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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 
Sometimes a shiny new bare-bones machine. This is from the sweet-spot in the market - $250 or so, which stays pretty consistent over the years.

Recently, a few refurbs (my upscale laptop because new is too expensive, cheap-o for Mrs. Wife as it's just a browser/email/text-editor for her/A duel-core box w/Video card as a TV-Set server)

The last of these seemed to be the only way to get a cheap HDMI-ready video source for my living-room PC. I was looking at (new) CuBox-i4x4 but it seems to not be very available, and the new HDMI PC-sticks, but all had lousy O/S's (Intel's Linux stick is no longer available). The Refurbed Dell will also serve to turn the TV into a full-blown PC when I need it - like working from home whilst lazing in a recliner.

I tend to keep them a long time - most things I do don't require high horsepower (not a gamer for many a year, nor do I do video editing). The odd cleanup and they last a really long time. Upgrades rare as I usually do that to start so I can try to wear-out the extra RAM, etc.

Donations, however, will be cheerfully accepted in order that I might learn the error of my ways for not buying the latest and greatest.





"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error." - Weisert
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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 
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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