Bone stock Asus G50V - stupid Core Duo processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 512 MB nVidia 9800M graphics card. I've had it for three years now. Still going strong, although the GPU runs awfully not on graphic-intensive games. EVE was almost unplayable when the GPU would hit 105 celsius and down-clock itself, which reduced the frame rate to crap. I'm thinking I need to redo the thermal grease, a friend of mine is going to see if he can dig up his half-tube of Arctic Silver. I use it to run a Minecraft server.
I'd like an Asus G73 or G74 to replace it, eventually.
The missus runs a bone-stock Dell Studio 17 (not an XPS version) with a dual core whatever, 4 gigs of RAM and some flavor of integrated graphics that happens to run Minecraft (not all Intel integrated chipsets will do that). Her left monitor hinge has destroyed itself, her wireless card died and the battery is worthless, so she has it rigged up as a desktop.
We plan on building a budget desktop machine that will run a Minecraft Server.
I also happen to have a ten-year-old Dell Inspiron 4100 that will actually run Minecraft, if I dial back graphic options to the bare minimum. 576 megs of RAM (one of the RAM slots will cause a BSOD if I install a 512MB card for some reason, so I'm limited to a 512 and a 64), 1GHz processor, 32 meg video card, 20GB 5400 RPM hard drive that according to the SMART data file, is about ready to quit.
I use it as a casual internet surfer in our bedroom because... well, it still works, so why not? Might tinker with a barebones Linux setup for giggles. When I replace my G50, it will become the bedroom casual machine, relegating the 4100 to... iunno. Sitting somewhere.
edited 7th Jun '12 11:43:00 AM by pvtnum11
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.