General Chat Thread, Work Equipment Spec in General; I have 10 dual processor xeon blade servers with between 3 and 6gb ram each
I have to share them ...
3rd September 2008, 03:56 PM #16
I have 10 dual processor xeon blade servers with between 3 and 6gb ram each
I have to share them with the children though.
3rd September 2008, 06:18 PM #17
I have a decent spec machine and so do the two technicians (one has two machines as he tends to multi-task or so he says).
Both technicians have a school laptop, I tend to bring my own macbook in from home if I need to use it.
I also have a PDA and school mobile phone.
We also have more kit for the ICT Support team - shared PDA, 3G Wireless Broadband dongle, spare laptop etc at the end of the day if your in charge of ICT you should have the equipment in to do the job properly.
I must stress though although I am the ICT budget holder, all purchases are justifiable and are not bought as "gimmicks" or "toys" for us to play with.
3rd September 2008, 06:22 PM #18
Sorry to side track a tad but was just curious if anyone knew how the cpu comparisons work for intel cpu's now as I have noticed that each cpu spec has an E number with a 4 digit value after it ie as per above E2180 ? Does that mean anything or how do you compare what cpu is better then another ?
Originally Posted by Hightower
3rd September 2008, 06:39 PM #19
Same here - I simply got the cheapest Dell Vostro 200, perfectly adequate system (as most are these days) and paid a small amount (was something like £20, there was a special offer) for the 22" widescreen monitor. I have three monitors on my system at home, and I appreciate the extra desktop space, but my work machine does very nicely.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
As others have pointed out, it's not just the PC that makes for a good working environment. I have my own office (very small, but there's only me in it, with room for some shelves and cupboards of equipment) and a door that shuts so I can get some quiet if I need to concentrate for a bit. I have a landline phone and a work mobile that people can call me on. Handily, all the staff are lovely, which definitely helps :-)
3rd September 2008, 06:40 PM #20
4th September 2008, 10:27 AM #21
I have a Dual 1.8GHz G5 tower, 3GB, 500GB and a 20" TFT. It works for me!
4th September 2008, 10:35 AM #22
P4 3ghz dual core
But slow at the moment because I've only got 1gb ram (VM ware is painful), I did have two but I needed some DDR2 in a hurry.
Also got a P4 1.7 RM laptop, I've managed to womble some extra RAM and a good battery for it. It's not bad considering it's ancient and RM.
EDIT: And a basic Nokia cell phone.
4th September 2008, 11:27 AM #23
1.86ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD. Dell Optiplex 745
Funny thing is, the IT support machines (all the same) were the best in the school when we got them. Now they're probably the worst! (desktops anyway)
Ive also got a Mac Mini on my desk which has 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM but only really use it for admin on the Mac network
4th September 2008, 04:45 PM #24
Dell Vostro 200 w/ 1.8 Dual Core, 2Gigs of RAM and 300Gb HDD + 19" widescreen monitor
Walkie Talkie (no mobile!)
Landline phone (when it works! dodgy system )
PDA (mine but kept in school for work)
eeePC (mine but kept in school for work)
5th September 2008, 11:02 PM #25
I have a poorly AMD 3000+ 64 rig. Crammed full of hard drives etc in fact it could not be maxed out much more.
The tech that just left had a quad core system with all the bells and whistles. I might swap it with mine at some point, I mean the temp doesn't need it as much as I do these days
5th September 2008, 11:50 PM #26
Myself and my team all have newish PC's of a reasonable spec.
1Gb LAN cards into the core switch, 4Gb RAM - 80Gb primary drive with 320Gb secondary + dual monitors.
I also have a MacBook which I quite like.
6th September 2008, 04:59 AM #27
How are you getting on with the D430 really ?? The reason i ask is that i'm thinking that's going to be one of my next work laptop options...
Originally Posted by Domino
I'd imagine the media bay does come in very useful when at the desk, and it is extremely portable....but what's the battery like and the performance with the ULV processor ? I'd imagine it's very sluggish if someone is coming from using a santa rosa core 2 duo laptop.
I've had acer and lenovo work laptops in he past....not a big fan of having a desktop as a work pc although must admit the performance does come in handy from time to time. Agree that a laptop with dock is probably the ideal work 'pc'.....
7th September 2008, 10:27 PM #28
8th September 2008, 12:18 AM #29
Got a Fujitsu Seimans t4210 tablet upgraded to T7600 core 2 duo and 4 gb ram with 160 GB internal drive docking staion and external driver 120gb on Vista Business. Been the best work horse i have ever had portable light and robust does every thing i would wish take it home most nights as it has everything i ned on it.
8th September 2008, 07:26 AM #30
This is not my work stuff although I will be using at least my computer to do stuff to help me with work.
I have an apple mac pro
2 quad cores running at 2.8 ghz
2 gb of ram
one 320 gb wd hdd @ 7,200 RPM
one 74 gb wd raptor @ 10,000 RPM
2 DVD RW drives
pre n wi fi
Nvidia 8800 GT as I do not use pro apps that much and if I do I can always cheaply add an ATI 2600 XT or something of the likes.
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