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  1. 1. How old is the PC you installed Windows 8 on?

    • Brand new build/buy
    • 1-2 years old
    • 3-4 years old
    • 5 years old and above
    • Nope, its still on 7
    • Nope, its still on XP

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Yeah, I'm thinking of a new PC for Windows 8 :p
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I have a Compaq Presario laptop from 2011. I currently have Windows XP installed on it. I'm seriously thinking about upgrading to Windows 8 though. I'm very impressed with what I've seen of Win8 thus far.
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Even though my computer is three years old the following are upgrades were done during the past two years:

2 - SSDs (Sandisk 240 gig, and an Intell M 25 80 gig)
1 - AMD 6 core processor
1 - USB 3.0 4 port card
1 - DVD/CD/Blu-Ray SATA 3 drive
Ram upgrade from 4 to 16 gigs
Ugrade from Win 7 to 8.

These upgrade should allow we at least another two years before upgrading to a new system. Edited by Pam14160

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[quote name='VerletzerCR' timestamp='1352338063' post='595305245']
I have a Compaq Presario laptop from 2011. I currently have Windows XP installed on it. I'm seriously thinking about upgrading to Windows 8 though. I'm very impressed with what I've seen of Win8 thus far.
[/quote]

You won't be disappointed. Just make sure you get the latest touchpad drivers.

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Dell XPS 410.

The only upgrades to the specs of the machine (that make a difference in performance) are upgrading to 4GB of RAM from 2GB (this was done back in 2008 [machine bought in 2006]), a Radeon HD3850 that I added on...also back in 2008, and putting in an SSD in 2011.

The only other changes were adding a Blu-Ray drive, a wireless card, tv tuner (now removed), 2 additional standard SATA drives, and that's it.

It runs things very well...and still plays all of the latest games with good detail. I do intend to upgrade at some point...but being that this is a BTX machine it means buying pretty much everything new...case and all.

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MIne is a couple of years old. A Toshiba Satellite.

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I have a Dell XP 720 from 2007 that shipped with Vista, and it's running Windows 8 pretty well.

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5-6 years :cry:
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Mine is a first Gen i3 from 2010, but I'm looking to buy a new pc
I'm eyeballing the Lenovo Yoga 13' but I want to read some more reviews first.
Or maybe I'll wait and see what those new Clover Trail Atoms do once they come out.

Also looking into buying a Surface RT for my girlfriend, she only uses her laptop to browse the internet and play some simple games

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I've been saving for a year now. Going to go for the first time for a desktop on 2013.

I'm currently under a Dell XPS M1530, which I bought 4 years ago. September 30, 2008. Used Windows 7 for almost 4 years, since the leaked beta on Dec NEVER LOOKED BACK.

Win 8 is simply amazing with lightning speeds and long battery life.
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Might upgrade soon, where's the web site where I can legally get media center for free from M$ till jan 31st? Just used 8 few min ago at staples on a Samsung tablet ( non rt) and man it's fast... Metro was somewhat easy to use on a touch screen... Have to admit, ( albeit some tiny issues, fat fingers) btw, how are the speed of transfer of 8?

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6 years old with an A64 3000+, 3GB RAM and a 6600GT. Win8 runs very smoothly though.
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3 years old going to add some new parts soon

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Depends. I have Windows 8 on 3 machines (All $39.99 Upgrades)

1) 4 year old i720 system
2) Less than a year old i3 Lapotp
3) Less than a year old w500 Acer tablet.

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Sony Vaio Z from back in 2008....using Win 8 and runs well so far.

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Mine is 2.5 years old....Vaio E Series....and it still runs pretty smooth! :D

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Mine is as old as the first gen Core i7.

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Almost 4yo, still rocking

Corsair 800D
Corsair HX1000w
Intel Xeon W3520 @4.5GHz (Basically a i7 920 with crazy O/C potential)
eVGA Classified 3
12Gb DDR3 G.Skill Trident 2000MHz
2 x Radeon 6950
2 x Intel X25-M 80Gb RAID-0 (OS + programs)
1 x OCZ Vertex 3 128Gb (Games)
2 x WD Caviar Green 1.5Tb RAID-1 (Stuff)
Xonar Essence STX
Watercooled



And a brand new MacBook Pro Retina

i7 2.3GHz
16Gb DDR3 1600MHz
GeForge GT650M
256Gb SSD

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Running it on a 4 year old Compaq mini 110 netbook. Using it on the netbook mainly because it cold boots in 10 seconds with the SSD.

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[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_Inspiron#Inspiron_1545_.28Inspiron_15.29"]http://en.wikipedia....8Inspiron_15.29[/url]

Inspiron 1545 (it was given to me)

Mine has a C2D (T6400), no bluetooth, 4GB Ram. It's a little old, but it really screams with 8 on it! I think I'm having some slight chipset driver issues, but that'll get ironed out with time...it's not a show-stopper or anything, but occasionally, audio stutters for a few seconds (had the same thing on 7, but used older chipset drivers and it solved it...those drivers don't work with 8 without forcing them...which I don't want to do, so I'll wait and see if intel releases any proper chipset drivers for this system that are 8 compatible)

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My current PC is nearly 7 yrs old (bought March 2006). Will be upgrading it to Windows 8 on Thursday (payday).

It is AMD64 3500+
1GB RAM
It has a new 1TB hard drive to go with the other couple of smaller ones I have and also has 1GB 9800GT video card.

Have run both the CP and RP on this machine (with 1GB RAM) and it works a lot better than its current XP install.
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Around 16 months old, Windows 8 runs exceptionally well. Then again, so did Windows 7 :)
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Custom made rig built nearly 5 years ago. :)

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Dell inspirion 1750....http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/inspiron-17/pd.....Runs windows 8 Great just needs a new hard drive :/

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Can't really put an age on my desktop since it's been upgraded with something almost every year.
In December 2007 it had this: C2Q Q6600, 2 GB of RAM, 8800 GT, Audigy soundcard, GA-P35C-DS3R as the mobo, and a WD 500 GB (WD5000KS?) as the drive for Windows. Primary OS was XP and sometimes dualbooted into Vista.
In 2008: Swapped Audigy for an X-Fi Prelude and put in a WD6400AAKS for the Windows drive.
2009: Added 4 GB of RAM for a total of 6 GB. Stopped dualbooting and stuck with Windows 7.
2010: (no updates this year... I think)
2011: Swapped out the aging PSU (was 5.5 years old) and replaced the case just for the hell of it.
2012: Swapped out the 8800 GT after it began artifacting for the GTX 670. Replaced Win7 with Win8 in late August. Threw in a SSD for Windows. Got a larger monitor.

I left out adding in secondary hard drives since those don't really contribute to the core build. But otherwise this system could be considered 3 years old or 5 if you're going by the oldest part. That's the beauty of modular DIY PCs.

The laptop is easier to calculate. 2 years old with a SSD and memory upgrade.

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