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Comp / Tech I love my computer

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dawn, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Dawn

    Dawn La vie est drôle

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    LV users, what kind of computer do you use? Are you sitting at a good old-fashioned desktop, or do you prefer the portable convenience of laptops? What are the specs of your machine like?
     
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  2. Rezna

    Rezna Every Day's Great at Your Junes!

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    laptop. Don't know what the outside of it is, but I know my way inside. Even to the point where I can access developer mode of my computer with ease, stuff like that. But I have no idea what they used to make my computer, I just love it
     
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  3. Moonstruck-Mist

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    I would rather use a desktop, but having a laptop is more convenient for if I decide to go out somewhere. I don't know my computer all that well, mainly since I'm just not interested in computer science or all that stuff. I'm just the average joe who drinks coffee, talks to people, and writes stuff down. Sounds like my ideal job.
     
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  4. ShinigamiMiroku

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    Given how often I'm moving about from one place to another, a desktop just doesn't work for me, so I use a gaming laptop (I know that sounds like an oxymoron). Easily runs all of the games I have, including the resource-intensive Subnautica, even while streaming.
     
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  5. BraviaryScout

    BraviaryScout Way of the Wind

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    I currently use a laptop. Mine is a Dell from my parents when I went into middle school as a gift. Given how I've been out of high school since 2012, it's probably a solid 15 years old. Still functions and runs at a somewhat decent speed, but the rest of my family already has Macs...all owning them for half as long and all of theirs haven't slowed down one bit. I'd like to get a Macbook Pro myself, but I'm broke af and they are incredibly expensive.

    Now my brother's setup actually has two modes; one for generic purpose such as college education which he is using programs in his physics major and the other mode runs for a higher FPS in gaming. He also has a monitor with an HDMI cable that is compatible with his Macbook that he can plug in at his dorm to interface with the larger screen. When he has to take it elsewhere, he unplugs it and uses it in its laptop.

    That's sort of the build I'd prefer to have in my home.
     
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  6. SyWry

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    Wow, everything said here nearly all me except I don't have modes, just different computers. I have a general all purpose (rather inexpensive and basic) laptop for my college work and I use it primarily for all the programming software work I do in astronomy (python for the win, let IRAF burn!). Then I have another gaming laptop that was supposed to be may main do everything computer, but it took a tumble and the casings cracked. Now every time I open the laptop, it slowly separates the casing from the internals. Thus, the gaming laptop has basically become a desktop as I am too afraid to move it. I have a separate monitor for my gaming laptop too.
     
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  7. WavePearl

    WavePearl Believer in Possibilities

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    I am on a Lenovo desktop armed with Windows 10. It holds up to gaming pretty well, as it handles the odd MMO, Dragon Quest 11, and RPG Maker.
     
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  8. Olz33

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    Rusty would be proud of your signature. And laptops, just bc.

    weird flex but ok
     
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  9. Wizard

    Wizard Do you feel it? The moon's power!

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    I went ahead and found a picture of my laptop on the Googles
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    I got this baby during Cyber Monday this past November, and it runs really well! It's an ideal college laptop, for sure. It's small, runs pretty well, and has a decent processor. It struggles to play more modern games, but it can if I put it on high performance mode. It does allow me to play the majority of my Steam games, so that's nice. I haven't had any major issues with it so far, which is good. I hope it will last for a long time to come!
     
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  10. Azazel

    Azazel Better count your blessings

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  11. Galois

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    I have a microsoft surface which I don't use very often anymore but there are still occasions where I'll need a laptop and I find a use for it! mostly I work with my desktop because the display is nicer. it has a gtx1080 which I'd originally wanted for training neural networks on, worth noting that setting up tensorflow w/ gpu support is really easy if you use Anaconda and a complete headache otherwise.
     
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  12. Neb

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    Since I’m more of a console gamer, I just use a low spec 720p laptop for work and the occasional indie game. Not sure what the exact specs are, but I can’t play Starbound without some lag.
     
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  13. Vigilance

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    My roommate has this same set up and I'm lowkey jealous.

    I currently have a Lenovo Yoga 730-13 that I bought brand new about a year ago roughly when I was starting college. Was a gift from my mother and it did cost quite a heavy bit. I'm still super thankful because it's modern, has good SSD storage, is fast (good processor) and is very light weight. Only complaint I have is the screen kinda warped(?) and so when you close it, the screen doesn't sit fully flushed against the bottom part. It's hard to explain but I'll probably exercise the warranty and get it fixed.

    Now to do that, I'd need a spare laptop to use for Computer Science and other computer related stuff I do. I personally wish I bought a nice Macbook (apparently they're where it's at especially in the graphic design field) and then sprung for a used Windows laptop. I really would like to use one solely for freelance design and animation and the other for school work/gaming but that costs monies so I haven't done that. I do have my eyes open in case a good Macbook deal comes up so who knows though.
     
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  14. Shade

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    I use a laptop because I require mobility and don't have room for a big bulky desktop.

    With some help from my folks, I just bought a Lenovo Flex 14 last November. Before that, I was on a Macbook Air 2012 which still runs well but the SSD has started to fail.

    The Flex has already blue screen a handful of times here and there but otherwise runs fantastically, is compact and lightweight.
    The added bend back tablet mode was one of my main desires along with the compact size of between 11 and 14 inches that will allow outside usage with more ease during the summer when the family hangs out in the yards. I just need to learn how to access the touch keyboard. The one time I tried out the tablet mode, it had me use the stylus to write which was less comfortable and I couldn't comprehend it.

    My uses are Chrome, writing, and photoshop.
     
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