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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 7700HQ clocked at up to 2.8GHz stock, 3.8GHz max when turbo boosted
  • RAM
    16GB of DDR4, clocked at 2133MHz (8GB module onboard + 8GB G-Skill Ripjaws SO-DIMM module)
  • GPU
    GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of dedicated GDDR5
  • Storage
    128GB SanDisk M.2 SATA III SSD + 1TB Hitachi 2.5" mechanical hard-drive at 7200RPM
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    25" Samsung SHG50 1080p 144Hz FreeSync TN monitor + 15.6" laptop monitor @ 1080p 60Hz w/ G-SYNC
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Logitech G430
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. See, I really feel that if you try to explain stuff like focal length and their correlation with sensor size due to crop-factor and how they also affect f-stop readings to the people who left those type of comments, they'll just either blurt nonsense or keep saying "I don't care".
  2. Mechanical keyboards seem to be all the rage these days, with many different switches from the tried-and-true Cherry MX to many different others such as Razer switches, Logitech's Romer-G along with a bunch of Cherry knockoffs commonly found on budget mechanical keyboards. This review is for the Logitech G810, a notch down from the flagship G910, with many of its DNA but a slightly cheaper price point and a more understated design. Should YOU consider one? Let's find out. DESIGN When the G810 arrived by mail, the packaging was pretty solid. The outer shell of the box is typical Logitech G, and opening it reveals another box which has the keyboard wrapped in protective plastic sealed with adhesives and a leaflet behind. The packaging is nicely done. It really has to be said that the G810 (and G610) are my favorite keyboards from the current Logitech G lineup in terms of design. The G310, G410 and G910 look horrifically ugly due to their over-emphasis on angles and "Edgy" designs which appeal to my inner 12-year old but also one which my 20-year old mind doesn't feel too fancy of. The G810's design is the opposite. While the keycaps do spell "gamer" quite a bit, the overall design is more subtle and understated especially when compared to its G910 cousin. I personally prefer this look because it fits in well with an understated setup and is overall a solid looking keyboard that, aside from some elements, isn't overly shouty in appearance. Material choices on the other hand are good, but not shockingly great. The keyboard's outer skill is matte plastic, which does a wonderful job of repelling fingerprints, but doesn't give off that shine and "premium" feel of the brushed aluminum housing of the Corsair K70 or Logitech G413. The sides, unfortunately, are made out of glossy plastic, which is quite a shame to see on a keyboard above $100. It's good news underneath however, with large rubber feet keeping the keyboard stable and a 2-step hinge which allows you to adjust tilt from 0-4-8 degrees. The keycaps are also a refreshing change from the G910. While Logitech has released an updated version of the G910, called the Orion Spectrum (same name as the G810), which features more normal keycaps that the G810 also uses along with a more normal wristwrest, a common complaint about the Orion Spark keyboard was that the keycaps, while great for gaming, were the opposite for typing, especially due to the large ridges on the ends of the keycaps and the differing contours were difficult to get used to. The G810 uses cylindrical keycaps by comparison, and because of that, typing is much more familiar with other keyboards with the same keycap design and even gaming wasn't much hindered as the design still allows your fingers to rest on an ideal spot without getting cramped. Not all of the design is so winning. While media controls are wonderful, their round shape does make for an odd inconsistency in design (but a volume wheel is definitely awesome to have) and for a keyboard north of $100, a wristrest should have been included. Sadly, Logitech doesn't include one, meaning that you'll have to get your own. PERFORMANCE Now's the part that will generate some debate; the Romer-G switches. For those who are new to mechanical keyboards, let me give you a short explanation; a mechanical keyboard uses mechanical actuation to send input commands, unlike a rubber dome where a keystroke is registered when you touch the dome at the end of a keystroke. Gamers and enthusiasts love mechanical keyboards, owing to their superior feel and longer lifespan. There are many different switches out there, but the most common ones you'll see are Cherry MX Reds, Blues and Browns. Reds are linear switches, which have little-to-no tactile bump and a short actuation distance, which makes them popular for gaming. The MX Blue is the opposite, as it has a longer actuation distance but also has a very pronounced tactile bump alongside a "click" sound when the switch is actuation, which many MX Blue fans love (like me) but others may find irritating, which brings us to the MX Brown, which is sort of the blend between the 2. It is quieter than MX Blue but has a tactile bump that MX Red doesn't. Browns are preferred by those who want a tactile bump but don't want the clicking sound characteristic of MX Blue. What about the Romer-G? According to Logitech, these switches were designed primarily for gaming, with an actuation distance of 1.5mm and a lifespan of 70 million keystrokes. However, many users online have been divided on these switches, as some find it mushy and having a feel that's more akin to a rubber dome while others like the responsiveness of these switches. But let's not get into that. What about my experience? Honestly, for the first few days, it was awkward. Having been a fan of MX Blues, Romer-G just feels "off". It really felt a lot more like a rubber dome than a mechanical keyboard of which I am used to. However, after getting to understand how the switch operates and how it feels, I have to say it has grown on me. The switch feels a bit like a hybrid between MX Red and MX Brown, as it has a tactile bump that you can feel when you press them slowly but does give off a slightly mushy follow through although it does feel a tad more solid compared to the G910 when I tried it shortly after it first launched. Gaming is an absolute joy on these switches. Their fast actuation and responsive nature helps make precise movements with WASD easier and while I have to reiterate that better equipment does not make you a better gamer, the G810 gives off a fantastic experience while playing Team Fortress 2 amongst other games. For gaming, this is a great keyboard. Typing is also good, although perhaps not as satisfying as MX Blue. Their responsive nature helps with typing speed and using this keyboard to whip up study notes with 8000+ words in total, the G810 hardly broke a sweat and I never did once feel that I wished I had bought a K70. However, I still find MX Blues to be more satisfying to type on, owning to their more significant tactile bump and clicky sound profile. RGB AND SOFTWARE Of course, this is a Logitech product with the word "Spectrum" in it, so it has RGB lighting. So how is it? It's awesome. Due to the design of the Romer-G, the LED is placed in the middle of the stem and it shines a direct beam of light straight onto the engraved lettering on the keycaps. It really does look striking in person and even if you're not a fan of overly colorful keyboards, the Logitech Gaming Software is one of the better ones I have used and it has an array of different lighting styles and it is also highly customizable. I personally have mine set to illuminate keys when I press them, but there are other combinations that you can use if you fancy. The aforementioned Logitech Gaming Software is not only used for RGB tuning but also for customizing macros using the F-row and even setting different RGB profiles for games to highlight important keys such as movement keys among other things. I personally would have liked to see dedicated macro keys but using the F-row can be a decent compromise if you're not apt to use all the F-row buttons. VERDICT It goes without saying, but the G810 is currently my favorite keyboard in Logitech's lineup, alongside the G610 Orion Blue. It blends understated design with tons of customization potential along with switches that I find are great for gaming while also being good for typing as well. Do I recommend it? That really depends on whether you like the switches. If you dislike Romer-G, then skip this. The Corsair Strafe or K70 LUX RGB is a better choice especially if you're looking for Cherry MX switches. If you like Romer-G however, then the G810 is a worthy recommendation. This is a great keyboard and I am glad Logitech has listened and made a keyboard that keeps the DNA of the G910 but in a shell that's significantly less gaudy-looking.
  3. Razer Phone Review

    Sounds more like a first impressions than a review tbh. However, I like how it's being updated.
  4. What I really don’t get is how V30 fanboys (not fans, fanboys) keep on saying that this phone has boss hardware, when all the facts I found say the opposite. It has the smallest sensor of the bunch (1/3.1” compared to 1/3” on the iPhone and 1/2.6” on the Note8 and Pixel 2) It has the smallest pixels of the bunch (1 micron compared to 1.12 on the iPhone and 1.4 on the Pixel 2 and Note8) Sure, it has 10-bit color and has a wide aperture at f/1.6, but what much of a difference is f/1.6 going to make on a tiny sensor? Furthermore, what good is 10-bit color when the sensor is not very good at soaking up light in less-than-ideal light conditions? Is it BAD hardware? No, it’s actually pretty competent in regards to what I have seen coming from it made by talented individuals. But calling it the best is delusional.
  5. You sure? It’s a Sony IMX351 that’s also used in a Zenfone 4 variant. 1/3” with 1-micron pixels on a 16MP resolution. Honestly, LG needs both better sensors and better software processing. Everyone I see in the comments keeps talking 10-bit this and 10-bit that but they neglect to talk about the actual size of the camera sensor, which I think is more important than 10-bit color. LG has been going down in sensor size since the V20. The G5 had a 1/2.6” sensor while the V20 had a 1/2.8” sensor, then the G6 went to a 1/3” sensor and then the V30 went slightly smaller still with smaller pixels. If the reason is “thinner”, I’ll gladly tell them to screw off with that logic. The V30 is supposed to be the phone favored by content creators, the people who wouldn’t care much about thinness. The Note8 is pretty thick IMO and I prefer it that way. LG should have just beefed it up a bit so they can fit top-tier camera hardware in there.
  6. Is IPS glow bad for the monitor?

    I've owned many different IPS displays. I don't think they've ever been damaged by IPS glow. Granted, my current main monitor is a Twisted Nematic, but still...
  7. Is IPS glow bad for the monitor?

    IPS glow is inherent to IPS tech. It shouldn't damage your monitor due to how it works.
  8. Bias lighting suggestions

    I may consider that but I’m aiming for 6500K
  9. Bias lighting suggestions

    If you've followed me over the past couple of days, you'd realize I've given my room quite the makeover, from a new Samsung SHG50 144Hz monitor to a brand-new L-shaped office desk, everything is coming along nicely. I do, however have some questions about bias lighting. Currently, my bias lighting setup looks like this, I've gotten compliments about this setup, although it is in reality just an office desk lamp shining on drapes behind the display. I don't think that's a bad solution, but the one thing which bugs me is the color temperature. It's quite warm at 2700K. That's fine for bed as it helps me to relax but when it comes to work, the warmer color temperature does make it a bit tiring at times due to its moody nature. So I'm going to change it up, but I have a question; Which solution is better? 1) A set of 6500K LED strips that I attach to my monitor and plug into a USB port 2) A 6500K LED bulb with an E14 base for the desk lamp
  10. FPS in games halved after i hit my laptop

    Take it apart and see what's up. Sounds like quite the rage there.
  11. Show off your latest purchase!

    A friend my parents know of who sell office furniture. Told them I wanted an L-shaped desk and chose the size and color I wanted. Told me it might take 7-10 business days but ended up taking less. $135
  12. Pretty much. You'll have to understand how to set proper parameters. Though for me, the exposure slider in Auto mode usually resolves overexposure
  13. It’s just really funny how they think they are better qualified to talk about cameras than a guy who has had years of experience with photography and cinematography. It is also funny how they think manual mode instantly makes a camera great. Not so fast. If you’re taking bad photos in auto mode, you’ll take bad photos in manual mode.
  14. Super chuffed at how my new setup is going along


  15. Not gonna lie, I do actually want one. But I don’t work in the creative industry, so I don’t see why I would justify owning one