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Windows 7: Should I Buy a desktop or a laptop? Should I really upgrade now?

02 Oct 2013   #21
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It seems like a lot now, but in 1999 laptop prices started at that & went up to $3k. I paid $2100 for a PentiumII-333. Still have it, hard to throw it away given the price paid. It can run Win2k but is too slow for WinXP even with 544MB RAM.


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03 Oct 2013   #22
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Hehehe. But we aren't on 1999.

Hahaha. It's hard to believe that you paid that much for one device that nowadays it's completely useless
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03 Oct 2013   #23
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

That's what is great about technology. I paid $2500 for my first computer in 1984, the phone I carry in my pocket is far more powerful and capable with faster processor, better graphics/video, more RAM and more storage. Electronic devices seem to get smaller, faster and better every year while the price keeps falling.

I shudder to think of all the $$$$$s I spent on technology over the years (since the 70's) that is now completely obsolete.
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03 Oct 2013   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

A Desktop, you can`t tinker with a laptop to much.

Unless it`s memory as the prices keep going up, up, up and away.
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03 Oct 2013   #25
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 

I would upgrade the computer. I myself are considering building a new desktop compter from scratch still deciding on a new motherboard myself want to build one for gaming with the best graphics my laptop jst don't cut it lol.
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03 Oct 2013   #26
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Quite a few members have an Asus Sabertooth Z77 or Z87. And they like it.
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03 Oct 2013   #27
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quite a few members have an Asus Sabertooth Z77 or Z87. And they like it.
this is a post I made about a motherboard I was thinking of getting whats your opinion check out the link provided and post your opinion there

motherboard FM2A85X-ITX views ?
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10 Oct 2013   #28
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Hmm, about the Sabertooh.... Would that AMD be future proof for at least a couple of years?
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27 Oct 2013   #29
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

I've decided going on the mobile spectrum. I need to recognize that I, unfortunately move a lot, and with lots of stuff to many places. I believe something slim ala G60, M1771-2, could do the job.

What do you people think?
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27 Oct 2013   #30
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

How often do you move? I have a very difficult time recommending a laptop for serious PC usage. Yes, there are some out there that will do it, but you will pay twice as much(or more) for a mobile product that has that kind of power than a desktop equivalent. Also, you can get pretty serious hardware in a pretty small package these days.
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