First post, by Jasin Natael
Just a random thought:
I would say that most modern PCs are mostly way more powerful than they need to be for the average user.
Not speaking of servers or enthusiast gaming rigs....but just the average day to day desktop and mobile PC.
Now of course the opposite can be true and I find that most vendors "minimum specifications" to be laughable (here's looking at you Microsoft)
But unless a guy is buying the lowest dreg Atom based Celeron laptop Wal-Mart has on rollback, most modern machines can do FAR more than they ever get the chance to do.
And I'm no exception here. I have two main personal machines that are workstation/gaming built in mind that really never get used close to their full potential.
I find myself nearly all the time using my work desktop and work laptop because that is all I have time to do.
Neither one of those devices (Dell Optiplex/Latitude stuff) are particularly powerful and yet are mostly more than adequate for the tasks they are called upon.
Just curious if anyone else has a difference of opinion here.
With Windows 11 here and Microsoft laying the axe to so much hardware that is perfectly capable of running their shiny new OS I wonder how much used hardware is going to get tossed in the name of forced obsolescence.
At a time when we REALLY can't afford to do so.