system requirements for a new pc

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Sun Jan 31 11:19:08 UTC 2016


Well, and please also select SSD (solid state disk) instead of antique
mechanical disks (HDD).

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Eero

2016-01-31 13:13 GMT+02:00 thufir <hawat.thufir at gmail.com>:

> I think that I need a new, or at least newer, computer.  This one uses
>
> product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
>
> and is a bit memory constrained:
>
> thufir at mordor:~$
> thufir at mordor:~$ free -h
>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:          1.9G       1.9G        15M       200M        17M       1.1G
> -/+ buffers/cache:       852M       1.1G
> Swap:         2.0G       524M       1.5G
> thufir at mordor:~$
>
>
>
> I typically have the following programs open:
>
> Netbeans (memory hog)
> Thunderbird (can peg the CPU)
> Firefox
> pan newsreader
> pidgin IRC
> terminal
>
> I was thinking of something like:
>
>     Our desktop computers come installed with Ubuntu 12.04.5. Macs will
> be installed with Mac OSX Snow Leopard, Yosemite, or El Capitan. We do
> not sell computers with Windows operating systems.
>     Prices include one power cord.
>     In order to keep our prices as low as possible and minimize waste,
> prices do not include mouse, keyboard, monitor, or other peripherals.
>     The following specs and prices are guidelines. We can tailor the
> machines to match your needs - please speak to the store coordinator or
> the build coordinator.
>
> Intel Core2 Duo w/ 80GB HDD, 2GB RAM - $50
> Intel or AMD Quad Core w/ 160GB HDD, 4GB RAM - $100
> Intel or AMD Quad Core w/ 200GB+ HDD, 8GB RAM+ - $150 - $180
> Intel Core i3 - $200 and up
> Intel Core i5 - $230 and up
> Intel Core i7 - $290 and up
> iMacs- $150 - $500
>
>
> Probably anything with 8GB RAM and quad core should be sufficient?
>
>
>
> thanks,
>
> Thufir
>
>
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