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Poll: Are you happy with the speed of your PC/Laptop?


PC Advisor

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We want to know if you are you happy with the speed of your PC/Laptop?.

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Are you happy with the speed of your PC/Laptop?

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Woolwell

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What is quick and what is slow? What may be slow to me may be quick to someone else and vice versa. Are we referring to boot times, internet, program processing, data crunching eg video or games?

I'm happy with the speed most of the time but there are times when things are frustratingly slow and regrettably those times tend to be associated with this site.

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woodchip

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My Fastest is a Samsung Netbook Running XP Home at Booting up, and Web Browsing

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interzone55

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We're currently at the happy point where CPU & memory on our computers is really way more than needed for the work we throw at them

5 years ago my PC, which was state of the art when I bought it, would struggle to work with the 5 megapixel images from my camera, frequently taking a couple of minutes to do a simple transformation.

Now my two year old laptop has no problems doing multiple transformations on multiple 16 megapixel images.

For most home use I don't see any real need for improvements in CPU power, I think in future we need to concentrate on infrastructure, because more and more work is going to be done on remote servers, with applications and storage in "the cloud"

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nickf

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YES ! My 6 month old PC from Scan is faster than a greased weasel down a slide ! ( Not that I advocate the greasing of weasels , don't want the RSPCA on my case ! )

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Quickbeam

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The 'I don't have a PC or laptop' option seems a strange option to me in this poll.

But not quite as strange as the 1% that have voted for it!

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tigertop2

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Most 'slow speed' problems with laptops arise beacause for some years manufacturers failed to install sufficient RAM modules to properly handle XP Vista and even windows 7.

As others have pointed out an older laptop can often be rejuvenated by doubling or quadrupling the installed RAM modules

Nowadays that is not a problem and I am certainly happy with my recent purchases re speed

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shellship

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Have voted but I while I seem to manage with my Win XP I realise just how slow it is when I use my iPad.

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Aitchbee

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I usually have two computers [to hand], so while one is perhaps recording a radio program for example, I can be browsing on the other one.Most of my computers are at the limits of their speed capabilities ... but I ain't complainin'.

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Ex plorer

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My old Vista lap-top taken back to factory settings and Windows seven All In One PC. On boot up, Vista Lap top is faster, there after about the same.

Big difference in spec and both loaded with the same programs apart from office I use open office with vista and use the new office supplied with the all in one.

Happy.

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Armchair

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I put this 'budget gaming desktop PC' together thirteen months ago. The latest games (eg Far Cry 3) will probably only run at Medium settings on it, but this isn't really a problem because it isn't the so-called cutting edge games that have gotten me hooked. It's less demanding, but immensely enjoyable, games such as Mount and Blade Warband that I've racked up the hours on. I don't see this situation changing any time soon. I haven't bought a solid state hard drive, or bothered overclocking the graphics card. It's more than adequate as it is.

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