Weekend Poll: How many PCs are in your household?

It's the weekend, and you know what that means, so let's get right in to it. This week we're posing the question of how many computers you usually have in your household - whether that be laptops or desktops; Windows, Mac or Linux machines; media PCs or servers. Perhaps you are the member with the most PCs in your household: so in that case you should let us know your ridiculous number in the comments section below.

Maybe you even have a giant garage full of CRT monitors and PCs, like this person below:

Regardless, leave your votes in the poll below and any extra comments in the comments section. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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How many PCs are in your household?

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Does a server count as PC if its accessed via RDP for common PC tasks such as browsing when not at home? Going with this case I have:

4 laptops (2 personal and 2 work between my wife and I)
1 netbook
1 HTPC
1 desktop for the kids
1 server doubling as file server/remote access.

4 Laptops

My wife and I each got new ones and let the kids use the old ones. Hopefully have a gaming desktop soon though!

If I had that many CRT monitors in my garage I would make a Deus Ex Pritchard style arch from them

Umm lets see in my office
3 gaming pc
3 other pc
2 linux
2 laptops
1 netbook
then there is another 2 laptops
my media/download server/pc thing

Think thats it, oh wait no there is another laptop thats recently joined
So thats 15 devices not including tablets in fairness 3 of them are not used that often though

Im sorry but the guys saying they have a dell
that don't count.. if it did i'll count my Fischer Price Toy computer.
And Apple ?
Uhhmm no sorry those arn't PC's either
Those are Integrated Fanboy Devices
Fruit based products should not be discussed with REAL pc's

And i thought i had a lot of machines laying around (most running)
until a family member of mine bought a school districts computers
and then i had them literaly stacked to the roof and was trying to
find new uses for them all the time, one of them i used as a router (Mikrotik RouterOS)
and i wired that to some rack mount switches i had piled up laying around.

2 Desktop PCs running Windows 7
1 Laptop running Windows 7
1 iPad (3rd Gen)
1 Motorola Xoom (LTE)
1 Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (not exactly sure if it falls in)

Pretty soon I'll have a Nexus 7 to replace my Nook Tablet.

Other connected devices I have are an Xbox 360S, Logitech Revue and an Apple TV (1080p Version).

Pretty soon I'll have a Nexus Q to replace my Logitech Revue.

Off topic: I have 2 Galaxy Nexus Phones (1 is LTE the other is the GSM Model form the Google Play Store). 1 iPhone 4S and 1 Nokia Lumia 900. Out of all three, the Apple products work the best together. Out of all three media devices I have, the Xbox 360 provides the best entertainment solution. Out of all three phones, the Galaxy Nexus is the best. Something to love from all three companies I guess.

Desktop:
1 iMac
2 Windows

Laptop:
3 Windows

iMac and a Windows desktop is mine (Windows desktop is like 6 years old now, only use it developing in C#)

Windows desktop is fairly new and is my brothers, he uses it for gaming.

The 3 laptops are my Dads, Mums and Sisters laptops

I actually wonder why so many people have so many PC's? often to do the same task.

We have 3x laptops BUT one is mine, I board so it's only around in the weekends, the other is my sisters but she lives overseas (and it's required by her school) and one is my mum's, and she also lives overseas.

Other than that there is just my mum's old desktop (pre laptop machine) that is used for random things, acts as a print server and HTPC/streaming server. No point in having 3x machines. One can do all of the work.

Auzeras said,
I actually wonder why so many people have so many PC's? often to do the same task. One can do all of the work.

People in general don't like having to wait. Got a little brother who likes to spend hours at a time on World of Warcraft? Good luck sharing that one system. It's not like they're expensive anymore.. it's the same reason why some houses have multiple televisions.. why not?

You also got the "don't touch my s**t" factor.. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would rather break somebody's fingers than let them use their personal system.

We've got 3 old PIII era laptops, one for each kid (2, both have XP on them) and one for the workroom (333MHz, runs Ubuntu); an iMac in the bedroom we primarily use for streaming media; an old Macbook Pro (and a new Macbook Air but that's my "work" laptop); and a Win7 gaming/HTPC in the living room.

We've got an iPad too, but it is fairly useless I've discovered. I won't count my Android phones

2 Windows 7 machines (i7) in my wife's office
1 Windows 7 machine (i7) in my office
1 Windows 8 laptop (i7) in my office
1 Windows Home Server (AMD Dual Core) in my office
1 Windows 7 laptop (i7) in the master bedroom
1 Windows 7 machine (i7) in the living room acting as HTC.
1 Windows 7 laptop (i7) in the kitchen
2 Samsung Series 7 slate tablets
1 Windows 7 laptop (dual core) running the SETI software.
2 Linux machines (dual core) development machines

13 in all.
Damn, didn't realize I had so many machines running. LOL.

Lets see...it's been a while I did an inventory...

I came up with 14. 8 PCs (towers/desktops), 5 laptops, 1 rackmount. I'm not gonna count tablets.

I could get rid of 4 PCs, 2 laptops and the rackmount as I either no longer use them on a regular basis, or they're just too old. I really ought to have a garage sale.

On top of that, one of the PCs (SandyBridge with 32GB RAM) is used to host 19 more VMs.

Two servers, an Alienware laptop, iPad, Transformer prime and a Nexus 7 on the way. Does my smartphone count as well?

6 in total

1 desktop
1 HTPC
2 laptops

and then I have

1 old (very old, Pentium 120Mhz) desktop
1 dual core laptop, minus the screen used as a home server

1 Dell XPS 8100 desktop and 1 HP Mini netbook, but I'm looking to sell the latter for either an Android tablet or a Windows 8 slate/Surface.

2x Server 2008 R2, one is use for hosting Valve's Source dedicated game servers, the 2nd one ( a virtual machine) runs a web & FTP server.
1x High end gaming PC
1X HTPC
2X Windows laptops

2 PC one running windows xp And the other running windows 8
1 toshiba Laptop running windows 7
1 iPad
1 old spare compaq presario desktop pc

I've noticed in the past there may be three PCs in a house but now in more and more homes there is only one shared PC and everyone has their own smartphone. This is a big problem for MS.

thealexweb said,
I've noticed in the past there may be three PCs in a house but now in more and more homes there is only one shared PC and everyone has their own smartphone. This is a big problem for MS.

Yes, a very big problem for MS; most especially if the single shared PC is a laptop or desktop and one or more of the users is a touch-typist. A tablet, with Windows-8, just isn't going to work.

HP NC6400 laptop - Windows 8
HP Proliant Microserver - Windows 7 Ultimate
Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows 8 and OS X
Viewsonic Viewpad 10 - Windows 7 Ultimate
Sony Vaio PictureBook - Windows XP Professional
Gaming rig Q6600 - Windows 7 Ultimate
Philips X15 laptop - Windows 7 Ultimate
Raspberry Pi - Ubuntu
XPS 720 - Under construction

Five in total. My dad uses an old 17" Dell laptop running Vista, my mum uses a 15" HP laptop which originally ran Vista, but was upgraded to 7 after some virus rendered it completely unusable (and I couldn't fix it myself using an Ubuntu live CD), my brother uses a 15" Novatech laptop he recently bought to replace the Dell laptop which he used before. As for myself, I recently got an old 13" MacBook (2008 polycarbonate unibody) for my college work, but my custom-built desktop PC is my main machine.

2x Windows High Performance Computers
2x iPads
3x Windows Laptops
1x MacBook Pro
1x Asus Netbook
1x Server, Video, Music, backups
1x Enterprise Firewall Appliance
1x Enterprise Manged Switch
3x Wireless Access Points
2x UPS

4 laptops
2 desktops
2 ipad 3's 32gb
1 ipad 2 16gb
1 Nexux 7 16gb (Pre order!!)

And only 3 people in the house.. Sounds like a lot on paper. haha

1 laptop
2 desktops(1 is gaming rig)
1 Tablet (asus T300)
1 Razr maxx smart phone
Server (2008)
Ham radio (ranger RCI-2995DX - so when satellites stop working and we at war)
Scammer (digital/analog - so I can hear what is going on everywhere)
*tin foil hat* (ya just never know)

1 my desktop -Win2008 and openSUSE
1 my laptop I use for freelancing -Win7
2 PCs, my brother's -Win7, openSUSE
1 laptop, my mom's -WinVista
1 desktop. my dad's -Win7

Two
1 10 year old DELL 2GB desktop mini-tower, with Win-7 32-bit. My backup system, still going strong and running my 16-bit AutoCAD LT 95.
1 4 year old DELL 4GB laptop, with Win-7 64-bit. My main computer. Legal copies of applications on desktop.

Not upgrading to Windows-8 and have to buy new hardware to gain the dubious enhancement of Metro UI. Will wait until next laptop/desktop oriented OS is released.

1 ESXi Server for home lab (I5 w/ 36GB ram - this counts as a desktop connected to a NAS for shared storage)
Primary desktop
Personal notebook
Work Notebook
Media Center PC in living room
Media Center PC in bedroom

Three

Alienware M15x Laptop - Mine
Asus G60vx - Fiance's
Acer Aspire Laptop - Mother's
Custom built desktop PC - Sister's

6 Notebooks (2 Windows 8, 2 Windows 7, 1 Windows XP, 1 Mac OSX 10.7 Lion)
2 PCs (1 Windows 7, 1 Windows 98)
2 Raspberry Pi Boards (Linux)

Hoping to add a MacBook Air and 3/4 new PC/Servers running Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 (for testing) to the list. Taking my total from 10 to 14/15

I selected 2 because I have my Thinkpad and my Lenovo Windows Home Server. I also technically have a work laptop, Dell Latitude Windows Tablet thing. LOL It's never used though and I only brought it home to fix it.

Now if you had said network connected devices, now i have a much larger list

i just selected two as they are the only ones that can be up and running if needed.

i kind of have three but it's basically not really ready to use without getting it out and connecting a monitor to it.

1 desktop running Slackware
1 desktop running Mythbuntu
1 laptop running Windows 7 and Slackware
1 laptop running OS X

For actively used machines in a desktop role, there's 8 desktops (primarily Windows based but there's a Hackintosh and BSD KDE desktop in the mix) although a couple of those aren't always assembled as they're test units, four tablets (3 Windows, one Android which sorely needs to be replaced), and two laptops, also Windows. Four servers, three 2008R2, one BSD.

Our house is a very, very fine house
With 4 PC's,1 other thrown in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la.....

Two desktops (mine and my parents' computers), no laptops or tablets, one smartphone (if that counts), and an old, and not working desktop from quite a few years ago.

So yeah, 2-4 machines. I wouldn't count the non-working machine, so let's just say 3.

Had a MacBook Air, MacBook, both from 2008, my main desktop and an old laptop.

Sold everything and now I have a MacBook Air mid-2011 with a tb display, running windows 8 over parallels.

Oh and a qnap ts-210 server where I store everything.

Also, bought recently an used iPad 2 and am selling my old iPad 1.

5 if you count the home server, 7 if you count the Xboxes

a DELL laptop (7 SP1 Home Premium)
a Toshiba laptop (7 SP1 Home Premium, god bless family licenses)
my MacBook (7 Pro SP1/8 RP, because Apple's Samba sucks balls)
a custom desktop (7 SP1 Ultimate)
my custom home server (WHS 2011 SP1, in a sweet P280, do not attempt to lift, really)

FalseAgent said,
2. My sister uses a Mac and IT IS NOT A ****ING PC kthxbai

Hey buddy, guess what?

PC = PERSONAL COMPUTER

That's right, her Mac is a PC. kthxbai

FalseAgent said,
2. My sister uses a Mac and IT IS NOT A ****ING PC kthxbai
Good for your sister, want a cookie? Man, you fanboys are just <insert negative remark>. /facepalm

1 Home Server running whs 2011
4 Desktops (my old core 2 quad + my sandy bridge E, both dual booting win7pro & Ubuntu, 1 desktop from my brother that he still has to pick, and 1 spare low specced desktop that is currently at work for tests)
6 laptops (1 hp netbook, 2 hp dv6 for me and my wife, her old asus a8sc, and her 2 work laptops from dell)
and finally 1 HTPC rocking xbmcbuntu

And i am waiting for 2 raspberry pis...

This accounts for 12 pcs.

Kinda crowded indeed... ^^

1 multi-boot main PC running on a Core2Quad CPU
1 triple-boot media centre PC running on a Core2Duo CPU
1 single-boot mini webserver running on a Pentium Dual Core CPU
2 laptops ... 1 running on a CoreDuo CPU + 1 running on a Pentium III CPU !

1 XBox360 Elite, although that isn't really a PC ... but then neither is a tablet TBH.

Ummmm...

Garage computer for looking crap up while working on my cobra (so i don't grungy anything else)
Bedroom PC for watching movies or listening to music late at night
iPad - Browsing / e-mail while on the go
Daughters room - PC for her to watch movies / entertainment / education
My Laptop for advanced work stuffs
My Backup laptop just in case
My wife's laptop for finances / advanced work stuffs
Home server for hosting files / media
My HTPC
My Wife's HPTC

So including all those, 10...

Custom Desktop Windows PC Core i7
HP Pavilion 15" Windows Notebook
Apple MacBook Pro 17"--2011
Apple MacBook Pro 13"--2010
Apple MacBook Air 13"--2011
Apple iPad 2--2011

- Very old Pentium 100 Mhz. Hasn't been used in years.
- i7 920 (desktop)
- HP Mini 311 (netbook)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

I assumed you meant working/used computers... Otherwise its 10+.

I have two tablets I never counted, and 2 stand-alone D-Link nas boxes too. And a bunch that no longer electrically function but work as stands, doors, walls and props.

What I did count was what worked-
mac mini that runs XBMC frontend 90% of the time on the TV.
NAS computer for XBMC storage mainly.
17" powerhouse i7 laptop
13" core 2 duo EOL macbook

I have two computer towers for the sole purpose should I ever need a functional COM or LPT port for programming something. I can't justify throwing out good systems to shell out $50-75 for USB adapters.

Oh goodness... are we including ones that aren't used anymore? If we are, then there's at least 10 in my house -- I don't even want to do the math on that.

McKay said,
I only tend to have 1 computer at a time, getting rid of the last one after buying a new one.

You don't keep one as a spare in case something stops working?

D.J.P said,
8 Desktops (2 of these are servers, a 3rd is my Media PC)
4 Laptops
-------------
2 iPads, 4 iPhones

Its fun to lie.
Hope you have a happy life,

bye now.

air- said,

Its fun to lie.
Hope you have a happy life,

bye now.

What reason has he to lie? Maybe he has a number of kids, or housemates, or is a developer etc., or maybe even all 3!

air- said,

Its fun to lie.
Hope you have a happy life,

bye now.

I have 7 Desktops (mine, my wifes, my two kids have one, two servers and a media center)

We have 4 laptops in the house (my work laptop, my wife and son have a netbook each and we have an old laptop we use to stream music to the conservatory)

We also have 3 iPhones (2 are new and an old one for my son) and an iPad

What possible reason could he have to lie? IT is my job so over the years as PCs get upgraded the old bits filter down to the rest of the family

Ridlaw said,
What possible reason could he have to lie? IT is my job so over the years as PCs get upgraded the old bits filter down to the rest of the family

I guess he's one of those bitter individuals who think that anyone who has more than he must be a liar.

air- said,

Its fun to lie.
Hope you have a happy life,

bye now.

You do realize that more than one person can live in a household, right?

Shadrack said,

You do realize that more than one person can live in a household, right?

Bit a of a late reply, but yes, I'm not alone in the house.

Me (4 of the desktops, 1 laptop, iphone), my brother (desktop,laptop,iphone,ipad) & his wife (desktop, ipad, iphone), my uncle (desktop,laptop) and a friend (desktop,laptop,iphone)

4 pc, 3 running Windows, one using Ubuntu.
3 laptops, 2 MacBook and 1 Windows
2 tablets, iPad and a android based unit.

Neobond said,
3: A client, a server and a laptop (not counting loose old parts).

No I can't afford an iPad

Technically a server ain't a PC

alwaysonacoffebreak said,

Technically a server ain't a PC


Interesting thing about this is my server like many out there is just a recycled PC so, some servers can indeed be classified as a PC.

Personal Count is at 9 at the moment ...

4 (mine the wife's and both kids)
4 media centers
1 recycled into a development server

... on further reflection, I suppose technically a development server even though accessible might not truly qualify as a true server so I can understand your point I suppose o.O

gWorldz said,

Interesting thing about this is my server like many out there is just a recycled PC so, some servers can indeed be classified as a PC.

Personal Count is at 9 at the moment ...

4 (mine the wife's and both kids)
4 media centers
1 recycled into a development server

... on further reflection, I suppose technically a development server even though accessible might not truly qualify as a true server so I can understand your point I suppose o.O

But once you make it into a server, does it actually still classify as a personal computer? It's no longer do such tasks or operating in such a way. They're all just computers in the end right? We call them based on their primary function.