February 11, 2017

HP 27vc LED Monitor Review

Picked up this HP 27vc LED on sale at $185 which I thought was a decent deal. This is a 27" monitor, but with more recent technology behind it, when compared to my trusty old Philips monitor (which is still running strong six years later). The only real practical downside (for me at least) is that there's no built-in speaker, and that it only has a 1-year warranty (reading my old review, I was surprised that my old Philips monitor had a 4-year warranty!).

The screen real estate compared to a 24" monitor, is noticeable I must say. It's a nice upgrade, but you get used to it really quick and the "delight" factor wears off quickly. It also does make it hard to go back to a 24" screen though.


December 17, 2016

Samsung LS24F350FHNXZA LED Monitor Review

Picked up this Samsung LED monitor on sale at $150 which I thought was a decent deal. This is a 24" monitor, but with more recent technology behind it, when compared to my trusty old Philips monitor (which is still running strong six years later). The only real practical downside (for me at least) is that there's no built-in speaker, and that it only has a 1-year warranty (reading my old review, I was surprised that my old Philips monitor had a 4-year warranty!)

In any case, the Samsung LS24F350FHNXZA monitor (who chooses these product names?) is thinner than a dime at the top, and gradually gets thicker towards the bottom. It's about 50% thinner than my old monitor, and almost half the weight (2.8 kg vs 5.0 kg without the stand). The image quality and colours do seem to be a step up compared to my old LCD monitor, however it's the blacks that are noticeably much better. Being an PLS (Plane Line Switching) LCD monitor this was expected in a monitor with six years newer tech. (Note: PLS is Samsung's proprietary display design, similar to IPS In-Plane Switching technology) The real test is whether this monitor will also stand the test of time. I guess we'll see!
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September 26, 2016

My Instagram Feed

Not posting much lately, just busy and will probably just stick to product reviews in the future if I ever get some new toys to play with. I'm finding it easy to Instagram my food photos, so I'll keep doing that and just put my feed on here.

June 03, 2016

Toronto: Harbin BBQ Restaurant Review

Was out in Toronto for a short trip and ended up trying a place called Harbin BBQ. Pretty casual place, something that I don't think is available in Montreal.

BBQ squid #chinese #restaurant #foodporn #food #scarborough #toronto

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March 15, 2016

Montreal: Bistro Isakaya Restaurant Review

Went to Bistro Isakaya recently for dinner, and it's not the same vibe or menu that you'd get at other popular isakaya places like Kinka Izakaya, Imadake or Kazu. It has a "mom and pop" type of feel and doesn't feel as cramped as some of the other popular isakaya options. Of course I took as many pictures as I could, trying to minimize the leaning over people, snapping pictures of other people's food (the things I do for this blog).

We all went for dinner plates and as the pictures imply...The food was great! Although if you are hungry, you'd definitely need to order an appetizer (or two, or three) and dessert to get your fill..Or maybe I felt that way because the food was good.
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