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What's the longest you've had the same computer for?

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Poll: How long did your best computer last? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

How long did your best computer last?

  1. Desktop - about a year (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Laptop - about a year (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Desktop - about 2 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Laptop - about 2 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Desktop - about 3 years (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  6. Laptop - about 3 years (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  7. Desktop - about 4 years (6 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  8. Laptop - about 4 years (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  9. Desktop - about 5 years (5 votes [18.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  10. Laptop - about 5 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Desktop - about 6 years (3 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  12. Laptop - about 6 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Desktop - over 7 years! (8 votes [29.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  14. Laptop - over 7 years! (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

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#1 marko

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    Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:58 AM

    Over the past few years it seems that we've had to shell out a small fortune on technology, especially computers but in particular laptops. My first personal computer was an old Amstrad effort, not really good for much else but the odd letter and even then it was the old dot matrix printers (cringe!) - but before I forked out for my new laptop I used a desktop for about 4 years before it gave up and became uneconomical to replace the parts. Question is, what's the longest you've had the same computer for?


    #2 rrvau

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      Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:42 AM

      17 years and counting. A Compaq 486 with 350 Mb hard drive, 8 mb RAM

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        Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:45 AM

        View Postrrvau, on 25 August 2011 - 08:42 AM, said:

        17 years and counting. A Compaq 486 with 350 Mb hard drive, 8 mb RAM
        Are you kidding me? !!! You need to upload a pic of that one rrvau!

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          Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:47 AM

          View Postrrvau, on 25 August 2011 - 08:42 AM, said:

          17 years and counting. A Compaq 486 with 350 Mb hard drive, 8 mb RAM
          :good:

          #5 vanellus

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            Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:59 AM

            Over 12 years. An old IBM laptop (Thinkpad) with Windows 95. I still have it but havn't used it for years. I tried it yesterday and it still works :good:


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              Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:13 AM

              View Postvanellus, on 25 August 2011 - 09:59 AM, said:

              Over 12 years. An old IBM laptop (Thinkpad) with Windows 95. I still have it but havn't used it for years. I tried it yesterday and it still works :good:
              Was that the one shaped liked a brick vanellus, or the slightly newer model?. I remember working with the slightly newer Thinkpad's and they were actually pretty damn good laptops from what I remember, sturdy and reliable with Windows 2000 and then we had to upgrade them to XP!!

              #7 vanellus

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                Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:29 AM

                View Postmarko, on 25 August 2011 - 10:13 AM, said:

                Was that the one shaped liked a brick vanellus, or the slightly newer model?. I remember working with the slightly newer Thinkpad's and they were actually pretty damn good laptops from what I remember, sturdy and reliable with Windows 2000 and then we had to upgrade them to XP!!

                It's the slightly newer model (type 9547) with the little red cursor button in middle of the keyboard.

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                  Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:05 AM

                  Ah yes, that's the one's I worked on some years ago - as we say in Scotland, nice "wee" machines!! :good:

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                    Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

                    You should add another option - "Still going strong" - :bye:

                    My first computer is still going after 13 years. A 166MHz MMX Pentium Intel with 64MB RAM and a 40 Gig harddrive, running Windows 98SE. :bye:

                    I only had to replace the power supply once after it blew-up. :good:

                    I know use it to test all my software. :good:
                    If you don't like it, don't use it or blame me for it!

                    #10 marko

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                      Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

                      My word, we really do have some major dinosaur computers here!! :good: :bye: :bye:




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