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My Dell Aurora R3 from 2010 with a 4th
gen I7 running at 4.0GHz with 16GB ram and a SSD is just as fast
and capable as my new 8th gen I5 dell XPS with the same specs.
I have 2 other dell laptops and they
are over 10 years old now. They are slow and I dont use them
anymore but they are still working.
My point is high end PCs from several
years ago are still just as capable as ever...
On 8/26/2019 7:32 PM, David Moore
I bought an low end Asus computer at
Walmart, and it is five years old, and is more snappy now than
it ever was with new versions of Win10. I quit buying high end
computer years ago, because I had the same problem of them
falling apart faster than cheap Walmart ones LOL!
I never had a dell last past a few years.
My HP and Asus, both dirt cheap, are lasting and working much
better than my expensive Dell computers ever did LOL!
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2012 i bought a high end Dell desktop PC for over a thousand
dollars and it lasted 5 years. in 2017 I read about refurb
PCs on walmart.com and found an HP desktop with 8 GB RAM and
an AMD 3.7 GH processor amd a 2 TB HD for $184. At
that price I bought 2, one for me and one for my wife.
After almost 2.5 years, both machines are running like Timex
watches. What I learned is that you should consider your
use case. Most folks buy far more PC than they need, and
could save a lot of money that they could use for software,
etc. The other thing I liked about these units was a clean
copy of Windows with no bloatware.
Original Message -----
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:15 PM
New computer specs
Tyler, thank you for the insight. I mainly use Microsoft
office suite, and browse the web with this unit. I’m
looking on dell.com. I’m looking at a I
seven 512 solid-state drive with 16 gig of RAM. And a
plain graphics card. That retails for $1200. I’m not
looking to spend more than that, and it states it’s a
gaming computer. If the unit specs will last me around six
years plus I would be very happy with that.
The only reason to have the faster
processors is if you are editing large audio or video
files and multitasking with some processor heavy
software, which most people do not do.
And, if I remember correctly;
which may be a big if, those graphic cards he
mentioned have been problematic with Jaws.
Unless he has some software that
is requiring it, which would be surprising.
I will never go back to a
standard HD drive after using my SSD drive now for a
Always look out for
#1, and be careful not to step in #2.
Aug 24, 2019, at 9:52 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...>
This is completely, 100% true.
Although using a solid state drive in 2019 is
almost a must - at least for
those that have experienced one. But so far as
other sspecs are concerned
there are too many people out there that equate
an i7 or i9 to being better
and that simply isn't true for just about 99% of
use case scenarios.
Now that I look back at the specs, what are you
needing a dedicated Nvidia
Graphics card for in particular? Intel hd
graphics does just fine so far as
Jaws is concerned.
On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: August 24, 2019 11:41 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs
The suggestion about a 500 GB SSD is totally
I've seen folks who never use more than 80 to 10
GB of their HD.
Too often people think bigger is better and that
is not always the case.
Also, when you look at all the high specs, what
are you doing with it all?
I mean, I'll bet 90% of us here don't do any
more than read eMail, open some
web pages, open a spread sheet program once in a
while, and listen to some
All this can be done with 10 year old technology
----- Original Message -----
From: "David & his pack of dogs " <myguidedogis@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs
A tech told me anything
over 8 Gigs of ram is too much. I think he
dipping into some sort of
sauce. I received what I was told was a
refurbished Win 10 computer
with 250 Gs hard drive. It turned out to
be a windows 7 originally
and you could make dinner by the time it
Thus, I agree with
On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: August 24, 2019 9:24
Subject: Re: New computer
I suggest you upgrade to a
512 GB solid-state drive.
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ones who do. -Steve Jobs
On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:21
PM, Andrew Diederick
Looking to purchase a new
dell laptop computer. Here are the specs:
16 GB ram
256 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
I would like this
computer to last me about six years. Are all
specs acceptable for
running JFW? Is there anything else that I
make certain a new laptop
has for JFW use?
Appreciate any advise.