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Old 03-12-2002, 09:31 AM   #1
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I forget if we've done this before, but this thread will be to tell everyone about your computer system.

Right now I'm running....
Win98, PII 350MHz, 128MB RAM, 16" monitor, 52X CD-ROM, 6GB HDD, canon inkjet printer, cheap mouse & keyboard

In a few weeks, I'm getting...
WinXP, P4 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR RAM, 19" monitor, 16x40 DVD-ROM, 24x10x40 CD-RW, 60GB HDD, Asus MoBo, Asus 64MB DDR vid-out video card, brother laser printer, optical wireless mouse & internet keyboard


What about everyone else?
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:19 AM   #2
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1.3 Ghz P4
Win2K Professional SP2
40 GB HDD @ 7200 RPM
256 MB RDRAM PC600
19" Flat CRT Trinitron
24x/10x/40x CD-RW
CD/DVD Player
32 MB GeForce 2 MX with TV-out
Cordless Logitech mouse + keyboard
Lexmark laser printer
Logitech Quickcam
Altec Lancing surround-sound speakers

Nice system, Lee. It's a little up on mine, but considering mine is 9 months old, it's pretty good.
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Old 03-12-2002, 11:44 AM   #3
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Boy Lee, couldn't wait to tell'em about that one huh!
It's definitely a nice system.

Desktop
PIII 933mhz
256MB Ram
60 Gig HD
19" Samsung monitor
Nvidia TNT2 w/ TV-Out
DVD/CD
Windows XP Prof.
Altec speakers

Laptop - VAIO
PIII 600MHZ
15" TFT
128MB Ram
DVD/CD
12 gigs
External CD Burner

and all the other good stuff
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Old 03-12-2002, 06:03 PM   #4
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a piece of crap
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Old 03-12-2002, 06:21 PM   #5
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My system is a year and some months old but even then it wasn't the best. P.S.: Nice rig, Lee!


Pentium III 800MHZ
Windows 98
52X CD-ROM
Sony CD-RW (Max Speed: ?)
TTX 17.7" Monitor
128MB RAM (might get more)
nVidia TNT2
20 GB HD
Lexmark Z11 Deskjet Printer
Plustek P12 Flatbed Scanner
Microsoft IntelliPoint wireless mouse
HP Internet Keyboard
inland Speakers
SurfBoard SB4100 Cable Modem

That's about it. I didn't include my horribly useless microphone, which is a small square object with a round orifice in it, which is connected to the wire...

And NickHammy, how exactly a piece of crap??
Cause I had this beauty of a P166, no-name keyboard, Bubblejet printer, Microsoft Mouse, Win95, no-name speakers...
oh, so very lame!
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Can you feel the geek love?

I was thinking the same thing, Ravi.
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Old 03-12-2002, 06:55 PM   #7
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Thanks for the thumbs up on my new system -- I'll be sure to post a message in this thread once I get it all set up and running. That video card better be good -- it's $350 (CDN) !!! I'm also getting the Altec speakers that Ravi & Marc have.. not sure if it's the exact ones, but the same brand name, at least.

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Old 03-13-2002, 01:14 AM   #8
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Quote:
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a piece of crap
me too :goof:

actually, im on a laptop so these things dont really get too decked out...its got a DVD ROM, though, thats cool, right? :el:
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I'm not referring to you, defska17, but personally, I hate laptops. The only people who should be using them are businessmen who hafta make presentations with them and are on the road all the time. It makes no sense for anyone else -- be it a student or whatever -- to use one... they're really unreliable, almost impossible to upgrade, and the battery time you have decreases little by little after every recharge.
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I've got 2 of them...

Cleaned out old Gateway
P1 166 w/ 40gb h/d
64mb Ram
And not much else but it's runnign beter than the newer one I'm about to list.


New one:
Micron (Don't get, stick with Dell, Gateway, or HP)
AMD 1ghz
128mb RAM (gonna get more)
CD Burner, DVD ROM
40gb 7200 h/d
17 inch monitor on both at the highest reolution possible, I like lots of monitor space)
Altec Speakers

Both comps are running Win2000professional
And I"m installing FoxServ on the old one so I can test web pages out on it locally.

I'm hoping to eventually get a MacG4 w/ Final Cut Pro so I can do good video editing from home. Right now I have Adobe Premier 6 but it hasn't worked since I put Win2000 on it. That's about all Macs are god for is photo and video
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i got mine as a graduation gift, and honestly, i do take it around a lot. i took it with me on a trip we took last summer, i can do homework assignments on it at school or take it outside. for me, its just more convinient.

im not really a big computer person so, personally, its not as big of a deal that i cant upgrade it down the line or what not because by the time this system because near obsolete, ill be out of, or almost out of, college and should be able to purchase a desktop comp.

i can understand how some people would hate laptops. but, i really only use it for homework and the internet. and any games or other programs i put on it are very simple basic games that dont need a big system. we do have 2 desktop computers in this house that i have access to if i need a better system...
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Lee, no offense, but I don't think you would know the benefits of a laptop unless you had one. Considering most of Uni students (here at least) aren't from London, it's a big hassle to be moving your things back and forth each summer time, so usually they don't. With a laptop, it's easy to transport back and forth. For those who take weekend trips home, or leave for spring break, it's easy to take your work along with you on your desktop. I used it alot last semester in the library, I like the flexibility that it provides.

Yes, transporting it via some media is possible but then you have to worry about software issues (ie will the computer you're going to be using have everything you need). I've used a laptop for the last 4 years, and the only reason I got a desktop is because the extra 4 inches on the monitor is a big plus when programming (and the ability to change my res to something higher then 1024 by 768).

My laptop is as or more stable than my desktop, so I'm not sure what you're basing your 'reliability' statements on! I wouldn't trade my laptop for anything!
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I don't own one, but I think it's pretty practical, providing you can get Internet access (usually from cell phones). It just strikes me as useful to carry around information and just sit down and check stuff out on the Net, type up some stuff, play some Solitaire (Uuuggh!). My uncle has a pretty fast laptop, uses it for ventilation manipulation progs. I like his comp, but the batteries don't last very long, unfortunately.
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Ya, OK -- so Ravi, you made some good points but still.. I'd never get one. For me it just makes no sense, and a lot of people that think they need one actually don't and it turns out to be more of a hassle. The thing I hate most about laptops are the prices (same system specs. that you could get for a desktop are a lot more $$) and the battery thing.
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Yes, the battery "thing". And the prices too... those are really too expensive. Just because you can cram everything into something as thick as the book [I]Everything Men Know About Women[I/] doesn't mean you have to show it off by selling it at exorbitant prices. Well, does it? Does it, O Mirror?
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