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    I'm so excited .. and I just can't hide it ..

    So, ok I turned the big 30 (well big ish) so I decided to treat myself to some new hardware ..

    BUT IT'S TAKING TOO LONG TO ARRIVE!! lol ..

    MacBook Pro 15" i7 with a few tweaks (couldn't really justify the extra £1k to get the 512GB SSD though .. think the wife probably is thinking of killing me enough having spent what I have on the MBP itself! lol)

    But also got a shiny Magic Mouse, which I quite like despite some reviews slating it here and there, and the other new toy I'm awaiting to arrive (when released) CS5 Master Suite ..

    Now I just need the lovely Mac Display to sit on my desk at home to plug into!

    Oh, and a new DSLR would be great too, but I'll leave that for a short while, else I won't make it to a year of being married me somehow thinks! lol ..

    Anyway, I just wanted to share that .. what new toys are other people buying at the moment .. anyone planning on getting the iPad (or been lucky enough to play on one or import one somehow? are they really worth all the hype?) .. I have to say I'm intrigued, but then the iPhone HD (or whatever they end up calling it) may be upon us soon enough from the looks of the Gizmodo escapades ..

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    I've been wanting to buy an SLR for a while and last week I finally did the the deed and ordered one!

    I opted for the Sony A550 DSLR-A550Y (DSLRA550Y) : Overview : Cameras & camcorders : Sony

    I've just had the call to say that its arrived so I get to have a play over the weekend

    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk View Post
    I've been wanting to buy an SLR for a while and last week I finally did the the deed and ordered one!

    I opted for the Sony A550 DSLR-A550Y (DSLRA550Y) : Overview : Cameras & camcorders : Sony

    I've just had the call to say that its arrived so I get to have a play over the weekend

    Ross
    You'll have to let us know what it's like. I've been a Canon Man to now, and though I love Sony Camcorders for capturing Video, I've never really looked at their DSLR range, but the 7FPS seems quite nice!

    I've been tempted by Nikons various ranges at the moment too. lol ..

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    Will gladly tell you how it goes

    The A550 got 89% in What Digital Camera's review. It been tempted by a Nikon D90 but couldn't justify spending all that money (getting married in Aug). There was a good deal on the Canon 450D with Jessops with twin lenses, lowepro bag and tripod. However, the 450D is about two years old now and the Sony is newer. My opposite number at Milford Haven Port Authority is a Canon man, he's recenyly upgraded to an EOS 50D. His pics are here: Flickr: AIex Brown's Photostream

    Ross

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    Well...i ordered one of These on ebay, and its coming tomorrow. and i am rather excited too!

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    i was looking at getting a hp slate but as that appears to no longer be a win 7 device im rethinking as slate that can be a full pc if needed sounds good a slate that runs some odd os dosent appeal at all. Other than that i want a volvo s40 but dont want to spend the cash to change cars esp after ive only had this car 18 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbird View Post
    Well...i ordered one of These on ebay, and its coming tomorrow. and i am rather excited too!
    Oooo nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk View Post
    Oooo nice...
    yeah....although thats quite not what the lady thinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbird View Post
    Well...i ordered one of These on ebay, and its coming tomorrow. and i am rather excited too!
    Ohhh very nice, how much that set you back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Ohhh very nice, how much that set you back?
    About £1500, pretty good value - seeing as I got loads of extras....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbird View Post
    yeah....although thats quite not what the lady thinks
    I have the same issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk View Post
    I have the same issue
    I just played the 'ol i will get you something nice for your birthday....card.

    Seemed to work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbird View Post
    About £1500, pretty good value - seeing as I got loads of extras....
    Not too bad for a camera like that then! Im a canon DSLR man :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Not too bad for a camera like that then! Im a canon DSLR man :-D
    Nah, I didn't think so - the batteries are £100 alone - each!
    so its all good...
    ...i wanna get into DSLR(ing) if thats what you crazy kids call it.
    any reccomendations ?


    (apologies if there is any Friday afternoon spelling/grammar)

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    i only like the idea of the ipad if it has the ability to remote desktop out to my windows 7 machine, essentially it will just be a windows 7 slate then.

    I did like the look of the HP slate as well but it look destined to suck!

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