September 14, 2009 (tech,gadgets)
The joys of a fast machine
Capture I've been pretty happy with my Lenovo S10 Netbook, and furnished it with a 320GB hard drive and 2GB RAM.  It is great for travel, even though I tend to plug it into an external monitor wherever I can since 600 pixels is just not enough to work on spreadsheets (even though it works well for email…).  But at home in front of my 1920x1200 monitor, I missed the performance of a high-powered machine.  So I bought a desktop computer:


HP Pavilion Elite e9110t PC

  • 64-bit Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q8300 [2.5GHz, 4MB L2, 1333MHz FSB]
  • 8GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]
  • 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]
Needless to say, this quenched my need for speed.  Click through to see the full comparison between my two machines. DesktopvsNetbook