If you’ve got a small to medium-sized room you want to keep cool this summer, you should buy a LG LW8011ER 8000 BTU Air Conditioner. Priced at $259, it offers a great combination of features, a five-year warranty and enough power to easily cool a 225 − 350 square foot space with some people in it.
If you’ve got a medium to large sized space you want to drive the temperature down in, you should think about stepping up to a 12000 BTU unit like the LG LW1212ER 12000 BTU Air Conditioner. It’ll keep a space up to 550 square feet cool for $319.
Why am I recommending two different air conditioners to you? Well, air conditioning is a complicated technology. What I found over 15 hours of research, is that what works for one room or house may not be a good solution for another.
Apple just came out with some upgrades to their computers and gave the world a look at the new tricks that macs, iPhones and iPads will soon be able to do. It’s exciting to think about all the shiny new gear but here’s a sober look at what will make a difference in your life.
A new High Res Notebook: There’s a next generation 15-inch Macbook Pro that has a super high-resolution display that has more pixels than most 27-inch monitors. That is useful for working from the field and getting enough desktop space to fit lots of windows side by side, but I don’t know how readable that is going to be. It’s a 15-inch notebook that is about as thin as a Macbook air, weighs as much as a lot of 13-inch notebooks (4.6 pounds) and has no optical drive. It’s surprisingly not as expensive as I thought it would be at the $2200 starting price. But then I remembered it’s not 2002 and lots of solid laptops cost around a grand and change. Here’s the thing: Since it has got a lot of hardware built from the ground up, you should wait a few months to get one if you are really interested while they shake the bugs out. That’s it.
Right now is an awkward time to buy some kinds of electronics. The wise will wait on these types of things.
TVs, Home theater etc. Wait until when? Mid Year 2012 The 2012 TV lineups should all be reviewed by mid year. Wait until May if you can to see what Samsung’s Plasmas are like. For now, the Panasonic ST50 is better than last year’s bests, at the price of last year’s middle ground. The same kind of goes for blu-ray players and receivers, which haven’t been reviewed yet in 2012.
The iPhone: The new one only a few months away! If you think about it, the current model is only a variant on a design that is nearly 2 years old at this point. What’s another 5-6 months?