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    I have 10 dual processor xeon blade servers with between 3 and 6gb ram each
    I have to share them with the children though.

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    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.

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    cpu ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I was wondering, what machines are you lot given to work with i.e. do you have a works laptop, a phone, a desktop etc etc?

    Upon arriving here I was given a new PC with the following spec:

    Intel Pentium Dual E2180 @ 2.00GHz
    1 GB RAM
    DVD Writer
    80GB HDD
    17" TFT

    Since then I have managed to get my hands on a better graphics card and a secondary monitor. I don't even have speakers yet! I'm sorry, but to do the job I do I believe I need a quick PC (especially as I do lots of media conversions etc) and I don't believe mine is all that quick.

    I don't have laptop or phone etc but that doesn't bother me.
    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 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    IVe got a dell dimension with a gig of ram which does the job fine for me. Its the 22" monitor that has been the saving grace for the work I do.
    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.

    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 :-)

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    I have a Dual 1.8GHz G5 tower, 3GB, 500GB and a 20" TFT. It works for me!

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    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.

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    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

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    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)

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Dell latitude D430, U7700, 2GB ram. Dual monitors, wireless KM, media slice to enable dvd drive (I've found having one machine for the desktop and laptop is really useful - works bloody well)

    runs fine for xp

    Also blackberry curve
    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...

    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'.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    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.
    Spoiling your team there Jarrod Next you will tell me you have replaced there main TFTs with some nice projectors instead for 60" screens

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    Tablet

    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.

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    my stuff

    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
    bluetooth
    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.
    19" TFT

    iPhone 3G



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