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What does your company offer as a work computer?

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My mom's work (daycare thing) gives her a IBM Thinkpad (yes, IBM) for making stuff on an application that is only on the Thinkpad. Otherwise she just uses a 2012 Macbook Air.

 

My school gives us Acer R11 Chromebooks.


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9 hours ago, Kisai said:

The 14" Latitude batteries only last their users about 10 months.

Sounds like you are just having shitty luck, I have had to replace a few batteries but for the most part machines are running fine past the end of their warranty.

 

9 hours ago, Kisai said:

Performance wise, they are not powerful enough to run office 16 the way many users at the office use it.

Sounds like you have a fringe use case there then, not really sure what Office use could provide that these machines would have issue with other than multi-gig Excel files.

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I work in a small Webshop Company in the tech department. Unfortunaly we dont get notebooks, we will just buy the newest HP ProDesk with an i7 for Java-Devs and normally i5 for the rest with RAM being between 8 - 32 GB and some random gpu, if even external. Although, out graphics department have Macs, the newest beeing from 2014 tho :D

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A first gen quad-core 2.4ghz with 8 gb Ram at 2333, AMD firepro 2270 Graphics adapter, it plays Minecraft okay not great though, and a 240gb SSD along with 1 the hard drive.

 

Well let's just say it's not going to be doing much heavy lifting but it can handle Chrome pretty well, so I can copy everyone's homework on Google docs easy enough.

 

And I can have open like 30 tabs, so I don't have to waste time closing them all so I can reference like 4 tabs have a Linus Tech tips rerun playing in the background no problem.

 

I mean all I have to do is download their work and rewrite it in my own words and make sure I get all of their sources.

 

It's not that demanding, all I need to do is an advanced Google search.

 

 

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When I started this job in 2015, I inherited my predecessor's Dell XPS desktop, which was bought as a pair in 2013 for him and my boss. They had a Core i7 3rd gen, 8GB RAM, 60GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Nvidia 210, 24" display and a Logitech MK310 wireless keyboard/mouse combo.

 

We were recently given permission to replace our workstations. For cost saving, we built our own machines, which we configured with; AMD 2700X, 16GB RAM, 250GB NVMe M.2, 1TB HDD, Nvidia 710, 3x 24" monitors.


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Look at this beautiful piece of hardware that my job provides us technicians (IT for large school system). 

 HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Notebook PC

Processor: Intel® Celeron® N3350 with Intel® HD Graphics 500 (1.1 GHz base frequency, up to 2.4 GHz burst frequency, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)

Memory: 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM

Storage: 64 GB eMMC SSD (Yup)

Display: 11.6" diagonal HD SVA eDP LED slim touch screen (1366 x 768)

 

 

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This is actually a fun thing with LEGO, us engineers as told earlyer has DELL... with the spec that we want, the designers have MACBOOKS..

 

so we have a whole department building windows onto macbook´s and local service, because of designers, and the love for MAC... so they always run the newest Macbook pro´s, IMAC´s and whatever else they want.

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I work as an IT Technician in a pharmaceutical group and they provided me with a LENOVO T480 (i57300U with 8GB of RAM), hooked on a docking station linked to 2 HP Elite Display E233 and a combo of LOGITECH MK540 Advanced.

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Lenovo T470s - i7-7600U 16GB RAM 256GB SSD


I don't want to upgrade to the T480s only because it replaces the Lenovo UltraDock

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5 minutes ago, aitaix said:

I don't want to upgrade to the T480s only because it replaces the Lenovo UltraDock

My main reason for holding on to my 470.  :) I'll have to upgrade next year...


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I don't get a laptop as I don't need one, but those that do, have a variety of normal HPs, HP spectres & Macbooks depending on who they are.

 

The desktop I have at work is an HP Pro 3300 SFF with an i3-2120 (HT dual core... awesome 4 threads), 6gb of RAM & a mighty 455gb of spinning rust on Windows 10 Enterprise. I am due a new PC when the IT guy gets around to it or I decided to sabotage this one enough. The new ones are just essentially some newer version of what I already have, with some 7/8th gen intel i3, probably with 8gb of RAM instead and probably still spinning rust. Also have super quality dual 17" 4:3 monitors...(/s if you need that...) I bought my own mouse as the one I had was a stock HP shitty thing, so my MX Master 2S is probably the most expensive part of the whole setup.

 

To be honest, apart from opening outlook, it actually isn't the worst thing for speed unless I have a specific Excel workbook open, which will take 5-10 seconds to recalculate everything if I change 1 single figure in the data pickup part, where the rest of the tabs pick up their information from.

 

 

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A really old HP Laptop: 8460p which is a 2nd gen i5 4gb ram, crap 768p screen (At home I always use a 1080p external screen so it's bearable) and the hdd I am pretty sure died long ago and was replaced. Battery is a 6 cell but I am pretty sure I only got half of the cells still alive since I get best case scenario 30 minutes of battery time while on idle so just enough to move between conference rooms otherwise it's better to hybernate it or turn it off.


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I work as a 'service engineer' aka tech support for a company that mainly does B2B software etc and I'm in the hardware devision.

I have an HP EliteBook 850, i5-7200u, 8GB, 512GB and an additional 27" QHD HP monitor at the office (+dock)

 


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Didn't look at exact hardware configuration but Lenovo X1 Carbon and dock, sixth gen i5 and 8GB of RAM. I think we're supposed to be getting some micro desktops soon with 8th gen i5s as well.


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I have a couple … I have the top end late 2015 15" MacBook pro with the i7 16 gigs of ram and the descrete graphics.  I also work off a Dell T1700 with 16 gigs of ram and two Quadro cards in it.  It is equipped with a Xeon 1271v3

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I work in IT, both as a network admin at a public safety center (police/fire) building, and also do computer repairs on the side. At the network admin job I have a simple Dell desktop setup, i7,16gb ram, 512tb ssd and 2tb mechanical drive, and a 4 gb video card, dont even remember what brand it is. For mobile work from there I just have a spare Panasonic Toughbook that isn't assigned to a cruiser. My personal carry laptop is actually a small Samsung Chromebook. I like it that I can carry and use it all day and sometimes go more than a day without a charge. 

 

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I work for a large tech company that makes public sector software. We are contracted with Dell so everything is Dell. 

I run a Dell Precision with an i7-6820HQ @ 2.7Ghz, 16 GB ram, 500GB SSD,  Win 10 Pro, and three 24 inch 1080P monitors connected to a docking station. 

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Dell Latitude everywhere.... They will always be.. Dell.. <<Boring Laptops>>


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An AMD E2 at 1.6 Ghz, 6 GB RAM (don't know the speed wanna say 2133 Mhz?), 1TB Hard drive at 5400 RPM, No graphics Card. So yeah, not much to work with. Dunn really matter.

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We don't get personal computers, but the one that I use all the time at work (only use it to look at booking lists and printing preference sheets)

 

We use Dell Optiplex 3060 Micro form factors, usually with a Core i5 quad cores, waterproof keyboard, stock Dell mouse and a Dell 19" monitor from 2006


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I don't have one, but the standard issue laptop was a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260 last time I checked. Might have updated to a newer Thinkpad X2XX series by now.


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My workplace uses 6th Gen Lenovo X1 Carbons with the optional fingerprint reader, 16GB and then everything else mid-spec.

 

They're super nice due to the small size, and Thunderbolt 3.

 

We manufacture USB-C, triple monitor docks that also support 60W of power delivery, so we use our docks as a single connection to the network, 3 displays, and power and it's wonderful.

 

The machines are pretty light, easy to carry around, and the option to dock/un-dock with one cable combined with the rest makes them amazing when I have to move around for peer training or meetings. Plus, the battery is about 3h on normal, and about 6 on power save, which is more than enough for the office.

They certainly aren't perfect though. My one gripe, is their Bluetooth is trash... like, I can leave my headset connected, but if I get a support call and no audio comes through consistently for like 5m, it'll start stuttering like it's from a 56K modem. I don't know why it happens. Doesn't occur with my phone, desktop at home (using a little $40 BT adapter), or my old MSI GE60-2OE laptop. A simple disconnect/reconnect resolves this issue and it occurs for many around the office with BT headphones from MPow, to my Sennheiser HD1-IE BT's, to one of my Technical Lead's Sony WH-1000XM3s.

Beyond that, great little machines.


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We use touch screen AIO's from HP with Core i5's in them. I assume they're dual core I5's & 8GB of ram.. They do the job, which is mostly web based anyway.


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Cooler: Noctua L9i Case: Silverstone CS01 PSU: Silverstone 300W SFX 80+ Bronze Fans: Noctua NF-F12

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CPU: Intel Dual Core i5 @ 1.4GHz RAM: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SSD: 128GB GPU: Intel 5000 HD Graphics

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