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Portreve wrote: ⤴
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:23 pm
For an 8mhz (clocked down to 7.8ish mhz) Motorola 68000-based Macintosh Plus.
Such a thing (however given...) stands around decoratively with me and it would appeal me to convert it as a small Ryzen/Vega Mint system.
Maybe with Tara?
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Mate) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD)
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Just bought a 2018 Intel NUC7 Pentium Mini PC NUC7PJYH1 for $180 US total. It is barebones but I have had others so already have an SSD', and of course Linux Mint. It has the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Processor. With $90 for 8GB RAM the total after tax and shipping was $270 US.
RAM is dual-channel DDR4-2400 (8GB max).
This has recent Iris graphics (late 2017) UHD graphics 605 embedded.
EDIT; One thing to consider is the cost of RAM. The more sophisticated cpu' have more expensive RAM and it is not interchangeable with the cheaper RAM from the celeron units.
Here is a link to a great video review.
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All my machines are 15.6 inch display laptops and all were purchased new for 200 to 400 U$D from Dell.
My latest machine has a 15.6" display, Intel i3 CPU (2GHz), Intel on CPU graphics, 4GB RAM, 1 TB HDD - $379 delivered to my front door. Bought is as a host for LM19 - I wanted to get a "modern" machine for my new OS... my other laptops are at least 4 years old! I am currently testing my new box with LM19C64 and, so far, everything seems to be working as expected.
Full time Linux Mint user since 2011 - Currently running LM17C64 on my production machines.
Currently testing LM19C64 - Lookin' good so far!
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I recently paid $335 for a refurbed Dell 7010 with an i7 3770 and 12GB of ram. This thing will last me for years..
My prior system was a C2Quad@2.33 w/8GB ram that I might have had $150 in, used that for 6 years.
I like buying older high end systems, lots of power on the cheap.
My good old PC:
Core2quad@2.33, 8GB Ram, Radeon HD 6850. 64GB SSD boot Drive, 750GB data dump drive, Mint/Cinnamon edition.
rui no onna
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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e i3-3227u (refurb) - $110 from ebay. Came with Windows 10 pre-installed. Originally planning on installing Windows 7 on it but after a week of using Windows 10, I figured I should prepare an exit strategy. Now I just need to figure out how to multiboot with btrfs subvolumes for testing various distros.