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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Cwazywazy

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    Some of the Elite 8000s (Small desktops) are still around with C2D E7500s. Exact same model as the one I have. No relation. *Whistles*

    Most of the small desktops now are HP Elite whatevers with (4th gen?) i5s and widescreen monitors rather than 4:3s. Then the only computers I actually have to use anymore are the classroom of workstations with pretty good (2nd gen?) i5s and Quadros with 1080p screens. Good enough for Minecraft, Unturned, Minesweeper, etc. All the kids have Chromebooks (Dell Chromebook 11s) which are crappy. Some of the kids put Linux on them but I don't even use mine. I just bring my E4310.

    The desktops don't get used that often anymore, but the older ones before the Chromebooks got abused. The belts were taken out of the CD drives, stuff stuffed in, (Once I found a muffin. Another time I found a wrecked Palm Pre.) pencil marks on the screens, etc. I always hated having to use the HP laptop cart because they always had the keyboard pointer taken off (Which I preferred over the crappy touchpad) and had god awful performance/connection to the server. (First gen i5 540m with Intel GPU.) A lot of them didn't even have the screen set to the right resolution which you couldn't change.
     
  2. Funky7Monkey

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    I'm not allowed to bring/use a laptop. So when I need to do work on a computer, I am forced to use the school computers. Most of which have i3's with 8GB RAM. The "workstations" if you can call them that, are either i5-4460 with Radeon 8700-series (for Sci Vis (3d modeling and photoshop stuff)) or i7-4771 with FirePros (CAD).
     
  3. Bubbleawsome

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    Yeah, GCN compute and 8GB VRAM for some of the simulations they run. Only one lab has them.
     
  4. Googlefluff

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    Contrary to most people here, my high school (I graduated this year) used entirely IBM products that rarely had problems, as far as I could tell. This may be due to the highly competent IT teacher who always knew exactly what hardware and software was most needed for each class.
     
  5. Funky7Monkey

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    IBM doesn't make much anymore. At least not that would be useful for a school.
     
  6. Whippy

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    Guess what I paid...
    FREE!

    No, I did not pirate the game, my friend who is family sharing with me bought it today so I'm downloading it while I'm at music lessons :3
     
  7. Whippy

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    Also, I don't know about you, but the school gives us laptops to use and take home! and we also get to keep them after we leave school too! I've had mine since year 9 and now I'm finishing up year 11, so its had some adventures with me, but its rocking on like a tank, its not fast tho, its 4gb ram, celeron 1.5GHZ laptop, but it was a smart choice, it can do word fine, search the web and watch youtube without lag (Unless you have a 4+ tabs open then it slows down) and annoyingly, even tho this laptop is really light on power, I only get 4 - 6 hours out of it on normal use, 7 max, min 3.

    Its restricted, but its usable, websites are only blocked at school (before it was coded into the OS) and the fact that I'm getting it after school is still neat, I mean, I'll take a free laptop that is still works and is fine, it runs windows 7.

    Once I leave school, I'll upgrade the ram and see if I can get a bigger battery, the lag while using chrome tho kills me, but back with IE it used to freeze for 30 seconds before a youtube video would start :p
     
  8. Cwazywazy

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    An SSD is one of the best upgrades for a cheap laptop.
     
  9. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Nothing better than knowing than knowing people have your back

    Except spooning, especially with one of those people.
     
  10. aljowen

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    My secondary school had enterprise grade wifi covering the whole school allowing students to bring their own devices but mainly focused towards ipads, Intel I3's in all of the IT computers and Intel I5's with 8gb of RAM and 1080p screens in the music tech computers. The teachers podium computers were lower spec since they get the last gen IT PC's. Then Google Drive was used for all work related stuff. They also had mac book pro's for students to take out on loan to do school work. I think they worked on something like a 3-4 year refresh cycle for computers.

    Then at uni the IT computers are fairly high end and all have gtx750ti's in them, one room has all 1080p monitors the other two have 27" 1440p monitors (and a handful of mac's in one of the rooms). Although i believe this setup is fairly standard for a university IT department.

    Also, this is pretty cool:


    Oh, and take two are apparently being scumbags. Some people are trying to make a mod that will allow for a non-rockstar based multiplayer in GTA5, where players can host private servers etc. But take two are trying to shut them down.
    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/...two-sent-private-investigators-to-their-home/
     
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  11. SixSixSevenSeven

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    We're running quadro + xeon with 8gb RAM on 1440p displays
     
  12. redrobin

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    At my school, we mainly use those little Lenovo net-top computers with 4gb ram and a Core i3 low power unit. In the Engineering classroom (where I'll spend most of my school year) they use towers with Core i5's and gtx750ti's (AutoDesk Inventor isn't all that performance heavy). They run decently well. In the Computer Programming classroom (where I'll spend next semester for virtual reality) they use Core i7 3770(non-k) and Radeon 8000 series graphics (Blender is used there, that's slightly more intensive). I once tried playing Beam on one of the programming computers, those 8000 series GPU's are gutless, it ran about as well as my laptop with the quad core Pentium and integrated graphics ran.
     
  13. pickle330

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    My school has a laptop program. We get Acer Travelmates, which are actually pretty nice. They have 8GB of ram, i5's that run at 2.5GHz (don't remember the specific model), and they also have a fancy adobe suite, with photoshop, premiere elements 11, and a whole bunch more of expensive adobe software. (I believe it's the CS5 suite.)

    Sadly, my brother and I are probably 2 of the 5 people in our school that might use this software... (Except the media arts classes, which probably only use PS.)

    And we have to pay close to $300/year... At the end we can take them though (for a smaller fee I think), and all restrictions are removed, etc. If the software is removed from the computer, then there's no way I'm keeping mine, I'll just get a new laptop that won't be outdated if I need one in the future.
     
  14. redrobin

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    We used to use Lenovo T500's at my school. They were junk with 4 gb ram and a slower Core 2 Duo. They all had bad screens and took forever to boot. They replaced them with those stupid Chromebooks. Good thing that my school lets you bring your own computer, so I carry my iPad with me.
     
  15. pickle330

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    My school's connected with a middle school, and now the middle school students can bring chromebooks. Which also means they're stuck with chromebooks when they come up to the highschool. Too bad for them.
     
  16. Potato

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    Cops raid Georgia Man's house
    Lol.
    What a waste of resources.
    "Whether this was a cannabis plant or not, the very idea of sending in heavily armed militarized police to kidnap and cage a person for cultivating a plant, is criminal."
    That's the south for you. I'm honestly getting tired tired of the ignorant and behind-the-times way of life of the "good 'ol" conservative southeastern U.S.
    I wanna move to Colorado or Wyoming or something. New England still sucks though, progressive or not. Sorry.
     
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  17. redrobin

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    I just drove by 2 Ferrari 458's parked next to each other. Sweet.

    EDIT: Pics or it didn't happen:

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  18. Whippy

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    I guess thats the trade off with our school, yeah our laptops are slow and outdated, but I have paid 0 pennies to use this laptop over the 3 year I've had it, and we get to keep it for free with the restrictions being removed!
     
  19. TYLERTJ

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    Upgrading soon... Will this get 30fps maxed graphics?
     
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