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How many PCs do you own?

By Shawn Knight
Dec 4, 2015
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  1. Nary has a month passed without hearing about a new poll or study preaching the decline of the PC. The chatter is not without merit, however, as there’s plenty of evidence to validate the trend. Smartphones, tablets and streaming media boxes are replacing the traditional computer for millions, but is that the case with you?

    With this week’s open forum, we’re curious as to how many computers you own / use on a regular basis. Has the mobile revolution had an impact on your PC ownership and usage compared to just a few years ago? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Three (all Sandy Bridge generation):
    1. Main Desktop (i7-2600K)
    2. Second Desktop (Pentium G620)
    3. Notebook (HP Elitebook 8460P / i5-2520M)
     
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    4 on a regular basis, probably enough parts to complete 2-3 more.
     
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    Just one - that's plenty. :)
     
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  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    22
     
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    I've only ever had one computer at a time.
     
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,682   +787

    Six now ... one server, one laptop, four desktops .... man, I got to get a life! LOL
     
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  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    @red1776 Are you counting each core as it's own machine? lol
     
  9. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 818   +231

    In my house I have 2 servers, 4 desktops, 4 laptops, 2 Raspberry Pis, 5 smartphones (4 android and 1 iPhone) and 3 tablets (2 android and 1 iPad).
     
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Three machines I use personally: one desktop, one laptop and my office's desktop. I'm waiting to receive a fourth, a Surface 3 for carrying around when needed (and for taking notes/drawing).
     
  11. Tibeardius

    Tibeardius TS Booster Posts: 52   +34

    My desktop and my wife's. I give my old desktop to the wife when I upgrade.
     
  12. Nazeem

    Nazeem TS Member

    3 desktops, 1 server, 3 laptops, 1 Surface Pro, 1 Netbook <--all running Windows 10
     
  13. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    1 Server, 2 Desktops, 2 Laptops, 6 Test rigs, 3 HTPCs and 1 Family PC.

    Then enough bits to make more high-end gaming systems than I have friends which makes my LANs a little sad.
     
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  14. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 345   +43

    2 running desktops, with enough parts to build a third, plus one running laptop and two dead ones. I also have a tablet and a smartphone, but for as long as I play PC games, I will have a desktop computer.
     
  15. zavrix

    zavrix TS Rookie Posts: 21   +7

    1 gaming computer with an i7 running win7
    1 quad core (q400 or something cant remember) used by my wife for photo editing running win 7
    1core 2 @2.8ghz for media pc still running xp pro
    1 quad core sitting in the garage doing nothing much at all win7 on that
    1old laptop that still works fine running win xp
    plus parts lying around every where.
     
  16. Nathan550

    Nathan550 TS Rookie

    1 main desktop (i7-2600)
    1 laptop converted to be permanently hooked up to one TV (smartest TV ever)
    1 laptop for work
    1 macbook pro for designing
    1 macbook air for travel
    Got 2 ipads as well.
     
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    My guess would have been '42'. :cool:
     
  18. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    2 High-end Desktops and 3 laptops.
     
  19. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    It was '42' but I noticed a black hole forming in my basement and I wasn't sure I wanted to know what the question to the answer was...
     
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  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    Oh, that's easy.

    What is, "do you think it's time to dial back on the overclock"? :eek:
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2015
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  21. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    Five working computers:
    1. one i3-530 desktop (windows 10 pro build 1511)
    2. one i5-3570k desktop (windows 8.1 pro wmc)
    3. one Pentium g630 desktop (windows 10 pro build 1511)
    4. one Pentium g2030 desktop (windows 10 pro build 1511; OS free from windows insider program)
    (1-4 shares two 20" 1600x900 led monitors)
    5. one intel core 2 duo 1.6ghz laptop (windows vista 32bit dual boot with windows 7 home premium 64bit)
     
  22. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 710   +183

  23. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 231   +75

    1 main PC - core i7, 2 SSDs , 12GB RAM 3 channel, 8 HHDs, GTX770 etc
    1 work PC
    1 old salvage parts PC for my parents which they use to check e-mail
    1 server
    1 nettop PC
    3 laptops
    2 android tablets
     
  24. CortyDK

    CortyDK TS Booster Posts: 74   +36

    4 computers.

    1 intel NUC with i3-3217Y used only for streaming purposes - conected to our tv.

    2 HP laptops with Intel i5-5200u for everyday use (my wife's and my own)

    1 Asus laptop with i7-2670QM used for videoediting and encoding/transcoding.
     
  25. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    Desktops: Two. Specs on profile page and a i5 760, GTX580 etc. Mine and my wife's
    Laptops: Two. Both Core i5's and both are nothing but white elephants.
    Tablets: One. Android Asus Nexus, used for about two weeks then forgotten about.
    Smartphones: About 5 or 6... I think. All are Samsung except for a sole Blackberry.
    I also have a complete, 'working' 1983 Apple Mac packed in a box and stored safely away in the garage. I think it's worth quite a bit that's I haven't chucked it away yet. (it was in working condition when I stored it away in 1990).
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2015

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