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    Its like having an original Xbox when everyone else is buying Xbone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil-Millgate View Post
    Its like having an original Xbox when everyone else is buying Xbone ?
    No dissing the original XBox - best console ever made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    No dissing the original XBox - best console ever made!
    Its was good, but it wasnt the best. That would be the original NES

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    I'd rather own an iPhone over those machines...

    *edit*

    and I abhor iPhones!

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    I feel bad now for throwing out all our core 2 duos or i5 upgrade when other people have worse machines still running

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    We still have a fair few of those, but we are replacing them. the gx620s work quite well with more ram and an ssd, but arn't really worth the cost or effort. You'd be better off buying a cheaper new PC if you can.

    The treacle thing probably sums it up well. Last term we were asked to put photoshop on some gx620s. It did run, but there wasn't much of the lesson left by the time it had started...

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    We have a few machines like 1 in, but with SSDs. We mostly have Core 2 Duo machines, with 3GB+ RAM and SSDs they're more than up to the job. Just ditching our last P4 (Prescott) machines this week.

    None of those quoted will set the world alight, but useable. Some older machines don't support AHCI which hobbles SSD upgrades a bit.

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    Most of my network is running on a similar spec to number 3, I've got about a 1/3rd of them upgraded with an SSD drive before I ran out of money.

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    How bout as usefulas a chocolate fireguard.

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    I wouldn't give that spec away to an African village

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    got a load of #2's in one of my primary schools. Got donated to the school years ago and are still in service. Slow doesn't begin to describe it, even with 2GB RAM and a good hard drive in it. Not tried with a SSD, but as they are being scrapped in the summer when the building work starts, and we can redeploy some newer machines to rooms. If you can, scrap them and if money is tight get a refurb! Funnily enough can't find any companies wanting to take them off my hands either.

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    The DC7900s are good solid machines, that said we don't send them out with less than a 3GHz C2D CPU. More than adequate as office / it cuite machines though, they'll run win 7 nice a quickly.

    That said the P4's are super old (even we stopped selling them a few years ago) but they would run win 7 32bit faster than XP.

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    We got mostly number 3 with SSDs and 4GB RAM (3 Usable)

    A suite with number 2 but these are to be replaced this year,

    Don't have any issues with either as they all fit the criteria required of them and they still pretty quick running Windows 7SP1,

    We don't have a great budget this year or next but we will still move forward believe me

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    #1 = usable

    #2 = rubbbish, uses loads of electricity and will be slow as heck on Win7 with 1GB ram. Avoid.

    #3 = usable but could do with more ram

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    Depends what they're needed for. We use #1 for presentations and digital signage, p4's are largely useless.

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