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techno_race
09-15-2007, 04:02 PM
One of Dell's choices for desktop PCs is 64 GB of DDR2 667MHz 16 DIMMS RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition, 6.0 GHz Intel 8-core processor, a 4-year support plan, 30-watt 45Hz-20KHz magnetically shielded stereo speakers with a subwoofer and a master and subwoofer volume control (on/off seperate), 2 nVidia Quadro FX 3500 graphic cards with 256 MB graphics memory each, 2.25 TB SATA 750 RPM 3Gpbs (gigabytes, not gigabits, as would be the case with Internet/network) hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM and CD-RW/DVD+/-RW drive, floppy drive, 13-in-1 card reader, 4-port USB hub, 10240 x 1600 80-inch LCD 16ms response time monitor (talk about widescreen), a Norton Internet Security 15-month subscription, waterproof USB Multimedia Keyboard with feet, 2-port USB hub, wrist rest, 5-button programmable Bluetooth 800 DPI optical 4-way scroll mouse, mousepad, modem, user guide, driver DVD, fingerprint reader, Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, Adobe Acrobat 8.1 STD, PC Restore, Yosemite backup software, 160 GB uncompressed/320 GB compressed HD cartridge, 4 80GB uncompressed/160 GB compressed HD cartridges, 4 120 GB uncompressed/240 GB compressed HD cartridges... okay, if you've read this far I'll assume you've turned into an evil alien zombie. Keep reading. Next comes 4 160 GB uncompressed/320 GB compressed HD cartridges, a 1-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 2-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 3-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 4-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 5-year AE warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 1-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 2-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 3-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 4-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, a 5-year CC warranty 30-inch 1900 x 1200 LCD monitor, on-site setup, a plan to keep defective hard drives (when in warranty) for 4 years, 3 different recycling plans and Windows Media Player for only... $100,000? $90,000? $1,000,000? No! All that in a Dell case for only $39,294.66 USD!

thetestingsite
09-15-2007, 04:06 PM
Now why would someone need all of that? I mean, really in a practical environment.

techno_race
09-15-2007, 04:19 PM
don't ask me

djr33
09-15-2007, 04:36 PM
I like the top of the line Mac Pro, for around $32,999.

It's got, as I recall--
32GB RAM
approx. 3 TB space (more?), across 8 HD bays
3.5ghz quad core processors (approx)
2 Superdrives

And a bit more. Then you can add a monitor and stuff.

Most of that cost is the RAM. Crazy.

Twey
09-15-2007, 05:33 PM
Now why would someone need all of that? I mean, really in a practical environment.Bragging rights. :p
I like the top of the line Mac Pro, for around $32,999.

It's got, as I recall--
32GB RAM
approx. 3 TB space (more?), across 8 HD bays
3.5ghz quad core processors (approx)
2 SuperdrivesConsidering it has half the ram and is a considerable fraction of the price of the PC version, that's not too impressive. I'd take the PC one. Ten-monitor array? You could use that as wallpaper :p

techno_race
09-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Ten-monitor array?
...fourteen. :p

Now why would someone need all of that? I mean, really in a practical environment.
Space, speed, support, screen, sound...
* Space: 500 GB + 500 GB + 500 GB + 750 GB + 320 GB + 160 GB + 160 GB + 160 GB + 160 GB + 240 GB + 240 GB + 240 GB + 240 GB + 320 GB + 320 GB + 320 GB + 320 GB = 5.45 TB. Which is a lot of space.
* Speed: 6 GHz is a lot (2 * 3 GHz) and 64 GB is a lot of RAM.
* Support: 4 years is longer than the average life span of a desktop PC.
* Screen: 29240 x 1600 is a lot of space for windows. (14-monitor array)
* Sound: 30W is a lot of sound and 45 Hz-20KHz covers practically all sounds.

djr33
09-15-2007, 11:46 PM
Yeah, but that would still get spyware, especially with no antivirus. And I don't like antivirus. :p

Twey
09-16-2007, 07:40 AM
Yeah, but that would still get spyware, especially with no antivirus. And I don't like antivirus. :pYou mean you'd actually keep Vista on there? :p
* Speed: 6 GHz is a lot (2 * 3 GHz) and 64 GB is a lot of RAM.Not that much... I've met single-cores that reach 6GHz. Still, the RAM means it outweighs djr33's Mac one anyway :p

djr33
09-16-2007, 10:19 AM
That much RAM would go unnoticed, really, in either case.
I think they're both absolutely insane.
But it's just funnty to go on the Mac site and make the dropdown menus go to the highst level, then see how much it actually costs.

What's more scary, though, is that Dell actually sells this as a specific product.

Twey
09-16-2007, 11:09 AM
That much RAM would go unnoticed, really, in either case.I can think of cases.
What's more scary, though, is that Dell actually sells this as a specific product.I guess they have a lot of very rich customers?

djr33
09-16-2007, 11:21 AM
"Hi, I'm Bill Gates. I buy my computers from Dell."

Twey
09-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Haha :D He may well do :p

techno_race
09-16-2007, 02:37 PM
Aye.

I guess they have a lot of very rich customers?
Er...that's good compared to Alienware (http://www.alienware.com)'s deal for 3.33 GHz, 4 GB RAM for $49,392... :p

And according to Task Manager, I have 14 MB physical memory free out of 1.5 GB...
And my computer has been on for 300.5 hours...in a row...without getting restarted...or crashing...:p...

Rai_87
04-25-2008, 09:07 AM
y? WOULD u wan to have a HUGE HUGE LCD monitor and so much RAM plus hard disk space for the pc it will corrupt ur pc easily unless u have a game server or mass information to store it