A walk down the store aisle and it’s obvious not all laptops are created equal: some are thinner, a few offer desktop power in a portable form factor, others just look cooler. Right now the hype meter is reading high with the newly released MacBook Airs, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other laptops to consider that share a slim form factor and powerful specs…
Just like video game consoles, DSLR cameras operate on a longer product life cycle than smaller, affordable point-and-shoot models. Some manufacturers will update models every 2 to 3 years, sticking to a staggered release schedule, allowing users to get the best that’s available if they purchase their tech at the right time. Since point-and-shoots cost less, people can and will update these more frequently than a DSLR.
Unlike computers, tablets and smart phones, video consoles can last you a long time. Some manufacturers have 10-year product cycles, while others tend to be more flexible. Exceptionally, some of these consoles initially cost more to produce than their initial MSRP. All of the consoles have been on the market for at least 5 years, and you’d expect them all to get ready to release their next generation gaming console.
Like many tech enthusiasts, it takes us forever to finally decide on what to buy. One most important factors when buying new tech is the product’s life cycle. While some people are more impulsive, we tend to buy our tech with cold hard cash, which always reminds us of how long we can use the new tech without having to upgrade. Today we cover some Apple and Mac products, but we’ll tackle Sony, Xbox, and other manufacturers next week.