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RE: [ProgSoc] buying hardware
On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Vik wrote:
> > I think I'm aiming not to go above $2000. But I will get a new one, in
> > case it has to last 7 years as well :)
> Is the computer for u or for ur parents? If the latter, get a mac.
Both really - but I don't think that either of them would have used a Mac
before. It has to be a PC, really, because I don't want to spend too much
time supervising them when they are using it :)
> > I was under the impression that 512 was fairly standard, until I started
> > looking around today, because 256 seems to be the only thing on offer for
> > mid-range packages. But ram has probably been the most limited factor in
> > my current computer, so I don't want to scrimp in that department :)
> why do u need that much RAM? 256 had been more than enough for all I've
> needed to do (mainly development, bit of grfx etc). 512 would be nice, and
> might save you a valuable second or two, and cost u an extra $100 or so.
I think I'd be prepared to pay though - I don't need a super-dooper
graphics card so I'll splash out in one area :)
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