Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby mudguard on Mon 17/Aug/15 5:45am

I think there maybe 400-500 desktops at my work. I work around the country so have a lb laptop. But it takes about ten minutes to log in and get through security, so I really only turn it on once a week.

At home, Nexus tablet or my Samsung hybrid windows tablet, which I never use without the keyboard attached. I just can't get the hang of windows as touch screen.
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby danose on Mon 17/Aug/15 12:25pm

Simonius_Titius wrote:Fan noise is a minor pain. I made the desktop very quiet but what can you do to shut a laptop up?

I want to make a tray with a big slow 120mm fan to force feed air, with foam sealing I guess.


anything with a U series processor should be pretty much silent in normal operation (fan only cust in when you're running something that hammers all the cores like video transcoding)

SSD hybrid drives give a much bigger boost for an extra $50ish. Pure SSD is awesome but expensive.


depends where you're coming from - compared to cheap commodity sata drives sure, compared to 10K rpm hdds (running raid 0 to get even more speed) they're damned cheap in terms of $/tb
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby Sims on Mon 17/Aug/15 1:20pm

Retina macbook is the best 'desktop' I've ever had at home. Stopped using our iMac once it turned up. It's fast as fuck and silent, but given that the entire chassis is effectually a heat sink, it does get mighty hot rendering video.

Makes it difficult to edit in the nude.
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby danose on Mon 17/Aug/15 3:46pm

Sims wrote:Retina macbook is the best 'desktop' I've ever had at home. Stopped using our iMac once it turned up.


don't go look at a 5k imac then - seriously nice (and if you cost what a 5K monitor by itself goes for quite good value)
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby Sims on Mon 17/Aug/15 4:15pm

danose wrote:
Sims wrote:Retina macbook is the best 'desktop' I've ever had at home. Stopped using our iMac once it turned up.


don't go look at a 5k imac then - seriously nice (and if you cost what a 5K monitor by itself goes for quite good value)


Just got one for work work. Its a nice bit of kit - albeit blessing and curse for digital design; Pixels not being pixels anymore... Seems some adobe software is not quite optimised for at present, as its pretty slow in Indesign. But its glorious in Photoshop and lightroom.
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby danose on Mon 17/Aug/15 4:47pm

Sims wrote:Just got one for work work. Its a nice bit of kit - albeit blessing and curse for digital design; Pixels not being pixels anymore... Seems some adobe software is not quite optimised for at present, as its pretty slow in Indesign. But its glorious in Photoshop and lightroom.


:thumbsup:

they need to release a 5K cinema display to go with it though - being stuck single-headed is so last decade :cool:
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby Sims on Mon 17/Aug/15 5:47pm

danose wrote:
Sims wrote:Just got one for work work. Its a nice bit of kit - albeit blessing and curse for digital design; Pixels not being pixels anymore... Seems some adobe software is not quite optimised for at present, as its pretty slow in Indesign. But its glorious in Photoshop and lightroom.


:thumbsup:

they need to release a 5K cinema display to go with it though - being stuck single-headed is so last decade :cool:


I'm gonna end up getting the opposite... Need a standard def monitor for checking everything thats going to the plebs!
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby EoinC on Mon 17/Aug/15 6:19pm

Sims wrote:
danose wrote:
Sims wrote:Retina macbook is the best 'desktop' I've ever had at home. Stopped using our iMac once it turned up.


don't go look at a 5k imac then - seriously nice (and if you cost what a 5K monitor by itself goes for quite good value)


Just got one for work work. Its a nice bit of kit - albeit blessing and curse for digital design; Pixels not being pixels anymore... Seems some adobe software is not quite optimised for at present, as its pretty slow in Indesign. But its glorious in Photoshop and lightroom.

I've got a 5K iMac w/SSD for home, hooked up to a Wacom Cintiq. I have a 15" MBP for some other stuff, and an 11" MB Air w/SSD for traveling, along with a Dell E7250 for work.
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Re: Will The Desktop Pc Die Out?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 17/Aug/15 9:06pm

Sims wrote:
danose wrote:
Sims wrote:Just got one for work work. Its a nice bit of kit - albeit blessing and curse for digital design; Pixels not being pixels anymore... Seems some adobe software is not quite optimised for at present, as its pretty slow in Indesign. But its glorious in Photoshop and lightroom.


:thumbsup:

they need to release a 5K cinema display to go with it though - being stuck single-headed is so last decade :cool:


I'm gonna end up getting the opposite... Need a standard def monitor for checking everything thats going to the plebs!

That is so important. I remember all those shit websites from a decade or so ago because developers weren't forced to do decent testing on the same internet speeds, monitors and CPUs as the site users had. Telecom's original homepage was a legend, if your connection was slow there was time for a quickie while waiting for it to load.
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