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Offline thar

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Got myself a new PC.
« on: 27 December 2014, 17:01:41 »
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I was just reading that Tom had finally bagged the pink i5 laptop, nice one Tom! Well I'm quite chuffed as I got a "new to me" PC this Christmas.

My old Medion MD8822 is 7 years old this year and is starting to show it's age, so as Father Christmas brought my son an i7 gaming machine, I got his hand me down Medion Akoya. It was marketed as a back to school PC, so it's nothing to brag about, but it's definitely an improvement on my old one and as I upgraded the RAM last year to 8GB, I don't experience the slow downs I did with my maxed out 2GB Medion.

I remember when my son used to get the hand me downs, how times change!

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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #1 on: 27 December 2014, 18:28:06 »
Good news

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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #2 on: 27 December 2014, 18:57:12 »
when i read this i thought you had bought some mega system we could all salivate over  :D :D
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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #3 on: 27 December 2014, 19:09:34 »
Congrats thar yeah times have changed my PC has a hand me down motherboard from my son. That was 12 months ago, I'm hoping for another upgrade (he's mumbled about a new i7 and is a new CPU and m/b)
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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #4 on: 27 December 2014, 19:23:07 »
when i read this i thought you had bought some mega system we could all salivate over  :D :D

No it's definitely not that. As long as I can check my favourite sites before I get ready for work without waiting 10 minutes for it to load, I'm happy, must be an age thing.

My son's could make the saliva glands react a little more The Amaze PC

I didn't pay the asking price BTW but put in a best offer bid that got accepted.
 
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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #5 on: 27 December 2014, 23:06:00 »
I was just reading that Tom had finally bagged the pink i5 laptop, nice one Tom! Well I'm quite chuffed as I got a "new to me" PC this Christmas.

My old Medion MD8822 is 7 years old this year and is starting to show it's age, so as Father Christmas brought my son an i7 gaming machine, I got his hand me down Medion Akoya. It was marketed as a back to school PC, so it's nothing to brag about, but it's definitely an improvement on my old one and as I upgraded the RAM last year to 8GB, I don't experience the slow downs I did with my maxed out 2GB Medion.

I remember when my son used to get the hand me downs, how times change!

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I remember when 32mb ram was considered more than enough!

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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #6 on: 28 December 2014, 00:59:43 »
when i read this i thought you had bought some mega system we could all salivate over  :D :D
Jeez folk are inheriting laptops that score higher than my desktop, Im now convinced I am a retro-Luddite ,   
Is the old " if it ain't broke why fix it " days gone by , Maybe , but having spent 3 days at curry's/PCworld sorting out their problem , maybe I shouldn't worry ,
BTW still getting XP pro security updates  ;)
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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #7 on: 28 December 2014, 01:08:29 »
when i read this i thought you had bought some mega system we could all salivate over  :D :D
Jeez folk are inheriting laptops that score higher than my desktop, Im now convinced I am a retro-Luddite ,   
Is the old " if it ain't broke why fix it " days gone by , Maybe , but having spent 3 days at curry's/PCworld sorting out their problem , maybe I shouldn't worry ,
BTW still getting XP pro security updates  ;)
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should hope you are,otherwise none of the embedded versions in atms and tills would be either,can you imagine the field day the hackers would have if they weren't? >:D >:D >:D

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« Reply #8 on: 28 December 2014, 16:56:46 »

should hope you are,otherwise none of the embedded versions in atms and tills would be either,can you imagine the field day the hackers would have if they weren't? >:D >:D >:D
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Embedded ? my local ATM  is no longer embedded   apart from a hole in the ground  :o
Don't think ATMS around here worry too much about Hackers taking a few £ ,
when you can take the whole ATMachine just after it's been refiled

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Re: Got myself a new PC.
« Reply #9 on: 29 December 2014, 14:18:23 »
when i read this i thought you had bought some mega system we could all salivate over  :D :D

No it's definitely not that. As long as I can check my favourite sites before I get ready for work without waiting 10 minutes for it to load, I'm happy, must be an age thing.

My son's could make the saliva glands react a little more The Amaze PC

I didn't pay the asking price BTW but put in a best offer bid that got accepted.
 
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I recently got my first laptop on the 19th. Needed something for portability. Nothing fancy. It was £250. Surprised how quick it is after all the junk was removed. Considering it has a mechanical drive. Will replace it with an SSD at some point.

Comes with Windows 8.1.

Lenovo G50-30 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB Ram & 500GB HDD

Whisper quiet, good battery time and best of all the fan never kicks on and it's not even warm. Boots up 30 - 45 seconds with instant access to the desktop.

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What’s in the box?
1 x Lenovo G50-30 15.6" laptop
1 x AC power adapter
1 x 4-cell Lithium-ion battery
1 x user guide

Technical specifications:
Screen: 15.6" LED LCD HD
Display resolution: 1366 x 768
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processor (2.16GHz)
Operating system: Windows 8.1 with Bing (64-bit)
Graphics: Intel HD
Storage: 500GB hard drive
RAM: 4GB (up to 8GB including SD)
TouchPad: multi-gesture
Keyboard: full size with numeric keypad
Audio: Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
Camera: 0.3MP integrated webcam
Microphone
Optical drive: DVD RW Super Multi DL drive
Battery: 4-cell 3220mAh Li-ion
Battery life: up to 4 hours (depending on usage)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
Laptop (h x w x d): 2.7cm x 38.2cm x 25.8cm (1.1" x 15" x 10.2")
Weight: 2.4kg

Input/output
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader
1 x 3.5mm headphones jack

It's great just having that portability about the house.



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