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Poll: How many functional computers do you have at home?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / July 27, 2007 4:15 AM PDT

-- Just one (What brand and type?)
-- Two (What brand and type?)
-- Three (What brand and type?)
-- Four (What brand and type?)
-- Five (What brand and type?)
-- Six to 10 (Can we come over and have a LAN party at your house?)
-- More than 10 (Wow! Why so many?)
-- None (Whose computer are you using to vote?)

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I have four....
by GinoShea / July 27, 2007 6:33 AM PDT

Two I put together myself; a Gateway notebook and an HP desktop....

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We have 2 trouble free desktops.
by arnold88 / July 28, 2007 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I have four....

Homebuilt, as recommended by professionals. Our primary unit is built on an Intel 865 mobo with P4 3Ghz cpu running 2 Gigs of DDR-3200 RAM into 2 SATA 80 G-byte hard drives. Room for expansion with a 550W power supply. Software is Windows XP-Pro, and Office 2003 Pro.
Unit #2 is an ASUS Slot 1 mobo with a Power-Leap P3 1.3 Ghz cpu and 1 G-byte of PC-133 RAM into a 40 G-byte HD. Windows XP pro and Works Suite. Simplicity is the key.
NO shovelware on these!!

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OOps I didn't see the trouble Free part.
by Ralphdb / July 28, 2007 3:06 AM PDT

This one is a 1999 home built Intel Mb with a slot one 500 mhz Intel cpu. It has a Voodoo 3000 video Card. works great .

I also have a home built MSI 875P Neo FISR , Pent. 4 3.0 Built in 2003. It quit on me last week with a loud pop when I pushed the Start button. Notice Pc power & cooling PSU had something ozing out of a Cap.. Well I installed a new psu. Nothing happened . no beeps no nothing I reset the cmos with every thing on my desk top using only graphics card and Memory. nothing is smoked on the board or other parts. paid nine times as much for this computer and it quit in half the time. so money don't buy happiness.. Intel 99 paid $250. 03 Msi paid $2600.

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Computer that I have.
by ezymel / July 27, 2007 12:04 PM PDT

I generally build my own computers as I have control over it. I know what hardware to install and never had a problem with it. The other computer is a used Micron which works pretty well and game to my wife.

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my one and only is going great
by pannew / August 13, 2007 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Computer that I have.

My puter is a Gateway and I think it is the cadillac of all puters

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Acer wants to buy them
by pfred / September 1, 2007 6:26 AM PDT

Acer, who I'd thought was an OEM, looks to purchase gateway and eMachines.

I am not sure I'd be comfortable using one of their boxes.

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to acer who wants to buy my gateway
by pannew / September 8, 2007 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Acer wants to buy them

No one has ever turned down a deal if the price is right. Pannew

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by rizwanthedon / January 2, 2010 11:33 PM PST

bro u have no idea about my computer, its an imac 21.5" i jus bought n this is da daada of all putars in da hood lol

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Poll: How many functional computers do you have at home?
by oliverrp / July 27, 2007 12:10 PM PDT

2 - One Toshiba laptop and one self-built desktop.

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How many functional computers do I have at home?
by taztweety02 / July 29, 2007 2:17 PM PDT

I have 2 One is a Hp and the other is an E-machine

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I have three computers.
by tmadrk / July 27, 2007 12:21 PM PDT

A Gateway 700X and a Toshiba Laptop. The third computer is a custom built Gateway. One that I tore the guts out of keeping just the motherboard and RAM. I replaced everything else to suit me and it is still my main computer that I use for everything.

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by Abionca / July 27, 2007 12:37 PM PDT

I have a HP desktop, which has been working well for 4 yrs. And a Alienware laptop I have had for 2yrs now. Both are doing mmmkay!


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I have a desktop that was custom built and a dell inspiron 1300 laptop

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I have 2 desktops and a laptop....
by davetron / July 27, 2007 12:41 PM PDT

I have an Emachines 1.3 Ghz P4, a Compaq AMD Athalon 3000+ and an HP laptop 1.8 GHZ Celeron

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Four computers...
by kungming2 / July 27, 2007 12:52 PM PDT

Three laptops and one desktop:

1) Sotec Windows 98 laptop - still functional, but the CD drive and floppy drive no longer works, and there is no Ethernet access to the internet.

2) eMachines desktop - upgraded to 1GB of RAM and 460GB of internal storage.

3) Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop - received as a scholarship gift.

4) Apple MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo - current flagship and amazingly beautiful work of art.

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by poopingfish / February 13, 2008 3:33 AM PST
In reply to: Four computers...

Ive got 4, and an old AMD K7 thats in need of a new mobo.
1-E6400 2gb ram conroe and an 8800GTX
2-AMD 4000+ 1gb ram and 7950gt SC
3-3,3ghz Celly with 1gb ram and x1600pro GPU
4-T5300 conroe 2gb ram 7600go HP laptop

The celeron runs a web and FTP as well as game servers. Conroe is for 3D design and desktop work, laptop is for fun and AMD is the one my mom and friends use.

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Four here
by kq6ea / July 27, 2007 12:55 PM PDT

I have two HP Vectra 420's that have been "hot rodded" with the fastest cpu available, maxed out on memory, and large drives, a high-end machine I built for audio/video editing, and my trusty HP laptop. I generally use just one at a time, but have been known to have all 4 up at once.

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(NT) Ive Got 6
by nickvanbeek / September 6, 2007 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Four here
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I have 7
by Bullseyestrat / July 27, 2007 12:57 PM PDT

I'll start at the bottom in order from slowest to fastest

386 Packard Bell complete system with oversized keyboard lol with 4mb of ram and I think a 30mb hdd lol

Compaq CDS 524 All in one PC with a blazing fast 486sx haha. It has 16mb of ram and a 1.7gb hdd

Compaq Presario 4112 with a 120mhz Pentium with 16mb of ram and a 1.6gb hdd

Compaq Deskpro EN with a 400mhz Pentium 2 with 384mb of ram and a 60gb hdd

A custom built tower with a AMD Duron 1ghz and 512mb of sdram. There's no hard drive in it at the moment though.

Custom built PC with a socket 754 Athlon 64 3000+, 1.5gb DDR400 ram, 30gb hd, ATI Radeon 128mb 9550 card.

And my everyday computer. A custom built AMD Athlon 64X2 4200+ with 2gb of DDR2667 ram, 2 hhd's (1 80gb and 250gb SATA), and a ATI x1300 256mb agp card.

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by robertmro / July 27, 2007 1:02 PM PDT

MacBook Pro for me.

Dell Inspirson notebook for my wife, though she would really prefer to switch to Mac.

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by skizz / July 27, 2007 1:09 PM PDT

Compaq Presario 5000 and a emachine T3410 with some upgrades.

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by jollyjo18 / July 27, 2007 1:10 PM PDT

1 i build myself, a dell laptop, a macbook, a four dell desktops, oh yes another dell laptop, and i got a buddies computer i'm fixing here as well. Also a dell desktop. :-). only 5 of these actually run windows at all. One mac, and the rest are Ubuntu linux :-).

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We have 4 or 5
by annemlucas / July 31, 2007 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Hah

We have 3 Dell desktops an HP lap top and soon to be a built myself dell xpa

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by annemlucas / July 31, 2007 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: We have 4 or 5

Dell XPS

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How many functional computers?
by Geeky1 / July 27, 2007 1:13 PM PDT

-C2D E6600 / 2GB RAM / 6800GT (self built)
-2x 1.4GHz PIII-S / 512MB RAM / R9000 (self built)
-AXP 2600m @ 2.5GHz / 1GB RAM / GeForce 4MX420 Go prototype/engineering sample (built on a GeForce 4 Ti PCB, has 64mb of RAM) (self built)
-2x 533 G4 / 1.5GB RAM / Flashed PC R9600 Pro (self built- modded into a PC case, runs an ATX PS + 24v PS; all hardware except the logic board and CPU card is PC based and has been modified as necessary to work in a Mac)
-4x P2 Xeon 450GHz / 4GB RAM (32x 128mb ECC EDO) / FX5200 PCI (AMI Goliath)
-P3 (800MHz) / 256MB RAM / Matrox G200 (HP Visualize workstation)
-Celeron 466 / 256MB RAM / ATi integrated somethingorother (eMachines mobo, no longer in an eMachines case; runs Smoothwall)
-G3 350MHz / 128MB RAM / ATi Rage 128 (Blue & White G3)
-G3 266MHz / 256MB RAM / ATi Rage Pro (G3 All-in-One)

-P4 3.4E / 1GB RAM / Radeon 9800m (Inspiron XPS Gen. 1)
-G3 266MHz / 128MB RAM / ATi Rage LT Pro (Powerbook G3 "PDQ")
-8088 4.77MHz / 128k RAM / Black & Green CRT (Compaq portable; don't laugh, it's a computer and it still works)

Those are just the ones that work... not the ones that are in pieces and in boxes and stuff that'll work as soon as I get around to putting them back together. >_>

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Just one laptop
by lilyluna / July 27, 2007 4:34 PM PDT

At home I have just one laptop. It's ASUS.
But I plan to buy one desktop (HP) after one or two years.

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I have 4 computers...
by khaecker / July 27, 2007 1:27 PM PDT

1 built one, 2 Thinkkpads, and 1 Toshiba laptop

Three have WXP and the Toshiba has W98.

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One - until i can afford another
by _sorrow_ / July 27, 2007 1:29 PM PDT

Hoping to build a new one by the end of the summer. Right now i'm well short of having money to spare, but with any luck i'll be collecting parts to build one come the fall.

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I have 6
by ChasCam580 / July 27, 2007 1:36 PM PDT

1 Dell desktop, 1 Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, 1 Medison Celebrity laptop, 2 Asus custom built PC's(1 is a media center desktop), 1 mini PC server for security camera's. All working and use by me and the family.

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Question about your medison celebrity
by wicksey / July 31, 2007 4:03 PM PDT
In reply to: I have 6

You say you have a medison celebrity laptop. I was just wanting to ask you if you thought the laptop was a good buy. Like, is it decent and seems reliable?

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