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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I use similar not perfect

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNJ34JBK/ref=emc_bcc_2_i

    Paid $160 3 weeks ago on eBay

    Selling fast as ice cream


    If you like those I would recommend checking out Intel NUC's (for future reference, not that you need it now)

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    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us...tails/nuc.html

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/1989...said%20Tuesday.

    I thought about one of these a couple of years ago. IIRC there was also a largish USB memory stick sized system that ran Win 10.

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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    I had to upgrade my monitor. Got it today. TV was not great.

    Bought same ASUS Pro Art as 10 years ago

    Great improvement and no heat!
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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    If you don't want the low end of new machines, there are many excellent mid-range pint sized computers available for <$200 ready to go with SSD and plenty of ram. They used to sell for big money as business computers. Lenovo still has drivers and BIOS updates available as needed.

    Lenovo ThinkCentre m900 i5-6500T 8GBMem I bought an ebay lot of these for $50/each. I will add charger, more ram, and SSD and have some nice computers.
    They have DP out, perfect for better quality monitors. HP makes some similar too for small money.

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    I am set

    Thank you


    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    If you don't want the low end of new machines, there are many excellent mid-range pint sized computers available for <$200 ready to go with SSD and plenty of ram. They used to sell for big money as business computers. Lenovo still has drivers and BIOS updates available as needed.

    Lenovo ThinkCentre m900 i5-6500T 8GBMem I bought an ebay lot of these for $50/each. I will add charger, more ram, and SSD and have some nice computers.
    They have DP out, perfect for better quality monitors. HP makes some similar too for small money.
    Tin Can

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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    I bought a 2U Dell dual processor server with 64 GB of memory for around $300 delivered a couple of years back. Runs great as a backup server. Doesn't have much in the way of graphic support though since it's intended to run without a dedicated monitor. I'm running Win 10 on it, although they more commonly run Linux etc.

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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodak View Post
    I think we are somehow on the same track. My idea is to build a user friendly f-Stop timer.

    Photoshop will be to much for this tiny computer.
    Not sure PS would be too much for the larger R Pi's. Haven't tried it so can't say with any certainty, but I know that you can run Windows apps on them under WINE. Maybe I can get my wife to buy me a few more R Pi's for my 83rd birthday in a couple of months. All kinds of neat computer sh*t to keep myself too occupied to ever build the exposure unit. I started programming for pay in 1959 but haven't done much tech stuff for a few (?) years now, so this is all for fun.

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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    I still use CS-4 on an iMac.

    If I were to change I’d get an app for my iPad.

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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    I still think, for my purposes, the Mac Studio with 4 terabytes and some software for about $3500 is best for the long term (i.e. my last computer). The monitor can be anything else that uses HDMI. I want to take my computer to the hotel room and hook it up to a smart TV when traveling.

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    Re: Low cost new desktop

    I didn’t put all my eggs into one basket, instead using a one terabyte hard drive and, when near full, hookup another. I would number each and have a paper listing the contents.

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