Jay Cheng added a review to Samsung Galaxy S III with a score of 7 / 10
Wife has this phone. She shattered one. Got a replacement. Then chipped the new one. I play with this phone from time to time. Have been wanting to make the jump from iOS to Android since everything I do is in GoogleApps for work. But after playing with this thing, the hardware is great - but Android just isn't as fluid (YET...)
As for the phone itself, battery life = meh.
Display, quite nice .. but still shy of what Apple delivers in terms of crispness.
Design = quick to shatter and then you're down $500.
Camera = good, but not amazingly great.
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Jay Cheng added a review to Google Chrome OS with a score of 10 / 10
Chrome makes everything .. easier. I've seen this thing run south and start ripping through ram, but more like some Adobe layer mis-firing.
It's a great browser that runs everything super fast. Goog has built everything around Chrome so you can bank on it doing good things. As Node and V8-based Java gets more popular, Goog will be front-runners for compatibility and speed, for sure.
This is hands down the best browser available today.
Jay Cheng added a review to Carlsberg Beer with a score of 6 / 10
This is a beer of choice in China and maybe unfairly to the brand, I've only had it in Asia while on business. Am in the US and favor IPAs where they're available.
Doesn't smell like anything, tastes just shy of good, smooth finish, and price is great for what it is. But nothing to impress.
- Rod Lalama commented on my review of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display (mid 2012)
- Jay Cheng recommended Patriot Memory Xporter Magnum
Jay Cheng added a review to Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display (mid 2012) with a score of 9 / 10
One for me. One for Rod. One for Eric. One for Donald.. Have loved this since its inception. Love the screen real estate - though web images do suffer.
Battery life is awesome. Same great Apple build. Not a single problem.
Knock for durability because let's face it.. the retina display is the glass itself. If the glass goes, then you're SOL.
I did knock power consumption, but that's a software thing. They really did a bad number on Snow Leopard.
Jay Cheng added a review to Patriot Memory Xporter Magnum with a score of 9 / 10
I borrowed Rod's magnum (boy does that sound wrong) for a OSX drop and boy was I amazed. The build quality on this thing. Felt like the version Steve Jobs would have been proud to showcase - though it has a more Ironman-esque type of design. Maybe it's just the color.
Great piece of equip. Great name. Excellent build. Built tough.. you can just tell.
Jay Cheng added a review to SanDisk Cruzer Micro with a score of 8 / 10
Picked these up early on when they came to market. Great for cost. Not the greatest build quality, but good enough given the cost. These are a great bang for the buck - perfect to distribute around the office.
Jay Cheng added a review to Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a score of 9 / 10
Wow is all one can say. I'm not a pro, but bought one of these to feel like a badass. I don't shoot L lenses. I use Tamron (that's right - I admit it). Oh and Sigma too.
"5D" is synonymous with driving a Porsche. I'm not a pro. I don't need this camera. But I'm a douchebag and have it because like said earlier, "I'm badass!"
I gave it a knock on design because it's bulky.
And a knock on features because you need to hack it for vid.
Jay Cheng added a review to Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch with a score of 10 / 10
It's not cheap.. but versus everything else and integrated with Apple.. there is no better value for cost. There's nothing in on par with this. I have bought 3 of these for our office.
On a MBP 15 Retina and still use this for my main screen at the office. The Apple Cinema display can do no wrong.
Jay Cheng added a review to Apple iPhone 4 with a score of 9 / 10
The iPhone 4 was like WOW in every way. It was a staple of a new era in mobile computing and design. Everything since that (including the 5 iteration) is "meh" at best.
Battery was the best in its class - think vs. HTC EVO at the time. Samsung had not started its ascent.
Camera wasn't perfect. Sony invested much more in this area but they also never got much traction except in Asia where everyone cares about the camera more than the phone.
Jay Cheng added a review to Keystone Premium with a score of 3 / 10
You'd have to be an idiot to drink this.