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What is the minimum spec machine you would buy today?   [Edit]

Survey period: 19 Jan 2003 to 26 Jan 2003

New games, new OS's, new .NET. They all mean our kick-ass box of 2 years ago is now obsolete. What CPU/RAM specs are you choosing today?

Q1. CPU speed (in total, adjust for dual proc)

under 1GHz1496.85
>= 1GHz53924.79
>= 2GHz1,10550.83
>= 3GHz23010.58
>= 4 GHz1516.95


under 256 Mb642.94
>= 256 Mb50923.41
>= 512 Mb1,15052.90
>= 1 Gb35016.10
>= 2 Gb1014.65

Q3. Any must-have's?

View optional text answers (547 answers)

GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Daniel Fisher (lennybacon)20-Jan-03 2:10
Daniel Fisher (lennybacon)20-Jan-03 2:10 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Paul M Watt20-Jan-03 7:29
mentorPaul M Watt20-Jan-03 7:29 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Anders Molin20-Jan-03 5:34
professionalAnders Molin20-Jan-03 5:34 
kokie wrote:
however, that is not good,if the machine is for developing software,since it can encourage the writting of bad code.

Only if the developer is stupid.

Just because my software should work on a PII 200 Mhz running Win98 does not mean I want to run VC on such a computer. My whole life would be waiting for it to compile...
Test on slower computers, and develop on the fastest Smile | :)

- Anders

Money talks, but all mine ever says is "Goodbye!"
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Rob Manderson21-Jan-03 19:20
protectorRob Manderson21-Jan-03 19:20 

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