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When buying a new computer, how important are each of the following?

Survey period: 25 Jul 2022 to 1 Aug 2022

Obviously a dozen other things come into the equation, too, but let's keep the list manageable.
OptionResponses Avg  
Raw horse power7564.00
Enough RAM for what I need and more.7564.44
Disk storage. I need room7563.85
The GPUs are critical7563.15
AI processing power. TPUs, Neural engines, DLAs. I needs them.7562.18
It needs to run the OS of my choice7564.08



 
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trønderen26-Jul-22 5:56
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GeneralCost? Pin
MarcusCole683325-Jul-22 17:01
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MikeCO1026-Jul-22 4:31
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GeneralHardly Worth Upgrading Pin
snorkie25-Jul-22 2:11
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enhzflep25-Jul-22 11:20
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Been like that for ages I reckon. The OS and programs seem to have an appetite for horsepower that grows almost as fast as said horsepower is made available.

Using WordPerfect or Lotus123 on a 386 in the 90s was in many instances, far more satisfying and responsive than using Office on anything new.

On one hand, I've been excited to see the growth of portable, battery-powered computing as I imagined the strides that would be taken towards efficiency. On the other hand, the number of brain-dead frameworks, languages and approaches to making stuff leaves me silently dying inside.

The weight of the average HTML page is horrifying - Take this page for instance. 186kb transferred up until the point I wrote the number. Each effin keystroke transfers another 1kb. The current number is now 250kb. My shite wasted on their cheap-ass programmers... (Now 282kb) Mad | :mad:

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theoldfool25-Jul-22 1:50
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GeneralFuture proofing at reasonable budget Pin
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