Chris L. Meyers

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MacBook Pro: Anorexia Sets In

After the 2015 MacBook Pro, Apple made some anorexic decisions for the next iterations of their flagship laptop. What do I mean by Anorexic? The same thing I would mean about a human: an unhealthy obsession with losing weight to… Continue Reading →

Why a Laptop Shouldn’t Have a Glossy Screen

Years ago, I owned a 2008 MacBook Pro. Not the unibody model, the one with the anti-glare screen. I remember how happy I was with that laptop. It had one of the best versions of OS X (Snow Leopard), a… Continue Reading →

Razer’s Bad Design Decisions

Many things fall into the category of bad design decisions. One that I’ve come across on many occasions is the configuration tool for Razer input devices. An online account with the vendor is required in order to configure the device…. Continue Reading →

Ex-Apple User Surprised by a ThinkPad

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did say ex-Apple user in the title. While OS X (and now MacOS) was never my favorite operating system, the overall user experience on a MacBook Pro used to be unparalleled – at… Continue Reading →

No Touch, Please!

I thought it was funny the first time I saw a touchscreen laptop advertised. I thought, “Ah, now there’s an idiot trying to beat Apple to a punch they never intend to throw.” And in part, it’s true. Apple never… Continue Reading →

Irrelevant Innovation

Steve Jobs was good at convincing people they needed something they had not previously imagined. Many of the innovations he brought to the world through Apple became the industry standard. Among these are tablets, iPhones, iPods and larger, buttonless touchpads…. Continue Reading →

The Mouse I Thought I Wanted – Revisited

If you read this post, then you know I was very disappointed with the Kensington Expert Mouse. My financial situation was different at that time, so I had opted for an open box from Microcenter. The item had been purchased… Continue Reading →

Why You Want a Mechanical Keyboard

Most computer users tend toward what’s already there. Windows, Internet Explorer and Google Search are prime examples of this tendency. It’s a sad truth that most people don’t realize they have a choice, and even if they do, they don’t… Continue Reading →

How to Choose a Keyboard

When most people shop for a computer, they look for specs to match their use case. Processor speed, number of cores, amount of RAM, video card and storage space are the big items. However, input devices are very frequently an… Continue Reading →

The Mouse I Thought I Wanted

For years, I’ve had my eye on the Kensington Expert Mouse, but I’ve always come short of buying one. I just can’t bring myself to spend over $100 on a mouse. It was one thing when I stopped buying the… Continue Reading →

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