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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



 
GeneralIt Depends, If you are Talking latop or desktop Pin
ledtech325-Feb-16 13:14
ledtech325-Feb-16 13:14 
General"Buy" a New Machine? Pin
Roger Wright24-Feb-16 8:27
professionalRoger Wright24-Feb-16 8:27 
GeneralRe: "Buy" a New Machine? Pin
Richard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:13
professionalRichard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:13 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
25-Feb-16 8:02
professionalN_tro_P25-Feb-16 8:02 
GeneralDepends Upon What I'm Looking For Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:42
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:42 
GeneralA New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:28
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:28 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Nish Nishant23-Feb-16 5:58
sitebuilderNish Nishant23-Feb-16 5:58 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:14
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:14 
Well, I bought 16GB from Dell, and ONE SSD (256GB)
But it was still > 3,000 back in the day!
I added the other 16GB immediately.

Once I realized how fast the SSDs were, I moved to 512, then to 1GB.
I use them as my ANNUAL Backups. Literally clone the drives to larger drives,
and set them aside.

Once you go SSD you can't go back!

But still, consider 80hrs of moving/installing software, finding licenses, etc.
at even $100/hr that's DOUBLE the price of the computer! Not worth the downtime.

But it is a SWEET machine. Newegg sells refurbs that only go to 16GB for about $650.00
which is a bargain. I have a spare sitting on a shelf. It is about the same price to
have DELL support for 3 more years. Hmmm.

I just looked at the 2TB SSD. Probably by June/August the price will be ~ $500. I will
replace my D: drive and double its storage. It has 20% free space now. If I really needed it,
I would by it now, but $863 is like the price of my 1TB when I first bought it! LOL.

GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Nish Nishant23-Feb-16 6:16
sitebuilderNish Nishant23-Feb-16 6:16 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:59
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 6:59 
GeneralRe: A New Machine: Move the VMs over Add Email & Office. We are basically done. Pin
Nish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:02
sitebuilderNish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:02 
GeneralLaptops vs desktops Pin
Nish Nishant23-Feb-16 4:07
sitebuilderNish Nishant23-Feb-16 4:07 
GeneralRe: Laptops vs desktops Pin
adriancs23-Feb-16 19:52
mvaadriancs23-Feb-16 19:52 
GeneralRe: Laptops vs desktops Pin
Nish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:01
sitebuilderNish Nishant24-Feb-16 6:01 
GeneralRe: Laptops vs desktops Pin
Richard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:20
professionalRichard Andrew x6424-Feb-16 12:20 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
25-Feb-16 8:12
professionalN_tro_P25-Feb-16 8:12 
GeneralNone of the above Pin
Jason Hutchinson23-Feb-16 2:59
professionalJason Hutchinson23-Feb-16 2:59 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
TNCaver23-Feb-16 6:53
TNCaver23-Feb-16 6:53 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
Weylyn Cadwell24-Feb-16 6:44
Weylyn Cadwell24-Feb-16 6:44 
GeneralRe: None of the above Pin
Marc Clifton25-Feb-16 2:49
mvaMarc Clifton25-Feb-16 2:49 
GeneralI grovel at the feet of my masters Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Feb-16 0:47
Gary Wheeler23-Feb-16 0:47 
GeneralDepends... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter22-Feb-16 23:08
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter22-Feb-16 23:08 
GeneralDepends... Pin
Maciej Los22-Feb-16 9:28
mveMaciej Los22-Feb-16 9:28 
GeneralI buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine. Pin
Ron Anders22-Feb-16 7:32
Ron Anders22-Feb-16 7:32 
GeneralRe: I buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine. Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:43
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:43 

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