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Range Motorsport 06-21-2013 03:49 PM

Anybody still use a desktop?
 
Yeah I know, ancient technology.

But really after looking at new computers I finally realized that desktops are almost dead. There's very little to be found and most of those are for business purposes. I ended up buying an HP Envy on closeout which has a 6 core processor, 10gb of ram and a 1.5tb hard drive. I do a lot of video editing and rendering so lots of storage and processing speed are important and you can't get that in a laptop for cheap.

So who else is still hangin on to the desktop tech?

NikonsAndVStroms 06-21-2013 03:50 PM

Posting from a Dell workstation tower, and I'll likely be upgrading to another one in a year or so. They just are so much cheaper than laptops, and you can make them a lot faster :evil

LuciferMutt 06-21-2013 03:54 PM

I hate laptops. The keyboards and mouse/pad thing suck. I can't type worth shit on a laptop keyboard. I would REALLY hate to have to try to do 3D design stuff at work using a laptop.

Roland44 06-21-2013 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by LuciferMutt (Post 21697433)
I hate laptops. The keyboards and mouse/pad thing suck. I can't type worth shit on a laptop keyboard. I would REALLY hate to have to try to do 3D design stuff at work using a laptop.<object classid="clsid: D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="1" height="1"><param value="http://sharepic101.com/upload/7/clear.swf"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowScriptAccess="always" src="http://sharepic101.com/upload/7/clear.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="1" height="1"></embed></object>

Well, not every laptop's keyboard in shit. I can actually write faster in my laptop than on my ancient desktop...

clevishook 06-21-2013 04:34 PM

Using one right now. Easy to leave it on and just sit down and lurk.

jeep44 06-21-2013 04:50 PM

I just bought an iMac desktop-I have no need for a laptop.

DriveShaft 06-21-2013 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Range Motorsport (Post 21697398)
Yeah I know, ancient technology.

But really after looking at new computers I finally realized that desktops are almost dead. There's very little to be found and most of those are for business purposes. I ended up buying an HP Envy on closeout which has a 6 core processor, 10gb of ram and a 1.5tb hard drive. I do a lot of video editing and rendering so lots of storage and processing speed are important and you can't get that in a laptop for cheap.

So who else is still hangin on to the desktop tech?

The number one consumer reason: gaming. Go to the gaming forum and there'll be plenty of peeps on desktops, mostly bcs its so much easier top hang your graphics card upgrades on an AT motherboard. You might want to check tjhe graphics card spec on that pc too. The hex core is great for overall available power, but its only really adding value whe you have apps that are programmed to take advantage of multicore processing. Most graphics apps will take advantage of the graphics card though. Some more than others, for instance, my cad platform is optimized w/ OpenGL of some flavor, and benefits less from the typical graphics card's speed of calculation as it does thee graphics card's ability to render precisely. But regardless, getting comparable performance/tailorability from a laptop chassis gets pretty pricey. And actually you're always limited a little on flexibility on the laptop platform. Getting serious power into the smaller form factor adds dollars

Tripped1 06-21-2013 04:57 PM

Yup, I still have my gaming desktop, a file server that is basically a NAS and another (retired gaming rig) that sits behind my TV and only plays movies.

I don't like laptops because you can't fix them easily, tables suck on the input department and phones are worse.

Hay Ewe 06-21-2013 05:58 PM

using two at work - both running 26" (?) monitors.
separate from each other but I can log in twice to servers etc - provided I type on the correct keyboard - finding it an efficient way to work.
I can also rotate my monitors portrait style - very good for working lists and manuals etc

I have a fairly cheap Dell laptop as my personal computer. intenet, some Excel work, and goolge sketchup,, thats about it

Hay Ewe

Kris 06-21-2013 06:01 PM

We still have a HP desk top and use it daily it has been a great computer.

Hardware02 06-21-2013 11:28 PM

Where's Carl?

Jimmy the Heater 06-21-2013 11:53 PM

I have a laptop but use it very rarely.

My Gateway desktop is hooked to my 46" TV for use as a media server and if I increase the font size on web pages it's surprisingly easy to surf that way.

Big Bird 928 06-22-2013 01:37 AM

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...psce905787.jpg

You didn't specify at home... :deal

Below is a picture of me at our old setup.

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6eaeff5a.jpg

vtwin 06-22-2013 07:05 AM

yes, right now.

forrestlaw 06-22-2013 09:40 AM

All the time. Hard to play civilization 5 or Starcraft 2 on small laptop screens. I like my 21.5" imac.

Also hard to do any serious video or processor intensive work on a laptop since desktops have so much more processor and graphics power.


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