What would by your "IDEAL" computer?

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  1. adrenaline7

    adrenaline7 Registered Member

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    In a perfect world what would you have?

    I would want:
    • 22" high resolution
    • touch screen or mousepad or keyboard or mouse
    • hdmi out to connect to tv
    • fastest wifi
    • sound card with all the hookups to connect to anything (external soundcardo_O)
    • good OS and programs can use any program (browser, pdf, media player, burning, etc)
    • quad core with ssd hd
     
  2. The Red Moon

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    My response may seem odd but i would go back in time and gladly use the commodore amiga 500 again.This computer for me was perfect .Just my opinion though.:D :D
     
  3. Noob

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    The best of the best.
     
  4. adrenaline7

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    I forgot to mention, I meant it as a 22" tablet basically that you can connect a mouse/keyboard to, run anything, etc. Would be very versatile, I like using computer from couch not a desk, having a 22" high res touch screen tablet on the couch....I don't know if I would ever leave the house lol
     
  5. nosirrah

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    I already have my ideal desktop but for a laptop I would love one with dual 1920X1200 displays and 4 mSATA-600 ports.

    This would make for one hell of a mobile workstation.
     
  6. chrisretusn

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    I am typing on it right now. :)
     
  7. NGRhodes

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    It would be a personal computing device, powered by body heat. A bazillion cores, mega bazillion GB of ram, an zillion bazillions of storage. It would have telepathy interface to my brain so no need for even touch or a screen or soundcard or GPU
     
  8. moontan

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    i just entirely upgraded my desktop computer from a 5-6 years old duo-core to a i3 machine.

    so this is my 'ideal' machine and it should serve me right for the next few years.
     
  9. roger_m

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    Yes they were good times back then. I remember around the time I got my Amiga in late 1990 a guy at the local Amiga dealer speculating that the PC would only be around for a few more years.

    Sadly the Amiga died, and the PC is going stronger than ever.
     
  10. roger_m

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    After giving this a little bit of thought, I came to the conclusion that I really can't think of an ideal computer. The Thinkpad which I'm using right now is 4 and a half years old, but despite the age is more than fast enough for anything I need to use it for (and runs Windows 8 well - I just haven't got round to transferring all my data from my Windows 7 partition to my Windows 8 one). I can say the same too about my oldest laptop which is 6 and a half years old.

    If anything, I guess I could say that a very large SSD (greater than 500gb), and a glossy screen would be nice. But, I can live without them, and to be honest I never find myself thinking that my hard drive is too slow.
     
  11. Wild Hunter

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    Ideal computer these days for me would be a convertible that maintained/improved the design, size, weight, autonomy and features of the best Lenovo Yoga 13, but with a really good DX 11.1 dedicated graphics card, 3D Full HD tech in the touchscreen, built-in 3G/4G connectivity and maybe a Blu-Ray/DVD/CD writer.

    IDK if that's possible.
     
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  12. SweX

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    27 or 30" iMac with 4K Resolution and fantastic hardware inside of course :D
     
  13. SirDrexl

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    My ideal would just be a desktop that doesn't try to be portable, with a UI suited for it.

    I guess my ideal is more of a "system" with the desktop as the main station, plus a netbook and tablet for mobile use. The netbook is for a full PC experience, miniaturized for on the go, while the tablet is mostly a glorified e-reader for when I just want to do simple things like browse the web (but little to no typing) and watch videos on the go.
     
  14. WSFuser

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    Ideal desktop:

    Silverstone TJ08B-E
    ASUS Maximus V Gene
    Intel Core i7-3770K
    Toshiba 3TB hard drive
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
    EVGA GeForce GTX 680

    Small yet powerful.

    Ideal laptop:

    Dell Latitude 6430u w/ Full HD display (Unfortunately, the laptop only has a 1366x768 display and there's no upgrade). Alternatively, I would get the Dell XPS 13 which includes full HD and does exist.
     
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  15. The Red Moon

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    I absolutely agree with you.I was using a commodore 16 and then when the amiga came along it was an almighty jump in technology and the home user now had a computer that had an astounding graphics and sound capability.It was a formidible machine and i would gladly own one again just for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.:D
     
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    Its impressive but dual socket systems cripple CPU clock speed (you cannot overclock). If you really want a killer gaming system your cant beat a K version Intel CPU. With solid cooling 4.8-5.0 ghz is totally doable. Gaming is also not designed for dual socket systems, some games will simply crash.

    He more or less glued a gaming system to a workstation which always forces compromises.

    If he had gone with the i7-2600K and OCed it to 4.8 (easy on his cooling) he could have saved more than $1000 between MOBO and those server CPUs AND had a much faster gaming system but photoshop and other apps that love threads would be slower.

    If he had gone with a high end 4 gig raid card and a huge SSD array he could have had much larger and faster storage (something photo and video editing absolutely love) BUT FPS in gaming would be completely unchanged so a lot of the time this upgrade would be pointless.
     
  18. Noob

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    Maybe money was not an issue, who knows. :D
     
  19. 3x0gR13N

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    Something like this:
    -MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
    -CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-3570K with changed TIM
    -CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE with 2x Thermalright TY-140 fans
    -RAM: 2x8GB Mushkin Redline 1866MHz DDR3 997070
    -GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 670 2GB GTX670-DC2-2GD5
    -SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, Western Digital Caviar Red WD30EFRX 3TB
    -PSU: Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Platinum
    -Case: Corsair Obsidian 550D
    -Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
    -KBRD/Mouse: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK Cherry MX Brown, Logitech G400
    -Sound: ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Marantz PM6004, KEF Q300, Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 250 Ohm with AntLion ModMic

    Modest, yet ideal... One day... :p
     
  20. lotuseclat79

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    My ideal computer would one with intelligent configurable hardware capable of modifying itself with the latest upgrades in improved technology both software and hardware (as directed) while maintaining a user interface for its owner that is based on patterns of usage that can also evolve over time - all at a reasonable cost, of course.

    Yeah, that will never happen, but it's fun to dream about - all because I want a quantum computer in my lifetime that has inherent multicore processing and virtual capability all wrapped up with clean interfaces to do my every bidding!

    Oh, and did I mention - no downtime! That means never a power out.

    Ah, the future - if you can't find it now - just invent it. That's the ticket!

    -- Tom :)
     
  21. WSFuser

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    Maybe in the future, internet speeds will be so fast, we could all just have dumb terminals. Have your phones, tablets, or laptops connect to a powerful workstation at home or elsewhere. The only thing changing between devices would be the form factor and perhaps the GUI.
     
  22. wat0114

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    Something nuclear powered might be awesome :D
     
  23. Mrkvonic

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    What I own. Failing that:
    A device that can run forever without breaking.
    Mrk
     
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