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View Poll Results: What kind of computers do you currently own?
Mainframe / minicomputer 1 2.22%
Desktop / workstation 39 86.67%
Laptop / notebook 38 84.44%
Netbook 8 17.78%
Smartphone 34 75.56%
Tablet 21 46.67%
Phablet 1 2.22%
Interactive set-top box (e.g. Android, WebTV) 13 28.89%
Single-board computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi, Arduino) 3 6.67%
Other 6 13.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Which do you CURRENTLY own?

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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I have two desktop computers at home, one running Windows Vista, the other running Slackware Linux.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I own a 4core Sun T2000 Server as well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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3 laptops, 1 desktop (for now), 1 server, 2 smartphones. Mumbling about tablets/netbooks has been heard recently
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Six Desktops, three laptops, two smartphones, two dumbphones, one (will be three after xmas) tablet (for a family of six including four kids 13 and under).
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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Interesting, I looked up the term "minicomputer" to find out what one is considered in 2012:

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A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that evolved in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors. In a 1970 survey, the New York Times suggested a consensus definition of a minicomputer as a machine costing less than 25 000 USD, with an input-output device such as a teleprinter and at least 4K words of memory, that is capable of running programs in a higher level language, such as Fortran or Basic.[1] The class formed a distinct group with its own hardware architectures and operating systems.

When single-chip CPUs appeared, beginning with the Intel 4004 in 1971, the term "minicomputer" came to mean a machine that lies in the middle range of the computing spectrum, in between the smallest mainframe computers and the microcomputers. The term "minicomputer" is little used today; the contemporary term for this class of system is "midrange computer", such as the higher-end SPARC, POWER and Itanium-based systems from Oracle, IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
Minicomputer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So I guess we all own at least one minicomputer....

Right now I have 2 desktops, 2 laptops and one smartphone in use...
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Currently, I have 4 desktops (counting the two at work), 5 laptops (one is a pretty old Gateway from 1999), one tablet, and two smartphones (one is a Blackberry, does that count?) LOL

I also have about a gazillion "dumb phones" going all the way back to 2001.

Yes, I never throw anything away, ok?

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Currently, I have 4 desktops (counting the two at work), 5 laptops (one is a pretty old Gateway from 1999), one tablet, and two smartphones (one is a Blackberry, does that count?) LOL

I also have about a gazillion "dumb phones" going all the way back to 2001.

Yes, I never throw anything away, ok?

20yrsinBranson
So we can expect to see you on that TV show "Antiques Roadshow"??????
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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What I own is Apple and always have been. I was "forced" to use "windows' at work. Yuck!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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So we can expect to see you on that TV show "Antiques Roadshow"??????
LOL I get emotionally attached to my technology, what can I say. Although, I would love to use my Acer laptop for target practice it is such a piece of crap.

20yrsinBranson
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