I want to apologize for the long gap in posting on GadgetBond. Unfortunately, my laptop stopped functioning on April 29th, 2023 due to a motherboard issue. As a result, I have been unable to publish new content, including coverage of the recent Google I/O event that took place on May 10th, 2023.
I understand that this is inconvenient for you, and I want to assure you that I am doing everything in my power to get the issue resolved as soon as possible. I took my laptop to a repair shop, but unfortunately, the repair process is taking longer than expected. I am eagerly waiting for the day when I can start publishing again on GadgetBond.
In the meantime, I would like to recommend some of my existing articles on hot topics such as AI, Twitter, Elon Musk, and other tech-related topics. I hope that these articles will keep you informed until I am able to start publishing new content.
Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay in posting, and I appreciate your understanding during this time. Thank you for your continued support of GadgetBond, and I look forward to providing you with fresh content as soon as possible.
Thank you,Shubham Sawarkar (Owner & Founder)
Update May 17th, 2023, 5:15 pm UTC: It has been 19 days since my laptop encountered a motherboard issue, and I wanted to provide you with an update on the current situation. As of today, May 17th, 2023, I regret to inform you that I still haven’t received my laptop back from the repair shop. The repair process is taking longer than anticipated, and I apologize for the continued delay in publishing new content.
However, I have found an alternative solution to continue delivering articles on GadgetBond. I approached my neighbor and asked for their permission to use their computer temporarily until I receive positive updates about my laptop’s condition. They kindly agreed to let me keep their computer in my house for a few more days. While this is a temporary arrangement, it allows me to resume publishing articles on GadgetBond.
I must be honest with you; my neighbor’s computer is not ideal for handling the workload I’m accustomed to on my high-configured laptop. It has its limitations, and I can’t guarantee the same level of efficiency and timeliness in my article postings. There may still be occasional gaps between articles as I adapt to this new setup.
During this period, I want to draw your attention to some important events and developments in the tech world that occurred while I was unable to publish. Firstly, I recommend checking out the recap of this year’s Google I/O event. Although I couldn’t attend (I mean virtually/online), I managed to write an article about the key highlights and announcements from the event using my neighbor’s computer. Additionally, I also covered the news of Elon Musk announces Linda Yaccarino as the new Twitter CEO. Despite the challenges, I made sure to provide you with insights and analysis on these significant topics.
Please bear with me as I navigate this temporary situation. I am working diligently to get my laptop repaired and return to my regular publishing schedule as soon as possible. In the meantime, I appreciate your understanding and continued support.
To stay up to date with the latest articles, be sure to visit GadgetBond regularly. Thank you for your patience, and I apologize once again for any inconvenience caused during this unexpected gap.
One last update July 2nd, 2023, 1:39 pm UTC: It has been approximately 35 days since my laptop encountered a motherboard issue, and I wanted to provide you with a final update on the current situation. I have two significant updates to share with you today, and it’s important that you know that this will be the last update regarding this matter.
Firstly, I am sharing a difficult decision I had to make. I received my laptop back from the repair shop yesterday (July 1st, 2023). However, after careful consideration, I have chosen not to replace the motherboard. The cost of the replacement, which amounts to nearly half the price of the laptop, is not a viable option for me. Therefore, I have made the decision to invest in a new laptop. I am currently in the process of actively searching for a suitable replacement, and finding the perfect laptop that meets my requirements is now my priority.
In my quest for a new laptop, my focus remains on performance for high-end tasks, lightweight design, and long battery life. Given my circumstances, performance and battery life are crucial factors for me, as I often experience power outages in my village that can last for several hours. I require a laptop that can sustain extended work periods without being tethered to a power source. After careful consideration, the 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro chip emerges as the ideal choice. The base model, priced at $1,999, boasts a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 16GB of unified memory, and 512GB of SSD storage. This configuration should be sufficient for my work, as I primarily focus on single-task workflows. For those interested in video editing, upgrading to 32GB of memory (total cost goes $2,399) may be a suitable option, though it is not part of my immediate plans.
(Pro tip: Mac users can run any Windows operating system on their Mac desktop or laptop using Parallels Desktop software. You can learn more about this software here.)
If I decide to opt for a Windows-based laptop, I have narrowed down my choices to the LG gram series and the Dell XPS series. Both offer premium aesthetics, lightweight portability, and powerful performance. While the Dell XPS series captivates with its InfinityEdge display and the option for an OLED panel, the cost is considerably higher, making the MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″ a more appealing choice. The LG gram series, weighing under 1kg even when fully loaded with performance features, has captured my attention as a beloved option.
Moving on to the second update, I will continue using my neighbor’s computer until I make a final decision and purchase a new laptop. It is worth noting that the computer I borrowed is a low-end desktop PC that struggles to handle even three Chrome tabs. If I attempt to work with a fourth tab, one of the existing tabs may have to reload due to limited RAM (only 2GB). Additionally, as mentioned before, power outages in my village pose a challenge. Imagine researching or writing an article, and suddenly, the lights go out. It’s a frustrating situation where all progress can be lost in an instant. Furthermore, repeated power failures can potentially lead to hardware damage, such as a damaged hard disk.
With this final update, I want to assure you that I am committed to producing new content on GadgetBond despite these hurdles. However, please understand that the process may be slower and less consistent due to the limitations I am currently facing. Rest assured, I will make every effort to deliver valuable articles and insights to you.
Thank you for your unwavering support and understanding throughout this challenging period. Your patience and loyalty are greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me here, you can also support me here.