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#1 iron2000

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:22

Yeah, I'm thinking of a new PC for Windows 8 :p


#2 VerletzerCR

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:27

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.

#3 Pam14160

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:29

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, 08 November 2012 - 01:30.


#4 Ice_Blue

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:31

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.


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

#5 Shane Nokes

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:33

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.

#6 Growled

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:38

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

#7 Omen1393

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:07

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

#8 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:11

5-6 years :cry:

#9 Stoffel

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:22

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

#10 Jose_49

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:37

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.

#11 blade1269

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:43

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?

#12 0nyX

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:48

6 years old with an A64 3000+, 3GB RAM and a 6600GT. Win8 runs very smoothly though.

#13 subcld

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:31

3 years old going to add some new parts soon

#14 +warwagon

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:18

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.

#15 MistaT40

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:45

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