The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Upgrading to a 4K Monitor

I'm in the process of getting back into photography which will mean a new camera, more on that in a later post. But the first step for me was a new computer, one with the horsepower to handle a modern day camera and its RAW files. Along with the computer comes a new 4K monitor. 4K is great for media consumption, right? Your characters on your favorite show or movie really look detailed and realistic. Scenery looks wonderful. Everything looks great, right? Wrong. You know what doesn't look great? That photo I took in 2012 that I thought was sharp but is very much not. I transferred over my past catalogs of photos over to Lightroom Classic and eagerly began opening up some of my favorite photos. At first I was happy with how the colors looked and how the scene was composed. Then I noticed it was a little soft. Well I had just gotten a new contacts prescription so that must be it. Changed to my glasses and the photos were even blurrier! I went through photo after photo and most ca

The Latest Drug Comes Out Tomorrow

So tomorrow Apple will unleash on us the not so unsuspecting masses, a new product, which is generally believed to be a tablet like device that will do... My thinking is it will be larger iPhone/iPod Touch, which is kinda cool I guess. I'm more interested in an e-reader though, which, if rumors are to believed, this device will also handle. I wonder how good it will be for reading though, as I was under the impression that e-ink is the best for reading, and this tablet won't be e-ink.
So, before I get caught up in the Apple hypnosis that will be in full effect tomorrow, I can't see why I will want this thing. Mobile computing? I have a MacBook Pro that can handle that. Sure, it's 15 inches, but it's full featured and I won't be sacrificing anything, especially a keyboard. Entertainment device? I'm not a gamer, but I like having a game or 2 around so I can waste some time. With the recent change in Palm's development package I have access to full 3-d games now, so that's taken care of. Email/light web tasks. My Pre already handles email, and can do most the web stuff I would need to do before needing to pull out the big gun. E-reader? Yeah, I don't have one yet, but for under $300 I can get a Nook or a Kindle with an e-ink display for better reading. Do you really think Apple is going to push a product out in that price point, considering an iPhone is that price? So, there's really no need or interest for me in this new product.
Then why is it in 12 hours I'll be in front of my computer hanging on the refresh button to get my fix on this new Apple product, and start talking myself into buying it? I hate Apple! Well, not really...


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