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How do you upgrade your tools of trade?

Survey period: 22 Feb 2016 to 29 Feb 2016

What do you do when your computer just doesn't cut it anymore?

OptionVotes% 
I buy a new machine42337.53
I buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine343.02
I upgrade as much as I can19016.86
I upgrade the minimum necessary to get the performance I need16714.82
I try cleaning my machine (remove software, upgrade OS etc)14612.95
Nothing. I live with it464.08
Depends / None of the above12110.74



 
GeneralDepends Pin
OriginalGriff21-Feb-16 22:25
mveOriginalGriff21-Feb-16 22:25 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
Franc Morales21-Feb-16 23:36
Franc Morales21-Feb-16 23:36 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
#realJSOP22-Feb-16 1:44
professional#realJSOP22-Feb-16 1:44 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
OriginalGriff22-Feb-16 1:59
mveOriginalGriff22-Feb-16 1:59 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
  Forogar  22-Feb-16 5:39
professional  Forogar  22-Feb-16 5:39 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:50
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:50 
GeneralI buy a new machine Pin
Beginner Luck21-Feb-16 21:34
professionalBeginner Luck21-Feb-16 21:34 
GeneralWhen I upgrade, I do it all the way Pin
AlexCode21-Feb-16 21:16
professionalAlexCode21-Feb-16 21:16 
It's not normal for me to have a tower-based PC's; I usually have powerful laptops.
I can even have two laptops, the powerful brick and the ultrathin (but still powerful).

Regarding the specs, I either buy the top notch from the beginning or once I need to upgrade it, I'll go for the maximum it can handle.
On laptops makes my life much easier, I can only upgrade memory and disc, so it's kind of a no-brainer.
I just make sure that the laptop I buy has or supports, at least, 16Gb of RAM and has an SSD.

Right know I'm working on an almost 4-year-old DELL laptop that was upgraded last year to those 16Gb and SSD, it looks like a new machine Smile | :)

BTW, why the "at least" 16Gb you may ask.
I often work in VMs instead of directly with the machine OS. These VMs can sometimes be some heavy SharePoint server beasts, where actually 32Gb would do wonders Smile | :)

General2 phase upgrade Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)21-Feb-16 19:45
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)21-Feb-16 19:45 
GeneralI'm still building my own PC. Pin
Ryan Scott White21-Feb-16 18:39
professionalRyan Scott White21-Feb-16 18:39 
GeneralRe: I'm still building my own PC. Pin
Scott Serl22-Feb-16 5:57
Scott Serl22-Feb-16 5:57 

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