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Eh, we're developers and have old ProBooks.

i7-4610m (dual core i7, baybee), 16GB ram. At least they bumped us up to a 250GB SSD, but overall the thing is still painfully slow during a lot of dev tasks :(

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I just have a standard dell or something for everyday tasks. It does the job

 

But, I do have a nice one in another part of the building for doing proper 3D tasks.

 

It has 32gb of DDR4-3000, I7 8700K (I think) and a p4000

It doesn't get used a whole bunch as we don't redesign lighting rigs and sets too often, but its sometimes gets used as the show managers desk as it has 2x27" displays, so they can see CCTV feeds and other stuff on it


I make intelligent lights do cool things

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I'm a CAD tehcn, currently Rocking a custom spec'd HP Z240 workstation PC (ordered in 2017 right before coffeelake)

 

i7-7700K

(some HP) presumably B360 mobo

Nvidia P1000

M.2 NVME 512gb boot drive (Win10) with a 1TB WD blue storage drive

16gb DDR4 2666 (ECC?) ram

HP Z27S 27" 4k IPS monitor with two older HP/dell 22" 1080p TN panels on either side

Gray box PSU, I think 500w

A woefully inadequate 92mm tower style CPU cooler

 

I specifically chose the 7700k even though I cant OC because of the higher boost clocks for single threaded applications. The BIOS on this motherboard isnt aggressive with the fan curve at all so if I want to render anything I have to manuall set the fan to above 40% speed in the bios, no speedfan does not work(which is loud; i think this is a 2000-3000 rpm fan)

 

They wouldn't let me build it myself so the company paid almost double what they had to for "hp warranty"

 

I (and everyone else in the office) also have an HP elitebook 840 G3 which has a dualcore w/hyperthreading i7-6500u, 16gb of ram and an NVME OS drive (256gb i think) Mine is mostly a spare or when I need to go to meetings. 


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On 5/12/2019 at 11:32 PM, RasmusDC said:

work at LEGO, i have a Dell Precision 5530, guess it is some kind of XPS clone.

 

4K display (touch), 32gb ram, P1000 Quadro, 8850H CPU, 256gb NVME, it is a nice laptop, have a backup older DELL 12" with an older 7 series dual core HT cpu.

 

have 2 offices, but have displays each place, 2 x 1920x1200 in my project and older 2 x 1920x1080 in my office, although i have ordered one of those super wide screen that is the same size of a dual 16:9 setup. 

The Precision series are workstation laptops. One of my offices uses Precision 55x0's as their main laptop for new non-engineeering staff. Engineering staff are supposed to have Precision 77x0's. They've cycled out all their old Dell and HP G2 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation intel laptops, the new stuff is either 6th, 7th or 8th. Cycled every three years as warranties justify replacing them. The Managers all use super-weak 13" XPS and 14" Latitude laptops that are terrible and I don't like them since they have all the battery and iGPU-releated performance problems. Now when it comes to monitors, there's not very many new monitors purchased, and I kinda wish they would have the same replacement schedule, since an old monitor paired with a new monitor looks awful.

 

Now, here's the thing that bothers me. They buy brand-new laptops, to replace laptops that are not out of warranty. Now I understand not giving new staff garbage, but at the same time, there has been returned equipment that was months old, and it's like having a car with maybe 8000 miles on it.

 

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9 hours ago, slippers_ said:

We are trying to move our customers off of this type of thing, it is painful to see server hardware that has been live for 12-14 years still actively being used.

 

Even more painful when they don't want to upgrade because "muh expensive"... 

The system the previous poster mentioned, a 1GHz PIII, is 17-19 years old depending on if it's Coppermine or Tualatin. 
There are legitimate use cases for keeping a system alive (it's set up, does what it needs to do, and configuration costs exceed upgrade benefits) but for end users... huge security risk, low performance and time is money when it comes to productivity. 
 

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I work in the Marketing Department of a franchise car dealership. I was provided with a Dell Optiplex 9020 Mid-Tower with an i5-4570, 4 GB RAM, and a mechanical HDD. They also provided a 17" 4:3 Dell monitor and I added a 23" 1080p Dell monitor of my own. I also added my own mechanical keyboard and wireless trackball. I have started using Adobe products more lately, so I have started bringing my own Lenovo IdeaPad 330s with an i5-8250u and 8 GB RAM.


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Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad 330s

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I was my company, being a freelance 3D artist.

To stop me from going crazy on hardware I imposed a $5000 yearly budget on myself. 

 

The last computers I built with that budget was in 2018 and were an i7 8700k and an i7 8086k with GTX 1080 tis plus 1tb SATA SSDs. I also updated monitors that year with one 32" 4k and one 32" 144hz 1440p monitor. Ram and cases were used from other years.

 

My budget has been successful for over 20 years so I decided to keep it after I retired. This is so that if I have to go back to work I would have the hardware to do it. Software will be my biggest expense since I used Autodesk products.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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19 hours ago, RasmusDC said:

really loved at the office with that mechanical blue switch..

 

actually really wanted to buy a mx brown at work, but restrained myself, because of open office enviroment. there is enough noise as is. 

Well, there's only 4 people in my area and it ain't super quiet. Shipping and Receiving. Mail machines. Other bull crap. No one notices my keyboard's noise. My supervisor has a Rosewill with MX Browns too.... it's also mine. I let him use it when I got the one with Blues.

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15 hours ago, Kisai said:

The Managers all use super-weak 13" XPS and 14" Latitude laptops that are terrible

Terrible for what?  We are pretty much a Dell only site (using a 14" Latitiude right now) and it does just fine for e-mail, browsing, video calls, etc.  Sure I wouldn't want to do high-end design on it, but that is what the precision series is for.

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My job has iirc a Core i7 4770, 16GB of ram, 256GB SSD, and integrated graphics for both dispatching stations, along with five monitors


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30 minutes ago, kaiju_wars said:

My job has iirc a Core i7 4770, 16GB of ram, 256GB SSD, and integrated graphics for both dispatching stations, along with five monitors

wow. I am really surprised that an integrated GPU can power 5 screens at once

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4 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

wow. I am really surprised that an integrated GPU can power 5 screens at once

Not really surprising. Just running 5 screens isn't demanding on the GPU itself.


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5 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

wow. I am really surprised that an integrated GPU can power 5 screens at once

We actually technically use three PCs, one is just for the 911 phone and one is just for switching radio stations.  

I just don't know the specs of those ones.


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I work in the IT dept for a recruitment company in the UK. We tend to issue Dell Latitude and optiplex machines, ranging from Sandybridge era to Haswell era machines.

Have been pushing to take some new hardware on-board, but in fairness with recent SSD and RAM upgrades the machines are plenty capable of the basic web browsing, web processing and excel work most workers demand.

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Controller for a real estate developer.  Heavy Excel usage is about it for me, but I have this at work:

 

i7 7700

16GB RAM

1050Ti 

256SSD

1TB HDD

2x 24" ViewSonics

 

Does the job.


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I am a teacher with a charter school. This is what they gave me:

 

i5-4570s with 16gb of ddr2 ram and a 1050 GTX 1050 desktop.

 

No laptop.

 

An ipad with no charger.

 

 

My old school districts gave me laptops. >.>


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Currently taking a sabbatical year to think about what I want to do with the rest of my carreer. 

 

At my last job I was an office clerk, working mostly from home.  For some reason my employer didn't want to buy desktops, so we all used low-spec Dell Vostro 15 laptops (1.7GHz dual core with HT, 4GB RAM, Win10 on a 1TB HDD).

That thing was so slow that I simply left it at the office and used my own PC at home. 

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I've got a HP ZBook 15 G5 with an i7 8750H, it's pretty beasty for what I use it for


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11 hours ago, Koeshi said:

Terrible for what?  We are pretty much a Dell only site (using a 14" Latitiude right now) and it does just fine for e-mail, browsing, video calls, etc.  Sure I wouldn't want to do high-end design on it, but that is what the precision series is for.

The 14" Latitude batteries only last their users about 10 months. Both the 7470 and 7480's. When a replacement battery is ordered we tend to get the bigger model. All replaced batteries tend to be swollen pretty bad by the time they're replaced.

 

And that is just a single issue. Performance wise, they are not powerful enough to run office 16 the way many users at the office use it.

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i7 3770 @ 3.09 GHz

8 GB ram

 

Good enough for what I do with it, namely Reddit, forums, and YouTube.


i7 7700k @ 4.2GHz

Asus Strix OC 1080Ti

ROG Maximus IX Hero

EVGA G2 850W

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I work as a desktop support tech atm. My work computer is a bog standard Optiplex with an i5 6500, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

 

One of the servers I help work on occasionally has an old Xeon from 2008 that my IT department is trying to find the money to replace. 


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It varies from classroom to classroom.  But the newest computer is maybe a 7th gen Core i5 from HP.  The oldest is maybe 5th gen.  Never more than 500 GB of storage.  The main point of the computers is to access MS Sharepoint and things like that.   Computer laboratories generally have nicer hardware. 

 

What all the colleges have though is the fastest possible internet in this area.  1 gig or 10 gig depending on the campus.  

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