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What's the most important piece of the hardware puzzle for you as a developer?

Survey period: 12 Sep 2016 to 19 Sep 2016

We all want a fast computer, but if you could only tweak one thing on your machine what would it be?

Lots of RAM26019.68
Fast SSD31623.92
Lots of processing power (fast CPU, lots of cores)20415.44
Serious graphics card(s)372.80
Fast, wide and unlimited network483.63
Storage. Lots and lots of storage302.27
Big, bright, colour-correct screen (or two, or three, or...)866.51
A really ergonomic setup: desk, chair, keyboard, lighting, noise: the lot.21015.90
Portability: coding when and where I want.977.34

GeneralIt's all about the monitor. Pin
OriginalGriff11-Sep-16 22:54
mveOriginalGriff11-Sep-16 22:54 
GeneralRe: It's all about the monitor. Pin
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-16 2:42
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-16 2:42 
GeneralActually Depends... Pin
Anurag Gandhi11-Sep-16 21:47
professionalAnurag Gandhi11-Sep-16 21:47 
Generalthe first three are a must Pin
Joan M11-Sep-16 21:41
professionalJoan M11-Sep-16 21:41 
GeneralRe: the first three are a must Pin
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-16 2:44
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-16 2:44 
GeneralRe: the first three are a must Pin
Joan M12-Sep-16 3:39
professionalJoan M12-Sep-16 3:39 
GeneralRe: the first three are a must Pin
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-16 3:42
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-16 3:42 
Generalcombo of things, duh! Pin
R. Erasmus11-Sep-16 21:33
R. Erasmus11-Sep-16 21:33 
1 - Network
1 - SSD
1 - Processor
1 - RAM (Although this should be no problem these days with 16gb being standard already.)

These go hand in hand... can't have the one without the other, hence all are 1s.
I actually want to add "the right software" to the list also.
This is all due to computer hardware/software bottlenecks. One component can slow down the whole system.

Couple of really bad software that create these bottlenecks that I hate:
1 - Virus Scanners - These can really slow your pc down. Yet to find one which doesn't.
2 - MS delete - Shame of MS for not yet having got this right.

Could you believe that in the 21st century I'm still wasting almost an hour every day waiting for things to start up or work. Why? because of bottlenecks.
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence."
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modified 13-Sep-16 2:56am.

GeneralRe: combo of things, duh! Pin
Nelek13-Sep-16 8:44
protectorNelek13-Sep-16 8:44 
GeneralHmmm... Pin
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-16 21:33
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-16 21:33 
GeneralOther as an option for multiple choices Pin
Maciej Los11-Sep-16 20:57
mveMaciej Los11-Sep-16 20:57 
GeneralMultiple choice? Pin
Oshtri Deka11-Sep-16 20:04
professionalOshtri Deka11-Sep-16 20:04 
GeneralRe: Multiple choice? Pin
Johnny J.11-Sep-16 21:23
professionalJohnny J.11-Sep-16 21:23 
GeneralRe: Multiple choice? Pin
Dan Neely12-Sep-16 4:04
Dan Neely12-Sep-16 4:04 
General"Longer cables" Pin
PIEBALDconsult11-Sep-16 19:21
mvePIEBALDconsult11-Sep-16 19:21 
GeneralRe: "Longer cables" Pin
Anurag Gandhi11-Sep-16 19:54
professionalAnurag Gandhi11-Sep-16 19:54 

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