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La literatura 10-29-2012 07:41 AM

Windows 8
 
Well, who has made the switch? Is it worth the time and $40 for the upgrade? Will my life becoming better with it?

KILLER_CLOWN 10-29-2012 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Literature (Post 9061678)
Well, who has made the switch? Is it worth the time and $40 for the upgrade? Will my life becoming better with it?

No, as a general rule always wait at least a year on a new OS. WIndows 7 is solid, why switch?

ZepSinger 10-29-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Literature (Post 9061678)
Well, who has made the switch? Is it worth the time and $40 for the upgrade? Will my life becoming better with it?

I'm in a good position to wait until next year, when I plan to get a new touchscreen laptop with the OS. I do wonder about something tho- will the ability to use the touchscreen extend to working with programs like Photoshop or MS Office? I haven't heard yet...

Fish 10-29-2012 08:02 AM

It's not too bad once you remove all the metro features. Not sure if it's worth the upgrade though...

Guru 10-29-2012 08:15 AM

I got it for $15 but didn't upgrade.
Figure for that price I'll just wait until they work out all the bugs first.

HC_Chief 10-29-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9061710)
No, as a general rule always wait at least a year on a new OS. WIndows 7 is solid, why switch?

One word: SPEED

W8 is FAAAAAASSSSSSSTT

By far this is the fastest OS (with a GUI) I have ever used. Server 2012 is the same.

Saulbadguy 10-29-2012 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Guru (Post 9061775)
I got it for $15 but didn't upgrade.
Figure for that price I'll just wait until they work out all the bugs first.

Where did you grab it for $15? Buying a new PC?

Guru 10-29-2012 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Saulbadguy (Post 9061945)
Where did you grab it for $15? Buying a new PC?

Yep, upgraded by laptop last month.

htismaqe 10-29-2012 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by HC_Chief (Post 9061918)
One word: SPEED

W8 is FAAAAAASSSSSSSTT

By far this is the fastest OS (with a GUI) I have ever used. Server 2012 is the same.

Side by side tests of Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 Enterprise beg to differ.

In fact, on my test machine, Windows SEVEN was slightly faster.

Braincase 10-29-2012 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by htismaqe (Post 9062441)
Side by side tests of Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 Enterprise beg to differ.

In fact, on my test machine, Windows SEVEN was slightly faster.

I can't tell. Everything runs fast on my newest notebook that I picked up last month.

3rd Gen. i7, 32 GB RAM...:thumb:

KILLER_CLOWN 10-29-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Braincase (Post 9062488)
I can't tell. Everything runs fast on my newest notebook that I picked up last month.

3rd Gen. i7, 32 GB RAM...:thumb:

What Vid card is in that? or what is the model number if you don't mind me asking.

htismaqe 10-29-2012 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Braincase (Post 9062488)
I can't tell. Everything runs fast on my newest notebook that I picked up last month.

3rd Gen. i7, 32 GB RAM...:thumb:

LMAO

That's awesome.

Braincase 10-29-2012 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9062575)
What Vid card is in that? or what is the model number if you don't mind me asking.

Nvidia Quadro K2000M

2 GB of Video Ram.

It's a Dell Precision M4700. After having an XPS, I'll never have anything other than a Precision if I'm getting a Dell. This is my 3rd Precision. The XPS had a lot of nice consumer features, but it just wasn't built for someone with my usage profile.

htismaqe 10-29-2012 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Braincase (Post 9063173)
Nvidia Quadro K2000M

2 GB of Video Ram.

It's a Dell Precision M4700. After having an XPS, I'll never have anything other than a Precision if I'm getting a Dell. This is my 3rd Precision. The XPS had a lot of nice consumer features, but it just wasn't built for someone with my usage profile.

Is your usage profile "I press the power button and expect it to turn on"?

If so then yes, it wasn't built for you.

:D

Braincase 10-29-2012 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by htismaqe (Post 9063232)
Is your usage profile "I press the power button and expect it to turn on"?

If so then yes, it wasn't built for you.

:D

Yeah. I thought I was getting a bargain, but after a year and half the hinge cracked along the lid, all the way through the bezel. I still use it at work, but it's a stationary unit.

This new Precision is loaded for bear... but I had to load it up to get to a price point where it qualified for .99% financing. It'll be in service for at least five years.


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