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Asus is taking over my life

Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:49 am

I just noticed this morning t hat Asus is slowly taking over my mobile and home life.

I bought an Asus 8.0 S tablet back in December as an open-box item for a very good deal and haven't had any regrets.

Then...I got rid of that useless FitBit my wife bought me and ended up buying myself an Asus Zenwatch2.

Now I just bought a laptop on the weekend....an Asus X505BA to replace an 11 year-old Gateway laptop. The X505 was the only laptop in the price range that had a Type-C connection and the other specs that I liked. I paid $550 CDN for it.

Now I'm contemplating purchasing the Asus Lyra mesh networking setup to get better coverage throughout the house.

Anyone else experiencing this phenomenon? (not with Asus per say, but with any other manufacturer)
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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:03 am

Once a manufacturer proves themselves to you in a number of devices it is only natural for them to rise to the top of the list for next purchases.
 
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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:38 am

Objectively speaking, I think Apple is king of this.
 
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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:47 am

Arvald wrote:
Once a manufacturer proves themselves to you in a number of devices it is only natural for them to rise to the top of the list for next purchases.


Honestly, I don't even really like Asus stuff.... I much prefer HTC stuff or Sony stuff....but the Asus products are within my price range
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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:42 am

Same.

At one point I had an Asus router, an Asus tablet, most of the hardware in my computer was Asus and I was slowly pondering the take-over of my life by Asus.

However, I recently bought a new D-link AC router and a new Dell laptop so Asus influence over my life has diminished greatly in the past few months.
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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:53 am

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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:13 am

Not Asus but Samsung items that i currently own
1) Smart phone - (2 nos)
2) Air condition - (2 nos)
3) Refrigerator - (1 nos)
4) Sound system - ( 1 nos)
5) LED TV - (2 nos)
6) Keyboard - (1 nos)
7) Washing machine (1 nos)

I just realize, i have unknowingly purchased too many explosive items from Samsung. :lol:
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Re: Asus is taking over my life

Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:44 am

I have too much Samsung stuff.

Samsung TV
Samsung 5.1 system (matches the TV and takes advantage of the TV remote)
Samsung smartphone (lack of other decent options on my contract's hardware list)
Samsung SSDs (despite boycotting them for 3-4 years, nobody else makes SSDs as good right now)
Samsung monitor. (Actually not a Samsung panel, LOL)

It's a combination of good hardware and aggressive pricing.

I would have preferred an LG TV but the samsung was on sale for about 30% less than the LG.
I would have preferred a different 5.1 system but there are really convenient benefits to matching it with the TV.
I would have preferred a Pixel instead of an S7 Edge, but the S7 Edge was the best phone available on my contract.
I would have preferred to continue boycotting Samsung for their treatment of SSD customers with the 840 line, but nobody else matches their price/performance.
I would have preferred to buy an LG ultrawide Freesync monitor but the reviews of it were awful, so I got the Samsung which reviewed well.

Asus, Samsung, Apple - they are companies that are too big and greedy for their own good, and not without some seriously-dubious ethics that have frequented the news - However, their success is in part down to their intelligent sales/business/product strategy. It is not undeserved, or particularly surprising that we find these brands everywhere in our homes :)
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