats your shiny LCDs for breakfast. Vintage goodness baby. :lildevil:

BlackCadillac91
05-09-11, 04:05 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/100_0872.jpg

I'm surprised to see more desktops than portables. Desktops seem to be going extinct...

My '97 Gateway tube monitor eats your shiny LCDs for breakfast. Vintage goodness baby. :lildevil:

I agree but I still have 2 desktops. A hardcore rig that I use gaming and photos/movies/music/editing of all of the above, and another rig for stuff like facebook/youtube/etc. Then I have my laptop from work that I use for everything, and my iPhone 4 that I use for anything. Lol

However I don't agree on the screen haha I can't look at the old CRT displays they hurt my eyes.

Submariner409
05-09-11, 04:15 PM
Internet browsing and paperwork - 2 laptops and an archaic PC.

Talking - an old Nokia cell phone. MAYBE 10 minutes a month. No text capabilities. I'm not that important. Heck, I was really ticked when I had to change from my old Motorola bag phone.

drewsdeville
05-09-11, 04:17 PM
Then old CRT's are still great for color reproduction. Even the best LCD's have horrible black levels in comparison to CRT. No LCD can match a CRT's refresh rate, either.

RippyPartsDept
05-09-11, 04:21 PM
http://planetpit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Cell-Phones.jpg

http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/po/110425/906r6/12223l0_27.jpeg

Stingroo
05-09-11, 05:52 PM
I agree. I had a 30" Panasonic CRT HDTV and I was genuinely sad to see it go when I sold it last month. :(


I browse from my laptop. Most times my laptop acts like a desktop though. I leave it sitting on a cooling pad on the back of my desk, then plug it into my 26" Vizio LCD TV that I just bought and leave that on my dresser/desk. Currently, because I don't feel like sitting on my bed to browse, I'm on the house desktop PC. It's an older HP Slimline PC connected to a 20" Acer monitor that I bought in 2008. I left it here at the house when I went to school, but I still really like this thing.

Aron9000
05-09-11, 08:51 PM
I agree. I had a 30" Panasonic CRT HDTV and I was genuinely sad to see it go when I sold it last month. :(



Still rocking the 34" Sony widescreen CRT HDTV from 2004. Thought about getting rid of it, but the picture is still damn impressive. On regular def. programming the picture quality beats the pants off of an LCD TV anyways.

Stingroo
05-09-11, 09:16 PM
I would still own it, but I sold for a very good reason:

Next year, I'll be a Resident Advisor at school, and the room they assigned me was on the 4th floor of a building with no elevator. I was NOT lugging that beast up four flights of stairs, no way no how. So I spent $60 more and bought my LCD. I like it, the picture quality is sharp and it's a hell of a lot lighter and takes up less space in the car for moving.

ben.gators
05-09-11, 09:28 PM
MacBook Pro and sometimes my iMack at work....

gothicaleigh
05-09-11, 10:41 PM
I'm surprised to see more desktops than portables. Desktops seem to be going extinct...

To be honest, my erm... "notebook" really isn't very portable (18.4" quad core CPU dual GPU 12gb RAM monster).

hueterm
05-10-11, 02:31 AM
I have two Windows7 desktops... between my primary desktop and my Vista laptop, I would say those were each 30 pct of the time. I rarely use my netbook unless I'm traveling.

Mobile wise I just today got a Sprint Google Nexus S. It is rocking... It and the Galaxy Tab are the last third.

Playdrv4me
05-10-11, 07:31 AM
Still rocking the 34" Sony widescreen CRT HDTV from 2004. Thought about getting rid of it, but the picture is still damn impressive. On regular def. programming the picture quality beats the pants off of an LCD TV anyways.

While I would never ever again own anything that heavy, the KD-34XBR960 (and the older 910 model with the same tube) stands as a testament to the pinnacle of picture reproduction. Nothing before, or since has ever come close to that monster in the direct view world... not even Pioneer's Elite plasmas (which were sadly discontinued in 2010) can quite match the accuracy of that Sony. Hell, that thing had 1400 lines of resolution way back in 2004.

I had the 40" KV-40XBR800 which was the largest direct view picture tube ever made and while that thing was impressive, it also weighed an astonishing *300LB*.

As for what I use most, it would be my Macbook... followed by Tapatalk on my iPhone 4. I'm on ATT and Tapatalk works flawlessly.

vincentm
05-10-11, 10:52 AM
Then old CRT's are still great for color reproduction. Even the best LCD's have horrible black levels in comparison to CRT. No LCD can match a CRT's refresh rate, either.

I work in IT, and have to somewhat disagree. LCDscreens these days produce a 2ms refresh rate, thats fast.

Sevillian273
05-10-11, 11:01 AM
http://www.tweakguides.com/Graphics_8.html

This is true... 2ms is equivalent to a 500Hz refresh rate but still, anything much faster than your eye can see is useless. After 70hz I cant tell a difference yet 60hz is damn near seizure inducing!

I still have yet to see an LCD that has better color definition than a high-end CRT and still costs less than 4 digits. Now if I could just find one larger than 21 inches....

drewsdeville
05-10-11, 11:07 AM
I still have my beloved Viewsonic G220fB that I'd gladly give up for a reasonable price, but I'm not paying to ship all 60lbs of it across the country :bonkers:

Sevillian273
05-10-11, 11:17 AM
That's the problem... I can find em, just cant GET em! I had a 'wanted' ad on craigslist for 2 months before I found my 21 incher.

$15 :cool2: Weighs 78lbs, pulls 120 watts. Al Gore does not approve but I get my black.

vincentm
05-10-11, 11:28 AM
Also CRT displays emit more radiation

Sevillian273
05-10-11, 11:34 AM
Bah.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Q55tLag-I&feature=related

drewsdeville
05-10-11, 11:49 AM
I work in IT, and have to somewhat disagree. LCDscreens these days produce a 2ms refresh rate, thats fast.

Yeah a lot advertise this. I really don't know the mechanics of it between the display and human eye, but I swear I can detect "tearing" in fast paced FPS games on a LCD. It just doesn't feel the same. NEVER will you find a hint of it on a CRT.

Sevillian273
05-10-11, 12:08 PM
Are you talking about V-sync?

drewsdeville
05-10-11, 12:20 PM
No, the actual response time of the monitor itself...it's very detectable in the right (high speed) environments - you can usually reproduce a little ghosting with a flick of the mouse in a FPS. Overriding the gpu's refresh rate helps alleviate it some, but it still doesn't feel the same as a CRT, imo.

Playdrv4me
05-11-11, 05:30 AM
Again, if you're actually so devoted to image quality you're willing to put up with a massive piece of glass on your desk... Sony covered that base with the GDM-FW900. A 24 inch desktop behemoth that supposedly had unreal PQ even for a picture tube. Sure, you can get into Eizos, BARCOs and other professional tubes, but the Sony is just more awesome overall... from the design to the PQ.

http://www.oglasnik.hr/slike/ed/5d/9509293_1.jpeg

FUUUuuuuu....

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q269/damutation/100_0654.jpg

Stingroo
05-11-11, 08:43 AM
That wouldn't bother me.


What WOULD bother me, though, and I know this is probably really stupid, but the large plastic bezel around the tube, when placed side-by-side in a multi-monitor setup would irritate me. I want my dual or triple monitors to look as much like one giant piece of glass as possible.

gothicaleigh
05-11-11, 09:58 AM
I want my dual or triple monitors to look as much like one giant piece of glass as possible.
Then what you want is this:

43"
http://uncrate.com/p/2009/06/nec-crv43-curved-display.jpg

http://uncrate.com/stuff/nec-crv43-curved-widescreen-display/

RippyPartsDept
05-11-11, 10:10 AM
i'd settle for this

http://www.vertigogroup.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/BestMultipleMonitorSetupForForexTrading.jpg

Stingroo
05-11-11, 11:32 AM
Then what you want is this:

43"
http://uncrate.com/p/2009/06/nec-crv43-curved-display.jpg

http://uncrate.com/stuff/nec-crv43-curved-widescreen-display/

Oh my god. That is the sexiest piece of screen I have ever seen.

Sevillian273
05-11-11, 12:11 PM
I'd gladly give up my CRT for that.

LOL @ the $8000

vincentm
05-11-11, 12:31 PM
I rock dual 19's at my desk. Not much, but i can't go back to single monitor usage lol

Sevillian273
05-11-11, 12:40 PM
Dont you get tired of the bezel running right down the center of your desktop? I could deal w/ 3 monitors, having the bezels off to the sides and leaving the center clear but dont think I could get used to duals... Especially on a racing game.

vincentm
05-11-11, 01:08 PM
I got used to the bezel, been doing this for years now lol

Stingroo
05-11-11, 01:48 PM
I could never do it. It would drive me insane.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-11-11, 01:51 PM
you really forget about the bezels, unless youre one of those people who can not get over the black bars on widescreen movies

Stingroo
05-11-11, 01:57 PM
Hate to say it, but that's me.

:lol:

Jesda
05-11-11, 02:29 PM
I use one screen for work and the other for entertainment. One browses and edits documents while the other plays movies and TV shows.

Back in college (lol, I can say that now) I used one to write my papers and the other to fetch sources.

Stingroo
05-11-11, 02:51 PM
I do that. I use my laptop to type the paper and my TV to read source material. But I just can't fathom running a game or something like that on multiple screens at once.

gothicaleigh
05-11-11, 06:34 PM
I use three screens at work, although I've never splurged enough to get them all to match.
My 18.4" notebook, a 20" Sony and a 17" Sony with the 20" in the center. I now find it very aggravating to use programs like photoshop and illustrator without a second screen to toss all of my tool panels/windows over on. The third usually has my internet browser, estimating software or job notes and reference pics.

gothicaleigh
05-18-11, 10:52 AM
Decided I needed something a bit more portable than the W90 and a bit more beefy than my Desire last weekend, so I bought this for a carry-around notebook:

Asus U43F-BBA6
14" 1366768
Intel Core i5 480m 2.66GHz - 2.9GHz (turbo)
6 Gb DDR3 RAM
640Gb HD
USB 3.0
HDMI and VGA output
WiMAX 4G data
Altec Lansing speakers

http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/bfc/ASUS_U43_Bamboo_Collection.jpg

http://notebookitalia.it/images/stories/asus_u33jc_u43jc_u53jc/asus_u_bamboo_logo.jpg

http://notebookitalia.it/images/stories/asus_u33jc_u43jc_u53jc/asus_u43_touchpad.jpg

http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/U43Jc/

...and according to the propaganda, I'm saving the world! <superman pose>


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGhJqr-5AIQ

Playdrv4me
05-19-11, 08:22 AM
Love the bamboo treatment on your new toy, though I have to admit that as a pixel density snob I've long since grown tired of that defacto 1366x768 resolution being used on anything over 12 inches. I once had a 13.1 inch Sony Z Series VAIO with a 1600x900 resolution that was practically orgasmic to stare at. Likewise the 1920x1200 non-gloss 17 inch MBP display.

I realize people with eyesight problems despise such resolutions but... the Retina display on my phone is absolute bliss.

Jesda
05-19-11, 08:31 AM
You can get a Thinkpad with a slide-out secondary display.

RippyPartsDept
05-19-11, 10:18 AM
yeah... ever since i switched to 22" monitors at home and at work ... less than 1366x768 or 1024x768 just seems way too small and netbooks with 1024x600 are almost an abomination

Skiller.
05-19-11, 10:30 AM
For me, it's a mixture of my desktop PC with a 23" monitor and my Blackberry.

This is generally how I like to browse :D

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9247/doublescreen.jpg

Sevillian273
05-20-11, 10:53 AM
^^That's handy. I have 2 identical 19" viewsonic CRTs - I wonder how much smaller I could make the bezels If I stripped the tubes from their casings and put them side by side....

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/9547635/2/istockphoto_9547635-mad-scientist-idea.jpg