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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)

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

Q2. RAM

OptionVotes% 
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: Tail fins?? Pin
Jim Crafton22-Jan-03 8:50
Jim Crafton22-Jan-03 8:50 
General< 1ghz works for me Pin
Paul Watson19-Jan-03 20:14
sitebuilderPaul Watson19-Jan-03 20:14 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Brian Delahunty20-Jan-03 4:55
Brian Delahunty20-Jan-03 4:55 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Junkie20-Jan-03 17:17
Junkie20-Jan-03 17:17 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Brian Delahunty22-Jan-03 1:06
Brian Delahunty22-Jan-03 1:06 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Sijin21-Jan-03 3:03
Sijin21-Jan-03 3:03 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Brian Delahunty21-Jan-03 3:17
Brian Delahunty21-Jan-03 3:17 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Christian Graus21-Jan-03 11:03
protectorChristian Graus21-Jan-03 11:03 
How can you say that ? Even the guy down the road has 1 gHz. I want to be the alpha Geek, and for that, 2 gHz is the bare minimum.


Christian

No offense, but I don't really want to encourage the creation of another VB developer.
- Larry Antram 22 Oct 2002

C# will attract all comers, where VB is for IT Journalists and managers - Michael
P Butler 05-12-2002


Again, you can screw up a C/C++ program just as easily as a VB program. OK, maybe not
as easily, but it's certainly doable.
- Jamie Nordmeyer - 15-Nov-2002
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Mattias Paulsson21-Jan-03 11:26
Mattias Paulsson21-Jan-03 11:26 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
KarstenK21-Jan-03 23:02
mveKarstenK21-Jan-03 23:02 
GeneralRe: < 1ghz works for me Pin
Paul Watson21-Jan-03 23:06
sitebuilderPaul Watson21-Jan-03 23:06 
GeneralRe: &lt; 1ghz works for me Pin
Rajesh R Subramanian24-Jan-08 23:13
professionalRajesh R Subramanian24-Jan-08 23:13 
GeneralRe: &lt; 1ghz works for me Pin
Paul Watson24-Jan-08 23:31
sitebuilderPaul Watson24-Jan-08 23:31 
GeneralMust have dual CPUs! Pin
Michael Dunn19-Jan-03 17:17
sitebuilderMichael Dunn19-Jan-03 17:17 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Christian Graus19-Jan-03 18:05
protectorChristian Graus19-Jan-03 18:05 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Martin Richter [rMVP C++]20-Jan-03 21:24
Martin Richter [rMVP C++]20-Jan-03 21:24 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Christian Graus20-Jan-03 21:37
protectorChristian Graus20-Jan-03 21:37 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Andrew Peace22-Jan-03 8:22
Andrew Peace22-Jan-03 8:22 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Carlos Antollini20-Jan-03 1:53
Carlos Antollini20-Jan-03 1:53 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Anders Molin20-Jan-03 4:44
professionalAnders Molin20-Jan-03 4:44 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Nitron20-Jan-03 5:26
Nitron20-Jan-03 5:26 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Jon Rista21-Jan-03 9:02
Jon Rista21-Jan-03 9:02 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Matt Philmon24-Jan-03 3:00
Matt Philmon24-Jan-03 3:00 
GeneralSpeed isn't everything Pin
Gary Kirkham19-Jan-03 14:22
Gary Kirkham19-Jan-03 14:22 
GeneralRe: Speed isn't everything Pin
Chris Maunder21-Jan-03 5:13
cofounderChris Maunder21-Jan-03 5:13 

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