New Devices


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iPhone

MacBook Air

ARM-based instead of Intel-based or at least six cores. Retina and TrueTone might be nice.

Otherwise mine works just fine aside from the battery life being arse. The new low-profile keys have me really worried, and they seem to be doubling down on them.

  • 802.11ac (MU-MIMO1)
  • No ¤#!§% Touch Bar

TV

Monitor

  • 1440p144
  • 24”–27”
  • IPS
  • Adaptive Sync/HDMI 2.1 (certification Q3/Q4 2018)
  • HDR
    • Dynamic HDR
    • 1,000–10,000 nits (4,000 is Dolby Vision maximum and used for some games2)
  • <15ms latency
  • 100% DCI-P3
  • PWM-free

Receiver

  • HDR
  • HDMI 2.1 (VRR, eARC, QMS) (certification Q3/Q4 2018)
  • Chromecast

PC

Upgrade

New PC

  • DDR5 (2020+)
  • Motherboard
    • PCIe 4/5
    • Thunderbolt X
    • Optane support or equivalent

Router, switch, and access points

NAS

Keyboard

  • Numpad
  • ISO layout
  • Frameless
  • Cherry MX browns
  • Wireless with low latency
  • NKRO
  • Replaceable body
  • Wrist rest
    • Attachable directly or magnetically
  • Good font/blanks
  1. MU-MIMO in *ac only covers download (downlink); *ax covers upload (uplink), too. ↩︎ ↩︎2 ↩︎3 ↩︎4 ↩︎5

  2. Check out the Dolby Vision whitepaper (PDF).

    With the maximum Dolby Vision brightness of 4,000 nits using today’s monitor capabilities (ie DV HDR reference monitor, ed.) and up to 10,000 nits in the future, a content creator has the range to represent a sky that is truly bright and saturated, making it seem more natural.

    ↩︎ ↩︎2

  3. Should grow in multiples of 4TB for each storage upgrade cycle, aiming for 40TB pure MAMR by 2025 ↩︎