More Bang for your Buck

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by toploader, Aug 29, 2005.

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  1. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

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    i must admit i'm impressed with how little a good PC costs these days

    it wasn't that long ago when a 486 with 8 meg ram 400 meg hard drive + monitor cost in excess of £2000

    my first PC cost £1000 and had a massive 16 meg of ram and a 2 gig hard disk running at 233 megahz with a 14 inch screen (did come with a printer and scanner though)

    my latest PC cost £360 and has 512 meg of ram and 80 gig hard drive and 2.8 gighz processor with 17 inch screen.

    At this rate my next PC in 8 years time will have 16 gigs of ram 3200 gig hard drive and 20 gighz cpu - 20 inch screen and cost about £120 (or free with a 2 litre bottle of cola) :D
     
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  2. VIPER99

    VIPER99 Registered Member

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    LOL, I can't wait for that to happen.

    Ya your right though,
    I picked up a system with 80GB, 512MB Ram, AMD 3000+ and a 9600 Radeon Video card and monitor last year for around $1300 and that was at cost for me so it would have cost someone else about $1700 or so. Now you can get around the same thing for under $1000.
     
  3. probprince

    probprince Registered Member

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    yea, look at cell phones, Nokia is giving out some free cellphones in cereal boxes to attract people toward their plans.
     
  4. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I wish notebooks were as cheap.
    Jerry
     
  5. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    I don't think, that cell-phones are a good example,
    because years ago, you could get much larger cell-phones
    for the same money and more kilo's of cellphone.
    backpack included, and an antenna that could easaly pick-up a lightning or two from the sky.

    Now if you buy a cell phone with Internet,GPS,DIVX,TV,Radio,3d-video-cam,
    Zetabyte harddisk,Mpeg57 player
    etc. you must be carefull not to glue it between the stamp on your mail.
    and keep it in your contact lenzes box.
     
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