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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:08 PM
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What kind of computer do you have?
I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX850.
I've now had it coming up on three years. That is unheard of for me because prior to this computer purchase I used to buy a new one every year and a half b/c I hate when computers get slow. I had so many brands of computer before this- IBM, Compaq, HP, Dell...

I am IN LOVE with this computer.
But since I got the iPod I want to turn this into my music computer (Since I am loading upwards of 8,000 songs into it)
& get another computer for general use. I am thinking I would like to stay with Sony since it is such a stellar product, but I am wondering if anyone else has a kick ass computer. Or has had problems with the Sony Vaio notebook?

I'm Particularly interested in a laptop. Can anyone tell me how the i book is?
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:10 PM
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1. Homebuilt that I'm typing on. Compaq 732US that my wife uses (laptop)
Atari TT, Atari STe, and about 12 others in storage in Maine.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:15 PM
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2. I have a few...
2 Dell Laptops
A Dell Dimension 4100 Desktop
And a pretty hyped up Workstation I rolled myself.
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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:19 PM
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3. So you give high marks
to the dell laptops?
Good to know.


I havent had a Dell in about 5-6 years. The last piece of pure shit I had b4 this Sony as an HP. I hated that freakin thing. GOSH
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:21 PM
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6. Many, Many people slam Dell for this and that...
...but I've had no problems what-so-ever with Dell. I just needed a little more machine, and didn't want to pay the price, which is why I rolled my own.
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:20 PM
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4. Several
Homebuilt P4 3 Ghz with 1 gig of ram and a Radeon 9800 Pro video card. (That's my Half-Life 2 machine)
A laptop provided from my company for my job.
And three Amigas: Two 1200's and a 500 in storage. Once I get my apartment straightened out completely, I'm bringing them up from my hometown.
I must admit I've never used an iBook, but I hear they're nice.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:21 PM
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5. A fucked up Dell 4400.
It totally crapped out today. I am on Dr. DemoTex's sacred desk-top (Dell 4100). She will kill me when she finds out (not really).
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:25 PM
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16. Well, you're not supposed to put liquids INTO the box! Safe computing...
:wow:
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agates Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:24 PM
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7. Four home built
desktops plus one emachines laptop. I was expecting it to be crappy but I'm quite pleased with it. The home growns vary in capabilities but none need updating yet.
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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:27 PM
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8. I dont get it
Everyone can build their own BUT me........
If I even attempted I swear to god the whole town would end up powerless & without water for 6 weeks. I'd totally fuck it up
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agates Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:24 PM
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15. Really it isn't that hard
Find a local shop that sells components. Hang around. Ask questions. Look and learn. Open up every computer you can and learn to ID the parts. (First shut off the PC, unplug, open case and then discharge static electricity by touching the power supply housing.) If I can do it, anyone can! Most things can't be hooked up "wrong" -- the connections are pretty specific.
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:29 PM
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9. An older iBook. G3 800mhz.
Love the thing to death. Honestly. It's my first Mac, and I still use a desktop PC for many games, or software I only have a PC version of. But this iBook is really the main computer I use. Totally rocks for web surfing, forum crawling (like this), carrying around on trips, etc...

I suppose a PC laptop would do as well. But my iBook really just feels so polished and together. Every PC I've ever owned or worked with has felt sort of unfinished or cheap. Not the iBook.
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Philosophy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 PM
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10. Just built me one - some old, some new parts
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:31 PM by Philosophy
Raidmax Scorpio 668 case with a 420W power supply and 6 fans
AMD XP 3200+ Mhz cpu with a 400 Mhz FSB on a Soyo KT880 Dragon 2 motherboard with integrated sound
1 Gig DDR400 RAM
ATI Radeon X800 XT video card with 256 Mb of RAM
Maxtor 300 Gig Serial ATA hard drive
DVDR/CDRW
Old salvaged LS-120 drive
Really old Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer
Really old but still awesome Hitachi SuperScan 753 19" CRT monitor

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 PM
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11. I've got a 17in Apple iMac....
And it loves lesbians too.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:32 PM
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12. Whatever my husband built (I have no idea)
:shrug:
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:36 PM
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13. Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook
It's a heavy one, more a desktop replacement. It's getting on a bit now, more than 18 months old but still pretty fast. P4-M 1.8Ghz 512mb RAM, GeForce4 graphics, 1600x1200 resolution.

I love it, I'm now too damn lazy to own a desktop when I can surf the web lying around on my bed.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:41 PM
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14. I have a newer Vaio
with a LCD screen and a DVD burner. If it were legal to do so in California I'd marry it, I love the thing so freakin much.
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:30 PM
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17. Beige G3 300...
Mac Mini in a few days. Apple finally hit my sweet spot.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:36 PM
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18. I build my own
I have a couple I use for internet surfing that are old slow Win 98 clunkers, 400 and 450 mhz processors.

the one I built as a workstation for my recording studio is getting a little dated, but still fast enough. Athlon 1600xp processor with 1GB of ram. The next studio computer I have will most likely be a Mac.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:39 PM
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19. I have an iBook and a new G5 iMac.
I just LOVE both of 'em.
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