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    Can someone put into words how poor these specs are

    Just got asked if these are any good?
    IBM/Lenovo X61
    12.1" display
    Core-2-Duo/1.6ghz processor
    2048mb Ram
    80.00 gb hard disc
    On board 10/100 LAN, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity
    With extended life battery and power adaptor
    and
    Pentium 4/3.00ghz system (Dell Optiplex gx620 small from factor or HP 7100 desktop system)
    Minium Ram 1024mb. Miniumum hard drive: 40gb , DVD-rom drive
    On board 10/100 Ethernet, 3D Audio, 4 x USB:2.00 ports,
    and
    Core-2-duo/2.00 system (Dell 755.HP 7900)
    Minium Ram: 2048mb. Miniumum hard drive: 80.00gb. DVD-ROM drive
    On board 10/100 Ethernet, 3D Audio, 4 x USB:2.00 ports,

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    Usable with windows 7 but not likely to break any performance records.

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    We have machines similar to 1 and 3.

    Not the fastest things, but they're useable... sort of.

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    How about telling them when they were considered good? The Core2 Duo came out in 2006, safe to say that it hasn't been considered reasonable spec for over 5 years. The first P4 3Ghz came out in Nov 2002. Just leave it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    We have machines similar to 1 and 3.

    Not the fastest things, but they're useable... sort of.
    This^^

    (we also have some of 2 as well, but we don't talk about them.)

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    Specs look fine to me for Office and Interweb use. The only one I'd turn my noise up at is the P4, presumably single core, 1Gb and 40Gb HD. Okay for a home PC for web browsing, running a light Linux distro, anything else and it's seen better days. Laptop looks usable with the right OS.

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    I think we only have about 3 pentium 4's lurking around (up until last year they were in our IT suite!)

    they're only used for basic tasks (obviously) such as general web browsing, barely anything runs on them at startup etc (no smartboard!)
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    Actually, I do still have a suite of similar aged P4's, due to be replaced this year. Most of them are Hyper-Threaded, which I suppose helps a little. Running Windows 7. We've actually had Solidworks (3D CAD) running on them! Admitedly we've upgraded to 4Gb Ram (3Gb usable) and 80Gb SSD's, but still...

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    Here is one word: Sh!t

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    If you want to be poetic:

    "Imagine wading through treacle with a couple of Year 11's grabbing onto your ankles. And for the middle one, imagine both of those Year 11's have been nailed to the bottom. That sums up the performance of these computers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Actually, I do still have a suite of similar aged P4's, due to be replaced this year. Most of them are Hyper-Threaded, which I suppose helps a little. Running Windows 7. We've actually had Solidworks (3D CAD) running on them! Admitedly we've upgraded to 4Gb Ram (3Gb usable) and 80Gb SSD's, but still...
    Guessing on an old pc like that SSD's make a massive difference?

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    I think the best word is "2006".

    I think what will kill them as much as anything is those hard drives - the areal density on a 40GB hard drive will be atrocious.

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    Someone finding one of those PCs, yesterday: click here

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    I'm using number 3 to type this. It's got W7 and it is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Actually, I do still have a suite of similar aged P4's, due to be replaced this year. Most of them are Hyper-Threaded, which I suppose helps a little. Running Windows 7. We've actually had Solidworks (3D CAD) running on them! Admitedly we've upgraded to 4Gb Ram (3Gb usable) and 80Gb SSD's, but still...

    Was just about to say upgrade RAM and upgrade normal hdd to an SSD but beaten to it

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