Tuesday, 29 November 2011

And now, for something completely different...

... A tech review. Of my brand new Lenovo Z470.


...Yes, I understand this is an art blog, and that you want to see art in here. But aren't words an art on their own? Specially ASCII art, some of that is crazy. I remember I knew a guy that had a bunch of ASCII porn in a  floppy disk and flipped out when I saved something on top of that (It was the 90's, you should have been there).

Ah, er, where was I? Oh, yes, the tech review!

Well, today my faithful Compaq laptop died after a long 4 years battle against destiny (I suppose). So after a minute of silence, I got a new computer: A Lenovo Z470. And it makes a world of difference.

You know, computers are insane. They age really, really fast, like that guy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You just take them out of the box, and BAM, they devaluate ASAP. New models keep coming out at blinding speed, and that smart shopping decision that you once were proud of becomes an almost inmediatelly regretful stupid moment.

Above: Computers, apparently.

So with that in mind this time I tried to buy something that wouldn't break on it's own, that had reasonable specs and that would give the less amount of regrets possible. A daunting task, mainly because I had to buy it on a physical store and my city is pretty small.
And alas, the Lenovo Z470 does it fairly well. Intel Core i5! Nvidia Geforce! Windows 7! A sturdy case! Runs Graphic Design Software at a very good pace! This thing only needs to dispense ice cream to become my favourite electronic device.

What? Oh, wow, cry me a bloody river. At least I can play Skyward Sword on you.

It's leaps and bounds ahead of my old Compaq. Tech changes a lot in just 4 years! Besides, huh, I was a little careless with my old laptop. It almost got run over by a car once (true story). But hey, this Lenovo thing is awesome. It's not the best laptop in the world by far, but it's not bad at all either, and it suits my needs. Now I'm in that beautiful stage were I'm installing stuff like a madman, including my scanner and tablet drivers...! I'm gonna art the hell out of this thing. You heard it here first, folks!

So that's it for today's post. Sorry about the lack of proper drawings (I still doodled quite a bit on my notebook), but I'll make up for it! Does anybody have a specific request to make? Drop it, I'll see what I can do...

See ya around!